Bailieborough News Thursday 5th March 2015

Bailieborough News. March 5th  2015. Matthew J. Cullen.



Bishop Leo O’Reilly will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Anne’s Church on next Saturday, 7th March at 12pm. There are 85 children from the parish receiving the sacrament so space will be limited in the Church. The candidate, their sponsor and their parents/guardians are all that will be able to sit in the reserved seats. The reserved seats will take up two thirds of the total area so other guests needing a seat are asked to come early.



St. Patrick’s Day Parade:

The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Bailieborough will be at 2.30pm—starting at the Community School on the Virginia Road. There are extra prizes this year for the Best Comedy Floats along with the usual prizes for the best Float and there are also prizes for the Best Dressed Window display.  So come along and celebrate our National Holiday and enjoy the parade.




Saturday Evening Swim Sessions:

  Fitness and technique Swim Sessions coached by Janis, in Bailieborough Leisure Centre every Saturday evening with new set of 6 starting on Saturday next, 7thMarch 2015— 6.00-7.30pm. Suitable for past Swim Club Members and Triathlon improvers with lanes for different levels of ability. Session is for swimmers aged 15yrs+ (born 2000 and older).€50 for 6 sessions payable on first night.  Spaces limited. Contact Anne Kelly on 087 9674302 to secure a place.




Unfortunately the entrance to the front of the Church from the carpark was blocked again by cars last weekend. This prevents people with disabled permits accessing the disabled parking bays and in the case of an emergency it would block the access of an ambulance or fire brigade. Please make sure at all times to park well back from the entrance/exit routes to the front of the Church.  Thank you for your cooperation.



World Day of Prayer:

World Day of Prayer will take place in Corglass Church on Friday evening next, March 6th at 8.00pm. The Speaker will be the Rev. Florence Taylor and the Service will be based upon that written by the Christian Women of the Bahamas. Everyone is most welcome to attend.



Junior Bookclub:

Bailieborough Junior Bookclub meets this Friday, 6 March at 4pm in Bailieborough Library.                                                                New members welcome. (Ages 10-12).


Holy Hour:

The Monthly Holy Hour hosted by Direction for Our Times will take place on this Thursday evening, March 5th in St. Anne’s Church at 8pm. All welcome.


Parent and Toddler Group:

Bexcourt Parent and Toddler Group is continuing in the Bexcourt Centre from 10.00am to 12 noon on every Wednesday morning. Meet other parents, compare notes and organise activities and events. For further details, please contact 042 9694825 or just come along and drop into the Centre.




Piloxing is back on Wednesday 11th March at 6.45pm in Trinity Hall. This boxing and Pilates mix workout is unmissable, promoting strength and flexibility. Suitable for all levels of fitness. €7 drop in. For more info, contact Marlena on 0872841850.



Knockbride Parish Bazzar:

Knockbride Parish Bazzar will take place in the Community Centre, Tunnyduff on Friday 6th March commencing at 9.00pm.  Lots of great prizes.  Everyone welcome.




Meeting tonight, Wednesday, 4thMarch at 8pm in St. Anne’s Prayer Room.  New members most welcome.



Bailieborough Gardening Group:

Trip to Organic Centre, Co. Leitrim to celebrate National Potato Day on Saturday, March 14th. Demonstrations, walks and talks through the gardens with guest speaker Trevor Sargent. Bus will leave Bailieborough at 10am and return at approx. 6.30pm. Transport cost will be between €15 and €20 depending on numbers travelling. If interested, phone Eilish on (086) 8273470 before Thursday 5th March.



Recycle & Upcycle Craft Workshop: Irish Wildlife Trust are organising this workshop at Golashane Nature Reserve, Tierworker on Sunday next, 8th March from 2pm-5pm. Bring old furniture if you want or bits and pieces will be supplied. All paint and materials also supplied. Free admission. All welcome. Call (087) 7454233 for directions.



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.

Junior Book Club for all children aged 10-12 years on the last Friday of every 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.



New 6 weeks’ course commencing Tuesday March 10th in the Presbyterian Hall on the Virginia road. Beginners at 6.15pm and mixed ability at 7.30pm. Suitable for all levels. Booking essential—call Anne 087 2601454.




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.



