Bailieborough News Thursday 16th July 2015

Bailieborough News. July 16TH 2015. Matthew J. Cullen.

Cavan and Meath Credit Unions Link Up:

Merger will bring together 17,000 members and €85m in assets, delivering enhanced services to members.

 The members of Kingscourt Credit Union, Bailieborough Credit Union and St. Mary’s Moynalty Credit Union, with offices in Cavan and Meath have voted for the amalgamation of the three Credit Unions, which will be renamed Link Credit Union Limited.

The enlarged Credit Union becomes one of the 50 largest credit unions in the country, with assets of over €85m. It has a combined membership of almost 17,000 who will benefit from four office locations where they can conduct their business face to face, as well as by telephone 6 days per week, and online 24/7 each day of the year.


The newly merged Credit Unions will also continue to lead the way in the provision of loans, savings and payments services with accounts now being BIC and IBAN enabled, meaning members can now receive payments such as salaries, pensions, social welfare payments, grants, etc. through their Credit Union account. Members can also make payments electronically to bank accounts in Ireland, UK or any one of 30+ SEPA countries. Work is ongoing to provide further additional products and services in the near future.

Commenting on the merger, Seamus Newcombe, Chief Executive Officer said:

“This merger is about serving the present and future financial needs of members. The ongoing costs of delivering an infrastructure which meets increased regulatory requirements, means only those Credit Unions with larger asset bases and solid financial strength are likely to be able to provide the stability, security and range of services which consumers demand. There have been bank closures over the past number of years and this has led to more people relying on credit unions. So by increasing our scale, we in turn will have the capacity to better service those demands, with a wider suite of products and services; such as faster decisions on loans, larger loans, current accounts and other financial products”.

According to Chairman, Frank Corbally:

“All three Credit Unions recognise and appreciate the loyalty and support of their members and look forward to continuing to serve them as a larger, stronger combined entity whose key focus remains on delivering the community based personal service which is the cornerstone of the Credit Union ethos”.

The Link Credit Union merger will be the 48th successfully completed merger since the enactment of the revised regulatory requirements for credit unions in 2012.There are currently a further 121 credit unions in active discussions regarding amalgamations, according to The Credit Union Restructuring Board, which assists Credit Unions with voluntary mergers.



Stolen Items from St. Anne’s Cemetery:

It has been reported that a number of items particularly good quality ceramic pots have been stolen from plots in St. Anne’s Cemetery. This is an appalling act and very upsetting for the families affected. The Community Text Alert Group will be erecting a sign in the Cemetery shortly and anyone noticing any suspicious activity there is asked to report it immediately. It has been suggested that families that have valuable items on their plots should have them engraved with their family name or with the name of the deceased person in order to ensure that they cannot be sold on or used by others.


‘Hope for Cian’:

A ‘Tractor Run’ in aid of the ‘Hope for Cian Fund’ will take place on Sunday afternoon next, July 19th. The ‘Run’ will be leaving from the Community Hall, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 2.00pm. Refreshments in the Community Hall following the Run. For further details please contact any of the following: 085 1565673, 087 972 8811 or 086 8431573.


Bailieborough Red Cross:

Cardiac First Responder Community Course;
this course will be held in the Bailieborough Library on Saturday next, July 18th. Learn the skills that could help you save the life of someone in your community -maybe a friend or even a family member.
To book a place or get more information on this certified course please phone William 087-2346526 or Julie 086-2308570.


Bailieborough Walking Group:

Wednesday, July 15th – Skeagh/Seeorum, Bailieborough.  (A) Walk – 2 + hours (approx.)

Depart Bailieborough Library at 7pm. Walk commences at the residence of Jennifer and Nigel Williamson, Duneena at 7.15pm. Located on the Bailieborough/Cootehill Rd. (R191) 5Km from Bailieborough and 5Km from Canningstown.

Wednesday, July 22nd – Deerpark, Virginia.

(E) Walk 45 – 60 min. (M) Walk 1 hour 30 min (approx.)

Depart Bailieborough Library at 6.55pm. Walks commence at Virginia Rugby Club entrance to Deerpark Forest at 7-15pm. All welcome.



Legion of Mary:

The local ‘Legion of Mary’ meets each Monday night at 8.00pm in the Community Centre. New members are always welcome and encouraged to attend.


‘Mr and Mrs Charity Night’:

A ‘Mr and Mrs Charity Night’ hosted by Knockbride Macra na Feirme in aid of the ‘Laura Crossan Trust’ and ‘4 Lil Jake’s Sake’ will take place in the Bailie Hotel on this Saturday evening, July 18th. Some of the couples taking part include: John and Kathleen O’Hare, Beka Keating and Killian Sharpe, Natasha Lynch and Killian Reilly, Francis and Patsy Pritchard, Caroline Finn and Reuben McElwaine, Andrew and Eilish McGowan, Joe and Mary O’Reilly, Derek Conaty and Pamela McGuinness. Doors open at 7.30pm and the event starts at 8.00pm. Tickets are €10 which includes light refreshments, dancing and entertainment. All welcome.


