Bailieborough News Thursday 30th April 2015

Bailieborough News. April 30th  2015. Matthew J. Cullen.


Bailieborough Fianna Fáil Cumann hosts ‘Cumann na Mban’ History Lecture:

On 2nd April 1914, over 100 women gathered in Dublin to discuss the role of women in the lead-up to revolution. They became Cumann na mBan – an organisation whose role in achieving Irish independence is almost forgotten. The meeting, at Wynn’s Hotel, was presided over by Agnes O’ Farrelly.

They adopted a constitution which stated their aims were:

– To Advance the cause of Irish liberty
– To organise Irish women in the furtherance of that objective
– To assist in arming and equipping a body of Irish men for the defence of Ireland

-To form a fund for these purposes to be called the ‘Defence of Ireland Fund’.  

Bailieborough Fianna Fáil Cumann in preparation for the 1916 Celebrations are delighted to announce we are hosting an historical lecture on ‘Cumann na mBan’.  Our guest speaker for this event is Dr Mary Aluiffe, Cumann na mBan resource officer and executive member of the Women’s History Association of Ireland, UCD.  This event will be held in the Wesleyan Chapel Arts and Cultural Centre, Bailieborough on Thursday next, the 30th April at 8pm.

This event is open to everyone and your attendance would be much appreciated to this historical event.


General view of coffin of Simon McKinley being carried from The Seamus Ennis Centre to the graveyard. Simon's wife Deirdre carrying their son Rory, behind left. Naul, Co. Dublin
Simon McKinley being carried from The Seamus Ennis Centre to the graveyard. Simon’s wife Deirdre carrying their son Rory, behind left. Naul, Co. Dublin

Motor racing champion Simon McKinley (34) was a “hero and an idol” to people in the sport, his funeral ceremony was told today.

Mr McKinley’s remains were brought to the Seamus Ennis Centre in Naul village this morning for the ceremony to celebrate his life which was officiated by humanist celebrant Brian Whiteside.

His coffin was adorned with white and red roses, trophies he had won over his prestigious career and his racing helmet.

A guard of honour was provided by his friends from the world of motor racing. They had travelled from all over the country.

His widow Deirdre told mourners that Simon proposed to her in 2012 and they were married six months later.

Their son Rory arrived in 2014. “Simon relished every moment with him,” she said.






Bailieborough’s Walk for All (part of Cavan Walking Festival):

Spring into Summer by joining Bailieborough Walking Group on Saturday 2nd May at 11am.
3 walks on one day – a 3km Summer Nature Trail with wildlife, bug and scavenger hunting and lots of surprises for kids and grown ups!.  A 5.5k guided walk around the beautiful Castle Lake or choose to put your rambling boots on and take an 8k off trail Forest Ramble with experienced guides.  There’s something for everyone, come along and let Bailieborough’s beauty surprise you.

On Tuesday May 5th walkers will assemble at Dun a Rí Forest Park (Shercock Rd. entrance) at 7.15pm. There will be a choice of a 1 hour or a 1.5 hour walk. On Thursday May 7th walkers will assemble at the picnic area of Lough an Leagh at 7.15pm for a 1.5 hour strenuous walk. Wednesday evening walks commence on May 13th at Deerpark Forest Virginia.



First Communion:

The children from St. Anne’s and the Model Schools will make their First Communion on Saturday, May 16th and the children from St. Felim’s on Saturday, May 23rd. Both Masses will be at 11.30am.




The 50th anniversary of the opening of the New Technical School is planned to go ahead on this Saturday evening, May 2nd, 2015 at 7pm in the Bailie Hotel.

Pre/Post 1965 students and family members of deceased students are most welcome to attend.10 euros will be collected at the door to cover the cost of Buffet.



Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

Bailieborough Tidy Towns are holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 30th April at 8.30pm in the Bailie Hotel. New committee members AND volunteers welcome.
Bailieborough Tidy Towns Annual Spring Clean will be held on Friday 1st May from 6.30 – 9.30pm. Equipment provided. Meet at the Market Square at 6.30pm. A family friendly event – kids and adults welcome.


Thank You:

The pupils of East Knockbride N.S. would like to extend a huge thank you to all who supported their Junior Entrepreneur Bake Sale. The pupils raised 603 euro.



Bailieborough Shamrock’s Quiz:

Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Juvenile Club are holding a quiz in NIXY’S BAR at 9pm on Friday night next, 1st May.

Please come along and support what is always a great night’s fun.



New course commencing Tuesday May 5th for 6 weeks in Trinity Hall, Bailieboro. Beginners 6.15pm and mixed ability 7.30pm. Suitable for all levels, new members welcome. For further information please call Anne at 087 2601454.


St. Vincent DePaul—Annual One Day Pilgrimage To Lough Derg:

The Annual St. Vincent DePaul One Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sunday, May 10th. Please book before Friday, May 1st with Society Members—John 086 055 4578 or Pat 086 063 5856.


Beckscourt Centre:

Free ‘Parenting Course’ (children 0—10 years old) commencing on Friday next, May 1st from 9.45—11.45am—running for six weeks. For further information. Please contact: 042 9694825. Also every Wednesday morning, Mother and Toddler Group from 10am to 12 noon. All welcome.


Bailieborough Studio—Photographic Club:

The next meeting of the
Bailieborough Studio – Photographic Club will take place on Tuesday 5th May
at 8pm in the Bailie Hotel, Bailieborough. The subject of this month’s talk is ‘Introduction to Lightroom’. New members welcome.


