Bailieborough News Thursday 16th April 2015

Bailieborough News. April 16th  2015. Matthew J. Cullen.


Many Thanks:

Leanne McDermott—the niece of Councillor Paddy McDonald would like to thank everyone who gave to her collection for The Global Brigades Ireland, on Saturday, April 4th at Supervalu. The sum of €1,016 was collected and will go directly to the poor people of Honduras, to help them set up Healthcare facilities, when she travels out there in June.



The 50th anniversary of the opening of the New Technical School is planned to go ahead on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at 7pm in the Bailie Hotel.

Pre/Post 1965 students and family members of deceased students are most welcome to attend.10 euros will be collected at the door to cover the cost of Buffet. Please contact any of the undermentioned of your intention to attend by Thursday, 23rd April in order to establish numbers for Hotel. See you all there. For further information, please contact any of the following: Sean Ledwith 086 3082391, Frank Donnelly 087 2210252, Sean Callaghan                0 87 9290915 , Patricia Gilsenan 086 3033610, Jim Liggan 087 9714300 or Deirdre Connolly 086 3867399.



Annual Show Dance:

Bailieborough Agricultural Show will host their annual Show Dance in The Hideout, Bailieborough on Friday, 24th April, 2015. Music on the night by Johnny Mullins— beginning at 10pm and running until 12:30am. Supper served and a raffle will be held on the night, along with spot prizes galore! Please contact any committee member for tickets or 086-3991222/


Bailieborough ‘Lend a Hand’:

Hopefully, winter has been eclipsed and replaced by the renewal and growth of spring. If the wear and tear of advancing years is causing you to worry about all those outdoor chores and necessary gardening jobs—well don’t!!! Our volunteers are ready, willing and eager to look after your jobs. To avail of this service just ring Ann at 042 9694825 from 9am to 2pm, Monday to Friday. She will arrange our helpers to look after those chores for you at your convenience.


Charity Tractor Run:

The Rainbow Tractor Club, Virginia are having a run for the Debra Drury Fund on Sunday next, the 19th April from Tunnyduff Hall at 1.30pm, with registration from 12 noon. All tractors, cars and motorbikes welcome.


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.

 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.


Well Done:

Well done to the Bailieborough Shamrocks Senior Ladies 9 a-side football team who defeated Killygarry in St. Anne’s Park on Sunday morning last by 4—12 to 1—11 in the semi-final of the Division 1 League.



On Tuesday, 10th March 2015, the Fianna Fáil Cumann held its AGM in the Bailie Hotel, Main Street, Bailieborough. In keeping with recent trends, large numbers attended the meeting. This is due to the diligent work carried out by the Cumann members which has seen its numbers swell in recent years.

The new committee was elected and the officers on board are:

Chairperson – PJ Barry, Vice Chairperson – Eammon Donnelly,

Secretary – Roisin McDonald, Assistant Secretary – Dessie Connors

Joint Treasurers – Tommy Brady and Niall Smith. Recruitment Officer – Sarah Reilly. PRO – Niall Donnelly.


On 2 April 1914, over 100 women gathered in Dublin to discuss the role of women in the lead-up to revolution. They became Cumann na mBan – an organisation whose role in achieving Irish independence is almost forgotten. The meeting, at Wynn’s Hotel, was presided over by Agnes O’Farrelly.  

They adopted a constitution which stated their aims were:

– To Advance the cause of Irish liberty
– To organise Irish women in the furtherance of that objective
– To assist in arming and equipping a body of Irish men for the defence of Ireland

-To form a fund for these purposes to be called the ‘Defence of Ireland Fund’.  

Bailieborough Fianna Fáil Cumann in preparation for the 1916 Celebrations are delighted to announce we are hosting an historical lecture on ‘Cumann na mBan’.  Our guest speaker for this event is Dr Mary Aluiffe, Cumann na mBan resource officer and executive member of the Women’s History Association of Ireland, UCD.  This event will be held in the Wesleyan Chapel Arts and Cultural Centre, Bailieborough on Thursday the 30th April at 8pm.

This event is open to everyone and your attendance would be much appreciated to this historical event.



Classes at Bailieborough Business Centre:

QQI Level 4 Information and Technology, taking applications for new class,

QQI Level 4 Computer Applications,

QQI Level 4 Health and Safety in the Workplace,

Skills for Work, Computers for Beginners.

Call for more details 042-969-4716, or call in to the Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Road, Bailieborough. Beside the playground.

Computers for beginners: Classes at Bailieborough Business Centre. Do you want to learn the basics of using a computer? These classes will help you with the basics of starting to use a computer, from turning it on, typing a letter, using the internet and more. All you ever wanted to know, but were afraid to ask. Call 042 9694716 for more details.



is a Bereavement Programme for those who have lost a spouse or long term partner through death, separation or divorce.  A trained team who are themselves widowed or separated share their journey with you.  Next programme begins at 8pm in the Farnham Arms Hotel, Cavan on 15th April for six weeks.  Contact 049 4371363.



Bailieborough Walking Group: 2015 Walking Season:
Bailieborough Walking Group commence their 2015 walking season on Saturday, May 2nd. This walk will be a community walk and it will be part of the Cavan Walking Festival in association with Cavan Sports Partnership. It will commence at 11am at the Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Road and proceed to the forest and Castle Lake. There will be three separate walks. A short walk for parents and children, a moderate walk of about 5 – 6km and a long walk of about 10km. Refreshments in the Business Centre on completion.


Bridge Results:

Tuesday, March 31st: First: Pauline Hutchinson and Olive McCabe. Second: Sean Kelleher and Patsy Corcoran. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson.

