Bailieborough News. November 14th 2022 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Christmas Lights Committee: Sunday next 20th  November, a ‘Cake Sale and Raffle’  in aid of the Bailieborough Christmas Lights, will take place in The Community Centre, Chapel Road, from 10am – 12.30pm. All donations of baked goods or raffle prizes very welcome.

The Bailieborough Christmas Lights Committee have set up a ‘Go Fund Me’ page to help ensure that the town will have Christmas lights, this year. Just log onto ‘Bailieborough Christmas Lights Go Fund Me’ page and donate whatever sum you wish, to help with the Christmas Lights, this year.

Annual Remembrance Mass: On Saturday evening next, November 19th at 7.00pm, in St. Annes Church, we will remember all those who have died in our Parish since November 1st 2021. Bereaved families are encouraged to attend this Mass, during which the name of your loved one will be read out and prayed for. Parishioners are asked to ensure that parishioners bereaved in the past twelve months know about this Mass and that they know that their presence will be appreciated.

Social Day Centre: An early Christmas ‘Get Together’ will take place in the Bailie Hotel today, Wednesday, November 16th at 3.00pm. Admission is 10 and all are most welcome.

Bridge Club: Results: The winners on Tuesday, November 1st were:

North/South: Rosaleen Keegan and Seán Kelleher.

East/West: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson.

The bridge club meets every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. in the Bailie Hotel.

New members welcome. Contact: or telephone 042-9667944.

Loughanleagh and Muff Heritage Trust Launch 2022—2032: The Trust would like to extend a word of thanks to those who joined them for the official opening of their redeveloped Picnic Area and Mass Rock on last Sturday week, as well as the local ICA members and the many volunteers, whhelped out on the day. The event served as an opportuinity to launch their 2022—2032 Masterplan. The Trust welcome people to visit for further information.

Free ‘Drop-In’ Service : The Bailieborough Development Association would like to offer a ‘Free Drop-In Service of Assistance’, regarding online services and filling out of forms, between 2pm and 4pm on Friday afternoons. This service will be offered at the Bailieborough Business Centre. All welcome.

East Cavan Swim Club: The Annual General Meeting of the East Cavan Swim Club will take place in the Hotel Bailie on this Thursday evening, November 17th at 7.00pm. All parents are most welcome to attend.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd presents ‘A Christmas Reflection’: Prayers and Candle Lighting Ceremony. Led by the Very Rev. Ultan McGoohan, Rev. Canon Ian Horner and Rev. John O’Donnell on Thursday, December 8th at 8.30pm at the old Post Office on Main St, Bailieborough. Everyone welcome.

Christmas Day Swim Fundraiser : The 29th  Annual Bailieborough Christmas Day Swim is back this year! Please support the fundraiser in SuperValu, Bailieborough on Friday 25th  November, from 9am-7pm. All funds raised are in aid of MS Cavan. If you would like to help out on this day, or take part in the swim, please contact Mary on 0860688714 or Brendan on 0872758890.

Deepest Sympathy:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughters Eileen and Barbara, sons in law John and Gordon,  cherished grandchildren Emma, Leanne, Rebecca, Kate, Jayne and Rhys, sisters Nora (Cavan) and Agnes (Carrickmacross), sisters in law Dympna, Kathleen, Lucy and Stella, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends on the death of Julia Maguire (nee Clarke), Galbolie, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away peacefully at Cavan General Hospital surrounded by her loving family on Monday, November 7th 2022.

Julia was predeceased by her loving husband Peter (Killeshandra), her brothers Paddy, Phil and Frank and sisters Bridgie, Rose and Mary.

Julia’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Thursday, November 10th and afterwards, Julia’s remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

Mainly Music, a fun, interactive music group for preschoolers and their caregivers will take place on Friday mornings from 10am -12noon in the Knockbride Church of Ireland Hall (A82 E377). For parents, grandparents and minders with children and babies under 4. Donation €4. Contact Jenny Horner on 086 342 0299 for more info.

Library: The next book the Bailieborough Reading Group will be reading is ‘Savage Her Reply’ by Deirdre Sullivan: A retelling of the favourite Irish fairytale, ‘The Children of Lir’. All are welcome to join us and copies of the book are available in the Library. The book will be discussed at the next Book Club meeting on Tuesday, November 29th at 6.30pm.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: A big ‘Thank You’ to all involved in organising the Tunnyduff Tractor Run. €5180 was raised for Bailieborough Cancer Comfort. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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.

Confirmation: Confirmation will be held in St. Anne’s Church on Saturday, March 4th 2023. St. Felim’s School and St. Patrick’s  School, Shercock will take place at 11.00am and St. Anne’s School at 3.00pm.

Indoor Bowling: Indoor Bowling takes place in the Community Centre, Bailieborough, every Wednesday evening for the Winter months at 8.00pm. New members welcome.

Model School Parents Association: The Model School parents Association are holding their Christmas Draw entitled ‘5 Weeks of Elf Madness’! Entry into the draw is 10 per line, for which you are entered into all 5 draws. The first draw is on Tuesday,  November 21st. Please contact any committee members for further information. 

Bailieborough Celtic A.F.C. :  Calling all mini Messi’s and wannabe Haaland’s

 Soccer training for 8 and 9 year olds takes place on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7pm, at The Vale soccer grounds. €2 per session. All children welcome.

Any enquiries, just message the Club’s  Facebook page.

Bailieboro Celtic Girls U12 (born 2011/2012) and U14 (born 2009/2010) teams are looking for new girls to join us for the current season.

Have fun, make new friends and become part of a great team sport.

Training every Monday evening 6.15pm at the Vale Soccer grounds.

Bailieborough Youth Cafe: Meetings of the Bailieborough Youth Cafe take place at the Beckscourt Centre every Tuesday evening. Junior (10 to 13 year olds) from 5.00pm to 6.00pm and Senior (13+ year olds) from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. For further information, please contact 087 768 4757 or 087 383 0752.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club –Table Quiz; Our ever popular ‘Table Quiz’ returns on Friday 2nd  December in The Square Bar, Bailieborough. The quiz, along with its accompanying raffle, forms the majority of our fundraising activity for the year and your continued support is most appreciated. Club gear; For the first time ever, we now have a full selection of club gear, training tops, hats, track suits etc. Monday’s; Senior training 8pm, Bailieborough. Saturday; U7 1pm, U9 2pm, U11 3pm all in Killinkere Hall. Club contacts;U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.