Bailieborough News. Thursday 5th November 2015.

Bailieborough News. Thursday 5th November 2015. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Heritage Society

Bailieborough Heritage Society presents a talk by Patrick Hugh Lynch entitled ‘Remembering the Great War Locally and Nationally’. The talk will take place in Bailieborough Library on Thursday, November 5th commencing with refreshments at 7.30pm. Patrick’s lecture will deal with: Cavan casualties in the Great War, Bailieborough deaths during 1914-1918, the Lynch family during the war , Cavan War Widows, and researching Irish ex-servicemen and women. Patrick Hugh Lynch resides in Dublin but his ancestors came from Bailieborough and resided next door to the Market House in what is now Sheanon’s. The family had a strong connection with the GAA in Co. Cavan. All are welcome to attend.


Massive Congratulations from all at Bailieboro Celtic to Leanne Kiernan (daughter of John and Ita and pupil at Bailieborough Community School) and the Republic of Ireland Women’s Under 17s who qualified for the Elite Round of the UEFA European Championships. The girls topped Group 1 with a 3-0 win over Turkey– in which Leanne scored the opening goal, a 7—0 win over Andorra and a 3—0 win over the Ukraine— a game in which Leanne also scored.  They will know their opponents in the Elite Round when the draw is made on December 10th. An all-round sports person, Leanne started playing soccer with Bailieboro Celtic, she then moved to Kingscourt Harps and now she currently plays for Shelbourne Ladies.  Leanne is also a noted runner and athlete and has played GAA for Bailieborough Shamrocks and has played for the Cavan County Under 14 side. Aged just 16, Leanne has accomplished so much already in the sporting world and all in the community wish her continued success in the years ahead! Who knows, maybe Leanne could turn out to be the ‘Messi’ of Ladies Football and have a glittering career ahead of her in the professional game!

Fundraising Table Quiz

Fundraising Table Quiz for St. Brigid’s National School, Tunnyduff in the Bailie Hotel, Bailieboro on Friday 6th November at 8.30 sharp. Adult table €40, Secondary Student Table €20. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Social Day Centre

The next Get-Together of the Bailieborough Social Day Centre takes place today, Wednesday, November 4th from 2.30 pm to 4.30pm in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. All members come along for Bingo, music and song, chat and refreshment, etc… New members are always welcome.

Winter Training

Cavankayakrun winter cycling training taking place every Sunday morning from the Market Square, Bailieborough at 9am. This training will continue during the winter, weather permitting for all interested. All levels welcome.

Super Saturday—Parent and Child Event

On Saturday 7th November 2015 from 10:30am to 1:00pm at Bailieborough Development Association, Shercock Road, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan. FREE Entry
Come along and find out what services and supports are available in your area.
Interactive, Fun, Advice, Support, Information.
What’s On!: – Baby Massage  – Story Telling  – Face Painting  – Balloon Modelling  – Treasure Baskets  – and lots more!!
Refreshments and a Free Raffle on the day!!

Team Hope—Shoe Box Appeal

The annual Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal is underway with the deadline being November 10th. Leaflets are available in local shops and if you need an empty shoebox then Shoo-Niverse, shoe shop on Main St. (between the Bailie Hotel and Peter Murtagh’s) will be happy to oblige. You can drop off your gift filled boxes at either Shoo-Niverse or Bailie Stores by November 10th. A huge thanks on behalf of Team Hope for the boxes you have been filling for the past 16 years.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort’s ‘Community Variety Concert’ is taking place on Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th in the Community Centre, Chapel Road at 8.30pm. All are invited to come along for a great night’s entertainment and to support a very worthy local cause.

Our quiz night was a fantastic success; thanks a million to everyone who came to take part, those who were unable to attend yet gave contributions and to all those who gave spot prizes. Quiz master, Stanley thank you for sponsoring the prizes and a great night’s entertainment.

Holy Hour

The monthly Holy Hour—hosted by ‘Direction for Our Times’—will take place on Thursday evening, November 5th, beginning at 8.00pm in St. Anne’s Chapel. All welcome.

Round Table Quiz

The Bailieborough Masonic Lodge are hosting a ‘Round Table Quiz’ on Friday, November 13th (Please note change of date), commencing at 8.30pm, in the Masonic Hall, Market Square. All welcome.

Enrolment Ceremony

All children in the Bailieborough Church Area who will be receiving First Communion next May will take part in an Enrolment Ceremony at the 10am Mass in St. Anne’s next Sunday, November 8th. The Parish Confirmation date is April 23rd, the First Communion date for St. Annes and the Model School is May 28th and the date for St. Felims, The Vale is May 21st.

Bailieborough Development Association

Bailieborough Development Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting at 8.00pm on Wednesday, November 11th at Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Road, Bailieborough. All welcome to attend.

Change in Weekday Mass times

From this week onwards the Wednesday and Friday evening Masses in St. Annes, Bailieborough will begin at 7.00pm. This is to ensure that the evening Masses in Bailieborough and Shercock can be covered by one of the Priests of the Parish if the other is unavailable.

