Bailieborough News. November 17th 2016

Bailieborough News. November 17th 2016.  Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieboro Parish Church Funds—Fundraiser—presents CONAL GALLEN:

Irish comedian and singer, Conal Gallen will be coming to perform in the Bailie Hotel on Friday next, 18th November 2016 at 8:30pm. Funds raised will go towards Bailieborough Parish Church. Tickets are available from vestry members or from reception in the Bailie. Come along for an evening of fun! Admission €25.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort:

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort would like to invite anyone who may be interested in taking part in this year’s ‘Community Variety Concert’ to leave their details in Fox’s, Main St., or contact any committee member. Closing date is Saturday next, November 19th. This year’s Concert will run on Friday 25th and Saturday, 26th November.


Volunteers needed for helping to put up the Christmas Lights

Voluntary help is needed to put up the Christmas ‘Dome Lights’ on the poles around the town! If you can spare a few hours of your time in next few weeks, please contact Aidan Clarke (Clarke’s Albany) or Kevin Smith (Bailie Stores) for further details!


All ages welcome.  Date for your diary: Wednesday 30th   November, from 7-8pm (Juniors U16), 7-9pm (Seniors) in Bailieborough Business Development Building, Shercock Road.  Find us on Facebook.  Lakelands Arch Club. Email:

East Knockbride N.S

Are holding an Enrolment/ Information Evening in the school, for Children who wish to enrol for September 2017 on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 between 7 and 8pm. Parents and Children are welcome to come along on the night, meet our staff and view facilities at the school.

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Philomena, daughter Donna, mother Ena, grandson Micah, Donna’s partner Troy, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins and a large circle of extended family and friends on the death of PJ Byrne, Rakeevan, Bailieborough on Monday, October 24th following a short illness.  P.J.’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church on Wednesday, October 26th with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife, Isa, daughters Valerie, Pamela and Elaine, sisters, Doreen and Eileen, sons-in-law Tom, Sean and George, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, sister-in-law and extended family and friends on the death of Thomas Robert Hall, Adelaide Road, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, peacefully at St. Christopher’s Hospice, Cavan on Saturday, October 29th.  Thomas’s Funeral Service took place on Monday, October 31st in Trinity Presbyterian Church, with burial afterwards in Corglass Presbyterian Church Graveyard.

Deepest Sympathy is extended to brothers, Gerry, Tom, Stephen, John, Sisters Tutsy, Bernie, Breda, Annette, Claire, Joan, Frances, Olive and Catherine, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, cousins and as many special friends in Ivy House who were his second family on the death of Charlie Curran, Cormeen, Bailieborough and Ivy House, Proudstown Road, Navan on Thursday, November 3rd. Charlie was predeceased by his parents, his brother Noel and his sisters Maisy and Marta. Charlie’s Funeral Mass took place in Newcastle Church on Saturday, November 5th, followed by burial in Moynalty Cemetery.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for November 2016 and December 2016

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church for November and December –November 26th (Saturday 1.30pm), December 11th (Sunday 12.30pm), December 17th (Saturday 1.30pm).

Enrolment for First Communion

The students in second class in St. Annes N.S., The Vale N.S. and in the Model School will be enrolled for the First Communion preparation programme at the 10.00am Mass on Sunday next, November 20th.

Social Day Group

The next Get-Together takes place in the Community Centre on Wednesday, November 16th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. All members please attend and new members are always very welcome.

Thank You

Thank you to Airtricity from the Community Employment Childcare Network here in Bailieborough for all their support and generous funding given to the community and especially our offices and training rooms, this year and in the many years gone past.  We look forward to working with them in the future.

Bailieborough Community Choir

The Bailieborough Community Choir are holding their first ever fund raiser on Friday, December 2nd in Foxes Bar, Main Street, Bailieborough. This will be a Fund Raising Quiz which will commence at 9.00pm, sharp. A table of 4 will cost 40 euro and all are most welcome to attend.

