Bailieborough News. November 19th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.


Break-in at Parochial House: In the early hours of Sunday morning, the Gardaí in Bailieborough responded to an alarm activation at the Parochial House in Bailieborough. On arrival it became apparent a break – in had occurred. A follow up search of the grounds was conducted which resulted in the arrest of a man. He has been charged in connection with the incident and appeared at a special sitting of Monaghan District Court on Sunday evening.


Bailieborough Parish Church:

Mondays (during term time): Badminton, Bailieborough Church of Ireland Hall; 7-8pm for primary students, 8-9pm for secondary students.


Annual Dog Walk: Bailieborough Veterinary Clinic are hosting their Annual Charity Dog Walk for the CSPCA on this Saturday 24th, November, commencing at 12pm. All welcome, with light refreshments and raffle prizes afterwards. Dogs must be on a lead during the event.

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.


Science of Cancer’ a talk in Bailieborough Library by Dr Jade Pollock next Thursday, November 22nd  at 7pm! We’re all familiar with the word ‘Cancer’ but do we know how one of the deadliest diseases begins in cells? Come to the talk to learn about common myths about cancer, the role of pharmaceutical companies, ideal diet and learn about new advances in cancer research. All welcome to this FREE presentation!


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. Doors will open at 7.15pm and we will be modelling a vast array of the clothes, that are for sale in the shop on Main St.  Tickets for the event are priced at €10 for a fantastic, fun filled evening ending with a disco after the Fashion Show until 12.30am. There will be an opportunity to buy after the show, so you can have a special Christmas outfit at a very reasonable price!  We look forward to seeing you there and your support would be greatly appreciated.

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


Bridge: Bridge Results for Tuesday, 13th, November 2018: First: Patti and Ita Clarke, Second: Pauline McEvoy and Kathleen McArdle. Best Gross: Patsy Corcoran and Teresa O’Reilly.

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. There will be the turning-on of the town’s Christmas Lights—which were erected last week—Christmas Carolling and lots of other festive fun! For more information or if you would like to volunteer, please visit on Facebook—‘Bailieborough mid-Summer Festival and Town Events’ or e-mail:


Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 17-11-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 1, 15, 17, 27.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Sean and Damien, Galbolie; Dingo; Peter Tully; Eddie Farrelly. Jackpot next week, €1,800.


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.


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 Bailieborough Shamrocks Minor Camogie team who defeated Drumgoon by 6.13 to 0.02 points in the Minor Division 2 Championship Final on Saturday last in Drumgoon. Well done to all the players, selectors, manager and sponsors on this great achievement.

Congratulations and well done also to the Shamrock’s Under 13 Boys Division 5 Team who defeated Mullahoran by 6—9 to 2—8 in the Championship Final on Tuesday last on the 3G Kingspan Breffni. Great achievement for the Shamrocks Club doing the double at this age group!


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.


Storytime and Christmas Crafting: As part of the Christmas Lights switch-on, taking place on Saturday, December 1st, Bailieborough Library are having a Story Time and Crafts day. Christmas Storytime for children aged between 4 and 8 from 2.30pm to 3.1pm and Christmas Crafting (Booking Essential) from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Please come along and support.


Art Competition Winners: Congratulations to all the Art Competition Winners who took part in this year’s Link Credit Union Art Competition, whose theme was: ‘The Force of Nature’.

Aged 7 and Under: First:  Eva Pilipaviciute – St Felim’s National School,

Second:  Katie Shevlin – The Model National School, Third: Nadine McKenna – Muff Laragh National School.

Aged 7 and under (special category): First:  Shea Daly – St. Anne’s National School, Second: Nicola McGauran – Ballinamoney National School and Third: Joshua McGlynn – St. Anne’s National School.

Aged 8-10: First:  Samantha Nicole Carolan – Carlanstown N.S., Second: Emma Gavins – St. Anne’s National School and Third: Emily Martin – The Model School.

Aged 8-10 (special category): First: Charlie Geraghty – St Patrick’s, Ughtyneil NS, Second:  Katie Clay – St. Anne’s NS and Third: Saoirse O Neill – St. Killian’s NS.

Aged 11-13: First:  Alexandra Kocis – St. Joseph’s NS, Second: Kelsey Buckland – Morris – Colaiste Dun na Ri and Third: Binh Hanratty – Colaiste Dun na Ri.

Aged 11-13 (special category): First: Calum Reilly – St. Annes NS, Second: Milosz Tomczyk – Colaiste Dun na Ri and Third: Chantelle Martin – The Model School.

Aged 14-17: First: Jessica Dunne – Bailieborough Community School, Second: Tatianna Ormiston – Eureka School and Third: Aoife Sherriff – Colaiste Dun na Ri.

Aged 14-17 (special Category): First: Ronin Madden – Colaiste Dun na Ri.

18+: First: Paula O Reilly – Moynalty Art Group and Second: Olivia Larkin.


Library: 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!


Bailieborough Community Alert: Bailieborough Community Alert are hosting a ‘Property Marking Event’ from Thursday, November 29th to Tuesday, December 4th. The machine will visit different townlands and areas and booking is essential as there is limited availability. Call Alison on 089 439 5654 to book a slot, when the machine is in your area. You must submit your Eircode. For further details please contact Kevin Carolan, Pine Grove or Seamus Sheridan, Kells Road.


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!


Night Walk’: Thank You to everyone who took part in the recent ‘Night Walk’ on October 26th last, in aid of Parkinson’s Disease and Aware. €750 was raised for these worthy causes.


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.


East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 19th November 2018:

Under 7/9/11; All back in full swing now. Thursday in Kingscourt and Friday two groups in Bailieborough. Great to see lots of new men joining our ranks this season which is our tenth indoor season hurling. Jerseys/training tops from most of the local GAA clubs on show, Bailieborough Shamrocks, Kingscourt Stars, Killinkere, Knockbride, Shercock, Cuchulainns (Mullagh) all setting aside their football rivalry to give hurling a shot in the arm. All are very welcome. Indoors will run through all the way to early June 2019 so plenty of time to catch the bug! Equipment supplied to those who don’t have any yet while learning with us. No Kingscourt group training this coming Thursday as the local trade fair have the hall for this week. See you next week.


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; No Kingscourt group this week due to trade fair.

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.

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.


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.


Christmas Craft Fair: Christmas Craft and Gift Fair, Sunday 9th December, Slieve Russell Hotel, 12-5pm, free admission.



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.