Bailieborough News Thursday January 23rd 2020

Bailieborough News. January 23rd 2020.  Matthew J. Cullen.

‘Operation Transformation’ 2020: Week two done and dusted!! Another fantastic turnout with over 400 people taking part.

Weigh in completely optional from 6:30pm. We would love to see you any Thursday evenings you are available. You will be more than welcome.

Everyone must sign in each week so we can keep a record of numbers per week. This is for Ireland Lights Up.

Donation buckets for Bailieborough Cancer Comfort will be at the sign in desk and are completely Voluntary.

We have fitness and nutrition experts there in the form of Tony Gregory, Aodhagan Fox and David McCabe. Any queries I’m sure they would be more than happy to help.

And finally, you don’t have to be following the OT Food plan to join the walks. This is about getting out and moving. For some it’s for weight loss, fitness, mental health and even some company on these long January evenings.

Everyone welcome. No registration required—just come along. Open to the entire community—of all ages!! Group meeting every Thursday evening 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. 

ST. ANNE’S NS ENROLMENT: Parents seeking to enrol their child or children in St. Anne’s N.S. for the 2020/2021 school year are requested to return a completed Enrolment Application before, Friday, January 31st  2020. Enrolment application forms are available from the school office, by phoning 042 9665242 or by emailing: naomhainecc.ias@eircom.net. Closing date for receipt of Enrolment forms is Friday, .

January 31st 2020.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sister, Frances Clarke, carer and grandniece Marie, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and extended family and friends on the death of

Anne Lynch, 2 Columbia Terrace, Kells, Co. Meath, and formerly of Urcher, Bailieborough who passed away peacefully, at St Colmcille’s Nursing Home, Kells on Thursday, January 9th, 2020. Anne was predeceased by her sister Bridget and brothers Johnny and Patrick. Anne’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Colmcille’s Church, Kells on Saturday, January 11th with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Bailieborough.

ST. FELIM’S National School (THE VALE) are currently inviting applications for enrolment for the school year— 2020/2021.  Forms are available directly from the school, by phoning 042 9665605 or by emailing: thevalesns@outlook.ie, download from website:  wwww.thevalesns.com under the Scoil Documents section.  Completed forms to be returned to the school by Friday, 31st January, 2020.

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 Bridge: Bridge Results for Tuesday, 14th  January: First: Rosaleen Mackey and Mona McCormack. Second: Anne Brady and Kathleen McArdle. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Una Stafford. 

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

 Industrious Bailieborough: The book ‘Industrious Bailieborough is still available for sale, in Kevin Smiths and Halls on Main St. and Smiths Shop at Galbolie.  The book costs  10.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to Jimmy and Eugene Fox, daughters in law Rose and Edel, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters in law, nephews, nieces and extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Annie Fox (nee Tormey), Dunena, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, January 9th, 2020. Annie was predeceased by her husband Benny.  Annie’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Sunday, January 12th with burial afterwards in St Brigid’s Cemetery, Knockbride West (Tunnyduff).

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Bailieborough Heritage Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 22nd  January 2020 at 7.30pm in the BDA, Businness Centre, Shercock Road, Bailieborough.  Followed by ‘A Noggin of Hell-Fire: Parish Missions in the diocese of Kilmore 1850-1900’, a lecture by Fr. Ultan McGoohan P.P at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome to both events. Refreshments will be served.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

Friday 24th  January: FOCUS Youth Group: Trinity Hall 8:30-10pm.

Sunday 26th  January: Bailieborough 10:45am, Morning Prayer, Creche, Sunday Club, Youth Fellowship, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon, Morning Prayer and Sunday Club.

Sunday, February 2nd: Bailieborough 10:45am, Holy Communion, Creche, Sunday Club, Youth Fellowship, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride, 12noon, Morning Prayer.

 Run, Jog, Walk or Crawl!! Its the start of a New Year.  Run, walk, crawl or jog starts 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!!

Photography Exhibition: ‘Welcome to Graceland’ – a documentary photography exhibition by Suella Holland, will remain on view until February 13th during Library opening hours! All welcome.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.: The Club’s Annual General Meeting will take place at the Club Rooms, The Vale on Friday, 31st  January at 8pm.
All motions and nominations must be given in writing, to the club secretary,  Eric Mc Cullagh, Kilnacross, Bailieborough, contact on 0860485048 before Friday next, the 24th . All welcome.

Senior pre-season training is back and there will be  training on Friday evenings at 7.30 sharp in the Vale Grounds. All existing players and new players are welcome. Feel free to contact 0858256347 for further information.  

Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival and Town Events: Thanks to all the people that came out during the past week and took down the Christmas lights and stored them away for another year. Thanks to Kinnear Construction and McCullagh Construction for the teleporters and all our electricians for all the wiring. Next event up is Ireland’s favorite. St Patricks Day. New ideas and volunteers welcome.

Bailieborough Shamrock’s Ladies: Bailieborough Shamrocks Ladies AGM will be held in the Club Rooms in St. Anne’s Park on Friday night 31st  January at 8 o clock for all age groups, from u8 to senior. Everyone welcome, tea, coffee and bickies will be provided afterwards. Looking forward to seeing you all on the night!!

Poetry Launch: Bailieborough’s local author Fidel Hogan Walsh is launching her own book of poetry. Entitled ‘Living with Love’…… the book will be launched on Saturday 8th  February at 7pm in the Bailieborough Court House. All are Welcome.

 Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 11-01-2020.  Numbers Drawn; 7, 15, 22, 23. No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Marie Logan; Austin Kiely; Brian and Noeleen Walsh; Sammy Fisher.

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.

Word Processing and Computer Skills,

Commencing on Monday, 27th January 2020, in the BDA Centre, at 7pm. 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.

 Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence: Due to the large numbers that have shown up for training, it has been decided to run three classes in future on Monday evenings. Children born in 2013 and 2014 will train from 6pm to 7pm, children born in 2011 or 2012 will train from 7pm to 8pm and children born in or before 2010 will be training from 8pm to 9pm. The organisers will endeavour to accommodate all children, especially those with siblings as best as they can.  Contact Vincent on 085 127 1979 for further information.

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.

Stresscontrol: Face your fears, be more active and boost your wellbeing: Stress affects us all in our daily lives. Do you want to learn ways to recognise the signs of stress and learn helpful tips to manage it more effectively? If you do, then come along to stresscontrol!! The event will commence on Tuesday, February 4th 2020 in the Courthouse, Lr. Main St, from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. The course will run for 6 weeks—come along when you can! All welcome, free of charge, tea/coffee and biscuits provided. The course runs once a week for six weeks. Come, sit and listen!!

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for January, February and March: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– January 26th (Sunday, 12.30pm), February 2nd (Sunday, 12.30pm), 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: 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. Book for discussion on Thursday, January 30th is ‘Constellations’ by Sinéad Gleeson and copies are available at the Library desk.

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.

Bailieborough News Thursday 16th January 2020

Bailieborough News. January 16th 2020.  Matthew J. Cullen.

‘Operation Transformation’ 2020—Community Event: Well done Noreen Clarke and everyone involved in Operation Transformation, Bailieborough. Fantastic turnout for your first evening in the cold and very foggy conditions. 503 people took part in the event

Weigh in completely optional from 6:30pm. We would love to see you any Thursday evenings you are available. You will be more than welcome.

Everyone must sign in each week so we can keep a record of numbers per week. This is for Ireland Lights Up.

Donation buckets for Bailieborough Cancer Comfort will be at the sign in desk and are completely Voluntary.

We have fitness and nutrition experts there in the form of Tony Gregory, Aodhagan Fox and David McCabe. Any queries I’m sure they would be more than happy to help.

And finally, you don’t have to be following the OT Food plan to join the walks. This is about getting out and moving. For some it’s for weight loss, fitness, mental health and even some company on these long January evenings.

Everyone welcome. No registration required—just come along. Open to the entire community—of all ages!! Group meeting every Thursday evening until Thursday, February 27th in St. Annes Park—Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA grounds. Weigh-In from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Weigh-In is also available in Jamesons Pharmacy, Main St—during businness hours. Walk, Jog or Run until 9.00pm.

An Garda Síochána have kindly granted a Permit for the donation bucket for Bailieborough Cancer Comfort. DJ Gareth Mulhall has kindly given his time and music to us and will be present for the 8 week duration. Bailieborough Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre have kindly donated 1 Months membership for Pool and Gym to the person with the most weight loss after the 8 weeks. Thanks to Jameson’s Pharmacy, for the donation of water bottles and to SuperValu and Tesco for the donations of fruit and water.

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. 

ST. ANNE’S NS ENROLMENT: Parents seeking to enrol their child or children in St. Anne’s N.S. for the 2020/2021 school year are requested to return a completed Enrolment Application before, Friday, January 31st  2020. Enrolment application forms are available from the school office, by phoning 042 9665242 or by emailing: naomhainecc.ias@eircom.net. Closing date for receipt of Enrolment forms is Friday, .

January 31st 2020.

Deepest Sympathy:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to son, David, daughter, Helen,  and partner Martin, brothers Patsy, John and Matthew, sisters Kay, Josie and Alice, son-in-law Francis, David’s partner Pamela, grandchildren Cori, Oisin and Memphis, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on the death of Clare Rourke, Fountain View, Baileborough and formerly Headfort Grove, Kells, who passed away peacefully at St. Christopher’s Hospice, Cavan on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020. Clare was predeceased by her parents, Pauric and Ellen Rourke and her sisters May and Aileen. Clare’s Funeral Mass took place in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan on Saturday, January 11th  followed by cremation.

