Bailieborough News November 7th 2019

Bailieborough News. November 7th   2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Christmas Fairs: Bailieborough Creative Hub are organising Christmas Fairs for the next 6 weeks from Sunday next, November 10th :  in Bailieborough Courthouse.
The 6 fairs are on the following dates: Sunday, 10th November – 12pm to 5pm.
Sunday, 17th November – 12pm to 5pm.
Sunday, 24th November – 12pm to 5pm.
Saturday, 30th November – 2pm to 8pm (Santa arriving in town and Christmas Lights switch on).
Sunday, 7th December – 12pm to 5pm.
Sunday, 14th December – 12pm to 5pm.

Contemporary and handcrafted gifts, arts, crafts, cards, artisan bakes and more. To book a table or for enquires, please email us at

Bailieborough Mental Health Association: The Annual General Meeting of the Bailieborough Mental Health Association will take place tonight, Wednesday, 6th  November at 8pm in the Bailie Hotel. All are welcome.

Congratulations and Well Done: Congratulations and Well done to the Bailieborough Shamrocks Under 12 Girls side and their management team on winning the Championship Final on Sunday night on the 3G by beating Butlersbridge by 2 points. Congratulations girls, League and Championship winners 2019 !!

Bridge: Bridge Results for Tuesday, 15th October: First: Ita Clarke and Kathy O’Sullivan. Second: Helen Clarke and Kathleen McArdle. Best Gross: Teresa O’ Reilly and Joy Jameson. Third: Anne Brady and Mona McCormack.
Tuesday: 22nd  October: First:  Helen Clarke and Kathleen McArdle. Second: Maresa Liggan and Marie McNicholas. Best Gross : Pauline McEvoy and Rosaleen Keegan. Third: Anne Brady and Mona McCormack.
Halloween Prizes: Tuesday,  29th October: First: Betty Olwell and Noreen Maguire. Second: John McGahan and Tom Moran. Best Gross:  Maresa Liggan and Marie McNicholas. Third: Olive Kellett and Gemma McCabe.

Bridge takes place in the Hotel Bailie on every Tuesday evening and new members are always most welcome.

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 26-10-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 8, 10, 15, 16.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Gavin Mackey; Andrew McGowan; Martin McGovern; Geraldine Clarke.

Lotto results for 02-11-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 6, 20, 26, 30.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Mairead McCabe; Sean Farrelly; Kay Liggan; M&M, Twin Oaks. Next week’s Jackpot €6,700.

Bailieborough Mens/ Hen’s Shed: The Hen’s Shed currently meets each Wednesday evening in the Bexcourt Centre from 7:15 till 9pm, and each Thursday morning in the Library from 10 till 12 noon. The group is open to women over the age of 18 living in or around Bailieborough.  Contact: Maria at: or find us on Facebook for further information.

The Men’s Shed currently meets every Tuesday morning form 10am till 12 noon in the Bexcourt Centre. The group is open to men over the age of 18 living in or around Bailieborough, contact Matthew at or find us on Facebook for further information.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband, Richard, children, Carmel, Geraldine, Teresa, Richard, Michael and Angela, and their partners,  on the death of Margaret Mary (Peggy) Barber (nee O’Sullivan) Killagriff, Tierworker, Kells, Co. Meath. (Originally from Kildimo, Co. Limerick) who passed away peacefully at home in Nottingham, England on Monday, 21st October 2019. Sympathy is also extended to Peggy’s ten grandchildren, her sisters and brother, Phil, Liz and Michael, her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Peggy’s Funeral Mass took place in St Patrick’s Church, Tierworker on Wednesday, 30th  October, with burial afterwards in Moynalty Cemetery.

Bowls: Bailieborough Community Bowls continue in the Community Centre on Wednesday evenings at 8.00pm. New members—both male and female are most welcome.

The Open Door Sessions: That’s all folks! After three fun, talented-filled years ‘The Open Door Sessions’ has come to an end.

