Bailieborough News Thursday 26th March 2015

Bailieborough News. March 26th  2015. Matthew J. Cullen.



St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 

On Tuesday afternoon last, the 14th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade took place in the town. On a cold, dull afternoon, the crowds thronged Main Street to watch the Parade. Before the Parade, members of the Bailieborough School of Music entertained the large crowd present from the viewing stand.  Although the Parade was smaller than other years, it proved to be an enjoyable event for young and old.  Mr. Russell Waller—MC for the event—kept the attendance amused and informed about the various participants in the Parade. Two marching bands took part in the parade—the Corduff Pipe Band and St. Mary’s Brass and Reed Band, Kingscourt. Local sporting clubs, organisations and charities were well represented. There were also Fire eaters, stilt walkers, Super Hero’s and community groups along with vintage cars, tractors, etc…  Prizewinners on the day were, Youth Achievement Award went to the East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club, the Best Overall Float went to ‘Roberto’s Chipper’ and the Best Dressed Shop Window went to ‘Black’s Butchers’. The committee would like to thank all who helped out in any way to help make this year’s parade a successful one.




Easter and Holy Week Ceremonies at St. Annes:

Vigil Mass on Saturday, March 28th at 7.00pm and Sunday, March 29th at 10.00am. The Blessing of Palms will take place outside the Church at the beginning of each Mass. Those who wish to join the procession into the Church are asked to remain outside before Mass.

Holy Thursday, April 2nd—Chrism Mass in the Cathedral of St. Patrick and St. Felim, Cavan at 11.30am. Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8.00pm in St. Annes.

Good Friday, April 3rd: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00pm. Prayer around the Cross at 8.00pm.

Easter Vigil: Holy Saturday at 9.00pm. Easter Sunday: Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection at 10.00am.



St Anne’s School Garden/Outdoor Classroom:

Parents, guardians or anyone interested in the natural building method of Cordwood construction are welcome to come along and help out in the garden on Saturday next, March 28th anytime from 10.00am onwards. Your help would be much appreciated.



Birdwatch Ireland

alongside the Irish Raptor Study Group and the Golden Eagle Trust are coordinating the National Hen Harrier Survey 2015.

This survey will begin at the start of April and the project co-ordinators are running a series of training workshops to ensure all surveyors are familiar with the methods involved and to offer opportunities for new fieldworkers to participate to help monitor the Hen Harrier population.

You are invited to attend the up-coming survey training workshops which will cover Hen Harrier ecology, methods, reporting and other research opportunities during the course of the survey.  These workshops will also allow people to meet other fieldworkers and discuss the methods and survey requirements. For further information on the survey itself and the workshops please visit;

The Cavan workshop will take place today, Wednesday, March 25th in the Errigal Hotel, Cootehill from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

Even if you can’t take on a survey square you can assist by reporting information and sightings of Hen Harriers in your local area.

You can submit your sightings through the dedicated survey website



Free Study Space:

Students may avail of a free study space at the Library, Market Square during Library opening hours except 10am to

1.15pm Wednesday and Friday. Late opening Tuesday and Thursday until 8.30pm. Spacious and warm with free WIFI. Phone 042 9665779 for further details.

Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

‘Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.

Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome.  Free admission.

 month from 4pm-5pm.



Adult Book Club

last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.



First Confession:

Congratulations to the children in 2nd Class in St. Anne’s National School, in St. Felim’s National School and in the Model National School who made their First Confession at a special Service in St. Anne’s Church last Thursday night.




Every Tuesday and Thursday morning for 6 weeks at Bailieborough Business Centre– Information Technology QQI/Fetac Level 4. Modules include: File Management, Data Entry, Word Processing and Internet & Email. For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881.

Every Friday Afternoon for 10 weeks at Bailieborough Business Centre – Word Processing QQI Level 3 : Course content: Introduction to Work Processing

For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881.

Every Friday morning for 20 weeks at Bexcourt Centre, Bailieborough Communications QQI Level 4: Course Content: Reading and Comprehension , Writing Activities – Drafting Proof Reading , Interpreting information – Images, Signs, Charts, Communications with others; Listening, non-verbal Communications, aspects of speech.

For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881.



Skills For Farmers:

Bailieborough Business Centre Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm   Communications

On Line Herd Registration  Emailing   Farm Record Keeping

Free of Charge to those qualified to attend.

Call Elizabeth or Lee  042-969-4716



Theatre Lovett

presents “The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly” in the Ramor Theatre on Friday, 27th March at 7pm and Saturday, 28th March at 3pm.

