Bailieborough News Thursday 2nd April 2015

Bailieborough News. April 2nd  2015. Matthew J. Cullen.


Easter and Holy Week Ceremonies at St. Annes:

Holy Thursday, April 2ndChrism 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.

Holy Week Ceremonies in Killann and Shercock: Holy Thursday, April 2nd: Mass of the Lord’s Supper in Shercock at 7.30pm.

Good Friday, April 3rd: Passion Ceremonies in Shercock at 5.00pm and Killann at 8.00pm.

Holy Saturday, April 4th: Vigil Ceremony in Shercock at 10pm.

Easter Sunday, April 5th: Mass of the Resurrection at 10am in Killann and 11.30am in Shercock.


Parents Association   – Bailieborough Community School:

Thank you to John Ed Sheanon, and members of the Bailieborough Walking committee, parents, students, Super Valu for sponsoring water and everybody who took part in our fundraising walk, to raise funds for the upgrade of our school canteen, amount received €565.00.


Easter Services – Trinity Presbyterian Church:

Thursday, April 2nd at 8pm. United Service in Trinity Church with Bailieborough Church of Ireland.

Friday, April 3rd at 8pm, United Communion Service in Corglass Church at 8pm.

Sunday, April 5th, United Service in Corraneary Church at 11.00am.


Bailieborough ‘Lend a Hand’:

Hopefully, winter has been eclipsed and replaced by the renewal and growth of spring. If the wear and tear of advancing years is causing you to worry about all those outdoor chores and necessary gardening jobs—well don’t!!! Our volunteers are ready, willing and eager to look after your jobs. To avail of this service just ring Ann at 042 9694825 from 9am to 2pm, Monday to Friday. She will arrange our helpers to look after those chores for you at your convenience.


Easter 2015—Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

Thursday, April 2nd — Maundy Thursday—Bailieborough: Joint Service with Trinity Presbyterian Church at Trinity Church at 8.00pm. All welcome.

Friday, 3rd April—Good Friday—Shercock, 6.00pm and Mullagh at 8.00pm.

Sunday, April 5thEaster Sunday—Sunrise Service in Knockbride at 6.50am followed by breakfast in the Hall.

Easter Service in Bailieborough at 10am followed by Tea and Coffee in the Hall.

Monday, April 6th at 12 noon—Church Family Picnic and Games in the grounds of the Rectory in Bailieborough. Food, fun and games for all ages, just remember to bring your lunch and a blanket to sit on!!

All of these services and gatherings are open to everybody.


Bailieborough Community Alert: Annual General Meeting:

At a very well attended AGM on Monday, March 23rd, the following election of officers and committee took place: Chairperson—Niamh Smyth, Vice-Chairperson—Thomas Rogers, Joint Treasurers—Seamus Sheridan and Vincent Cooney, Secretary—Adrian Cahill, PRO—Kevin Carolan. Members of committee: Eamon Donnelly, Maura Smyth, Rose McCabe, Bobby Gray, Sadie Gray, Colm Colgan, Mary O’Reilly and Paddy Kelly. New members are welcome to join. ‘Keeping our community a safer place’. Next meeting takes place on Monday, April 27th in the Hotel Bailie at 9.00pm.


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.


Congratulations: CONGRATULATIONS to Bailieborough’s Emma Feeney who recently won the Mid Ulster Boxing Championship again this year.


Plaque Unveiling:

Friday May 8th 2015 at 7pm.
A Blue Plaque will be unveiled at Trinity Presbyterian Church Bailieborough by the Ulster History Circle in honour of Anne Jane Carlile, Temperance Pioneer. The unveiling will be performed by Heather Humphreys Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. This event is promoted by the Bailieborough Historical Society.


Generous Donation:

Many thanks to the 6th Class pupils in St. Felim’s National School, The Vale who contributed a generous portion of their Confirmation money to the Trocaire Lenten Campaign.



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

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

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

Communications QQI Level 4  Every Friday morning for 20 weeks at Bexcourt Centre, Bailieborough: 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:

Mondays and Wednesday 7.30pm to 10.00pm

Bailieborough Business Centre

042 9664 716 Lee or Elizabeth


Bailieborough Walking Group: 2015 Walking Season:
Bailieborough Walking Group commence their 2015 walking season on Saturday, May 2nd. This walk will be a community walk and it will be part of the Cavan Walking Festival in association with Cavan Sports Partnership. It will commence at 11am at the Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Road and proceed to the forest and Castle Lake. There will be three separate walks. A short walk for parents and children, a moderate walk of about 5 – 6km and a long walk of about 10km. Refreshments in the Business Centre on completion.


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 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.


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: 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), Sunday, May 3rd at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, May 9th at 4.30pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, May 17th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), and Saturday, May 23rd at 4.30pm (Deacon Damien).


Bridge Results: Tuesday, March 24th Easter Prizes:

First: Una Mansell and Anne Brady, Second: Bernard Liddy and John McGahan. Best Gross: Olive McCabe and Teresa O’Reilly. Third: Rosaleen Mackey and Elizabeth Murphy. Fourth: Pauline McEvoy and Rosaleen Keegan. Fifth: Mona McCormack and Pauline Hutchinson. 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 30th March 2015:

U12; The boys had a convincing win over Ballymachugh in St. Anne’s Park, Bailieborough on Sunday last in the Cavan Under 12 league. In testing conditions the lads put in a strong performance with the whole squad working hard to secure the victory. 2 wins from their first 3 games is a promising start to the competition.

U6/8/10; Thanks to Carrickmacross for hosting an U8/10 blitz on Saturday last. Our next blitz is this coming Wednesday in Castleblayney at 6.30. Tuesday training in Kingscourt will now transfer outdoors to Wednesdays from 8th April 6-7.30. No training this week due to blitz. Outdoor training will return in Bailieborough on Friday 10th April from 6-7.30 at the Community School Pitch.

U14/16/18; Outdoor training for the boys returns at last now that the clocks have moved forward. U16 league coming up in mid-April.

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

No training this coming 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. 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.