Bailieborough News 8th January 2015

Bailieborough News. January 8th 2015. Matthew J. Cullen.


Thank You

Thank you to all those who assisted in preparing and celebrating the Christmas Liturgies in St. Annes, Bailieborough, especially the Parish Pastoral Council, the Sacristan and caretaker, the Choirs, the Ministers of the Word, the Ministers of the Eucharist, the Altar servers, the Stewards, the Staff and Pupils of St. Annes N.S., St. Felim’s N.S. and Bailieborough Community School, those who spent hours decorating the Church, the members of the C.E Scheme, those of you who attended in such large numbers and all who helped in any way. Fr. Michael and Fr. Oliver would like to wish all of you, your families and friends, a very happy, healthy and blessed New Year.


Birdwatch Ireland

The first Birdwatch Ireland Cavan Branch outing of the New Year will take place on Sunday next, 11th January.
We will meet up at 10am at Drumlane Abbey car park, Milltown.
Here we hope to see a selection of waterbirds including some whooper swans. We also plan to carry out I-WeBS (Irish Wetland Bird Survey) counts on Milltown Lake and other lakes in the area. Contact on the day for more information Heather 087 669 9681.
It is recommended to wear warm waterproof clothing and appropriate footwear. Beginners and non-members are very welcome to attend all events!

If weather conditions are poor on the day please contact Heather on above number before setting out!


Confirming our Children

There will be a meeting of the Parents Committee in preparation for Confirmation on Tuesday evening next, January 13th in the Parochial House at 8.00pm. The next preparation Mass for Confirmation candidates and their parents will take place on Saturday, January 17th at 7.00pm, in St. Anne’s Church.

International Swan Census 2015

This event takes place on the weekend of 17th and 18th January. If you would like to take part or know of a site regularly used by the birds please lets us know! We would like to be able to record all sites in Co. Cavan and any information on whoopers in your area would be very welcome! Contact the Birdwatch Ireland office at iwebs@birdwatchireland for further information.


Evening Classes

Evening Classes running in Bailieborough Business Centre 2015. Are you On-Line? Do you want to learn some on-line skills? Sign up to learn Internet Banking, Shopping, and Selling. Learn how to Skype, Email, Use Social Media. Get the most out of your smartphone or tablet. Call Elizabeth or Lee on 042-969-4716.


Dancing for Pleasure

A dance will take place on Saturday night next, 10th of January, in the Community Centre, starting off the year with the very popular ‘Show Bud’. The usual refreshments will be served to keep your energy up. You will enjoy it. Happy New Year to all our supporters.


Pilates: Pilates resuming on Tuesday evening January 12th in the Presbyterian Hall, Bailieborough. Beginners at 6.15pm and mixed ability at 7.30pm. Suitable for all fitness levels. Booking is essential. For more information please call 087 2601454.


Bailieborough Vocational School (Tech) 50th Year Anniversary Re-Union

A group of past pupils have got together with the intention of holding a 50th Anniversary Re-Union to celebrate the opening of the Old Vocational School, Kells Road, on May 2nd 2015. Were you a pupil at the school in 1965? Do you know the whereabouts of any of the pupils of that year or would you be interested in meeting up with your old class mates? If so, could you contact any of the following for further information: Sean Ledwith (086 3082391), Patricia Gilsenan (nee Donnellan, 086 3033610), Frank Donnelly (087 221 0252), Sean Callaghan (087 9290915) or Jim Liggan (087 9714300).


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for January and February 2015

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Sunday, January 18th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, January 31st at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, February 1st at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, February 14th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, February 15th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael) and Saturday, February 28th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien).


Vigil Mass time change in the New Year

Please note that the Vigil Mass on Feast Days has also been changed to 7.00pm as well as the Saturday evening Vigil Mass.


Bridge Results

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


Walk ,Jog Or Run….

Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre! All welcome—no matter what your fitness levels are!.


First Thursday and First Friday

Fr. Michael will visit the sick and housebound in the Bailieborough Church Area on this Thursday, January 8th and Friday, January 9th.


Bailieborough Development Association

The Bailieborough Development Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting at Bailieborough Business Centre on Monday, January 12th at 8.00pm. All welcome to attend.


Cavan Business News 

Follow @CavanBizNews on twitter for all the latest business news from Cavan town and county:

Email your Cavan business news stories to for future coverage on the @CavanBizNews Twitter account.