ST. FELIM’S National School (THE VALE) are currently inviting applications for enrolment for the school year— 2020/2021.  Forms are available directly from the school, by phoning 042 9665605 or by emailing: thevalesns@outlook.ie, download from website:  wwww.thevalesns.com under the Scoil Documents section.  Completed forms to be returned to the school by Friday, 31st January, 2020.

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 Bridge:  Bridge Results for Tuesday, 7th  January, 2020: First: Maresa Liggan and Marie McNicholas. Second: Sean Kelleher and Betty McCaffrey. Best Gross : Pauline McEvoy and Rosaleen Keegan. Third: Rosaleen Mackey and Elizabeth Murphy.

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

 Industrious Bailieborough: The book ‘Industrious Bailieborough is still available for sale, in Kevin Smiths and Halls on Main St. and Smiths Shop at Galbolie.  The book costs  10.

Anyone who wishes to purchase a copy of ‘Industrious Bailieborough’ and have it posted to any location worldwide can pay by cheque or PayPal. Please send a private message with your details to the Bailieborough Heritage Society’s Facebook page and we can get back to you. Approximate postage cost is 4 within Ireland and 6 to the U.K.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Bailieborough Heritage Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 22nd  January 2020 at 7.30pm in the BDA, Businness Centre, Shercock Road, Bailieborough.  Followed by ‘A Noggin of Hell-Fire: Parish Missions in the diocese of Kilmore 1850-1900’, a lecture by Fr. Ultan McGoohan P.P at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome to both events. Refreshments will be served.

Bailieborough Community School: Parents Association: Meeting on Tuesday, January 21st at 7.00pm, in the Community School. New faces are most welcome for our first meeting of the year.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Services: Sunday 19th  January.

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

Knockbride 12noon, All-Age Service.

Friday 24th  January: FOCUS Youth Group: Trinity Hall 8:30-10pm.

Sunday 26th  January: 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!! Its the start of a New Year.  Run, walk, crawl or jog starts 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!!

Photography Exhibition: ‘Welcome to Graceland’ – a documentary photography exhibition by Suella Holland.

Opens: 7pm, Tuesday, 21st January, in Bailieborough Library, Bailieborough.

Guest speaker: Tom French. All welcome.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.: Senior pre-season training is back and there will be a meeting followed by training on Friday evening next, January 17th  at 7.30 sharp in the Vale Grounds. All existing players and new players are welcome. Feel free to contact 0858256347 for further information.  

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.

Bailieborough Mental Health Association: Bailieborough Mental Health Association  want to thank our Secretary Fiona Gilmer and all of those who helped her out in creating the colourful display board on display in Sandi Modes.  It contains useful contact numbers to help positive mental well being. It will be displayed in Sandie Mode’s shop window, Main Street, Bailieborough this coming week.

Computer Classes: Commencing on Monday next,  20th January 2020, in the BDA Centre, Shercock Road, at 7pm. 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 049 4353967.

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.

St Vincent DePaul: Bailieborough Conference: The St Vincent De Paul Shop Conference would like to thank you sincerely for your generosity in 2019 and we trust that this generosity will continue in 2020.

We would like to provide you with some guidelines in relation to donations to the shop. Clothing should be washed clean and of reasonable quality. Toys and bric a brac should also be clean and in good working order. We regret that for Health & Safety reasons we are unable to take electrical goods Pillows, duvets buggies and car seats. The cost of disposing of sub-standard goods is significant and recently has been reducing our income. We recommend that items that are not of the quality that we can sell from the shop should be placed in the bin provided in the St. Annes Church Car Park. Please be assured that your generosity reaches those in our community who most need help. We wish you every blessing in 2020.

Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence: New to Bailieborough—Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence classes for school children (5 years +) taking place on Monday evenings from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in St. Anne’s Community Centre. First Class free. Contact Vincent on 085 127 1979 for further information.

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.

Stresscontrol: Face your fears, be more active and boost your wellbeing: Stress affects us all in our daily lives. Do you want to learn ways to recognise the signs of stress and learn helpful tips to manage it more effectively? If you do, then come along to stresscontrol!! The event will commence on Tuesday, February 4th 2020 in the Courthouse, Lr. Main St, from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. The course will run for 6 weeks—come along when you can! All welcome, free of charge, tea/coffee and biscuits provided. The course runs once a week for six weeks. Come, sit and listen!!

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for January and February: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– January 26th (Sunday, 12.30pm), February 2nd (Sunday, 12.30pm), February 15th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and February 23rd (Sunday, 12.30pm).   

Bailieborough Library: ‘Welcome to Graceland’ is a series of photographs by Suella Holland showcasing the wonderful world of colour, tribute and humour that is Meath man Patsy Boylan’s everyday life. This exhibition will open at Bailieborough Library at 7pm on Tuesday next, 21st January 2020. Poet Tom French will officially open the exhibition and read his poem ‘Patsy Presley’. All are welcome to the opening and the exhibition will remain on view until February 13th during Library opening hours!
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. Book for discussion on Thursday, January 30th is ‘Constellations’ by Sinéad Gleeson and copies are available at the Library desk.

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.

Bailieborough News Thursday 9th January 2020

Bailieborough News. January 9th 2020.  Matthew J. Cullen.

‘Operation Transformation’ 2020—Community Event: Everyone welcome. No registration required—just come along. Open to the entire community—of all ages!! Group meeting every Thursday evening from this Thurday, January 9th to Thursday, February 27th in St. Annes Park—Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA grounds. Weigh-In from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Weigh-In is also available in Jamesons Pharmacy, Main St—during businness hours. Walk, Jog or Run until 9.00pm.

An Garda Síochána have kindly granted a Permit for the donation bucket for Bailieborough Cancer Comfort. DJ Gareth Mulhall has kindly given his time and music to us. Bailieborough Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre have kindly donated 1 Months membership for Pool and Gym to the person with the most weight loss after the 8 weeks. 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 children David,  Clare, Patrick and Sarah, grandchildren James, Emer, Helen, Tom, Rory, John, Síofra and John- Séamus, daughter-in-law Noreen, sons-in-law Malcolm and Shaun, brothers Barry, Laurence and Sylvester, sisters Susan, Laura and Avril, relatives and friends on the death of Maureen Teresa Meagher (née Singleton), Castletown, Portroe, Tipperary and formerly of Bailieborough, Cavan who passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 21st. Maureen was predeceased by her husband, Séamus Maria Meagher and for many years they had resided at Meadowvale, Leiter, The Vale, Ballieborough. Maureen’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Mary’s Church, Portroe on Tuesday 24th  of December 2019 with burial afterwards in Castletown Cemetery, Portroe.

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

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Bailieborough Tidy Towns would like to thank all of you, who bought lines and to those who sponsored prizes for our Christmas Raffle. Your support is very much appreciated.

Results of Raffle; First: Patricia O Connor. Second :Therese Reilly. Third: Janet Donohoe. Fourth: Maureen Sullivan. Fifth: Dylan McCabe. Sixth: Sean Dunne.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Industrious Bailieborough: The book ‘Industrious Bailieborough is now available for sale, in Kevin Smiths and Halls on Main St. and Smiths Shop at Galbolie.  The book costs  10.

Anyone who wishes to purchase a copy of ‘Industrious Bailieborough’ and have it posted to any location worldwide can pay by cheque or PayPal. Please send a private message with your details to the Bailieborough Heritage Society’s Facebook page and we can get back to you. Approximate postage cost is 4 within Ireland and 6 to the U.K.

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for Saturday, 04-01-2020.  Numbers Drawn; 5, 7, 12, 22. No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Lisa Clarke; Wincey Soden; Martin Kelly; Patsy Clarke. Next week’s Jackpot €7,400.

Thank you for your continued support.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Bailieborough Heritage Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 22nd  January 2020 at 8.00pm. New members welcome. Followed by ‘A Noggin of Hell-Fire: Parish Missions in the diocese of Kilmore 1850-1900’, a lecture by Fr. Ultan McGoohan P.P.

Refreshments will be served. Venue to be confirmed.

Run, Jog, Walk or Crawl!! Its the start of a New Year.  Run, walk, crawl or jog starts 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!!

Photography Exhibition: ‘Welcome to Graceland’ – a documentary photography exhibition by Suella Holland.

Opens: 7pm, Tuesday, 21st January, in Bailieborough Library, Bailieborough.

Guest speaker: Tom French. All welcome.

Bailieborough Indoor Bowls: Bowls resumes tonight, Wednesday, January 8th at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre. New members most welcome and tuition will be provided—if required.

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.

St Vincent DePaul: Bailieborough Conference: The St Vincent De Paul Shop Conference would like to thank you sincerely for your generosity in 2019 and we trust that this generosity will continue in 2020.

We would like to provide you with some guidelines in relation to donations to the shop. Clothing should be washed clean and of reasonable quality. Toys and bric a brac should also be clean and in good working order. We regret that for Health & Safety reasons we are unable to take electrical goods Pillows, duvets buggies and car seats. The cost of disposing of sub-standard goods is significant and recently has been reducing our income. We recommend that items that are not of the quality that we can sell from the shop should be placed in the bin provided in the St. Annes Church Car Park. Please be assured that your generosity reaches those in our community who most need help. We wish you every blessing in 2020.

Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence: New to Bailieborough—Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence classes for school children (5 years +) starting on Monday evening next, January 13th from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in St. Anne’s Community Centre. First Class free. Contact Vincent on 085 127 1979 for further information.

