Bailieborough News. November 12th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.


Bailieborough Parish Church:

There was a packed house at the Bailie Hotel for the Bailieborough Parish Church’s, Country Music Night, with Boxcar Brian, Liam Kelly, Gloria, Aidan Quinn and Philomena Begley. Many thanks to all who organised the event, who bought tickets, donated spot prizes and supported us in any way, which all contributed to making the night a wonderful success and many thanks to all who came out to support the event.

Mondays (during term time):

Badminton, Bailieborough Church of Ireland Hall; 7-8pm for primary students, 8-9pm for secondary students.


Bailieborough Drama Group:

The Bailieborough Drama Group are currently on the One-Act Festival ‘Circuit’ with Liz O’Hanlon’s play ‘Smile Handsome’. In the Cavan Drama Festival on November 1st  to 3rd , the group came second with Liz O’Hanlon picking up the award for Best Actress as well as winning the award for Best Director – Conor Sheridan and Fiona Clarke.

Last weekend the Group received two 1st places: In Mullagh, Liz O’Hanlon won Best Actress and the group won 1st place overall.

In Maudabawn the group also came first with nominations for Best Director and Charlene Cadden and Liz O’Hanlon being nominated for best performer. The Group’s next outing is in The Glen Centre, Monorhamilton on Sunday next, November 18th.

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to mother Margaret, brothers Adrian, Karl and Richard, sister Rebecca and extended family and friends on the death of William McCullough, No 2 Ballinamoney, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Thursday, 8th November, suddenly at Cavan General Hospital. William’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church on Monday morning, November 12th, with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery.


Bailieborough Leisure Centre:

Board of Management Annual General Meeting: The Bailieborough Leisure Centre’s Board of Management’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday December 6th at 8.00pm in the Bailie Hotel.

Nominations of persons wishing to seek election to the Board should reach Board Chairman, Paul Mc Fadden, by Friday, November 30th.  Nominations should be left at reception for the attention of Paul Mc Fadden.


Bridge: Bridge Results:  Halloween Prizes: First: Betty Olwell and Maresa Liggan, Second: Rosaleen Mackey and Elizabeth Murphy. Best Gross: Teresa O’ Reilly and Joy Jameson. Third: Patsy Corcoran and Sean Kelleher, Fourth: Tony Carolan and Jimmy Stafford. Fifth: Rose Brennan and Patti Clarke.

Tuesday, 31st October: First: Anne Brady and Teresa O’Reilly. Second:  Rosaleen Keegan and Pauline McEvoy. Best Gross: Ita Clarke and Kathy O’Sullivan. Third: Rose Brennan and Patti Clarke.

Tuesday, 6th November. First: Rosaleen Keegan and Pauline McEvoy.

Second: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson. Best Gross: Vera Bell and Una Stafford.

Bridge lessons for beginners will take place in Hotel Bailie, Bailieborough, at 7.30pm, each Monday night. Everybody welcome.


Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival and Town Events.:

Santa will be back in Bailieborough on the 1st of December at 5pm, sharp. After a great turn out last year, Santa has brought more helpers and promises you won’t be waiting as long in the cold. The Tractor Parade of Lights will be bringing him to town.


Bailieborough School of Music:

 Lotto results for 03-11-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 7, 8, 19, 20.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Mary McDonald; Eddie Farrelly; Niamh O’Reilly; Glenn O’Sullivan.

Lotto results for 10-11-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 4, 10, 20, 22.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Seamus Leddy; Dervla Mulligan; Rodney Fisher; Leona McDonnell. Jackpot next week, €1,700.


The Science of Beekeeping:

‘The Science of Beekeeping’ a FREE talk at Bailieborough Library on Thursday, November 15th at 7pm with local Geopark Guide and member of Cavan Federation of Bee Keeping, Aidan Brady. All Welcome!


Mass of Remembrance:

The Annual Mass of Remembrance for all those who have died from the local community and for their bereaved families will take place on Saturday evening, November 24th in St. Anne’s Church at 7.00pm.


Fundraiser outside SuperValu this Saturday:

 Please support a marathon treadmill and on the spot cycling fundraiser next Saturday 17th November outside SuperValu, Bailieborough from 11 am to 3pm in aid of Shercock Sports and Recreation Facility’s construction of a new indoor Sports Centre in 2019. This project has been approved to provide all weather training facilities for athletics and many other sports for the whole Cavan/ Monaghan Region.


School Enrolment:

East Knockbride National School Enrolment for 2019/2020 school year – Open Information Evening in the School on Wednesday 21st November 2018 between 7pm and 8pm. Parents and Children welcome to attend.


