Bailieborough News Thursday February 13th 2020

Bailieborough News. February 13th  2020.  Matthew J. Cullen.

‘Operation Transformation’ 2020:

 We would love to see you on any of the three Thursday evenings that are left. You will be more than welcome. Nearly 300 people participated in week five and nearly another €300 raised for the Bailieborough Cancer Fund.

Everyone welcome. No registration required—just come along. Open to the entire community—of all ages!! Group meeting  until Thursday, February 27th in St. Annes Park—Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA grounds.

Just to remind everyone that Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA do not allow dogs on their grounds …… for obvious reasons.  For further information, please contact: 086 375 1519. 

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sons Sean, Seamus, Peadar and Brendan, brothers Eugene and Vincent, sisters Eileen, Peggy and Mary, daughters-in-law Mary, Colette, Geraldine and Brendan’s partner Fabiola, grandchildren Adrian, Ronan, Aisling, Anthony, James, Shane, Peter Stephen and Gavin, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and a wide circle of friends on the death of .Peter Smith, late of Drumbannon, Bailieborough, who passed away peacefully in Cavan General Hospital on Sunday, February 2nd. Peter was predeceased by his wife Bridie and his infant daughter Rosemary. 

Peter’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church on Thursday, February 6th with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

Bailieborough Community Alert: The next meeting of Bailieborough Community Alert will be held in the Bailie Hotel on Monday, February 24th at 8.00pm, to discuss important issues. For further information, please contact any committee member. All welcome.  Bailieborough Community Alert is alive and well with over 480 members.

Parent and Toddler Group: Bailie Babes Parent and Toddler Group at Bailieborough Library starting Wednesday, February 19th from 10.30am-12.30pm, and continuing every Wednesday. A playgroup for all parents and carers of babies from birth to the toddler years. All welcome – just drop in on the day. FREE to join


Bridge:  Bridge Results for Tuesday, February 4th : First: Rosaleen Mackey and Elizabeth Murphy. Second: Brendan and Colette Gavin. Best Gross : Sean Kelleher and Betty McCaffrey. Third: Vera Bell and Una Stafford.

Bridge takes place in the Hotel Bailie on every Tuesday evening and new members are always most welcome.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service: The mobile unit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in attendence at Bailieborough Community School on Wednesday next, February 19th from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. All current blood doners are requested to attend and new donors are especially welcome.

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Lilly,  sons and daughters Kathleen, Peter, Jim, Eileen, Patricia, Mattie, Una, Morris, Caroline and Sabrina, brothers Jimmy and Peter, sister Margaret, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and extended family and friends on the death of Larry Mc Cabe, Drumacarrow, Bailieborough, who passed away peacefully at Fairlawns Nursing Home, Bailieborough on Saturday, February 1st. Larry was predeceased by his son Leonard.

Larry’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church on Monday, February 3rd with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery. .

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

Sunday, 16th February: Bailieborough 10:45am, All-Age Service, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon, All-Age Service.

Friday, 21st  February: FOCUS Youth Group: Trinity Hall 8:30-10pm.

Sunday, 23rd  February:

Bailieborough 10:45am, Morning Prayer, Creche, Sunday Club, Youth Fellowship,  followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon, Morning Prayer and Sunday Club.

Run, Jog, Walk or Crawl!!  Run, walk, crawl or jog is back on Monday and Wedensday nights at 8pm from the Community Centre, Bailieboro.  All weathers, all abilities catered for. Don’t be afraid.  Tea, coffee, water and fruit afterwards.  Pass the word and give it a try!!

Bailieborough Parenting Support Programme 2020: The Bailieborough Parenting Support Programme will take place from Thursday, February 13th to Thursday, March 19th (once a week) in Bailieborough Courthouse, Main Street, Bailieborough. For more information or to register your place, please contact Nuala McKenna at 087 752 9948 or You must register to attend this programme.

