Bailieborough News. September 26th 2022 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Christmas Lights: Christmas is a time for family and friends, good cheer, good wishes and an extra- special time for children celebrating the season and enjoying the Town being lit up. Unfortunately, we find ourselves in a position whereby there may not be any Christmas lights on the town this year. Over the past few years a group of volunteers, with mostly no business interest in the town, have been organizing events around the town such as, The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, The Midsummer Festival, The Halloween Fright Night and The Christmas Lights. As many of you are aware, The St. Patrick’s Day Parade didn’t go ahead this year, due to a lack of support from members of our community. The town’s Christmas Lights now find ourselves in a similar position which leaves us with no option but to call on the community and businesses of the town to get involved and show your support. If we get the support we need to make this happen, we will hold a public meeting and discuss how we can go forward. It is our town and everybody needs to be involved to ensure that all can enjoy The Christmas Lights, along with all the other community events that happen, so that nobody is disappointed. Be the Somebody who makes these events possible.

Harvest Services: Harvest is one of the most special times of year in our churches. The whole community is invited into our churches, and everyone will receive a warm welcome. Here are the dates for your diary:

Sunday 2nd  October in Knockbride Parish Church at 7:30pm and

Sunday 9th  October in Shercock Parish Church at 3pm.

Bailieborough Community School: The Bailieborough Community School’s Parents Association will hold their Annual General Meeting in the school on Wednesday, October 5th at 8.00pm. New parents are most welcome to attend as a full committee will be nominated for the coming year. A large attendance is expected. Please contact, Kevin Carolan, Board of Management on 086 3759 627 for further information.

Congratulations: Congratulations to the players, management , parents and supporters of the Killann Community Games Under 12 Ladies team who are the 2022 Bronze Medal All Ireland U12 Community Games winners following their achievements in Limerick last weekend.  

What an achievement for their first year of competing.

We are beyond proud of each and every one of you girls and your management  You have represented your, Clubs, Parish, Families, County and Province with class and prowess. Super achievement.

RECENTLY DECEASED: Please remember in your prayers Michael Daly, formerly of Cavantymahon who died suddenly on Tuesday 6th of September and will be buried on Friday, 30th  September 2022 in Peterborough, England. May he rest in peace.

Bailieborough Bridge Club: Would you like an affordable and enjoyable night out? Our Bridge Club meets every Tuesday night and offers an opportunity to forget the dark dreary days of winter, in the company of fellow card players. We have prizes every week and competitions provide an opportunity to have your name engraved on one of our perpetual trophies. Play resumes on Tuesday next, October 4th  and new members are always welcome. For more information email: or telephone 042-9667944.

Karate: Karate for children and adults from 7 years of age and up to age 90 takes place in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough every Wednesday evening from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Improve your self-confidence, flexibility and cardio vascular health. For further details, please contact, the 2019 World Karate Champion and four times European Champion, Philip McCarthy on 085 230 7833.

Niamh Crosby Comfort Room: Local man Peter Crosby, who lost his daughter Niamh, to ovarian cancer, on Sunday September 18th lastled a motorbike run from Bailieborough to St James’ Hospital to show off  the new facility that their various fundraising efforts had achieved.

Niamh’s Family Comfort Room has been created in St James in her memory and as a way for her family to give something back to the hospital that looked after their daughter through her illness. Peter has organised a number of fundraisers in memory of his beloved daughter and in doing so has raised in excess of  €20,000—most of which has come from the annual Niamh Crosby Easter Sunday Memorial Run.

Peter arranged a separate run on September 18th  last, as he believed it is important for all the 55 motorcyclists on the day and the many others who had taken part in the runs and who also helped him fundraise, to see what their efforts had achieved.

Blessing of Pets: On Tuesday evening next, October 4th at 6.30pm, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, and to conclude the celebration of the season of Creation, Fr. Ultan will lead a short Prayer Service and Blessing of Pets on the lawn on the Virginia Road side of St. Anne’s Church. All are welcome and please bring your furry friends!!

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sister Edith Branyan, nephews Robert and David, niece June Bees, relatives, friends and wonderful neighbours on the death of  John (Johnny) Armstrong, Drumacarrow, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda on Sunday, September 18th, 2022.

Johnny’s Funeral Service took place on Wednesday, September 21st in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Bailieborough and afterwards, Johnny’s remains were laid to rest in Old Urcher Graveyard. 

Rainbow ‘Tractor Run’: Rainbow Tractor Club are having a run on Sunday next, 2nd  October from Killinkere Leisure Centre for Down Syndrome Centre North East. All tractors, vintage cars and motorbikes are very welcome. Registration is at 10.30 and the run commences at 12.30 approx. Refreshments before and after run and spot prizes. Please support this very worthy cause.

Mainly Music, a fun, interactive music group for preschoolers and their caregivers will take place on Friday mornings from 10am -12noon in the Knockbride Church of Ireland Hall (A82 E377). For parents, grandparents and minders with children and babies under 4. Donation €4. Contact Jenny Horner on 086 342 0299 for more info.

Library: Chair Exercise Classes Bailieborough Library with Patricia Crimin (nee O’Reilly), free introductory class on Thursday, October 13th2022 from 11am-12.30pm. Phone 086 3679162 or 042 9665779 for more information.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd:  Bailieborough Cancer Comfort are holding a Table Quiz on Friday, October 28th commencing at 8.30pm. Further details to follow.

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.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Eileen, daughter Sandra, son Colin, daughter-in-law Angela, sisters Gladys and Violet (Derby, England), grandchildren Rachel, Michael, James and Cian, great-grandchildren Thomas and Tiernan, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on the death of Cecil Smyth, Wilton, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan,, who passed away peacefully at Lisdarn Care Unit in Cavan surrounded by his loving family on Monday, September 20th, 2022.  Cecil was predeceased by his son-in-law Thomas and brother Bobby.

Cecil’s Funeral Service took place in Bailieborough Parish Church on Thursday, 22nd  September and afterwards Cecil’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard.  

Indoor Bowling: Indoor Bowling takes place in the Community Centre, Bailieborough, every Wednesday evening for the Winter months at 8.00pm. New members welcome.

Bailieborough Celtic A.F.C. : Bailieboro Celtic Girls U12 (born 2011/2012) and U14 (born 2009/2010) teams are looking for new girls to join us for the current season.

Have fun, make new friends and become part of a great team sport.

Training every Monday evening 6.15pm at the Vale Soccer grounds.

Bailieborough Youth Cafe: Meetings of the Bailieborough Youth Cafe take place at the Beckscourt Centre every Tuesday evening. Junior (10 to 13 year olds) from 5.00pm to 6.00pm and Senior (13+ year olds) from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. For further information, please contact 087 768 4757 or 087 383 0752.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Indoor hurling has returned to Killinkere GAA Hall. Every Saturday. Under 7 from 1-2pm, Under 9 from 2-3pm. Equipment supplied while learning the game with us. €3 per session. Contact Willie Gaughan 086 1649280. This is a regional club so all are welcome from all local communities and GAA clubs.  Contacts; U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.