Bailieborough News Thursday 18th July 2019

Bailieborough News. July 18th 2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough MidSummer Fest: Bailieborough MidSummer Festival will be taking place from next Friday the 19th of July until Sunday 21st of July.

The Festival kicks off on Friday next with a ‘Photo Exhibition’ at the Library, featuring work from talented local photographers, who all capture beautiful moments and memories. The exhibition runs all through the Festival and will be open until August 12th.  The Official ‘Opening Night’ of the exhibition will take place on Thursday, July 18th at 7.15pm in the Library and it will be opened by local Historian, Mr. Leslie McKeague.  

Also on Friday evening, the play ‘The Year of the Hiker’ performed by the Moynalty Drama Group will be coming to the Bailie Hotel at 8.00pm. Tickets are available from the Bailie Hotel reception at only €12. A night not to be missed.

The Midsummer Festival Duathlon is back, also on Friday 20th of July and this year it is sponsored by Link Credit Union. This year, there are new exciting routes to suit all levels. There will be a 5k Family Walk or Run, followed by a BBQ for all participants, sponsored by Fox’s bar. 

The event will start and finish on Main Street and registration will take place from 6.30pm with the event due to start at 7.15pm. All welcome.

Saturday morning, sees fun and games for all age groups at the Community School pitch from 11.30am to 3.00pm. This event is sponsored by Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.

From 2.00pm to 6.00pm, the Bailieborough Creative Hub will be exhibiting their wares at the Market Square.

On Saturday afternoon, the ever popular ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic’ takes place in the Community Centre, Chapel Road from 2.00pm onwards. €5 entry fee, with goody bags and drinks and don’t forget your teddies!

Mud Bugs Biodiversity workshop at the Library from 3.00pm to 4.00pm. Celebrate the nature around us with story and craft. Children aged over 7 years. This is a free event for children, but booking is essential at 042 9665779. This event is supported by Cavan County Council.

A ‘Walking Treasure Hunt’—sponsored by Noel Smith Construction—will take place around the town from 12 noon to 5.00pm, with registration at the Bailie Hotel from 11.30am.

From 4.30pm onwards an under 10 GAA Football blitz will take place in St. Annes Park. This event is sponsored by the Bailie Hotel.

From 4.00pm to 7.00pm, a Car Treasure Hunt will take place sponsored by Sean Smith Autos. Registration to take place at the Bailie Hotel.

From 5.00pm, a Vintage, Classic and Sport Vehicle Run will take place, with registration at the Market Square at 4.30pm. This event will feature cars, bikes and tractors from many an era and is in aid of the Bailieborough and Killann Cancer Funds. This will be followed by live music from ‘The Great Pretenders’ from 8.00pm to 10.00pm at the Market Square. There will be an open air barbeque, activities and family fun!

Also on Saturday, the film ‘The Man Who Wanted to Fly’ (about local man, Bobby Coote) will be shown in the newly renovated Court House—at the bottom of Main Street. Both screenings of the film—4.30pm and 8.30pm, have now sold out, but the film is being shown on R.T.E. 1 on Monday, July 22nd at 9.35pm.

Sunday sees the Family Fun Day taking place on Main Street. The road will be closed from 11.00am to 7.00pm. Admission is €5 for adults, with children going free. There will be: Bouncy Castles, Inflatables, Face Painting, Novelty Obstacle Course, Craft and Food Stalls, Vintage Vehicle Display, Local singers and entertainers and much, much more!!

Also on Sunday morning, at 10.00am, a mixed Historical Walk with John Ed Sheanon will leave the Market Square at 10.00am.

The infamous ‘Ducking Chair’ will be in use all day on Sunday, with the proceeds going to the Bailieborough Shamrocks Ladies G.A.A. Club.

At 1.00pm, the final of ‘Bailieborough’s Got Talent Final’ will take place on the Main Stage.

At 2.00pm, John McNicholl will provide music on the Main Stage.

From 2.30pm, a new attraction, this year, with ‘The Novelty Dog Show’. Sponsored by ‘Graeme’s Groom Room’, this canine celebration features many categories including, ‘Best Trick’ and ‘Waggiest Tail’!!, plus spot prizes for you and your four legged friends on the day. €2 entry fee with the proceeds going to the C.S.P.C.A.

From 4.00pm to 6.00pm, please come and dance along to , this year’s fabulous headline act, Declan Nerney and his Band.

At 10.00pm, the Festival Finale Dance will take place in the Hotel Bailie with free entry.

  A fun-filled weekend for all the family, with plenty of activities for young and old makes this weekend, one not to be missed!

Ordination of Fr. Michael to Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh: Fr. Michael Router’s Episcopal Ordination will take place on Sunday, July 21st at 3.00pm, in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh and will be available to watch on

All in our local community, wish Fr. Michael ‘all the best’ in his new ministry and thank him for all the dedication, hard work and joy that he brought to the town and parish over the years.

Saturday, July 20th, 7.00pm: Vigil Mass will take place in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh. During the Mass, the blessing of the Pontifical Insignia will take place. As we gather on the Feast of the Dedication of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Archbishop Eamon Martin will bless Bishop Michael’s Pastoral Ring, Staff and Mitre. After Mass there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, concluding with Benediction at 8.30pm, during which time we will pray for Fr. Michael as he begins his new Ministry. Everyone welcome.

