Bailieborough News. May 15th 2023 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Dhuish Group Water Scheme: Dhuish GWS are flushing the lines over a two week period starting from Monday, May 22nd.  Any queries, please contact 087 6293035.

Congratulations: Congratulations to the children from St. Annes National School, who made their First Holy Communion in St. Annes Chapel on Saturday last.

Rhythmic Dance Twirlers – RDT: Bailieborough Beginner Classes

RDT are ready open our doors to the next generation of twirlers in Bailieborough

Starting on Wednesday, May 17th  of May at the Courthouse, Lr. Main Street from

 4-5pm.  Cost: €10.

Boys and girls from age 4 are welcome. We continue classes during the summer too! So now is a great time to join up and keep the kids busy this summer.

Bailieborough Social Day Centre: Afternoon Tea will take place in the Bailie Hotel for members of the Social Day Centre on Wednesday, May 24th at 3.00pm. 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: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

May—Month of the Holy Rosary: The Rosary will be recited at the Grotto on the Virginia Road—or in the Church, if raining—for the month of May, at 7.30pm. No Rosary on Saturdays. Please come and join in prayers for peace in the World, for all the sick, for vocations and your own intentions. Everyone welcome.

Bailieborough Walking Group:

Wednesday, May 17th: Lough an Leagh: (M) Walk, 1.5 hrs (Approx). Leaving Tesco carpark at 7.00pm. Walk commences at the Picnic Area at Lough an Leagh at 7.15pm.

Wednesday, May 24th : Dun A Ri, Forest Park, Kingscourt: (M) Walk 1.5hrs, (E) Walk, 1hr. Leaving Tesco Carpark at 6.50pm.  Walk commences at 7.15pm  at the Cabra School entrance to Dun A Ri on the Kingscourt / Shercock Road. All Welcome.

Blessing of the Graves, 2023: The Blessing of the Graves will take place in St. Annes Cemetery, Bailieborough on Sunday, September 3rd at 12 noon.

The Blessing of the Graves will take place in Killann Old Cemetery on Saturday, August 19th at 7.00pm and the Blessing of the Graves will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Shercock on Sunday, August 20th, immediately after 11.30am, Mass.

Link Credit Union: Step—Up Grants now open: Have you a child moving from 6th class to first year in secondary school this September? Link Credit Union have opened their ‘Step—Up Grant’ competition, where ten students can win €200 towards their education costs. Closing date is June 16th. Application forms are available in any of the Credit Union’s offices or on their website:

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sons Michael and Anthony, daughters Anna and Katie, son-in-law Brian, grandchildren Courtney and Riley, sisters Mary O’Brien, Eileen Ryan, Philomena Byrne and Bernadette Robinson, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends on the death of Patrick (Pat) McFadden, Bexcourt View, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away on Monday, 8th  May 2023, suddenly at his residence. Pat was predeceased by his wife Mary.

Pat’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Saturday, May 13th and afterwards, Pat’s remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery.  

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Can you please support us in our Tesco’s Blue Token campaign to help in our work in the Old Church of Ireland Graveyard?

Bailieborough Craft Group: Our Craft Group takes place every Friday morning in the Library.  Looking forward to seeing all the ladies! New members are very welcome – we would love to see you!

Drop in anytime between 10.30am and 12.30pm in the Library.

Bailieborough Creative Hub: Cruinniu na nOg 2023…

FREE “Relax your Brain and Create” Workshop for children ages 9+..

In Bailieborough Library on Saturday June 10th from 10.30- 1pm.

To register please email:

All children must be registered! Spaces are limited!

For more information go to…/relax-your…/

Bailieborough Library: ‘The Corleck Head and Other Aspects of East Cavan’s Ancient Past’ a lecture by Jonathan Smyth will take place here on Thursday evening May 25th  at 7pm as part of our Bealtaine celebrations.

We are delighted to welcome our colleague Jonathan. He is the author of ‘Gentleman and Scholar: Thomas James Barron, 1903 – 1992’; a member of Cumann Seanchais Breifne, and a regular contributor to The Anglo-Celt.

All are welcome and admission is FREE!!

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the first Thursday of each month starting on Thursday June 1st 2023 from 2pm-4.30pm. No appointment is necessary.

Book Club: In May, the Bailieborough Library Reading Group will be reading ‘The Paris Apartment’ by Lucy Foley. New members are always welcome and copies of the book are available in the Library! The next meeting of the Book Club is on Tuesday, May 30th at 6.30pm.

FREE study space and WIFI available here for all who are in the middle of studying. Other services for students include printing, photocopying, local history/history resources, reference books, public PCs, staff advice, comfortable warm spaces. All are welcome!

Bailieborough Celtic A.F.C: Bailieboro Celtic is looking for Coaches and Helpers to assist with the running of our Summer Academy, for U10 and U8 Boys and Girls. The club will assist with Garda vetting and child safe guarding course. Please contact us via our FB page if interested.

Training for the Under 9’s has resumed at the Vale Grounds on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 pm. With a large turnout each week, the Club would really encourage and appreciate parents getting involved.

St. Vincent De Paul: To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Lough an Leagh ‘Moonwalk’: The Lough an Leagh ‘Moonwalk’ 2023 will take place on Lough an Leagh on Saturday, June 3rd, commencing at 8.15pm, from the Picnic Area on Lough an Leagh. All proceeds go to local Cancer Charities. Entry fee is €10 and refreshments will be served afterwards. All welcome.

Indoor Bowls: Indoor Bowls take place in the Community Centre, Chapel Road every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm. New members most welcome.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.:   Please remember that the Shamrocks Bingo takes place in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online every Tuesday at 8.00pm. Great prizes to be won!

Walk, Jog or Run:  Run, Walk or Jog is back for the lovely bright evenings at 8pm at the Chapel car park, Lakeshore, Bailieborough on every Monday and Wednesday. It’s a fun, free activity, all newcomers welcome.  Other activities will be added as the weeks go on, like open water swimming, cycling and kayaking. All welcome. 

Taekwondo and Self Defence Classes: Adults and over 16’s Classes take place every Friday evening from 8.00pm in St. Anne’s Community Centre, Chapel Rd., Bailieborough. For further information, please contact 085 127 1979.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club –

Club contacts;

7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.