Bailieborough News Thursday 20th February 2020

Bailieborough News. February 20th  2020.  Matthew J. Cullen.

‘Operation Transformation’ 2020:

 We would love to see you on any of the two Thursday evenings that are left. You will be more than welcome.

Everyone welcome. No registration required—just come along. Open to the entire community—of all ages!! Group meeting  until Thursday, February 27th in St. Annes Park—Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA grounds.

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. 

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughter Martina O’Connell, sons Padraig, Jim and Colm and brother Louis Lynch. on the death of Mona McBreen (neé Lynch) Drumeague, Bailieborough, who passed away peacefully at Virginia Community Health Centre on Saturday, February 8th. Sadly missed by her daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mona was  predeceased by her husband Packie.

Mona’s Funeral Mass took place in St Brigid’s Church, Knockbride East, on Tuesday , February 11th with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Bailieborough Community Alert: The next meeting of Bailieborough Community Alert will be held in the Bailie Hotel on Monday, February 24th at 8.00pm, to discuss important issues. For further information, please contact any committee member. All welcome.  Bailieborough Community Alert is alive and well with over 480 members.

Ladies’ Night” at the Bailie Hotel, 29th February at 7pm.  A fun night out for ladies of all ages including a fashion show, demonstrations on skincare, make-up, colour analysis and numerous stalls.  Raffle on the night with luxury prizes.  Complimentary glass of prosecco, finger-food, prize for “best dressed lady” and lots, lots more!!.   Featuring “Off the Rack”, “Niall Mc Caul drapery” and more.   Free entry to disco afterwards.

All proceeds in aid of developing an Astro-turf pitch for Tunnyduff national school, a much-needed sporting facility.  Tickets: €30, available at the Bailie hotel reception desk.

Parent and Toddler Group: Bailie Babes Parent and Toddler Group at Bailieborough Library continues every Wednesday, from 10.30am-12.30pm. A playgroup for all parents and carers of babies from birth to the toddler years. All welcome – just drop in on the day. FREE to join.


Bridge:  Bridge Results for Tuesday, 11th  February 2020: First: Brendan and Colette Gavin. Second: Maresa Liggan and Noreen Maguire. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Anne Brady. Third: Vera Bell and Pattie Clarke. 

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

Irish Blood Transfusion Service: The mobile unit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in attendence at Bailieborough Community School on this Wednesday evening, February 19th from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. All current blood doners are requested to attend and new donors are especially welcome.

Bailieborough Community School, Parents Association: Our next meeting is on Tuesday, March 3rd at 7.00pm in Room D9 in the Community School. We are asking for parents and past pupils to help in our Sports Complex upgrade and refurbishment of the Blue House. For further information, please contact, Kevin Carolan—Treasurer of the Parent’s Association on 086 375 9627.

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to sisters Monica and Beatrice, cousins Anna May, Bridget and Rita, brother-in-law, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends on the death of Eugene Tully, Derryham, Bailieborough, who passed away at his residence on Wednesday, February 5th.  Eugene was predeceased by his parents Charlie and May, brothers Joe, Charles and Vincent and sister Rose.  Eugene’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Mary’s Church, Clonaphilip, on Monday, February 10th with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

Friday, 21st  February: FOCUS Youth Group: Trinity Hall 8:30-10pm.

Sunday, 23rd  February:

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

Knockbride 12noon, Morning Prayer and Sunday Club.

Library: FREE Five Week Basic iPhone, iPad, Tablet and Smartphone class commencing in Bailieborough Library on Tuesday 24th March 2020 from 10-12 noon for 5 weeks. Please enquire in the Library or call Angela on 046 9280790 to book a place.

Children’s Art workshops starting Saturday February 29th  for 6 Weeks!!!!
We will be exploring painting, clay work, sculpture Bailieborough Library..

5-8 yr olds – 10.15am- 11.30am.
8 yr olds and Up – 11.45am -1.15pm.
Places are limited -(Must be pre-booked)
For more information Please contact: Caroline 087-176-2628.

Run, Jog, Walk or Crawl!!  Run, walk, crawl or jog is 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!!

School Enrolment: Enrolments for September 2020 are now being taken for St. Brigid’s NS, Tunnyduff. Please phone the school at 042 9660368 or email for an enrolment pack.

Women’s World Day of Prayer: Our Parish is excited to be hosting the Women’s World Day of Prayer in St. Anne’s on Friday, March 6th at 8.00pm. This event will be an Ecumenical gathering and all are most welcome to attend (both men and women).

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 15-02-2020.  Numbers Drawn; 03, 13, 22, 30. No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Carmel O’Callaghan; John Farrelly; Gilbert Ormison; Mary Renihan. Next week’s Jackpot €8,000.

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.

Spanish Lessons for Adults: Spanish Courses for Beginners every Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm in the BDA Businness Centre, Shercock Road, also High Beginners from 7pm to 8pm. For more information, please contact Lydia on 087 741 4735.

Word Processing and Computer Skills,

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 042 9694 716.

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.

Free Five-Week Course: Basic Iphone, Ipad, Tablet and Smartphone Classes available in Bailieborough. Please call Angela on 046 9280790 to book a place.

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 March and April: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–   February 23rd (Sunday, 12.30pm), March 7th (Saturday, 1.30pm), March 8th (Sunday, 12.30pm), March 28th (Saturday, 1.30pm) March 29th (Sunday, 12.30pm), at the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 11th at 9.00pm, April 18th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and April 19th (Sunday, 12.30pm).   

Bailieborough Library: This February the Bailieborough Library Reading Group will be reading and discussing ‘Oh My God What a Complete Aisling’ by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen.

All are welcome and copies of the book are available at the desk.

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.

Learn to Jive with Craig Lovett and Mairéad Gaffney. Five week course commencing on Wednesday 26th February at 8.30pm in Gallonray House, Maudabawn. No Partner needed.  Contact 086 1928568 for further details.

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.