Bailieborough News. January 8th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough News. January 8th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.

Special Thanks:

Thank you to all who took part in the liturgies at St. Anne’s for Christmas time, especially the St. Anne’s N.S. Choir under the direction of Orla O’Sullivan, Mary McCabe and Bridgid Donohoe—who sang at the Children’s Mass on Christmas Eve, the Folk Choir led by Thomas Hanley and Sean O’Reilly, who were assisted by members of the ‘Hardtimes Chorus’ under the direction of Claire O’Reilly at the Midnight Mass, the St. Anne’s Senior Choir directed and guided by Derek Eakins, who played at the Christmas Morning Mass. Thanks also to the First Communion and Confirmation classes from the local National Schools and the 5th Year and 2nd Year students from Bailieborough Community School, all of whom were involved in the liturgies, the First Communion Parents Committee for their assistance at the Children’s Mass, the Eucharistic Ministers, Stewards and the Ministers of the Word. The Church was beautifully decorated and prepared for the Christmas Season by Sean O’Reilly, Olive Steenson, Marie Guckian, Geraldine Reilly, Paulius Pilipavicius and Donatas Jankauskas, the caretakers Sadie and James Clarke, the Sacristan, May Cassidy and the members of the Community Employment Scheme. Thank you also to Clarke’s, Main St., for donating the Christmas Tree.

 

Bailieborough School of Music:

School of Music: 30th Anniversary Concert: Tickets for the Bailieborough School of Music’s 30th Anniversary Concert in the Helix, DCU on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 are now on sale from the Helix Box Office or from Ann at 087 7858 509. Ticket prices are: Adult €15, Student €10 and Children 1—5 years €5.

 

Bailieborough Walking Group Committee:

The Bailieborough Walking Group Committee wish to thank all those who supported the recent walk in aid of Motor Neurone Research. A total of €2,070 was raised.

 

Adult Irish Dance Classes: 

Céilí, traditional group dances and traditional Irish dances will be taught in a fun and social environment. The aerobic workout of Irish dancing with be combined with strength, toning and flexibility. Classes will begin on Wednesday, 10th January in the Masonic Hall at 9pm. For more info contact Aishling Fox on (087) 9699235.

 

Congratulations and Well Done:

Congratulations and well done to the Bailieboro Celtic senior side who retained the ‘John Sherlock ‘Cup by defeating Magheraveely by 2-1 in Cootehill on Friday night, December 29th. Goals from Barry Tully and Jamie Fitzgerald ensured that the side ended 2017 on a high! Well done to all concerned and best wishes for 2018.

 

Moybologue Historical Society:

There are a number of unmarked plots within the walls of Moybologue Old Church. Some of those plots have flowers and plants placed on them. If you know the identity of any of these plots, would you please contact Eamonn Donnelly at 086 173 6291.

 

Social Dancing:

Social Dancing this month is by ‘J & S Sound’, a band well known for its easy listening and melodious sound in the Community Centre, Chapel Road on Saturday, January 13th. There will be supper to refresh you as you exercise to the music. Come along and you will enjoy.

 

Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

Keep Bailieborough Tidy and reduce the amount of litter by investing in a Reusable Cup for sale in ‘Daybreak’ on Barrack St. This blue cup with the Cavan logo is an ideal present for Cavan fans and Coffee lovers. All proceeds go towards the Bailieborough Tidy Towns.

 

Pilates:

Pilates resumes in Bailieborough Leisure Centre on Wednesday, 10th January at 10am.
For further info, contact Julie 086 3283943, julie@cavanphysicaltherapy.com or FB /JulieCarolanCavanPhysicalTherapy

 

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Alice, children Sharmaine (Bexcourt Manor), Rojan (Highfield), Ray and Christian, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren and extended family and friends on the death of Wilfredo Morales, 16 Corkerstown, Shercock, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully in Cavan General Hospital on Friday, December 29th, 2017. Wilfredo’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Monday, January 1st, 2018 and his Funeral took place afterwards in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan. Burial of ashes to take place at a later date in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Bailieborough.

 

Bailieborough Mental Health Association: Annual Quiz:

The Bailieborough Mental Health Association’s Annual Round Table Quiz Night will be taking place in the Bailie Hotel Ballroom at 8.30pm sharp on Friday, 9th February, 2018.  “A fun night for young and old”.                                                                                                                                                                                      Team of 4 for €40. Special ‘Early Bird’ round for Extra points if you arrive on time!! “A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body’!! All welcome.

 

Classes at Bailieborough Business Centre for 2018 – Call 042-969-4716 / 086-794-9739.

Computers for Beginners—5 Weeks 10 Hours

You will learn the basics of using a computer, an introduction to the Internet. On line Transactions, Motor Tax On Line, Email, Shopping On Line and Internet Safety.

Internet and Email—14 Weeks, 42 Hours, Mondays from 7-10pm.

Expand your use of the Internet, with Apps, Social Media Skills, Digital Photography, Email Attachments and more.

Graphic Design—14 Weeks—42 Hours

Tuesdays from 10-1pm.

You will learn to design and print leaflets and promotional materials for your Business or Club using Web Images or Creating your own.

Microsoft Word –14 Weeks, 42 Hours.

Thursdays from 10-1pm.

You will learn how to professionally create correspondence for your Business, Club or Home Office.

 

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to parents, David and Arlene on the death of their son, Baby Adam Guinan, Drumbannon, Bailieborough, who passed away peacefully on Thursday, 28th December 2017. Mass of the Angels for Adam took place in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Monday, January 1st, 2018.

 

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for January and February 2018:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–January 13th (Saturday, 1.30pm), January 27th (Sunday, 12.30pm), February 11th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and February 24th (Saturday, 1.30pm).

 

Library:

Through the countrywide library network, the Healthy Ireland at your Library programme will provide a range of resources, services and support to users and communities. This programme will see talks and workshops planned for 2018, boosted by new health books, e-books, e- audiobooks and e-magazines! Anything health related please ask a member of staff! Let’s make 2018 a healthy one!

 

East Cavan Swim Club:

The East Cavan Swim Club will be returning on Wednesday 10th January.
Land training is also finished for this year and will resume on Monday 15th January.

 

Bailieborough Community Bowls:

Bailieborough Community Bowls continues every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members most welcome with free tuition for beginners.

 

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Margaret, children Peter, Mary, Michael and Rosena, grandchildren Sueann, Louise, Ben, Rebecca and Patrick, sons-in-law Brian and Allan, daughter-in-law Caroline, nephews, nieces and extended family and friends on the death of Michael (Mickey) Brady, Kells Road, Bailieborough and formerly Micks Bar, Market Square, who passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday, 30th December, 2017.

Mickey’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 and afterwards his remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.

 

Pilates in Trinity Hall:

Pilates – resumed on Tuesday Jan 9th in Trinity Hall at 6.15 pm and 7.30pm. 6 weeks course suitable for all fitness levels. Bookings is essential pleased call 087 260 1454.

 

Bailieborough Library:

Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

Beginner Conversational Irish Class for Adults who would like to learn the basics.

Bailieborough Library Parent, Baby and Toddler Group has proven to be a vital life line for all stay-at-home parents who may be new to the area and wish to get out of the house and make new friends. There is a huge range of toys for children to play with, while parents can enjoy a cup of tea and chat.

The group meets at the Library Arts space every Wednesday at 10.30am-12pm. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events.

Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.

 

Variety Show Competition 

Cavan Macra na Feirme play host to the Macra na Feirme National Semi Final of the Capers Variety show competition at 8pm on Saturday 13th January in Stradone Community Centre. 5 teams from Cavan, Cork and Meath will compete for a place in the national final later this year. All welcome. Entry €10.

 

Learn to Jive with Mairead Gaffney and Craig Lovett.

Five-week course commenced on Monday 8th January in the Errigal House Hotel, Cootehill and Thursday 11th January in Navan O’Mahonys GAA, Navan.  8.30pm start. Spaces still available. No partner needed.  Contact 086 1928568 / 086 1763044 for further details.

 

Tanagh Forest School in Rossmore Park starting in February 2018. Suitable for those aged 6-12yrs. This Forest School is subsidised by Monaghan County Council’s Environmental Services and the Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund 2017. Limited spaces on the course so book early. Booking and Payment in advance is essential with Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre. Contact Philomena on 049-5552988 for more information.

 

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 or Edel Fox 086 1004030.

 

CITIZENS INFORMATION:

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Outreach Service in Bailieboro (The Library) on Tuesdays, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This is a weekly service.  Any enquiries 076 1075200.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous:

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

 

 

Bailieborough News. January 1st 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.

Christmas in Bailieborough:

Attendance at all the religious services in the area were up on previous years with lots of people and their families returning home from abroad 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.

The new 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 Swim in Bailieborough. It was cold and wet but it didn’t hold the locals back from the traditional Christmas Day swim which was being held for the 24th time with the proceeds going to Bailieborough Senior Citizens.

The Athletic Club’s Annual St. Stephen’s Day run was well supported with participants eager to clear the cobwebs after Christmas Day.

 

Bailieborough School of Music:

Our next Lotto draw takes place on Jan 6th, 2018 in the Bailie Hotel.

School of Music: 30th Anniversary Concert: Tickets for the Bailieborough School of Music’s 30th Anniversary Concert in the Helix, DCU on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 are now on sale from the Helix Box Office or from Ann at 087 7858 509. Ticket prices are: Adult €15, Student €10 and Children 1—5 years €5.

 

Vincent’s Shop:

Our President, Eilish, our Manager, Stephen, all the volunteers and workers in Vincent’s Shop would like to extend their thanks for our Annual Christmas Appreciation Day. We would like to thank Super Valu, Bailieborough for their generous sponsorship of our fantastic Coffee Day on Friday, December 15th. We would also like to thank everyone who donated either prizes for the raffles or cakes, buns, etc…We thank ‘Santa’ and his elf, Sparkles for coming and having a great time with the children. We would also like to thank the help from all the volunteers who planned and helped out on the day. Congratulations to the winners of our Facebook Competition and the raffle we had on the day. But most of all to our customers who came and enjoyed some Festive Spirit with us, thank you. Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and we will see you in the New Year. Vincent’s Shop is closed until Thursday, January 4th at 10.00am. We wish everyone a Happy New Year to all our customers, contributors, volunteers and staff.

 

Adult Irish Dance Classes:

 Céilí, traditional group dances and traditional Irish dances will be taught in a fun and social environment. The aerobic workout of Irish dancing with be combined with strength, toning and flexibility. Classes will begin on Wednesday, 10th January in the Masonic Hall at 9pm. For more info contact Aishling Fox on (087) 9699235.

 

Festive Lighting at St. Annes:

Thank you to Paulius Pilipavicius, Industrial Abseiling Solutions, Leiter, who volunteered to light up the exterior of St. Annes Church once again for the Christmas Season. It has certainly helped the Church building to be noticed during the dark mid-winter nights of the Festive season.

 

Moybologue Historical Society:

There are a number of unmarked plots within the walls of Moybologue Old Church. Some of those plots have flowers and plants placed on them. If you know the identity of any of these plots, would you please contact Eamonn Donnelly at 086 173 6291.

 

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Christmas Raffle winners;
1st prize; Bridie Daly, 2nd: Adrian McCullagh,3rd: Colette Doughty , 4th, Catherine Cahill, 5th ,Valentino Romanovsk,  6th, Ciara McEvoy. Many thanks to our generous sponsors and to all of you who bought lines. Your support is much appreciated.

Keep Bailieborough Tidy and reduce the amount of litter by investing in a Reusable Cup for sale in ‘Daybreak’ on Barrack St. This blue cup with the Cavan logo is an ideal present for Cavan fans and Coffee lovers. All proceeds go towards the Bailieborough Tidy Towns.

 

Pilates:

Pilates resumes in Bailieborough Leisure Centre on Wednesday, 10th January at 10am.
Also, morning and evening classes available at Cross, Mullagh, starting the week of January 8th.
For further info, contact Julie 086 3283943, julie@cavanphysicaltherapy.com or FB /JulieCarolanCavanPhysicalTherapy

 

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for January and February 2018:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–January 13th (Saturday, 1.30pm), January 27th (Sunday, 12.30pm), February 11th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and February 24th (Saturday, 1.30pm).

 

Library:

Through the countrywide library network, the Healthy Ireland at your Library programme will provide a range of resources, services and support to users and communities. This programme will see talks and workshops planned for 2018, boosted by new health books, e-books, e- audiobooks and e-magazines! Anything health related please ask a member of staff! Lets make 2018 a healthy one!

 

East Cavan Swim Club:

The East Cavan Swim Club will be returning on Wednesday 10th January.
Landtraining is also finished for this year and will resume on Monday 15th January.

 

Bailieborough Shamrocks:

Ladies AGM: The Ladies AGM will take place on Friday next, 5th January 2018 at 8.00pm, in the Clubrooms at St. Anne’s Park.

Positions will need to be filled on the night so full attendance of parents and volunteers is needed. All welcome.