Our thanks goes to all the musicians, visual artists, actors, poets, writers, comedians, talented people, our interviewer Kate Kelly, our audience and our two host venues, Fox’s Bar and Restaurant and Nixy’s, The Square Bar.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd’s Annual Variety Concert will be held on Friday, 15th and Saturday, 16th November in the Community Centre, commencing at 8.30pm, each night. Come along for a fun filled night of Music, Dance, Drama and Comedy!! Admission is €10 and this promises to be ‘A night not to be missed’!! All welcome.

Vincent’s Shop, Bailieborough: We are urgently seeking donations of Gents and Ladies clothing, especially Winter Coats, also paper and plastic bags that we can use in Vincent’s Shop. Thank You for all your kind donations of clothes, toys, bric-a-brac and for generously buying from the shop. All money raised is used for local deserving causes.

Ladies Awards Night: The Bailieborough Shamrocks Senior Ladies ‘Awards Night’ will take place in Nixy’s, The Square Bar on Saturday evening, November 16th, commencing at 7.30pm. Raffle on the night, with music by ‘Luna’. All welcome.

Safe Pass: Safe Pass inBailieborough Business Centre on Saturday, 23rd November.

Call, 042- 96 94 716 for bookings.

Irish Dancing Classes: Irish Dancing Classes take place every Thursday evening from 6.00 to 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. For further details, please contact: Tracy at 085 771 2282.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: Bailieborough Shamrocks Annual General Meeting takes place on Friday, 22nd  November 2019 at 8.30pm in the Clubrooms at St. Anne’s Park. Please make every effort to attend as this is the most important meeting of the year for the club.
Please return nominations forms to the Club Secretary by email to by Friday, 15th  November please.

There is also a Mass for Deceased Members of our GAA Club on Saturday the 16th November at 7pm in St. Anne’s Chapel.

Citizen’s Information: The service takes place every Tuesday from 1.30pm to 2.30pm in the Library— providing information, advice and advocacy supports to everyone on Social welfare, employment, Pensions, Health, Tax etc… No appointment necessary.

Meeting: The Cavan / Monaghan Branch of Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association is holding a special meeting, to meet National Chairperson ,Mrs. Jennifer Haverty. The location is Glencarn Hotel, Castleblaney at 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm on Monday, November 11th.  Details from Patrick McCabe 042/ 9694706 or email:

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.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for November and December 2019: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– November 16th (Saturday, 1.30pm), December 1st (Sunday, 12.30pm), December 14th (Saturday, 1.30pm), December 15th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and Sunday, December 29th (Sunday, 12.30pm).  

Bailieborough Library: The Craft Group are still going strong with many great memories and hopefully more to come! Not just a craft group, but a place to come, have a cuppa, learn new talents, make new friends and feel very welcome. Everyone is welcome every Friday morning drop in from 10am to 1pm!

Book Club 6pm-7pm on the last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the 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: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

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

Care Champion’s: Are you affected by the cut backs in Home Help services?

Are you affected by cutbacks in the community?

We are uniting to give a voice to those who are most affected by these harsh decisions, and would love to hear from you.

The HSE embargo is having a detrimental effect on people in the community. We believe it is gone to far. We, as people in need of support and those who provide care for them, feel we need to stand united and give a voice to those who are suffering and in need of basic support.

We are a newly formed advocacy group and wish to hear from you so that together we can advocate for the needs of all who need care in the community.

Contact; Majella, 0894477018 or Mairead, 0872250101 for further information.

Walking Football Programme: Cavan Sports Partnership, as part of their active adult(50+) programme,  have organised a Walking Football programme in Shercock, starting Thursday, 14th November from 8pm-9pm in Shercock Hall.The programmes will run for 5 weeks and is being delivered in conjunction with the FAI. Walking football is a slower version of football, that is fun, social and with plenty of exercise in an inclusive environment. Refreshments will be provided after each weeks session

Limited places available and pre-registration essential. Cost is €10 per person for 5 weeks. To book your place please contact Dean McElroy, Cavan Sports Partnership on 086-7878060 or email: