Bailieborough News Thursday October 3rd 2019

Bailieborough News. October 3rd 2019  2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Poetry Festival 2019: The 7th Bailieborough Poetry Festival will take place this weekend from Thursday, 3rd  to Saturday, 5th  October. Building on previous years’ events there will be a refreshing group of poets, artists, readers and musicians. The following is the programme of events for the Festival:  

Thursday 3rd October: Venue; Bailieborough Library Arts Space at 7.30 pm: Launch of Festival surrounded by the art work of Jim McPartlin in the Exhibition space. Reading by LitLab members.

Friday 4th October. Venue; Murtagh’s Lounge, Main St.

7.30 pm: Moya Cannon launches LitLab Anthology accompanied by Editor and Cavan Writer in Residence, Anthony J Quinn.

8.30 pm; Moya Cannon, poetry reading.

9.30 pm: Open mic.

Saturday 5th October.

10am: Venue; Bailieborough Courthouse, Meeting Space.

Pat Boran, Workshop entitled ‘Editing, revising, and finding the poem inside the poem.’

10am: Venue; Bailieborough Library Arts Space.

Moya Cannon Workshop. Aimed at the writer in progress entitled ‘Keeping Going’ (workshops to be booked on Numbers limited.

2.30pm: Venue; Bailieborough Library Arts Space.

Baileborough Poetry Prize Giving and Reading of prizewinning poems by Cavan Writer-in- residence, Anthony J. Quinn.

4pm: Writing masterclass for all aspiring writers by Anthony J. Quinn.
7.30pm: Venue; Murtagh’s Lounge, Main St.

Kate Ennals, poetry reading.

8.30pm: Pat Boran, Reading.
9.30 pm: Open Mic hosted by Ann Hanley.
10pm: Music by singer/songwriter, Danny Forde.

Bailieborough Poetry Festival……………..WHERE WORDS MATTER.

Harvest Mission :The Bailieborough Group of Church of Ireland Parishes will be taking part in a diocese wide harvest mission called ‘Gathered In’.  All of the mission events are open to everyone and anyone who wants to come along.

Wednesday 2nd October 8pm in the Bailie Hotel, Johnny Cash ‘Walking the Line’ – David Kelly sings the songs of Johnny Cash and relays the ups ad downs of Johnny’s spiritual life story.

East Cavan Swim Club: East Cavan Swim Club. – Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday next, 4th October at 8pm in the Bailie Hotel. All welcome.

October—Month of The Rosary: The Rosary will be said at the Grotto on the Virginia Road for the month of October at 7.30pm, every evening except Saturdays. All are very welcome to come along and pray for their many intentions.

‘Colourful Cavan and Beyond,’ by Artist Jim McParlin. An Art exhibition comprising of paintings depicting scenes from around the county and locations further afield. The exhibition will be on view in the Library until Friday, October 18th. All are welcome during Library opening hours.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Bailieborough Heritage Society are launching a book entitled’ Industrious Bailieborough on Friday, October 4th at 8.00pm in the newly renovated Courthouse. The book will be launched by local Actor and Playwright, Padraic McIntyre. Refreshments served and all are welcome to attend.

Trad Musicians Wanted: Calling all amateur traditional musicians. Bailieborough Development Association would like to encourage amateur musicians to come together to share their musical skills and have the craic. This is a social programme, designed to get people out of isolation and to socialise and share skills. Call 042-969-4716 for further information.

Bailieborough Women’s Group: Bailieborough Women’s Group will meet in the Community Centre on Friday afternoon next, October 4th from 2pm to 4pm. New members most welcome.

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 28-09-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 03, 19, 28, 29.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Yvonne and Paul Rooney; Patsy Clarke; Martin and Patricia McGuirk; Enda Sheridan(Jnr). Next week’s Jackpot €6,200.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to son Thomas, daughters Miriam and Heather, sister Betty, grandchildren Rebecca, Erika and Ava, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends, on the death of Gilbert Gibson, Rockview, Lisball, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, September 23rd. Gilbert was predeceased by his wife Harriett. Gilbert’s Funeral Service took place in Corglass Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, September 25th  with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.