 

Congratulations to : Thomas Whelehan, 45 Twin Oaks, Bailieborough for winning the award for the Best Individual Garden/House for the Bailieborough and Cootehill Municipal District for Cavan County Council.

 

Bailieborough Library:

Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

Beginner Conversational Irish Class for Adults who would like to learn the basics.

Bailieborough Library Parent, Baby and Toddler Group has proven to be a vital life line for all stay-at-home parents who may be new to the area and wish to get out of the house and make new friends. There is a huge range of toys for children to play with, while parents can enjoy a cup of tea and chat.

The group meets at the Library Arts space every Wednesday at 10.30am-12pm. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events.

Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.

 

Learn to Jive:

Learn to Jive with Mairead Gaffney and Craig Lovett. Five week course commencing Monday 8th January in the Errigal House Hotel, Cootehill and Thursday 11th January in Navan O’Mahonys GAA, Navan.  8.30pm start. No partner needed.  Contact 086 1928568 / 086 1763044 for further details.

 

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 1st January 2018

Happy New Year to all involved in local hurling. We hope to have lots of hurling activity lined up for a busy 2018. Thanks to all for all their help so far and we look forward to dusting off the cobwebs later in January. Below are a few pictures from a very busy 2017. Lets hope 2018 in even better.

Another years hurling, our 9th, done. Lots of new hurlers joining with us especially at the younger ages. Our U12s won the Monaghan Div 2 league. Our U14s reached National Feile semi-final. Our older groups did not get the amount of games we would have liked but we are working on fixing that for 2018 so hang in there lads! Adult hurling is also nearly ready for lift off.

Thanks to everyone for all of their hard work again this year. It is a small but very dedicated crew who work, sometimes in conditions which can be very challenging, for the benefit of the boys and for their hurling development. Without them we could not function.

We have worked very hard over the years to lobby for new competitions to keep our boys hurling and we are hopeful that some new exciting announcements early in the new year will give hurling the big opportunity it has been waiting for. Watch this space.

Finally thanks to our players and their parents. We could not have one without the other so to our players thank you for all of your efforts and to your parents thanks for your continued support. It can be difficult locally sometimes to say you play hurling but if you stick with us over the years ahead not only will you be able to say you play hurling but that you are also very proud to play this great game of ours.

Happy New Year  from all of us at East Cavan Gaels GAA Hurling Club.

 

Tanagh Forest School in Rossmore Park starting in February 2018. Suitable for those aged 6-12yrs. This Forest School is subsidised by Monaghan County Council’s Environmental Services and the Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund 2017. Limited spaces on the course so book early. Booking and Payment in advance is essential with Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre. Contact Philomena on 049-5552988 for more information.

 

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 or Edel Fox 086 1004030.

 

CITIZENS INFORMATION:

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Outreach Service in Bailieboro (The Library) on Tuesdays, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This is a weekly service.  Any enquiries 076 1075200.

 

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. December 18th 2017. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Athletic Club:

The Bailieborough Athletic Club’s Annual Fun Run and Walk will take place on St Stephens Day.  5K Walk / Fun Run or 10K Run. Start and Finish: St Anne’s Community Centre, Chapel Road.

Start at 12 noon, Registration from 11am. Route: Castle Lake and Forest.

Refreshments and Spot Prizes. Proceeds to SOSAD. Thanks to all who took part in last year’s walk where the sum of €1,300 was raised for SOSAD—who support Bailieborough amongst other local towns. All welcome.

 

Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 16/12/17. Numbers Drawn; 2, 10, 12, 22. Congratulations to Francis Boylan, c/o Clarkes, Bailieboro who won our Jackpot of €2,700. A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Lotto during 2017, may you all have a very happy Christmas and New Year. Our next Lotto draw takes place on Jan 6th, 2018 in the Bailie Hotel.

 

Christmas Mass times at St. Annes, Bailieborough, St. Annes, Killann and St. Patricks, Shercock:

St. Annes, Bailieborough:  Christmas Eve—Sunday, December 24th: 6.00pm—Children’s Mass—The 6pm Mass is primarily for children and young families—please expect movement and noise during the service.

Midnight Mass: 12 am.

Christmas Day: Monday, December 25th at 10.00am.

St. Annes, Killann: Christmas Eve at 8.00pm and Christmas Day at 10.00am.

St. Patricks, Shercock: Christmas Eve at 10.00pm and Christmas Day at 11.30am.

Confessions: Saturday, December 23rd from 12pm to 3.00pm in St. Anne’s, Bailieborough.

 

Adult Irish Dance Classes: 

Céilí, traditional group dances and traditional Irish dances will be taught in a fun and social environment. The aerobic workout of Irish dancing with be combined with strength, toning and flexibility. Classes will begin on Wednesday10th January in the Masonic Hall at 9pm. For more info contact Aishling Fox on (087) 9699235.

 

Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

Keep Bailieborough Tidy and reduce the amount of litter by investing in a Reusable Cup for sale in ‘Daybreak’ on Barrack St. This blue cup with the Cavan logo is an ideal present for Cavan fans and Coffee lovers. All proceeds go towards the Bailieborough Tidy Towns.

 

Sponsored Dog Walk:

The total amount raised from our Annual Dog Walk came to an impressive €1065. This was achieved by donations and sponsorship cards promoted by our dedicated walkers. Sponsorship by Ciara from Hills, Pet Food was greatly appreciated and refreshments were provided by Daybreak, Barrack St. Looking forward to our 16th year of walking our four legged friends for the worthy charity, the CSPCA in 2018.

 

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Christmas Services:

Saturday, December 23rd: ‘Through the Roof’—at 2.00pm in Knockbride Church. A Christmas Service for adults and children with learning challenges and their carers.

Sunday, December 24th: Christmas Eve Services: 7.00pm in Shercock Church and 8.30pm in Mullagh Church.

Monday, December 25th: Christmas Day Services: 10.00am in Bailieborough Church and 11.30am in Knockbride Church. All welcome to all these services.

 

Moybologue Historical Society:

Moybologue old graveyard is featured in the current Winter 2017 edition of Irish Roots Magazine. Copies on sale in Easons and various newsagents, or can be ordered online from the Irish Roots Magazine website.

 

Christmas Day Swim:

This will be will the 24th year of the Swim. The brave souls will be taking the plunge at 12.30pm on Christmas morning on the Cavan Road side of the Town Lake.  Be part of this event! All welcome.

 

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to family: Mary Coyle (Boyle), Roisin Carberry (Collon), Margaret Murphy (Fartha), Tom (Carnaville), Regina Keaskin (Threecarvagh, Knockbride), Pat (Carnaville), Christine Tierney (Virginia), Martina Clarke (Tullinaskeagh), sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family and friends on the death of Mrs Rose O’Reilly (nee Sheridan) Carnaville, Tierworker, Kells, Co. Meath, who passed away peacefully at her residence, in her 96th year on Friday, December 8th, 2017. Rose was pre-deceased by her husband Tommy some time ago.

Rose’s Funeral Mass took place on Sunday, December 10th in St. Mary’s Church, Newcastle, with burial afterwards in Moynalty Cemetery

 

Bailieborough Group of Presbyterian Churches:

Christmas Services:

Sunday, December 24th: Service in Trinity Church at 10.30am and Corraneary at 12 noon.

Christmas Day, Monday, December 25th: United Service in Trinity Church, Bailieborough at 10.30am.

New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31st: United Service in Corglass at 11.00am. All welcome.

 

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd:

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd are holding their Annual Santa Christmas Carol Singing on Christmas Eve from 11.00am to 2.00pm on Main Street and also down at Tesco’s. We would appreciate your support.

 

‘Mince Pie’ Charity Walk:

A ‘Mince Pie’ Charity Walk in aid of Motor Neurone Research will take place on Saturday, December 30th at 11am, leaving from the B.D.A. Centre, Shercock Road. One hour and two hour walks will take place. All are most welcome and refreshments served afterwards.

 

Christmas Trading Hours for the Local Shops:

Shops will be open till 8pm on Friday, December 22nd and will be open on Christmas Eve 24th of December from 12 till 6pm. Shop local this year for Christmas!

 

Bridge Results:

December 6th: First: Jimmy Stafford and Tony Carolan, Second: Pauline McEvoy and Rosaleen Keegan, Third: Maureen Maguire and Betty Olwill and Fourth: Kathy O’Sullivan and Kathleen Keenan.

December 13th: First: Tom Moran and Kathleen Keenan, Second: Patsy Corcoran and John McGahan. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Una Stafford.

 

‘H.I.I.T For Christmas’ is a Charity fitness class that Local girl, Jessica Soden of J.S. Fitness has organised to raise money for ‘Make-A-Wish’ Ireland. The class is 30 minutes long and is bodyweight exercises only.

The fitness class will be taking place in Bailieborough Community Centre on this Saturday, 23rd of December at 6:30pm. The class is €5 per person and any extra donations anyone wants to make would be greatly appreciated.
100% of the money raised from the event will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Ireland Charity.
The class is suitable for all fitness levels and anyone aged 16 years and over.

As it is on the 23rd of December, it would be absolutely amazing if you could bring some festive cheer and Christmas spirit with you to the class!
What better way to prepare for the Christmas feast then to get a quick HIIT session in!!

 

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for January and February 2018:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–January 13th (Saturday, 1.30pm), January 27th (Sunday, 12.30pm), February 11th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and February 24th (Saturday, 1.30pm).

 

East Cavan Swim Club:

The East Cavan Swim Club will be returning on Wednesday 10th January.
Landtraining is also finished for this year and will resume on Monday 15th January.

 

Bailieborough Shamrocks:

Ladies AGM: The Ladies AGM will take place on Friday 5th January 2018 at 8.00pm, in the Clubrooms at St. Anne’s Park.

Positions will need to be filled on the night so full attendance of parents and volunteers is needed. All welcome.

 

Bailieborough Library: Christmas Opening Hours:

The Library will close on Friday, December 22nd at 4.00pm and will re-open on Tuesday, January 2nd 2018 at 10.00am.

Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

Beginner Conversational Irish Class for Adults who would like to learn the basics.

Bailieborough Library Parent, Baby and Toddler Group has proven to be a vital life line for all stay-at-home parents who may be new to the area and wish to get out of the house and make new friends. There is a huge range of toys for children to play with, while parents can enjoy a cup of tea and chat.

The group meets at the Library Arts space every Wednesday at 10.30am-12pm. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events.

Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.

 

 

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 18th December 2017

And that’s a wrap! Another years hurling, our 9th, done. Lots of new hurlers joining with us especially at the younger ages. Our U12s won the Monaghan Division 2 league. Our U14s reached National Feile semi-final. Our older groups did not get the amount of games we would have liked but we are working on fixing that for 2018 so hang in there lads! Adult hurling is also nearly ready for lift off.

Thanks to everyone for all of their hard work again this year. It is a small but very dedicated crew who work, sometimes in conditions which can be very challenging, for the benefit of the boys and for their hurling development. Without them we could not function.

We have worked very hard over the years to lobby for new competitions to keep our boys hurling and we are hopeful that some new exciting announcements early in the New Year will give hurling the big opportunity it has been waiting for. Watch this space.

Finally thanks to our players and their parents. We could not have one without the other, so to our players thank you for all of your efforts and to your parents thanks for your continued support. It can be difficult locally sometimes to say you play hurling but if you stick with us over the years ahead not only will you be able to say you play hurling but that you are also very proud to play this great game of ours.

Happy Christmas from all of us at East Cavan Gaels GAA Hurling Club.

 

Learn to Jive:

Learn to Jive with Mairead Gaffney and Craig Lovett. Five week course commencing Monday 8th January in the Errigal House Hotel, Cootehill and Thursday 11th January in Navan O’Mahonys GAA, Navan.  8.30pm start. No partner needed.  Contact 086 1928568 / 086 1763044 for further details.

 

Tanagh Forest School in Rossmore Park starting in February 2018. Suitable for those aged 6-12yrs. This Forest School is subsidised by Monaghan County Council’s Environmental Services and the Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund 2017. Limited spaces on the course so book early. Booking and Payment in advance is essential with Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre. Contact Philomena on 049-5552988 for more information.

 

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 or Edel Fox 086 1004030.

 

CITIZENS INFORMATION:

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Outreach Service in Bailieboro (The Library) on Tuesdays, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This is a weekly service.  Any enquiries 076 1075200.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous:

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

 

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

 

 

Bailieborough News. December 11th 2017. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Athletic Club:

The Bailieborough Athletic Club’s Annual Fun Run and Walk will take place on St Stephens Day.  5K Walk / Fun Run or 10K Run. Start and Finish: St Anne’s Community Centre, Chapel Road.

Start at 12 noon, Registration from 11am. Route: Castle Lake and Forest.

Refreshments and Spot Prizes. Proceeds to SOSAD. All welcome.