Tuesday, April 7th: First: John McGahan and Bernard Liddy. Second: Rosaleen Mackey and Kathy O’Sullivan. Best Gross: Tom and Anne Moran. Third: Noreen Maguire and Betty Olwill.


Relaghbeg Fundraising Committee:

Thanks to everybody who came and supported our Table quiz last Saturday night— it was a great success! We hope you all had as much fun as we did! Well done to all the winners who gave their winnings back to the charity!

This year our chosen Charity is Enable Ireland—Children’s Services and in a change from previous years, our major Fundraising drive has been changed to the May Bank Holiday Sunday—instead of the June one.

Titled ‘Walk and Rock’, the proceedings will commence with a sponsored Walk on Sunday, May 3rd leaving from Bailieborough and Mullagh at 1.00pm and finishing at Relaghbeg. Later on that evening, ‘Say La V’ will provide the Rock music when they take to the stage at 9.30pm. Admission is €10 and all are most welcome to attend.


Blue Plaque Unveiling:

Philip Farrelly, was a native of Carnalynch, Bailieborough and his wife Catherine Murphy, a native of Moyles near Monaghan Town. Their son, John Murphy Farley was born in Newtownhamilton, Co. Armagh on April 20th 1842. Educated at St. Macartan’s College, Monaghan he immigrated to the United States in 1864, and studied at St. John’s College, New York and St. Joseph’s Seminary, Troy.   He proceeded to Rome where he completed his studies at the American College.   He was ordained a priest in Rome on June 11th 1870. Father Farley’s first ministry in the New York diocese was as a curate in St. Peter’s, Staten Island in 1870.   In 1872 he was appointed secretary to Archbishop McCloskey and served in that position until 1884 when he was promoted to Monsignor and appointed pastor of St. Gabriel’s, East 37 Street. Monsignor John Murphy Farley was created Auxiliary Bishop of New York on November 18th 1895 and then elevated to the position of Archbishop of New York on September 15th 1902. He was raised to the Sacred College of Cardinals on November 27th 1911. He died in New York on September 17th 1918 and was interred inside the walls of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

On Monday next, April 20th at 12 Dundalk St., Newtownhamilton, the Ulster History Circle will honour Cardinal John Murphy Farley with a Blue Plaque. The plaque unveiling will take place at 2.00pm and will be performed by Monsignor Father Raymond Murray. The following Blue Plaque unveiling by the Ulster History Circle takes place at Trinity Church, Bailieborough on May 8th at 7pm. The plaque will honour Anne Jane Carlile, Temperance Pioneer.


Social Day Centre:

The Bailieborough Social Day Centre’s next get-together is on Wednesday, April 22nd 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.


‘Bealtaine’ at the Library:

Bailieborough Library celebrating Bealtaine ‘The Art of Sewing, Knitting and Fabric Manipulation’—a workshop by Karen McArdle, textile designer and member of Design and Crafts Council of Ireland on Thursday, May 14th from 11am-1pm. Free workshop and places strictly limited. Ring 042 9665779 for further details.


Bailieborough Gardening Group: ‘Trip to Powerscourt’:

Join the Bailieborough Gardening Group on a trip to beautiful Powerscourt Gardens on Sunday, April 26th. See thousands of tulips in bloom in the gardens and there will be time for shopping in the Garden Pavilion. Tea/coffee and scones on arrival included in cost. The bus will leave Bailieborough at 8.30am from Tesco and return at approx. 6pm. The cost of the trip is €25 for garden group members and €30 for non-members. Contact Eilish at 086 8273470 if interested before Monday, April 20th.


St. Vincent DePaul Shop:

The St. Vincent DePaul Shop has re-located to Main Street (where Moynagh’s Supermarket used to be). The new shop will afford the organisation the opportunity to provide customers with a greater range of clothes and goods. Once again, the organisation expresses their gratitude for the generous response to their recent appeal for the new shop.


Irish Cancer Society: Volunteer drivers needed to drive local cancer patients to and from their treatments in Cavan General.

The Irish Cancer Society’s ‘Care to Drive Service’ is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments. We are looking for volunteers to pick patients up at their homes, drive them to the door of the hospital, pick them up when when they are finished their treatment and bring them home again. Volunteer expenses are paid. For more information or an application form please call Rebecca at 01, 2316 642 or email:



Takes place in The BDA Centre, Shercock Road , Bailieborough each Monday from 8pm to 8.30pm, Further details contact Jenny 086 2418361.


Leisure Centre:

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.


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.


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

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Saturday, April 25th (Deacon Damien) and Sunday April 26th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Sunday, May 3rd at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, May 9th at 4.30pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, May 17th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), and Saturday, May 23rd at 4.30pm (Deacon Damien).


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 GAA Hurling – Club News 13th April 2015:

U6/8/10; Both training groups got to move outside this past week, Kingscourt on Wednesday and Bailieborough on Friday. Blitz on Wednesday next 15th in Kingscourt 6.45-8.30, meeting there from 6.30.

U12; The lads had another good win in the league on Wednesday last when they travelled to Castlerahan. Next up is a home game v Woodford Gaels in Bailieborough on Wednesday at 7pm.

Training times and venues; Under 8/10; Kingscourt group; Blitz this Wednesday 6.45

Wednesdays 6-7.30 at Kingscourt Stars GAA grounds.

Bailieborough group;

Friday  6-7.30 at the Community School pitch.

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


Under 14/16/18; All training is collective in Bailieborough and subject to change.

This week, Wednesday outdoors at St. Anne’s Park 7pm. Players will receive a text.

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


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 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.