Suitable for ages 7+ and adults of all ages. Bookings on 0498547074 or



Cubs/ Scouts: Bailieborough Cubs/Scouts meet in the Community Centre on Mondays from 7 to 8pm. New members welcome aged from 9 to 12 years of age. Queries to Peter Maguire at 085 849 0642 or email



Computers for beginners:

Classes at Bailieborough Business Centre. Do you want to learn the basics of using a computer? These classes will help you with the basics of starting to use a computer, from turning it on, typing a letter,  using the internet and more. All you ever wanted to know, but were afraid to ask. Call 0429694716 for more details.



St. Vincent DePaul Shop:

The St. Vincent DePaul Shop has re-located to Main Street (where Moynagh’s Supermarket used to be). The shop opened on Monday, March 16th. The new shop will afford the organisation the opportunity to provide customers with a greater range of clothes and goods. Once again, the organisation expresses their gratitude for the generous response to their recent appeal for the new shop.




Takes place in The BDA Centre, Shercock Road , Bailieborough each Monday from 8pm to 8.30pm, Further details contact Jenny 086 2418361.



Leisure Centre:

March Membership Offer. BOGOF….. Buy one get one FREE.

Buy 1 year Pool and Gym Membership and another person gets theirs FREE. €499.

New Studio Classes, check out our facebook page for details of different classes.

Monday:  BLT 10.00-10.45am and Ladies Fitness 8.30pm.

Tuesday:  Mugendo Kickboxing 6.30-8.30.

Wednesday:  Pilates 10-11am, BLT at 6.30, Step Aerobics from 7.30 to 8.30.

Thursday: Yoga at 10 and Turbo training at 7pm.

Friday:  Men’s Fitness at 8.45.

Studio and Treatment rooms available to rent, Call 042 9666644. Suitable for many uses.

€30 for 30 days membership pool or gym membership still available.

Check us out on  or find us on facebook for regular updates.



Social Day Centre:

A Bus will leave from the Community Centre on Wednesday, March 25th at 1.30pm for outing for all members to Butlersbridge.



Bailieborough Community Bowls:

Bailieborough Community Bowls continues every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members most welcome with free tuition for beginners.



Baptism Dates in St. Annes for March and April 2015:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Sunday, March 29th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 4th at 9.00pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, April 11th at 4.30pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, April 12th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, April 25th (Deacon Damien) and Sunday April 26th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael).



Bridge Results:

Tuesday, March 12th, 2015: First: Vera Bell and Olive Kellett Second: Sean Kelleher and Rose Brennan. Best Gross: Olive McCabe and Una Mansell. Seniors Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.00pm. New players are always most welcome.



Walk, Jog Or Run

Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre! All welcome—no matter what your fitness levels are!. Ok folks Spring is here, no more weather excuses, join us to run, jog or walk and most importantly tea, biscuits, fruit and chat afterwards.



East Cavan Gaels:  Club News 23rd March 2015: St. Patrick’s Day;

Our first ever appearance in the Bailieborough St. Patrick’s Day Parade was a tremendous success as our Cuchulainn themed float came away with one of the main prizes on the day, Best Youth Achievement Float. Congratulations to everyone who prepared the float and to all the players who paraded on the day.

U12; Two rounds of the U12 league were played this past weekend. On Saturday we travelled to meet our good friends from Cootehill and went down by two points in a very entertaining game.

On Sunday we hosted St. Felim’s with the result going our way with a good victory and performance.

Cootehill 1-04 East Cavan Gaels 1-02.

East Cavan Gaels 2-07 St.Feilims 0-04.

U6/8/10; The next round of blitzes is nearly upon us. We play Saturday 28th away to Carrick on the astro at the Phoenix 4-5.30pm and Wednesday 1st April away to Castleblayney both for U8 and U10 at 6.30pm.

U14/16/18; Training for these groups will be at various differing times due to the start of the football leagues. Players will receive a text. This week it is indoors in the Community School Sports Hall, Bailieborough on Wednesday at 7.30. It should settle into regular Wednesday outdoor training when the bright evenings return at the end of the month.

Training times and venues; Under 8/10; Kingscourt group;

Every Tuesday in Kingscourt Community Centre 5.30-6.45. €2 each and please bring bottle of water.

Bailieborough group; No training this week due to coach training. No training Good Friday. We return outdoors in Bailieborough on Friday 10th April 6-7.30.

For all U8/10 information contact Willie Gaughan 087 164 9280

Under 12/14/16/18; All training is collective in Bailieborough and subject to change.

This week, Wednesday outdoors at St. Anne’s Park otherwise indoors in the hall. Players will receive a text.

For all U12-U18 information contact Kathryn O’Flynn 087 244 1371.



Citizens Information Service:

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.



Alcoholics Anonymous: Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.



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: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.


The Samaritans:

The Samaritans have a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.


 If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: or call 042 9666200.