Bailieborough News. September 22nd 2016

Bailieborough News. September 22nd 2016.  Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes

The following services and events will be happening over the Harvest season at the Bailieborough Group of Parishes.  As ever, it’s an open house and so all are invited and welcome to come along.

Saturday 24th September: 3pm Bailieborough Hall: Messy Church.  Fun, craft, celebration time and food. Everyone is invited – young and old alike, adults, children, teenagers, carers, grandparents. Come as a family or come on your own. Children must bring an adult with them.

Sunday 25th September: 3pm Mullagh Church, Speaker Rev Nick Jones

Sunday 2nd October: 7:30pm Shercock Church, Speaker Philip McKinley (Chaplin to DCU).

Sunday 9th October: 8pm Knockbride Church, Speaker Rev Alastair Donaldson.

Bailieborough Community School Parents Association

The Bailieborough Community School Parents Association are holding a Tractor, Vintage Car and Motorcycle Run on Sunday next, September 25th in aid of the Student Canteen Upgrade Fund. Registration and refreshments from 11am at the Community School. The Run will commence at 12 noon. Admission fee is €20 per entrant and all entrants must be over 18 years of age. Spot Prizes galore on the day! For further details, please contact Breda at 086 155 4808 or Russell at 086 887 0066.


The annual Harvest Display will be in the sanctuary next weekend in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough, and in St. Patrick’s Church, Shercock. The display will be blessed at the weekend Masses and prayers of thanksgiving will be offered for the natural gifts God has given for us to enjoy and protect in this world.



 A meeting will take place on Tuesday, 4th October in the Bailie Hotel at 8pm sharp. Aimed at developing the group and forming a new committee for 2017. If you are concerned by Bailieboro town and surrounding environment, please attend. New ideas and assistance very welcome.

Lakelands Arch Club

WE’RE BACK!!!!!New season of our arch club is starting again on the last Wednesday of every month from 7-9pm in the Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Road. Wednesday, September 28th (fun and games), October 26th (Halloween crafts night) and November 30th (Christmas craft night). December date to be confirmed. Please share with all your friends. New members always welcome and looking forward to seeing our regulars. All info available through Facebook page or email


Resumes on Monday next, 26th September at 8pm in Fox’s Bar and Lounge, Main Street, with a talk by Barry Kavanagh on pre winter tidy up in your garden and seed swopping.  All welcome.


Ten years ago John had a liver transplant as a direct result of addiction to drugs and alcohol. Today, John devotes all his time to bringing hope to those who maybe in need—especially the homeless, those suffering from addictions, suicide, self-harmers and people with eating disorders.  Come and hear his life changing story and his message of hope on Wednesday, 21st September in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm.


Bailieborough Mental Health Association

The Cootehill Pony Club are holding their Annual Pony Drivers and Friends Memorial Drive 2016 in aid of the Bailieborough Mental Health Association and the Cavan Autism Parents Support Group on Sunday next, September 25th in Ballyconnell, commencing at 2.00pm. Barbeque, Raffle and Auction afterwards in ‘Lizzie Buggies’, Ballyconnell. Everyone welcome.

Local Data Needed

 Bailieborough Development Association is in the process of compiling a database with all community groups contact details in the area. If you are involved with any group as a member or a volunteer, be it sports, keep fit, community employment, youth work, anything at all, please call 042-969-4716  with the contact details for the group or email, don’t think that somebody else will call with the details. This database will be a valuable resource for the whole community, and will help us all communicate with each other on matters involving our community.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd

On August 19th we held our annual Forest Walk, and are delighted to say that donations received amounted to €1080. To all who braved the wet evening to walk with us and to those who donated in any way we sincerely thank you all.


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.


Classes and Services at Bailieborough Business Centre

 Spaces available for Information and Technology QQI Level 4. A 40-week full time course covering Communications, Computer Applications, Digital Media, IT Skills, Maths, Work Experience, Personal Effectiveness and Workplace Safety. Call: 042-969-4716 / 049-433-1494 for details.

