Bailieborough News. October 29th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.


Bailieborough Cancer Comfort: Annual Variety Concert:

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Annual Variety Concert will take place in the Community Centre on this Friday, November 2nd and Saturday, November 3rd, commencing at 8.30pm. A fun filled concert of Music, Drama, Dance and Comedy!! There will be a raffle on the Saturday night for a Limousin Heifer—kindly donated by Patsy and Jean Farrelly. There are still some tickets on sale locally. A night not to be missed and your support would be greatly appreciated.


Bailieborough Drama Group are currently on the One Act Festival Circuit with ‘Smile Handsome’ by Liz O’Hanlon. Charlene Cadden picked up the award for Most Promising Young Actress and the Group placed 3rd in Moat Theatre, Naas on Saturday 27th October. In Coolgreany festival in Wexford on Sunday the 28th the group collected The Audience Award, as well as Best Supporting Actress for Charlene Cadden, Adjudicator’s Award went to Liz O’ Hanlon for acting performance and new drama and the Group placed 2nd overall. Their next outing is Cavan Drama Festival this Friday November 2nd in the Rugby Club in Cavan town.

Thanks so much, Fiona Clarke. Bailieborough Drama Group Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

Bailieborough Parish Church:

Bailieborough Parish Church Concert: featuring – The Queen of Country Music—Philomena Begley, Gloria, Boxcar Brian, Liam Kelly Music and The Hot Country Band in the Hotel Bailie on Friday 9th  November – Doors at 7.30pm – Admission €20. Tickets available at the Hotel Bailie in advance or at the door on the night.

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



Congratulations and Well Done to all the people from the town and surrounding areas who took part in the Dublin City Marathon on Sunday last. Some were doing it for the first time, while others were ‘old hands’ at the annual October Bank Holiday run. Well done to all !!


Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 27-10-2018.  Numbers Drawn;14, 15, 26, 29.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Sandra Smith; Joe O’Reilly; Mairead McCabe; Terry Smith. Jackpot next week, €1,500.


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to brothers Eugene, Michael and P.V., sisters Kathleen and Rose, sisters-in-law Kitty and Teresa and brother-in-law Seamus, nieces, nephews, relatives and large circle of friends on the death of Tommy Clarke, late of Cavantymahon, Tunnyduff, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away peacefully on Saturday, 20th October. Pre-deceased by his sister Bridie. Tommy’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West, on Monday morning, October 22nd with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.


Cups Against Breast Cancer:

A big Thank You to all in Bailieborough, who came to support and donate to the Coffee Morning for the Irish Cancer Society. We had a lovely morning of tea and chatting and raised a fantastic sum of €776.80 for a very worthy cause. A special mention to all who helped out and generously donated their time and facilities for the event: The Bailie Hotel for the use of their dining room and for donating the tea’s and coffee’s and staff to serve, Blacks Butchers for donating scones, Pat Clarke for donating the milk, Tesco’s for donating sweets, Bailie Stores for the balloons, Shane, Suzanne and Irene McCluskey and Marie Keegan for all the baking. Thanks again for all your support which made this a great morning.


Junior Robotics

Two FREE workshops in Bailieborough Library on Saturday, November 10th for all children aged 7-10 years, as part of the Cavan/Monaghan Science Festival.

Workshop 1 – 2.15pm-3.15pm;

Workshop 2 – 3.30pm-4.30pm.


Learn it LEGO Education Junior Robotics workshop introduces students to the world of robots through the use of LEGO. Students will design, construct and modify robots, and will learn how to program their robots to carry out specific tasks, developing workflow skills, learning about logic, loops, switches, blocks and more.


Bridge Results: October 2nd:

 First: Sean Kelleher and Patsy Corcoran, Second: Elizabeth Murphy and Rosaleen Mackey. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson. Third: Pauline McEvoy and Rosaleen Keegan.

Tuesday, October 9th: First: Rosaleen Mackey and Kathy O’Sullivan, Second: Ann Brady and Tony Carolan. Best Gross: Jimmy and Una Stafford. Third: Kathleen McArdle and Teresa O’Reilly.

Bridge lessons for beginners will take place in Hotel Bailie, Bailieborough, at 7.30pm, each Monday night. Everybody welcome.


Fright for Your Lights’:

WOW! Thank you all for coming out on Friday night. It was an amazing night and we hope you enjoyed yourself. The support we received tonight was just fantastic. On behalf of the committee we are delighted with how well the event ran and the huge number of people who came and enjoyed themselves.


