Bailieborough News. October 4th 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Community Centre: St Anne’s Community Centre has been freshly painted and is now looking fabulous inside and out. For bookings contact the parish office. Thanks to Breffni Clarke and the CES scheme for all their hard work.

Well Done: Well done to local girl Leanne Kiernan whose two goals on Sunday last for Liverpool against Coventry United, earned her the ‘Player of the Match’ Award—and a great start to her Liverpool career.  This result means that Liverpool WFC are in third position in the League, just 2 points behind the leaders.

Student Scholarship Awards: Link Credit Union have launched their Student Scholarship Awards, where 10 members will win €1,000 towards their educational costs. Application Forms are now available to download from their website or to collect from the Bailieborough or Kingscourt office.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Bailieborough Heritage Society are looking for old photos of people who lived and worked in Bailieborough town for an exhibition. Please email them to: or contact Margaret at 086 816 4399.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to children, Elizabeth, James, Shirley, Gordon and Grace on the death of their mother, Joan Fisher who passed away peacefully on Thursday 23rd  September 2021 at the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald. Joan was originally from the Stonewall, Bailieborough. Joan will be missed by her children, daughter-in-law Suzie, sons-in-law Ron and Richie and grandchildren Samantha, Andrew, Rosie, Harry and Matthew, relatives and friends. Joan was predeceased by her husband James. Joan’s Funeral Service was held at St Donard’s Parish Church, Beersbridge Road on Tuesday, 28th  September with burial afterwards in Urcher Graveyard, Bailieborough, Co Cavan. 

Dhuish Group Water Scheme: Dhuish Group Water Scheme are continuing to flush the lines until the end of next week. Any queries, please contact 087 6293035.

Helping our Homeless: Collection point outside SuperValu on the Main Street.

We collect crisps, bars, fresh fruit, pot noodles, cup of soups, sanitary products, boxers, socks, underwear and much more!

Your support means everything to us and our homeless! Our Bailieborough collection point is now outside of SuperValu at 12-1pm every Saturday!

 ‘Cherished Captures’: Local photographer, Ollie Gargan’s first solo photo exhibition will be on view upstairs in the Library, to all members of the community until Tuesday, October 26th  during Library opening hours. Current government Covid guidelines will be strictly adhered to. Well worth a visit!

Trad Music Classes: Youth Trad music classes return to East Cavan after a 15 month hiatus. The local Comhaltas branch in Killinkere are delighted to announce that classes are returning again on Friday October the 8th from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Instruments include Button Accordion, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Bodhrán and Tin Whistle – all available at beginner & intermediate levels.
Tutors include multi All Ireland Fleadh champions Shane Walsh, Brian Kelly and Patrick McGrane.
Registration will take place at The Centre in Killinkere. All newcomers are more than welcome. Call Breffni on 0871225465 for further info.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.: Bailieborough Celtic AFC are looking for girls aged 9 to 13 years old, to expand and develop our girls soccer teams, currently at Under 11 and Under 13 level. If you would like the opportunity to become part of a great girls team, come along to our training sessions on a Monday evening at 6.30pm, at the Vale Soccer Grounds. 

Any Queries, contact 086-8156532.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Sunday services are at 9:30am in Mullagh and Shercock, 10:45 am in Bailieborough, 12noon in Knockbride. Audio from the sermon will be available later on Sundays on our YouTube channel.  Face masks, hand sanitizing, and social distancing will still be required on Sunday mornings.

Halloween ‘Fright Night’: Halloween fright night is back this year. Bigger and better than ever. Friday the 22nd  of October. All Covid guidelines will be in place. Suitable for all ages, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Pre-booking only. Contact Tony at 086 399 3430. Car parking available at the Community Centre, Community School or the Church Carpark on the Virginia Road side. No parking available at the event location. Time slots are available every two minutes with groups of 15 allowed per time slot. Tickets are €5 per person. The main sponsor this year is Link Credit Union.

 Tickets are selling fast,so make sure your grab yours quick.

Bailieborough Library: Competition time!!

In celebration of Children’s Book Festival 2021 we have an art competition for budding young illustrators – Design a Halloween Mask!

Children are asked to design a scary mask from their imagination or based on a spooky character they have read about.

The closing date is 16th October and entries must be returned to your local library in Cavan.

YES YOU CAN…. public computers, seating areas and study spaces are now available at Bailieborough Library. We couldn’t be more pleased to have your regular Library services back in action.

The Library is open for browsing, borrowing, scanning, printing and photocopying. We have a huge selection of stock on offer.  Phone Bailieborough Library at 042 9665779 for more details!

Congratulations and Well Done: Congratulations and well done to the Shamrocks Senior Ladies side who qualified for the Intermediate Championship final on Sunday last when they won by Bailieborough Shamrocks 5-10 v 2-04 Castlerahan/Denn. The Ladies will now play Kingscourt in the final. 

East Cavan Gaels: Juvenile Hurling:

After a long 18 month enforced absence we are BACK!

Juvenile indoor hurling has resumed—every Saturday— in our new venue of Killinkere GAA Hall.

Under 7 from 3-4pm.

Under 9 from 4-5pm.

Cost; €3 each per week.

Equipment will be supplied for those wishing to try the game of hurling with us.

Cavan hurling recently received a significant boost with their Senior side reaching their All Ireland Final for the first time and the county Under 17s winning their All Ireland title on the same day. Both squads had players from East Cavan Gaels who started their journey with us in local halls having taken their first steps with us.

Now it’s your turn to be the next generation of Cavan hurling stars!

October—Month of the Holy Rosary: The Rosary will be recited at the Grotto on the Virginia Road every evening except Saturdays for the month of October at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the prayers for their own intentions.

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.