Bailieborough News. November 6th 2017. Matthew J. Cullen.

Hardtimes Chorus

Only a couple of days left until our new show in St Anne’s Church Bailieborough on Friday night next, 10th November. Have you got your tickets yet? Tickets at €15 now available in Bailie Stores, Hotel Bailie, Supervalu or on the door on the night. The show titled’ Thank You for the Music’ is a celebration of music and song from various artists and genres down the years. The Chorus, Director Claire Reilly and their backing musicians have devoted a huge amount of time and effort in preparing what will be a very special Musical treat. A Choir of 50 singers’ and10 musicians promises a night not to be missed in celebration of the renovation of our beloved St Anne’s Church. Show starts at 8pm, hope to see you all there.


Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 04/11/17.  Numbers Drawn; 1, 9, 11, 20.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Sharon Ledwith, Cloverhill; Donna Mullen, Maio; Shane Gorman, Borora Park; M Giles, Barrack St. Jackpot next week, €2,200.


32 County Honda Challenge:

On Thursday morning, October 26th, 30 riders on Honda 50’s/70’s/90’s and one Honda 90 trike left Bailieborough to take part in the 32 Counties Honda Challenge—which was to travel through the 32 counties on the island and in doing so to raise funds for ‘Bumbleance’ (The National Children’s Ambulance Service). It is hoped that the funds raised on this epic journey will go towards the purchase of a dedicated Children’s Ambulance for the North Eastern Region. The riders that took part were: Dwayne Lyng, Paddy Rodgers, Gary Gargan, Aidan Cunningham, Conor O’Reilly, Pauric Garvey, John Sheenan, Niall Mulligan (Mohill, Leitrim), Peter Crosby, John McDonald, Gordon Hall, Gary Soden, Brendan Morgan (Wexford), Gerry Martin, Brendan Byrne, Ronan Higgins, Damien Carroll, Paddy Smyth, Darren Gray, Shane Fox, Michael Smith, Paudie O’Reilly, Christopher Denning, Eoghan Smith, Eugene Clarke, Barry Connelly, Tom Heffernan, Matthew Donoghue, Paddy McGuinness and Tommy Martin. Drivers: Brendan Collins, Paul Heffernan and Martin Murray. Collectors: Sarah Fay, Majella Smith, Louise Collins, Aine Collins, Shauna Smith, Ruth Garvey, Laura Plunkett and Roisin McDonald. All the patrons and staff of ‘Kangley’s’, all who donated and anyone else who helped out in any way.

In their epic five-day journey the lads received terrific encouragement everywhere they passed through with people coming out and cheering them on. The weather was mostly kind to them and remarkably there were very few mechanical issues with their machinery. On Bank Holiday Monday, October 30th, hundreds of people lined Main St, to welcome the lads home. They were joined on the last few legs of the journey by other Honda 50 riders and there were nearly 80 bikes in the cavalcade that entered the town close to 4.00pm, creating a colourful, cheery and noisy spectacle, which is seldom seen nowadays. Local T.D Niamh Smyth welcomed the lads home and event organiser and participant, Gary Gargan also thanked all who had helped in organising and making the event such a success.  The Funds raised from the event will be presented in due course and the question that everybody was asking on Monday evening was, ‘How are we going to surpass that next year’????


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Joy, children Jane, Iveagh and Evan and their partners Ernie, Audrey and Eileen, grandchild John, sister Norma, relatives and friends on the death of David Ernest Roberts Jameson, Main Street, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, 26th October 2017. David’s Funeral Service took place in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Bailieborough, on Sunday, October 29th with burial afterwards in Urcher Graveyard.


Classes at the B.D.A. Centre:

Beginners Class: We have Computers for beginners taking place in Bailieborough Business Centre, course is free. Phone: 042-96 94 716 or 086-794-9739 to reserve your place.


Annual Sponsored Dog Walk:

The Annual sponsored Dog Walk in aid of CSPCA will take place on Saturday next, 11th November at 12.30 starting from Bailieboro Veterinary Clinic, (Conor Sheridan’s). Sponsorship cards can be collected at the Clinic and donations accepted. All dogs must be on a lead. Raffle and refreshments on the day. Everyone welcome,


Bailieborough Cancer Comfort:

We the committee feel deeply grateful to the exceptionally large crowds who came out on Friday and Saturday nights, to support our Community Variety Concert. To all who sponsored the event and to everyone who gave spot prizes, we wish to acknowledge you all – Millbrook Foods, Oldcastle; Pallas Foods, Dublin; Keelings, Dublin (Cathy Fox); Tesco; Donoghue’s Carry Out; C Mac Electrical (Matthew Cahill); A.C.S. (Adrian Cahill); Waller Bros; McCullagh Construction; Kevin and Gail Carolan; John and Ita Kiernan; Micheal and Joan Giles.

To all the individual artists and musicians, dancers and performers, Bailieborough Drama Group, Don Baker and Eddie Brady and Friends.

To the Hardtimes Chorus thank you for being part of our concert and we wish you every success with your concert “Thank you for the Music” on Friday night 10th November, in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough at 8pm.