Pilates Classes resume at Cornakill, Mullagh for the New Year. Morning and Evening classes, all levels catered for. €60 for 6 weeks.  Max 6 people per class. Please contact Julie 086 3283943, email or see for more details.


Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.

As the transfer window is open, Bailieboro Celtic AFC Senior team are looking to strengthen their senior team squad with 2/3 players.  For more information please contact 0858256347.


Irish Wildlife Trust

Calendars now available with beautiful images of Cavan’s natural heritage. Many local photographers represented. €5.00 each with all proceeds going to the Irish Wildlife Trust, a charity that encourages conservation of our natural wildlife and habitats. Phone (086) 8273470.



Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

‘Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.

Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome.  Free admission.

Junior Book Club for all children aged 10-12 years on the last Friday of every month from 4pm-5pm.

Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.


East Cavan Gaels

We at East Cavan Gaels Hurling would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year for 2015. 2014 was another exceptional year for our club where we fielded teams for all age groups and grades from U6 all the way to U16 with some highlights along the way being;

Our first ever U16 team reaching the Tri-County (CN, MN, FH) Division 2 final.

Our first ever U15 team winning a Monaghan blitz.

Our very first National Féile (U14) in June. What a weekend for the club and players! Too much for this short news. Check our Facebook group for all pics and reports.

U12s reach Championship Final.

U13 squad gets bigger and competes very well.

Plenty of ECG boys on both South Ulster Under 14 and U16 squads, as well as Cavan Development squads, highlighting the talent we now have within the club.

First ever Community Games hurling for Kingscourt boys. Bailieborough and Shercock will follow suit in 2015.

27 blitzes for our U8 and U10 squads.

Both Kingscourt and Bailieborough U8/10 groups continue to develop. We also made a few visits to Shercock as well which was encouraging.

We sincerely thank everyone who helped 2014 to be such a success, players, parents, managers, coaches, mentors, sponsors and our partner GAA clubs from the region and Bailieboro Celtic AFC for their help also and we look forward with confidence to 2015.



Volunteers Wanted to help Advocacy Service for Older People

Are you someone who can stand out from the crowd? Sage Support and Advocacy Service for Older People needs volunteers to help speak up for older people across all care settings. Sage will provide FETAC training and support. For more information call 086 183 1428 or e-mail: or see


Leisure Centre

€30 for 30 days membership pool or gym membership still available.

Check us out on  or find us on facebook for regular updates.


Citizens Information Service

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.


Alcoholics Anonymous

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


Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information contact: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.


The Samaritans

The Samaritans have recently announced a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.


 If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: or call 042 9666200.



Public Art Project for Bailieborough

Public Art Project for Bailieborough:
Bailieborough Library – Thursday May 29th at 7-30pm.

Peace Funding is in place for an art project/sculpture for Bailieborough town. The second facilitated workshop takes place this Thursday night. The sculpture will have a Bailieborough theme or connection so do come along and contribute your ideas. This will be the final workshop.

Cumann Seanchais Bhreifne Annual launch – 22/05/14

The annual journal of was launched Thusday evening in the Johnston Central Library Cavan. There are many articles of historic interest in this years journal and one of particular interest to Bailieborough readers. Localladies Margaret Mortimer and Lil McCormack have compiled a 16 page article which includes details of the old Church of Ireland graveyard, graveyard map and headstone inscriptions. In 2012 both ladies carried out the painstaking work of recording all the headstone inscriptions and mapping out the graveyard.



Copies of the 2014 Breifne journal are available at €20 from Cavan Genealogy, Johnston Central Library Cavan.

Blood Transfusion Service

Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in Bailieborough Community School from 5pm to 8.30pm Thursday 22nd of May.

Office Space to let

Bailieborough Business Centre 300 sq ft to rent, private office space, excellent secure location, free parking, future access to proposed new E-Fibre, For more details call: 0429694716/email



Industrial Space to Let

Stonewall Enterprise Centre, Virginia Road, 1,000 sq ft light industrial space to rent can be let as one or more lots. Contact Bailieborough Development Association Tel: 042-969-4716.



Employability Skills Course in Bailieborough

Are you unemployed or looking for a change of career? Do you want to acquire new skills and build your confidence levels? Cavan Genealogy is sponsoring:


Six or Seven modules from the following:

Career Preparation


Computer Literacy

Digital Media


Personal and Interpersonal Skills

Research Interviewing Skills

Work Experience

Word Processing






Course begins on 26th May 2014



Jane or Mary on 049 4331494 or 087 9519727 


First Floor, Johnston Central Library,

Farnham Street, Cavan