Bailieborough News Thursday 16th January 2020

Bailieborough News. January 16th 2020.  Matthew J. Cullen.

‘Operation Transformation’ 2020—Community Event: Well done Noreen Clarke and everyone involved in Operation Transformation, Bailieborough. Fantastic turnout for your first evening in the cold and very foggy conditions. 503 people took part in the event

Weigh in completely optional from 6:30pm. We would love to see you any Thursday evenings you are available. You will be more than welcome.

Everyone must sign in each week so we can keep a record of numbers per week. This is for Ireland Lights Up.

Donation buckets for Bailieborough Cancer Comfort will be at the sign in desk and are completely Voluntary.

We have fitness and nutrition experts there in the form of Tony Gregory, Aodhagan Fox and David McCabe. Any queries I’m sure they would be more than happy to help.

And finally, you don’t have to be following the OT Food plan to join the walks. This is about getting out and moving. For some it’s for weight loss, fitness, mental health and even some company on these long January evenings.

Everyone welcome. No registration required—just come along. Open to the entire community—of all ages!! Group meeting every Thursday evening until Thursday, February 27th in St. Annes Park—Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA grounds. Weigh-In from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Weigh-In is also available in Jamesons Pharmacy, Main St—during businness hours. Walk, Jog or Run until 9.00pm.

An Garda Síochána have kindly granted a Permit for the donation bucket for Bailieborough Cancer Comfort. DJ Gareth Mulhall has kindly given his time and music to us and will be present for the 8 week duration. Bailieborough Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre have kindly donated 1 Months membership for Pool and Gym to the person with the most weight loss after the 8 weeks. Thanks to Jameson’s Pharmacy, for the donation of water bottles and to SuperValu and Tesco for the donations of fruit and water.

Just to remind everyone that Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA do not allow dogs on their grounds …… for obvious reasons.  For further information, please contact: 086 375 1519. 

ST. ANNE’S NS ENROLMENT: Parents seeking to enrol their child or children in St. Anne’s N.S. for the 2020/2021 school year are requested to return a completed Enrolment Application before, Friday, January 31st  2020. Enrolment application forms are available from the school office, by phoning 042 9665242 or by emailing: Closing date for receipt of Enrolment forms is Friday, .

January 31st 2020.

Deepest Sympathy:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to son, David, daughter, Helen,  and partner Martin, brothers Patsy, John and Matthew, sisters Kay, Josie and Alice, son-in-law Francis, David’s partner Pamela, grandchildren Cori, Oisin and Memphis, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on the death of Clare Rourke, Fountain View, Baileborough and formerly Headfort Grove, Kells, who passed away peacefully at St. Christopher’s Hospice, Cavan on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020. Clare was predeceased by her parents, Pauric and Ellen Rourke and her sisters May and Aileen. Clare’s Funeral Mass took place in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan on Saturday, January 11th  followed by cremation.

ST. FELIM’S National School (THE VALE) are currently inviting applications for enrolment for the school year— 2020/2021.  Forms are available directly from the school, by phoning 042 9665605 or by emailing:, download from website: under the Scoil Documents section.  Completed forms to be returned to the school by Friday, 31st January, 2020.


 Bridge:  Bridge Results for Tuesday, 7th  January, 2020: First: Maresa Liggan and Marie McNicholas. Second: Sean Kelleher and Betty McCaffrey. Best Gross : Pauline McEvoy and Rosaleen Keegan. Third: Rosaleen Mackey and Elizabeth Murphy.

Bridge takes place in the Hotel Bailie on every Tuesday evening and new members are always most welcome.

 Industrious Bailieborough: The book ‘Industrious Bailieborough is still available for sale, in Kevin Smiths and Halls on Main St. and Smiths Shop at Galbolie.  The book costs  10.

Anyone who wishes to purchase a copy of ‘Industrious Bailieborough’ and have it posted to any location worldwide can pay by cheque or PayPal. Please send a private message with your details to the Bailieborough Heritage Society’s Facebook page and we can get back to you. Approximate postage cost is 4 within Ireland and 6 to the U.K.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Bailieborough Heritage Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 22nd  January 2020 at 7.30pm in the BDA, Businness Centre, Shercock Road, Bailieborough.  Followed by ‘A Noggin of Hell-Fire: Parish Missions in the diocese of Kilmore 1850-1900’, a lecture by Fr. Ultan McGoohan P.P at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome to both events. Refreshments will be served.

Bailieborough Community School: Parents Association: Meeting on Tuesday, January 21st at 7.00pm, in the Community School. New faces are most welcome for our first meeting of the year.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Services: Sunday 19th  January.

Bailieborough 10:45am, All-Age Service, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon, All-Age Service.

Friday 24th  January: FOCUS Youth Group: Trinity Hall 8:30-10pm.