Christmas Carol Service

An Advent Carol Service with ‘Hardtimes Chorus’ will take place in St. Anne’s Church on Sunday evening, December 11th. Further details later.

Bailieborough Drama Group

Bailieborough Drama Group are back on the Drama Festival one-act circuit. Their play is written by local girl, Liz O’ Hanlon (nee Byrne) called “the Sacred Hearts Right Hand Man”. She acts alongside Darragh Smith. The show has got Best Play and Best Director (Conor Sheridan) in Moate, Co. Westmeath on Saturday, 29th October. In the Cavan one-act Festival, the group won Best Play, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor. The group would need another 1st to secure a place in the All-Ireland in December in Dundrum, Co. Dublin. The play will be performed in Carrigallan on Sunday next, 20th.

Jiving Lessons

Four-week Jiving Lessons for beginners and advanced dancers will begin tonight, Wednesday, November 16th in the ‘Hide-Out’, The Vale at 8.30pm. Great exercise and no partner required. Please contact Declan ay 087 755 7163 for further details.

Classes and Services at Bailieborough Business Centre

Spaces available for Information and Technology QQI Level 4. A 40-week full time course covering Communications, Computer Applications, Digital Media, IT Skills, Maths, Work Experience, Personal Effectiveness and Workplace Safety. Call: 042-969-4716 / 049-433-1494 for details.

Internet Safety for Parents. A 2 hour session for parents, guiding you through the various Apps and Social Media sites that children are accessing. Call 042-969-4716.

A4 Colour Copying and Printing available at Bailieborough Business Centre.

A Huge Thank You to All who volunteered at the Medal Presentation Evening with Mickey Harte..

Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club would like to thank all the parents who made sandwiches and cakes and brought them to our Medal Presentation in the Community School on Saturday evening. The Club would like to thank one person in a very, very big way and that is our Photographer on the night Bairbre Ni Uidhir who captured the whole joyous evening in an array of photos.

From everyone’s generosity we had a fantastic spread at the event. To all the ladies who served us all tea and food we thank you sincerely and also we would like to thank Francis Clarke for supplying the milk. Your help and participation in this event made the night a great social occasion for everyone associated with Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club. The surplus food and cakes that were left over after the event was donated to St Vincent De Paul and we also brought some of the food and cakes out to Killinkere to the BDA who were running their hugely successful concert with The Celtic Tenors and Guests.

Bailieborough Development Association

The Bailieborough Development Association, Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 22nd November, 2016 at 8.00pm in the Bailieborough Business Centre on the Shercock Road. All are welcome to attend.

Bailieborough School of Music

Lotto results for 12/11/16 as follows; No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) winners, Kathleen Coleman, Galbolie; Noel O’Callaghan, Nolagh; Patrick Maguire, Bexcourt; Niamh and Aoife Mulligan, Galbolie. Jackpot next weekend €5,200.

Annual Dog Walk

Bailieboro Vet Clinic presents their Annual Sponsored Dog Walk in aid of the Cavan SPCA on Saturday, 26th November at 12:30pm on the Kells Rd.
All welcome including your four legged friends! Please help by collecting a sponsorship card which are available in the office. Face painting and refreshments on the day.

Bexcourt Centre

Bailieboro ‘Lend a Hand’ for the elderly and vulnerable are still here, more so now that the weather is that bit colder!! If ye need any jobs done or maybe just someone to call for a chat, just give us a call on 0429694825.

Dhuish Group Water Scheme

Due to the annual maintenance of the water mains, there may be disruptions of group water supply until 18 November 2016. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bridge Results

Tuesday, November 1st: First: Vera Bell and Una Stafford, Second: Sean Kelleher and Patsy Corcoran. Best Gross: Joint: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson, Marie McNicholas and Maresa Liggan. Third: Noreen Maguire and Betty Olwell.

