Bailieborough News. March 12th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade:

The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the town will take place on Saturday next, 17th March. The Parade will commence at 2.30pm. This year there will be €1,500 in prizes, prizes for best club, comedy, business, and window display. In an effort to invigorate the parade in our town, we are looking for more help and ideas from you all, we are proposing a special category for clubs in the area with a prize of €500 for best club float or pageant. We’d really appreciate all businesses big or small to put in a float (all entered free). Any ideas please get in touch with any committee member. Also we will need stewards to help on the day for a few hours. Please contact 0868222155 or 0862836157 or any committee member for more information. Floats will have free entry. All help and ideas welcome.



Confirmation took place in St. Anne’s on Sunday last, March 11th. Monsignor Liam Kelly, Vicar General of Kilmore Diocese, administered Confirmation to the children from the local schools on a mild, bright Sunday afternoon.


Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 06-03-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 15, 16, 18, 20.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Carmel O’Callaghan, Nolagh; Lorraine O’Halloran; Paul and Wendy Heerey, Corner Manor; Conor O’Reilly. Jackpot next week, €1,900.

Lotto results for 10-03-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 01, 08, 11, 13.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Sean Kelleher; Mark McCabe, c/o Florrie; Ciaran Guckian; Michelle Clarke. Jackpot next week, €2,000.


Knockbride Variety Show:

Knockbride Variety Show are hosting their 10th Annual Variety Show on Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of March. The show is on in Tunnyduff Hall in Knockbride, it’s pay at the door, adults are €10 and children under 12 is €5.
Doors open each night at 8pm and the show will commence at 8.30pm sharp. A fun filled night of Comedy, Song, Music and Dance and as this is our 10th year, a great night’s entertainment is guaranteed. All welcome.


Reconciliation Service for Easter:

A ‘Reconciliation Service for Easter’ will take place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Sunday, March 25th (Passion Sunday) at 7.00pm. Confessions will be heard by the Priests of the Pastoral Area as part of a Scripture Service. Confessions will also take place in St. Anne’s, Bailieborough on Holy Saturday, March 31st from 12 noon to 3.00pm.


Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

Reduce waste and keep Cavan tidy by investing in a reusable blue coffee cup with Cavan logo. Ideal for coffee lovers and Cavan fans. This cup is for sale in Daybreak on Barrack Street. All proceeds go towards the local Tidy Towns.


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to nephew Tony, niece-in-law Margaret, grandnephew, grandnieces, cousins and friends on the death of Monica M. Carolan (28 Cloverhill, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and formerly 11 Hillside, Monaghan) who passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 4th, in the excellent care of the staff of Fairlawns Nursing Home, Bailieborough, in her 97th year. Monica’s Funeral Mass took place on Friday, March 9th in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough followed by burial in St. Anne’s Cemetery.


The Open Door Sessions:

This month’s ‘Open Door Sessions’ will take place on Friday, March 16th, Downstairs at Nixy’s, The Square Bar, commencing at 9.00pm. This month’s arts and music gathering features Sharon Argue (Trad)

Sam Geraghty (Singer/Songwriter), Dave Hynes (Comedy/Poetry) and Pine the Pilcrow (Indie/folk Band). We’re sure to be in for a great night’s entertainment. All welcome.


Photographic Exhibition:

‘An Essence of Presence’ a photographic exhibition by Suella Holland, depicting Forsaken Ireland, now open at the Library until the end of May. All welcome.


‘Honda Run’:

A motorcycle run will take place on Sunday next, March 18th in aid of raising funds for ‘The Family Comfort Room’ in St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. This run is in memory of the late, Niamh Crosby, Curkish, Bailieborough. Registration will take place from 10.00am to 12 noon, with a 12.15pm start at Enagh House (located approx. 2kms from Virginia on the Virginia—Bailieborough Road). The run distance is 55miles and the entry fee is €20. All bikes are welcome and light refreshments will be served before and after. For further information, please contact: Peter at 087 0910 345 or Brendan, 087 225 8944. Supported by Kangleys 32 County Honda Challenge Club.


Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

Sunday Services: Sunday 18 March

Mullagh 9:30am – All-Age Service.

Shercock 9:30am – Morning Prayer.

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

Knockbride 12noon – All-Age Service.


Monday 19 March: Messy Church – 2-4pm in Bailieborough Hall.

Thursday 22 March: Bailieborough General Easter Vestry 8:30pm in the Hall.

Friday 23 March: FOCUS Youth Group 8:30-10pm – Trinity Hall.

Saturday 24 March: ‘Through The Roof’ – Knockbride Church 2pm.

Sunday 25 March

Mullagh 9:30am – Morning Prayer.

Shercock 9:30am – All-Age Service.

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

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer.

Friday 30 March – Good Friday

Shercock, 7pm.

Knockbride, 8:30pm.

Sunday 1 April – Easter Sunday

Mullagh 7am – Sunrise Service.

Bailieborough 10:45am – Holy Communion.

