Bailieborough News. June 4th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.


Human Rights Garden scoops Gold at Bloom:

Congratulations to Barry Kavanagh, Bailieborough, on winning a Gold medal for the Human Rights garden he designed for Trocaire at Bloom last weekend. Barry was delighted to win Gold and was grateful for the support of his family, friends and those who worked on the garden with him in the short time frame. Post show, the garden will be re-installed in a convent in Galway.


Bailieborough Walking Group:

 Wednesday, June 6th – Mullaghmeen Oldcastle.  Walk, 2 + hours (approx) Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.30pm. Meet at Millbrook, Oldcastle at 7.05pm. Walk commences at Mullaghmeen Forest at 7.15pm.

Wednesday, June 13th – Castle Lake, Bailieborough.

(E) Walk – 1 Hour (M) – 1 Hour 30 min.

Walks commences at the Castle Lake car park at 7.15pm.

All welcome.


Bailieborough Tidy Towns:
Bailieborough Tidy Towns request that all business, property and home owners would help out, by giving their property a face lift in preparation for the Tidy Towns Competition. The local ‘Clean Up’ continues on Tuesdays at 7pm.  All welcome.


Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 02-06-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 03, 13, 18, 19.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Gerry and Lisa Clarke; Bernice Tierney; Martin McGovern; Paul Gillick. Jackpot next week, €3,200.


Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

The Club’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday evening, June 21st. Nominations and motions in writing please, to Club Secretary, Eric McCullagh before Thursday, 7th June.


Bailieborough Heritage Society :

New members always welcome to the Heritage Society, please contact 0872244159 for further information.


Social Dancing:

Our Social Dance this month is on Saturday next, 9th of June. Music is by Dermot McConnell and Son. This group is relatively new on this scene and are getting great reviews. They went down so well on their last visit, we are glad to have them again. The dancing is from 10.00pm till 12.30, with supper served during the dance. All welcome.


St. Felim’s N.S., The Vale:

The Board of Management and the Parents Association are holding a ‘Sponsor A Tree’ Fundraiser for a new play surface. The cost is €50. Full details can be found on or by contacting, the School Office at 042 9665605, Catherine Cahill at 086 608 2663 or Helen Sheridan at 089 424 0969. We are reaching out to all parents, past pupils, businesses and community members to help us. Members of the Board of Management and the Parents Association will be available after Mass on the 9th and 10th of June to accept any completed forms.


Evening Spanish lessons for Adults:

 Join our 6 -week course if you want to learn Spanish in a friendly and relax setting. Lessons will be based on a day to day situations to help you while in Spain.

The courses are starting on Tuesday 19th of June in Bailieborough Business Centre. (Next to the Recycling Centre).

Lessons will be given by a Native Spanish Teacher.

Times: 7 – 8pm Beginners, and 8 -9pm Intermediate.

Price: € 60 for the 6 lessons or €12 per lesson.

For more information or to register please ring or msg:  Lydia on 087 7414735.


Bailieborough Gardening Club:

 Meeting on Monday, 11th June at 8pm in Fox’s Lounge. Speaker on the night will be Janet McGuigan, Stonewall, on ‘Plants for the Healing Garden’. She will explain which plants make us feel better, reduce stress, help us sleep and are easy to grow. Everyone welcome.



Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club’s ‘Family Funday’ will now take place on Sunday, 10th June in St. Anne’s Park, commencing at 2.00pm. There will be lots of activities for young and old and a few surprises along the way!! Admission is free, so come along and have a terrific afternoon’s entertainment.


Bailieborough Model School ‘Fun Run’:

A 5km ‘Fun Run/Walk/Crawl’ in aid of the Parent’s Association’s Fund to complete a Sensory Garden for the School will take place on Saturday next, June 9th.  The Run starts at 11.30am from the Model School. This is not a timed event and refreshments will be served afterwards. It is for the whole family to enjoy.
The price for registration is €5 Child, €10 Adult or €15 Family. All welcome.