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 January and February: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– January 11th (Saturday, 1.30pm), January 12th (Sunday, 12.30pm), January 26th (Sunday, 12.30pm), February 2nd (Sunday, 12.30pm), February 15th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and February 23rd (Sunday, 12.30pm).   

Bailieborough Library: The Craft Group meet every Friday morning 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.

East Cavan Gaels Hurling Review 2019

Another great year both on and off the field for East Cavan Gaels. Our Senior side completed their first full season of competitive hurling and we added an Under 7 team by themselves at the end of the year and the not so small fact that we are now a fully official GAA club, the same as any in any county. We also celebrate ten years of local hurling and look forward to the next ten when all of our dreams will be realised!

Below is a snap of some of our activities in 2019.

Again thank you all for all of your combined help. Roll on 2020!!

Our Seniors had a very good year. We played in the Cavan league, the Monaghan reserve league and the Cavan Championship. We reached the league final in Cavan going down by just a few points to Mullahoran. We played 7 very competitive games in the Monaghan reserve league which had us well prepared for the Cavan Championship. The three games were lost but it does not tell even part of the story. The cumulative defeat total of nine points over the three games shows how far we have come and developed over the years. New faces joining with us kept all the lads on their toes. We are really looking forward to 2020 with the same competitions as well as the new Cu Cuchulainn Cup in the summer also. Well done to all who have pulled on the blue jersey this year. The future is bright.

Under 15/17;

Another fine year of development for these groups. The Under 15s continued to develop well reaching the final of the Tain league. More competitive games in the run up to this final would have had our lads in better shape but all in all they can be happy with their performances this year. The U17s, of which is made up mostly of the same squad of under 15s plus our older lads put in a superb performance in winning Div 2 of the Cavan league. Missing some regulars due to injuries the lads put in a real shift and ran out convincing winners. The older Under 17s will now move into our Senior squad for the first time and we look forward to their continuing development over the coming years. The U15s will have to wait a little bit longer but they are a great bunch who have been together for a considerable period.

Under 15 squad.

Under 17 squad.

Under 17 league winners!

Under 13;

A mixed year for our Under 13s. They performed very well week after week in the Tain league but the results did not reflect the serious effort these lads put in. The league final in Breffni Park was a highlight and while defeated by a strong Latton side they showed lots of what they are made of in a good performance. One of the hardest working groups in the club they continued their hard work throughout the year and we look forward to some of these lads moving up to Under 15 next year while the lads turning 13 will have a new group to bolster them coming up from U11. Well done to all.

Under 13s at league final.

Under 13s in Cootehill.

Under 13s in Breffni 3G.

Under 13s in Carrick.

Under 13s in Kingscourt.

Under 11;

Another good year for these lads. We work hard to get them the games they need. We start off in January in Dundalk blitz and work our way literally around the province and country to continue to give them lots of differing opposition. These lads have responded with some very impressive performances and forming a good unit as some of these lads have been hurling for quite a few years. The league final in Breffni Park under lights was an undoubted highlight but their actual work throughout the year was exemplary. We look forward to seeing them again in 2020 and also look forward to seeing those promoted to the Under 13 side in the coming year.

Under 11s in Derrynoose blitz, Armagh in July. Played very well against top class Ulster opposition.

Under 11s at a Breffni Blitz. Great squad!

Under 11s at the league final.

Under 11s at Dundalk blitz in January.

Big Under 11 squad in Dundalk in February

Under 9;

Another great year with these lads. The year began in Dundalk at the big Ulster blitz and again these lads continued the fine form from the previous year playing very well wherever they went.

Under 9s indoor hurling.

More U9 indoors.

Under 9s at a very cold Carlanstown in March

Under 7;

2020 saw East Cavan Gaels have a specific Under 7 side for the very first time. Up to now Under 7s joined in with the Under 9s and did their best. We had a look and saw that there were even more boys looking to join with us but did not want to start with the bigger boys. We decided to start as per usual with our indoor crew and had our first sessions in Bailieborough in October. The response has been fantastic so far. We are very thankful to all the new players and their parents that have joined with us this year and we look forward to seeing where their journey takes them.

Under 7s indoors, lots of them!

Miscellaneous!!

No fear!! Max and Harry v Wolfe Tones!!

Gary Leddy captains Cavan U15s V Donegal.

First ever County Convention as an “official” club. L-r; Willie, Brendan, Adam and Kathryn.

Croke Park in August!

Under 11s in serious company at Derrynoose blitz in July. We have been invited back for 2020!

New Under 11 jerseys. Bought with your support.

Under 13 final. Thomas Watt Captain.

Jack Barry and Cian McEntee flew the senior inter county flag for us in the NHL and Lory Meagher competitions this year. Hold tight lads, the cavalry is coming in the years ahead!

Please support those who support us. Without them life would be more difficult. Thank you.

Two years in a row! Congrats Tosh!

Bríen holds the fort!

Colin continues his upward trajectory in athletics. How long can we hold on to him?!

We want!!! If you know any good builders+concrete suppliers!!!

Thank you.

Player

Mentor

Coach

Manager

Selector

Parent

Administrator

Supporter

Sponsor

We are indebted to you all and look forward to repaying your faith in us in 2020.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Hurling Club.

Bailieborough News January 2nd 2020

Bailieborough News. January 2nd   2020. Matthew J. Cullen.

Christmas in Bailieborough: Attendances at all the religious services in the area were up on previous years, with many people and their families returning home from Australia, England, the U.S.A., and many other countries for the Festive occasion. The Christmas spirit was in evidence—particularly on Christmas Eve—with the Annual Christmas Carol singing by the Bailieborough Cancer Fund.

Footfall in the local shops was up and in the run up to Christmas, trying to get parking on Main St., was a nightmare at times but shoppers made good use of the car parks in the town and fair play to Francis and Aiden Clarke, who made their car park available for the Festive period.

The Christmas Lights also added a lot of festive cheer and feel to the town and all involved with the project deserve thanks for all their hard work and commitment.

 A big ‘well done’ to everyone who took part in the Christmas Day Swim in Bailieborough. It was cold and frosty but also bright and sunny and the conditions  didn’t hold the locals back, from the traditional Christmas Day Swim which was being held for the 26th time, with the proceeds going to the Bailieborough Senior Citizens Day Centre.

The Athletic Club’s Annual St. Stephen’s Day run was well supported with participant’s eager to clear the cobwebs after Christmas Day and the by now Annual Walk on the 28th of December was very well supported.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Recently the Men’s Shed in Bexcourt, Bailieborough had the majority of their power tools stolen in a burglary. Garda Owen Finn, Bailieborough Garda Station, is the liaison Garda with the group and is hosting a Table Quiz in the Bailie Hotel in Bailieborough on Friday, 3rd January 2020 to help raise funds to replace their tools. All proceeds from the night will go directly to the Men’s Shed. Table of 4 is €20.00 (or €5.00 pp) and the starting time is 7pm. Please come along if you are free and support this local cause.

‘Operation Transformation’ 2020—Community Event: Everyone welcome. No registration required—just come along. Open to the entire community—of all ages!! Group meeting every Thursday evening from Thurday, January 9th to Thursday, February 27th in St. Annes Park—Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA grounds. Weigh-In from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Weigh-In is also available in Jamesons Pharmacy, Main St—during businness hours. Walk, Jog or Run untill 9.00pm. Donations to Bailieborough Cancer Comfort, which will benefit those in our community who are unable to partake. For further information, please contact: 086 375 1519. 

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband, Joseph (Jodi), adored mother Pauline, cherished children, Ciaran, Stephen and Emma, her loving siblings, Connie (Spain), Sinead (Carlanstown), Deirdre (Kilbeg), Matthew (Kilbeg) and Johnny (Carlanstown), mother and father-in-law, Anna and Tom Monaghan (Corlurgan, Bailieboro), uncles and aunts, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues and her many, many friends on the death of Louise Monaghan (nee Clarke), Carlanstown Village, Kells, Meath / Cavan

who passed away peacefully at Cavan General Hospital on Wednesday, December  18th surrounded by her loving family, following a short illness. Aged just 50 years, Louise was predeceased by her beloved father Pat.

Louise’s Requiem Funeral Mass took place on Saturday, December 21st  in The Church of the Blessed Nativity, Kilbeg  followed by interment in Staholmog Cemetery.

Bridge:  Bridge resumes on Tuesday, the 7th January 2020.

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

Industrious Bailieborough: The book ‘Industrious Bailieborough is now available for sale, in Kevin Smiths and Halls on Main St. and Smiths Shop at Galbolie.  The book costs  10.

Anyone who wishes to purchase a copy of ‘Industrious Bailieborough’ and have it posted to any location worldwide can pay by cheque or PayPal. Please send a private message with your details to the Bailieborough Heritage Society’s Facebook page and we can get back to you. Approximate postage cost is 4 within Ireland and 6 to the U.K.

Regretted Death: The community were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Sr. Monica Markey, St. Joseph’s Convent, Ballymote, Sligo and formerly of  Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away peacefully, in the loving care of the doctors, nurses and staff at the North West Hospice, Sligo on Saturday, December 21st . Sr. Monica was predeceased by her sister Maureen and brothers Pat, Owen, Jim and John. Sr. Monica will be sadly missed by the St. Joseph’s community, her brother Philip, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Sr. Monica’s Requiem Funeral Mass took place on Tuesday, December 24th  in the Church of The Immaculate Conception, Ballymote, with burial afterwards in Sligo Cemetery.

