Bailieborough News. September 17th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen


Annual Pony Drivers and Friends, Memorial Drive 2018:

Preparations are well underway for this year’s Memorial/Charity Drive. The Drive will be taking place in Bailieborough at The Hideout on Sunday next, the 23rd September, starting at 2pm. This year we are raising money for Cavan/Monaghan Palliative Care. On the day there will be refreshments, raffle, auction and music. The Noel McDermott Perpetual Plaque and The Sean McQuillan Memorial Cup will be presented on the day to ‘the best turned out’ Ponies. We look forward to seeing everyone there to support a very worthy cause.


Race for Grace’:

Come join us in a 5km or 10km Run, Walk or Crawl for ‘Feileacain’ and ‘A Little Lifetime Foundation’—both charities support anyone who has lost a baby in pregnancy or after— in memory of Orla Dean’s grand- daughter Grace, who gained her wings far too soon, on Saturday next, September 22nd. They are both amazing charities and every cent raised will go towards supporting families affected by the death of a baby during or after pregnancy. Registration for the event will open at 11am at Bailieborough Community Centre and the event will start at 12pm.
Registration prices are; €5—5km, €10—10km and €15 for Families.
Everyone who registers will be entered into a raffle on the day.
Tea and Sandwiches will be served back at the Community Centre after the event.
Really hope to see you there! All support is greatly appreciated.


Bailieborough School of Music:

The Annual General Meeting of the Bailieborough School of Music will take place on Thursday, September 27th at 9.00pm, in the Hotel Bailie. All welcome.

Lotto results for 08-09-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 3, 5, 8, 14   No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Sarah O’Reilly; Dingo and Monty, c/o Failte; Kathleen Gormley; Eileen McCabe.

Lotto results for 15-09-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 3, 5, 7, 11   No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Marie Logan; Sarah and Rebecca Carolan; Rena Coleman; John Reilly. Jackpot next week, €4,700.


Culture Night at the Open Door Sessions:

Featuring special guests Michael Gallen, Gerry Hodgers, Ollie Gargan, The Giant Wolf Theatre Company and Leona Daly.

The Open Door Sessions, Bailieborough’s free monthly arts and music night is hosting a special gathering of talented musicians and artists from 8.30pm to celebrate Culture Night on Friday next, 21st September, in Nixy’s Bar, The Square, Bailieborough.

Well into its second year, The Open Door Sessions continues to host new, original music and arts on a monthly basis. Culture Night is an expansion of the Sessions regular programme of talented, established and up-and-coming musicians and artists.

If you haven’t attended before this is a great opportunity to try it out.

Admission to The Open Door Sessions is free and you are welcome to come along to support and enjoy some of the extraordinary talents that exist within our country.


Culture Night:

Bailieborough Masonic Lodge are holding an ‘Open Evening’ on Friday, September 21st at 8.00pm, in the Masonic Hall, Market Square, Bailieborough. A talk will be given on the history of ‘Freemasonry in East Cavan’ by Eugene Markey. All are welcome and refreshments will be served afterwards. Admission is free for this event.


Bailieborough Poetry Festival 2018:

The Bailieborough Poetry Festival officially opens on Thursday 4th of October in Bailieborough Library at 7pm. This will include the official opening of the Art Exhibition by Ruth McDonnell in the Library Arts space which runs in conjunction with the Festival. Members of LitLab writing group have been collaborating with the artist and will read some poems inspired by her artworks.

Poets definitely taking part are Annemarie Ní Churreáin, Enda Wyley and Brendan McCann.

Enda Wyley will be reading and facilitating a workshop at Bailieborough Poetry Festival 2018.Watch out for full programme soon.


‘Hardtimes Chorus’:

‘Hardtimes Chorus’ are delighted to announce of their upcoming concert, ‘A Million Dreams’ in aid of the Down Syndrome Centre North East. It will be held in St Annes Church on Friday evening, 28th September 2018 at 8.30pm. Special Guests on the night will be the fantastic ‘Song Sisters’ and ‘Kudos’!

The Down Syndrome Centre North East has been set up by a group of parents to provide essential services, information and support to people with Down Syndrome and their families living in the North East. The centre is due to open its doors in October 2018 in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan. Tickets are now available in SuperValu, the Bailie Hotel, Bailie Stores, Turning Head’s Hair Salon and St Anne’s Parish Office during office hours. Please Come Along and support.


Bailieborough Social Day Group:

A Bus will leave from the Community Centre on Wednesday, 19th September at 1.00pm to go the Kilnaleck Group for lunch and entertainment.


