Bailieborough News. October 1st  2018. Matthew J. Cullen.


Bailieborough Poetry Festival 2018:

 The 6th Bailieborough Poetry Festival will take place this weekend from Thursday, 4th to 7th October. Building on previous years’ events there will be a fresh batch of poets, artists, readers and musicians.

Bailieborough Poetry Festival Programme of events:

THURSDAY 4th October-Bailieborough Library 7pm.

This year’s festival will open with a collaboration between artist Ruth McDonnell and LitLab writing group. This exhibition will feature poetry from the LitLab members responding to works from the artist’s studio. The exhibition and festival will be officially opened by Prof. Iggy McGovern.

This event will include a reading of selected poems by members of LitLab and will finish across the road in The Square Bar with more words and music by local artists.

FRIDAY 5th October- Murtagh’s Lounge- 7.30pm

‘Poetry in the lounge’

Brendan McCann will read from his recently published collection of poems, ‘Erne Valley’, which is an amazing chronicle of poems over decades of the poets’ life. He is a retired school principal and playwright.

Enda Wyley is a poet and children’s’ author and has five poetry collections to her name. She is a recipient of the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh fellowship for her poetry and is a member of Aosdána.

An open mic will follow and the night will be rounded off with music and poetry from local artist Conor Maguire.

SATURDAY 6th October-

Bailieborough Library
10am-1pm. Poetry workshop by Enda Wyley.

Bailie Hotel
10am-1pm. Poetry workshop by AnneMarie Ní Churreáin (beginners).

Bailie Shamrock Suite, Bailie Hotel
2.30 pm. The Irish Writers Centre launch their Poetry master class series.

This unique course commencing in Bailieborough Library on October 13th offers new, emerging and professional poets an inside look at the craft and processes of those who have previously excelled at the form. This series will feature Moyra Donaldson, Noel Monahan and Colm KeeganTaking place over six weeks, each poet will deliver a masterclass on a theme of their choice. The launch of this series will include a reading by Noel Monahan.

4.00 pm. Bailieborough Poetry Prize Presentation and reading of winning poems. The judge this year is Noel Monahan.

Murtagh’s lounge
7.30pm reading by PJ Kennedy
8.30pm reading by AnneMarie Ní Churreáin
9.30pm Jonathan Creasy features the music and life of Bob Dylan.


Bailieborough Parish Harvest Celebration:

The annual Harvest Celebration Service will take place in Bailieborough Church of Ireland on this Sunday 7th October at 7:30pm.  There is an open invitation to all the community as we gather to thank God for his provision this year.  There will also be morning services in Shercock and Mullagh at 9:30am and Knockbride at 12noonAll welcome.

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


Castle Lake Development Works:

Works on new trails and parking at Castle Lake in Bailieborough got underway on Monday last. A new trail will be developed through the new Peace Forest in the area, as well as other improvements to the public spaces.

For the foreseeable future, access to the Castle Lake, Car Park at Drumkeery and Lake Trails will be closed to the public for both pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Limited access will be available from the Cavan Road. Signs will be up within the Forest notifying you of Walk Closures. Please respect them, due to the potential for injury or disruption of work.

Works will be taking place on upgrading of the Car Park and Trails and development of a new trail through the recently planted Peace Forest. There will be heavy machinery working for a period of 4 weeks clearing drains and upgrading trails damaged by erosion. Please inform any friends and family of this notice. Castle Lake Development Committee 042-969-4716.


Bailieborough School of Music:

The School of Music AGM postponed to Thursday, 4th October at 9pm in Bailie Hotel due to the sad passing of founding committee member Joe Larkin, RIP.

Lotto results for 29-09-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 2, 12, 16, 24. Lucky Dip (€25) Winners: Helen Vaughan, Mary McDonald, Linda Gargan and Kate Kelly. Jackpot next week, €1,100.


Water Notice:

Mains flushing works may cause disruption to the water supply in Bailieborough and surrounding areas from the beginning of October to Sunday, October 21st. If you need to contact Irish Water about the water supply, please use this alert reference number: CAVO27143.


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Patricia, sons, Gerard, Tom, Noel, Alan, and Kevin, daughters:  Eilish, Katriona and Lorraine, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, adored grandchildren, nephews, nieces and relatives and many friends, on the death of Joseph Larkin, Lisball, Bailieborough, Co Cavan who passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, 26th September 2018, in his 96th year, in the loving care of his family. Joe’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church on Friday morning, September 28th with burial afterwards in St Anne’s Cemetery.


Spanish Lessons:

Spanish Lessons for Primary School Children, from Junior infants to 6th class. Different groups available.  Also, Adult group Lessons available every Tuesday and Wednesday. All lessons are now taking place in the Bailieboro Business Centre (besides the playground) and for more information or to register please contact Lydia on 0877414735.