 

Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 09/12/17.  Numbers Drawn; 4, 8, 11, 17.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Michael Reilly, Knockbride; Michael McKenna, c/o Castle Inn; Noah O’Sullivan, Galbolie; Marie Sheridan, Leiter. Jackpot next week, €2,700. Draw next weekend Sat 16th will be the last draw of 2017.

To celebrate the official launch of our 30th Anniversary Concert in the Helix on Feb 25th, 2018, our Senior Band will host an ‘Open Band Rehearsal’ next Friday evening, December 15th from 7.15pm in the Community School. We would like to invite parents, past students/families and friends of the school to join us for a cuppa. Tickets for the Helix go on sale this week, details to follow.

 

 Christmas Mass times at St. Annes, Bailieborough, St. Annes, Killann and St. Patricks, Shercock:

St. Annes, Bailieborough:  Christmas Eve—Sunday, December 24th: 6.00pm—Children’s Mass—The 6pm Mass is primarily for children and young families—please expect movement and noise during the service.

Midnight Mass: 12 am.

Christmas Day: Monday, December 25th at 10.00am.

St. Annes, Killann: Christmas Eve at 8.00pm and Christmas Day at 10.00am.

St. Patricks, Shercock: Christmas Eve at 10.00pm and Christmas Day at 11.30am.

Confessions: Saturday, December 23rd from 12pm to 3.00pm in St. Anne’s, Bailieborough and on Tuesday, 19th December at 7.00pm in St. Patrick’s, Shercock.

 

Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

Keep Bailieborough Tidy and reduce the amount of litter by investing in a Reusable Cup for sale in ‘Daybreak’ on Barrack St. This blue cup with the Cavan logo is an ideal present for Cavan fans and Coffee lovers. All proceeds go towards the Bailieborough Tidy Towns.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns annual Christmas raffle, tickets available in all the shops around the town lots of prizes.

 

Communal Rite of Reconciliation:

A Communal Rite of Reconciliation will take place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Sunday evening next, December 17th at 7.00pm. All welcome.

 

St. Bridget’s N.S. Tunnyduff:

St. Brigid’s National School, Tunnyduff – Open and Enrolment Evening in the school on Monday next, 18th December from 5 to 7 pm. Parents and children are invited to attend.

Also, please join us for Christmas Carols with the School Choir and the Brass Duffers at Tesco, Bailieborough on Friday 15th December from 6 to 7 pm.

 

Safe Pass:

Safe Pass Course at Bailieborough Business Centre – on Wednesday next, December 20th from 8am – 4pm. Cost €100.00. Carvery Lunch and Refreshments included. Call 042-969-4716 to reserve your place.

 

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Christmas Services:

Saturday, December 16th—‘a Quiet Christmas’—in Bailieborough Church at 11.30am. (This will be a quiet Service, in preparation for the Christmas Celebrations that gives space for reflection, prayer and healing for those grieving or otherwise saddened at Christmas time).

Sunday, December 17th: ‘Carols for the Family’ at 10.30am in Shercock Church.

‘Carols for the Family’ at 2.00pm in Mullagh Church.

Traditional Carol Service at 7.00pm in Bailieborough Church.

Saturday, December 23rd: ‘Through the Roof’—at 2.00pm in Knockbride Church. A Christmas Service for adults and children with learning challenges and their carers.

Sunday, December 24th: Christmas Eve Services: 7.00pm in Shercock Church and 8.30pm in Mullagh Church.

Monday, December 25th: Christmas Day Services: 10.00am in Bailieborough Church and 11.30am in Knockbride Church. All welcome to all these services.

 

Moybologue Historical Society:

Moybologue old graveyard is featured in the current Winter 2017 edition of Irish Roots Magazine. Copies on sale in Easons and various newsagents, or can be ordered online from the Irish Roots Magazine website.

 

St. Vincent DePaul Shop: Annual Christmas Coffee Day:

We would like to invite all our customers to our Annual Christmas Coffee day on Friday, December 15th in appreciation for all your support through the year. Tea Coffee and cakes biscuits will be served all day, and there will be a special offers available as well as 1 or 2 surprises between 3 and 4pm. We would like to thank Supervalu Bailieborough for sponsoring this day, and look forward to seeing you all there.

 

Christmas Day Swim:

This will be will the 24th year of the Swim. The brave souls will be taking the plunge at 12.30pm on Christmas morning on the Cavan Road side of the Town Lake.  Be part of this event! All welcome.

 

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Vera Green (née Clarke) Dublin, USA and formerly Shancrock, Drumanespic Bailieborough Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at Connolly Hospital, Dublin on Thursday 30th November. Vera’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Monday, December 4th with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

 

 Beginners Computers:

Computers for Beginners at Bailieborough Business Centre – One class per week for 5 weeks. Cost – Free of Charge. Get started with computers, many other classes offered as follow on classes on completion all FOC. Call 042-969-4716 to register or make further enquiries.

 

St. Vincent DePaul:

St. Annes, St. Vincent De Paul, Bailieborough works in the Parish of Killann, incorporating Bailieborough, Shercock, Killann, Knockbride and Tierworker. Our conference visit families and people in need in this community. Even in our improving economy, the number of people requiring our support is remaining stubbornly high. This year we will spend approximately 50,000 and we expect to spend this again in 2018. The type of support we provide is wide ranging but most often, we help families with basics such as food, heating and education costs. We rely entirely on your support. Thank you and best wishes for Christmas and 2018.

 

Bailieborough Group of Presbyterian Churches:

Christmas Services: Sunday, December 17th: United Carol Service in Ervey Church at 3.00pm.

Sunday, December 24th: Service in Trinity Church at 10.30am and Corraneary at 12 noon.

Christmas Day, Monday, December 25th: United Service in Trinity Church, Bailieborough at 10.30am.

New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31st: United Service in Corglass at 11.00am. All welcome.

 

Inner City Helping Homeless:

Christmas Shoebox Appeal: Due to demand on supplies, we are starting our ‘Shoe Box’ Appeal early. Pick a shoe box and mark it, male or female. Fill the shoebox with essentials, such as socks, underwear, hats, scarves, gloves, sweets, chocolate and toiletries (NO aerosols, perfumes, aftershave, mouthwash or hand sanitizer). Drop your Shoe Box into the Palliative Care Charity Shop on Main Street. For further information, please contact 089 215 8673.

 

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd:

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd are holding their Annual Santa Christmas Carol Singing on Christmas Eve from 11.00am to 2.00pm on Main Street and also down at Tesco’s. We would appreciate your support.

 

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Philomena, family Barry, Anthony and Nicole, sister Bernie, grandchildren and extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Tony Hill, Curkish Lane, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and formerly Lucan, Dublin who passed away suddenly on Monday, 4th December 2017, at Cavan General Hospital. Tony’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Wednesday, December 6th with Funeral afterwards in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.

 

Baby and Toddler Group:

Bailieborough Library Baby and Toddler Group starts back every Wednesday at the earlier time of 10am. All babies, toddlers, parents and minders are welcome. No charge.

 

Christmas Trading Hours for the Local Shops:

Shops will be open till 8pm every Friday before Christmas and the last two Sundays 17th and 24th of December open from 12 till 6pm. Shop local this year for Christmas!

 

Drumkeery Group Water Scheme:

Scouring of the lines will be carried out until Friday, December 15th. This may cause some disruption to member’s water supply. Should any problems arise, please contact the Maintenance Officer—Seamus McCabe on 086 0466 188. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for December 2017 and January 2018:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–December 17th (Sunday, 12.30pm), January 13th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and January 27th (Sunday, 12.30pm).

 

Bailieborough Shamrocks:

Ladies AGM: The Ladies AGM will take place on Friday 5th January 2018 at 8.00pm, in the Clubrooms at St. Anne’s Park. .

Positions will need to be filled on the night so full attendance of parents and volunteers is needed. All welcome.

 

Bailieborough Library:

Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

Beginner Conversational Irish Class for Adults who would like to learn the basics.

Bailieborough Library Parent, Baby and Toddler Group has proven to be a vital life line for all stay-at-home parents who may be new to the area and wish to get out of the house and make new friends. There is a huge range of toys for children to play with, while parents can enjoy a cup of tea and chat.

The group meets at the Library Arts space every Wednesday at 10.30am-12pm. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events.

Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.

 

Christmas Lights Vehicle Parade in aid of the Vincey McGee Benefit Fund and Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust:

Sunday 17th December at 4.30pm in Cavan Town. All types of vehicles Lorries, Cars, Tractors, Vans etc. welcome. Entry Fee €20 per vehicle. Registration from 1pm at the Equestrian Centre. Refreshments and entertainment. Lighting up of Remembrance Tree at 5.30pm at the Courthouse, Cavan (find us on Facebook) ‘vinceymegeebenefitfund’ where more details provided!

 

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 or Edel Fox 086 1004030.

 

CITIZENS INFORMATION:

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Outreach Service in Bailieboro (The Library) on Tuesdays, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This is a weekly service.  Any enquiries 076 1075200.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous:

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

 

Bailieborough News. December 4th 2017. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Christmas Lights:

There was great excitement amongst the many people gathered at the Market Square on Saturday evening last with the traditional ‘Switching –On’ of the Bailieborough Christmas Lights. Christmas Carols and music was provided by the Bailieborough School of Music and children from the local schools. Santa and his Elves arrived on his sleigh to the great amazement of all the young children present. One of the town’s most noted, sprightly and respected senior citizens, Mrs Rose Fulton, Cavan Road assisted Santa in turning on the lights and everything went to plan when all the dazzling lights lit up to give the town a very Christmassy feel. The children and their parents, then had the opportunity to visit Santa and his Elves in his Grotto.

This year’s lights are magnificent, with everyone commenting on how great they look! It would be well worth one’s while to come along to the town, just to see this terrific display.

The Christmas lights this year is a collective effort of people in our town and highlights the desire to revive it! The number of people who helped out is huge and they gave vast amounts of their time from assembling, erecting and electricians to wire them, and we can’t thank them enough! The Christmas tree was made by local men, Freddie Trotter and Nigel Williamson and the Crib was made by Pat Argue.
Christmas spirit and community spirit is alive and well in Bailieborough and we wish you all, a happy and peaceful Christmas!

 

Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 02/12/17.  Numbers Drawn; 2, 4, 8, 23.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Mary Rogers, Rebane, Shercock; Bernadette Mulvihill Lynch, Corglass; Mark Doughty, Drumeva; Conor, Jack and Ava Sheridan, Drumacarrow. Jackpot next week, €2,600.

 

Christmas Mass times at St. Annes, Bailieborough, St. Annes, Killann and St. Patricks, Shercock:

St. Annes, Bailieborough:  Christmas Eve—Sunday, December 24th: 6.00pm—Children’s Mass—The 6pm Mass is primarily for children and young families—please expect movement and noise during the service.

Midnight Mass: 12 am.

Christmas Day: Monday, December 25th at 10.00am.

St. Annes, Killann: Christmas Eve at 8.00pm and Christmas Day at 10.00am.

St. Patricks, Shercock: Christmas Eve at 10.00pm and Christmas Day at 11.30am.

 

Social Dancing:

Social dancing takes place in our Community Centre on this Saturday night 11th of December. This will be a special occasion. Music is by Brendan Magee and Eugene Cunningham. Brendan is well known to country music followers on Sky T.V. Eugene played with showbands but got tired of all the travelling. He is more relaxed now and better than ever on his guitar.

This night is special, it is the Christmas Party Dance. There will be prizes galore and extras with the Supper. A great night with the stars and the extras. All welcome.

 

Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

Keep Bailieborough Tidy and reduce the amount of litter by investing in a Reusable Cup for sale in ‘Daybreak’ on Barrack St. This blue cup with the Cavan logo is an ideal present for Cavan fans and Coffee lovers. All proceeds go towards the Bailieborough Tidy Towns.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns annual Christmas raffle, tickets available in all the shops around the town lots of prizes.

 

Bridge Results:

Tuesday, November 21st: First: Pattie Clarke and Rose Brennan, Second: Marie McNicholas and Maresa Liggan. Best Gross: Tom Moran and John McGahan.

Tuesday, November 28th: First: Eilish Reynolds and Kathy O’Sullivan, Second: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson. Best Gross: Patsy Corcoran and Sean Kelleher. Player of the Month: Helen Clarke.

 

Safe Pass: Safe Pass Course at Bailieborough Business Centre – on Wednesday, December 20th from 8am – 4pm. Cost €100.00. Carvery Lunch and Refreshments included. Call 042-969-4716 to reserve your place.

 

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Christmas Services:

Saturday, December 16th—‘a Quiet Christmas’—in Bailieborough Church at 11.30am. (This will be a quiet Service, in preparation for the Christmas Celebrations that gives space for reflection, prayer and healing for those grieving or otherwise saddened at Christmas time).

Sunday, December 17th: ‘Carols for the Family’ at 10.30am in Shercock Church.

‘Carols for the Family’ at 2.00pm in Mullagh Church.

Traditional Carol Service at 7.00pm in Bailieborough Church.

