Bailieborough News Thursday 20th June 2019

Bailieborough News. June 20th 2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Mass of Celebration in thanksgiving for the Ministry of Fr. Michael Router: A Special Mass will be held in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Friday evening next, June 21st at 7.00pm, to congratulate Fr. Michael on his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh and to celebrate his outstanding, selfless ministry in service of our Parish. Light refreshments will follow in St. Annes Community Centre, Chapel Road. All parishioners, from each of the Church areas in the Parish are most welcome to attend and to give Fr. Michael the send-off, that he thoroughly deserves.  

Lego Brickx Open/Fun Day – The Model School: The Model School are hosting a Lego Brickx and Family fun day on Saturday next, June 22nd in the school from 11am – 3pm. Please phone Kathy on 0861700215 to book a place for your child/children. Children are €12. It promises to be a great day with lots of Lego activities and outdoor games.  Parents, past pupils and the whole community, are welcome to a have a tour of the school and enjoy a cup of tea on the day. Everyone very welcome.

Preparations for the Mass of Celebration of Fr. Michael Router: Preparations for this very special occasion are well and truly underway and we thank all those involved for their great energy, enthusiasm and commitment.

A Rehearsal will take place in St. Annes Church on Thursday, June 20th at 6.30pm. All those who are involved in bringing up symbols and offertory gifts are requested to attend. We will be erecting a marquee at the side of the Community Centre of Friday, June 21st at 4.00pm. Anyone able to assist with this is very welcome to help out!! Thank you all so much.

Stewards: All Church stewards are asked to meet at 6.15pm on Friday, June 21st at the Church.

Information Meeting: The Co. CavanChildcare Committee will host a FREE Information Session on the new National Childcare Scheme at the Library on Thursday, June 27th at 7.30pm. This may be of benefit to all families who are working with children aged 24months to 15years who are attending any Tusla Registered childcare service.

Episcopal Ordination: 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

Over 130 people from the three Church Areas in the Parish have been invited to represent the Parish, officially. They include the members of the Parish Pastoral Council, the Finance Committee, office and Church staff, school management, chairs of the Boards of Management, ministry co-ordinators, Choir Leaders, Baptism Teams and political representatives. They will join representatives from each of the 61 Parishes and 22 Pastoral Areas in the Armagh Archdiocese, representatives from each of the Parishes and schools that Fr. Michael worked in previously, the clergy from Kilmore and Armagh, representatives from various nationwide Catholic Groups and representatives from each of the other main Christian Churches. There will be some space available in the Cathedral for others, who might like to attend. 

Security Guarding and Door Security Course:  Bailieborough Business Centre Security Guarding and Door Security QQI Level 4. Duration 5 days over 3 weeks. Call 042-9694716 or 087 619 0040  for further information.

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 15-06-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 06, 12, 14, 30.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Gerry and Lisa Clarke; Niamh Mulligan; Martin Murray; Marie Donohoe. Next week’s Jackpot €4,700.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to mother Cecelia, brothers Damien, John and Raymond, sister Deborah, sister-in-laws Mairead, Denise and Betty, brother-in-law Cathal, aunts and uncle, nieces and nephews and extended family and friends on the death of Gabriel Kelly, Toronto, Canada and late of Drumacarrow, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Thursday, June 6th. Gabriel was predeceased by his loving father Sean. Gabriel’s Cremation and interment of ashes took place in Toronto, Canada. A Mass of remembrance took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieboro on Tuesday last, the 11th of June.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Bailieborough Tidy Towns appeals to all business, property and home owners in the Town area to give their property a makeover. Washing walls, footpath’s and painting would be appreciated.
 General clean up on Tuesday evenings, meet at the Library at 7pm.  More help needed—its only for an hour. All welcome.  Come along for an hour and help keep Bailieborough litter free.

Bailieborough MidSummer Fest: Bailieborough MidSummer Festival will be taken place on Friday the 19th of July until Sunday 21st of July.

The Festival Committee are delighted to announce that Declan Nerney and his Band will be taking the stage on Main St. on Sunday afternoon, July 21st with support provided by John McNicholl and his Band.

We are delighted to announce one of the newest additions to the Festival this year is our Novelty Dog Show..
Graeme’s Groom Room have kindly sponsored and organized this fun event! It will take place on Sunday, July 21st on Main St. starting at 2.30pm.

Bailieborough’s Got Talent U16’s: Please send your Name, Age, Talent and

Contact No, to

We are now accepting applications for stalls on Main St. on Sunday July 21st from 12-6pm. For more details, /application forms please email: or call Caroline at 087-176-2628.

Bailieborough Walking Group:

June 19th – Castle Lake, Bailieborough.

(E) Walk 1 hr, (M) 1.5hrs.   Walk commences at the Castle Lake car park at 7.15pm.

June 26th – Killann/Shercock.

