Bailieborough News. May 9th 2017


Bailieborough News. May 9th  2017 Matthew J. Cullen.


Congratulations and Well Done

Congratulations and Well Done to two leading members of the Bailieborough Branch of the Irish Red Cross, Bert Coote—who won ‘Volunteer of the Year’ and Julie O’Brien—who won ‘Instructor of the Year’  at the Irish Red Cross ‘National Volunteer Awards 2017’, which were held in Croke Park, Dublin on Saturday last, May 6th. Well done to you both for being such inspirational figures in this great organisation.


Bailieborough Leisure Centre

The Annual General Meeting for Bailieborough Leisure Centre takes place on Monday next, 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.


Social Dancing

Social Dancing will take place in the Community Centre on Saturday next, 13th of May. Music on the night is by ‘Show Bud’, two great musicians, Robert Brown and Breege Kelly. Dancing is from 10.00 till 12.30 and supper will be served. All welcome.


Bailieborough Tidy Towns

We will continue the clean up every Tuesday at 7pm (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.


Alzheimer Tea Morning

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


Lend A Hand

‘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.


Cavan Birdwatch: Dawn Chorus at Castle Lake forest, Bailieborough

Sunday next, 14th May: Please meet at 4.30 a.m in Lakeshore Carpark—Shercock Road side. Please wear sturdy footwear.

The walk will last about an hour and we recommend wearing warm clothes and bringing along a snack and hot drink to enjoy afterwards. A wonderful opportunity to listen to the beautiful birdsong and experience nature at it’s very best. Phone 087 7735487 or email for more information. Everyone most welcome.


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.


Knockbride Church of Ireland

Knockbride Church of Ireland is hosting a Service called ‘Through the Roof’ on Saturday next, May 13th at 2.00pm at Knockbride Church of Ireland. Geared towards adults and children with learning challenges and their Carers. It will be followed by food and fellowship in the Hall. Everyone is welcome.


Bailieborough Social Day Group

Next get-together for some more activities, music and chat in the Community Centre on Wednesday, May 10th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. New members always very welcome.


First Communion

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


Deepest Sympathy

Deepest Sympathy is extended to sons Terence, Eamonn and Brendan, daughters-in-law Christine, Breda and Aileen, grandchildren Ciara, Maria, Éanna and Maebh and extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Philip (also known as Joe Lynch) Lynch, Bexcourt, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017, peacefully, at Cavan General Hospital. Philip was predeceased by his wife Kathleen some time ago. Philip’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough, on Friday, May 5th with burial afterwards in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Tunnyduff, Knockbride West.


Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughter Kathleen, sons PJ and Martin, daughter-in-law Abby, grandchildren Ciara and Aoife, sister Lena and extended family and friends on the death of Tessie McMahon, Copponagh, Bailieborough Co Cavan and 29 Castleross Retirement Village, Carrickmacross who passed away peacefully at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda on Friday, May 5th. Tessie was predeceased by her husband Bartle and daughters Geraldine and Lucia. Tessie’s Funeral Mass took place on Sunday, May 7th in St. Anne’s Church, with burial afterwards in St Anne’s Cemetery.


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 7.30pm. No Rosary on Saturdays. Everyone welcome to offer prayer for the sick of our Parish as well as any private intention.


Computers for Beginners – Bailieborough Business Centre 5 Lessons to introduce you to the Internet/Email/On line Transactions/ and more. FREE of Charge. Come along and enjoy the friendly atmosphere at the Centre, meet new people and learn new skills. Call 042-969-4716.


An Introduction to Spreadsheets – Starting Friday 12th May from 10-1. 10 Lessons will get you familiar with keeping records for your family bills, small business, club or committee, learn simple calculations and formulae, FREE, meet new people and learn new skills. Call 042-969-4716.



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 11am 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: Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Hotel Bailie at 8.00pm. New members are always most welcome.


East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club: The East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club are holding a ‘Table Quiz’ in the Square Bar, Bailieborough on Friday, May 19th, commencing at 9.00pm. All support very welcome.


Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 06/05/17.  Numbers Drawn; 1, 17, 20, 24.  No Jackpot Winner. Luck Dip (€25) Winners, John Reilly; Mary McDonald, Lear; Maria Delaney, Lakeview; Mary Glynn, Ballinasloe. Jackpot next week, €2,900.

Entries to ‘Summer Draw’, Chloe Reilly, Leiter; Pat Argue, c/o Fox’s; Faye Conefrey, Mullagh; Carmel O’Callaghan, Nolagh.


 School of Music: Registration for the coming school year 2017/2018 will be held in the Community School on Monday next, May 15th, from 7pm-8.30pm. All students wishing to take music lessons in September should register. There will be an opportunity to try out the various brass/woodwind instruments on the night. Registration Fee €10 per student, €20 family max.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for May, June and July 2017

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– May 21st (Sunday, 12.30pm), June 10th (Saturday, 1.30pm), June 25th (Sunday, 1.00pm), July 15th (Saturday at 1.30pm in St. Anne’s Church, Killann) and July 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.


East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 8th May 2017

Fundraising Table Quiz; Get your thinking caps on!! We will be hosting a Table Quiz on Friday 19th May in our good friend Nixys Square Bar in Bailieborough at 9pm. This will act as a general hurling fundraiser as well as a fundraiser for our Feile squad who head to Leighlinbridge in Carlow on June 16th, so all support is very welcome.

Under 6/8/10; We now move to a period of less training and more games/blitzes over the summer. This week we hope to travel to Cootehill on Thursday with our U10s while our U8s/10s will be at home to Gael Colmcilles from Kells on Friday in Bailieborough. Players will receive a confirmation text Under 12; The lads concluded the Cavan Spring League with a narrow defeat to Cootehill. They now move to the Monaghan League with the first round at home to Clontibret in Kingscourt on Monday 6.45 tbc. Players will receive a text.

Under 14; Féile preparation is now in full swing with more league games coming up.

Under 16; Monaghan U16 HL we play Truagh Gaels at home on 22nd. Time and venue tbc.

County; The best of luck to our county men as they play Monaghan in the 3rd round of the Celtic Challenge this coming Wednesday at 7.30 in Breffni Park. Congratulations; Congratulations to all our hurlers who make their First Holy Communion at this time.

Hurling training times and venues; Kingscourt group; Under 6/8/10; Bailieborough group U6/8/10; Mostly matches from now on. Players will receive a text.

Under 12/14/16/18; Under 14 training possibly on Tuesday this week. Players will receive a text. . For all info on these age groups then please contact Kathryn 087 244 1371.

The week ahead; Monday; U12 match in Kingscourt.

Tuesday; U14 training tbc.

Thursday; U10s away to Cootehill.

Friday; U6/8/10s home to Gael Colmcille in Bailieborough. Midweek updates on our Facebook page- East Cavan Gaels Hurling.


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.


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.