Bailieborough News. May 4th 2017

Bailieborough News. May 4th  2017 Matthew J. Cullen.


‘Cycle Against Suicide’

Well done to all in Bailieborough who welcomed with open arms the 300 plus cyclists in this year’s Cycle Against Suicide on Thursday last. To the businesses and communities who came together and went ORANGE in support of this worthy cause- WELL DONE. An uplifting event and we all came together to make it a memorable one. Congratulations to all the cyclists, the officials and their support units and most importantly our local school who made it all possible – Bailieborough Community School and also to the many, many people who lined Main St and gave such great encouragement to the cyclists. Your support was very much appreciated.

Also well done to the members of the Higgins family from Grousehall who completed the Castlebar to Galway stage of the cycle on Sunday last.


Bailieborough Leisure Centre

The Annual General Meeting for Bailieborough Leisure Centre takes place on Monday 15th May at 8.30pm in the Bailie Hotel. All nominations should be left in the Leisure Centre for the attention of Paul McFadden, Chairman before May 12th.



The Bailieborough Church Area Finance Committee has been advised by the architect that St. Annes Church will have to close during the summer for three to four weeks from Monday, June 26th.  This period will enable the pews to be removed and the painting, electrical and flooring works to proceed unhindered.  During this time, the Community School Board of Management have kindly given us permission to use the Assembly Hall for Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses.  The Community Centre will be used for week day Masses and in the event of funerals St. Anne’s Church, Killann, St. Patrick’s Church, Tierworker and St. Brigid’s Church, Tunnyduff, will be available to us.


Bailieborough Tidy Towns

We will continue the clean up every Tuesday at 7 pm (for one hour only). All welcome.  Also we would appreciate if the business / house owners in the area would keep their properties clean and presentable and litter free. Thanking you all.



The annual ‘Alzheimer Tea Morning’ will take place on Friday, 12th May in the Bailie Hotel from 10.30 am until 12 noon.  Please support.



‘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.


Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.

Good luck and best wishes are extended to the Bailieboro Celtic first team, who play in the Final of the Fitzsimons Cup against Carrick Rovers in Ardee on Sunday next, May 7th at 12 noon. All support very welcome.


Parking at St. Annes

Please drive and park carefully around the Church. There is only space for four cars near the front doors and these are for people with disabled permits only. No other cars should be parked outside of the bays in the main car park and certainly not in the avenues blocking entrances and exits.


Hardtimes Chorus

‘Hardtimes Chorus’ have started work on their New Autumn Show.  Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings at 8pm sharp in St Anne’s Church, Bailieborough. New members are most welcome.


First Communion

The children in 2nd class in St. Annes N.S. and The Model N.S. receive their First Communion on Saturday, 13th May and the children in St. Felim’s N.S. on Saturday, May 20th. Both Masses will be at 11am.


Bus to Balmoral Show

Bailieboro Cabs, Main St, Bailieboro are now taking bookings for Balmoral Show on Thursday 11th May. Buses Departing Cab Office 7.30 am. Phone 086 1075241 / 042 9666000 or just pop in to the office to book your seats.


May is Mary’s Month

The Rosary will be recited at the Grotto on the Virginia Road every evening during the month of May at 7.30 pm. No Rosary on Saturdays. Everyone welcome to offer prayer for the sick of our Parish as well as any private intention.


St Vincent DePaul: One-Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg

The St. Vincent DePaul One-Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sunday next, May 7th. There are a few seats left and for further information please contact: John at 086 0554578 or Pat at 086 0635856.


Spanish Coffee Mornings

Learn Spanish in a Friendly environment while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee. Lessons will take place every Tuesday morning: Beginners 10 to 11 am and Intermediate Spanish 11 to 12. Cost: €50 per 5 lessons. Starting soon!!! Also one to one and Grinds available…
For more information please ring or text Lydia on 0877414735.



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


Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 22/04/17. 

Numbers Drawn; 7, 15, 20, 22.  No Jackpot Winner. Luck Dip (€25) Winners, Jean Brennan, Urcher; Eileen McCabe, Dromore; Tomas Igoe; Sarah Clerkin, Curkish. Jackpot next week, €2,800.

Entries to ‘Summer Draw’, Claire McMahon, Cormeen; Matthew Donnellan; Yvonne Tully, Relaghbeg; P Brady, Glassleck.


Bailieborough Walking Group

Bailieborough Walking Group have hosted two walks during this year’s Cavan Walking Festival. The third walk will take place on Thursday 4th May with a 10 k Lough an Leagh walk commencing at the picnic area at Lough an Leagh at 7 pm. All welcome.


IFI Local Films for Local People: Cavan on Camera

On Tuesday May 9th at 8 pm in the Ramor Theatre the Irish Film Institute will present a lively programme of films preserved in the Irish Film Archive – all with a Cavan connection.  Highlights will include an early match between Kerry and Cavan in 1937; the legendary trip by the Cavan Football team to New York in 1947;

the charming Songs of the Emerald Isle featuring the  Cavan Power Dancers; and Leading the Way,(1964) a film about Benny Donoghue, a small farmer in Co Cavan. Admission is €7. Booking 049 8547074 or


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for  May and June 2017

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–May 6th (Saturday, 1.30 pm), May 21st (Sunday, 12.30 pm), June 10th (Saturday, 1.30 pm) and June 25th (Sunday, 1.00 pm).


Bailieborough Library

Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3 to 5 pm

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 10.30 am – 12 pm. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events.

Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30 – 2.30 pm on a first come first served basis;

Craft Group every Friday 10.30 am – 1 pm;

Book Club 6 – 7 pm last Thursday of every month;

Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.


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 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm. 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 8.30 pm.


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.