Saturday, December 23rd: ‘Through the Roof’—at 2.00pm in Knockbride Church. A Christmas Service for adults and children with learning challenges and their carers.

Sunday, December 24th: Christmas Eve Services: 7.00pm in Shercock Church and 8.30pm in Mullagh Church.

Monday, December 25th: Christmas Day Services: 10.00am in Bailieborough Church and 11.30am in Knockbride Church. All welcome to all these services.

 

Moybologue Historical Society:

Moybologue old graveyard is featured in the current Winter 2017 edition of Irish Roots Magazine. Copies on sale in Easons and various newsagents, or can be ordered online from the Irish Roots Magazine website.

 

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughters, Mai, Margaret, Teresa, Angela and Ann Marie, sons Brian and John, brothers John, Tom and Barney, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and extended family and friends on the death of Kathleen Nulty (nee Kennedy), St Joseph’s Nursing Home, Virginia and Dundragon, Bailieborough, Co Cavan who passed away peacefully at St Joseph’s Nursing Home on Sunday, November 19th. Kathleen’s Funeral Mass was held in St Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Tuesday, November 21st with burial afterwards in St. Annes Cemetery.

 

 Beginners Computers:

Computers for Beginners at Bailieborough Business Centre – One class per week for 5 weeks. Cost – Free of Charge. Get started with computers, many other classes offered as follow on classes on completion all FOC. Call 042-969-4716 to register or make further enquiries.

 

St. Vincent DePaul:

St. Annes, St. Vincent De Paul, Bailieborough works in the Parish of Killann, incorporating Bailieborough, Shercock, Killann, Knockbride and Tierworker. Our conference visit families and people in need in this community. Even in our improving economy, the number of people requiring our support is remaining stubbornly high. This year we will spend approximately 50,000 and we expect to spend this again in 2018. The type of support we provide is wide ranging but most often, we help families with basics such as food, heating and education costs. We rely entirely on your support. Please give what you can to the St. Vincent De Paul collection which takes place on Saturday and Sunday next, 9th and 10th of December. Thank you and best wishes for Christmas and 2018.

 

Bailieborough Group of Presbyterian Churches: Christmas Services: Sunday, December 17th: United Carol Service in Ervey Church at 3.00pm.

Sunday, December 24th: Service in Trinity Church at 10.30am and Corraneary at 12 noon.

Christmas Day, Monday, December 25th: United Service in Trinity Church, Bailieborough at 10.30am.

New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31st: United Service in Corglass at 11.00am. All welcome.

 

Inner City Helping Homeless:

Christmas Shoebox Appeal: Due to demand on supplies, we are starting our ‘Shoe Box’ Appeal early. Pick a shoe box and mark it, male or female. Fill the shoebox with essentials, such as socks, underwear, hats, scarves, gloves, sweets, chocolate and toiletries (NO aerosols, perfumes, aftershave, mouthwash or hand sanitizer). Drop your Shoe Box into the Palliative Care Charity Shop on Main Street. For further information, please contact 089 215 8673.

 

East Cavan Swim Club:

East Cavan Swim Club are very proud of all of these swimmers who excelled at the Ards Junior Christmas Gala on Saturday, December 2nd. Well done to Maia Finnane, Kelsey Buckland Morris, Kerry Buckland Morris, Kate Kierans, Molly Keegan, Sorsha Cooney, Orlaith Redmond, Oscar Longmore, Johann Behme, Wilhelm Behme and Aaron Redmond.
Fantastic swimming from everyone with lots of Personal Bests and medals (Johann – 3 bronze and 1 gold, Wilhelm-bronze, Kerry – 1 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze, Kate -2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze and the age 10 girls trophy, Oscar – 4 gold and Aaron- bronze).
Congratulations to all the swimmers for representing their club so well.

Many, many thanks to all those who supported our Cake Sale on Saturday morning by baking, selling, buying and making donations. Thanks to our own members and to those parents rebooking lessons – East Cavan Swim Club will be there for your children too in the future. Thank you to Bailieborough Leisure Centre for hosting us on Saturday.
We raised a total of €450 which will benefit all the children in the club.
Thank you all for your generosity.

 

Baby and Toddler Group:

Bailieborough Library Baby and Toddler Group starts back every Wednesday at the earlier time of 10am. All babies, toddlers, parents and minders are welcome. No charge.

 

Irish Red Cross:

The Annual Senior Citizen Christmas Party will take place in the Hotel Bailie on Wednesday 6th of December at 6.30pm. Please contact Julie (086 8968928), Peter (085 1614408) or Helen (087 7431658). Tickets are €10.00 per person. Looking forward to seeing you all!

 

Drumkeery Group Water Scheme:

Scouring of the lines will be carried out between now and Friday, December 15th. This may cause some disruption to member’s water supply. Should any problems arise, please contact the Maintenance Officer—Seamus McCabe on 086 0466 188. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for December 2017 and January 2018:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– December 9th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and December 17th (Sunday, 12.30pm), January 13th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and January 27th (Sunday, 12.30pm).

 

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.:

Our Annual General Meeting took place last Friday 1st, December 2017 in the Clubrooms of St Annes Park, Bailieborough. The following officers were elected for the coming year, 2018.

President – Pat Clarke,

Vice Presidents – Fr. Router, Paddy Kelly, Paddy Matthews, Benny Clarke, Rita Clarke and John Rooney.

CHAIRPERSON – Paddy McDonald.

Vice -Chairman – Donal Clarke.

Secretary – Mark Gilsenan.

Vice-Secretary – Kevin McIntyre.

Treasurer – Eddie Cooney.

Vice-Treasurer – Teresa Reilly.

Club PRO – Gavin Mackey.

Registrar – Cathal Sheridan.

Coaching Officer – Shane Lynch.

Development Officer – Donal Clarke.

Insurance Officer – Gary Heaney.

Youth Officer – Finbarr Clarke.

Irish Officer – Paudge Farrelly.

Children’s Officer – Orla O’Sullivan.

Health & Wellbeing Officer – Finbarr Clarke.

Players Rep – TBC

Lotto committee: Brain Keegan, Mark Gilsenan, Gavin Mackey, David Coleman, Paddy McDonald, Rep from ladies and rep from Camogie.

Pitch Rota -Rita Clarke.

 

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 4th December 2017

Under 6/8/10;

Really great work from both groups each week. We trawl far and wide for hurlers and they come from all over to hurl with us at East Cavan Gaels. The Kingscourt group on Thursdays cater for most from the Kingscourt area. We have loads of room in the massive hall so more players are always very welcome to join with us.

The Friday Bailieborough groups continue to go from strength to strength. Players from all over the region hurl with us under the East Cavan Gaels flag. Bailieborough, Shercock, Killinkere, Knockbride, Mullagh and even further afield create a great atmosphere every Friday. Lads making lots of new friends while learning the skills with us. Keep up the good work.

One more week then we call it a day for 2017. Thursday in Kingscourt and Friday in Bailieborough.

Above; The Kingscourt indoor hurling group on Thursday.

Above; The Bailieborough training group U6/8s on Friday.

Above; The Bailieborough U10 training group on Friday.

Under 12/14/16/18; All our sides have now finished their hurling activity for 2017 and take a well-earned break. We will resume for most around the end of January.

Adult hurling; The 7 a side adult league never got going due to fixture congestion and will be rescheduled. We will start again in early 2018 with adult hurling.

Foundation level hurling award/ Child protection/ Garda vetting:

Saturday 9th December in Breffni Park. All interested in getting this important part done contact Willie 086 164 9280.

The week ahead;

Thursday;.Kingscourt indoors in the Community Centre 6.45-7.45.

Friday; Bailieborough indoors at the BCS sports hall U6/8 6-7. U10 7-8.

 

Bailieborough Library:

Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

Beginner Conversational Irish Class for Adults who would like to learn the basics.

Bailieborough Library Parent, Baby and Toddler Group has proven to be a vital life line for all stay-at-home parents who may be new to the area and wish to get out of the house and make new friends. There is a huge range of toys for children to play with, while parents can enjoy a cup of tea and chat.

The group meets at the Library Arts space every Wednesday at 10.30am-12pm. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events.

Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm 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: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447 or Edel Fox 086 1004030.

 

CITIZENS INFORMATION:

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Outreach Service in Bailieboro (The Library) on Tuesdays, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This is a weekly service.  Any enquiries 076 1075200.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous:

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

 

Bailieborough News. November 27th 2017. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Christmas Lighting Event:

Santa is coming to Bailieborough town this Saturday, December 2nd at 5.30pm to turn on the new Christmas tree and lights! The Bailieborough School of Music along with lots of local school children will be singing Christmas Carols, Santa’s Grotto will be open, and lots of other jolly entertainment to enjoy. Everyone is welcome to come along and join the Christmas festivities. #itsyourtown

 

Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 25/11/17.  Numbers Drawn; 5, 9, 15, 16.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Kay Liggan, Kingscourt Rd; Sandra Smith, Galbolie; Damien and Sean, Galbolie; Kevin Donohoe, Ballyjamesduff. Jackpot next week, €2,500.

 

Christmas Mass times at St. Annes, Bailieborough, St. Annes, Killann and St. Patricks, Shercock:

St. Annes, Bailieborough:  Christmas Eve—Sunday, December 24th: 6.00pm—Children’s Mass—The 6pm Mass is primarily for children and young families—please expect movement and noise during the service.

Midnight Mass: 12 am.

Christmas Day: Monday, December 25th at 10.00am.

St. Annes, Killann: Christmas Eve at 8.00pm and Christmas Day at 10.00am.

St. Patricks, Shercock: Christmas Eve at 10.00pm and Christmas Day at 11.30am.

 

Meeting on Rural Crime:

A Public meeting on Rural Crime will take place in the Bailie Hotel, Bailieborough at 7.30pm on Monday evening next, December 4th. This meeting is being hosted by Niamh Smyth TD and Justice Spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan will be guest speaker on the night. Gardaí and security companies will also be in attendance to offer advice to members of the public. All are welcome.

 

Bailieborough’s Fittest Family: Christmas Special:

Bailieborough’s Fittest Family, ‘Christmas Special’ will take place on Sunday next, December 3rd, commencing at 12.30pm at the Community Centre, Chapel Road. Take part in the ‘Fun Run with a Difference’—1k, 3k, 5k and 10k—Enjoy Christmas Music, Fun, Food, Laughter and a lot more! Win your full Christmas Shopping and more with SuperValu, Bailieborough and other local shops. For more information, please call Tony at 086 399 3430.

 

Well Done:

Well done to the boys from St. Felim’s N.S., The Vale and their coach, Mr Geraghty on winning the Cumann Na Mbunscoil Football Championship Final in Breffni Park on Saturday, November 11th by defeating near neighbours, Shercock N.S.

 

Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

Bailieborough Tidy Towns request that no posters or advertisements be put up in the town area that is: Main Street, all approach roads to the town from the 50 kilometre signs in, the roundabouts and the fence opposite Tesco. For a few weeks, there were no signs to be seen, but lately they have made their way back. We thank you for your cooperation.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns annual Christmas raffle, tickets available in all the shops around the town lots of prizes.

 

Annual Christmas Parade of Lights Tractor Run and Family Fun Day

with special guests ‘Grassmen’ hosted by Active Agri Association.

All Vehicles must be—roadworthy and fully insured— welcome.

(Lorries, Tractors, Vans, Cars and Bikes).

Saturday 2nd December 2017.

Proceeds for the Children’s Ward in Cavan General Hospital.

Starting from Killinkere Leisure Centre at 4pm Sharp. The route starts from Killinkere Leisure Centre and will pass through: Cross, Mullagh,

Kingscourt, Bailieborough and then back to Killinkere Leisure Centre.

The route is 51km long and it will take just over 2 hours to complete.

Registration €20 from 11am on the day.

Kids Peddle Tractor Parade at 3pm /Raffle on the day.

For More Details Contact one of the following numbers:

Floyd McNeill (086) 8739323, Charlie McCann (087)3992050, Peter O’Reilly (087)2734338, Alan Kieran (086)3352885, Martin Murray (086)3027193, Ryan Carroll (086)8957348, Pamela Chambers (086)3207728, Ciara Byers (087)7106882 or Gwen McNeill (086)1648714.

 

Safe Pass: Safe Pass Course at Bailieborough Business Centre – on Thursday, December 14th from 8am – 4pm. Cost €100.00. Carvery Lunch and Refreshments included. Call 042-969-4716 to reserve your place.

 

Bailieboro’ Church of Ireland Annual Sale :

The Annual Bailieborough Church of Ireland Christmas Sale takes place on Saturday, 2nd December – in the Church Hall, doors open at 2pm. Lots of bargains.  All the usual stalls and more. Everybody very welcome. Please come along and bring your friends.

 

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to the family of Patrick (Paddy) Keaskin, (Warrenpoint) who passed away on Monday, 6th November 2017 peacefully at his home, 94 Clermont Gardens, Warrenpoint, Co. Down and formerly of Seeorum, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, dearly loved husband of Catherine and the late Anne (nee Byrne) and much loved father of Sinead, Aideen, Crona and Ronan and stepfather to Micheal and Sonia Murtagh, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and entire family circle.