Sunday, July 21st, 3.00pm: Ordination Ceremony in St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Monday, July 22nd, 7.30pm: Mass of Thanksgiving in St. Malachy’s Church, Armagh. Bishop Michael will celebrate his first Mass of Thanksgiving, to give thanks to God for his calling as Bishop and to pray God’s blessing on his work and ministry in the years to come. After Mass, Bishop Michael will impart his blessing to all present. Everyone welcome.

Bus to Bishop Michael’s Mass of Thanksgiving (Monday, July 22nd): If you would like to attend, Bishop Michael’s first Mass of Thanksgiving as Bishop, in St. Malachy’s Church, Armagh on Monday evening next, July 22nd, please give your name along with a deposit of €10 to Roisin McDonald, c/o T. Sheridan and Co, Market Square, Bailieborough before Friday evening, July 19th. For enquiries, please contact, Roisin at 086 338 8485. The bus will depart at 4.45pm sharp, from the Chapel carpark on the Virginia Road.

Moon Walk: 5k Moon walk on Lough an Leagh on Saturday next, 20th July at 8.30 pm. Entry fee €10, starting point is at the picnic area. All proceeds go to local Cancer Charities. Refreshments afterwards. All welcome.

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 29-06-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 04, 14, 16, 22.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Teresa Cooney; C O’Reilly; Pearse Og Smith; Gavin Galligan.

Lotto results for 06-07-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 06, 16, 22, 23.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Nathan Gaskin; Ultan Murphy; Jim Tierney; Micheal Clarke.

Lotto results for 13-07-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 02, 20, 21, 22.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Teresa Cooney; Aaron Cullen; Siobhan and Trisha Maguire; Tom A Leddy. Next week’s Jackpot €5,100.

Bailieborough Walking Group:

Wednesday, July 17th-– Lough Curragh Lake:

(M) Walk 1.5 Hours.  Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.50 pm. Walk commences at 7.15pm at Lough Curragh Lake. 12km from Bailieborough on Cavan Road. Car park on left just past the lake.

July 24th Townly Hall, Drogheda

(M) Walk 1.5-2hrs. Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.15pm. Meeting at Tullyallen National School. From Collon follow the R168(Drogheda Road). After 6 km turn right for Tullyallen. Signed for Glen Emmets GAA. Follow this road and after football grounds turn left and the school is on your left.

All welcome.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Betty, brother Jim, children Trisha, Declan, Siobhan, Carmel, Adelene, Martin, Maureen, Antionette, grandchildren, relatives and friends on the death of William (Willie) Bailie, formerly The Kells Road, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away peacefully in London on Saturday, June 29th. Willie was predeceased by his son Johnny. Willie’s Funeral Service took place in Bailieborough Parish Church on Monday, July 8th with burial afterwards in the adjoining Graveyard.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Sunday 21st July:

Bailieborough 10:45am – Morning Prayer followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer.

Sunday 28th July: Bailieborough 10:45am – Morning Prayer followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer.

Classes at Bailieborough Business Centre: We are now taking names for the following Classes at Bailieborough Business Centre, please call 

042-969-4716 to reserve your place for these free classes.

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‘Hardtimes Chorus’: ‘Hardtimes Chorus’ are holding an ‘Open Choir Evening’ to welcome new members on this Thursday, July 18th at 8.00pm, in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough. The Choir has a number of concerts planned for this autumn and would be delighted if you would like to join them. If you can sing or even play an instrument, please come along and to hear a sample of our music. Light refreshments will be served on the night.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Mary, daughter Bethanne (Reilly), son Jonathan, son-in-law Bernard, grandchildren Cian, Aoife, Ciarán, J.D, Pearce, Rhys, sisters Eileen, Mary, Nancy, and twin Lily, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on the death of John Clarke, Beechdale Drive, Navan and formerly of Corlurgan, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, aged 68 years, who passed away peacefully at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan on Friday, July 5th. John’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Mary’s Church, Navan on Tuesday, July 9th followed by burial in St. Finian’s Cemetery, Old Athboy Road, Navan.

Irish Heart Foundation: Church Gate Collection will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 20th and 21st July.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: On Saturday, July 20th as Fr. Michael Router prepares for his Episcopal Ordination, the Family Matters Faith Group will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough after the Saturday, 7.00pm Vigil Mass concluding with prayers at 9.30pm. All are welcome.

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.

Cemetery Sunday: The annual Blessing of the Graves in St. Anne’s Cemetery will take place on Sunday, September 1st at 12 noon. Now would be the ideal time to tend to your family grave or plot.

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.

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.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for July and August 2019: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–July 20th, (Saturday 1.30pm), July 28th (Sunday, 12.30pm), August 10th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and August 24th (Saturday, 1.30pm).   

Bailieborough Library: Craft Group takes place every Friday from 10.30am-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.

Vintage Run and Show: Last year we got together and decided to raise some money for Cancer Care and with all the help from everyone local and faraway we managed to raise €5086.

This year we hope to match it, and the chosen charities are Cancer Care and 

Cu Chulainn Blood Bikes.

If you would like to come along and bring your vintage motorcycle or car, feel free. everybody is welcome to see the show and please donate to these worthy causes. 

Classic Cars and Vintage Motorbikes from 1940’s upwards will be in Cootehill Town from 11.00am to 1pm and Tullyvin Village from 5pm onwards on Sunday 21st July. 

For more information contact Kevin Tiernan 0878399630.