Bailieborough News. February 5th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

Photographic Exhibition:Friends of Castle Lake Catchment photography exhibition, ‘The Colour of Nature’, will open at the Library on Saturday next, February 10th at 2.30pm. Winners of the photography competition will be announced on the day. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: We are thrilled to announce that Abaana’s New Life Choir will be travelling all the way from Uganda to perform for us on Monday 18th  March. Make sure to keep this night free and invite your friends and family as it is sure to be an incredible night.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group:

Next social meeting is on Tuesday, February 13th in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd  Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information, contact: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

 Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls continues on Wednesday’s at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

All players, current and new, are more than welcome to come down and train, with the possibility of having 2 teams if numbers are strong this season.

If you couldn’t make the registration night and if you have any queries contact the coach: Andy Maguire – 086 661 9010.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband, Sean and children,  Mary Teresa Barrett (Attycunnane, Belmullet), J.J. (Killlala), Rosaleen Lally (Tallagh Road, Belmullet), Micheál (Sailín Harbour, Binghamstown, Belmullet), Raymond (Ardmore Point, Binghamstown, Belmullet) and Michelle Gibbons (Partry, Co. Mayo) on the deathe death of their mother, Maureen Dixon (née Carrie), also known as “Nurse Dixon”, Morahan, Belmullet, Co. Mayo and formerly of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at the Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar on  Thursday, 1st  February 2024.  Maureen  will be sadly missed by her heartbroken family, grandchildren Katie, Rachel, Cian, Kim, Amy, Leah, Padraig, Ruairí, Aoibheann and Meabh, great grandchildren Seanie, Myla, Corey, Sky and River, sons in law Gerry, Michael and Gerard, daughters in law Geraldine, Christine and Mary, brother Sean (London), sister Alice Callaghan (London), nieces, nephews, relatives, kind neighbours and many friends.

Maureen was predeceased by her parents John and Mary Carrie and her sisters Betty Brady and Teresa Carty. 

Maureen’s Funeral Mass took place in the Church of the Holy Family, Carne, Belmullet on Sunday, February 4th and afterwards, Maureen’s remains were laid to rest in Tarmoncarra Cemetery.

Bridge: Bridge Results for Tuesday, January 23rd   First: Mary Cronin and Rena Coleman. Second: Olive Kellet and Rosaleen Keegan. Third: Sean Kellegher and Betty Mccaffrey. Best Gross: Olive Kellet and Rosaleen Keegan.

Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence, Adult Classes: Improve your strength, fitness, flexability, stamina and agility. Takes place every Friday evening in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8.00pm. All enquiries to 085 127 1979.

Women’s World Day of Prayer: The ‘Women’s World Day of Prayer’ Service will be held in Corglass Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 1st at 8.00pm. Guest speaker will be Jenny Horner. Everyone welcome.

Bailieborough Library: Bailieborough Library ‘Chess Club’ on Wednesdays from 4pm-5pm, and Fridays from 4.15pm -5.15pm. All enquiries to Daniel at 087 9271883.

Activator pole walking is a new way of fitness walking, and Libraries in Cavan now stock the poles which are available to borrow free of charge by the public. A FREE demonstration of how to use these poles will be held at the Library on Wednesday February 14th from 11am-12pm and all are welcome. This is a collaboration with Cavan Library, Cavan Sports Partnership and Healthy Cavan.

Three FREE workshops with esteemed poet, Noel Monahan exploring ‘The Landscape About Knockbride’ will take place at the Library on Saturday Feb 17th, 24th and March 2nd  from 2.30pm-3.30pm. The Poetry Workshop’s objective will be to publish the work of the participants later in the year! Places are strictly limited. Booking essential through 042 – 9665779 or email alovett@cavancoco.ie

Craft Group takes place at the Library every Friday from 10.30am-12.30pm. New members are always welcome!

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the first Wednesday—please note the change of day— of each month from 2pm-4.30pm. No appointment is necessary.

 Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

St. Vincent De Paul: To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club: Hurling News 5th February 2024

Senior:NHL 3A Sligo 4-19 Cavan 3-18.

A four point defeat does not tell half the story of a very entertaining Division 3A match in Sligo on Saturday last. Cavan matched the hosts in a tentative first quarter but the Yeats men put on the gas to move from 1 point up to 14 ahead at the resumption of the second half. But Cavan, well embellished with East Cavan Gaels men, dug in deep and in a game that could have slipped away the put the shoulder to the wheel to out score the hosts 19-6 in the second half and with a bit of good fortune might just have snatched a result at the death. ECGs James Tully and Rory Farrell caused all manner of bother when introduced, while Canice and Nicky were a handful particularly the former as he moved into full forward late on while Liam O’Brien, making his competitive debut got his tally to 1-9 in an impressive show while Jack Barrys switch back to the halfback line stemmed the flow of Sligo attacks. Ultimately the second quarter surge got the home side over the line but the Breffni men can be happy with their first start at this new higher level of hurling from which they can learn more from.

Next up is a home game v Louth next Saturday.

Special congratulations to James Tully who made his Senior intercounty debut today. James has come the full way with East Cavan Gaels from U6 to today and we are very proud of him and his achievement. A talented dual GAA star who is also on the Cavan U20 football squad who has had a great journey in both codes with both ourselves for hurling and Laragh Utd for football. The dual star is alive and well.

After school hurling: After school hurling returns this week in both Shercock on Wednesday and Mullagh on Thursday. All are welcome and equipment is supplied. New players are always very welcome.

U8/10/12/14/16/18:

Some of our lads are with county U17 and U20 squads training already. Club training for U12/14/16 begins from Monday,  12th  February. New players are always welcome for all our age grades. Membership details for 2024 in next week’s news.

The week ahead:

Wednesday: After school hurling Shercock. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm, 4th-6th class 4.30pm.

Thursday: After school hurling Mullagh. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm, 4th-6th class 4.30pm.

Saturday:Cavan v Louth NHL 3A 2pm.

Club contacts:

U7/9/11: Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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

Bailieborough News. January 29th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: We are thrilled to announce that Abaana’s New Life Choir will be travelling all the way from Uganda to perform for us on Monday 18th  March. Make sure to keep this night free and invite your friends and family as it is sure to be an incredible night.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: Any players interested in playing Camogie with a Bailieborough Shamrocks Senior Team in 2024 please contact Declan on 086 8342682.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group:

Next social meeting is on Tuesday, February 13th in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd  Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information, contact: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

Bailieborough Christmas Lights: Members of Bailieborough Creative Hub were out and about supporting the Christmas Light volunteers from first light on Sunday morning last. The volunteers worked hard to install and take down the lights and if it wasn’t for this small team, there would not be any Christmas Lights in Bailieborough.  So ‘well done’  to everyone involved. And only a few grumpy drivers that needed to wait or go around the ‘closed roads’ signs while we kept everyone safe.Thanks to everyone that came out this morning and took down the lights and put them up. Thanks to Kenny and Richard for the teleporters and all who helped out in any way. . 

Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls continues on Wednesday’s at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Bailieborough Community School: Heartiest congratulations to Tammy Smith and Conor Doherty who received their Fergal Quinn awards in Athlone recently, for achieving the top results in the Leaving Cert. Applied in Ireland . Both scored a perfect 100% overall. Another wonderful day in the history of Bailieborough Community School.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

All players, current and new, are more than welcome to come down and train, with the possibility of having 2 teams if numbers are strong this season.

If you couldn’t make the registration night and if you have any queries contact the coach: Andy Maguire – 086 661 9010.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to children Michael, Pheobe and Chelsea, parents Michael and Ann, brothers Johnnie, Jimmy, Philip and Martin, sisters Gloria, Marie, Helen, Pamela and Charlene, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends on the death of Michael O’Leary, No.6 Convent Court, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Friday, 19th  January 2024. Michael was predeceased by his brother Finbarr .

