Bailieborough News Thursday 12th March 2015

Bailieborough News – March 12th  2015. Matthew J. Cullen.



Bishop Leo O’Reilly administered the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Anne’s Church on Saturday last. There were 85 children from the parish receiving the sacrament. Thank you to their teachers especially Ms Traynor and Ms Keegan for having the children so well prepared, the St. Anne’s School Choir under the direction of Ms McCabe and Ms O’Sullivan and the principals and staff of the schools in the local area who are always so co0operative and helpful. Thanks also to the Sacristan May Cassidy, caretaker Sadie Clarke, St. Felim’s secretary Marie Brady and also the members of the CE Scheme who prepared the Church for the event.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade:

The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Bailieborough will commence at 2.30pm—starting at the Community School on the Virginia Road. There are extra prizes this year for the Best Comedy Floats along with the usual prizes for the best Float and there are also prizes for the Best Dressed Window display. So come along and celebrate our National Holiday and enjoy the parade.


Charity Cycle and Forest Walk:

A Charity Cycle and Walk in aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust and Temple St Children’s Hospital will take place on Saturday next, 14th March commencing at 11am from Tesco, Bailieboro. Registration from 10am. There are two cycle routes 20km (10euro) and 75km (20euro). 7km Forest Walk at 11.30am (10euro). Registration will take place at Tesco and will be €10. Showers and refreshments will be available. All welcome.



A special Reconciliation Service for Lent and Easter will take place in St. Anne’s Church on Sunday, March 22nd at 7.30pm. A number of Priests from the neighbouring parishes will be present to hear Confessions. Confessions will also take place in St. Anne’s on Holy Saturday from 12 noon to 3.00pm.


Parent and Toddler Group:

Bexcourt Parent and Toddler Group is continuing in the Bexcourt Centre from 10.00am to 12 noon on every Wednesday morning. Meet other parents, compare notes and organise activities and events. For further details, please contact 042 9694825 or just come along and drop into the Centre.



Piloxing is back on Wednesday 11th March at 6.45pm in Trinity Hall. This boxing and Pilates mix workout is unmissable, promoting strength and flexibility. Suitable for all levels of fitness. €7 drop in. For more info, contact Marlena on 0872841850.


Bailieborough Gardening Group:

Trip to Organic Centre, Co. Leitrim to celebrate National Potato Day on Saturday next, March 14th. Demonstrations, walks and talks through the gardens with guest speaker Trevor Sargent. Bus will leave Bailieborough at 10am and return at approx. 6.30pm. Transport cost will be between €15 and €20 depending on numbers travelling. If interested, phone Eilish on (086) 8273470.


Presentation: A Presentation entitled “Irish Swifts in Decline: What Can We Do?” by Micheal Casey (Birdwatch Ireland, Sligo Branch) will take place on Thursday, 19th March at 8pm in Cavan County Museum.
This talk will be about the decline of swifts in Ireland, causes of this decline and what we can do about it.

Micheal is a vet with the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine’s Laboratory Service. His interest in swifts is pursued outside of his work. He is also a bird ringer, with a special interest in swifts, dippers and peregrine falcons.
Micheal is involved with the swift conservation project and hopes to encourage local groups in the County to help out by getting involved in a local project.
Members of Tidy Towns committees, local heritage groups and anyone with an interest in learning more about this conservation project are very welcome to attend!
The AGM for BWI members will take place prior to the presentation at 7pm sharp. 


Free Study Space:

Students may avail of a free study space at the Library, Market Square during Library opening hours except 10am to

1.15pm Wednesday and Friday. Late opening Tuesday and Thursday until 8.30pm. Spacious and warm with free WIFI. Phone 042 9665779 for further details.

Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

‘Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.

Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome.  Free admission.

Junior Book Club for all children aged 10-12 years on the last Friday of every month from 4pm-5pm.

Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.



Every Tuesday and Thursday morning for 6 weeks at Bailieborough Business Centre– Information Technology QQI/Fetac Level 4. Modules include: File Management, Data Entry, Word Processing and Internet & Email. For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881.

Every Friday Afternoon for 10 weeks at Bailieborough Business Centre – Word Processing QQI Level 3 : Course content: Introduction to Work Processing

For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881.

Every Friday morning for 20 weeks at Bexcourt Centre, Bailieborough Communications QQI Level 4: Course Content: Reading and Comprehension , Writing Activities – Drafting Proof Reading , Interpreting information – Images, Signs, Charts, Communications with others; Listening, non-verbal Communications, aspects of speech.

For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881.


Cubs/ Scouts:

Bailieborough Cubs/Scouts meet in the Community Centre on Mondays from 7 to 8pm. New members welcome aged from 9 to 12 years of age. Queries to Peter Maguire at 085 849 0642 or email


St. Vincent DePaul Shop Appeal:

The St. Vincent DePaul Society would be delighted to receive good quality, clean clothes—Men’s, Women’s, Children’s, Footwear, Handbags, Bed Linen and Towels are also welcome. The Society continue to rely upon and appreciate the generosity of the local community.


Leisure Centre:

March Membership Offer. BOGOF….. Buy one get one FREE.

Buy 1 year Pool and Gym Membership and another person gets theirs FREE. €499.

New Studio Classes, check out our facebook page for details of different classes.

Monday:  BLT 10.00-10.45am and Ladies Fitness 8.30pm.

Tuesday:  Mugendo Kickboxing 6.30-8.30.

