Bailieborough News. November 20th 2014. Matthew J. Cullen.
The Bailieborough Business Association would like to express a sincere ‘Thank You’ to everybody who supported the ‘Gala Evening’ held on the 17th October last. The event proved to be a great success raising a total of €13,353 towards the new Christmas Lights for the town. Work has already commenced on putting up the new Lights with the ‘Switch On’ planned for Sunday, 30th November at the Square. The evening will kick off at 3:30pm with Carol Singing and music from the School of Music. Santa will be giving out toys in his new grotto from 3:45pm. Everybody is encouraged to come along and enjoy the festivities.
Well Done to Local Athletes
A team of Cavan Kayakarunners travelled to Westport the weekend before last to take part in the gruelling ‘Sea to Summit’ race which is a 4k run around Westport followed by a an 8k cycle to the toughest part of the race—a run up Croke Patrick, after a fast descent you are back on your bike to complete a 48k cycle and then finish with an 4k run to the finish at Westport Quay. The number 1 Adventure Racer in Ireland, Dessie Duffy was first home by almost 5 minutes, making it five wins on the trot but he was pushed all the way by his team mates Killian Heary, Mike Reilly and Kieran Cosgrove who finished in third, fifth and sixth places. Tony Gregory was next in for the Kayakarunners with a brilliant time of 3hrs 30mins. John Joe Reilly, Ronan O Grady, Daragh Nulty and Bernice Lambe all ran very strong races finishing well under four hours and completing an unbelievable year for the Cavan Kayakarun crew.
Balieborough Youth Group: YouTube TV Channel
Do you have something you want to say about your world?
Do you have any news you think should be shared?
Do you have something you want the world to hear your voice?
Do you have an Idea for an online drama?
Bailieborough Youth group is setting up their own YouTube channel and want young people to have their say. We have the camera and editing software! All you need is your voice and an idea of what you want to say to the world.
If you want to take part contact Ronan Geoghegan on 087 2132765 or call the Beckscourt resource centre on 042 9694825.
A ‘Harvest Service’ will be held in Brakey Orange Hall, on Sunday next, November 23rd at 8.00pm. The Preacher will be the Reverend Ian Horner. Supper will be served and all are most welcome to attend.
Bailieborough Shamrocks Ladies
The Bailieborough Shamrocks Ladies Football Club are holding a Fun Quiz’ night, on Friday next, November 21st commencing at 9.30pm, in ‘Nixys’, The Square Bar. €30 entry per table of 4. Come along and support the Ladies!!!
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An Enrolment Evening for Parents and Children who wish to enrol for September 2015, will be held in the school, on Wednesday 26th November 2014 from 7pm – 8pm.
The local branch of the Irish Red Cross are holding a ‘Table Quiz’ in the Hotel Bailie on Friday, November 21st. The Quiz will start at 9.00pm, sharp, there will be a raffle on the night and first prize will be €100. Entry is €40 per table of 4, all are welcome and all proceeds will go to the local Branch of the Irish Red Cross to assist them in Training, Medical Equipment and to also assist in keeping the Ambulance on the road!. Your support is appreciated.
The Baptism Dates in St. Anne’s Church for December are Sunday, December 7th and 21st.
St. Vincent DePaul Society
You can support your local St. Vincent DePaul Society by buying their Christmas Cards on sale now in Vincent’s Shop, Anne Street–€5 for ten cards. Your continuous support is much appreciated.
THE 14th Annual CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR takes place in Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre @ the Wesleyan Chapel on SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER from 10am – 6pm. Spaces are limited so those wishing to have a stall should book now to avoid disappointment. To book your stall please contact Niamh on 087 998 22 22.
Bailieborough Credit Union Schools Scholarships 2014
Education is the lightest load you can carry they say, and in these trying economic times, Bailieborough Credit Union is making a contribution to the labour force of tomorrow. The Credit Union has announced details of this year’s scholarship award. Similarly to last year, they are awarding three scholarships, each for €1,000, to students who completed the Leaving Certificate in 2014 and who have progressed into third level education this year. To qualify, students need to be a member of the Bailieborough Credit Union. Closing date is Friday 5th December, 2014. For more details contact Bailieborough Credit Union at 042-9666009 or download an application form from bbcu.ie
Ballet, Hip Hop, Speech & Drama and Guitar classes continue in Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre. For more information or to enrol your child please call Niamh on 0879982222 or 042 96 666 66
Tuesday, 4/11/14: First: Tom and Anne Moran. Second: Patsy Corcoran and Sean Kelleher. Best Gross: Rosaleen Keegan and Pauline McEvoy. Third: Elizabeth Murphy and Rosaleen Mackey.
Seniors Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.00pm. New players are always most welcome.
Birdwatch Ireland: Cavan Branch: “All About Raptors” A Presentation by John Lusby, will take place in The Cavan County Museum, Ballyjamesduff at 8:00pm on Thursday next, 20th November.
John is Birdwatch Ireland’s Raptor Conservation Officer. He is a bird of prey expert and features regularly on the Mooney Goes Wild Show on RTE. He holds a ringing and filming licence for raptors and coordinates several conservation projects involving Barn Owl, Kestrel, Long eared owl and Merlin.
His last talk to the Branch back in 2012 in Bailieborough on his conservation work with Barn Owls was a great success and we are delighted to welcome him back to the County, this time to Ballyjamesduff.