Bailieborough School of Music:

Next ‘Lotto’ Draw will be held on January 4th, 2020. Jackpot €7,300. Wishing all our patrons, students and families a very Happy New Year. Thank you for your continued support.

St. Vincent DePaul: The St Vincent De Paul Shop Conference would like to thank you sincerely for your generosity in 2019 and we trust that this generosity will continue in 2020.

 We would like to provide you with some guidelines in relation to donations to the shop. Clothing should be washed, clean and of reasonable quality. Toys and bric a brac should also be clean and in good working order. We regret that for Health and Safety reasons, we are unable to take electrical goods, pillows, duvets, buggies and car seats. The cost of disposing of sub-standard goods is significant and recently has been reducing our income. We recommend that items that are not of the quality that we can sell from the shop, should be placed in the bin provided in the St. Annes Church Car Park. Please be assured that your generosity reaches those in our community who most need help. We wish you every blessing in 2020.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Bailieborough Heritage Society would like to let you know that their Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, everyone welcome with more details to follow.

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 January 2020: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– January 11th (Saturday, 1.30pm), January 12th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and January 26th (Sunday, 12.30pm).  

Bailieborough Library: The Craft Group meet every Friday morning 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.

Wishing all readers, a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year.

Bailieborough News Thursday 19th Dec 2019

Bailieborough News. December 19h  2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Commumity School: Bailieborough Community School presents ‘Joy to the World Christmas Concert’ on Wednesday, December 18th in St. Anne’s Church at 7.30pm, featuring Bailieborough Community School Choir with special guests, Eileen Coyle (Soprano), Brendan McCahey and the ‘Hardtimes Chorus’ Choir. Tickets are €10 adults and €5 Child. Proceeds to St. Anne’s, The Model Primary School and Bailieborough Community School. All welcome.

Christmas  Masses at St. Annes: Christmas Eve: Tuesday, December 24th: Chrildren’s Mass at 6.00pm.

Midnight Mass at 12pm.

Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25th : Mass at 10.00am.

A Christmas Penitential Service will take place in St. Annes on Monday next , December 23rd at 7.30pm. Individual Confessions will be heard on Christmas Eve from 12pm to 2.00pm. Individual Confessions are also available each Saturday in St. Annes at 12.30pm, between now and Christmas.

Bridge:  Christmas Prizes: First: Una Stafford and Vera Bell. Second: Betty Olwell and Noreen Maguire. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson.Third: Anne Brady and Mona McCormack.
Bridge resumes on Tuesday, the 7th January 2020.

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

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Christmas Services:

Saturday 21st,  December: Knockbride 2pm -‘Through The Roof’.

Sunday 22nd, December: Bailieborough 10:45am, All-Age Service, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon, All-Age Service.

Wednesday 25th  December – Christmas Day:

Bailieborough 10am.

Knockbride 11:30am.

Sunday 29th  December

Bailieborough 10:45am – Morning Prayer.

No other services on the 29th.

Bailieborough Presbyterian Church Group: Services for the Christmas season are as follows: Sunday, December 22nd: United Service, Trinity at 10.30am and Corraneary at 12 noon.

Christmas Day, United Service in Corraneary at10.30am.

Sunday Dec 29th : United Service in Trinity at 11am.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Ger on the death of his wife  Sadie (Sarah) Hannon (née Bell), Kevin Street, Tinahely, Wicklow and formerly of Bailieborough, who passed away peacefully, in the loving and tender care of all the staff at Baltinglass Hospital on Friday, December 6th.

Loving sister of Lexie, Molly, Jean, and the late Anna, Joe, Billy, Ben, John, Sam and Victor. Deeply regretted by her loving husband, brother, sisters, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, also Caroline, Maureen and Elaine, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. Sadie’s Funeral Service took place  in Kilcommon Church, Tinahely, on Sunday, December 8th  with burial afterwards in the adjoining churchyard.

Industrious Bailieborough: The book ‘Industrious Bailieborough is now available for sale, in Kevin Smiths and Halls on Main St. and Smiths Shop at Galbolie.  The book costs  10 and would make a terrific Christmas present!

Anyone who wishes to purchase a copy of ‘Industrious Bailieborough’ and have it posted to any location worldwide can pay by cheque or PayPal. Please send a private message with your details to the Bailieborough Heritage Society’s Facebook page and we can get back to you. Approximate postage cost is 4 within Ireland and 6 to the U.K. The book costs 10.

Christmas Walk: Bailieborough Walking Group are hosting a ‘Charity Walk’ on Saturday,  28th  December 2019, commencing at 11.00am at the Bailieborough Developement Association Offices, Shercock Rd, Bailieborough. Walking around the Castle Lake. All proceeds to 2 local charities – Bailieborough Mental Health and Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Fund. Tea/Coffee and mince pies after walk. All welcome.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sons Séamus (London), Vincent (Galway), Gerrard (Kingscourt), Enda (Cormeen Lower), Martin (Drogheda), Michael (Carrickmaccross), Hubert (Cormeen Lower), daughter Mary (Newcastle), daughters in law, son in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of  Mary (Maisie) Carolan (nee Callaghan) and formerly Heery, Cormeen Lower Mullagh, Kells, Co Meath, who passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family in the Mater Hospital, Dublin on Friday, December 6th. Mary was predeceased by her husbands Michael Heery and Michael Carolan, her daughter Madeline and son Brendan. Mary’s Funeral Mass took place in St Mary’s Church, Newcastle on Monday, December 9th  with burial afterwards in Moynalty Cemetery.  

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 14-12-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 13, 14, 25, 29. No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Jean Brennan; Rosie McGuigan; Margo Gormley; Terry Smith.

Next Draw will be held on January 4th, 2020. Jackpot €7,300. Wishing all our patrons, students and families a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Thank you for your continued support.

Christmas Day Swim: This year is the 26th Christmas Day Swim in Bailieborough Town Lake. Over the years, many groups have benefited from the proceeds collected.  We are hoping that some of those who previously took part in the swim will return to celebrate the 26th along with many new swimmers. Hope to see you all at the Cavan Road side of the Town Lake on Christmas Day at 12.30pm. For further information, please contact Brendan at 0872758890.

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.

Congratulations and Well Done: Congratulations to the Bailieborough Community School’s U14 Boys team who defeated Colàiste Oiriall on Thursday last, in the Ulster semi final (2.19 to 5.03). Well done boys and coaches, Mr. Reilly and Mr. Donohue.

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 December and January : The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– Sunday, December 29th (Sunday, 12.30pm), January 11th (Saturday, 1.30pm), January 12th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and January 26th (Sunday, 12.30pm).  

An evening of Poetry and Music for the Christmas Season:

Presented by the COHAW Chamber Choir Directed by Rev. Florence Taylor with accompanist Cleona Hartley Brennan, with guests the O Sullivans sisters , string Trio and Tony Mc Mahon, Saxophonist in All Saints Parish Church, Cootehill on Saturday, 28th December, 2019 at 7.30 pm.

All donations go towards Drumlin House Training Centre

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.

Christmas Lights Vehicle Parade in aid of the Vincey McGee Benefit Fund, Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, Aisling Brady and Specialist Palliative Care- Nobby McMahon Fund: Sunday 22nd December at 5pm in Cavan Town. All types of vehicles Lorries, Cars, Tractors, Vans etc. Welcome. Entry Fee €20 per vehicle. Registration from1pm at the Equestrian Centre. Refreshments and entertainment . Lighting up of Remembrance Tree at 5.30pm at the Courthouse, Cavan  (find us on Facebook) ‘Christmas lights vehicle parade’ where more details provided!

Wishing all readers, a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year.

Bailieborough News Thursday 5th Dec. 2019

Bailieborough News. December 5th   2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival and Town Events: There was a huge turnout in Bailieborough on Saturday evening last for the switching on of the town’s  Christmas Lghts, by well known local business owner Hubert Jennings. Well done to the hardworking Mid-Summer Festival and Town Events committee for putting up the Town lights and for organising such a terrific celebration for the families and children of our town. As always a huge turnout in the Annual Tractor Run in aid of the Children’s Ward in Cavan General Hospital which added huge colour and excitement to the evening, Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and thanks for all your support !!

Christmas Fairs: Bailieborough Creative Hub are holding their last two Christmas Fairs in the newly renovated Bailieborough Courthouse. The penultimate one will take place on Sunday next, 7th December – 12pm to 5pm. The last Fair will take place on Sunday, 14th December – 12pm to 5pm.

Contemporary and handcrafted gifts, arts, crafts, cards, artisan bakes and more. To book a table or for enquires, please email us at bailieboroughcreativehub@gmail.com

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd—A Christmas Reflection: Prayers and Candle Lighting Ceremony led by Fr. Ultan McGoohan P.P., Rev. Ian Horner and Rev. John O’Donnell will take place on Sunday evening next, December 8th at 8.30pm at the Old Post Office, Main Street, Bailieborough. Everyone welcome.

 Bridge: Bridge Results for Tuesday, 26th  November.: First: Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly. Second: Olive Kellett and Gemma McCabe. Best Gross: Tom Moran and John Mc Gahan. Third:  Betty Olwell and Noreen Maguire.  

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

 Best Wishes and Good Luck:Best Wishes and Good Luck are extended to the Bailieborough Drama Group who have qualified for the All Ireland Drama Festival Finals which are taking taking place in St. Mary’s Theatre, Rossmore, Co. Cork from this Friday, December 6th to Sunday, December 8th. The Bailieborough Drama Group will be performing ‘The Shape’ by Tara Lovett on Friday evening in the Confined section of the Festival.
Before they go on their trip to West Cork, the group are performing ‘The Shape’, tonight, Wednesday, December 4th , in Mullagh Hall where they will be joined by Millrace Drama Group.