Paddy’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church, West Knockbride on Wednesday, November 8th followed by interment in the adjoining Cemetery.

 

 Beginners Computers:

Computers for Beginners at Bailieborough Business Centre – One class per week for 5 weeks. Cost – Free of Charge. Get started with computers, many other classes offered as follow on classes on completion all FOC. Call 042-969-4716 to register or make further enquirers.

 

St. Vincent DePaul:

Now open during lunchtimes and an extra hour in the evenings. Our opening hours are:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 5pm, Saturdays from 10am to 1pm and 7pm to 9pm on Thursday’s for late night shopping. We would be delighted to accept donations of any unwanted Christmas decorations, trinkets, ornaments, etc. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any electrical items, so please do not donate lights or singing Santas, etc. Thank you for all the donations received since our last appeal. It’s greatly appreciated.

 

Inner City Helping Homeless:

Christmas Shoebox Appeal: Due to demand on supplies, we are starting our ‘Shoe Box’ Appeal early. Pick a shoe box and mark it, male or female. Fill the shoebox with essentials, such as socks, underwear, hats, scarves, gloves, sweets, chocolate and toiletries (NO aerosols, perfumes, aftershave, mouthwash or hand sanitizer). Drop your Shoe Box into the Palliative Care Charity Shop on Main Street. For further information, please contact 089 215 8673.

 

Confirmation Preparation:

The children in 6th Class in St. Annes N.S., St. Felims N.S. and the Model N.S. who will make their Confirmation in St. Annes, next March will be enrolled at the 10.00am Mass next Sunday, December 3rd.

 

Baby and Toddler Group:

Bailieborough Library Baby and Toddler Group starts back every Wednesday at the earlier time of 10am. All babies, toddlers, parents and minders are welcome. No charge.

 

Irish Red Cross:

The Annual Senior Citizen Christmas Party will take place in the Hotel Bailie on Wednesday 6th of December at 6.30pm. Please contact Julie (086 8968928), Peter (085 1614408) or Helen (087 7431658) if you want to book a place by Sunday, 3rd of December. Tickets are €10.00 per person. Looking forward to seeing you all!

 

Lakeland’s Arch Club:

The Lakelands Arch Club are holding their ‘Santa Day’ at the BDA Centre, Shercock Road, on Sunday next, December 3rd at 3.00pm. All welcome.

 

Christmas Craft Fair and Cake Sale:

Ballinamoney Parent’s Association are holding a Christmas Craft Fair and Cake Sale on Sunday 3rd December, in St. Marys Hall, Tierworker from 10.30am until 1.30pm. Great opportunity to do a spot of Christmas shopping, and pick up some tasty treats.  Guest appearance by Santa. All welcome.

 

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extend to the relatives, neighbours and many friends of Charles Carolan, Tunnyduff, Bailieborough, who passed away on Friday, 17th November. Charlie’s Funeral Mass took place on Sunday, November 19th in St. Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery

 

Bailieborough Pioneer Association (PTAA):

Seniors or Juniors wishing to join or re-join the association, please contact: 086 3664097 or 086 4054000.

 

The Open Door Sessions: Mary McEvoy, Jan Muyllaert and Chasing Felix for ‘The Open Door Sessions’ 1st Birthday/Christmas Party.

Founded in December 2016, The Open Door Sessions, Bailieborough’s monthly Arts and Music Gathering, celebrates their first birthday with a Christmas/Birthday party from 9.00pm on Friday 1st December at Nixy’s, The Square, Bailieborough.

The Open Door Sessions are delighted to welcome actress Mary McEvoy who will be interviewed and perform a monologue; Jan Muyllaert harp maker /musician and Dublin-based band Chasing Felix.

Mary McEvoy is well-known for her role as Biddy in Glenroe from 1983-2000. Since then Mary has performed in numerous plays, including Big MaggieSiveThe FieldThe ChastituteThe Vagina MonologuesShirley ValentineThe MatchmakerThe Year of the HikerDancing at LughnasaWhippyThe Life and Times of Selma MaeMoonlight and Music and Jo Bangles. She has just completed a tour of John B. Keane’s The Successful TD with Jon Kenny and Michael Scott.

Jan Muyllaert: Originally from Antwerp, Belgium, Jan has lived in Navan for forty-five years. He is busy fulltime making stringed instruments, mainly harps, but also mandolin, busuki, guitar etc. He is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and practices the guitar and poetry. He loves performing in all sorts of venues purely for the pleasure it brings him. As far as Jan is concerned, ‘any day that nothing creative happens is a not a good one.’
Chasing Felix is a Dublin based band with songs falling into the genres of Electro-Rock, Indietronica and Synth-Pop. Formed in June 2016 the band have recently released their second single, ‘Ghosts (In My Head)’. Band members are Damien Fegan (originally from Ballyjamesduff), Gavin Doyle and Peter Dzvonik. Finger food will be provided on the night.

Admission is free. Donations will be appreciated!

 

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for December 2017 and January 2018: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– December 9th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and December 17th (Sunday, 12.30pm), January 13th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and January 27th (Sunday, 12.30pm).

 

Bailieborough Library: Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

Beginner Conversational Irish Class for Adults who would like to learn the basics.

Bailieborough Library Parent, Baby and Toddler Group has proven to be a vital life line for all stay-at-home parents who may be new to the area and wish to get out of the house and make new friends. There is a huge range of toys for children to play with, while parents can enjoy a cup of tea and chat.

The group meets at the Library Arts space every Wednesday at 10.30am-12pm. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events.

Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm 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: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447 or Edel Fox 086 1004030.

 

CITIZENS INFORMATION: Co. Cavan Citizens Information Outreach Service in Bailieboro (The Library) on Tuesdays, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This is a weekly service.  Any enquiries 076 1075200.

 

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

 

Bailieborough News. November 20th 2017. Matthew J. Cullen.

Hardtimes Chorus:

The recent concert by the ‘Hardtimes Chorus’ raised €9,815. The money will go towards the renovations of St. Annes Church and the Parish Centre. Last week, the Chorus members, their director and manager, all those who attended the concert and all who gave donations were thanked for this wonderful night. This week it is time to acknowledge the great co-operation that was received from local businesses, particularly the Bailie Hotel, SuperValu, and Bailie Stores who sold the tickets, Clarke’s Hardware for the use of their lorry to move equipment and Daybreak for their sponsorship. Thanks also to Anne Ryan Costello who co-ordinated the ticket sales, the Bailieborough Church Area Finance Committee, the ticket sellers on the night and on the weekends leading up to the concert, the stewards in the carpark provided by Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C., those who prepared the church in advance and cleaned it afterwards, Kevin Gorman for his promotion work on Social Media and to Peter Murtagh—MC on the night, for making sure everything ran smoothly.

 

Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 18/11/17.  Numbers Drawn; 5, 13, 16, 24.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Bernadette Mulvihill Lynch, Corglass; Patrick Mortimer, Rakeevan; Claire Fay, Highfield; Kyle Higgins. Jackpot next week, €2,400.

 

 32 County Honda Challenge:

So when the ‘easy’ bit of getting around the 32 counties on Hondas was over, the hard bit of collecting money and sponsorship was going on over the last few weeks. On Saturday night last, in Kangley’s—where the whole idea took shape and grew legs—the presentation of the cheque to Bumbleance took place. The Crew had hoped to raise €30,000 on their travels but when all was counted, they had raised an incredible amount of €46,113 for the Children’s Ambulance Service!  A truly great achievement and great thanks must go to the organisers, the riders, the drivers, the collectors, the sponsors, families, friends and the communities who all gave so generously to such a worthy cause.

 

Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

Bailieborough Tidy Towns request that no posters or advertisements be put up in the town area that is: Main Street, all approach roads to the town from the 50 kilometre signs in, the roundabouts and the fence opposite Tesco. For a few weeks, there were no signs to be seen, but lately they have made their way back. We thank you for your cooperation.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns annual Christmas raffle, tickets available in all the shops around the town lots of prizes.

 

East Knockbride National School:

East Knockbride N. S are holding an enrolment evening for pupils who wish to enroll for September 2018 on Tuesday next, November 28th between 6.30pm and 7.30pm in the school. Parents and new pupils are welcome.

 

Bailieborough Heritage Society are hosting a talk on ‘The Evolution of Land Ownership from Landlords to Tenants’ by John O’ Donoghue in Bailieborough Library on Thursday 23rd November at 7.30pm.  Admission free, all welcome.

 

Bailieborough Shamrock’s Underage:

The Underage Presentation for the Underage Boys and Girls is on Saturday 25th November in the Community School from 5.30pm.  The two men who are attending the Presentation Night are none other than Armagh and Crossmaglen legend Oisin McConville and Cavans very own sharpshooter Seanie Johnson. All welcome.

Also on Saturday night, the Shamrocks are launching the DVD of their very successful ‘Lip Sync Battles’ in Nixys, The Square Bar at 9.00pm. A great night, not to be missed.

 

Charity Dog Walk:

On behalf of Bailieborough Vet Clinic, we (Conor Sheridan’s) would like to thank everyone who participated in our Annual Charity Dog Walk on Saturday 11th November. A huge thank you to all who donated including ‘Daybreak’ who kindly gave us refreshments for the event. The entire proceeds will be given directly to the Cavan SPCA. Hoping to see you all next year. Final donation figure to be announced later.

 

Classes at the B.D.A. Centre:

Beginners Class: We have Computers for beginners taking place in Bailieborough Business Centre, course is free. Phone: 042-96 94 716 or 086-794-9739 to reserve your place.

 

Mass of Remembrance:

The Annual Mass of Remembrance for all those who have died from the local community and for their bereaved families will take place on Saturday evening next, November 25th in St. Anne’s Church at 7.00pm.

 

Safe Pass:

Safe Pass course on Friday 14th December, fee €100 lunch included at Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Road. Please call 042-969-4716 or 086-794-9739 to reserve your place.

 

U16 County Champions:

Congratulations to the Bailieborough Community School’s  U16 boys who defeated St Aidan’s Comprehensive, Cootehill in the final of the U16 Cavan Schools competition in the 3G in Kingspan Breffni Park on Wednesday evening last. The lads won the game by 6—12 to 2—11. Well done to all the players involved and their successful management team of Mr Diver and Mr Kavanagh.

 

St. Vincent DePaul:

Now open during lunchtimes and an extra hour in the evenings. Our opening hours are:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 5pm, Saturdays from 10am to 1pm and 7pm to 9pm on Thursday’s for late night shopping. We would be delighted to accept donations of any unwanted Christmas decorations, trinkets, ornaments, etc. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any electrical items, so please do not donate lights or singing Santas, etc. Thank you for all the donations received since our last appeal. It’s greatly appreciated.

 

Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church:

An ‘Information Meeting’ for all parents of Servers, Choir Leaders, Sacristans, Volunteers, employees in the Parish (Bailieborough, Killann and Shercock) and all interested persons, will take place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Thursday, November 23rd at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort:

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort sincerely thank all who supported their recent Community Variety Concert, the amount raised was €5336. Thank you all.

 

Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival and Town Events.:

Our Christmas magazine will be printed in next week or so! Thanks to all the businesses who sponsored ads in aid of the Christmas Lights Fund and all the various groups who gave us content for the magazine, we got a fantastic response! Most of the Christmas Lights are now in place and ready for the big switch-on on Saturday, December 2nd.

 

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

Another great weekend for the Club’s two senior sides. The Reserve B side had a great away win in Summerhill on Saturday last, when they defeated Summerhill Park Celtic by 2—0. Graham Bayliss with both goals.

On Friday night at the Vale Grounds, the Senior A side had a tough 4-1 win over Rathkenny. Tony O’Reilly, Jude Collins and Conor Noone (2) got the all-important goals to keep the side top of the table.

 

Cavan Birdwatch:

Dundalk is always a favourite with Cavan Birdwatch branch. There is an abundance of waders and migrating birds with great sites to watch them from.

We will be holding an outing to Dundalk bay on Sunday, 26th November. Meet at the docks at 12 noon. Park at Lidl carpark and cross the road to The Spirit Store. Bring a packed lunch and wear warm outdoor gear.

If you have any questions, email cavanbirdwatching@gmail.com

Or on the day phone Michael on 086 8854989 if you need assistance.

Birdwatch Ireland’s Niall Hatch will present a talk about garden birds in the Johnston Library, Cavan on Thursday, 23rd November at 7 p.m. all are welcome. No booking necessary.

 

Bailieborough Social Day Group:

The next get-together of the Social Day Group takes place, today, Wednesday, November 22nd in the Community Centre from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. New members are always most welcome.

 

Baby and Toddler Group:

Bailieborough Library Baby and Toddler Group starts back every Wednesday at the earlier time of 10am. All babies, toddlers, parents and minders are welcome. No charge.

