Bailieborough News. September 1st 2016

Bailieborough News. September 1st 2016.  Matthew J. Cullen.


The annual visitation and blessing of the graves will take place next Sunday (September 4th) at 2pm in St. Anne’s Cemetery. Each family is asked to bring along a small container of water which will be blessed during the service. This water will be sprinkled by a family member on the grave before the recitation of the rosary.

All church stewards are asked to assist with parking and report to the carpark at the graveyard by 12.30pm.  Those attending are kindly requested to follow the instructions of the stewards and to co-operate with them at all times.

Members of the Parish Pastoral Council will take up a collection for the upkeep of the cemetery at various different locations before and after the ceremony. Please give generously.


The Monthly Holy Hour hosted by Direction for Our Times will take place on Thursday evening, September 1st in St. Anne’s Church beginning at 8pm. All welcome.


Forty Seven people travelled to Lough Derg last Monday for our annual parish pilgrimage. It was a very peaceful and prayerful day and the sunshine made it all the more enjoyable for those who participated. Thank you to Mella Denning and Caroline O’Reilly and the Parish Pastoral Council for organising the day.  If you have any ideas for next year’s pilgrimage please let us know.

Baptism Preparation Meeting for Parents

The next meeting is on Thursday September 8th, in the Parish Centre (Parochial House beside St. Anne’s Church) from 8pm to 9pm. All parents who are intending to have their child baptised are required to attend this meeting before finalising the date. Parents are reminded to give at least one month’s notice to 087-4407990.


On Saturday, 10th September.  Bus leaving from the Community Centre at 8.30am.  Booking with €15 bus fare in Vincent’s Shop, Main Street by Friday next, 2nd September.

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest Sympathy is extended to Larry and Marie Farrell and Family, Leiter, Bailieborough on the death of their son, Leonard who died on Sunday, August 21st. Leonard’s Funeral Mass took place in S.S. Peter and Paul’s Church, Balbriggan on Thursday, August 25th followed by burial in Ardla Cemetery.

Deepest Sympathy is extended to son Sean, mother Una, brothers James, Pat, Micky, Tommy and Declan, sisters Ann and Mary, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends on the death of Oliver Gillick, Bracklin, Bailieborough on Tuesday, August 23rd. Oliver’s Funeral Mass took place on Saturday, August 27th in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for August, September, October and November 2016

The following are the dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church for  September, October and November – September 10th (Saturday 1.30pm), October 2nd (Sunday 12.30pm), October 22nd (Saturday 1.30pm), November 6th (Sunday 12.30pm), and November 26th (Saturday 1.30pm).


‘Charity Barber Style Haircut Event’

The Bailieborough Shamrocks Golf Society are running a golf classic in aid of Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd on 16/17 Sept in Virginia. Teams of four are €100. Anybody interested contact Seamie Sheridan on (086) 0532174.

As a prelude to this Golf Classic, the Society have “encouraged” the aforementioned Seamie Sheridan to do a badly needed “Barber Style Hair Cut” also for Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd. This “Barbering” will take place on Saturday evening next, Sept 3rd in the Square after the Society’s ‘Concra Wood’ outing at around 9pm.  The tight trimming of his flowing, greying locks will assist the Society’s fund raising drive for this vital community service. Donations are going well but if you have not have already donated for this event and worthy cause you can still contribute through “Hall’s Newsagent” and “The Square Bar”. Please donate and bring “Seamie” back to his childhood barbered look!!!


Bailieboro Poetry Competition 2016

Closing date for entries is Wednesday 31st August 2016. First prize of €300 for winning poem with a 2nd prize of €50 to be awarded. There will also be a special prize for a local entrant domiciled in Cavan or Meath. Each poem must not exceed 50 lines, and should be typed, single-spaced. The competition is open to anybody who has reached their 18th birthday. Up to three poems may be submitted per entry. You may submit as many entries as you wish. A fee of €5 per poem or 3 poems for €10 is payable. Payment should be made via the PayPal button. In the case of email entries poems should be submitted as an attachment to an email to The email address used to submit the entry must be the same as the email used for the Paypal transaction. The attachment should contain the text of the poems with no author identification. The body of the email must also contain the text of the poems as well as the entrant’s name, phone number and postal address. Entries will be judged anonymously.

Craft Club Tour

From Bailieborough to Lissadell House, Sligo, on Thursday, 8th Sept, 2016.  Enquiries to Mary at 087-97505

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.


Pilates resuming on Tuesday evening September 13th, in Trinity Hall—6 week course. Booking is essential, please call Anne 087 2601454 for further information.