Christmas Craft Workshop

Christmas Craft workshop for adults at the Library on Thursday 12th November from 2pm-3.30pm. Learn to make your own fabric appliqué Christmas cards and Christmas decorations. Workshop will be facilitated by Ann McFadden of the Tobersool Cultural Centre in The Naul, Co. Dublin. Booking at 042 9665779 as places are strictly limited at €5 per person.

Class of ’85 Reunion

A reunion of the Leaving Cert class of 1985, including all those who were first years in Lourdesville or the Vocational school in Bailieboro in 1980, will be held on Saturday, 14th November in the Bailie Hotel. Those who started in Lourdesville or The ‘Tech’ in 1980 are invited to attend the reunion.
A Mass for deceased class members will be held in St. Anne’s Church at 7pm followed by a Buffet in the Bailie Hotel. All past pupils who started in Lourdesville or the Tech are invited to attend. Partners and past pupils are also welcome.
If you have any school photos please email to

Vaguely Familiar’ Art Exhibition by Mateusz Lubecki

A first solo exhibition by young artist Mateusz Lubecki is currently on display at the Library, Bailieborough. The exhibition will remain open until November 14th, during Library open hours. Well worth a visit!

Attention Business People

Are you a small business owner? Do you work from home? Come and talk to BDA about our Hot Desk facilities for your business needs. We can provide email on, a Business Address, access to High Speed Broadband, Delivery Address, at packages tailored to suit your needs. For more details call : 042-969-4716.

Leisure Centre News

10 Year Membership. 10 year pool or gym membership for €1000.  (5 years for couple) Offer must end soon!

Prize Draw. Win 1 year membership (value €499), plus other prizes. Tickets €10.00 available at Leisure centre and from Board Members. All funds support the development fund of Leisure Centre

Studio Class: Tuesday, Mugendo Kickboxing 6.30-8.30.

Monday Movers, A Dance Fitness Class 10.00-11.00.

Wednesday: Pilates 10-11am, Step Aerobics from 7.00-8.00.

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

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

Computers for Beginners at Bailieborough Business Centre

Come and learn new or brush up on your computer skills: All levels of ability catered for: email, Facebook, web browsing, Skype. €10 for 4 x 2 hour classes with Carmel Shekleton, call: 042-969-4716, for further information.


Library Parent and Toddler Group every Wednesday 10.30am-12pm; Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.

Learn to Jive

5 week course commencing on Wednesday 4th November at 8.30pm in Kingscourt Community Centre. No partner needed. Contact 086 176 3044 or 086 192 8568.

Beckscourt Mother and Toddler Group

The Group meets on every Wednesday morning, from 10.00am to 12 noon at the Beckscourt Centre.  Call Drena 042 969 4825 for further information.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for November and December 2015

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Saturday, November 14th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, November 22nd (Fr. Michael), Saturday, November 28th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, November 29th (Fr. Michael), Sunday, December 6th, (Fr. Michael), Saturday, December 12th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, December 13th (Fr. Michael), Saturday, December 19th (Deacon Damien) and Sunday, December 20th (Fr. Michael).  Please note that Baptisms take place on Saturdays at 4.30pm and Sundays at 12.30pm.

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, join us to run, jog or walk and most importantly tea, biscuits, fruit and chat afterwards.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 2nd November 2015

Under 6/8/10; Indoor hurling returns this coming Thursday in Kingscourt and Friday in Bailieborough. This is a great time for new players, aged 5-10, to join with us as we get over 25 weeks indoor hurling with a number of blitzes both locally and further afield. All equipment is supplied while learning the game with us. All indoor sessions are €3 and please bring a bottle of water. We are open to all boys from our catchment area of Bailieborough, Knockbride, Shercock, Killinkere, Kingscourt and surrounding areas. New players always very welcome. Contact Willie Gaughan 086 1649280,, or

Our first wee blitz for U8/10 of the new season takes place this coming Saturday, 7th November in Carrick at the Phoenix Centre astro 3.30-5pm. Thanks to our good friends from Carrick for the invite.

Under 13; The Under 13 Autumn league begins this Wednesday at 7.30 on the 3G at Breffni Park.

Under 16/18; The next round of the U16 Hurling Championship is scheduled for this coming Monday on the 3G at Breffni Park at 7.30 v St. Felim’s.

Minor Championship coming soon also in November.

Hurling training times and venues; Under 6/8/10; Kingscourt group;

Thursdays at Kingscourt Community Centre. Under 6/8 from 6.45-7.45 and Under 10 from 6.45-8.15. €3 each please.

Bailieborough group; Fridays – Under 6/8 from 6-7pm. Under 10 from 7-8pm in Bailieboro Community School Sports Hall. €3 each please.

Both sessions are open to anyone from the region to attend.

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. Training will now move to weekends. Players will receive a text.

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

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.


Co. Cavan Citizens Information Outreach Service in Bailieboro (The Library) on Tuesdays, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This is a weekly service.  Any enquiries 076 1075200.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

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.