Bailieborough News. March 2nd , 2017

Bailieborough News. March  2nd , 2017 Matthew J. Cullen

Adult Learners Week

Adult Learners Week is running from March 6th – 10th. There will be activities all over the County. Bailieborough Business Centre will be hosting some one-off classes on behalf of CMETB and Aontas. These include: ‘Get the best from your smartphone’, ‘Understanding Tax Credits’, ‘Paediatric First Aid’, ‘Creating Photobooks’, Planting, Pruning and Maintaining Trees. For dates and time call 042-969-4716.



We are holding a ‘Round Table Quiz’ on Friday next, 3rd March at 9pm in Fox’s, Main Street.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Fianna Fáil

The AGM of West Knockbride Fianna Fail Cumann will take place in the Community Centre, Tunnyduff on Thursday next, 2nd March 2017 at 9.00pm.  Public Representatives will be in attendance.  New Member’s welcome.


Bailieborough Men’s Shed

Bailieborough Men’s Shed would like to invite new participants to the recently formed group at the Bexcourt Centre. If interested please phone 0429694825 for further details.


Deepest Sympathy

Deepest Sympathy is extended to Sue Sheanon and family, Virginia Road on the recent death of her sister, Bernadette Green, New York.

Deepest Sympathy is extended to Margaret Brady, Kells Road on the recent death of her sister, Alice Nulty, Meathhill.

Deepest Sympathy is extended to Sue McCormack, Anne Street on the recent death of her sister, Anna Browne (nee McCormack) and late of Corravilla.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Friday, March 17th in Bailieborough will commence at 2.00pm—starting at the Community School on the Virginia Road. There are prizes for the best Float, best Comedy Float and there are also prizes for the Best Dressed Window display. So come along and celebrate our National Holiday and enjoy the parade.


Bailieborough Model School

The Model School, Bailieborough is now open for enrolment for Junior Infants starting in September 2017. For an information pack and enrolment form, please contact: or phone the office on 042-9665689.


The Women’s World Day of Prayer Service

The Women’s World Day of Prayer Service will take place this year in the Church of Ireland Parish Church in Bailieborough on Friday, March 3rd commencing at 8.00pm. All are welcome (not just women!)!


Lakelands Arch Club

WE ARE BACK. Wednesday, March 1st, with plenty of activities for St Patricks Day, from 7-9pm in Bailieborough Development Association, Shercock Road.
Come along and join in the fun and start your St Patrick’s Day celebrations early with us.
Hoping to see all members and new ones always welcome.



Mybologue Historical Society

Mybologue Historical Society Committee Meeting on Saturday next, 4th March at 11am, in St. Mary’s Hall, Tierworker. All committee members requested to attend.


School Enrolment

Enrolments are now being taken for St. Brigid’s N.S. Tunnyduff for September 2017. Please telephone the school at 042 9660368 for an enrolment pack.


Holy Hour

The monthly ‘Holy Hour’—hosted by Direction for Our Times will take place on Thursday evening, March 2nd in St Anne’s Church, beginning at 8 p.m. This will be followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation. All are welcome.



‘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.


Knockbride Parish Bazzar

Knockbride Bazaar takes place in Tunnyduff Hall on Friday, 3rd March at 9 p.m. Great selection of prizes. Everyone welcome.



Join us on Mondays and Wednesdays to run, walk, jog or crawl at Bailieborough Community Centre at 8pm.  Enjoy tea, biscuits and fruit afterwards.  All welcome.


Bailieborough Social Day Group

The next get-together of the Bailieborough Social Day Group will take place, today, Wednesday March 1st from 2.30pm to 4.30pm in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, for all members and new members are always most welcome.


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


Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 25/02/17. 

Numbers Drawn; 8, 10, 19, 22.  No Jackpot Winner. Luck Dip (€25) Winners, Aaron Gaffney, Doohallat; Joe & Loretta Gargan, Tierworker; John Delaney, Woodview; Gerard Murray, c/o Brian, Barrack St. Jackpot next week, €1,900.


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.



If you would like to help out and keep your road, estate or street litter free, please contact Bernie 086 1608842, Seamus 086 2836157 or Kevin in Bailie Stores. All those who are already picking up litter on their road, please contact us as well. Thanking you for help in keeping Bailieborough tidy.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for March and April 2017

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–March 18th (Saturday, 1.30pm), March 26th (Sunday, 12.30pm), April 8th (Saturday, 1.30pm), Saturday, April 15th (Easter Vigil, 9.00pm) and April 30th (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.

Ipads with Social Media for Beginners –   Wednesday afternoons 2.15pm-4pm. This course will help those wanting to get to grips with Social Media using IPADs.  (IPADS are provided). Contact:042 9665779 or


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.

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Services: Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in The Library, Market Square, Bailieborough on Tuesdays from 1.00pm – 2.30pm, providing Information, Advice and Advocacy supports to everyone on Social welfare, employment, Pensions, Health, Tax etc.  No appointment necessary.




East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 27th February 2017

Under 6/8/10;

Training indoors continues each week in Kingscourt and Bailieborough. Groups now working well with those making the move up to U10 now settled into their new group. We hope to travel to Carrick this coming Saturday to the Phoenix Centre 4-5pm with as many U8/10s that want to travel.

Under 12/14/16/18;

  • Under 14 blitz on 3G at Breffni Park for 3 weeks begins this week 29th February.
  • Under 12 Spring League begins next Saturday March 4th.
  • Feilé na nGael will take place this year in Kilkenny/Carlow on 16th, 17th and 18th June. We aim to qualify and represent Cavan hurling again this year. Meeting of parents will take place shortly.
  • Celtic Challenge, intercounty U17 competition again this this year in May. A competitive group with Meath/Cavan/Louth/Monaghan/Longford and Leitrim. We aim to have even more of our boys on this panel this year.
  • Well done to all our U12/14s who trained with their county squads on Friday last in Breffni. The road to Senior Intercounty Hurling starts here!


Hurling training times and venues;

Kingscourt group; Under 6/8/10;

Thursday 6.45-7.45pm for U6/8 and 6.45-8.15 for U10 in the Community Centre. €3 each and bring water bottle.

Bailieborough group U6/8/10;

Friday at the Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall. U6/8 from 6-7. Under 10 from 7-8pm. €3 each and bring the water bottle.

Under 12/14/16/18;

Under 12 league starts this Saturday.

Under 14s will train on astro at the Vale 3.45-5pm.

Under 16/18s will begin training when the minor football league is over.

For all info on these age groups then please contact Kathryn 087 244 1371.


Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre will be running a Kayak Skills Camp on the 10th-12th April from 10am-2pm daily for 9-16 year olds and a Forest School Camp Craft on the 19th-21st April from 10am-2pm daily for 6-12 year olds. Camps are run by highly qualified and experienced instructors. Contact Philomena on 049 5552988 to book your place.


Ballyjamesduff Musical Society: Present ‘Hall of Fame Frolics’–on

Wednesday 1st /Thursday 2nd/Friday 3rd / Thursday 9th/Friday 10th/ Saturday 11th March plus matinee on Sunday 5th March.

Booking office will open on Monday 20th February.

E-mail: bjdmusicalsociety@gmail.comBooking Office 049 855 1000.


Fíor Ceili: Fíor Céili practice takes place in the Killinkere GAA Centre every Wednesday at 8.30pm. All welcome.


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.


Alcoholics Anonymous

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


If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: or call 042 9666200.