Bailieborough Social Day Group: The Group will resume today, Wednesday, February 12th following the Christmas break in the Community Centre, Chapel Road from 2.30pm to 4.30pm for more activities, etc… New members are always most welcome to join the group. All ‘Christmas Day Swim’ cards to be returned on this day, if not already done so.

Women’s World Day of Prayer: Our Parish is excited to be hosting the Women’s World Day of Prayer in St. Anne’s on Friday, March 6th at 8.00pm. This event will be an Ecumenical gathering. A meeting to plan the event will be held in the Parish Centre on Thursday, February 13th at 7.30pm. Assistance is needed to organise the Liturgy and the refreshments afterwards in the Parish Centre.

Dhuish Group Water Scheme: Dhuish Group Water Scheme are flushing the lines starting from Monday, 10/02/2020 over a two week period. Sorry for any inconvenience caused during this period. Any queries contact 087 6293035. 

 Bailieborough School of Music: Bailieborough School of Music Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 12th February at 8pm in the Bailie Hotel.  All parents and guardians of all students are invited to attend. Your input into all decisions regarding the future of the school is much appreciated.  Refreshments will be provided on the night.

Lotto results for 08-02-2020.  Numbers Drawn; 08, 10, 17, 18. No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Jean Brennan; Patsy Clarke; Niall Crosson; Christina O’Reilly. Next week’s Jackpot €7,900.

Bailieborough Indoor Bowls: Bowls have resumed in the Community Centre on Wednesdays at 8.00pm. New members most welcome and tuition will be provided—if required.

Spanish Lessons for Adults: Spanish Courses for Beginners every Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm in the BDA Businness Centre, Shercock Road, also High Beginners from 7pm to 8pm. For more information, please contact Lydia on 087 741 4735.

Word Processing and Computer Skills,

Classes are free to part-time/full-time workers, Farmers, or Self-employed etc. To book a place or find out more, contact Noelette Dolan on 087 9293531 or 042 9694 716.

Bailieborough Hen’s Shed: If you would like to come along and enjoy a chat and some good company or just need to take some time for yourself, please join us on Thursday mornings from 10am to 12 noon, in Bailieborough Library. This group is open to all ladies aged 18 and over from Bailieborough and the surrounding areas. Hope to see you there!!

Ladies’ Night” at the Bailie Hotel, 29th February at 7pm.  A fun night out for ladies of all ages including a fashion show, demonstrations on skincare, make-up, colour analysis and numerous stalls.  Raffle on the night with luxury prizes.  Complimentary glass of prosecco, finger-food, prize for “best dressed lady” and lots, lots more!!.   Featuring “Off the Rack”, “Niall Mc Caul drapery” and more.   Free entry to disco afterwards.

All proceeds in aid of developing an Astro-turf pitch for Tunnyduff national school, a much-needed sporting facility.  Tickets: €30, available at the Bailie hotel reception desk.

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.

Free Five-Week Course: Basic Iphone, Ipad, Tablet and Smartphone Classes available in Bailieborough. Please call Angela on 046 9280790 to book a place.

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.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for February and March: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–  February 15th (Saturday, 1.30pm), February 23rd (Sunday, 12.30pm), March 7th (Saturday, 1.30pm), March 8th (Sunday, 12.30pm), March 28th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and March 29th (Sunday, 12.30pm).   

Bailieborough Library: This February the Bailieborough Library Reading Group will be reading and discussing ‘Oh My God What a Complete Aisling’ by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen.

All are welcome and copies of the book are available at the desk.

Bailieborough Craft Group meet every Friday in the Library. Drop in from 10am until 1pm. Anyone interested in hand crafts, or is willing to learn, is invited to this sociable gathering. Refreshments are served in a warm, welcoming environment.
Bailieborough Hen’s Shed meets at the Library every Thursday at 10am. All ladies are welcome to this get together, just to meet, make friends and share thoughts! There are plenty of plans for 2020!
Bailieborough Library Book Club meets on the LAST Thursday of each month at 6.30pm.

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: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

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