Bailieborough News. September 11th 2017. Matthew J. Cullen.

Opening of New Lakeland Dairies Facility:

Over 80 new jobs are to be created locally with the opening of a new €36m milk drying facility in Bailieborough for Lakeland Dairies.

The farmer-owned co-operative currently employs more than 800 people. The new jobs are expected to come on stream by 2019.

Lakeland Dairies processes milk supplied by 2,400 farmers from both sides of the border with over 1.2 billion litres of farm produced milk annually. The company produces milk powder and butter, exporting products and ingredients to more than 80 countries worldwide.

This is the company’s third milk drying plant at its Bailieborough process centre. The new facility was blessed on Wednesday morning by Fr. Michael Router P.P., the Reverend Ian Horner and Reverend Daryl Edwards and it was officially opened on Thursday last by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed and is understood to be one of the largest facilities of its kind in Europe. During the building process over 180 construction workers were employed.


Blessing of the Graves:

Thank you to all who attended the Blessing of the Graves in St. Anne’s Cemetery on Sunday, September 3rd. As usual there was a very large crowd present. Thank you to the Church stewards, who managed the parking and traffic very well and to the Pastoral Council who organised the Ceremony and who took up the collection—which this year, thanks to your generous contributions amounted to €4,418.88. Thank you also to the members of the Community Employment Scheme who had the cemetery looking so well, to the readers Geraldine Reilly, Brigid Donohoe and Julie Carolan, the local Legion of Mary who led the Rosary, to Tommy McCluskey who played a beautiful instrumental piece during the Service and to Fr. Joseph Fidelis Bature for his assistance.


Moybologue Historical Society: Old Photograph Request:

The society would be very grateful to hear from anyone who has old photographs at or inside Moybologue old graveyard, or at the Moat, particularly before the last restoration works in 1988-89. Please contact the society at, or via Facebook.


Bailieborough Church of Ireland Harvest Service:

The Harvest Service in Bailieborough Parish Church takes place this Sunday, 17th September at 7:30pm.  The speaker will be Dean Nigel Crossey and the service will be followed by refreshments in the hall.  All are invited and all are welcome – we’d love to see you there!


Bailieborough ‘Stop Waste Food’ Challenge:

Stop Food Waste are challenging Irish households to reduce their food waste. Taking this challenge will start you on the road to less food waste and could save you as much as €60 each month. Interested? Bailieborough Stop Food Waste Challenge will take place at the Library on Thursdays, September 14th, 21st and 28th. This is a FREE event and all members of the community are welcome to attend. Register your interest by emailing


FRUIT BAGS FOR OXFAM is a locally organised event that will take place on Thursday, September 28th outside Tesco in Bailieboro.

Small bags of locally picked Damson fruit will be sold. We would like to raise awareness and funds for the Developing World Charity, Oxfam.

More info



A meeting of all the parents of children in the parish receiving the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation in the parish in 2018 will take place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough, on Thursday next, September 14th, at 7.30pm.


Bailieborough Men’s Shed:

Located at the Beckscourt Centre, the Men’s Shed is an excellent outlet for men to get together, enjoy their time, have a chat and learn new skills. All are welcome. Anyone interested or needing further details, please call into the Centre or call: 042 9694825.


Motor Neurone Fund Raiser:

In Cross Hall there will be a Fund Raiser on Thursday 14th of September. The Mill Race Drama Group will present their Hilarious Comedy “I’m the One for You “. This comedy is about the struggle to find love in rural Ireland. It is written by Jimmy Keary and directed by John Sheridan one of the founding members of the Mill Race Drama Group. The Proceeds of the night will go towards a local Motor Neurone fund. The play will start a 9pm and admission is €10. All welcome.


The ‘Open Door’ Sessions:

Bailieborough’s Monthly Arts and Music Gathering presents Sarah Something, Mairead Donnellan and Daragh Slacke. Commencing at 9pm on Friday next, 15th September in Nixys, The Square Bar, The Square, Bailieborough. All welcome.


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extend to mother, Katie, sisters Pauline, Bridget, Cathy, Janet and Delores, brothers Frank and Bernard, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends on the death of Bernadette Cahill, Tullyattin, Newcastle, Moynalty Co Meath who died on Friday,1st  September 2017, peacefully at Cavan General Hospital. Bernadette’s Funeral Mass took place in St Mary’s Church, Newcastle on Monday, September 4th with burial afterwards in Moynalty Cemetery.


Classes at the B.D.A. Centre: Computers for Beginners – Tuesday Evenings, 5 weeks for 2 Hours, Print Bank Statements, Book Holidays, Set up Email, On Line Motor Tax and much more.

 Computers for Improvers – Getting your photos from your phone to print, send attachments with email, an introduction to word, excel, social media and much more.

Graphic Design – Create and print posters and advertisements for your small business or club.

Web Design – Create and manage Web sites for your small business or club, computer competency necessary.

 Microsoft Word – Letters, Mail Merges, Setting up and printing documents, booklets, leaflets.

 Microsoft Excel – Keeping records for your small business or club.

 All classes are free – Call 042-969-4716 or 086-794-9739 to Reserve your place.



A special Concert featuring ‘The Hardtimes Chorus’ entitled ‘Thank You for the Music’ to mark the renovation of St. Anne’s Church and to raise funds for the work, will take place in the Church on Friday, 10th November at 8.00pm. Tickets for the event costing €15 will be on sale soon in local shops and in the church after weekend masses.