Sunday 26th  January: Bailieborough 10:45am, Morning Prayer, Creche, Sunday Club, Youth Fellowship, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon, Morning Prayer and Sunday Club.

 Run, Jog, Walk or Crawl!! Its the start of a New Year.  Run, walk, crawl or jog starts back on Monday and Wedensday nights at 8pm from the Community Centre, Bailieboro.  All weathers, all abilities catered for. Don’t be afraid.  Tea, coffee, water and fruit afterwards.  Pass the word and give it a try!!

Photography Exhibition: ‘Welcome to Graceland’ – a documentary photography exhibition by Suella Holland.

Opens: 7pm, Tuesday, 21st January, in Bailieborough Library, Bailieborough.

Guest speaker: Tom French. All welcome.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.: Senior pre-season training is back and there will be a meeting followed by training on Friday evening next, January 17th  at 7.30 sharp in the Vale Grounds. All existing players and new players are welcome. Feel free to contact 0858256347 for further information.  

Bailieborough Indoor Bowls: Bowls have resumed in the Community Centre on Wednesdays at 8.00pm. New members most welcome and tuition will be provided—if required.

Bailieborough Mental Health Association: Bailieborough Mental Health Association  want to thank our Secretary Fiona Gilmer and all of those who helped her out in creating the colourful display board on display in Sandi Modes.  It contains useful contact numbers to help positive mental well being. It will be displayed in Sandie Mode’s shop window, Main Street, Bailieborough this coming week.

Computer Classes: Commencing on Monday next,  20th January 2020, in the BDA Centre, Shercock Road, at 7pm. Classes are free to part-time/full-time workers, Farmers, or Self-employed etc. To book a place or find out more, contact Noelette Dolan on 087 9293531 or 049 4353967.

Bailieborough Hen’s Shed: If you would like to come along and enjoy a chat and some good company or just need to take some time for yourself, please join us on Thursday mornings from 10am to 12 noon, in Bailieborough Library. This group is open to all ladies aged 18 and over from Bailieborough and the surrounding areas. Hope to see you there!!

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: Bailieborough Conference: The St Vincent De Paul Shop Conference would like to thank you sincerely for your generosity in 2019 and we trust that this generosity will continue in 2020.

We would like to provide you with some guidelines in relation to donations to the shop. Clothing should be washed clean and of reasonable quality. Toys and bric a brac should also be clean and in good working order. We regret that for Health & Safety reasons we are unable to take electrical goods Pillows, duvets buggies and car seats. The cost of disposing of sub-standard goods is significant and recently has been reducing our income. We recommend that items that are not of the quality that we can sell from the shop should be placed in the bin provided in the St. Annes Church Car Park. Please be assured that your generosity reaches those in our community who most need help. We wish you every blessing in 2020.

Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence: New to Bailieborough—Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence classes for school children (5 years +) taking place on Monday evenings from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in St. Anne’s Community Centre. First Class free. Contact Vincent on 085 127 1979 for further information.

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.

Stresscontrol: Face your fears, be more active and boost your wellbeing: Stress affects us all in our daily lives. Do you want to learn ways to recognise the signs of stress and learn helpful tips to manage it more effectively? If you do, then come along to stresscontrol!! The event will commence on Tuesday, February 4th 2020 in the Courthouse, Lr. Main St, from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. The course will run for 6 weeks—come along when you can! All welcome, free of charge, tea/coffee and biscuits provided. The course runs once a week for six weeks. Come, sit and listen!!

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for January and February: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– January 26th (Sunday, 12.30pm), February 2nd (Sunday, 12.30pm), February 15th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and February 23rd (Sunday, 12.30pm).   

Bailieborough Library: ‘Welcome to Graceland’ is a series of photographs by Suella Holland showcasing the wonderful world of colour, tribute and humour that is Meath man Patsy Boylan’s everyday life. This exhibition will open at Bailieborough Library at 7pm on Tuesday next, 21st January 2020. Poet Tom French will officially open the exhibition and read his poem ‘Patsy Presley’. All are welcome to the opening and the exhibition will remain on view until February 13th during Library opening hours!
Bailieborough Craft Group meet every Friday in the Library. Drop in from 10am until 1pm. Anyone interested in hand crafts, or is willing to learn, is invited to this sociable gathering. Refreshments are served in a warm, welcoming environment.
Bailieborough Hen’s Shed meets at the Library every Thursday at 10am. All ladies are welcome to this get together, just to meet, make friends and share thoughts! There are plenty of plans for 2020!
Bailieborough Library Book Club meets on the LAST Thursday of each month at 6.30pm. Book for discussion on Thursday, January 30th is ‘Constellations’ by Sinéad Gleeson and copies are available at the Library desk.

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.