Free Study Space:

Study space available for all exam students at Bailieborough Library during Library opening hours EXCEPT Wednesdays 10.30am-2.15pm; and Fridays 10.30am-2.15pm. Free WIFI. Only requirement is to be a member of the Library and membership is free.



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.

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.


May is Mary’s Month:

The Rosary will be recited at the Grotto on the Virginia Road every evening during the month of May beginning on Friday, May 1st at 8.00pm. No Rosary on Saturdays. Everyone welcome to offer prayer for the sick of our Parish as well as any private intention.



The annual Alzheimer’s Tea Morning will take place on Friday next, 1st May in the Bailie Hotel from 10.30 am till 12 noon. Your support would be very much appreciated.


Blue Plaque Unveiling:

Blue Plaque Unveiling – Friday May 8th @ 7pm.
The Ulster History Circle will unveil a Blue Plaque at Trinity Church, Bailieborough on Friday May 8th at 7pm. The plaque will honour Anne Jane Carlile, Temperance Pioneer. She was wife of the Rev. Francis Carlile who ministered to the congregations of Corraneary and Second Bailieborough Presbyterian Churches, 1794 – 1811. The couple were married in 1800 and when Anne Jane came to live in Bailieborough she ran a delph and drapery shop. After her husband’s untimely death in 1811 she went on to become a temperance pioneer and friend of Ireland’s well known temperance reformer Father Mathew. Anne Jane is best remembered as co-founder of the Band of Hope in Leeds, U.K., in 1847. Heather Humphreys Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will perform the plaque unveiling which is funded by the Ulster-Scots Agency.


New Writing at the Ramor Theatre on Wednesday 29th April at 8.30pm:

The Ramor Theatre is delighted to present two one-act plays from local playwrights, Liz O’Hanlon and Freda Donoghue, in an evening dedicated to new writing.  Admission €16 & €14. Booking 049 8547074 or



Classes at Bailieborough Business Centre:

QQI Level 4 Information and Technology, taking applications for new class,

QQI Level 4 Computer Applications,

QQI Level 4 Health and Safety in the Workplace,

Skills for Work, Computers for Beginners.

Call for more details 042-969-4716, or call in to the Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Road, Bailieborough. Beside the playground.


‘Lego Workshop’:

Six week Lego workshop starting at the Library on Thursday, April 30th from 3.30pm-4.30pm for all children from 4 years up. €30 per child for 6 week course or just drop in on the day. Phone 042 9665779 for further details.


Bailieborough Walking Group: 2015 Walking Season:
Bailieborough Walking Group commence their 2015 walking season on Saturday next, 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.


Bridge Results:

Tuesday, April 21st: First: Una Mansell and Anne Brady. Second: Vera Kelly and Kathy O’Sullivan. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson. Third: Elizabeth Murphy and Rosaleen Mackey.


Relaghbeg Fundraising Committee – May Bank Holiday – Walk and Rock for Enable Ireland

: Sunday, May 3rd – 6Km- ish Fun Run / Walk/ Jog.. Everybody welcome. Walk commences at 1pm from the Market Square, Bailieboro (There is also a Fun Run departing Mullagh at the same time) Finish line is Smyth’s Bar, Relaghbeg where refreshments will be served. Free return transport to your starting point will be provided. Registration from 12noon. Registration fee Adults €10 / under 18’s €5 / under 12’s free. Rock later on Sunday night 3rd May at Smyth’s Bar, Relaghbeg with music by “Say La V” Admission €10. Doors 9.30pm. All proceeds in aid of Enable Ireland Children’s Services North East. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Photography Classes: Photography classes with Bob Lynch at Bailieborough Business Centre. Beginners and Intermediate. 29th April for 8 weeks, cost €95. Call 042-969-4716 or 086-728-3888 to book your place.


‘Bealtaine’ at the Library: Bailieborough Library celebrating Bealtaine ‘The Art of Sewing, Knitting and Fabric Manipulation’—a workshop by Karen McArdle, textile designer and member of Design and Crafts Council of Ireland on Thursday, May 14th from 11am-1pm. Free workshop and places strictly limited. Ring 042 9665779 for further details.


Bailieborough Celtic A.F.C.:

Bailieboro Celtic AFC are delighted to be hosting an FAI Summer Soccer Schools Camp again this year from July 13th to July 17th at the Vale Grounds. Log on to  or call 1890 653 653 to book early. Discounts apply for family bookings.


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.


Leisure Centre:

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.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for May 2015:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: 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).


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 GAA Hurling – Club News 27th April 2015

Shane Mulholland RIP

Everyone at East Cavan Gaels extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Shane. In his short time with us he had a profound effect on all he met and coached in his role as Hurling Development Administrator here in Cavan. Only recently he put some of our coaches through Foundation and Level 1 hurling courses while also working with ECG boys who are part of both Cavan and South Ulster U14 and U16 squads helping them all the while to become better hurlers while he also had a significant impact on the county minor squad helping them to qualify for an Ulster final.
We cannot but only imagine the impact of his passing will have on his young wife Vanessa and 8 week old daughter Aishling so we ask that you kindly keep them in your thoughts and prayers in the coming days and weeks ahead.
All local hurling activity will be suspended until further notice.
May he rest in peace.
East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club.




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.