‘Team Hope’ Christmas Shoebox Appeal:

Why not get involved by filling a Shoebox or making a contribution? Closing date Friday, 9th November. For further information, please contact Hazel on 0879903520.


Bailieborough Social Day Group:

A bus will leave from the Community Centre on Wednesday, October 31st at 1.00pm to go to the Kilnaleck Group for Halloween lunch and entertainment.


Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival and Town Events.

Following a fantastic response last year, for fundraising for the extra new Christmas Lights, the Lights Committee are in the position that they are not going to ask businesses for financial donations this year, due to the willingness of volunteers to erect the lights and Electricians to wire them. We should have enough to cover any costs incurred, if any business or individual would still like to give a donation they can do so. ‘Santa’ and the lights will be turned on, on Saturday, December 1st at 5pm.


John Paul II Awards:

Congratulations to the six young people from the Bailieborough Church Area who received their John Paul II Awards in the Pastoral Centre, Cavan, recently. The Award is similar to the President’s Award and it acknowledges and recognises the young people’s work in the Parish. The recipients of the Awards in this area were: Barry Scanlon, Amy Tierney Ruske, Michaela Connolly, Emily Gregory, Katelyn Martin and Jodie Walsh. Last year, they helped organise, and participated in, the Christmas and Easter Ceremonies, they also trained to become Eucharistic Ministers and they distributed Holy Communion at the Pope’s Mass in the Phoenix Park.


Drumkeery Group Water Scheme:

Scouring of the lines is currently taking place until Friday, November 9th. This may cause some disruption to member’s water supply. Should any problems arise, please contact the Maintenance Officer, Seamus McCabe at 086 0466188. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.


Oil Painting Classes for Adults:

6-week course from Thursday, November 8th to Thursday, December 13th, from 10.30am to 12 noon, in Trinity Church Hall, Virginia Road. Please contact, 087 636 5342 for further information.


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.


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!


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.


‘Annie Get Your Gun’:

Congratulations to the staff and students of Bailieborough Community School on their staging of the wonderful musical ‘Annie Get Your Gun’, which ran during last week. The cast, choir, orchestra and crew were superb and put on a top class and entertaining show for everyone who attended. Well done!!


St. Anne’s Folk Choir:

Practice for the Folk Choir take place every Tuesday evening at 8.15pm, in St. Anne’s Church. New members would be very much appreciated and welcomed.


First Nations from North America—‘Broken Walls’:

In the Hotel Bailie on Wednesday, October 31st at 8.00pm. Admission free. Enjoy a night od award winning First Nations Music, Singing and Dancing.


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 10th (Saturday, 1.30pm), November 25th (Sunday, 12.30pm), December 15th (Saturday 1.30pm) and December 23rd (Sunday. 12.30pm).


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 –

Foundation Hurling course;

Will be held on Saturday, 3rd November. We NEED more parents to become qualified in order to be fully compliant with GAA codes of practice. If enough volunteers, then this can be provided locally.


“Cavan One Act Drama Festival’

runs from Friday 2nd November to Sunday 4th November. Nine productions in total over three nights.

Local Productions by Bailieborough Players, Cornmill Theatre Group and Sillan Community Players. Location: Cavan Rugby Club, Commencing: 8pm nightly

Admission: €15/€30 for three nights.


East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 29th October 2018

Under 7/9/11; Almost ready to go now the bigger lads are nearly finished. We hope to start next week in Kingscourt on Thursday 8th and Bailieborough on Friday 9th. More info next week.

Under 13; One more round of Ulster blitz then season finished.

Under 15; One more round of Ulster blitz and long season finished for these lads also.

Senior; The final rescheduled game in the Championship was postponed due to a bereavement in the Cootehill club. We send our condolences to the Fitzpatrick family at this sad time. The game will be refixed for this coming week tbc.

Foundation Hurling course; Will be held on Sat 3rd November. We NEED more parents to become qualified in order to to be fully compliant with GAA codes of practice. This is the most important job we will do as a club all year and we hope lots will respond to this. It is our legal duty to be fully compliant with all GAA codes of Practise. WhatsApp out to all. Please reply. If enough volunteers, then this can be provided locally.

The week ahead;

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

Saturday; Senior Championship v Cootehill tbc.

Sunday; U13 Ulster blitz 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.