Bailieborough News. March 26th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.

Opening of Bailieborough Shamrocks New Astro Turf Pitch and Club Rooms:

On Saturday evening last, the Bailieborough Shamrocks celebrated the Official Opening of their Astro Turf Facility and Dressing Rooms. The GAA’s outgoing President and Cavan Native Aogán Ó Fearghaíl officially opened the brand new facilities. Fr. Michael Router P.P., Councillor Paddy McDonald, Cathaoirleach, Cavan County Council and Chairperson of Bailieborough Shamrocks, Senator Joe O’Reilly and local T.D., Niamh Smyth along with a large crowd of local well-wishers and club members were in attendance at this momentous event. The Club wishes to thank everyone who attended and to thank all their Sponsors, players, supporters, mentors and Club members, without whose support this would not have been possible.


Easter and Holy Week Ceremonies at St. Annes:

Holy Thursday, March 29thChrism Mass in the Cathedral of St. Patrick and St. Felim, Cavan at 11.30am. Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.00pm in St. Annes.

Good Friday, March 30th: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00pm. Prayer around the Cross at 8.00pm.

Easter Vigil: Holy Saturday at 9.00pm. Confessions will also take place in St. Anne’s on Holy Saturday from 12 noon to 3.00pm.

Easter Sunday: Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection at 10.00am.


Honda Motorcycle RUN:

This Run is in aid of raising funds for ‘The Family Comfort Room’ in St. James’s Hospital, Dublin and is in memory of the late, Niamh Crosby, Curkish, Bailieborough. The Run will take place on Sunday next, the 1st of April. 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 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.


Bailieborough Shamrocks Camogie Club and Ladies Football Club:

The Bailieborough Shamrock’s Camogie Club and Ladies Football Club’s Annual Easter Cake Sale will take place on Easter Sunday in the Community Centre following 10.00am Mass. Please support them by buying, cakes, books, dvds, or just come along for a chat and a cup of tea. If you would like to bake cakes for the Sale, please drop them into the Hall before Mass. The Camogie Club Mascot, ‘The Bailie Bunny’ might also be making a ‘Guest Appearance’!! All welcome.


Bailieborough Social Day Centre:

Easter get-together will take place in the Community Centre on Wednesday, March 28th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Thanks to all who supported the Christmas Day Swim and Raffle—the proceeds of which amounted to €2,135.  All members and new members always very 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.


Lough Derg ‘One Day Retreat’:

A Lough Derg ‘One Day Retreat’ will take place on Sunday, May 6th –organised by the St. Vincent DePaul Society. A bus will be leaving the Community Centre at 7.30am. To book a seat, please contact John at 086 055 4578 or Pat at 086 063 5856.


Computers for Beginners:

Computers for beginners afternoons or evenings Bailieborough Business Centre 042- 96 94 716.


Bailieborough and Knockbride Church of Ireland:

On Friday, 30th March there will be a Good Friday service in Knockbride Church at 8:30pm.  On Easter Sunday there will be an Easter service in Bailieborough Church at 10:45am.  All welcome.

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.


Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 17-03-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 01, 03, 04, 07.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; John Rooney; Amanda Kelly; Ashling Farrell; Síog Leddy. Jackpot next week, €2,100.

Lotto results for 24-03-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 04, 05, 19, 21.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Mary McDonald; Kathleen Cooney; Kitty Rogers; Amanda and Olga Smyth. Jackpot next week, €2,200.


Easter Cake Sale:

Ballinamoney Parents Association are holding an Easter Cake Sale on Easter Sunday, after 10am Mass, in St. Mary’s Hall, Tierworker.

Lots of tasty treats on offer. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Adult Irish Ceilí Dance classes:

A new term of Ceilí dance classes has commenced on Wednesdays at 8:45pm in Tierworker Hall. All new-comers welcome. For more information please contact Aishling Fox on (087) 9699235.


Killann Parish Pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families:

This year’s Killann Parish Pilgrimage will be to the World Meeting of Families in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin on Thursday, August 23rd. Other parishes from the Diocese will be travelling to the event along with Bishop Leo O’Reilly on that day. A bus will be travelling to the RDS from Bailieborough and further details will be announced later. If, however you would like to book a place on the bus, please contact the Parish Office on Mondays and Thursdays from 10am to 3.30pm, Tuesdays from 12pm to 1.30pm and Fridays from 2pm to 6pm. Everyone going that day will also have to register online at If you have difficulty doing this, please tell the Parish secretary and they will provide you with assistance. At present, tickets for the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on August 26th are dependent on registering for the World Meeting of Families during the previous week. It is hoped to organise a bus from Bailieborough on that day too.



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 April, May, June, July and August 2018:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–April 7th (Saturday, 1.30pm), April 22nd (Sunday, 1.00pm), May 5th (Saturday 1.30pm), May 20th (Sunday, 12.30pm), 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 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 26th March 2018

Monday hurling; U11/13/15/17. 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; Our lads now enjoying the Easter break. We will now start to organise some games locally. Thanks to all who registered so far. It will continue until all are registered. You must be registered to be insured to play hurling.

Under 12/13; Outdoor training will return on Monday 26th March in Kingscourt 7-8pm. This will also act as registration day for all our older players from U11 upwards.

Cavan GAA Academy training Monday 10.30-12pm.

Under 15; Training with Cavan Academy squad Monday 10.30-12pm. Club training next Monday.

Under 17; Cavan Celtic challenge squad training Monday in Breffni Park 7pm with the competition beginning in early May.

The week ahead;

Monday; Cavan Academy U13/15 training Breffni 3G, 10.30-12pm.

Cavan Celtic Challenge U17 squad training, Breffni Park 3G 70pm.

U13 club training 7-8pm in Kingscourt Stars


Nobody’s Talking To Me’:

The Latin School Players wish to present their play “Nobody’s Talking To Me” by Tommy Marren in the Latin School, Moyne Community Centre on  Friday 6th April, Saturday 7th April and Sunday 8th April. Tickets can be purchased in Moyne Cross Stores, Corrigans, Lynches of Arva and McSeains of Cornafean.
Tickets cost €10.
For those living outside the area who wish to purchase a ticket you can ring on 086-6038190 or 086-6059069 between 6pm-9pm only.
This is a hilarious comedy suitable for both young and old. As per other productions the play starts at 8.30pm sharp.


Tanagh Outdoor Centre Easter Camps:

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.


CITIZENS INFORMATION: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.