Speech and Drama continues this year, the classes in the Community Hall in Bailieborough are full, but there are still spaces in the Community Hall in Tunnyduff. Any enquiries please contact Kate Kelly on 0863148407.


Bailieborough Community Indoor Bowls:

Bailieborough Community Indoor Bowls take place every Tuesday evening in the Community Centre, Chapel Road at 8.00pm. New members are always most welcome.


Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd are preparing for their forthcoming Annual Variety Concert in November and would love to hear from local talent who would be interested in taking part. Contact any committee member or leave your details in to Fox’s Bar and Lounge before September 30th.


Children’s Art Classes:

‘Artful Badger’ presents a new term of Kids Art Classes in the Wesleyan Chapel, Shercock Road, Bailieborough and in Kingscourt commencing on Saturday, September 16th. These classes are facilitated by two trained artists and further information can be had by calling 087 636 5342 for more details.


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.


Pilates in Trinity Hall:

Pilates in Trinity Hall on Tuesday, September 19th.  Beginners at 6.15pm and mixed ability at 7.30pm. 6 week course. Suitable for all fitness levels. Booking essential. Call Anne 087 2601454 for further details.


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to Frances Smith and Josie Farrelly and their families, Crossmakeelan on the recent death of their sister, Kathleen Dale (nee Nulty) who died in Manchester.


SOSAD Outreach, Bailieborough:

SOSAD Cavan are happy to announce due to so many requests over the years, they are opening up for 2 afternoons (Tuesdays and Thursdays) in the Beckscourt Centre, Bailieborough. Please contact 083 040 4833 for further information. Appointment only.


The run continues! :

 Once again the Senior ‘A’ team had a fine away win on Sunday last, when they defeated Navan side Parkvilla by 2—1 thus keeping their unbeaten start to the season intact.

The 2017/2018 C.M.U.L. season gets underway this coming weekend with the underage teams down for the following fixtures;
Under 12’s HOME V Cavan Shamrocks B at 10.00am,
Under 14’s HOME V Ballyjamesduff at 12 noon,
Under 16’s HOME V Cootehill Harps at 2.00pm.
Under 13’s HOME V Cavan Shamrocks B at 10.00am.
Best of luck to all teams for the coming season and enjoy.


Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 9/09/17.  Numbers Drawn; 2, 15, 17, 18.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Julia Giles, Barrack St; Brian Moore. Bracklin; Killian and Aidan Byrne, Highfield; McMahon family, Cormeen. Jackpot next week, €1,400.


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

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–October 14th (Saturday, 1.30pm), October 22nd (Sunday, 12.0pm), November 11th (Saturday 1.30pm) and November 26th (Sunday 12.30pm).


Bailieborough Poetry Festival:

Coming soon is the annual Bailieborough Poetry Festival from October 5th-7th so keep that weekend free.

Now in its 5th year the poetry festival will be host to artist Michelle Boyle, Noel Monahan, Patrick Chapman, Gerard Smyth, Liam McCabe, Linda Opyr and Emily Wills.

Bailieborough Poetry Festival Programme of events (watch for regular updates).

THURSDAY 5th October-Bailieborough Library 7pm.

Official opening of Poetry Festival AND visual art exhibition by Michelle Boyle in the Library Arts space.
This event will include a selected reading by members of the LitLab collaborating with the artist and her work.

FRIDAY 6th October- Murtagh’s Lounge- 7.30pm.

Noel Monahan, the Cavan and internationally renowned poet, has edited the third anthology of poems by LitLab, entitled ‘Frank Miller Stole My Girl’. He will officially launch the collection, which will be followed by a LitLab reading from the anthology.

Noel Monahan will then read a selection of his own work.

An open mic will follow and then finishing the night will be Liam McCabe, musician with his recent collection of spoken word songs.

SATURDAY 7th October- Bailieborough Library

Bailieborough Library
10am-1pm. Poetry workshop by American poet Linda Opyr.

Bailie Hotel
10am-1pm. Poetry workshop by UK poet Emily Wills.

Bailieborough Library
2.30pm. Bailieborough Poetry Prize presentation by poet Patrick Chapman, followed with readings by winning poets.
3.30-4pm. Tea break
4pm. Reading by Patrick Chapman.
4.30-5pm. Open mic

Murtagh’s lounge
7.30pm readings by travelling guest poets, Linda Opyr and Emily Wills.
8.30pm reading by renowned Irish poet, Gerard Smyth
Music to finish.

Bailieborough Poetry Festival……………..WHERE WORDS MATTER.


Bailieborough Library: Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

Beginner Conversational Irish Class for Adults who would like to learn the basics.

Ipads with Social Media for Beginners –   Wednesday afternoons 2.15pm-4pm. This course will help those wanting to get to grips with Social Media using IPADs.  (IPADS are provided). Contact:042 9665779 or


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.


National Cultural Night:

As part of National Culture Night, a lecture on the history of Freemasonry in Co. Meath and Oldcastle will be held in Oldcastle
Masonic hall, preceded by a tour of the Lodge room. After the lecture
there will be a Q & A session with Provincial Grand Archivist Mr.
Eugene Markey and refreshments will be served. 6.30pm-10pm. 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.


CITIZENS INFORMATION: 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.