Bailieborough News Thursday 15th June 2017

Bailieborough News. June 15th 2017 Matthew J. Cullen.

Parish Pilgrimage:

This year’s Parish Pilgrimage will take place on Sunday next, June 18th. It will take the form of a walk from the old cemetery in Killann to Killann Church (approximately 2 miles). The Mass and pilgrimage will begin at 11.30am in the old cemetery in Killann.

People from all parts of the parish and the pastoral area are invited to attend. Those attending are asked to park at Killann Church. Buses will transport participants from there to the start of the pilgrimage at Killann Cemetery. The first bus will leave at 10.30am and the last at 11.15am. A bus will follow the pilgrimage in case some people are unable to walk the full distance.


The ‘Open Door Sessions’:

The Open Door Sessions continue this Friday, June 16th in Fox’s Lounge, Bailieborough at 9pm.

This month’s line-up includes music by Shane Kenny and Gillian Tuite also arts with Mark Smith of Kells Type Trail. Free admission, all are welcome.

If you would like to perform, contact

Find details at


Charity Cycle for Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund:

The ‘Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund’ will be holding a ‘Spinathon’ next Saturday the 17th of June outside of Tesco, Bailieborough and SuperValu, Main St, Bailieborough, so please come out and support.  We are also looking for cyclists to give an hour or so, if anyone is available please send a message with times that suit.

Also, we are holding a 5k ‘Fun Run and Walk’ on Sunday next, 18th of June setting off from the Community Centre, Bailieborough. Registration from 10.30am.and the event starts at 11.30am. All welcome and hope to see you all there!! Refreshments afterwards.


Free Course:

The Beckscourt Centre, Bailieborough are offering a Free Internet/Digital Skills Training Course for anyone who wants to learn a little more about using the internet. The course will cover email, online government services, revenue, banking, shopping,  etc. using ‘apps’, Skype, internet safety and security. Contact the Centre at 042 9694825 for more info or to book your place.


Craft Club Tour:

Bailieborough Craft Club Tour on Thursday, 22nd June to Banbridge Outlet and Newcastle. Enquiries to Mary at 087-9750561.



Safepass at the Bailieborough Business Centre on Wednesday, 21st June from 8.00-4.00pm. Cost €100.00 lunch included. Call 042-969-4716 for further information.



East Knockbride N.S. Parents Association are holding their annual 5k and 10k Fun-Run/Walk on Sunday next, 18th June 2017 at 5pm.  Registration from 4.15pm in school, Walk/Run commencing at 5.00pm.  Adults €10, Children €5, family rates available.  Refreshments in school afterwards.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

We will continue the clean up every Tuesday at 7pm (for one hour only). Lots of help needed.  We would appreciate if business / home owners in the area would do a ‘clean-up’ also!  Thank you.


Mid-Summer Festival:

Only 6 weeks away! Finalised details coming soon and hoping to bring a bit of community spirit to the town and looking for all your support!!


Bailieborough Community Choir:

Bailieborough Community Choir is looking for new members to join its growing membership. Please contact any choir member or look at their facebook page for further information.


Bailieborough Men’s Shed:

Members meet every Monday morning from 10am at the Beckscourt Centre. Members of the Shed are able to gather socially or work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time and in the company of other men. The main objective is to advance the Health and Wellbeing of the participants. If you are interested, we would love to see you. Drop in next Monday or any Monday and say ‘Hello’!


Essay Awards:

Bailieborough Mental Health Group hosted a very well attended Awards evening in The Bailie Hotel on Friday, June 2nd, 2017. The Essay Competition was on the subject of Mental Health and is designed to raise awareness and to teach children of the importance of mental health and wellbeing. Well done to Ann Hanley, Winston Turner, Audrey Rogers, Rose Brennan and Sean McKiernan on the tireless work they do in this area. The competition was excellent with a high standard in essay writing, the following were presented with first place awards:

School winners:

  1. Abbie Clarke – East Knockbride N.S.
    2. Jasmine Roe – The Billis N.S.
    3. Kenzie McCabe – St Anne’s N.S. Bailieborough.
    4. Ava O Reilly – 5th class Shercock N.S.
    5. Aisling Sankey – 6th class Shercock N.S.
    6. Avery Clarke – The Model N.S., Bailieborough.