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to son Stuart, daughter Sandra, son-in-law Ronnie, sister Florrie, cherished grandchildren Ross and Ryan, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, cousin Rose, nephews, nieces and extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Violet Cox (née Bingham), Urcher, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away peacefully at Esker Lodge Nursing Home, Cavan on Wednesday, September 5th 2018. Violet was predeceased by her husband Willie some time ago. Violet’s Funeral Service took place in Trinity Presbyterian Church on Friday, September 7th with burial afterwards in Urcher Graveyard.


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) for more information or to register please contact Lydia on 0877414735.



Congratulations to Dearbhla Molloy and Peter Lafferty, who were married last Sunday week in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough.


Children’s Irish Dance Classes;

Irish dance classes with World Champions Aishling and Emma Fox have resumed on Wednesdays, at 6pm in Tierworker Hall. For more information, please contact Aishling or Emma on (087) 9699235, (087) 2059128. All newcomers welcome.


Local Robbery:

On Friday morning last, a shed at a residence in Woodview was broken into between 2.00am and 8.00am and a quantity of Power Tools were stolen to the value of €1,500. If anyone was in the vicinity between those hours and seen anything out of the ordinary or have been offered power tools for sale, then please contact Bailieborough Garda Station at 042 969 4570.


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 on Thursday, October 4th at 8.00pm.



Pilates have resumed in Bailieboro Trinity Hall on Tuesdays. Classes at 6.15pm and 7.30pm. Suitable for all levels of fitness, booking essential. Please call Anne 087 2601454.


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.


Citizen’s Information:

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


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to mother Tina, sisters Patricia, Ann and Eileen, husband Winston, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends on the death of Pauline O’Reilly-Davis, Monaseed, Gorey, Co. Wexford and formerly of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, peacefully at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin on Tuesday, 11th September 2018. A Service was held for Pauline at the Victorian Chapel, Mount Jerome, Harold’s Cross, Dublin on Friday afternoon, September 14th followed by cremation.


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.


‘Vincent’s Shop’:

‘Vincent’s Shop’ on Main St., are urgently seeking Gents Clothing and any paper or plastic bags, that they can use in the shop. Thank you for all the kind donations of clothes, toys and bric-a-brac and for generously buying from the shop. All money raised is used for local deserving causes.



Church of Ireland Services for September:

Saturday 22nd September: Bailieborough Hall 2-4pm – ‘Messy Church Harvest’.

Sunday 23 September: Bailieborough 10:45am – All-Age Service, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer.

Sunday 30 September: United Service in Mullagh 10:30am – All-Age Service followed by tea and coffee.

Sunday 30 September: Harvest Service, Knockbride Church 7:30pm.

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


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 September, October, November and December 2018:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–September 23rd (Sunday, 12.30pm) 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 17th September 2018

Under 7/9; Outdoor hurling for U7/9/11 has now finished for the year. Thanks to all who came out especially during the school holidays which we ran for the first time. Indoor hurling will return from early October, Thursday 4th in Kingscourt and Friday 5th in Bailieborough.


A good evening blitz at a soggy 3G at Breffni park on Monday with our U11s. Well done to all.


Under 15; The lads had a great win v league leaders Castleblayney in Kingscourt on Wednesday last. We have now qualified for the Shield final which should be next week tbc.


ECG Captain Conor Ruxton before Wednesday’s win v Blayney.

Senior; Training Thursday 7pm. Venue tbc. Players will receive text. Cavan Senior Championship coming up end of the month. New players arriving each week which is positive and more are very welcome.

The week ahead;

Thursday; Adult training in Killann/ Kingscourt/Bailieborough 7pm 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.


Irish Night:

Gerard Kiernan is putting put on an Irish Night and Gospel Concert in Kilnaleck Réaltóg Centre with Proceeds to Kilnaleck Comhaltas Branch on Thursday night, 27th September 2018 at 8.30pm. Fabulous entertainment and local Artists and Raffle on the night.

Light refreshments served and voluntary donations accepted. Everybody welcome for a great night of craic and fun!



Sunday 30th September, Woodford Suite, Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell Co. Cavan. 12.00pm – 5.00pm. Come and join us for our annual autumn fair. It’s the perfect place for some retail therapy and helps support your local crafting community. There’ll be a whole host of handmade crafts, quality giftware and craft supplies to see and purchase making it a great day out for all the family. It’s free admission too! For further information visit or ring 049 436 4877.


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.