Bailieborough Community Alert:

Membership for another year is now due €5. Contact Kevin Carolan, 1 Pine Grove, Seamus Sheridan, Kells Road or Vincent Cooney, Galbolie. ‘Keeping a close eye on things in the Community’!


Blessing of the Graves:

The Blessing of the Graves in St. Anne’s Cemetery will take place on Sunday, September 6th at 2.00pm. Now would be the ideal time to look after the grave or a plot of a loved one in preparation for Cemetery Sunday.


Bailieborough Shamrock’s Ladies – ‘Monster Clothes Recycling Collection

 Bailieborough Shamrock’s Ladies are organising a ‘Monster Clothes Recycling Collection’ ending on Wednesday July 22nd. Now is your opportunity to get that ‘Spring Cleaning’ finished. All items of clean dry clothing accepted, men’s, women’s, children’s, curtains, towels, soft toys, shoes(pairs), handbags, belts. Old laptops/Mobile phones (to be kept separate). NO dirty or wet items, duvets/pillows, carpets/mats, books. Items may be left in St Anne’s Park at any time up to midday on 22nd. If you cannot get down yourself give us a call and we can organise to have items collected. Call Ann 0877858509.



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.

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.



Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’—Terrific Summer Offer!

 Garda vetted volunteers with identification are ready to assist and help the elderly in our community. If you have gardening jobs, hedge and grass cutting, tidying up or ant type of small repairs to get done then ‘Lend A Hand’, is at your doorstep. No job is too small for our volunteers and to avail of this service just call Ann at 042 9694825 from 9.00am to 2.00pm, Monday to Friday. Brighten up your summer and make that call now!!


Training at Bailieborough Business Centre:

Safe Pass at Bailieborough Business Centre. Friday 31st July. Cost €100 Lunch Included – Call 042-969-4716.

Computers and The Internet for Beginners – Classes running all year €10 for 4 Lessons – Call 042-9694716 and speak to Pamela or Elizabeth for more details.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for July, August and September 2015:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Saturday, July 25th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, July 26th (Fr. Michael), Saturday, August 8th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, August 9th (Fr. Michael), Saturday, August 23rd (Deacon Damien) and Sunday, August 24th (Fr. Michael), Sunday, September 12th, (Fr. Michael), Saturday, September 19th (Deacon Damien), and Sunday, September 20th (Fr. Michael).


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.


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, join us to run, jog or walk and most importantly tea, biscuits, fruit and chat afterwards.



East Cavan Gaels GAA Club Hurling News 13th July 2015:
East Cavan Gaels/ Cavan GAA Hurling/Camogie Camp 2015

Following on from the very successful three day hurling/Camogie camps hosted by ECG HC in 2013 and 2014, we are delighted to announce our new five day camp for 2015. This year’s venue will be Kingscourt Stars GAA grounds from Monday 10th to Friday 14th August, from 10am to 1.30pm, for both boys and girls aged 5-14 from throughout the region. Local club and Cavan GAA coaches will be supported by Ulster GAA and national GAA coaches in what should be a great weeks hurling. We also have some very special guests lined up to attend. The cost is a very favourable €35 per child with discounts for second and third children at €30 and €25. This promises to be one of the hurling highlights of the year and a great way to get introduced to the game of hurling so please pencil in 10th-14th August in your diary and help spread the word.

Under 6/8/10; Training for both groups is now just an hour during the school holidays. Kingscourt 6-7 on Wednesdays and Bailieborough 6-7 on Fridays.


Under 12/14; The boys made an impressive start to the U14 Championship with victory over Annalee Gaels on Wednesday last and followed it up with another good victory over St. Felim’s on Sunday evening. We host Ballymachugh on Wednesday next in Bailieborough at 7.30. All support very welcome.

Under 16; Monaghan league away to Cootehill on Monday at 7.30.

Training times and venues; If blitz on then no training.

Under 6/8/10; Kingscourt group; 

Wednesdays 6-7 at Kingscourt Stars GAA grounds.

Bailieborough group; Friday 6-7 at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA grounds, St. Anne’s Park.

Both sessions are open to anyone from the region to attend.

For all U8/10 information contact Willie Gaughan 086164 9280.


Under 12/14/16/18; All training is collective in Bailieborough GAA and subject to change. No Wednesday training this week due to the U14 Championship. Players will receive a text.

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


Set Dancing Classes:

Set Dancing Classes in Stradone Community Centre on Monday nights at 9.00 pm. Everyone welcome.


Adventure Camps:

Tanagh Outdoor Adventure Camps are open and almost full. Please don’t leave it to the last minute. We have already closed some of the adventure camps. Contact Philomena on 049-5552988 for more information. Participation is open to anyone between the ages of 9-16 years. We provide FREE bus service from local camp pick up points.


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.


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.


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.