Tuesday, November 8th: First: Pauline McEvoy and Eilish Reynolds, Second: Tony Carolan and Tom Moran. Best Gross: Patsy Corcoran and John McGahan. Third: Helen Clarke and Joan O’Reilly.

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

Art Exhibition

An Art Exhibition by artist, Josephine Tracey is taking place upstairs in Bailieborough Library until the end of November. The exhibition has a mixture of Weave work, Embroidery and Oil Painting Landscapes. The Exhibition is open during Library opening hours and all are most welcome to attend and view it.

Drumkeery Group Water Scheme

Drumkeery Group Water Scheme will be carrying out the biannual maintenance work on the network, which will include scouring of the lines. This may cause some disruption to member’s water supply. If discolouration of the water occurs, run the tap until the water becomes clear. Maintenance work will be carried out until Saturday, 30th November. Should any problems arise, please contact, The Maintenance Officer, Seamus McCabe at 086 0466188. Your co-operation and understanding is greatly appreciated and we regret any inconvenience caused.

Walk, Jog Or Run

…. Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre! All welcome—no matter what your fitness levels are!. Ok folks, join us to run, jog or walk and most importantly tea, biscuits, fruit and chat afterwards.


Parent, Baby and Toddler group: Weekly meeting at Bailieborough Library.

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;

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.

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.


Bailieborough Shamrocks

Bailieborough Shamrocks wish to sincerely thank everyone who supported their ‘Lotto’ Draws with the School of Music over the past many years. They deeply value and appreciate your long standing generosity and look forward to your continued assistance in the years ahead. It is also their wish that the School of Music enjoy continued success and achievement in their development and promotion of Music in the area and in their fundraising efforts.


Hurling  Hurling 2

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 14th November 2016

Under 6/8/10; Training returned indoors on Thursday last in Kingscourt Community Centre. Friday’s foul weather conditions made it unsafe to travel for our Bailieborough training group so they will get going this coming Friday. New players very welcome.

Under 10 monster blitz this coming Wednesday in Ballyjamesduff secondary school hall.

Under 12/14; The U13 competition will begin this Friday 18th November on the 3G. Two rounds with the finals on 2nd December.

Under 16/18; Under 16 Championship final.

Cootehill 6-07

East Cavan Gaels 2-06

Definitely a case of what might have been on Wednesday in Breffni. An excellent display by our lads who are a mixture of only 4 16 year olds with a sprinkling of 13/14 year old lads. A very nasty head injury to Cillian Traynor coupled with the 2 goals that followed while a man down was ultimately our undoing on the night. Our defence while under some serious pressure delivered a serious performance led by Cian. The midfield area grabbed a good foothold in the game with Jack, Cillian, Seamus and Kevin putting in a serious shift to lay the platform. Unfortunately we are still very young in the forward department and the older physical presence of the Cootehill lads kept most of our attacks at bay but we still created a load of chances.

Cillian’s injury made the second half that bit more difficult but credit to our lads for sticking with Cootehill where they scored 3-04 to our 2-04. We are getting closer each year. Well done to all.

wed U 16

Above; Wednesdays U16 side.

Our minor squad still await the refixture of the game v St. Feilims from last week.

Hurling training times and venues;

Kingscourt training group; Kingscourt and surrounding areas.

Under 6/8; Thursday 6.45-8pm for U6/8 only in the Community Centre. €3 each and bring water bottle.

Bailieborough training group U6/8/10; Bailieborough/Knockbride/Killinkere/ Shercock/Virginia areas.

Friday at the Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall. U6/8 from 6-7 and U10 from 7-8pm. €3 each and bring the water bottle. Under 10s train on Sunday at the Vale.

For all U8/10 information contact Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

Under 12/14/16/18; Just a few games left for our U13s and minors before the season wraps up. Players will receive a text. For all U12-U18 information contact Kathryn O’Flynn 087 244 1371.

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.


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.