And finally to Alex Coleman, Anglo Celt for covering the concert on Friday night.

Without support like this we would not be able to do what we do.

A massive Thank You!


Bailieborough Garden Group:

The next meeting of the Bailieborough Garden Group will take place on Monday next, November 13th at 8pm in Fox’s Lounge, Bailieborough. Eva Fidgeon from The Holistic Gardens, Glassleck will talk to us about how therapeutic gardening can be for both the mind and body and give us some stretching techniques to keep us nimble. Everyone welcome.


St. Vincent DePaul:

Our Vincent’s Shop on Main Street has now decided to open during lunchtimes and an extra hour in the evenings and therefore our opening hours have now changed to:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 5pm, Saturdays from 10am to 1pm and 7pm to 9pm on Thursday’s for late night shopping. Please donate any unwanted Halloween costumes and any paper or plastic bags as well as clothes, household and bric a brac as normal. Thank you for all the donations received since our last appeal. It’s greatly appreciated.


Congratulations and Well Done:

Congratulations and well done to the players, managers, mentors and parents of the Bailieborough Shamrocks under 14 boys team who are the County Under 14 Division 1 Championship Winners for the 2nd year in a row. They defeated a strong Castletara side by 10 points to 7 in Kingspan Breffni Park on Sunday last. Also well done to the ‘Shamrocks under 11 Girl’s side who won the County Championship in Kilnaleck on Saturday last, when they defeated Killygarry by 7 points to 5 in the County final replay.


Farm Safety Talk:

Peter Gohery from Galway, a farm accident survivor, will give a talk on Farm Safety at the Library on Thursday, November 16th at 7.30pm. This high impact talk is a must for all farming families. Admission is FREE!


Bailieborough Children’s Playground:

AUTUMN CLEAN UP in the playground on Friday next, 10th November from 10am to 12noon. If you are willing to help out please get in touch. Many hands make light work! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 042-966 66 66.


Dhuish Group Water Scheme:

Due to the annual maintenance of the water supply network, there may be a reduction in water pressure in the coming week. This work is necessary in order to maintain the high quality of the water supply.


Social Dancing:

Our dance this month will be on next Saturday next, 11th of November in the Community Centre. Music will be by ‘Show Bud’, with the usual refreshments. Always a good night. All welcome.


Introductory Workshop:

‘The Science behind Your Smartphone’ is a 2 hour introductory workshop on how to use smart phones and tablets at the Library on Tuesday, November 14th at 10.30am. The workshop is FREE but places are limited. Phone 042 9665779 to book your place.


Baby and Toddler Group:

Bailieborough Library Baby and Toddler Group starts back every Wednesday at the earlier time of 10am. All babies, toddlers, parents and minders are welcome. No charge.


Bailieborough Social Day Group:

Next get-together for the Bailieborough Social Day Group takes place on Wednesday, November 8th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are always welcome to come along and join in the activities.


Irish Dance Classes:

Irish Dance Classes with World Champion Dancers, Aishling and Emma Fox takes place in Tierworker Hall on Wednesday and Friday evenings. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact: 087 205 9128 or 087 969 9235.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for October and November 2017:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–November 12th (Sunday, 12.30pm,) November 26th (Sunday 12.30pm), December 9th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and December 17th (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.

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 6th November 2017

Under 6/8/10; We hope all enjoyed the Halloween break. Indoor hurling returns this week in both Kingscourt and Bailieborough all he a through to early December with some matches v local opposition to come also. New players always very welcome.

Under 12/13; the final round of the U13 takes place this coming Wednesday in Breffni 3G.

Adult and Minor; the first round of the Cavan league is scheduled for next Sunday on the 3G at Breffni Park. Times tbc.

Congratulations; Congratulations to Bailieborough Shamrocks on winning the Cavan Division 1 U14 football title on Sunday last. Lots of ECG hurling men represented on the squad and congrats to them also.

The week ahead;

Wednesday; U13 Breffni 3G 7pm.

Thursday; Kingscourt indoors in the Community Centre U6/8/10 at 6.45.

Friday; Bailieborough indoors at the BCS sports hall U6/8 6-7. U10 7-8.

Sunday; Adult Cavan league Breffni 3G.


Local Fundraiser:

A Fundraiser in aid of the Steele family, Killinkere—who recently lost their family home through fire—will take place in Killinkere Leisure Centre on Saturday, November 18th at 8.30pm. The event will consist of a Table Quiz and Auction and all are most welcome to attend.


Tullyvin Musical Society are taking to the stage with ‘9 to 5 the Musical’. Shows are running from November 15th-18th in Tullyvin Community Centre. Show starts at 8pm. Jam packed with great songs, music and plenty of laughs… Don’t miss out! Ticket Hotline : 089-7079960 or contact members of Tullyvin Musical Society for tickets.


Cumann Seanchas Bhreifne (Breifne Historical Society)
Invites you to join them on Thursday 16th  November 2017 at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre, St. Patrick’s College, Cavan for a lecture by Fr. Ultan McGoohan entitled, ‘The Noggin of hell-fire’—The Parish mission movement in Kilmore diocese 1850-80. All welcome.


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.



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.