Bailieborough News. September 4th 2017. Matthew J. Cullen.

Knockbride Church of Ireland:

Next Saturday, 9th September at 2pm Knockbride Church of Ireland is hosting a service we’re calling ‘Through the Roof’ which will be geared towards adults and children with learning challenges and their carers.  It will be followed by food and fellowship in the hall.  Everyone is welcome.


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband, Winston, daughter Michelle, sons Gary, Glen and Rob, brothers Robert, John, Tom, David and Henry, sisters May, Sophia and Muriel, grandchildren Jessica, Oisin, Amy, Alicia and Layla, daughters-in-law Melissa and Saoirse and extended family and friends on the death of Mrs. Lucy Soden (nee Cochrane), Virginia Road, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Virginia on Tuesday, August 29th.  Lucy’s Funeral Service took place in Bailieborough Parish Church on Thursday afternoon, August 31st and afterwards, her remains were laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard.


Beckscourt Centre:

A Gardening Course will commence on Friday next, the 8th of September at the Beckscourt Centre. Those interested should give the Centre a call on 0429694825.


Bailieborough Garden Club:

Meeting on Monday next, September 11th at 8pm in Fox’s Lounge, Bailieborough. Catriona Lynch will demonstrate the arrangement of home-grown flowers and Barry Kavanagh will judge our produce from seeds given out in February to award the Silver Spoon. Everyone welcome.


New C.D. Release for Local Singer:

Local girl, Coralee Carolan has released her first CD entitled, “You’re looking at Country “. The cds are available in local shops: Bailieborough –‘ Carry Out’ and ‘Wallers’, Canningstown- Shop, Kingscourt- McCormack’s Petrol Station and Shercock- Sillan Fries.


Moybologue Historical Society: History Channel Documentary:

Segments filmed with Professor Diarmaid Ferriter at Moybologue old graveyard  by Nutopia Film Company in February 2017 can now be viewed on the History Channel in ‘How the World Made America – Episode 1’ (Sky Channel 529). Brief segment filmed at Moybologue old graveyard can be seen at 56 mins. Episode available on catch-up TV on Sky until September 19th.

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, or via Facebook.


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 Tuesdays, September 12th, 19th, and 26th. This is a FREE event and all members of the community are welcome to attend. Register your interest by emailing


Dancing for Pleasure:

Our Social Dancing this month is on Saturday next, 9th of September, in the Community Centre. Music is by ‘Footsteps’ the most sought after band for local competitions. Refreshments as usual during the dance. All welcome.


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to Betty Gargan and family, Galbolie on the recent death of her brother, Joseph Cummins, Beaumont, Dublin. Joseph’s Funeral Mass took place in the Church of the Nativity, Beaumont on Wednesday, August 30th, followed by burial in Fingal Cemetery.



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, September 14th, at 7.30pm.


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.


Safepass: Safepass at Bailieborough Business Centre on Friday, September 8th at 8.00am.  Cost €100.00, please call 042-969-4716 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.


Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

Bailieborough Tidy Towns would like to thank all who helped with the Clean-Up on Tuesday evenings and the litter pick-up on Sunday mornings. All your help is very much appreciated.



Pilates resumes in Bailieborough Leisure Centre on Wednesday, 6th September at 10am and Cormeen Sports Complex on Tuesday, 12th September at 10am. Classes also available at Cross, Mullagh.

Contact Julie 086 3283943, or FB  /JulieCarolanCavanPhysicalTherapy


Parish Youth Officers:

A meeting of all Youth Officers and people involved in working with young people in the Parish of Killann takes place in the Bailie Hotel on Wednesday, September 13th at 7.30pm. It is very important that all Youth Officers attend this meeting.


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.


Bailieborough Walking Group:  

Wednesday, September 6th – Castle Lake Bailieborough. (M) Walk 1 Hour 30 min. (E) Walk 1 Hour. Walk commences at 7.00pm at Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Rd., Bailieborough. This is the final walk of the season. All welcome.


Pilates in Trinity Hall:

Pilates in Trinity Hall will resume on Tuesday, September 19th at 7pm. Suitable for all fitness levels. Booking essential Ring Anne 087 2601454 for further information.


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.



Thank you to everyone who attended the concert last Monday night in St. Anne’s Church featuring the Lambay Singers, Donabate, Castletown Accordion Orchestra, Mullagh and the world famous Akkordeon Landejugendorchester from Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. The large crowd present were treated to a most enjoyable concert.