St. Vincent DePaul Shop Appeal:

The St. Vincent DePaul Society would be delighted to receive good quality, clean clothes—Men’s, Women’s, Children’s, Footwear, Handbags, Bed Linen and Towels are also welcome. The Society continue to rely upon and appreciate the generosity of the local community.



Bailieborough Vocational School (Tech) 50th Year Anniversary Re-Union:

A group of past pupils have got together with the intention of holding a 50th Anniversary Re-Union to celebrate the opening of the Old Vocational School, Kells Road, on May 2nd 2015. Were you a pupil at the school in 1965? Do you know the whereabouts of any of the pupils of that year or would you be interested in meeting up with your old class mates? If so, could you contact any of the following for further information: Sean Ledwith (086 3082391), Patricia Gilsenan (nee Donnellan, 086 3033610), Frank Donnelly (087 221 0252), Sean Callaghan (087 9290915) or Jim Liggan (087 9714300).


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 from 6.30-8.30pm.

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

Thursday: Yoga at10 and Turbo training at 7pm.

Friday:  Men’s Fitness at 8.45pm.

Aquafit Thursday from 7-8pm and Friday at 10.15am.

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

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


Evening Classes:

Evening Classes running in Bailieborough Business Centre 2015. Are you On-Line? Do you want to learn some on-line skills? Sign up to learn Internet Banking, Shopping, and Selling. Learn how to Skype, Email, Use Social Media. Get the most out of your smartphone or tablet. Call Elizabeth or Lee on 042-969-4716.


 Skills For Farmers:

Bailieborough Business Centre Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm


On Line Herd Registration


Farm Record Keeping

Free of Charge to those qualified to attend. Call 042-969-4716



Jiving Lessons:

Continuing every Thursday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.30pm. No partner needed. For more information call 086-1928568 or 086-1763044.


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.



Bailieborough Model School:

Bailieborough Model School are now accepting enrolments for the school year 2015/2016. Please contact the school office on 042 96 65689 by Friday, March 27th, 2015 for an enrolment pack.



Bailieborough Community Text Alert:

The Annual General Meeting of the Bailieborough Community Text Alert will take place in the Hotel Bailie on Tuesday next, March 10th. Membership fee for 2015 is €5. All welcome. For further details, please contact Kevin Carolan at 086 375 9627. ‘Keeping our Community a safer place to live’.



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

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Saturday, March 14th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 15th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, March 28th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 29th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), and the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 4th at 9.00pm (Fr. Michael). .


Bridge Results:

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015: First: Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly, Second: Betty Olwill and Noreen Maguire. Best Gross: Tom and Ann Moran. Third: Anne Brady 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!.


East Cavan Gaels: Club News 2nd March 2015


Primary schools hurling blitz;

Well done to Ballinamoney NS, Laragh NS Muff, St.Feilims NS, The Vale and St. Josephs NS Kingscourt who all had a great morning on Friday last in Kingscourt with the 3rd/4th class Schools blitz. Some excellent hurling on display. More of these blitzes to come in the Spring. Thanks to the teachers and to Pauric and Keith from Ulster GAA and Cavan GAA respectively for their assistance. Thanks also to the relevant Parent Associations who generously provide transport.

U8/10 club blitz; Well done to all at the club blitz on Saturday in Kingscourt. Thanks to our friends from Carrick for coming over. Lots more blitzes to come.

U12; The Under 12 Cavan hurling league is just two weeks a away and the lads are training away in preparation for their first game on the 15th.

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; Every Friday in Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall 6-7.30 for both U8 and U10. €2 and the bottle of water please also.

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

Under 12/13; All training is collective in Bailieborough.

Saturday 4pm at the astro at The Vale, Cavan road. €2.

Under 14, U16 and U18; training will be at the astro on Saturday at 5. Any changes will be sent by text to players.

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



Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre:

Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre will be running 2 Kayak Skills Camps over the Easter Holidays for 9-16 year olds. The camp will introduce paddlers to the basic kayak skills. Book before the 17th March to received 10% discount.

Camp 1: 30th March-1st April 2015 10am-2pm daily.

Camp 2: 8th April -10th April 2015 10am-2pm daily

Contact Philomena for more information on 049-5552988



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 recently announced 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.