Wednesday:  Pilates 10-11am, BLT at 6.30, Step Aerobics from 7.30 to 8.30.

Thursday: Yoga at 10 and Turbo training at 7pm.

Friday:  Men’s Fitness at 8.45.

Studio and Treatment rooms available to rent, Call 042 9666644. Suitable for many uses.

€30 for 30 days membership pool or gym membership still available.

Check us out on  or find us on facebook for regular updates.


Evening Classes:

Evening Classes running in Bailieborough Business Centre 2015. Are you On-Line? Do you want to learn some on-line skills? Sign up to learn Internet Banking, Shopping, and Selling. Learn how to Skype, Email, Use Social Media. Get the most out of your smartphone or tablet. Call Elizabeth or Lee on 042-969-4716.


 Skills For Farmers:

Bailieborough Business Centre Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm   Communications   On Line Herd Registration  Emailing   Farm Record Keeping

Free of Charge to those qualified to attend. Call 042-969-4716


Table Quiz:

The Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club are holding a fundraising ‘Table Quiz’ on Friday night next, March 13th at 9.30pm in ‘Nixy’s’, The Square Bar, Please come along and support.


Jiving Lessons:

Continuing every Thursday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.30pm. No partner needed. For more information call 086-1928568 or 086-1763044.


Social Day Centre:

The Bailieborough Social Day Centre’s next get-together is on Wednesday, March 11th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. All members are asked to attend for the usual activities and new members are very welcome.


Bailieborough Community Bowls

: Bailieborough Community Bowls continues every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members most welcome with free tuition for beginners.


Dancing for Pleasure:

Our next dancing date in the Community Centre is on Saturday night next, 14th March. Dancing hours are from 10.00 till 12.30. Music is by the popular Country Traditions. Refreshments served on the night. All welcome.


Bailieborough Model School:

Bailieborough Model School are now accepting enrolments for the school year 2015/2016. Please contact the school office on 042 96 65689 by Friday, March 27th, 2015 for an enrolment pack.


Bailieborough Community Text Alert:

The Annual General Meeting of the Bailieborough Community Text Alert will take place in the Hotel Bailie on Monday, 23rd March at 9.00pm. Membership fee for 2015 is €5. All welcome. For further details, please contact Kevin Carolan at 086 375 9627. ‘Keeping our Community a safer place to live’.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for March and April 2015:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Saturday, March 14th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 15th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, March 28th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 29th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), and the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 4th at 9.00pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, April 11th at 4.30pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, April 12th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, April 25th (Deacon Damien) and Sunday April 26th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael).


Bridge Results:

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015: First: Pauline Hutchinson and Olive Kellett, Second: Betty Olwill and Patsy Corcoran. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Ita Clarke. Third: Sean Kelleher and Noreen Maguire. Seniors Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.00pm. New players are always most welcome.


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 Spring is here, no more weather excuses, join us to run, jog or walk and most importantly tea, biscuits, fruit and chat afterwards.


East Cavan Gaels: Club News 9th March 2015:  

U12;The Under 12 Cavan hurling league is just a week away and the lads are training away in preparation for their first game on the 15th on the 3G at Breffni.

U14/16/18; Training for these groups will be at various differing times due to the start of the football leagues. Players will receive a text.  It should settle into regular Wednesday training when the bright evenings return at the end of the month.

Foundation Award; There will be a Foundation Award in Cootehill GAA this coming Saturday 14th March. Any prospective ECG HC coaches are very welcome to attend.

Course Philosophy: The Foundation Award is the introductory award for coaches of Gaelic games. It aims to INTRODUCE the participants to the coaching process and its practical application. The course will provide Coaches with the information and the ability to introduce players’ to sport in safe and enjoyable environment. The course is 7 1/2 hours in duration and covers 4 key modules, as well as introductory and Conclusion modules. These 4 modules are:

  • Introduction to Games
  • Skill Development
  • Movement Skills
  • Coaching Children, Youths and Adults

The focus of the course is the development of  ‘How to Coach‘ skills by placing the participant in situations that they will face as coaches -the organisation of games, activities to develop skill and activities to develop the various movement skills.

Course Details: Date: 14th March: Venue: Cootehill GAA Pitch: Time: 10:00-16:00.

This course is aimed at beginner coaches it East Cavan region. Anyone interested in taking part in the course please contact Pauric Dowdall on 0871353180or or Shane Mulholland on 0876822607 or

Training times and venues; Under 8/10; Kingscourt group; Every Tuesday in Kingscourt Community Centre 5.30-6.45. €2 each and please bring bottle of water.

Bailieborough group; Every Friday in Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall 6-7.30 for both U8 and U10. €2 and the bottle of water please also.

For all U8/10 information contact Willie Gaughan 087 164 9280.

Under 12/13; All training is collective in Bailieborough and subject to change.

Saturday 4pm at the astro at The Vale, Cavan road. €2.


Under 14, U16 and U18; Training times and venue will be sent by text to players as per availability of players/facilities.

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


Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre:

Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre will be running 2 Kayak Skills Camps over the Easter Holidays for 9-16 year olds. The camp will introduce paddlers to the basic kayak skills. Book before the 17th March to received 10% discount.

Camp 1: 30th March-1st April 2015 10am-2pm daily.

Camp 2: 8th April -10th April 2015 10am-2pm daily

Contact Philomena for more information on 049-5552988.


Citizens Information Service:

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.


Alcoholics Anonymous:

Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.


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, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.


The Samaritans:

The Samaritans have recently announced 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.