“Spanish Coffee Mornings in Bailieborough”:

“Spanish Coffee Mornings” Only a few places left on Tuesdays and Fridays. Lessons will start on Tuesday 12th of September from 10 to 11am and Friday 15th, from 10 to 11, both beginners. Price: 5 lessons €50. To enrol please contact Lydia on 0877414735.


Bailieborough Christmas Lights:

A new committee has been formed for the Christmas lights in the town, following a positive meeting which took place at the end of last month. The Mid-Summer Festival donated the sum of €1000 to Bailieborough’s Tidy towns and the new Christmas lights committee also received €1000. The next meeting of the Christmas Lights committee will take place on Tuesday next, 12th of September at 8:30 in the BDA Centre.


The run continues!!:

The great start to the season of the Bailieboro Celtic Senior side continued on Sunday last when they travelled to Rathkenny to take on the local side. Ahead at half time by a Ben Hannigan goal, the team scored another 3 (Ben Hannigan completing his hat-trick and Jamie Fitzgerald getting the other one) in the second half to run out comfortable 4—0 winners.

The Reserve B side also had a fine result when they defeated Omp 3rds by 4—1 . Dylan Clarke, Tommy Rogers (2) and Callum Clarke getting the goals.


Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 02/09/17.  Numbers Drawn; 12, 15, 19, 24.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Thomas Liggan, Curkish; Ryan Coleman, Monaghanoose; John Reilly, Stradone. Jackpot next week, €1,300.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for September, October and November 2017: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–September 10th (Sunday, 12.30pm), October 14th (Saturday, 1.30pm), October 22nd (Sunday, 12.0pm), November 11th (Saturday 1.30pm) and November 26th (Sunday 12.30pm).



In memory of our loved ones who died from suicide, prayers, songs and the release of balloons will be held at Lough Sillan, Shercock on Friday next, 8th September at 7pm.  Please bring your own helium balloon.  Everyone welcome.


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.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 4th September 2017

All Ireland Hurling Final;

We are delighted for Galway winning the All Ireland Hurling title in Croke Park on Sunday last after a 29 year wait. We have some strong Galway connections in our club so we hope they enjoy the celebrations.

Under 6/8/10;

We are back indoors this week! Kingscourt Community Centre Thursday 6.45-7.45 for all. Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall Friday. U6/8 from 6-7 and U10 from 7-8. All sessions €3 each please.

Under 12;

The 12s take a deserved break as they now prepare for the Cavan U12 Championship.

Under 14;

The lads went down to a well drilled Cootehill in the Championship last week and will look to pick themselves up as they make the long trip to Woodford onMonday.

Under 16;

Monaghan U16 shield semi final away to Truagh Gaels on Thursday.


The Breffni minor side including a large contingent of our own players take Naomh Moninne from Dundalk on Saturday next.

Training times;


All training at BCS pitch Wednesday 7pm TBC as there is football again this week.

Players will receive a text.

The week ahead;

Wednesday; U14/16/18 training at BCS pitch 7pm TBC.

Thursday; Kingscourt indoors U6/8/10. U16s away to Truagh Gaels.

Friday; Bailieborough indoors U6/8/10.

Saturday; Minors away to Naomh Moninne.

Midweek updates on our Facebook page- East Cavan Gaels Hurling.



Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board, Adult Education and Training Centre, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan

Part time Adult Education Courses – FREE to Eligible Participants.

OPEN DAY – Wednesday 6th September – 10.00am to 8pm.

Come along and discover our wide range of courses.

This OPEN Day covers, Ballyjamesduff, Bailieborough, Kingscourt and Cootehill.

Contact Regina Clarke, 049 8553528 for further information.


“World Suicide Prevention Day, Sunday 10th September”.

Please show your support by coming along to a Mindfulness Walk at 3pm in Halton’s Amenity Park (Opposite Abbots Factory), Monaghan Rd, Cootehill. Relaxed, short walk led by experienced Mindfulness Coach, Mairead Flynn: Adults €5, Children €2. In aid of GROW Community Mental Health Support Groups in Cavan, Monaghan, Castleblayney and Killeshandra. The GROW program encourages its members to find and develop their personal strengths and work towards improving their Mental Health in a supportive and confidential environment. Contact Kathryn @086 0436258 for further information or visit our website at


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.



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.