Badminton takes place in Bailieborough Hall on Monday evenings; 7-8pm for primary students, 8-9pm for secondary students. All welcome.

Bailieborough Historical Society:

The Bailieborough Historical Society is planning an exhibition of artefacts manufactured in and related to Bailieborough’s industrial past. This will take place during Heritage Week in August. If you have anything that you would like to exhibit, please contact either, Pat Fitzpatrick at 086 0635 856 or Leslie McKeague at 086 2588 488.


Adult Irish Ceilí Dance classes:

A new term of Ceilí dance classes will begin on Wednesday, 14th of March, at 8:45pm in Tierworker Hall. All new-comers welcome. For more information please contact Aishling Fox on (087) 9699235.


Moybologue Historical Society:

Dr. Gary Pennington, Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Canada is undertaking an ambitious research project called ‘Childhood Memories’. For several years they have been collecting stories from people around the world about their play experiences as children. The goal is to compile a broad database of information about children’s play that will be useful to people in many fields. Plans are to make the results of the study available in book form and on the internet. It is an ambitious effort to chronicle the play of youth over many generations and in different cultures.

While they have thousands of stories from people around the world, as yet they have very few from Ireland. To enhance their work, they would like to have many stories of childhood from the Emerald Isle, particularly from our seniors. They invite the Irish public to participate in the project. In addition to contributing to the study they believe that there are significant personal benefits to people who participate. They encourage respondents to make a copy of their completed form as part of a family history record. They have also found that once people have written their stories that small gatherings to share experiences are very rewarding.

Gary Pennington is from Canada with Mulligan Irish ancestors on his late mother’s side. One of his ancestors is buried in Moybologue Old Graveyard and he has attended several blessings of the graves ceremonies in recent years.

Further Information on ‘Childhood Memories’ can be found at or by contacting Gary Pennington directly at


Stations of the Cross:

The Stations of the Cross will take place during Lent immediately after the 7.00pm Mass on Friday, 16th March and 23rd March.



Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Hotel Bailie at 8.00pm. New members are always most welcome.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for March, April and May 2018:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–March 18th, (Sunday, 12.30pm), April 7th (Saturday, 1.30pm), April 22nd (Sunday, 1.00pm), May 5th (Saturday 1.30pm) and May 20th (Sunday, 12.30pm).


Bailieborough Community Bowls:

Bailieborough Community Bowls continues every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members most welcome with free tuition for beginners.


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 12th March 2018

Saint Patricks Day Parades; This year, for the very first time, we will partake in two parades, in Bailieborough, and for the first time, in Kingscourt. We hope as many of our young hurlers will participate, in one or both parades, especially our younger generation. The float is under construction in a secret location. All will be revealed on St. Patricks Day.

Confirmation; Confirmation season is with us again and we wish all our hurlers being confirmed and their families a great day.

Monday hurling; Most hurling fixtures for 2018, be that Ulster GAA, Monaghan and Cavan GAA will be scheduled for Mondays. Nine counties are beginning to use Monday as their hurling fixtures day this year which is a big step forward for hurling development. We expect all our players ages from U11 upwards to be available to us going forward. There will be no Gaelic football fixtures on Monday, as like last year, so we hope many more Gaels who have not had the opportunity to play hurling will now take this chance as there should be no reason not to as Monday will be free from other GAA activity. The dual GAA star is still out there, join us.

Under 6/8/10; Training indoors away from the elements continues in Kingscourt on Thursday and Bailieborough on Friday. Registration this Thursday 15th March in Kingscourt and Friday16th March in Bailieborough. €15 per player or €25 per family. We hope all our player families register with us.


Kingscourt group indoor hurling on Thursday.

Bailieborough group U6/8 indoor hurling on Friday.

Bailieborough group U10 indoor hurling on Friday.

Under 12/13; Outdoor training will return on Monday 26th March. This will also act as registration day for all our older players from U11 upwards.

Under 15; Outdoor training starts 26th March.

Under 17; Cavan Celtic challenge squad training Monday in Breffni Park 6.45 with the competition beginning in early May.

The week ahead;

Thursday; Kingscourt indoors in the Community Centre U6/8/10 6.45-7.45. €3 each. Friday; Bailieborough indoors at the BCS sports hall U6/8 6-7. U10 7-8. €3 each.


Tanagh Outdoor Centre Easter Camps:

Tanagh’s Kayak Skills Camp 26th-28th March, 10am-2pm daily, suitable for those aged 9-16yrs.

Tanagh’s Forest School 4th-6th April, 10am-2pm daily, suitable for those aged 6-11yrs.

Exciting new mountain bike programme starting at Tanagh ‘Gearing up off road’ . Limited spaces. Gearing up off road Taster session, 4th April, 9.30am-1.30pm, and Tanagh’s Gearing up off road certified programme, 5th+6th April, 9.30am-2.30pm, suitable for those aged 12-16yrs

Book early to avoid disappointment on all these courses. Limited spaces available. Contact Philomena on 049 5552988.

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.