Bailieborough News Thursday 12th September 2019

Bailieborough News. September 12th 2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Blessing of  the Graves: Thank you to all who attended the Blessing of the Graves in St. Anne’s Cemetery on Sunday week last. As usual there was a very large crowd present. Thank you to the Church stewards, who managed the parking and traffic very well and to the Pastoral Council who organised the ceremony and who, along with members of the Finance committee, took up the collection, which this year, thanks to your generous contributions, amounted to €4,504. Thank you also to the members of the Community Employment Scheme who had the cemetery looking so well, to the readers, the local Legion of Mary who led the Rosary and to Tracey Carroll who played beautiful instrumental pieces during the Service.

End of an Era: This Friday, September 13th sees the closure of the Post Office, on Main Street at 4.30pm. It is the ‘end of an era’ for Catherine O’Reilly and her family and staff, who have served in the Post Office for many, many years. On behalf of the community in Bailieborough and surrounding areas, we thank you for your excellent service and wish you well in your retirement.

The new Post Office—at the rear of ‘Super-Valu—will open on Monday morning, September 16th at 10.30am. We wish, Lorraine Harris, all the best in taking over this mainstay, of the local community.

Bailieborough Development Association are proud to announce that Phase 1 and 2 of Bailieborough Courthouse regeneration project is complete. We are inviting interested parties who would like to use the space to give us a call for a viewing. The spaces comprise, individual pay per day Hot Desk, Meeting Space, Training Space, Rehearsal and Performance space, Studio space. We have made the space as versatile as possible to suit all different types of use. Please call Lee on 042-969-4716 or 086-794-9739 or email

Balloon Release: Annual Balloon Release to remember our loved ones who died by Suicide will take place at Lough Sillan Lake Shercock on Friday next, 13th September at 6pm. Songs will be sung and a few words said to remember those gone too soon. Please bring your own helium balloons. Everyone welcome. 

Bailieborough Social Day Centre: The Bailieborough Social Day Centre will be starting back on this Wednesday, September 11th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, for the usual entertainment. New members are always most welcome.

Trad Musicians Wanted: Calling all amateur traditional musicians. Bailieborough Development Association would like to encourage amateur musicians to come together to share their musical skills and have the craic. This is a social programme, designed to get people out of isolation and to socialise and share skills. Call 042-969-4716 for further information.

Vincent’s Shop: Some of our current volunteers said that they first volunteered with us to meet new people, make a difference in their local community and felt that it was a good way to spend their free time. We at Vincents, on Main St., Bailieborough are currently looking to add to our current set-up of volunteers, mainly to cover Saturday mornings from 10.00am to 1pm, every Saturday. Should you wish to join us for this role, please call into the Shop to speak to Stephen McGuire, the Shop Manager or call him on 085 1894 922.

Deepest Condolences:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to the family of Eugene Farrelly (Raheny) and formerly Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Saturday, 31st August 2019, peacefully, at home. Beloved husband of Brenda and father of Jacqueline, Miriam, Brenda, Eoghan, Nessa and Aideen, grandfather to Amy, Neal, Eamonn, Aoife, Neasa, Emma, Ben, Ella, Aida and Alex, brother to Patricia and Vera; sadly missed by his daughter and sons in law Caroline, Gerry, Edward, David and Nessa’s partner Phil, extended family and friends, Eugene was predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Frank, Philip, Mary, James, Julia, Mary, John, Bridie, Maud, his twin sister Agneta, Eddie, Tim, and Kevin. Eugene’s Funeral Mass took place in the St John the Evangelist Church, Kilbarrack, Dublin 5, on Monday, September 2nd  followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton.

Beginners Irish: Six week Beginners Irish course starting at the Library on Tuesday, September 17th from 10.30am-12.30pm. The classes are facilitated by Cavan/ Monaghan Education and Training Board and are FREE. Classes will be informal and relaxed and all interested please ring library at 042 9665779.

Bowls: Bailieborough Community Bowls resume in the Community Centre on Wednesday, September 11th at 8.00pm and every Wednesday thereafter, for the new Bowls season. New members—both male and female are most welcome.

Arrangements for Booking Bailieborough Community Centre: Contact or call into the Parish Office during it’s public opening hours to request a booking form. The booking form will need to include insurance and child safeguarding—if applicable—details for your group. The charge for use of the Centre is €10 per hour including set-up and clean-up time. For stand-alone events this charge is payable at the time of booking. For a long term booking, an arrangement can be made with the Parish Office to pay after an agreed period of time. If paying by cheque please make it out to—Bailieborough Church No 2 A/C. The user is liable for all damages to the hall incurred during the period of use. The Bailieborough Church Area Finance Committee has the right to refuse any booking.


Walk, Jog, Run or Crawl! Run, walk, crawl or jog every Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8pm.  It’s free!!!! And there is no catch! All newcomers welcome.  Also the Saturday morning Leisure Group Cycle is back and takes place on Saturday mornings leaving from the Community Centre, Bailieborough at 9.00AM. Please bring euros for coffee stop and all welcome.

Irish Dancing Classes: Irish Dancing Classes will take place every Thursday evening from 6.00 to 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, commencing on Thursday, September 5th. For further details, please contact: Tracy at 085 771 2282.