Bailieborough Branch: Irish Red Cross: The Christmas Community Dinner Party takes place in the Bailie Hotel on Wednesday, December 4th at 6.30pm. Anyone interested in attending is asked to contact Julie at 086 896 8928 or Helen at 087 753 1658. Admission is €10 per person.

Lakelands Arch Club—Christmas Party:  The local Lakeland Arch Club are holding their Christmas Party in the Hotel Bailie on Sunday afternoon next, December 8th, from 3.00pm to 5.00pm—with a special visitor expected on the day and an unusual mode of transport bringing him there!! Everyone welcome and for further information, please contact Caroline at 086 2543 336.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Sunday 8th  December:

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

Knockbride 12noon, Holy Communion.

Thursday 12th  December: Sale of Work – 6pm onwards Bailieborough Hall.

Saturday 14th  December:  Bailieborough 11:30am -‘A Quiet Christmas’.

Bailieborough Hall 2-4pm – ‘Messy Church’.

Sunday 15th  December: Bailieborough 7pm, Traditional Carols.

Regretted Death:Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Wilma and sons, Darran, Glen and Cliff on the death of Victor Whyte, Anne Street, Baileborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, at Lisdarn on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019. Victor will be sadly missed by his wife, sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Victor’s Cremation Service took place at Lakelands Funeral Home, Cavan on Thursday afternoon, 28th  November .

St. Vincent DePaul—Annual Appeal: This appeal takes place on Saturday, December 7th  and Sunday, December 8th. St. Anne’s Conference offers support and friendship, on a confidential basis, to those in Bailieborough, Knockbride, Shercock and Tierworker, who request help and who are in need. Assistance is given towards the cost of food, heating, education and household related expenses. Our contact number is via Freephone 1800 677 677. As expected, Christmas time puts particular pressure on the Conference’s Finances and hence our appeal at this time. We are thankful for your support and generosity and we wish all our parishioners every blessing for Christmas and the year ahead.

Industrious Bailieborough:

Copies of Bailieborough Heritage Society book entitled ‘Industrious Bailieborough’ funded by the Peace IV Programme and distributed free, are now depleted. The Society plan to have a further quantity in print by December 7th. These will be on sale from committee members, Bailie Stores and Hall’s newsagents. An ideal stocking filler!!!

Family Time at your Library: ‘Family Time at Your Library’ is a nationwide celebration in Libraries in December. We’re inviting families to join us on Saturday, 7th  December for fun events for all ages. Amongst the activities will be, Puppet Shows, Art Workshops, Christmas Storytime and Treats!!

Timetable of Events: 11.00am to 12 noon: ‘The Christmas Adventure’, Puppet Show—Lively fun with the wonderful McCormick’s Puppets. Suitable for all ages. Booking essential at 042 9665779.

3.30pm to 5.15pm: Festive Art Workshop with the Artful Badger. Suitable for 5 to 10 year olds. Booking essential at 042 9665779.

 4.00pm: Christmas Storytime: Christmas Stories and Colouring. Suitable for 3 to 7 year olds. No booking required–just come along!!

All welcome and it is free!!

Bailieborough Church of Ireland Annual Sale: The Bailieborough Church of  Ireland annual Christmas Sale will take place on Thursday, 12th  December – in the Church Hall from 6.00pm onwards (Please note change of day from previous years). All the usual stalls and more. Everybody welcome. Please come along and bring your friends.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to children, Noreen, Helena, Sandra and Aidan and their mother Christine, sons-in-law Martin, Damien and Ciaran., brothers Jim, Oliver and Declan, grandchildren Noah, Finn, Shea, Holly, Niall and Leah, sisters-in-law Christine Ann and Ann, nephews, nieces and extended family and friends of  Noel Tierney, Hillview House, Ardkeen, Cavan and formerly of        Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, November 28th, 2019.  Noel’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church on Sunday, December 1st  with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

St. Brigid’s National School, Tunnyduff: Open and Enrolment Evening on Thursday, 5th December from 5– 7 PM. All current parents and children are invited to attend. New parents who have children to enrol in 2020 are especially welcome.

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 30-11-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 4, 9, 13, 16.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Leona McDonnell; Aidan Reilly; James Ryall; Padraig McCabe. Next week’s Jackpot €7,100.

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 Community School—Parents Association: At a very well attended Annual General Meeting of Bailieborough Community School’s Parents Association on Tuesday week last, the following people were elected: Chairperson—Louise Conefrey, Vice-Chairperson—Marie Kettle, Secretary—Beth McEntee, Assistant Secretary—Noeleen Walsh, Treasurer—Kevin Carolan,Assistant Treasurer—Katriona Keane. We wish them all well. The first meeting of the new committee will be on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 in the Community School at 7.00pm.

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 December and January : The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– December 14th (Saturday, 1.30pm), December 15th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and Sunday, December 29th (Sunday, 12.30pm), January 11th (Saturday, 1.30pm), January 12th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and January 26th (Sunday, 12.30pm).  

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.

Bailieborough News Thursday 28th November 2019

Bailieborough News. November 28th   2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Santa’a Coming to Town: All Roads Lead to Bailieborough Saturday 30th For Switching on of our Towns Christmas Lights!!

Santa will be back in Bailieborough on Saturday evening next, the 30th  of November at the Market Square. After a great turn out last year, Santa has brought more helpers and promises you won’t be waiting as long In the cold. The Lights will be switched on at 4.45pm. As in previous years, the ‘Tractor Parade of Lights’ will be bringing Santa to town and it is hoped that they will pass through the town around 5.00pm. Santa and his elves will be arriving shortly after to visit all the kids. Lots of hard work has gone into the installation of the town Christmas Lights and it would be a lovely gesture if a huge crowd showed up at the turning on of the Lights.  Everyone welcome.

Bailieborough Community Alert: A Bailieborough Community Alert meeting will take place on next Monday evening, 2nd of December, in the Shamrock Suite of the Bailie Hotel at 8pm. The subject of the meeting will be Drug and Crime Awareness. A big attendance hoped for on the night. Please contact Kevin Carolan on 0863759627 for futher details. All welcome.

Christmas Fairs: Bailieborough Creative Hub are organising Christmas Fairs for the next few weeks and in a change from from previous weeks, the Fair will take place on Saturday, 30th November – from 2pm to 8pm (Santa arriving in town and Christmas Lights switch on) in the newly renovated Bailieborough Courthouse.
Sunday, 7th December – 12pm to 5pm.
Sunday, 14th December – 12pm to 5pm.

Contemporary and handcrafted gifts, arts, crafts, cards, artisan bakes and more. To book a table or for enquires, please email us at bailieboroughcreativehub@gmail.com

 Bridge: Bridge Results for Tuesday, 5th  November: First ,Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly. Second: Rosaleen Mackey and Elizabeth Murphy. Best Gross: Kathy O Sullivan and Ita Clarke. Third: Helen Clarke and Kathleen McArdle.
Results for Tuesday, 12th  November: First: Anne Brady and Gemma McCabe. Second: Sean Kelleher and Betty McCaffrey. Best Gross : Kathleen McArdle and Teresa O’Reilly. Third: Kathlen Keenan and Pattie Clarke.
Results for Tuesday, 19th  November. The Bee O’ Reilly Cup: Winners – Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly.
Bridge takes place in the Hotel Bailie on every Tuesday evening and new members are always most welcome.

 Congratulations and Well Done: Congratulations and Well Done to the Bailieborough Drama Group who have qualified for the All Ireland Drama Festival Finals which are taking taking place in Cork from Friday, December 6th to Sunday, December 8th.
The Group are performing ‘The Shape’ on this Friday and Saturday night in the Cornmill Theatre in Carrigallen along with Cornmill who have also qualified. The following Wednesday night December 4th , just before the Group head to the All Irelands, they will perform in Mullagh Hall where they will be joined by Millrace Drama Group.

Bailieborough Branch: Irish Red Cross: The Christmas Community Dinner Party takes place in the Bailie Hotel on Wednesday, December 4th at 6.30pm. Anyone interested in attending is asked to contact Julie at 086 896 8928 or Helen at 087 753 1658. Admission is €10 per person.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

Sunday 1st December: Bailieborough 10:45am– Holy Communion, Creche, Sunday Club, Youth Fellowship, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon–Morning Prayer.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to mother Edith and brothers, Robert and David on the death of Margaret Branyan, “Uphill”, Carnagarve, Baileborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at Cavan General Hospital on Thursday, November 21st, 2019. Margaret was predeceased by her late father Wilbert Branyan.  Margaret will be sadly missed by her Mother, brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, grandnephew, relatives and friends. Margaret’s Cremation Service took place at Lakelands Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Cavan on Saturday afternoon, 23rd  November.

Bailieborough Social Day Centre: Annual Christmas Party takes place in the Bailie Hotel on Wednesday, November 27th at 3.00pm, for all members. Music, song and dance afterwards.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd.: wish to thank all the performers, sponsors and each and everyone who came to support us and our recent concert. A total of €5,270 was raised. Thank you.

School ‘Open Evening’: East Knockbride N.S. Enrolment for Sept 2020. Open Evening in the School on Thursday evening, 28th November 2019, between 6pm and 7pm. Parents and children welcome to attend.