 

Christmas Craft Fair and Cake Sale:

Ballinamoney Parent’s Association are holding a Christmas Craft Fair and Cake Sale on Sunday 3rd December, in St. Marys Hall, Tierworker from 10.30am until 1.30pm. Great opportunity to do a spot of Christmas shopping, and pick up some tasty treats.  Guest appearance by Santa. All welcome.

 

Bailieborough Pioneer Association (PTAA):

Seniors or Juniors wishing to join or re-join the association, please contact: 086 3664097 or 086 4054000.

 

The Open Door Sessions:

Mary McEvoy, Jan Muyllaert and Chasing Felix for ‘The Open Door Sessions’ 1st Birthday/Christmas Party.

Founded in December 2016, The Open Door Sessions, Bailieborough’s monthly Arts and Music Gathering, celebrates their first birthday with a Christmas/Birthday party from 9.00pm on Friday 1st December at Nixy’s, The Square, Bailieborough.

The Open Door Sessions are delighted to welcome actress Mary McEvoy who will be interviewed and perform a monologue; Jan Muyllaert harp maker /musician and Dublin-based band Chasing Felix.

Mary McEvoy is well-known for her role as Biddy in Glenroe from 1983-2000. Since then Mary has performed in numerous plays, including Big MaggieSiveThe FieldThe ChastituteThe Vagina MonologuesShirley ValentineThe MatchmakerThe Year of the HikerDancing at LughnasaWhippyThe Life and Times of Selma MaeMoonlight and Music and Jo Bangles. She has just completed a tour of John B. Keane’s The Successful TD with Jon Kenny and Michael Scott.

Jan Muyllaert: Originally from Antwerp, Belgium, Jan has lived in Navan for forty-five years. He is busy fulltime making stringed instruments, mainly harps, but also mandolin, busuki, guitar etc. He is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and practices the guitar and poetry. He loves performing in all sorts of venues purely for the pleasure it brings him. As far as Jan is concerned, ‘any day that nothing creative happens is a not a good one.’
Chasing Felix is a Dublin based band with songs falling into the genres of Electro-Rock, Indietronica and Synth-Pop. Formed in June 2016 the band have recently released their second single, ‘Ghosts (In My Head)’. Band members are Damien Fegan (originally from Ballyjamesduff), Gavin Doyle and Peter Dzvonik. Finger food will be provided on the night.

Admission is free. Donations will be appreciated!

 

Cavan Institute:

To celebrate ‘College Awareness Week’, the Cavan Institute is holding an ‘Information Evening’ for parents of post primary students on Wednesday next, November 22nd at 7.30pm in its Cathedral Road Campus. Why not join them and find out the benefits of completing a PLC Course in Cavan Institute. Alternately, you and your son/daughter may also consider attending the ‘Drop In’ day on Saturday, November 25th from 12 noon to 4.00pm. These are great opportunities to chat to their staff, find out about the further education sector and discuss the options available to school leavers and adult learners, so don’t miss out!!

 

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for November, December 2017 and January 2018:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–November 26th (Sunday 12.30pm), December 9th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and December 17th (Sunday, 12.30pm), January 13th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and January 27th (Sunday, 12.30pm).

 

Bailieborough Library:

Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

Beginner Conversational Irish Class for Adults who would like to learn the basics.

Bailieborough Library Parent, Baby and Toddler Group has proven to be a vital life line for all stay-at-home parents who may be new to the area and wish to get out of the house and make new friends. There is a huge range of toys for children to play with, while parents can enjoy a cup of tea and chat.

The group meets at the Library Arts space every Wednesday at 10.30am-12pm. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events.

Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.

 

‘Doubt’: Following a hugely successful run “Doubt “is back by popular demand at the Ramor Theatre on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November at 8.00pm.

Directed by Padraic McIntyre this stunning play in which School Principal Sister Aloysius locks horns with Parish Priest Father Flynn in 1960’s New York.  Who is right?… Who will win the battle?  It might be left with the audience to decide. Booking 049 8547074 or www.ramortheatre.com

 

Annual Christmas Parade of Lights Tractor Run and Family Fun Day

with special guests ‘Grassmen’ hosted by Active Agri Association.

All Vehicles must be—roadworthy and fully insured— welcome.

(Lorries, Tractors, Vans, Cars and Bikes).

Saturday 2nd December 2017.

Proceeds for the Children’s Ward in Cavan General Hospital.

Starting from Killinkere Leisure Centre at 4pm Sharp. The route starts from Killinkere Leisure Centre and will pass through: Cross, Mullagh,

Kingscourt, Bailieborough and then back to Killinkere Leisure Centre.

The route is 51km long and it will take just over 2 hours to complete.

Registration €20 from 11am on the day.

Kids Peddle Tractor Parade at 3pm /Raffle on the day.

For More Details Contact one of the following numbers:

Floyd McNeill (086) 8739323, Charlie McCann (087)3992050, Peter O’Reilly (087)2734338, Alan Kieran (086)3352885, Martin Murray (086)3027193,                                       Ryan Carroll (086)8957348, Pamela Chambers (086)3207728,                         Ciara Byers (087)7106882 or Gwen McNeill (086)1648714.

 

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 20th November 2017

Under 6/8/10; These lads continue to beaver away learning the hurling skills in Kingscourt and Bailieborough. This week’s Kingscourt group will train on Wednesday in the Community Centre at 7.15 due to the trade fair preparations from Thursday. Bailieborough group on Friday as normal.

Above; The Kingscourt indoor hurling group on Thursday.

Under 12/13; The lads finished out their season with a good workout on the 3G last week.

Under 16; Our U16s began their 3G games last Wednesday.

Congratulations; Congratulations to Bailieborough Community School on their recent U16 football win. ECG hurling men represented on the squad and congratulations to them also.

Foundation level hurling award/ Child protection/ Garda vetting:

As a club we need to get as many people Garda vetted and through the child protection course to keep the show on the road. It is vitally important that the club is well represented as it is a strict GAA requirement and must be adhered to. Those who wish to do a Foundation Level hurling course are most welcome to also. The next of these are on Saturday 9th December with the child protection and Foundation level hurling on the one day in Breffni Park so a great opportunity to get both done.

The week ahead; Wednesday; U16 Breffni 3G 7pm. Kingscourt indoors in the Community Centre U6/8/10 from 7.15-8.15 (please note the change of day and time for this week.

Friday; Bailieborough indoors at the BCS sports hall U6/8 6-7. U10 7-8.

 

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 or Edel Fox 086 1004030.

 

CITIZENS INFORMATION:

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Outreach Service in Bailieboro (The Library) on Tuesdays, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This is a weekly service.  Any enquiries 076 1075200.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous:

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

 

Bailieborough News. November 13th 2017. Matthew J. Cullen.

Hardtimes Chorus:

WOW, what can we say? Just blown away by the audience on Friday night last! Absolutely great to see St. Anne’s Church full to capacity. Many thanks to all who came to the show and for all your lovely comments after the show, it makes 5 months of getting the show together, so well worth it all. To our Fantastic Choir, Musicians, Choir Manager, Musical Director and Crew, we thank you all so much. To Fr. Michael Router for the use of the beautiful St. Anne’s Church for our rehearsals and the church sacristans, thank you so much for all your help. Thanks to Paddy McDonald, David Coleman and Gavin Mackey who helped park the cars at St Annes Church for the concert and thank you all again so much for attending in such large numbers.

 

Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 11/11/17.  Numbers Drawn; 2, 3, 4, 17.  No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; John Dempsey, Cavan Rd; Martina Argue, Monaghanoose; Helena O’Reilly, Nolagh; Brid Smith, Rakeevan. Jackpot next week, €2,300.

 

32 County Honda Challenge:

On Saturday night next, November 18th, the proceeds from the recent ’32 County Honda Challenge’ will be presented to the National Children’s Ambulance Service in Kangley’s, commencing at 9.30pm. Music will be provided by ‘Shane O’ and all are most welcome to come along and have a great night’s entertainment and show support for a very good cause.

 

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughters, Teresa and Geraldine, sons in law Peter and Paul, brother Patrick, sister Mary, grandchildren, sister in law, nephew, nieces, relatives and friends on the death of John McCabe, Granafarna, Grouse Hall, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Saturday, 4th November 2017. John was predeceased by his wife Eileen some time ago. John’s Funeral Mass took place in St Mary’s Church, Clonaphilip on Monday, November 6th, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

 

New Bridge at the Town Lake:

The bridge at Town Lake Bailieborough has been completed, replacing the old wooden one with a concrete one. Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Paddy McDonald sourced the concrete beam through Tom Farrelly from O’Reilly Brothers, Kingscourt. Cllr Sarah O’Reilly sourced funding through Bailieborough CE Scheme for the stainless steel handrails crafted and fitted by Martin McGuirk. Thank you to David Gorham from Carolan and Murphy for lifting the beam into place. A huge thank you to everyone involved. A great example of community working together!

 

Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

Bailieborough Tidy Towns request that no posters or advertisements be put up in the town area that is: Main Street, all approach roads to the town from the 50 kilometre signs in, the roundabouts and the fence opposite Tesco. For a few weeks, there were no signs to be seen, but lately they have made their way back. We thank you for your cooperation.

 

Bailieborough Children’s Playground:

AUTUMN CLEAN UP – THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who took time out of their schedules on Friday morning last to clean up our local playground in Bailieborough. It looks fantastic and it couldn’t have been done without all your help. Helpers included Sam Porter, Pat Argue, Nicholas O’Callaghan, Martin Murray and Seamus Sheridan. Thanks to the help of the local Community Employment Scheme and their manager Breffni Clarke who have it looking great!  The Book Boxes have been temporarily removed and are going to be refurbished and replaced soon again.

 

Bailieborough Shamrock’s Underage:

The Underage AGM takes place on Saturday next, 18th November at 8.30pm in the Clubrooms in St Annes Park.

The Underage Presentation for the Underage Boys and Girls is on Saturday 25th November in the Community School from 5.30pm. All welcome to both events.

 

Classes at the B.D.A. Centre:

Beginners Class: We have Computers for beginners taking place in Bailieborough Business Centre, course is free. Phone: 042-96 94 716 or 086-794-9739 to reserve your place.

 

Enrolment for First Communion:

The students in second class in St. Annes N.S., The Vale N.S. and in the Model School will be enrolled for the First Communion preparation programme at the 7.00pm Mass on Saturday evening  next, November 18th.

 

Safe Pass:

Safe Pass course on Friday 14th December, fee €100 lunch included at Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Road. Please call 042-969-4716 or 086-794-9739 to reserve your place.

 

Bridge Results:

Tuesday, October 31st: First: John McGahan and Tom Moran, Second: Olive Kellett and Gemma McCabe. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Patsy Corcoran. Third: Pauline McEvoy and Rosaleen Keegan.

Tuesday, November 8th: First: Una Stafford and Vera Bell, Second: Tom Moran and John McGahan. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Rosaleen Mackey.

Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Hotel Bailie at 8.00pm. New members are always most welcome.

 

St. Vincent DePaul:

Our Vincent’s Shop on Main Street has now decided to open during lunchtimes and an extra hour in the evenings and therefore our opening hours have now changed to:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 5pm, Saturdays from 10am to 1pm and 7pm to 9pm on Thursday’s for late night shopping. Please donate any unwanted Halloween costumes and any paper or plastic bags as well as clothes, household and bric a brac as normal. Thank you for all the donations received since our last appeal. It’s greatly appreciated.

 

Farm Safety Talk:

Peter Gohery from Galway, a farm accident survivor, will give a talk on Farm Safety at the Library on Thursday, November 16th at 7.30pm. This high impact talk is a must for all farming families. Admission is FREE!

 

Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church:

An ‘Information Meeting’ for all parents of Servers, Choir Leaders, Sacristans, Volunteers, employees in the Parish (Bailieborough, Killann and Shercock) and all interested persons, will take place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Thursday, November 23rd at 7.30pm.

 

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

Two great results for the Club’s Senior sides over the weekend. The Senior ‘A’ side had a hard fought 3—1 win over Navan side Parkvilla at the Vale Grounds on Friday evening, with Sean Clerkin, Jamie Fitzgerald and Tommy Rogers getting the all-important goals. With half the season gone, the side are still top of the table but many more hard games have still to be played.

The Reserve ‘B’ side had a great result in the local ‘derby’ match away to Virginia 0-2 Bailieboro Celtic on Saturday afternoon. Ciaran McCabe with the first goal and Tom Tully with the second ensured Bailieboro secured the points.

 

Baby and Toddler Group:

Bailieborough Library Baby and Toddler Group starts back every Wednesday at the earlier time of 10am. All babies, toddlers, parents and minders are welcome. No charge.

 

Bailieborough Pioneer Association (PTAA):

Seniors or juniors wishing to join or re-join the association please contact: 086 3664097 or 086 4054000.