This event is hosted in conjunction with Cavan County Museum. All are welcome to attend and admission is free!
Walk Jog Or Run…. Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre!
Bailieborough in Pictures
‘A story of Bailieborough in Pictures’ a presentation by Leslie McKeague, author of ‘Bailieborough a Pictorial Past’ will take place at the Library on Thursday November 27th at 8pm. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.
Information Evening for the Setting up of Gamblers Anonymous Group for County Cavan
Date: Thursday 27 th, November 2014. Venue: Johnston Central Library – Events Space. Time: 6:30pm.
Gamblers Anonymous (G.A.) is a twelve-step program for people who have a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to cease problem gambling.On the evening there will be a speaker from the Monaghan G.A. who will provide advice and guidance on how to set up a local G.A. group for County Cavan.
This is an open meeting and everyone is welcome to come along
If you would like further information in relation to this event please contact Grainne in the Social Inclusion Unit – 049 4378586 or e-mail: email@example.com
The Samaritans have recently announced a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
Cavan Women’s Network
Cavan Women’s Network will be holding their Annual General Meeting, on Tuesday next, November 25th at 7.30pm, in Bridge Street Centre, Cavan. All ladies welcome.
Bailieborough Social Day Centre
The Bailieborough Social Day Centre continues on Wednesday, November 28th in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. This is a social get-together which includes chat, music, bingo, refreshments and various activities, etc… All members are asked to attend and new members are always very welcome. Usual transport available.
Library Adult Book club meets next on Thursday November 27th at 6pm-7pm. All new members very welcome.
Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.
‘Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.
Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.
Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome. Free admission.
Junior Book Club for all children aged 10-12 years on the last Friday of every month from 4pm-5pm.
Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.
Indoor Camogie takes place every Thursday evening in the Sports Hall at the Community School. Under 9’s from 6pm to 7pm, Under 13’s from 7pm to 8.00pm. All equipment supplied. €2 for hire of the hall.
Bailieborough Shamrock’s GAA Celebration Night
The Shamrocks will be having a ‘Celebration Night’ to honour the 1964 Senior Championship Winners and the 1989 Intermediate Championship Winners in the Bailie Hotel on Saturday, November 29th. Tickets for the event are available from: Peadar—086 629 8099, Rita—086 893 1895 or Hughie—086 247 0934.
Indoor Bowls have resumed in the Community Centre, on Wednesday nights at 8.00pm. New members are always most welcome.
East Cavan Gaels: News 17th November 2014:
U12/14/16; Our U14s will play in the Championship Shield final next week.
U8/10; The indoor season is now up and running in both Kingscourt and Bailieborough. Lots of new players this year and new players are always very welcome. The first of our indoor Winter blitzes is scheduled for next weekend. Registration for 2015 is just €10 and registration forms are available at any training session.
Training times and venues; U8/10;
Kingscourt Community Centre every Tuesday 5.30-6.45pm. €2 each and please bring water bottle.
Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall every Friday. U8 from 6-7 and U10 from 7-8. €2 and please bring water bottle.
U12/14/16; Sunday at midday at the astro at Bailieboro Celtic AFC. One more session before the season ends. €2 each please.
Indoor hurling every Friday in Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall. Under 8 from 6-7pm and Under 10 from 7-8pm. €2 per session and bring bottle of water. Registration for 2015 is now due. Just €10 for the year. New players always very welcome.
Do you want to learn how to swim ? or can swim and want to work on your fitness and technique ?
Swim Fitness with Janis, Monday, November 24th Nov at 9pm.
€30 for 30 days membership, pool or gym membership still available
November membership special – join Pool and Gym for 2 months only €80.00.
Christmas Day Swim, This will be will the 21st year of the Swim. Be part of this event! Make sure you get your Sponsorship card at the Leisure Centre. All proceeds go towards the Leisure Centre Extension Fund.
Check us out on www.bailieboroughleisurecentre.com or find us on Facebook for regular updates.
Children’s Officer Training
Children’s Officer Training will take place on Wednesday 26th and Thursday, 27th November 20 in the Bridge Street Centre, Bridge Street, Cavan, from 6.30 – 9.30 pm (2 night training course).
Following on from completion of the Irish Sports Council Code of Ethics Child Protection training workshop, Cavan Sports Partnership is now offering the opportunity to attend Children’s Officer Training. Recommendations from the Irish Sports Council are that every club involved with children and young people should appoint a Children’s Officer. This person should be child centred in focus and should have as their primary aim the establishment of a child centred ethos within the club. They are the link between the children and the adults in the club and also take responsibility for monitoring and reporting to the Club Management Committee on how club policy etc. impacts on children and their Sports Leaders.
This Children’s Officer Training course is a 6 hour course run over 2 nights. Course cost €20, payment must be received in order to confirm your place. Participants must attend both sessions and places are limited so don’t delay.
You must have completed Code of Ethics training in order to attend this course.
Volunteers Wanted to help Advocacy Service for Older People
Are you someone who can stand out from the crowd? Sage Support and Advocacy Service for Older People needs volunteers to help speak up for older people across all care settings. Sage will provide FETAC training and support. For more information call 086 183 1428 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizens Information Service
Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.
Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.
Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd
The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information contact: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.
Are you feeling isolated, alone, stressed out or depressed? If so, there is always help available by contacting the Samaritans at 1850 60 9090.
If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: email@example.com or call 042 9666200.