Vincent’s Shop, Bailieborough:Why not come in and enjoy our ‘Black Friday Weekend Specials’ on Friday, Saturday and Monday. We have our ‘Pick your own Discount’ event, followed by our ‘Toy Tuesday’ event in time for Christmas. Hope to see you there!!! 

We are urgently seeking donations of Gents and Ladies clothing, especially Winter Coats, also paper and plastic bags that we can use in Vincent’s Shop. Thank You for all your kind donations of clothes, toys, bric-a-brac and for generously buying from the shop. All money raised is used for local deserving causes.

 Bailieborough Women’s Group: Last meeting for this term on Friday next, November 29th from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, in the Community Centre. Balance for our trip to ‘Mamma Mia’ due on this date—plus interesting activity.

Industrious Bailieborough:

Copies of Bailieborough Heritage Society book entitled ‘Industrious Bailieborough’ funded by the Peace IV Programme and distributed free, are now depleted. The Society plan to have a further quantity in print by December 7th. These will be on sale from committee members, Bailie Stores and Hall’s newsagents. An ideal stocking filler!!!

Family Time at your Library: ‘Family Time at Your Library’ is a nationwide celebration in Libraries in December. We’re inviting families to join us on Saturday, 7th  December for fun events for all ages. Amongst the activities will be, Puppet Shows, Art Workshops, Christmas Storytime and Treats!!

Timetable of Events: 11.00am to 12 noon: ‘The Christmas Adventure’, Puppet Show—Lively fun with the wonderful McCormick’s Puppets. Suitable for all ages. Booking essential at 042 9665779.

3.30pm to 5.15pm: Festive Art Workshop with the Artful Badger. Suitable for 5 to 10 year olds. Booking essential at 042 9665779.

 4.00pm: Christmas Storytime: Christmas Stories and Colouring. Suitable for 3 to 7 year olds. No booking required–just come along!!

All welcome and it is free!!

Christmas Parade of Lights: The Annual ‘Christmas Parade of Light’ Tractor Run and Family Fun Day is being held on Saturday, 30th November, at Killinkere Leisure Centre. All children welcome to take part in Peddle toy Kid’s parade at 2pm. Tractor run starting at 4pm, Registration is €20 per tractor from 12 noon. All proceeds are in aid of the Children’s Ward in Cavan General Hospital.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extend to sister Máire, brother-in-law Vincent, sister-in-law Pat, nieces Sorcha and Clíodhna, nephews Cathal, Daire and Shane, grand-nieces Aoibhín, and Aisling, grand-nephews Ferdia and Eoghan, the “Our Lady’s Gang”, relatives and a wide circle of friends on the death of Fionnuala Maher, Park Vale, Dundrum, Dublin, Ballinderry, Mullingar and Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away peacefully, in the devoted care of the doctors and nurses of the Oncology Team at The Beacon Hospital, Dublin on Thursday, November 21st , 2019. Fionnuala was predeceased by her parents Tom and Mary and older brother Colm.  Fionnuala’s Funeral Mass took place on Sunday, November 24th  in Walshestown Church, Walshestown, Mullingar followed by burial in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery.

Mains Flushing: Water Mains Flushing is scheduled to take place to the water supply in Bailieborough and the surrounding areas until Saurday, November 30th. Mains Flushing may cause supply discolouration of the water and it is recommended that you allow 2—3 hours after the restoration time of 7.00pm for your supply to fully return. Please take note of the following number and enter it into the search bar, on desktop, laptop or phone should you wish to get an update: CAV00011337.

St. Brigid’s National School, Tunnyduff: Open and Enrolment Evening on Thursday, 5th December from 5– 7 PM. All current parents and children are invited to attend. New parents who have children to enrol in 2020 are especially welcome.

Bailieborough School of Music

Lotto results for 16-11-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 6, 7, 12, 17.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Sean Keane; Charlene Fisher; Tom A Leddy; Peter McConnell.

Lotto results for 23-11-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 2, 10, 25, 28.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Rosemarie Cooney; Philip and Irene McEntee; Elizabeth Ruxton; Gavin Mackey. Next week’s Jackpot €7,000.

Shoebox Appeal for the Homeless:  Just a few ideas for the Shoe Box appeal for the Homeless, which when completed, you can drop off in Tesco, Bailieborough.
MEN and WOMEN :PLEASE SPECIFY MALE /FEMALE:
Hats,scarves,gloves,
Shampoo,shower gel,wipes, face cloth,  roll on deodorant.
Toothpaste ,toothbrush.
Puzzle book /magazines.
Sweets and treats.
CHILDRENS ..PLEASE SPECIFY BOY / GIRL and AGE:
Hats ,scarves,gloves,pjs
Colouring books, pencils and markers ,puzzle books.
Toiletries..shower gel ,shampoo, wipes,  tooth brushes/toothpaste.
Sweets and maybe a small toy.
All will be distributed to Homeless Shelters where the need is greatest.
Tesco, Bailieborough will be a drop off point until the 29th  of November.
Thank you in advance.

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 December and January : The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– December 1st (Sunday, 12.30pm), December 14th (Saturday, 1.30pm), December 15th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and Sunday, December 29th (Sunday, 12.30pm), January 11th (Saturday, 1.30pm), January 12th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and January 26th (Sunday, 12.30pm).  

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.

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair, Sunday 1st December, 12-5pm, Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, free admission.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 25th November 2019

League Champions!

A clinical and decisive win for our Under 17s in the league final in challenging conditions in Kingspan Breffni. A solid first 10 minutes, with a few early goals settled the lads down and set the tone for the rest of the half. Woodford came back physically strong, early in the second half but our lads weathered the storm well and with another couple of well taken goals and points ran out convincing winners. Congratulations to all. More silverware for this group most of whom will still be under 17 for the next couple of years.

Congrats to management of Shane, Kathryn and Pat.

Under 11/13;

Under 13s are now finished for the year. If we can secure an indoor venue then the Under 11s will squeeze in another couple of sessions. Players will receive a text.

Under 9;

The Under 9s are flying now they have a full hour to themselves. Great numbers too!UGreat numbers at our new Under 7 training. All seem to be enjoying it. Three more weeks and then the Christmas break.

The week ahead;

Friday; Under 7 6-7pm. Under 9 7-8pm both in the Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall. €3 each and bring your bottle of water.Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

Bailieborough News Thursday 21st November 2019

Bailieborough News. November 21st    2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: Bailieborough Cancer Comfort wishes to thank all the performers, sponsors and to each and everyone who came to support us on our Variety Concert…. your support is greatly appreciated. Terrific weekend of Music, Dance, Comedy and Fun at the now Annual Variety Concert. Playing to full houses on both nights, the event gets better and better every year. Well done to everyone who helped in any way, to make the Concert such an outstanding success.

Mass of Consolation: A Mass of Consolation will be celebrated in St. Annes Church on Saturday evening next, November 23rd at 7.00pm, to remember parishioners who died and were buried in the Parish Cemetery since the 1st of November 2018. All are welcome to attend.

Christmas Fairs: Bailieborough Creative Hub are organising Christmas Fairs for the next 4 weeks from Sunday next, November 17th :  in Bailieborough Courthouse.
Sunday, 24th November – 12pm to 5pm.
Saturday, 30th November – 2pm to 8pm (Santa arriving in town and Christmas Lights switch on).
Sunday, 7th December – 12pm to 5pm.
Sunday, 14th December – 12pm to 5pm.

Contemporary and handcrafted gifts, arts, crafts, cards, artisan bakes and more. To book a table or for enquiries, please email us at

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

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Friday 22nd  November:

FOCUS Youth Group, Trinity Hall 8:30-10pm.

Sunday 24th  November: Bailieborough 10:45am– Morning Prayer, Creche, Sunday Club, Youth Fellowship, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon– Morning Prayer and Sunday Club.

Cootehill 4pm – CONFIRMATION Service.

Sunday 1st December: Bailieborough 10:45am– Holy Communion, Creche, Sunday Club, Youth Fellowship, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon–Morning Prayer.

Bailieborough Mens/ Hen’s Shed: The Hen’s Shed currently meets each Wednesday evening in the Bexcourt Centre from 7:15 till 9pm, and each Thursday morning in the Library from 10 till 12 noon. The group is open to women over the age of 18 living in or around Bailieborough.  Contact: Maria at: bailieboroughhensshed@gmail.com or find us on Facebook for further information.

The Men’s Shed currently meets every Tuesday morning form 10am till 12 noon in the Bexcourt Centre. The group is open to men over the age of 18 living in or around Bailieborough, contact Matthew at bailieboroughmensshed@gmail.com or find us on Facebook for further information.

Santa’a Coming to Town: Santa will be back in Bailieborough on Saturday, the 30th  of November at 5pm sharp, at the Market Square. After a great turn out last year, Santa has brought more helpers and promises you won’t be waiting as long In the cold. As in previous years, the ‘Tractor Parade of Lights’ will be bringing him to town. The town ‘Christmas Lights’ will also be switched on at this event. Everyone welcome.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife,  Elena, daughters Amelia and Erin, sister Miriam, brothers-in-law Michael, Lilana, Ettore, Gianluca, Maurizia, Marta, Ivano, Simona and Bruno, nephews, nieces and extended family and friends on the death of Tom Whelehan, 45 Twin Oaks, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away, peacefully, in Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan on Friday, November 8th. Tom’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Monday, November 11th with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

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

Dementia Information Morning: The Bailieborough Hens Shed are delighted to host Tina from Bluebird Care who will facilitate a morning of information and discussion about dementia on this Thursday morning, November 21st, from 10.00am to 12 noon, in Bailieborough Library. This event is open to everyone in the community, and we look forward to meeting you on the morning. Tea and coffee will be available.