Classes and Services at Bailieborough Business Centre

Internet Safety for Parents. A 2 hour session for parents, guiding you through the various Apps and Social Media sites that children are accessing. Call 042-969-4716.

A4 Colour Copying and Printing available at Bailieborough Business Centre.


Education Guidance for all adults at the Library at 3pm on first Tuesday of each month. Free service run by ETB. Information on courses available, funding and grants.

Parent, Baby and Toddler group: Weekly meeting at Bailieborough Library.

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.



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.


Well-Being’ Workshop

A ‘Well-Being’ Workshop will take place in Bailieborough Business Centre on Saturday, 24th September from 10-5pm.  A day of fun and positivity – importance of looking after your mental health.  Why you need to put yourself first!  Lunch will be served. Suitable for everyone over the age of 13 (special rates for teenagers). Call or text Gloria 086 6076712 or email:


Bailieborough Walking Group

August 31st – Dun a Rí Forest Park, Kingscourt: (M) Walk 1 Hour 30 min. (E) Walk 1 Hour. Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.50pm. Walk commences at 7.15pm at Cabra School entrance to Dun a Rí on the Kingscourt to Shercock Road.

September 7th – Castle Lake Bailieborough: (M) Walk 1 Hour 30 min. (E) Walk 1 Hour. Walk commences at 7.15pm at Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Rd., Bailieborough. This is the final walk of the season. All welcome.

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’ is still going strong for the elderly and vulnerable in the Bailieborough area. Just give us a call if you want any small jobs done or even just for a chat. Just give Ann a call at 042 9694825 from 9.00am to 2.00pm, Monday to Friday. We would love to hear from you!

New Mother-Toddler Group

MiniMovers is a new weekly activity class for children from 3 months up to 5 years of age.

With a focus on encouraging movement through music, song and play it creates a fun space for young children to develop their physical, social and early educational needs.

Classes are on every Tuesday in Killinkere Leisure Centre at 10am. Babies and Crawlers are €3 and walkers are €5. Tea and Coffee will be available after the session. To book call or text Anna on 0868159078 or send a message to ‘MiniMovers Cavan’ on Facebook.


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East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 29th August 2016

Under 6/8/10; Our U10s had a good evening in Cloghan on Wednesday last in a Monaghan blitz. They now prepare for the ECG U10 tournament finals which come up soon.

Indoor hurling for U6/8/10 will return when everyone is settled back into school.

Kingscourt on Thursday September 1st at 6.30.

Bailieborough on Friday September 2nd at 6 & 7.

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Above; Wednesdays U10 squad in Cloghan. We say farewell to two of our outstanding young hurlers in Rory and Donal O’Connor who move to Cork next week. We thank them for all of their hard work and look forward to seeing them play for Cork in the future. Best of luck lads!

Under 12/14;

We had 5 representatives on the Cavan U12 squad, Tadhg Barry, Joseph McKeon, Nathan McGuigan, James Tully and Niall Mernagh who travelled to Kilkenny on Saturday last. They played 2 Kilkenny sides and a Dublin side and gave a very good account of themselves in distinguished company. Well done also to our Kathryn who was one of the team mentors.

We had Declan Mernagh on the South Ulster U14 squad who equipped themselves well in Cloghan on Saturday last.

The U14 Championship game v St. Felim’s was postponed to a later date. We have a bye this week so training for all on Wednesday.


Above; ECG men Joseph, Niall, James, Nathan and Tadhg who played for Cavan U12 in Kilkenny on Saturday last.

Under 16/18;

The U16s went down to a good Carrick side in the Ulster league.

We entertain Knockbridge on Wednesday in the Ulster league.

Jack Barry, Cian McEntee and Darragh Donnellon represented the club on the South Ulster side which played well in Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday last.

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Above; Saturday’s South Ulster U16 squad with ECGs Cian, Jack and Darragh.

Hurling training times and venues;

Under 6/8/10; Kingscourt group; September 1st

Thursday 6.30-8 in the Community Centre.

Bailieborough group U6/8/10; September 2nd

Friday at the BCS school sports hall. U6/8 from 6-7 and U10 from 7-8.

For all U8/10 information contact Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

Under 12/14/16/18;

Training for all ages (unless there is a game) from Under 12 to Under 18 on Wednesday 7pm at Bailieborough GAA grounds St.Annes Park.

For all U12-U18 information contact Kathryn O’Flynn 087 244 1371.

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.

The Samaritans

The Samaritans have a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: or call 042 9666200.