Culture Night, Friday, September 20th: ‘Colourful Cavan and Beyond,’ by Artist Jim McParlin. An Art exhibition comprising of paintings depicting scenes from around the county and locations further afield. Venue: Bailieborough Library, Market Square, Bailieborough, Co Cavan. Time: 4pm to 5:15pm. All welcome.

Spanish Lessons with Lydia: Spanish Lessons with Lydia in Bailieborough will take place in the B.D.A. Centre, Shercock Road, (beside the playground) on Tuesday and Wednesday, ¾ September. Group lessons for school children (all ages), adult lessons, beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. For more information, call or message Lydia on 087 741 4735.

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 07-09-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 4, 5, 13, 19.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Leona McDonnell; Sean O’Sullivan; Amelia O’Brien; Eddie Farrelly. Next week’s Jackpot €5,900.

‘The Open Door Sessions—Culture Night, Friday, September 20th: A gathering together to celebrate music, poetry, comedy and art.
A celebration of music, poetry, comedy and art, commencing at 9.00pm, in ‘Downstairs @ Nixy’s’, The Square Bar, Bailieborough.  Guests on the night: Faraway Martin (music), Joe Byrne (poet), Hidden Stills (music), Ross Mc Carthy (comedian), Miriam Fitzgerald Juskova (visual artist) and local woman, Fidel Hogan Walsh (poet). Free admission and all are most welcome to attend. .

Citizen’s Information: The service takes place every Tuesday from 1.30pm to 2.30pm in the Library— providing information, advice and advocacy supports to everyone on Social welfare, employment, Pensions, Health, Tax etc.  No appointment necessary.

St. Vincent DePaul Annual Pilgrimage to Knock: The Annual St. Vincent DePaul Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday next, September 14th. A bus will be leaving the Community Centre at 8.30am. Bookings with €15 bus fare can be made in Vincent’s Shop, Main St., Bailieborough by Saturday, August 31st.

Moybologue Historical Society: After the success of ‘Moybologue and the parishes of East Cavan; 1400 – 1800’ in October 2018, Moybologue Historical Society – Cumann Seanchais Mhaigh Bolg is delighted to welcome Monsignor Liam Kelly back to Tierworker for ‘Culture Night‘ 2019 with a talk on ‘Culture Night: The Battle Of Coolnahinch and other troubles in the 1790s,’ in St. Mary’s Hall, Tierworker on Friday 20th September at 8:30pm.

Monsignor Kelly is a native of County Leitrim and is current Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Kilmore. He was appointed Vicar General of the Diocese of Kilmore in 2015. He is a noted historian and has written several books, his most recent one being The Diocese of Kilmore c,1100-1800 which was published in 2017. Join us on the night to hear his insights into the troubled and tragic events at nearby Coolnahinch in November 1793.

As with all our talks and events, admission is free of charge, refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’: ‘Lend a Hand’ is for the elderly and vulnerable in the Bailieborough area. Just give us a call if you need a job done, or even just a chat. Phone Ann on 042 9694825.

Harvest Mission :Between Sunday, 29th September and Wednesday, 2nd October, The Bailieborough Group of Church of Ireland Parishes will be taking part in a diocese wide harvest mission called ‘Gathered In’.  All of the mission events are open to everyone and anyone who wants to come along. Here are some notable times and events:

Sunday 29th September at 3pm outside Knockbride Church, Community Tractor Service – polish up the Tractor and bring it out to pray for the harvest. 

Tuesday 1st October at 11am Coffee morning in the Rectory, 7:30pm Wholeness and Healing Service in Bailieborough Church.

Wednesday 2nd October 8pm in the Bailie Hotel, Johnny Cash ‘Walking the Line’ – David Kelly sings the songs of Johnny Cash and relays the ups ad downs of Johnny’s spiritual life story.

For more details contact Rev Ian Horner.  

School Reunion: On Saturday 28th September, the Bailieborough Community School ‘Class of 89’ are having a school reunion in Nixys, The Square Bar, at 9.30 pm. Please contact Caroline at 042 9666355 for further information.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for September and October 2019: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–  September 21st (Saturday, 1.30pm), October 6th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and October 19th (Saturday, 1.30pm).  

Bailieborough Library: The Craft Group are still going strong with many great memories and hopefully more to come! Not just a craft group, but a place to come, have a cuppa, learn new talents, make new friends and feel very welcome. Everyone is welcome every Friday morning drop in from 10am to 1pm!

Book Club 6pm-7pm on the last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.

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: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

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

Walking programme for people recovering from Cancer:

The Irish Cancer Society’s, Strides for Life walking programme will start in September. The Strides for Life is a walking programme developed for people recovering from cancer treatment. The programme is organised by Cuan, Cavan cancer support centre and will take place in the grounds of the Farnham Estate and Spa Resort, who have very kindly allowed the use of their grounds. Strides for Life, caters for all levels of ability and comprises of a weekly group walk and an individual training programme. Family members or friends are also welcome. Tea/coffee will be available after each walk. Enquiries and pre-registration text/phone 0876486076 or email