 

Cavan Institute:

To celebrate ‘College Awareness Week’, the Cavan Institute is holding an ‘Information Evening’ for parents of post primary students on Wednesday next, November 22nd at 7.30pm in its Cathedral Road Campus. Why not join them and find out the benefits of completing a PLC Course in Cavan Institute. Alternately, you and your son/daughter may also consider attending the ‘Drop In’ day on Saturday, November 25th from 12 noon to 4.00pm. These are great opportunities to chat to their staff, find out about the further education sector and discuss the options available to school leavers and adult learners, so don’t miss out!!

 

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for November and December 2017:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–November 26th (Sunday 12.30pm), December 9th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and December 17th (Sunday, 12.30pm).

 

Bailieborough Library: Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

Beginner Conversational Irish Class for Adults who would like to learn the basics.

Bailieborough Library Parent, Baby and Toddler Group has proven to be a vital life line for all stay-at-home parents who may be new to the area and wish to get out of the house and make new friends. There is a huge range of toys for children to play with, while parents can enjoy a cup of tea and chat.

The group meets at the Library Arts space every Wednesday at 10.30am-12pm. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events.

Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.

 

Local Fundraiser:

A Fundraiser in aid of the Steele family, Killinkere—who recently lost their family home through fire—will take place in Killinkere Leisure Centre on Saturday, November 18th at 8.30pm. The event will consist of a Table Quiz and Auction and all are most welcome to attend.

 

‘Doubt’:

Following a hugely successful run “Doubt “is back by popular demand at the Ramor Theatre on Friday 17th, Saturday18th, Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November at 8.00pm.

Directed by Padraic McIntyre this stunning play in which School Principal Sister Aloysius locks horns with Parish Priest Father Flynn in 1960’s New York.  Who is right?… Who will win the battle?  It might be left with the audience to decide. Booking 049 8547074 or www.ramortheatre.com

 

Cumann Seanchas Bhreifne (Breifne Historical Society)
Invites you to join them on Thursday 16th  November 2017 at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre, St. Patrick’s College, Cavan for a lecture by Fr. Ultan McGoohan entitled, ‘The Noggin of Hell-Fire’—The Parish mission movement in Kilmore diocese 1850-80. All welcome.

 

Annual Christmas Parade of Lights Tractor Run and Family Fun Day

with special guests ‘Grassmen’ hosted by Active Agri Association.

All Vehicles must be—roadworthy and fully insured— welcome.

(Lorries, Tractors, Vans, Cars and Bikes).

Saturday 2nd December 2017.

Proceeds for the Children’s Ward in Cavan General Hospital.

Starting from Killinkere Leisure Centre at 4pm Sharp.

Registration €20 from 11am on the day.

Kids Peddle Tractor Parade at 3pm /Raffle on the day.

For More Details Contact one of the following numbers:

Floyd McNeill (086) 8739323, Charlie McCann (087)3992050, Peter O’Reilly (087)2734338, Alan Kieran (086)3352885, Martin Murray (086)3027193,                                       Ryan Carroll (086)8957348, Pamela Chambers (086)3207728,                         Ciara Byers (087)7106882 or Gwen McNeill (086)1648714.

 

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 or Edel Fox 086 1004030.

 

CITIZENS INFORMATION:

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Outreach Service in Bailieboro (The Library) on Tuesdays, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This is a weekly service.  Any enquiries 076 1075200.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous:

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

 

Bailieborough News. November 6th 2017. Matthew J. Cullen.

Hardtimes Chorus

Only a couple of days left until our new show in St Anne’s Church Bailieborough on Friday night next, 10th November. Have you got your tickets yet? Tickets at €15 now available in Bailie Stores, Hotel Bailie, Supervalu or on the door on the night. The show titled’ Thank You for the Music’ is a celebration of music and song from various artists and genres down the years. The Chorus, Director Claire Reilly and their backing musicians have devoted a huge amount of time and effort in preparing what will be a very special Musical treat. A Choir of 50 singers’ and10 musicians promises a night not to be missed in celebration of the renovation of our beloved St Anne’s Church. Show starts at 8pm, hope to see you all there.

 

Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 04/11/17.  Numbers Drawn; 1, 9, 11, 20.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Sharon Ledwith, Cloverhill; Donna Mullen, Maio; Shane Gorman, Borora Park; M Giles, Barrack St. Jackpot next week, €2,200.

 

32 County Honda Challenge:

On Thursday morning, October 26th, 30 riders on Honda 50’s/70’s/90’s and one Honda 90 trike left Bailieborough to take part in the 32 Counties Honda Challenge—which was to travel through the 32 counties on the island and in doing so to raise funds for ‘Bumbleance’ (The National Children’s Ambulance Service). It is hoped that the funds raised on this epic journey will go towards the purchase of a dedicated Children’s Ambulance for the North Eastern Region. The riders that took part were: Dwayne Lyng, Paddy Rodgers, Gary Gargan, Aidan Cunningham, Conor O’Reilly, Pauric Garvey, John Sheenan, Niall Mulligan (Mohill, Leitrim), Peter Crosby, John McDonald, Gordon Hall, Gary Soden, Brendan Morgan (Wexford), Gerry Martin, Brendan Byrne, Ronan Higgins, Damien Carroll, Paddy Smyth, Darren Gray, Shane Fox, Michael Smith, Paudie O’Reilly, Christopher Denning, Eoghan Smith, Eugene Clarke, Barry Connelly, Tom Heffernan, Matthew Donoghue, Paddy McGuinness and Tommy Martin. Drivers: Brendan Collins, Paul Heffernan and Martin Murray. Collectors: Sarah Fay, Majella Smith, Louise Collins, Aine Collins, Shauna Smith, Ruth Garvey, Laura Plunkett and Roisin McDonald. All the patrons and staff of ‘Kangley’s’, all who donated and anyone else who helped out in any way.

In their epic five-day journey the lads received terrific encouragement everywhere they passed through with people coming out and cheering them on. The weather was mostly kind to them and remarkably there were very few mechanical issues with their machinery. On Bank Holiday Monday, October 30th, hundreds of people lined Main St, to welcome the lads home. They were joined on the last few legs of the journey by other Honda 50 riders and there were nearly 80 bikes in the cavalcade that entered the town close to 4.00pm, creating a colourful, cheery and noisy spectacle, which is seldom seen nowadays. Local T.D Niamh Smyth welcomed the lads home and event organiser and participant, Gary Gargan also thanked all who had helped in organising and making the event such a success.  The Funds raised from the event will be presented in due course and the question that everybody was asking on Monday evening was, ‘How are we going to surpass that next year’????

 

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Joy, children Jane, Iveagh and Evan and their partners Ernie, Audrey and Eileen, grandchild John, sister Norma, relatives and friends on the death of David Ernest Roberts Jameson, Main Street, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, 26th October 2017. David’s Funeral Service took place in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Bailieborough, on Sunday, October 29th with burial afterwards in Urcher Graveyard.

 

Classes at the B.D.A. Centre:

Beginners Class: We have Computers for beginners taking place in Bailieborough Business Centre, course is free. Phone: 042-96 94 716 or 086-794-9739 to reserve your place.

 

Annual Sponsored Dog Walk:

The Annual sponsored Dog Walk in aid of CSPCA will take place on Saturday next, 11th November at 12.30 starting from Bailieboro Veterinary Clinic, (Conor Sheridan’s). Sponsorship cards can be collected at the Clinic and donations accepted. All dogs must be on a lead. Raffle and refreshments on the day. Everyone welcome,

 

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort:

We the committee feel deeply grateful to the exceptionally large crowds who came out on Friday and Saturday nights, to support our Community Variety Concert. To all who sponsored the event and to everyone who gave spot prizes, we wish to acknowledge you all – Millbrook Foods, Oldcastle; Pallas Foods, Dublin; Keelings, Dublin (Cathy Fox); Tesco; Donoghue’s Carry Out; C Mac Electrical (Matthew Cahill); A.C.S. (Adrian Cahill); Waller Bros; McCullagh Construction; Kevin and Gail Carolan; John and Ita Kiernan; Micheal and Joan Giles.

To all the individual artists and musicians, dancers and performers, Bailieborough Drama Group, Don Baker and Eddie Brady and Friends.

To the Hardtimes Chorus thank you for being part of our concert and we wish you every success with your concert “Thank you for the Music” on Friday night 10th November, in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough at 8pm.

And finally to Alex Coleman, Anglo Celt for covering the concert on Friday night.

Without support like this we would not be able to do what we do.

A massive Thank You!

 

Bailieborough Garden Group:

The next meeting of the Bailieborough Garden Group will take place on Monday next, November 13th at 8pm in Fox’s Lounge, Bailieborough. Eva Fidgeon from The Holistic Gardens, Glassleck will talk to us about how therapeutic gardening can be for both the mind and body and give us some stretching techniques to keep us nimble. Everyone welcome.

 

St. Vincent DePaul:

Our Vincent’s Shop on Main Street has now decided to open during lunchtimes and an extra hour in the evenings and therefore our opening hours have now changed to:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 5pm, Saturdays from 10am to 1pm and 7pm to 9pm on Thursday’s for late night shopping. Please donate any unwanted Halloween costumes and any paper or plastic bags as well as clothes, household and bric a brac as normal. Thank you for all the donations received since our last appeal. It’s greatly appreciated.

 

Congratulations and Well Done:

Congratulations and well done to the players, managers, mentors and parents of the Bailieborough Shamrocks under 14 boys team who are the County Under 14 Division 1 Championship Winners for the 2nd year in a row. They defeated a strong Castletara side by 10 points to 7 in Kingspan Breffni Park on Sunday last. Also well done to the ‘Shamrocks under 11 Girl’s side who won the County Championship in Kilnaleck on Saturday last, when they defeated Killygarry by 7 points to 5 in the County final replay.

 

Farm Safety Talk:

Peter Gohery from Galway, a farm accident survivor, will give a talk on Farm Safety at the Library on Thursday, November 16th at 7.30pm. This high impact talk is a must for all farming families. Admission is FREE!

 

Bailieborough Children’s Playground:

AUTUMN CLEAN UP in the playground on Friday next, 10th November from 10am to 12noon. If you are willing to help out please get in touch. Many hands make light work! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 042-966 66 66.

 

Dhuish Group Water Scheme:

Due to the annual maintenance of the water supply network, there may be a reduction in water pressure in the coming week. This work is necessary in order to maintain the high quality of the water supply.

 

Social Dancing:

Our dance this month will be on next Saturday next, 11th of November in the Community Centre. Music will be by ‘Show Bud’, with the usual refreshments. Always a good night. All welcome.

 

Introductory Workshop:

‘The Science behind Your Smartphone’ is a 2 hour introductory workshop on how to use smart phones and tablets at the Library on Tuesday, November 14th at 10.30am. The workshop is FREE but places are limited. Phone 042 9665779 to book your place.

 

Baby and Toddler Group:

Bailieborough Library Baby and Toddler Group starts back every Wednesday at the earlier time of 10am. All babies, toddlers, parents and minders are welcome. No charge.

 

Bailieborough Social Day Group:

Next get-together for the Bailieborough Social Day Group takes place on Wednesday, November 8th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are always welcome to come along and join in the activities.

 

Irish Dance Classes:

Irish Dance Classes with World Champion Dancers, Aishling and Emma Fox takes place in Tierworker Hall on Wednesday and Friday evenings. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact: 087 205 9128 or 087 969 9235.

 

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for October and November 2017:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–November 12th (Sunday, 12.30pm,) November 26th (Sunday 12.30pm), December 9th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and December 17th (Sunday, 12.30pm).

 

Bailieborough Library:

Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

Beginner Conversational Irish Class for Adults who would like to learn the basics.

Bailieborough Library Parent, Baby and Toddler Group has proven to be a vital life line for all stay-at-home parents who may be new to the area and wish to get out of the house and make new friends. There is a huge range of toys for children to play with, while parents can enjoy a cup of tea and chat.

The group meets at the Library Arts space every Wednesday at 10.30am-12pm. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events.

Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 6th November 2017

Under 6/8/10; We hope all enjoyed the Halloween break. Indoor hurling returns this week in both Kingscourt and Bailieborough all he a through to early December with some matches v local opposition to come also. New players always very welcome.

Under 12/13; the final round of the U13 takes place this coming Wednesday in Breffni 3G.

Adult and Minor; the first round of the Cavan league is scheduled for next Sunday on the 3G at Breffni Park. Times tbc.

Congratulations; Congratulations to Bailieborough Shamrocks on winning the Cavan Division 1 U14 football title on Sunday last. Lots of ECG hurling men represented on the squad and congrats to them also.

The week ahead;

Wednesday; U13 Breffni 3G 7pm.

Thursday; Kingscourt indoors in the Community Centre U6/8/10 at 6.45.

Friday; Bailieborough indoors at the BCS sports hall U6/8 6-7. U10 7-8.

Sunday; Adult Cavan league Breffni 3G.