Well Done:

Well done to local girl Leanne Kiernan who scored once again for West Ham Ladies when they recorded their first Women’s Super League win of the season against Yeovil on Sunday last. West Ham won the game 2—1 with Leanne scoring their first goal.



at Bailieborough Business Centre on Saturday next, 6th October – Cost €100 which includes refreshments and a carvery lunch. Also classes for Beginners in Computers at Bailieborough Business Centre. Tel: 042-969-4716 to reserve your place.


October—Month of the Rosary:

The Rosary will be recited at the Grotto on the Virginia Road every evening at 7.30pm, except on Saturdays. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in.


Confirmation Parent’s Meeting:

A meeting of parents who would like their children—presently in 6th class in St. Anne’s, St. Felim’s and the Model National Schools—to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation next year, will take place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough tomorrow night, Thursday, October 4th at 8.00pm.


 Vincent’s Shop:

We are approaching the start of the yearly festivities and I would like to ask if when doing your Autumn cleaning that if you come across items, outfits, decorations that are in reasonable condition for either Halloween or Christmas that you donate them to us. Thank you for your fantastic response to our need for paper and plastic carrier bags, it has helped us out enormously, Also we will be opening all day Saturday 10am –5pm from Saturday 13th October.


Adult Irish Dance and Ceilí Classes:

Adult Irish dance classes will take place in Tierworker Hall at 8:30pm every Wednesday. For more information, please contact Aishling Fox on (087) 9699235.


Hardtimes Chorus:

Thank You to all who attended our ‘A Million Dreams’ show on Friday night in St Anne’s Church in Bailieborough in aid of Down Syndrome Centre North East. A special word of thanks to all the shops, hotels and parish office who helped sell the tickets and also to all who donated prizes for our raffle on the night, very much appreciated.


‘Moybologue and the parishes of East-Cavan: 1400 – 1800.’

A lecture by Fr. Liam Kelly, author of ‘The Diocese of Kilmore, c1100 – 1800,’ in St. Mary’s Hall, Tierworker on Tuesday, 23rd October at 8pm. All Welcome. Free Entry. Refreshments served. Free Parking.


Bailieborough Social Day Centre:

The next get-together of the Social Day Centre will take place on Wednesday, October 3rd from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, in the Community Centre. New members are always most welcome.


Citizen’s Information:

The service continues on every Tuesday, at 1.30pm in the Library.


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to Brigid Clarke, Duneena and Felim McGuinness, Curkish on the recent death of their sister, Nancy Connolly, Castleblayney, whose Funeral took place in Castleblayney on Monday, September 24th.


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.


Walk, Jog, Run or Crawl!

Run, walk, crawl or jog every Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8pm.  It’s free!!!! And there is no catch! All newcomers welcome.  Anyone want to try kayaking? If you do, be at the Town Lake at 7.00pm. Tea, coffee, fruit and biscuits afterwards. All newcomers welcome.


St. Anne’s Folk Choir:

Practice for the Folk Choir take place every Tuesday evening at 8.15pm, in St. Anne’s Church. The future of the Choir depends greatly on the involvement of the parishioners in our Church, so new members would be very much appreciated and welcomed.


Bailieborough Business Centre:

 Classes: Beginners Computer,

Improvers Computers, Mondays 7pm to 10pm.

Spreadsheets, Tuesdays, 10am to 1pm.

Word, Thursdays, 10am to 1pm.

Safepass, Saturday 6th October.


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 October, November and December 2018: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–October 6th (Saturday, 1.30pm), October 28th (Sunday, 12.30pm), November 10th (Saturday, 1.30pm), November 25th (Sunday, 12.30pm), December 15th (Saturday 1.30pm) and December 23rd (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.

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 1st October 2018

Under 7/9/11; Due to the extended season for the U13/15/17s and adult sides indoor hurling will be postponed until we get these lads finished. All will receive a text when we are ready to go.

Under 13; Three rounds of Ulster blitzes coming up to finish out the season.

Under 15; Huge congratulations to our U15 squad who finished out the Monaghan season in style picking up the Shield with victory over Monaghan Harps on Tuesday last in Cloghan. A great team and squad performance. Well done to all.

Tuesdays victorious U15 Squad.

Conor Ruxton receives the Cup.


A significant step for the club as we fielded at competitive adult level for the very first time on Sunday last on the 3G v Pearse Óg. Great to be able to field at this level at last. We still have a long way to go and will learn a lot from this year but we are now fielding at all levels from U7 to adult which is significant for a Cavan hurling club. The very best wishes to the Pearse Óg player who sustained a serious, accidental, injury in the game. Next up is a game v long time Cavan serial champions Mullahoran next week. Well done to all involved.

Above; Our first ever senior competitive squad.

The week ahead;

Thursday; Adult training at astro at the Vale 8pm.

Sunday; Senior Championship v Mullahoran tbc.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280

U13; Colin Higgins 087 276 9086

U15; Pat O’Flaherty 087 450 1524

U15/17; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371

Adult; Willie/Kathryn 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: 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.