Bowls: Bailieborough Community Bowls continue in the Community Centre on Wednesday evenings at 8.00pm. New members—both male and female are most welcome.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd’s Annual Variety Concert will be held on Friday, 15th and Saturday, 16th November. We are looking for local talent to take part…..if interested, please contact Edel on 086 1004030.

Computers for Farmers: Help is at hand for farmers, who need training in Basic Computers, On-line Herd Registration Form Filling, Internet and email, Farm Record Keeping, Health and Safety etc. Classes are free and are commencing on Monday evenings in Bailieborough Business Centre at 7pm. To book a place contact Noelette Dolan on 087 9293531 or Elizabeth on 087 6190040.

Bailieborough Branch and Unit of the Irish Red Cross: Would like to thank all who contributed so generously to their Church Gate collection last weekend. They rely solely on donations, fundraising and duties to help keep the Branch and Unit operating. Thanks to you all.


Walk, Jog, Run or Crawl! Run, walk, crawl or jog every Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8pm.  It’s free!!!! And there is no catch! All newcomers welcome.  Also the Saturday morning Leisure Group Cycle is back and takes place on Saturday mornings leaving from the Community Centre, Bailieborough at 9.00AM. Please bring euros for coffee stop and all welcome.

Vincent’s Shop: It is getting to that time of the year again, the dreaded ‘C’ word and we would like to ask if any of our regular or new donators can search through their attics, garages, etc… and donate any unwanted Halloween outfits, decorations, bric-a-brac, etc… and also Christmas jumpers, outfits, decorations, boxed toys (preferably new), along with Christmas Bric-a-Brac, so that we can recycle them this year for Christmas instead of them finding a home in landfill!! We also accept all forms of clothing but are especially looking for men and youth clothing from 16 to 24 years of age. Thank you for your continued support of our shop.

Deepest Sympathy:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to sisters, Patricia Mitchell and Mary Maye (Croghan) and nephews, Michael and Patrick, niece Pauline, niece-in-law Anne, grandnieces Evelyn and Ursula, cousins, relatives and friends on the death of James (JP) Mitchell, Drumderrig Nursing Home, Boyle, Co. Roscommon and formerly Church Lane, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, in his 77th year, at Drumderrig Nursing Home, Boyle, on Tuesday, September 24th.  James was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Agnes. Jame’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Friday morning, September 27th with burial afterwards in St. Annes Cemetery.

Irish Dancing Classes: Irish Dancing Classes take place every Thursday evening from 6.00 to 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. For further details, please contact: Tracy at 085 771 2282.

Halloween ‘Fright Night’ is back!!: Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival and Town Events are happy to announce that, the ‘Halloween Fright Night’ is back on this year. Following the terrific success of last year’s event, this year’s one takes place on Friday, October 25th at the Chapel Carpark, at the Town Lake. Registration is from 6.00pm and the night promises to be one filled with Scary Walks, Music, Tea, Coffee and Treats. For more information, please contact Tony at 086 3993 430.

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 October and November 2019: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–  October 6th (Sunday, 12.30pm), October 19th (Saturday, 1.30pm), November 3rd (Sunday, 12.30pm) and November 16th (Saturday, 1.30pm).  

Bailieborough Library: The Craft Group are still going strong with many great memories and hopefully more to come! Not just a craft group, but a place to come, have a cuppa, learn new talents, make new friends and feel very welcome. Everyone is welcome every Friday morning drop in from 10am to 1pm!

Book Club 6pm-7pm on the last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.

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.

Tullyvin Musical Society: Tickets are now on sale for Tullyvin Musical Society’s upcoming show ‘All Shook Up’ which runs fromWednesday16th -Saturday19th October in Tullyvin Community Centre at 8pm nightly. Tickets €18 can be purchased on or from any cast member. Thank you in advance for your ongoing support.

Autumn Craft and Gift Fair: Autumn Craft and Gift fair, in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell,on Sunday 6th October, from 12-5pm, free admission. See for more information or ring

049 436 4877.