 

Local Fundraiser:

A Fundraiser in aid of the Steele family, Killinkere—who recently lost their family home through fire—will take place in Killinkere Leisure Centre on Saturday, November 18th at 8.30pm. The event will consist of a Table Quiz and Auction and all are most welcome to attend.

 

Tullyvin Musical Society are taking to the stage with ‘9 to 5 the Musical’. Shows are running from November 15th-18th in Tullyvin Community Centre. Show starts at 8pm. Jam packed with great songs, music and plenty of laughs… Don’t miss out! Ticket Hotline : 089-7079960 or contact members of Tullyvin Musical Society for tickets.

 

Cumann Seanchas Bhreifne (Breifne Historical Society)
Invites you to join them on Thursday 16th  November 2017 at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre, St. Patrick’s College, Cavan for a lecture by Fr. Ultan McGoohan entitled, ‘The Noggin of hell-fire’—The Parish mission movement in Kilmore diocese 1850-80. All welcome.

 

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 or Edel Fox 086 1004030.

 

CITIZENS INFORMATION:

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Outreach Service in Bailieboro (The Library) on Tuesdays, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This is a weekly service.  Any enquiries 076 1075200.

 

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

 

Bailieborough News. October 23rd 2017. Matthew J. Cullen.

32 County Honda Challenge:

Tomorrow morning, Thursday, October 26th, 32 Honda 50/ 70/ 90’s and their support crews and vehicles will leave from Kangley’s, Main St., at 9.00am to take part in what will be a massive undertaking to try and complete the ’32 County Honda Challenge’ and in doing so, they hope to raise funds for Bumbleance—The Children’s National Ambulance Service. The event will take 5 days to complete and they hope to have travelled through the 32 counties when they arrive back in Bailieborough on Monday evening. So, come out early on Thursday morning to wish these hardy souls well on their journey and if you cannot make it on Thursday, then please welcome them back on Monday evening.

The list of towns that the bikes will be passing through each day, is as follows:

Thursday 26th October:

Kingscourt (Cavan), Drogheda (Louth), Skerries (Dublin), Ashbourne (Meath), Maynooth (Kildare), Blessington (Wicklow),
Carlow Town (Carlow), Leighlin Road (Laois), Kilkenny Town (Kilkenny).

Friday 27th October: New Ross (Wexford), Carrick-On-Suir (Waterford)
Clonmel (Tipperary), Mitchelstown and Mallow (Cork), Kilbeheny (Limerick)
Killarney, Tralee and Listowel (Kerry).

Saturday 28th October:

Ennis (Clare), Loughrea and Ballinasloe (Galway),
Shannonbridge (Offaly), Frenchpark (Roscommon), Athlone (Westmeath),
Longford Town (Longford), Carrick-On-Shannon (Leitrim), Charlestown (Mayo), Sligo Town (Sligo).

Sunday 29th October:

Bundoran (Donegal), Enniskillen (Fermanagh), Omagh (Tyrone), Derry City (Derry), Ballymena (Antrim).

Monday 30th October:

Lurgan and Keady (Armagh), Gilford (Down), Castleblayney (Monaghan), Shercock and Bailieborough (Cavan).

If you have friends, relatives or workmates along any of the routes, please ask them to come out and encourage the riders on this epic fundraiser.

All support and donations are much appreciated.

 

‘Scary Walk’!!:

The Midsummer Festival and Christmas Lights committee are hosting a ‘Scary Walk ‘for all the family on Friday next, 27th October at 7pm from St Anne’s car park (beside the lake). Please come and support. Entry fee: €10 per family, €5 per child. Fun, hot drinks and nibbles, face painting and plenty of scary stuff!!!! Join your ‘Community frights for Christmas Lights’!!

 

Bailieboro Cancer Comfort presents “A Community Variety Concert” on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November 2017, in Bailieborough Community Centre at 8.30pm. €10 entrance fee at the door. Please come and enjoy a good night’s entertainment.

 

Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

Bailieborough Tidy Towns request that no posters or advertisements be put up in the Town area that is Main Street, all approach roads from the 50k signs in to the town, the roundabouts and the fence opposite Tesco. We thank you for your cooperation.

 

Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 21/10/17.  Numbers Drawn; 6, 7, 20, 24.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Donna Mullen, Maio; Aoife and Lian Moore, Bracklin; Sean Clarke, c/o Fox’s; John Ed Sheanon, Market Sq. Jackpot next week, €2,000.

 

St. Annes N.S. celebrates its 60th Anniversary this year:

The school intends to mark this occasion and wishes to compile a collection of Photographs associated with the school. If you have any photographs to add to this important collection, please call to the school office where photographs will be scanned. All original photographs will be returned.

 

Bailieborough Celtic AFC:

Winter Academy for under 7’s and under 8’s year born 2010/2011. Price €20 per child to cover registration and weekly subs over 8 week period. Beginning Saturday 28th October depending on numbers. Contact Keith Burke on (086) 163 1538 for further information.

 

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to family Sinead, Fiona, Sam and Joan, mother Nora, sister Mary, brother in law Declan, grandchildren Conor, Cian, Daniel, Ryan, Sophie and Alex, sons-in-law Peter and Tom, Sam’s partner Lisa, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and beloved pets Mara and Trixie on the death of Brian (Timothy) Duggan, Twin Oaks, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away suddenly on Monday, 16th  October, 2017, at his residence. Brian’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, on Thursday, October 19th followed by cremation in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.

 

East Cavan Gaels: Hurling Club:

East Cavan Gaels are currently recruiting minor and adult players to join their Club, to enter into competitions for the first time, starting with a new 9-a-side league. All adults/minors from the entire region i.e. Bailieborough, Shercock, Killann, Knockbride, Killinkere, Mullagh areas, who wish to join us are invited to come along. Training takes place every Sunday morning in Kingscourt at 11.00am.

 

‘Vincent’s Shop’, Main St:

Our Vincent’s Shop on Main Street has now decided to open during lunchtimes, so our opening hours have now changed to Monday ,Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 4pm. Saturday, 10am to 1pm and 8pm to 9pm on Thursday’s for late night shopping. Please donate any unwanted Halloween costumes and any paper or plastic bags as well as clothes, household and bric a brac as normal. Thank you for all the donations received since our last appeal—it’s greatly appreciated.

 

Cavan Masters:

Good luck to the Bailieborough players who will be part of the Cavan Masters Team that will be playing Sligo in the Masters All Semi-finals in Drumlish on Saturday next, October 28th, at 5pm.

 

Classes at the B.D.A. Centre:

Beginners Class: We have Computers for beginners taking place in Bailieborough Business Centre, course is free. Phone: 042-96 94 716 or 086-794-9739 to reserve your place.

 

Hardtimes Chorus 3 Weeks to go to our brand new show ‘Thank You For The Music’ in St Anne’s Church, Bailieborough at 8pm. Tickets are now on sale costing €15 each from Bailie Stores, Bailie Hotel, Supervalu and after all weekend Mass’s in St Anne’s Church. FRIDAY 10th NOVEMBER is the date you need put in your diary, it’s a show you won’t want to miss. Our best yet! Spread the word and get your ticket soon.

 

Christmas Lights:

New lights have been ordered for the Town which will include Churches, Christmas Tree and Library and some light weight lights for across the street, to add to existing the ones. The Committee are preparing a Christmas booklet and would appreciate any donations or advertisements from business in the local area. They are also looking for content from any club or any organisation in the town—from the year 2017. Please contact any committee member. Santa will be on the Market Square on Saturday, December 2nd. Looking for all your support and also volunteers to help put up the lights next month!

 

Skills for Work – Free Computer Training Locally

Skills for Work are currently organising a number of Computer Courses locally in the Enterprise Centre in Bailieboro.  Courses include Spreadsheets, Word and Computers for Farmers.  If you are employed, self –employed or farming, these courses are free.

All enquiries can be directed to Mary – Skills for Work, Cavan on 087 9731103 or email marydalton@cmetb.ie or Regina Clark ALO on 049 8553528 or emailreginaclarke@cmetb.ie

 

Knockbride Fun Run:

Tunnyduff N.S. Parents Association are organising a 5k fun-run as well as a 10k run on Sunday next, 29th October at 1.30pm. Registration takes place from 12pm onwards at Tunnyduff Community Hall. Refreshments will be available after the run. All support will be greatly appreciated.

 

Learn to Jive:

‘Learn to Jive’ with Mairéad Gaffney and Craig Lovett. Five week course commencing at 8.30pm on Tuesday, 7th November in The Hideout, Bailieborough.  No partner needed.  Contact 086 1763044/ 086 1928568 for further details.

 

Baby and Toddler Group: 

Bailieborough Library Baby and Toddler Group starts back every Wednesday at the earlier time of 10am. All babies, toddlers, parents and minders are welcome. No charge.

 

Irish Dance Classes:

Irish Dance Classes with World Champion Dancers, Aishling and Emma Fox takes place in Tierworker Hall on Wednesday and Friday evenings. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact: 087 205 9128 or 087 969 9235.

 

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for October and November 2017:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–November 12th (Sunday, 12.30pm,) November 26th (Sunday 12.30pm), December 9th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and December 17th (Sunday, 12.30pm).

 

Bailieborough Library: Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

Beginner Conversational Irish Class for Adults who would like to learn the basics.

Bailieborough Library Parent, Baby and Toddler Group has proven to be a vital life line for all stay-at-home parents who may be new to the area and wish to get out of the house and make new friends. There is a huge range of toys for children to play with, while parents can enjoy a cup of tea and chat.

The group meets at the Library Arts space every Wednesday at 10.30am-12pm. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events.

Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.

 

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 23rd October 2017

Things beginning to quieten down……

Under 6/8/10; Great work going on with both groups. We lost this week’s sessions due to the stormy conditions but we are ready again for this week. Some games v local opposition coming up soon. Well done to all especially our new recruits. Training indoors every Thursday and Friday in Kingscourt and Bailieborough respectively.

Under 12/13; Our 2 sides performed very well on Wednesday last in Breffni. Round 2 this Wednesday.

Wednesdays U13 squad in Breffni.

Adult and Minor; We have entered into the Cavan 9 a side adult league beginning in November on the 3G. This will be our first ever taste of adult hurling in the club and will act as preparation for a full 15 a side team in 2018. Training for all adult and minor players will be on Sunday mornings in Kingscourt Stars GAA grounds at 11am sharp.

The week ahead;

Wednesday; U13 Breffni 3G 7pm.

Thursday;. Kingscourt indoors in the Community Centre U6/8/10 at 6.45.

Friday; Bailieborough indoors at the BCS sports hall U6/8 6-7. U10 7-8.

Sunday; Adult and minor training 11am in Kingscourt Stars GAA grounds.

 

THE GALLANT 5KM/10KM CHALLENGE:

In aid of St Christopher’s Hospice Cavan takes place on Saturday 28th October 2017.  This event will start and finish at McSeains Bar, Cornafean and will be marked out and stewarded along the route to guide you along the way to whichever distance you decide to participate in. Main sponsors are MacManus Pharmacies Cavan, O’Neill’s Pub and Shop in Redhills and Garry Smith from Smith’s Catering in Ballyconnell. Over the previous 13 years the Challenge has been an outstanding success raising €367,000 for this wonderful cause. There will be loads of surprises and craic on the day and it will be a fantastic day for the family.  Entry fee on the day to participate in the Challenge is voluntary.  Anyone wishing to donate to this very worthy cause can do so by leaving donations in the Village Foodstore, Crossdoney.  All donations are greatly accepted.

Sponsorship cards are available from St Christopher’s Hospice 049-4332999, Ciaran Weir 086-0753309, William Hughes on 086-3584700 and Village Foodstore in Crossdoney.  Please COME ALONG and support this worthy cause!!

 

Halloween Camps:

Tanagh Forest School (6-11yrs) and Tanagh Bush Camp Craft (12-15yrs) camps are running over the Halloween, 31st Oct, 1st Nov and 2nd Nov. Forest School is in the morning from 10am-1pm and Bush Camp Craft is in the afternoon from 2pm-5pm. Contact Philomena for more information 049-5552988 or email: info@tanaghoutdooreducation.com

Book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Get Ready, Get Steady, Go :

Have you taken time out to look after family or raise children?  Would you like to meet new people and boost your confidence?  Are you thinking about returning to work? If so then a new programme from Cavan /Monaghan Education and Training Board could be for you.

Get Ready, Get Steady, Go is open to women who are out of the workforce but are not on jobseekers’ payments. You can take part if you are on no payment, or on a payment such as Carer’s Allowance, Disability Allowance or One-Parent Family Payment. Classes will run two mornings a week in your local community. The programme will cover Personal Development and Health and Wellbeing. You will be able to develop a Personal Plan for your future. For more information contact Ceinwen on 087 1967888 or email ceinwenfergus@cmetb.ie

This project is supported by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.

 

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 or Edel Fox 086 1004030.

 

CITIZENS INFORMATION:

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Outreach Service in Bailieboro (The Library) on Tuesdays, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This is a weekly service.  Any enquiries 076 1075200.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous:

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