Bailieborough News Thursday 26th September

Bailieborough News. September 26th   2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

‘Walk for Willow’: The ‘Walk for Willow’ was held at the end of August and proved to be a very successful event. On Saturday night last, in the Bailie Hotel, the grand total of €10,279.50  was revealed and it is now on it’s way to Féileacáin ( Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland ). Thank you to each and every one of you who has donated in Willow’s Memory and also a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who helped organise the event, participated in it or helped out in any way.

Harvest Mission :Between Sunday next, 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.

 ‘Colourful Cavan and Beyond,’ by Artist Jim McParlin. An Art exhibition comprising of paintings depicting scenes from around the county and locations further afield. The exhibition will be on view in the Library until Friday, October 18th. All are welcome during Library opening hours.

Bailieborough Social Day Centre: The Bailieborough Social Day Centre’s next get -together will be  on Wednesday, September 25th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, for the usual entertainment. New people are very welcome to join. Deposits for the overnight trip to the Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town on the 1st of October will be collected on this day.

Introduction to the Internet: Cavan/ Monaghan Education and Training Board will facilitate an ‘Introduction to the Internet’ course starting on Thursday next, September 26th, from 12.30pm-2.30pm in the Library, Market Square.  The six week course is FREE and participants are asked to bring their own laptop or tablet. Phone 042 9665779 to book you place.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Bailieborough Heritage Society are launching a book entitled’ Industrious Bailieborough on Friday, October 4th at 8.00pm in the newly renovated Courthouse. Refreshments served and all are welcome to attend.

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.

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 14-09-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 10, 14, 18, 28.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Mairead McCabe; John Gibson; Padraig Liggan; Seamus McCaul. Next week’s Jackpot €6,100.

Bailieborough Poetry Festival 2019: The 7th Bailieborough Poetry Festival will take place this year from Thursday, 3rd  to Saturday, 5th  October. Building on previous years’ events there will be a refreshing group of poets, artists, readers and musicians. The following is the programme of events for the festival:  

Thursday 3rd October: Venue; Bailieborough Library Arts Space at 7.30 pm: Launch of Festival surrounded by the art work of Jim McPartlin in the Exhibition space. Reading by LitLab members.

Friday 4th October. Venue; Murtagh’s Lounge, Main St.

7.30 pm: Moya Cannon launches LitLab Anthology accompanied by Editor and Cavan Writer in Residence, Anthony J Quinn.

8.30 pm; Moya Cannon, poetry reading.

9.30 pm: Open mic.

Saturday 5th October.

10am: Venue; Bailieborough Courthouse, Meeting Space.

Pat Boran, Workshop entitled ‘Editing, revising, and finding the poem inside the poem.’

10am: Venue; Bailieborough Library Arts Space.

Moya Cannon Workshop. Aimed at the writer in progress entitled ‘Keeping Going’ (workshops to be booked on Numbers limited.

2.30pm: Venue; Bailieborough Library Arts Space.

Baileborough Poetry Prize Giving and Reading of prizewinning poems by Cavan Writer-in- residence, Anthony J. Quinn.

4pm: Writing masterclass for all aspiring writers by Anthony J. Quinn.
7.30pm: Venue; Murtagh’s Lounge, Main St.

Kate Ennals, poetry reading.

8.30pm: Pat Boran, Reading.
9.30 pm: Open Mic hosted by Ann Hanley.
10pm: Music by singer/songwriter, Danny Forde.

Bailieborough Poetry Festival……………..WHERE WORDS MATTER.

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.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife, Nuala, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends on the death of Terence (Terry) Dunne, Lisnalea, Bailieborough, Co Cavan who passed away peacefully at Cavan General Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, September 15th. Terry was predeceased by his brothers Philip and Thomas and his sister Eleanor. Terry’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church on Wednesday, September 18th with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

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 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 geoup 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.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to loving husband Charlie, sons Plunkett, Cathal and Patrick, daughter Julie, daughters-in-law Shirley and Jenny, Patrick’s partner Aoife, son-in-law Nigel, grandchildren, brothers Malachy and James, sisters Catherine, Bridgid, Marie, Gertie and Josephine, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends on the death of Sheila Clarke (née Plunkett), Leitrim, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and formerly Carnaross, Co Meath,  who passed away peacefully at her residence, in the loving care of her family on Monday, September 16th . Sheila’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Patrick’s Church, Tierworker on Thursday, September 19th with burial afterwards in Moybologue Cemetery.

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.

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 Wednesdays.  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.

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.

School Reunion: On Saturday next, 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 October and November 2019: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–  October 6th (Sunday, 12.30pm), October 19th (Saturday, 1.30pm), November 3rd (Sunday, 12.30pm) and November 16th (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.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 23rd, September 2019


With most local adult football now almost finished for the year it will be an opportunity for our lads to prepare early for the 2020 season with a few weeks of training and challenge games to finish out the year. Training will resume in early October.

Under 13/15/17;

Under 13s continue every other week in Breffni at the U13 league. They are going very well.

Under 11;

The under 11s continue their fine season in Breffni on Monday in the penultimate round of the league.

Under 7/9;

We are almost ready to hit the ground with our indoor season. We hope to have individual sessions for both the U7s and U9s. Full details next week but we expect to start the first week of October.

All Ireland football ticket draws;

Thanks to all who supported both draws for tickets for the two All Ireland football finals. Congratulations to Jack Barry and Bernie Lambe. Your support has contributed significantly to the purchase of a new set of U11 jerseys for the boys.

Thank you.

Croke Park activity day;

Congratulations to both Finan Kerr and Eoghan McBreen who represented the club in Croke Park on Sunday last playing both hurling and football on the hallowed turf. Well done lads.

The week ahead;

Monday; U11 in Breffni 7pm. U13s in Killann 6pm.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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

Tullyvin Musical Society: Tickets are now on sale for Tullyvin Musical Society’s upcoming show ‘All Shook Up’ which runs fromWednesday16th -Saturday19th October in Tullyvin Community Centre at 8pm nightly. Tickets €18 can be purchased on or from any cast member. Thank you in advance for your ongoing support.

Home Insulation: Free home insulation applications and grant applications are available through Leitrim Warmer Homes for houses built before 2006. Free home insulation is available to qualifying fuel poor households and SEAI grants are available for all other households. The free scheme and grant scheme covers attic, cavity wall, internal and external wall insulation. To find out more and to apply, call Leitrim Warmer Homes on 07196 40771. Leitrim Warmer Homes is a local and trusted energy efficiency contractor serving the communities of the North West.

Autumn Craft and Gift Fair: Autumn Craft and Gift fair, in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell,on Sunday 6th October, from 12-5pm, free admission. See for more information or ring 049 436 4877.