Bailieborough News Thursday 21st November 2019

Bailieborough News. November 21st    2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: Bailieborough Cancer Comfort wishes to thank all the performers, sponsors and to each and everyone who came to support us on our Variety Concert…. your support is greatly appreciated. Terrific weekend of Music, Dance, Comedy and Fun at the now Annual Variety Concert. Playing to full houses on both nights, the event gets better and better every year. Well done to everyone who helped in any way, to make the Concert such an outstanding success.

Mass of Consolation: A Mass of Consolation will be celebrated in St. Annes Church on Saturday evening next, November 23rd at 7.00pm, to remember parishioners who died and were buried in the Parish Cemetery since the 1st of November 2018. All are welcome to attend.

Christmas Fairs: Bailieborough Creative Hub are organising Christmas Fairs for the next 4 weeks from Sunday next, November 17th :  in Bailieborough Courthouse.
Sunday, 24th November – 12pm to 5pm.
Saturday, 30th November – 2pm to 8pm (Santa arriving in town and Christmas Lights switch on).
Sunday, 7th December – 12pm to 5pm.
Sunday, 14th December – 12pm to 5pm.

Contemporary and handcrafted gifts, arts, crafts, cards, artisan bakes and more. To book a table or for enquiries, please email us at

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

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Friday 22nd  November:

FOCUS Youth Group, Trinity Hall 8:30-10pm.

Sunday 24th  November: Bailieborough 10:45am– Morning Prayer, Creche, Sunday Club, Youth Fellowship, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon– Morning Prayer and Sunday Club.

Cootehill 4pm – CONFIRMATION Service.

Sunday 1st December: Bailieborough 10:45am– Holy Communion, Creche, Sunday Club, Youth Fellowship, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon–Morning Prayer.

Bailieborough Mens/ Hen’s Shed: The Hen’s Shed currently meets each Wednesday evening in the Bexcourt Centre from 7:15 till 9pm, and each Thursday morning in the Library from 10 till 12 noon. The group is open to women over the age of 18 living in or around Bailieborough.  Contact: Maria at: or find us on Facebook for further information.

The Men’s Shed currently meets every Tuesday morning form 10am till 12 noon in the Bexcourt Centre. The group is open to men over the age of 18 living in or around Bailieborough, contact Matthew at or find us on Facebook for further information.

Santa’a Coming to Town: Santa will be back in Bailieborough on Saturday, the 30th  of November at 5pm sharp, at the Market Square. After a great turn out last year, Santa has brought more helpers and promises you won’t be waiting as long In the cold. As in previous years, the ‘Tractor Parade of Lights’ will be bringing him to town. The town ‘Christmas Lights’ will also be switched on at this event. Everyone welcome.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife,  Elena, daughters Amelia and Erin, sister Miriam, brothers-in-law Michael, Lilana, Ettore, Gianluca, Maurizia, Marta, Ivano, Simona and Bruno, nephews, nieces and extended family and friends on the death of Tom Whelehan, 45 Twin Oaks, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away, peacefully, in Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan on Friday, November 8th. Tom’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Monday, November 11th with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

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

Dementia Information Morning: The Bailieborough Hens Shed are delighted to host Tina from Bluebird Care who will facilitate a morning of information and discussion about dementia on this Thursday morning, November 21st, from 10.00am to 12 noon, in Bailieborough Library. This event is open to everyone in the community, and we look forward to meeting you on the morning. Tea and coffee will be available.

Bailieborough Social Day Centre: The next get-together of the Bailieborough Social Day Centre will take place on Wednesday, November 27th in the Community Centre from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, for more music, chat, etc… New members are always most welcome.

Vincent’s Shop, Bailieborough: We are urgently seeking donations of Gents and Ladies clothing, especially Winter Coats, also paper and plastic bags that we can use in Vincent’s Shop. Thank You for all your kind donations of clothes, toys, bric-a-brac and for generously buying from the shop. All money raised is used for local deserving causes.

Family Time at your Library: ‘Family Time at Your Library’ is a nationwide celebration in Libraries in December. We’re inviting families to join us on Saturday, 7th  December for fun events for all ages. Amongst the activities will be, Puppet Shows, Art Workshops, Christmas Storytime and Treats!!  All welcome and it is free!! More details coming soon! Watch this space!

Safe Pass: Safe Pass inBailieborough Business Centre on Saturday next, 23rd November. Call, 042- 96 94 716 for bookings.

 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.

Mains Flushing: Water Mains Flushing is scheduled to take place to the water supply in Bailieborough and the surrounding areas until Saurday, November 30th. Mains Flushing may cause supply discolouration of the water and it is recommended that you allow 2—3 hours after the restoration time of 7.00pm for your supply to fully return. Please take note of the following number and enter it into the search bar, on desktop, laptop or phone should you wish to get an update: CAV00011337.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: Bailieborough Shamrocks Annual General Meeting takes place on Friday, 22nd  November 2019 at 8.30pm in the Clubrooms at St. Anne’s Park. Please make every effort to attend as this is the most important meeting of the year for the club.

Shoebox Appeal for the Homeless:  Just a few ideas for the Shoe Box appeal for the Homeless, which when completed, you can drop off in Tesco, Bailieborough.
Shampoo,shower gel,wipes, face cloth,  roll on deodorant.
Toothpaste ,toothbrush.
Puzzle book /magazines.
Sweets and treats.
Hats ,scarves,gloves,pjs
Colouring books, pencils and markers ,puzzle books.
Toiletries..shower gel ,shampoo, wipes,  tooth brushes/toothpaste.
Sweets and maybe a small toy.
All will be distributed to Homeless Shelters where the need is greatest.
Tesco, Bailieborough will be a drop off point until the 30th of November.
Thank you in advance.

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 December and January : The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– December 1st (Sunday, 12.30pm), December 14th (Saturday, 1.30pm), December 15th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and Sunday, December 29th (Sunday, 12.30pm), January 11th (Saturday, 1.30pm), January 12th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and January 26th (Sunday, 12.30pm).  

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.

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair, Sunday 1st December, 12-5pm, Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, free admission.