Overall winner Aisling Sankey, Shercock N.S.

The prizes were presented by members of the Association and a very large crowd was in attendance on the night – students, teachers and parents. The Presentation was followed by light refreshments.


East Knockbride N.S.

Enrolment for September 2017.  Application forms are available from the school.  Open morning for new pupils is on Tuesday next, June 20th. Please e-mail: or phone 042 9660 244 for further details.


Bailieboro Celtic AFC:

The Annual General Meeting of Bailieboro Celtic AFC takes place in the Club Rooms, The Vale on Wednesday evening, 14th June at 8:00 pm.



‘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.


Bailieborough Walking Group:

Wednesday, June 14th: Ballyhaise: (A) Walk—2+ hours (approx.). Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.30pm. Walk commences at Teagasc College, Ballyhaise at 7.15pm. 8 kms from Cavan Town.

Wednesday, June 21st: Dartrey, Cootehill:

(M) Walk, 90 minutes, (E) Walk, 1 hour. Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.45pm. Walks commence at 7.15pm at the Car Park on the Cootehill to Rockcorry Road—R 188. The Car Park is 1 Kilometre from Cootehill on the right before Abbott’s Factory. All welcome.


Computers for Beginners

Bailieborough Business Centre 5 Lessons to introduce you to the Internet/Email/On line Transactions/ and more. FREE of Charge. Come along and enjoy the friendly atmosphere at the Centre, meet new people and learn new skills. Call 042-969-4716.


Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 10/06/17.  Numbers Drawn; 1, 5, 8, 18.  No Jackpot Winner. Luck Dip (€25) Winners; Marie Logan, Ardlow; Walsh Family; Cepta Traynor, Tunnyduff; John Reilly. Jackpot next week, €3,400.

Entries to ‘Summer Draw’, AnnMarie Mulligan, Lurganaveel; Michael McKenna, c/o Castle Inn; D.R. Sy, Woodview, John Reilly.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for June,  July, August and September  2017: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–June 25th (Sunday, 1.00pm), July 15th (Saturday at 1.30pm in St. Anne’s Church, Killann), July 30th (Sunday, 12.30pm),  August 12th (Saturday, 1.30pm), August 20th (Sunday, 12.30pm), September 2nd (Saturday, 1.30pm) and September 10th (Sunday, 12.30pm).


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 –  96 65 779 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 12th June 2017

Under 6/8/10; Once again two great sessions in Kingscourt and Bailieborough. Training this Thursday in Kingscourt but no Bailieborough U6/8/10 session this week as we are away at National Feile. Let’s keep it going untill the school holidays.

Under 12; Challenge game Monday at 6.30 in Carrickmacross. League action should return next week.

Under 14; Feile na nGael 2017: Just a few days to go to one of the biggest events of the year. We are staying in Leighlinbridge in County Carlow with host club Naomh Bríd. It should be another fantastic weekend of hurling and with Carlow winning the Christy Ring Cup in Croke Park on Saturday last the atmosphere should be great.

First game Friday 4pm v St. Pauls, Kilkenny.

Second game 6pm v Knockbridge from Louth.

Saturday morning 11.15 v Naomh Bríd.

Quarter finals in St. Johns Park, Kilkenny on Saturday afternoon.

The very best of luck to all travelling for the weekend.

Training Wednesday 7pm tbc at the Community School pitch Bailieborough.

Above; Our 2017 Feile na nGael squad.

Under 16; No games now until after the Junior Cert.

Adult Hurling; Will commence when the Leaving Cert is completed to give our older boys the opportunity to join in.

County; Cavan were defeated by four points by Kildare in the quarter final of the Celtic Challenge. Well done to all the ECG boys who gained invaluable inter county hurling experience over the five games played in this competition.

Hurling training times and venues;

Kingscourt group;

Under 6/8/10; Thursday 6.45-7.45 in the centre.

Bailieborough group U6/8/10; NO TRAINING THIS WEEK- FEILE!

U14; U14 training at BCS pitch Wednesday 7pm.

Players will receive a text.

For all info on these age groups then please contact Kathryn 087 244 1371.

The week ahead;

Monday; U12s away to Carrick


Wednesday; U14 and U16 training at BCS pitch 7pm.

Thursday; Kingscourt Group U6/8 in Community Centre 6.45-7.45 tbc.


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


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.