Bailieborough Social Day Centre: The next get-together of the Bailieborough Social Day Centre will take place on Wednesday, November 27th in the Community Centre from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, for more music, chat, etc… New members are always most welcome.

Vincent’s Shop, Bailieborough: We are urgently seeking donations of Gents and Ladies clothing, especially Winter Coats, also paper and plastic bags that we can use in Vincent’s Shop. Thank You for all your kind donations of clothes, toys, bric-a-brac and for generously buying from the shop. All money raised is used for local deserving causes.

Family Time at your Library: ‘Family Time at Your Library’ is a nationwide celebration in Libraries in December. We’re inviting families to join us on Saturday, 7th  December for fun events for all ages. Amongst the activities will be, Puppet Shows, Art Workshops, Christmas Storytime and Treats!!  All welcome and it is free!! More details coming soon! Watch this space!

Safe Pass: Safe Pass inBailieborough Business Centre on Saturday next, 23rd November. Call, 042- 96 94 716 for bookings.

 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.

Mains Flushing: Water Mains Flushing is scheduled to take place to the water supply in Bailieborough and the surrounding areas until Saurday, November 30th. Mains Flushing may cause supply discolouration of the water and it is recommended that you allow 2—3 hours after the restoration time of 7.00pm for your supply to fully return. Please take note of the following number and enter it into the search bar, on desktop, laptop or phone should you wish to get an update: CAV00011337.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: Bailieborough Shamrocks Annual General Meeting takes place on Friday, 22nd  November 2019 at 8.30pm in the Clubrooms at St. Anne’s Park. Please make every effort to attend as this is the most important meeting of the year for the club.

Shoebox Appeal for the Homeless:  Just a few ideas for the Shoe Box appeal for the Homeless, which when completed, you can drop off in Tesco, Bailieborough.
MEN and WOMEN :PLEASE SPECIFY MALE /FEMALE:
Hats,scarves,gloves,
Shampoo,shower gel,wipes, face cloth,  roll on deodorant.
Toothpaste ,toothbrush.
Puzzle book /magazines.
Sweets and treats.
CHILDRENS ..PLEASE SPECIFY BOY / GIRL and AGE:
Hats ,scarves,gloves,pjs
Colouring books, pencils and markers ,puzzle books.
Toiletries..shower gel ,shampoo, wipes,  tooth brushes/toothpaste.
Sweets and maybe a small toy.
All will be distributed to Homeless Shelters where the need is greatest.
Tesco, Bailieborough will be a drop off point until the 30th of November.
Thank you in advance.

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 December and January : The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– December 1st (Sunday, 12.30pm), December 14th (Saturday, 1.30pm), December 15th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and Sunday, December 29th (Sunday, 12.30pm), January 11th (Saturday, 1.30pm), January 12th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and January 26th (Sunday, 12.30pm).  

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.

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair, Sunday 1st December, 12-5pm, Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, free admission.

Bailieborough News Thursday 14th November

Bailieborough News. November 14th 2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd’s Annual Variety Concert will be held on this Friday, 15th and Saturday, 16th November in the Community Centre, commencing at 8.30pm, each night. Come along for a fun filled night of Music, Dance, Drama and Comedy!! Admission is €10 and this promises to be ‘A night not to be missed’!! All welcome.

Mass of Consolation: A Mass of Consolation will be celebrated in St. Annes Church on Saturday, November 23rd at 7.00pm, to remember parishioners who died and were buried in the Parish Cemetery since the 1st of November 2018. All are welcome to attend.

Christmas Fairs: Bailieborough Creative Hub are organising Christmas Fairs for the next 5 weeks from Sunday next, November 17th :  in Bailieborough Courthouse.
Sunday, 17th November – 12pm to 5pm.
Sunday, 24th November – 12pm to 5pm.
Saturday, 30th November – 2pm to 8pm (Santa arriving in town and Christmas Lights switch on).
Sunday, 7th December – 12pm to 5pm.
Sunday, 14th December – 12pm to 5pm.

Contemporary and handcrafted gifts, arts, crafts, cards, artisan bakes and more. To book a table or for enquires, please email us at bailieboroughcreativehub@gmail.com

Fr. Ultan McGoohan PP joins members of the  Social Dancing group as they celebrate 25 years of Social Dancing in Bailieborough  Community Centre on Saturday evening  last  9/11/19.B

Bailieborough Mental Health Association: We would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone that came to the Annual General Meeting on Thursday night. We would like to wish our outgoing Chairperson, Colm Colgan every success in the future and to thank him for his hard work over the last year, and also would like to thank Audrey Rogers for her many years of Service to the Association as Secretary.  The following people have been elected to the following positions:  Chairperson – Seán McKiernan, Deputy Chairperson – Johnny Kerins ,Treasurer – Ann Hanley and Secretary – Fiona Gilmer.  Keep a look out on the Association’s Social Media pages,  for what we get up to over the coming year!! Exciting things ahead !!


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

Bailieborough Community Alert: -A well attended meeting of Bailieborough  Community Alert took place in the nearly refurbished Courthouse on Monday week last. Superintendent Gordan Englishby was in attendance and particated in all aspects of the meeting.An array of local issues were raised, which the Superintendent answered openly with as much detail as possible.The attendance by members, especially new ones was appreciated and welcomed . Our next meeting is planned for January 2020, when all members will be notified with time and date. If you would like to get involved , please contact P..R.O. Kevin Carolan at 0863759627. The Community Alert is alive and well with 320 members in Bailieboro…we’re aiming to have the biggest alert team in the country..

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 09-11-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 8, 14, 19, 25.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Leona McDonnell; Margo Gormley; Wincey Soden; Peter McGuire. Next week’s Jackpot €6,800.

Bailieborough Mens/ Hen’s Shed: The Hen’s Shed currently meets each Wednesday evening in the Bexcourt Centre from 7:15 till 9pm, and each Thursday morning in the Library from 10 till 12 noon. The group is open to women over the age of 18 living in or around Bailieborough.  Contact: Maria at: bailieboroughhensshed@gmail.com or find us on Facebook for further information.

The Men’s Shed currently meets every Tuesday morning form 10am till 12 noon in the Bexcourt Centre. The group is open to men over the age of 18 living in or around Bailieborough, contact Matthew at bailieboroughmensshed@gmail.com or find us on Facebook for further information.

Regretted Death: All in the Community were very deeply saddened to learn of the death of Tom MacIntyre,  Lurganboy, Virginia, and formerly of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, Poet, Playwright and Man of Letters, who passed away peacefully at home, in the loving care of his adored wife and soulmate Céline (née McAdam) on Wednesday, October 30th. Tom was the dearly loved father of Deirdre, Darragh, Donal, Desmond, Tadhg and their mother Peggy. Tom was predeceased by his brothers Fr. Noel, Ciarán, Raymond and his sister Céline. He will be sadly missed by his family, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and a large circle of friends. Tom’s Funeral Mass took place on Saturday 2nd  November  in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough, followed by cremation in Lakeland Crematorium, Cavan.

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 Social Day Centre: The next get-together of the Bailieborough Social Day Centre will take place on Wednesday, November 13th in the Community Centre from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, for more music, chat, etc… New members are always most welcome.

Vincent’s Shop, Bailieborough: We are urgently seeking donations of Gents and Ladies clothing, especially Winter Coats, also paper and plastic bags that we can use in Vincent’s Shop. Thank You for all your kind donations of clothes, toys, bric-a-brac and for generously buying from the shop. All money raised is used for local deserving causes.

Ladies Awards Night: The Bailieborough Shamrocks Senior Ladies ‘Awards Night’ will take place in Nixy’s, The Square Bar on Saturday evening next, , November 16th, commencing at 7.30pm. Raffle on the night, with music by ‘Luna’. All welcome.

Safe Pass: Safe Pass in Bailieborough Business Centre on Saturday, 23rd November.

Call, 042- 96 94 716 for bookings.

Free C.P.R. ‘Hands for Life’ Course: A free ‘Hands for Life’ C.P.R. Course is available to all in the Hotel Bailie Ballroom on Saturday next, November 16th. Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C. Are running this course in conjunction with the Irish Heart Foundation, for the benefit of the whole community. Fully trained personnel and completion certs will be provided by the Irish Heart Foundation on the day. You DO NOT have to be a member of the Shamrocks GAA to avail of this training. Please contact Club Secretary, Mark Gilsenan on 087 415 8919 for more details and to book your place. Please note, that  this course is open to over 18’s only.

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.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: Bailieborough Shamrocks Annual General Meeting takes place on Friday, 22nd  November 2019 at 8.30pm in the Clubrooms at St. Anne’s Park. Please make every effort to attend as this is the most important meeting of the year for the club.
Please return nominations forms to the Club Secretary by email to secretary.bailieborough.cavan@gaa.ie by next Friday, 15th  November please.

There is also a Mass for Deceased Members of our GAA Club on Saturday the 16th November at 7pm in St. Anne’s Chapel.

Shoebox Appeal for the Homeless:  Just a few ideas for the Shoe Box appeal for the Homeless, which when completed, you can drop off in Tesco, Bailieborough.
MEN and WOMEN :PLEASE SPECIFY MALE /FEMALE:
Hats,scarves,gloves,
Shampoo,shower gel,wipes, face cloth,  roll on deodorant.
Toothpaste ,toothbrush.
Puzzle book /magazines.
Sweets and treats.
CHILDRENS ..PLEASE SPECIFY BOY / GIRL and AGE:
Hats ,scarves,gloves,pjs
Colouring books, pencils and markers ,puzzle books.
Toiletries..shower gel ,shampoo, wipes,  tooth brushes/toothpaste.
Sweets and maybe a small toy.
All will be distributed to Homeless Shelters where the need is greatest.
Tesco, Bailieborough will be a drop off point until the 30th of November.
Thank you in advance.