Rhythmic Dance Twirlers:

The Bailieborough ‘Rhythmic Dance Twirlers’ are holding a ‘Fundraising Fashion Show’ in the Hotel Bailie on Friday, June 8th, commencing at 8.00pm. Live music will be provided by ‘Green Diesel’. Admission is €3 or €10 for a family ticket. All welcome.

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’:

‘Lend a Hand’ is for the elderly and vulnerable in the Bailieborough area. Just give us a call if you need a job done, or even just a chat. Phone Ann on 042 9694825.


‘Origami Demonstration’:

Cavan Youth Arts Lab invites all crafters to an Origami Demonstration by artist Anna West at the Library on Thursday, June 7th at 11am as part of local schools Exhibition Launch. All Welcome. Free event.


Blessing of the Graves:

The Blessing of the Graves will take place in Killann on Saturday, August 18th at 7.00pm, in Shercock on Sunday, August 19th after 11.30am Mass and in Bailieborough on Sunday, September 2nd at 12 noon.


Bailieborough Community School Class of 1988 Reunion

After 30 LONG YEARS it’s finally happening. We are going to attempt to reunite. Anyone from the Class of ’88 who went to Bailieborough Community School anytime between 1983-1988 are welcome. We are aiming to have the reunion in October somewhere in Bailieborough. Please contact the ‘BCS Class of 88 Facebook page’ for further information.


Bailieborough Craft Group:

A tour has been arranged to Wicklow town on Thursday, 14th June.  Open to non-members.  If interested and for further details, please contact Mary at 087-9750561 or any club member.


‘Job Club’:

Monaghan Integrated Development CLG in conjunction with DEASP are running a Job Club for unemployed people in the Bailieborough area, commencing Tuesday 5th June 2018 in the Beckscourt Centre, Beckscourt View, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan.  The Job Club runs for 3 weeks from 10am-1pm Mondays to Thursdays and includes Job Searching, C.V. preparation, Cover Letter Writing, Interview Techniques and Mock Interview. Anyone interested in taking part can contact Linda on 042-9748090/086-8105058 or email to


Church of Ireland Services for June:

Sunday 10th June:

Bailieborough 10:45am – Morning Prayer and Sunday Club, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Holy Communion.

Sunday 17th June:

Bailieborough 10:45am – Morning Prayer and Sunday Club, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – All-Age Service.

Sunday 24th June:

Bailieborough 10:45am – All-Age Service, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer.


Bailieborough Business Centre:

Safe Pass’ takes place on Saturday next, June 9th from 8am -4pm, lunch included €100 at Bailieborough Business Centre. Please call 042-96 94 716 for further information.

Food Safety Training HACCP at Bailieborough Business Centre. One-day Course – Cost €60. This course is a must for anybody in the food preparation and provision business, places are limited to 10 participants. Call 042-969-4716 to reserve a space.

Computers for Beginners – learn a new skill over the Summer. The course will introduce you to email, social media, on line transactions, and many more ways to make your life easier with the internet. Call 042-969-4716 – Classes are free of charge.

Classes for the Autumn Schedule at Bailieborough Business Centre. Call to let us know what you are interested in doing and we will register your interest with the ETB. Please call 042-969-4716 for further information.


Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival:

Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival will be taking place from Friday, 20th of July until Sunday, 22nd of July. If anyone has any ideas for this year’s Festival, you can email us at

It’s only 7 weeks to the Festival. We will be calling around this week to local businesses to finalise the Midsummer Festival Brochure. Anyone that’s interested in putting in an ad can email us on

Also, Calling all crafters! We are looking for unique and high quality makers for the Midsummer Festival. If you are a local business and would like to have a promotional stall please contact:
Caroline 087-176-2628 or email: to request an application form.


Well Done: Under 16 Girls Are County Champions.

Huge Congrats to the Bailieborough Shamrocks Under 16 Girls Team who won their League Final on Saturday evening last in Kilnaleck. Well done to all the players and their management team. Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club are so proud of you all.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for June, July and August 2018:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–June 10th (Sunday, 12.30pm), June 23rd (Saturday 1.30pm), July 7th (Saturday, 1.30pm), July 15th (Sunday, 12.30pm), August 11th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and August 19th (Sunday 12.30pm).