{M} Walk 1.5hrs approx.Meet at St. Annes Church, Killann. Take a left approx 7km from Bailieborough heading towards Shercock.  Leaving Bailieborough at 6.55pm. Walk commencing at 7.15pm. All welcome.

Irish Blood Transfusion Clinic: The Mobile Unit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in attendance at the Bailieborough Community School on Tuesday next, June 25th from 5.00pm to 8.30pm. All current blood donors are requested to attend and new donors would be especially welcome.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

Sunday, June 23rd: Bailieborough 10:45am – Morning Prayer and Sunday Club followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer and Sunday Club.

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.

Computers for Beginners· Find your way around the · Internet, · Learn Email, Motor Tax, · Online Shopping and more.

 Computers for Improvers Level 2· Advanced email· Attachments· Social Media· Revenue.

The Open Door Sessions: Come and join us for our Midsummer Sessions, where there’ll be music from Fergus Daly (Indie-Rock) and Danny Forde (Singer/Songwriter) and an insight into pottery by Visual Artist, Olivia Canavan. Hosted by The Open Door Sessions: Bailieborough’s Arts and Music Gathering, this will be a great evening’s entertainment at ‘Downstairs at Nixy’s’, The Square Bar, Bailieborough from 9.00pm on Friday next, June 21st. Free admission. Donations welcome.

Library: Places are filling up fast for our Summer Programmes for kids and the good news is that they are all FREE. Pick up a leaflet at the library desk or phone 042 9665779 to book!

 Martin Fullen, celebrating Bealtaine Festival. Martin will facilitate a one day still life programme on Saturday, July 6th from 10.30am-4.30pm at a cost of €35 pp. There are a few places available. Contact us on 042 9665779 if interested!

Eadt Knockbride NS Parents Association would like to thank everyone who supported our Annual Fun Run on Sunday last. A special thanks to all who helped out on the day, to Niamh Smyth TD for her sponsorship and presenting the medals, to all our sponsors for water, ice-cream, etc. Well done to everyone.

CMETB Adult Education Guidance and Information Service (Aegis): Are you an adult thinking about returning to education or training? If so, an Adult Guidance Councillor will be available for drop-in queries, every second Thursday, the next one taking place at Bailieborough Library from 10.00am to 2.00pm on Thursday, June 27th

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.

Family Matters Faith Group: Please come along to the Family Matters Faith Group for meditation, discussion and prayer on Thursday night, June 20th, commencing at 9.00pm in the Parish Centre. The gathering lasts for one hour with light refreshments served. Call/text 087 957 6911 after 8pm for further details.

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 Community School Class of ‘89 re-union: The Bailieborough Community School Class of 1989 are hosting a reunion on Saturday 28th September 2019, in ‘Nixy’s’ The Square Bar, Bailieborough. For more details, please contact Caroline on 087 1517479 or email

 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.

Bailieborough Celtic Underage Girls: Training for girls born between 2006/2010 has been moved to Thursday’s from 7pm-8pm at the Vale Grounds.

All new players welcome.

Soccer Summer Camps spaces are filling up fast. Book now to avoid disappointment. The Camp takes place from Monday, July 29th to Friday, August 2nd, from 10.30am to 3.00pm, each day at the Vale Grounds.

Bailieborough Business Centre:

Excel Level 4, Tuesdays 10 – 1pm.

Computers for Beginners, Level 2 Wednesdays.

Word Level 4, Thursdays 10-1pm.

Safe pass. Call 042-96 94 716/ 087– 619 0040 for further information.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for June, July and August 2019: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–June 23rd, (Sunday 12.30pm), 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.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 17th June 2019

Senior; Another competitive game v Mattock in the Shield semi-final on Thursday last but not enough on the night to progress. Six very good rounds in this competition was great for our lad’s development. Attention now shifts to the Cavan Senior Championship.

Under 17; We have entered into the new Monaghan Under 17 league which will be up and running by the end of June. Fixtures next week.

Under 15; Preparation under way for the Tain Óg U15 league semi-final v Castleblayney next week. A challenge game v Kells on Monday night.

Tain U15 league fixture;

24/06 Tain Óg U15 semi-final v Castleblayney in Cloghan 7pm.

Feile Skills; Congratulations to our own Daire Leddy on winning the Cavan Feile skills competition in Breffni on Monday. He will now represent Cavan hurling at the National Feile skills competition in Abbotstown at the end of the month.

Under 13;

These lads are now back in training preparing for the Cavan championship. Training on Monday at 6.30 in Killann.

Under 11; A very productive trip to Latton on Saturday last playing the hosts and Castleblayney in two very entertaining matches in bright sunshine for a change. Well done to all.

The U11s in Latton on Saturday.

Under 7/9; Unfortunately, the weather scuppered the training on Friday last. We train again this Friday.

The week ahead;

Thursday; Senior training 8-9 in Kingscourt.

Friday; U7/9 training on the astro at the Vale 6-7pm €3 each and water bottle please.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.