Congratulations and Well Done:

Congratulations and well done to the players, managers, mentors and parents of the Bailieborough Shamrocks Under 13 boys’ team who are the County Under 13 Division 1 Championship Winners. The Final was played on the 3G Kingspan Breffni on Sunday last and the team ran out comfortable winners on a final score of Bailieborough Shamrocks 7-05 Crosserlough 1-14. Well done to all.


St. Vincent DePaul ‘Fashion Show’:

The Bailieborough branch of the St Vincent’s de Paul are hosting a ‘Fashion Show’ on Thursday 29th, of November at 7.30pm in the Hotel Bailie. Tickets for the event are €10 and your support would be greatly appreciated.

Also Disco until late after the show.

Tickets are available from the Hotel reception or the Bailieborough St. Vincent de Paul on Main St.


Open Door Sessions:

November’s ‘Open Door Sessions’ will take place in Nixys, The Square Bar, Bailieborough, Co Cavan on this Friday, 16th November 2018, commencing at 9.00pm. Artistes taking part on the night will be,

Vickers Vimy (Folk/Americana), Hattie Billingham (Glass Artist) and

Ali Shortt (Singer/Songwriter). Free admission. Donations welcome.


Citizen’s Information:

The service continues on every Tuesday, at 1.30pm in the Library— providing information, advice and advocacy supports to everyone on Social welfare, employment, Pensions, Health, Tax etc.  No appointment necessary.



A beautiful selection of art from the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig is currently on show at the Library until the end of November. Do drop in to visit!


Class of 1993—Bailieborough Community School:

25 years since we left the Community School! Reunion is planned for Saturday, December 29th. See Facebook page (Bailieborough Community School Class of 93 Reunion) or text Lisa Hanna (nee Monaghan) at 087 915 0004 to confirm your interest. Looking forward to a great catch up!


Bailieborough ‘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.


Bailieborough Business Centre:

Classes: Beginners Computer,

Improvers Computers, Mondays 7pm to 10pm.

Spreadsheets, Tuesdays, 10am to 1pm.

Word, Thursdays, 10am to 1pm.


Beginners Yoga in Bailieborough Leisure Centre:

Every Saturday from 9.30am to 10.30am. Bring a Yoga mat and an open mind. Wear comfortable clothing. Contact Darren Clarke 086 846 9581 or for further information.


Bailieborough Indoor Bowls:

Indoor Bowls continues on Wednesdays, at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre. New members are always most welcome.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for November and December 2018:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–November 25th (Sunday, 12.30pm), December 15th (Saturday 1.30pm) and December 23rd (Sunday. 12.30pm).


Annual Christmas Parade of Lights Tractor Run and Family Fun Day

hosted by Active Agri Association.

All Vehicles must be—roadworthy and fully insured— welcome.

(Lorries, Tractors, Vans, Cars and Bikes).

Saturday 1st December 2018.

Proceeds for the Children’s Ward in Cavan General Hospital.

Starting from Killinkere Leisure Centre at 4pm Sharp.

Registration €20 from 12 noon on the day.

Kids Peddle Tractor Parade at 2pm /Raffle on the day.

Live music by ‘Mad 4 Trad’ following the Run.

For more details contact one of the following numbers:

Floyd McNeill (086) 8739323, Gerard McCann (087) 2268659 or Peter O’Reilly (087)2734338.


Bailieborough Library:

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.


Cavan Institute:

Cavan Institute is holding an ‘Information Day’ for post primary students on Saturday, November 24th from 12 noon to 4.00pm in its Cathedral Road Campus. This will be a great opportunity to discuss career and progression options. For further information, please contact 049 43 32633.


East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 12th November 2018:

Under 7/9/11; A good start in Kingscourt on Thursday but the horrendous weather on Friday put paid to the Bailieborough groups start, as it was too dangerous to ask parents to drive especially those who have to travel a good distance. They will start next Friday instead.

Under 13; These lads are now finished for the year. We would like to thank them for their commitment this year and congratulate those who won both Feile and U15 league this year. Lots of promise in this squad which we hope will continue into 2019. Thanks to our coaches Colin, Ben and Willie for all their work all year.

Under 15; These lads are now also finished for the year. We thank them for their continuing commitment and recognise their success in both Feile and in the Monaghan league and were only a puck of the ball away from the Cavan Championship. We look forward to 2019 with these lads. Well done.

Senior; Again these lads are now finished for the year. Planning for 2019 is well under way.




The week ahead; Thursday; Indoor hurling for U7/9/11 in Kingscourt Community Centre. €3 each please and bring water bottle.

Friday; Indoor hurling in Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall tbc. U7/9 from 6-7 and U11 from 7-8. €3 each and water bottle also.

Club contacts; U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13; Colin Higgins 087 276 9086.

U15; Pat O’Flaherty 087 450 1524.

U15/17; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

Adult; Willie/Kathryn 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.


Alcoholics Anonymous:

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