Bailieborough Library:

Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

Beginner Conversational Irish Class for Adults who would like to learn the basics.

Bailieborough Library Parent, Baby and Toddler Group has proven to be a vital life line for all stay-at-home parents who may be new to the area and wish to get out of the house and make new friends. There is a huge range of toys for children to play with, while parents can enjoy a cup of tea and chat.

The group meets at the Library Arts space every Wednesday at 10.30am-12pm. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events.

Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 4th June 2018

Monday hurling;

We in this club have spent many, many years advocating for a designated day for hurling activity, which does not clash with other GAA activity, to give all local boys the chance to play both major codes of the Association. After many false dawns we have now reached a point where we now get to get a regular and meaningful schedule of games for our players. With the assistance of Cavan County board and other County Boards we have now, finally, settled on a day which is suitable for all hurling clubs in a number of counties. That day is Monday. Most of our fixtures for our grades from U11/13/15/17 are scheduled for this day and when not playing fixtures we also train on this day. Should we reach a semi-final or final, we may train on a different day in preparation for same.

We respectfully ask our catchment football clubs, of which we have a minimum of nine GFC clubs with players in our ranks, to please leave Monday free for our hurlers to be given the best opportunity to both prepare and play our national game. There are no football fixtures fixed for Monday by the Youth Board in Cavan and no challenge games should be scheduled either. After many years we now have built a platform from where local hurling can develop and it is now, and with the significant cooperation of our GFC clubs, that we can continue to grow. A lot of our catchment clubs have kept Monday free but some, unfortunately, have not, thus putting pressure on players to have to make a choice when they should not be put into this position in the first place. The dual GAA star can thrive in the right environment and we have created that environment, all we ask is that players be given the opportunity. Please keep Monday free for hurling. The payback will be enormous for both codes. Hurling and football can work side by side for the benefit of all. If your players would like some more GAA other than football, then please send them to us on Monday. A huge amount of our local GFC players have hurled up to U10 with us in the past. Let them help us all to a bright future.

Under 7/9/11;

Training Monday in Killann 6.45-8pm. A couple of blitzes in the pipeline coming up soon.

Under 13;

The lads had another impressive win in the Monaghan League on Monday last when they came away from Carrick with a hard earned win. They now play the second round of the Tain League on Monday at Breffni 3G, v Lisbellaw, at 7.30 and then begin final preparations for Feile.


Final preparation begin for National Feile na nGael as we head to the shadow of Ben Bulben in Sligo this coming Friday. It, once again, promises to be another great weekend of hurling making new friends and having the great experience that is National Feile. Best of luck to all our significant travelling party of family and friends and supporters and to our team who once again will represent Cavan hurling with pride. Best of luck to management team of Kathryn and Pat. Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook for all updates from Sligo.

Under 15;

This competition now takes a break till after the exams.

Under 17;

Monaghan fixtures will have to be refixed due to the imminent Leaving Cert.

State Exams;

The very best wishes to all our players who sit the Junior and Leaving Certificate exams this coming week.

The week ahead;

Friday; Feile Sligo

Saturday; Feile Sligo

Sunday; Feile Sligo then home.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13; Colin Higgins 087 276 9086.

U14/15; Pat O’Flaherty 087 450 1524.

U14/15/17; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.


Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre

are now taking bookings for their Outdoor Adventure Summer Camps, Summer Forest Schools and Adults Learn to Kayak sessions. Contact Philomena on 049 5552988 or email for more details on dates and cost. Book early to avoid disappointment.


Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd:

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information, contact: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447 or Edel Fox 086 1004030.



 Co. Cavan Citizens Information Outreach Service in Bailieboro (The Library) on Tuesdays, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This is a weekly service.  Any enquiries 076 1075200.


Alcoholics Anonymous:

Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.