Food Safety and HACCP Level with Anne O Grady at Bailieborough Business Centre 8th October. Cost €85.00. Call 042-969-4716 / 087-260-1454.

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.


Mary McFadden would like to thank everyone who helped her to raise €4,500 for the Niall Mellon Educate Charity. Your help, support and prayers are greatly appreciated.

Bailieborough Community Bowls

Bailieborough Community Bowls have resumed in the Community Centre, Chapel road, on Wednesday evenings at 8.00pm. All members are requested to attend and new members are most welcome.


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.

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.

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.



Bus leaves from the Community Centre at 1.30pm on Wednesday, 21st September to go to Kilnaleck.


Advance Notice: Bailieboro Parish Church Funds—Fundraiser—presents CONAL GALLEN –one of Ireland’s funniest comedians returns to the Hotel Bailie for a night of Fun and Laughter on Friday, 18TH November  –   DOORS OPEN 7.30pm for show at 8.30pm. Tickets available at reception of Hotel Bailie – Admission €25.

‘Dance Mania’

 Street Dance and Musical Theatre dance classes take place every Wednesday evening from 5.00pm to 6.00pm for 4 to 7 yrs and from 6.00pm to 7.00pm for 8 to 12 yrs at Bailieborough Leisure Centre, Chapel Road. Contact 087 401 6069 for further details.



The Bailieborough Women’s Group will resume on Friday next, 23rd September meeting in the Community Centre from 2-4pm.  Lots of interesting activities and holidays.  New members most welcome.

Well-Being’ Workshop

A ‘Well-Being’ Workshop will take place in Bailieborough Business Centre on Saturday next, 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:

Speech and Drama Classes

Speech and Drama Classes take place on Saturdays in the Community Centre, Bailieborough and also in Tunnyduff Community Hall. Pre-school from 10 to 11am, Primary from 11am to 12 noon and Secondary from 12 noon to 1.00pm. For further information, please contact Kate Kelly at 086 314 8407 or email:


The Bailieborough Poetry Festival and Poetry Competition 2016

This year we are celebrating the fourth Bailieborough Poetry festival and in keeping with previous festivals we have expanded the number of artists and poets coming to Bailieborough on the weekend of 6th -8th October.

The LitLab group of writers are hosting a weekend of readings, workshops, open mic sessions, art exhibitions, etc. The festival this year welcomes Gallery Press and this promises to be a significant addition to the 2016 festival.  One of the highlights of the weekend in past years has been the live adjudication of the shortlisted poets in The Bailieborough Poetry Competition. Full programme of events will be published next week.



Present an evening of “Songs of Love” in aid of Cavan/Monaghan Palliative Care in St. Bridget’s Church, Laragh on Friday, 14th October at 8.30pm sharp.  Admission by ticket only.  Cost €15.  Please call 086 2597617 to reserve your ticket or tickets available in Bailie Stores, Main Street


Walk, Jog Or Run

…. Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre! All welcome—no matter what your fitness levels are!. Ok folks, join us to run, jog or walk and most importantly tea, biscuits, fruit and chat afterwards.

Learn to Jive with Mairéad Gaffney and Craig Lovett

Five week course commencing Wednesday, 21st September at 8.30pm in Kingscourt Community Centre. No partner needed. Contact 086 1763044 / 086 1928568 for further details.


in Tierworker Hall on Wednesday/Friday evenings.  Available to all levels.  Contact 087 9699235 for further information.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for October and November 2016

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


WeightWatchers takes place each Monday in The BDA Shercock Rd, Bailieborough at 8pm and also each Monday in The Matt Talbot Hall Kingscourt 6pm to 7.15pm.




Places are available for this training course which is aimed at professionals and individuals who are working in an area where they are likely to come into contact with someone who is at risk of suicide.  This free two-day course will take place in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan on Wednesday, 28th and Thursday, 29th September from 9-5pm.    For further information, please contact Emer Mulligan 086 1717563 or by email:


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.