Bailieborough News Thursday March 12th 2020

Bailieborough News. March 12th 2020.  Matthew J. Cullen.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade:  Bailieborough’s St.Patrick’s Day Parade, ☘️Tuesday 17th  March 2020!


☘️Starting at 2:30pm.☘️
Great day out for the Family! Hope to see you all there! Don’t forget to enter the draw and pick up a few envelopes to enter the draw and win yourself some great prizes such as an iPad or a weekend a away! Envelopes available in all local businesses in Bailieborough!

St Patrick’s Day Parade fund raising draw envelopes are available in local businesses, please support,  fabulous prizes, envelopes €2 each or 3 for €5.

Some of the prizes for the St Patrick’s Draw: 1st prize – Weekend break for 2 people in Galway.

2nd prize -iPad.

3rd prize – Tickets to Explorium.

4th prize – Tickets to GoQuest. There will also be many spot prizes in the draw which will take place on Wednesday, March 18th at 9.00pm, in the Bailie Hotel.

All tickets available in local business around the town. At the time of writing there are currently no plans to cancel the Parade due to the Coronavirus outbreak but things may change in the coming days, so please keep a careful eye on social media or the local radio and tv news bulletins.

 Confirmation: Bishop Michael Router will celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation in St. Anne’s Church on Saturday, March 14th at 12 noon. All welcome.

Free Talk: The ABCs of Behaviour with Dr. Marthinus Barnard DSc. Psych (BAT) How the lives of those living with autism and intellectual disabilities can be improved through the science of behaviour, taking place in the Library on Thursday,  March 12th  at 7.30pm. All welcome to this FREE talk!

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Danny, daughter, Nikki and sons Dennis and Paul, family, relatives, neighbours and friends on the death of Mrs. Mary Grant, Derryham, Bailieborough, who passed away peacefully at Cavan General Hospital on Saturday, February 22nd.

Mary’s Funeral Service took place in Finnegan’s Funeral Home, Dublin Rd., Cavan on Tuesday, February 25th with burial afterwards in Billis Church of Ireland churchyard.


Parent and Toddler Group: Bailie Babes Parent and Toddler Group at Bailieborough Library continues every Wednesday, from 10.30am-12.30pm. 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.

Bailieborough Social Day Group: The next get-together of the Bailieborough Social Day Group will take place in the Community Centre on Wednesday, March 11th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. New members are always most welcome.


Bridge: Bridge Results for Tuesday: 18th February 2020:
Winners of The Brennan Cup: Helen Clarke and Kathleen McArdle.
Second: Tom Moran and John McGahan. Best Gross: Sean Kellegher and Betty Mc Caffrey. Third: Brendan and Colette Gavin.

Bridge Results for Tuesday, February 25th 2020: First:  Ita Clarke and Kathy O’Sullivan. Second: Helen Clarke and Kathleen McArdle. Best Gross : Teresa O’ Reilly and Joy Jameson. Third: Gemma McCabe and Olive Kellett.

 Bridge Results for Tuesday, 3rd March 2020: First: Olive Kellett and Maura Fagan. Second: Margaret Carolan and Brid Murray. Best Gross: Maresa Liggan and Marie McNicholas. Third: Rose Brennan and Pattie Clarke.  

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

‘Bounce Back’ Youth Services: Bounce Back Youth Service are
hosting an Information Session for parents and professionals in relation to Cyber Safety on Thursday 12th  March at 7.30pm in the Bailie Hotel. Guest Speakers include: Paula O’Connor, members of An Garda Siochana and others. Tea and light refreshments served. All welcome.

Library: Shercock drama adjucator, Walker Ewart, presents ‘A Slice of Life’ an entertaining and thought provoking journey of life at the Library on Friday, March 13th at 2.30pm. All are welcome to this FREE event and refreshments will be served!

Computers for Beginners: Computers for beginners classes every Monday evening from 7-9.30pm. Call 042 9694716 to book your place. Classes are free of charge.

Clothing Collection: St. Annes National School Parents Association have organised a ‘Clothing Collection’ on Wednesday, March 11th in aid of St. Annes National School. Clean, wearable, unwanted clothing (mens, womens, kids and infants), handbags, belts, paired shoes, bedlinen and curtains will be accepted.Your support with this collection would be greatly appreciated.

Library: FREE Five Week Basic iPhone, iPad, Tablet and Smartphone class commencing in Bailieborough Library on Tuesday 24th March 2020 from 10-12 noon for 5 weeks. Please enquire in the Library or call Angela on 046 9280790 to book a place.

‘Darkness into Light’ 2020: Online Registration is now open. Registration will take place in the Lemon Tree on Friday, March 13th from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. Card payments will be accepted this year. Follow the link below to register for Darkness into Light, Bailieborough which takes place on Saturday, May 9th , starting at the Community Centre at 4.15am.
Early Bird Prices: Adult (18+ yrs) normally €26 Early Bird €21,
Concession (Jobseeker / Senior / Student) normally €21 Early Bird €16,
Child (6-17 yrs) €5.
Baby/Toddler (0-5 yrs) €0.
Family :  (Max. 2 adults + 5 children) normally €62 Early Bird €52. 

We will be holding a ‘Bag Pack’ on Saturday 14th  March in Tesco, Bailieborough between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Money raised will go towards refreshments on the day as well as lighting and signs on the route. All support welcome. Every little helps as they say.

Bailieboro Celtic: Bailieborough Celtic Underage Girls Soccer Training commencing on Saturday 28th  March, from 3 – 4pm, at the Bailieborough Celtic Soccer Grounds, The Vale, Bailieborough.

Come along and give it a go! Everyone welcome.

For any inquiries, contact Grainne at 086-8156532.

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!!

Cavan Walking Festival: The Castle Lake Forest Demesne in Bailieborough will be the location of our first scheduled walk for the Cavan Walking Festival on Sat 2nd  May 2020. The Bailieborough Walking Group will lead the walk.
Starting point: Bailieborough Business Park. Starting time: 11am.
Length: 5/10km. Difficulty: Moderate.

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 07-03-2020. Numbers Drawn; 15, 19, 20, 26. No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Lisa Clarke; Margaret Burke; Adrienne Pritchard; Susan Brennan. Next week’s Jackpot €8,300.

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

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sons, Michael, Brendan, Aidan and Martin, daughters Mary, Rose, Kathleen, Geraldine and Eileen, brothers, Dan and Paddy, sisters Rose, Mary and Bridgie, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends on the death of  Kitty Carroll (nee Clarke), who passed away peacefully, at Cavan General Hospital on Thursday, March 5th surrounded by her loving family. Kitty was predeceased by her husband Patrick, and son Andrew. Kitty’s Funeral Mass took place in St Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West, on Sunday, March 8th with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.  

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.

Bailieborough Mental Health Association: Annual Quiz: The Bailieborough Mental Health Association’s Annual Round Table Quiz Night will be taking place in the Bailie Hotel Ballroom at 8.30pm sharp on Friday, March 20th at 8.30pm, sharp.  “A fun night for young and old”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Teams of 4 for €40. Special ‘Early Bird’ round for extra points if you arrive on time!! “A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body’!! All welcome.

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!!

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.

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 March and April: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–  March 28th (Saturday, 1.30pm) March 29th (Sunday, 12.30pm), at the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 11th at 9.00pm, April 18th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and April 19th (Sunday, 12.30pm).   

Bailieborough Library:

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.