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.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sister Mary, brother-in-law Michael, nieces, nephews and extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of John Blake, Maio, Moynalty, Co. Meath,/ Tierworker, Cavan who passed away peacefully, at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan on Friday, November 8th. John’s Funeral Mass took place in The Church of the Assumption, Moynalty, on Sunday, November 10th , with burial afterwards in Moynalty Cemetery.

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 November, December and January : The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– November 16th (Saturday, 1.30pm), December 1st (Sunday, 12.30pm), December 14th (Saturday, 1.30pm), December 15th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and Sunday, December 29th (Sunday, 12.30pm), January 11th (Saturday, 1.30pm), January 12th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and January 26th (Sunday, 12.30pm).  

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.

Care Champion’s: Are you affected by the cut backs in Home Help services?

Are you affected by cutbacks in the community?

We are uniting to give a voice to those who are most affected by these harsh decisions, and would love to hear from you.

The HSE embargo is having a detrimental effect on people in the community. We believe it is gone to far. We, as people in need of support and those who provide care for them, feel we need to stand united and give a voice to those who are suffering and in need of basic support.

We are a newly formed advocacy group and wish to hear from you so that together we can advocate for the needs of all who need care in the community.

Contact; Majella, 0894477018 or Mairead, 0872250101 for further information.

Walking Football Programme: Cavan Sports Partnership, as part of their active adult(50+) programme,  have organised a Walking Football programme in Shercock, starting on this Thursday, 14th November from 8pm-9pm in Shercock Hall.The programmes will run for 5 weeks and is being delivered in conjunction with the FAI. Walking football is a slower version of football, that is fun, social and with plenty of exercise in an inclusive environment. Refreshments will be provided after each weeks session.

Limited places available and pre-registration essential. Cost is €10 per person for 5 weeks. To book your place please contact Dean McElroy, Cavan Sports Partnership on 086-7878060 or email: dmcelroy@cavancoco.ie

Bailieborough News November 7th 2019

Bailieborough News. November 7th   2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Christmas Fairs: Bailieborough Creative Hub are organising Christmas Fairs for the next 6 weeks from Sunday next, November 10th :  in Bailieborough Courthouse.
The 6 fairs are on the following dates: Sunday, 10th November – 12pm to 5pm.
Sunday, 17th November – 12pm to 5pm.
Sunday, 24th November – 12pm to 5pm.
Saturday, 30th November – 2pm to 8pm (Santa arriving in town and Christmas Lights switch on).
Sunday, 7th December – 12pm to 5pm.
Sunday, 14th December – 12pm to 5pm.

Contemporary and handcrafted gifts, arts, crafts, cards, artisan bakes and more. To book a table or for enquires, please email us at bailieboroughcreativehub@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/392007935080958.

Bailieborough Mental Health Association: The Annual General Meeting of the Bailieborough Mental Health Association will take place tonight, Wednesday, 6th  November at 8pm in the Bailie Hotel. All are welcome.

Congratulations and Well Done: Congratulations and Well done to the Bailieborough Shamrocks Under 12 Girls side and their management team on winning the Championship Final on Sunday night on the 3G by beating Butlersbridge by 2 points. Congratulations girls, League and Championship winners 2019 !!

Bridge: Bridge Results for Tuesday, 15th October: First: Ita Clarke and Kathy O’Sullivan. Second: Helen Clarke and Kathleen McArdle. Best Gross: Teresa O’ Reilly and Joy Jameson. Third: Anne Brady and Mona McCormack.
Tuesday: 22nd  October: First:  Helen Clarke and Kathleen McArdle. Second: Maresa Liggan and Marie McNicholas. Best Gross : Pauline McEvoy and Rosaleen Keegan. Third: Anne Brady and Mona McCormack.
Halloween Prizes: Tuesday,  29th October: First: Betty Olwell and Noreen Maguire. Second: John McGahan and Tom Moran. Best Gross:  Maresa Liggan and Marie McNicholas. Third: Olive Kellett and Gemma McCabe.

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

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 26-10-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 8, 10, 15, 16.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Gavin Mackey; Andrew McGowan; Martin McGovern; Geraldine Clarke.

Lotto results for 02-11-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 6, 20, 26, 30.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Mairead McCabe; Sean Farrelly; Kay Liggan; M&M, Twin Oaks. Next week’s Jackpot €6,700.

Bailieborough Mens/ Hen’s Shed: The Hen’s Shed currently meets each Wednesday evening in the Bexcourt Centre from 7:15 till 9pm, and each Thursday morning in the Library from 10 till 12 noon. The group is open to women over the age of 18 living in or around Bailieborough.  Contact: Maria at: bailieboroughhensshed@gmail.com or find us on Facebook for further information.

The Men’s Shed currently meets every Tuesday morning form 10am till 12 noon in the Bexcourt Centre. The group is open to men over the age of 18 living in or around Bailieborough, contact Matthew at bailieboroughmensshed@gmail.com or find us on Facebook for further information.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband, Richard, children, Carmel, Geraldine, Teresa, Richard, Michael and Angela, and their partners,  on the death of Margaret Mary (Peggy) Barber (nee O’Sullivan) Killagriff, Tierworker, Kells, Co. Meath. (Originally from Kildimo, Co. Limerick) who passed away peacefully at home in Nottingham, England on Monday, 21st October 2019. Sympathy is also extended to Peggy’s ten grandchildren, her sisters and brother, Phil, Liz and Michael, her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Peggy’s Funeral Mass took place in St Patrick’s Church, Tierworker on Wednesday, 30th  October, with burial afterwards in Moynalty Cemetery.

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

The Open Door Sessions: That’s all folks! After three fun, talented-filled years ‘The Open Door Sessions’ has come to an end.

Our thanks goes to all the musicians, visual artists, actors, poets, writers, comedians, talented people, our interviewer Kate Kelly, our audience and our two host venues, Fox’s Bar and Restaurant and Nixy’s, The Square Bar.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd’s Annual Variety Concert will be held on Friday, 15th and Saturday, 16th November in the Community Centre, commencing at 8.30pm, each night. Come along for a fun filled night of Music, Dance, Drama and Comedy!! Admission is €10 and this promises to be ‘A night not to be missed’!! All welcome.

Vincent’s Shop, Bailieborough: We are urgently seeking donations of Gents and Ladies clothing, especially Winter Coats, also paper and plastic bags that we can use in Vincent’s Shop. Thank You for all your kind donations of clothes, toys, bric-a-brac and for generously buying from the shop. All money raised is used for local deserving causes.

Ladies Awards Night: The Bailieborough Shamrocks Senior Ladies ‘Awards Night’ will take place in Nixy’s, The Square Bar on Saturday evening, November 16th, commencing at 7.30pm. Raffle on the night, with music by ‘Luna’. All welcome.

Safe Pass: Safe Pass inBailieborough Business Centre on Saturday, 23rd November.

Call, 042- 96 94 716 for bookings.

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.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: Bailieborough Shamrocks Annual General Meeting takes place on Friday, 22nd  November 2019 at 8.30pm in the Clubrooms at St. Anne’s Park. Please make every effort to attend as this is the most important meeting of the year for the club.
Please return nominations forms to the Club Secretary by email to secretary.bailieborough.cavan@gaa.ie by Friday, 15th  November please.

There is also a Mass for Deceased Members of our GAA Club on Saturday the 16th November at 7pm in St. Anne’s Chapel.

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.

Meeting: The Cavan / Monaghan Branch of Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association is holding a special meeting, to meet National Chairperson ,Mrs. Jennifer Haverty. The location is Glencarn Hotel, Castleblaney at 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm on Monday, November 11th.  Details from Patrick McCabe 042/ 9694706 or email: pgjmccabe@eircom.net

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 November and December 2019: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– November 16th (Saturday, 1.30pm), December 1st (Sunday, 12.30pm), December 14th (Saturday, 1.30pm), December 15th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and Sunday, December 29th (Sunday, 12.30pm).  

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.

Care Champion’s: Are you affected by the cut backs in Home Help services?

Are you affected by cutbacks in the community?

We are uniting to give a voice to those who are most affected by these harsh decisions, and would love to hear from you.

The HSE embargo is having a detrimental effect on people in the community. We believe it is gone to far. We, as people in need of support and those who provide care for them, feel we need to stand united and give a voice to those who are suffering and in need of basic support.

We are a newly formed advocacy group and wish to hear from you so that together we can advocate for the needs of all who need care in the community.

Contact; Majella, 0894477018 or Mairead, 0872250101 for further information.

Walking Football Programme: Cavan Sports Partnership, as part of their active adult(50+) programme,  have organised a Walking Football programme in Shercock, starting Thursday, 14th November from 8pm-9pm in Shercock Hall.The programmes will run for 5 weeks and is being delivered in conjunction with the FAI. Walking football is a slower version of football, that is fun, social and with plenty of exercise in an inclusive environment. Refreshments will be provided after each weeks session

Limited places available and pre-registration essential. Cost is €10 per person for 5 weeks. To book your place please contact Dean McElroy, Cavan Sports Partnership on 086-7878060 or email: dmcelroy@cavancoco.ie