Bailieborough News Thursday 19th September 2019

Bailieborough News. September 19th 2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Culture Night, Friday, September 20th: ‘Colourful Cavan and Beyond,’ by Artist Jim McParlin. An Art exhibition comprising of paintings depicting scenes from around the county and locations further afield. Venue: Bailieborough Library, Market Square, Bailieborough, Co Cavan. Time: 4pm to 5:15pm. All welcome.

Best Wishes: Best Wishes are extended to Lorraine Harris and staff on the opening of the new Post Office, in SuperValu, Bailieborough. Catherine O’Reilly—former postmistress—performed the cutting of the ribbon at the new office on Monday morning and local ‘legend’, Vincent Gunn was the first customer up to the counter!!

Please note that the old letter box at the old Post Office on Main Street is still in existence and being used until further notice. 

‘The Open Door Sessions—Culture Night, Friday, September 20th: A gathering together to celebrate music, poetry, comedy and art.
A celebration of music, poetry, comedy and art, commencing at 9.00pm, in ‘Downstairs @ Nixy’s’, The Square Bar, Bailieborough.  Guests on the night: Faraway Martin (music), Joe Byrne (poet), Hidden Stills (music), Ross Mc Carthy (comedian), Miriam Fitzgerald Juskova (visual artist) and local woman, Fidel Hogan Walsh (poet). Free admission and all are most welcome to attend. .

Moybologue Historical Society: After the success of ‘Moybologue and the parishes of East Cavan; 1400 – 1800’ in October 2018, Moybologue Historical Society – Cumann Seanchais Mhaigh Bolg is delighted to welcome Monsignor Liam Kelly back to Tierworker for ‘Culture Night‘ 2019 with a talk on ‘Culture Night: The Battle Of Coolnahinch and other troubles in the 1790s,’ in St. Mary’s Hall, Tierworker on Friday 20th September at 8:30pm.

Monsignor Kelly is a native of County Leitrim and is current Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Kilmore. He was appointed Vicar General of the Diocese of Kilmore in 2015. He is a noted historian and has written several books, his most recent one being The Diocese of Kilmore c,1100-1800 which was published in 2017. Join us on the night to hear his insights into the troubled and tragic events at nearby Coolnahinch in November 1793.

As with all our talks and events, admission is free of charge, refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

First Holy Communion: Congratulations to Mervyn Lloyd (Junior), from the Model School who received his First Holy Communion in St. Anne’s Church on Sunday morning last. Thank you to Mervyn’s parents for their co-operation and to the area Pastoral assistant, Andrea Connelly for all her help and guidance.

Bailieborough Development Association are proud to announce that Phase 1 and 2 of Bailieborough Courthouse regeneration project is complete. We are inviting interested parties who would like to use the space to give us a call for a viewing. The spaces comprise, individual pay per day Hot Desk, Meeting Space, Training Space, Rehearsal and Performance space, Studio space. We have made the space as versatile as possible to suit all different types of use. Please call Lee on 042-969-4716 or 086-794-9739 or email

Bailieborough Social Day Centre: The Bailieborough Social Day Centre will be starting back on Wednesday, September 25th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, for the usual entertainment. New members are always most welcome.

Trad Musicians Wanted: Calling all amateur traditional musicians. Bailieborough Development Association would like to encourage amateur musicians to come together to share their musical skills and have the craic. This is a social programme, designed to get people out of isolation and to socialise and share skills. Call 042-969-4716 for further information.

Legion of Mary: The Legion of Mary are organising a bus to Knock Shrine on Sunday next, September 22nd. Anyone wishing to go, please contact any Legion member. Everyone welcome.

Vincent’s Shop: Some of our current volunteers said that they first volunteered with us to meet new people, make a difference in their local community and felt that it was a good way to spend their free time. We at Vincents, on Main St., Bailieborough are currently looking to add to our current set-up of volunteers, mainly to cover Saturday mornings from 10.00am to 1pm, every Saturday. Should you wish to join us for this role, please call into the Shop to speak to Stephen McGuire, the Shop Manager or call him on 085 1894 922.

Bowls: Bailieborough Community Bowls continue in the Community Centre on Wednesday evenings at 8.00pm, for the new Bowls season. New members—both male and female are most welcome.

Computers for Farmers: Help is at hand for farmers, who need training in Basic Computers, On-line Herd Registration Form Filling, Internet and email, Farm Record Keeping, Health and Safety etc. Classes are free and are commencing on Monday evenings this September in Bailieborough Business Centre at 7pm. To book a place contact Noelette Dolan on 087 9293531 or Elizabeth on 087 6190040.

Bailieborough Hen’s Shed: Bailieborough Hen’s Shed is a sparkly new initiative, which aims to give the women of Bailieborough, a space where they can take time for themselves, enjoy company and a chat over a cup of tea, engage in courses and community projects and most importantly, make friends and create a support network, so that we ladies can be there for each other when needed.

A small group of ladies are currently negotiating the process of setting up this group and we would welcome the input of any women who would be interested in being members of the group.

We want your suggestions and support in developing a programme of activities and get-togethers for the initial period from September 2019 up to Christmas 2019. By then we should have an established group to carry us forward into 2020 and beyond!

The Beckscourt Centre has kindly agreed to provide space for us as we take our first steps and a big ‘Thank You’ goes to Padraig McBreen and Breffni Integrated for their support so far. Now it is up to we ladies to do it for ourselves!

Are you interested, either in being part of the initial planning group or just becoming a member, if so please make contact with Maria at or find us on Facebook and send a request to join our private group.


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.

Irish Dancing Classes: Irish Dancing Classes take place every Thursday evening from 6.00 to 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. For further details, please contact: Tracy at 085 771 2282.

Multiple Sclerosis—Cavan Branch: The Cavan Branch of Multiple Sclerosis would like to thank everyone who donated to their recent Church Gate collections in Bailieborough and Killann. Your donations are very much appreciated.

Spanish Lessons with Lydia: Spanish Lessons with Lydia in Bailieborough will take place in the B.D.A. Centre, Shercock Road, (beside the playground) on Tuesday and Wednesday, ¾ September. Group lessons for school children (all ages), adult lessons, beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. For more information, call or message Lydia on 087 741 4735.

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 14-09-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 7, 13, 25, 28.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Gerry and Lisa Clarke; Annie Corcoran; Elaine Collins; Lindsey Gaynor. Next week’s Jackpot €6,000.

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.

Harvest Mission :Between Sunday, 29th September and Wednesday, 2nd October, The Bailieborough Group of Church of Ireland Parishes will be taking part in a diocese wide harvest mission called ‘Gathered In’.  All of the mission events are open to everyone and anyone who wants to come along. Here are some notable times and events:

Sunday 29th September at 3pm outside Knockbride Church, Community Tractor Service – polish up the Tractor and bring it out to pray for the harvest. 

Tuesday 1st October at 11am Coffee morning in the Rectory, 7:30pm Wholeness and Healing Service in Bailieborough Church.

Wednesday 2nd October 8pm in the Bailie Hotel, Johnny Cash ‘Walking the Line’ – David Kelly sings the songs of Johnny Cash and relays the ups ad downs of Johnny’s spiritual life story.

For more details contact Rev Ian Horner.  

School Reunion: On Saturday 28th September, the Bailieborough Community School ‘Class of 89’ are having a school reunion in Nixys, The Square Bar, at 9.30 pm. Please contact Caroline at 042 9666355 for further information.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for September and October 2019: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–  September 21st (Saturday, 1.30pm), October 6th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and October 19th (Saturday, 1.30pm).  

Bailieborough Library: The Craft Group are still going strong with many great memories and hopefully more to come! Not just a craft group, but a place to come, have a cuppa, learn new talents, make new friends and feel very welcome. Everyone is welcome every Friday morning drop in from 10am to 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.

‘Cowfest’: ‘Cowfest’ is an event being held to commerate the 5th anniversary of the rescue of fugitive cow, ‘Rambling Rose’ and her calf ‘Sunday’, by Meath River Rescue from an island on Breakey Lake. On Friday next, September 20th at 10pm, there will be live music in the Jolly Old Cross, Cormeen by Reilly and the Moonrakers, with a  Jiving competition from 10pm to 11pm. There will be practise time from 9pm. No cover charge.

On Saturday, September 21st there will be a Rural Walk from Cormenn Sports Complex at 1.00pm. Refreshments afterwards. 10 entry fee per adult. At 2.00pm, there will be a Community Day at Cormeen Sports Complex with live music, art exhibition, talks, arts and crafts and games for the kids, and boat trips on Breakey Lake by Meath River Rescue. At 8.00pm, there will be drama at Cormeen Sports Complex, with the staging of ‘An Ogeous Brose’ by John McManus featuring Seamus O’Rourke and Charlie McGuiness. Tickets are priced at €12 and are available from Cormeen Sports Complex or call 086 773 2649. Doors open at 7.15pm followed by live music in the Jolly Old Cross–’till the cows come home’! Raffle on the night with a 12 month old calf or €500 as top prize.

The events are in aid of Meath River Rescue in recognition of the important and difficult work that they do. All welcome.