Michael’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Wednesday, January 24th and afterwards, Michael’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes’ Cemetery. 

Bridge: Bridge Results for Tuesday, January 16th 2024: 1st Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly. 2nd.Marise Liggan and Marie McNicholas. 3rd Kathleen McGardle and Mary Lynch. Best Gross. Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly. Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence, Adult Classes: Improve your strength, fitness, flexability, stamina and agility. Takes place every Friday evening in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8.00pm. All enquiries to 085 127 1979.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to son Patsy, daughters Mary and Catherine, daughters-in-law Regina and Bridgid, sons-in-law Owen and Michael, sixteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Agnes Clarke (nee Carroll), Seefin, Bailieborough, Co Cavan who passed away on Wednesday, 24th  January 2024 surrounded by her family at her residence. Agnes was predeceased by her husband Benny, son Michael, her brother and seven sisters.

Agnes’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West (Tunnyduff) on Friday, January 26th and afterwards, Agnes’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. 

Bailieborough Library: Friends of Castle Lake Catchment photography exhibition, ‘The Colour of Nature’, will open at the Library on Saturday, February 10th at 2.30pm. Winners of the photography competition will be announced on the day. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Bailieborough Library ‘Chess Club’ on Wednesdays from 4pm-5pm, and Fridays from 4.15pm -5.15pm. All enquiries to Daniel at 087 9271883.

Activator pole walking is a new way of fitness walking, and Libraries in Cavan now stock the poles which are available to borrow free of charge by the public. A FREE demonstration of how to use these poles will be held at the Library on Wednesday February 14th from 11am-12pm and all are welcome. This is a collaboration with Cavan Library, Cavan Sports Partnership and Healthy Cavan.

Three FREE workshops with esteemed poet, Noel Monahan exploring ‘The Landscape About Knockbride’ will take place at the Library on Saturday Feb 17th, 24th and March 2nd  from 2.30pm-3.30pm. The Poetry Workshop’s objective will be to publish the work of the participants later in the year! Places are strictly limited. Booking essential through 042 – 9665779 or email alovett@cavancoco.ie

Craft Group takes place at the Library every Friday from 10.30am-12.30pm. New members are always welcome!

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the first Wednesday—please note the change of day— of each month from 2pm-4.30pm. No appointment is necessary.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sons Anthony and Eric (Jennifer), Daughter in Law Sarah, Sister Phylis, grandchildren Glen, Ava, Georgina, Ruby, Sophie, Abbie and Emily, nieces, nephews, extended family, good friends David, Jenny and Padraic, good neighbours and friends on the death of Michael Whelan, Dromore, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and formerly of Highfield, Swords, Co. Dublin, who passed away on Tuesday, 23rd January 2024, peacefully at his residence. Michael was predeceased by his beloved wife Peggy and daughters Elaine and Sandie. 

Michael’s Funeral Mass took place in The Church of Mary Immaculate, Virginia on Saturday, January 27th and afterwards, Michael’s Funeral took place in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

St. Vincent De Paul: To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club: Hurling News 29th January 2024

Senior; Best wishes to our club contingent in the Cavan Senior hurling squad as they begin the league campaign away to Sligo on Saturday next. Operating at the higher level for the first time in a generation can only be good for Cavan, and, by extension, East Cavan Gaels hurling.

Our club training activity for Seniors will begin in early March with the Ulster Spring league at the end of March, the first competition of the year.

U8/10/12/14/16/18; Some of our lads are with the county U17 and U20 squads training already while the county U15s will start on the Bank Holiday Monday, 5th February from 5-6.30pm at Kingspan Breffni. After school activity will resume from that week also in both Mullagh and Shercock while club training for U12/14/16 begins from 12th February. New players are always welcome for all our age grades. Membership details for 2024 in the next weeks.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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

Bailieborough News. January 22nd 2024. Matthew J. Cullen

LOCAL ARTIST EXHIBITION:  

Congratulations to Matthew Farrelly on launching his first Art Exhibition in Bailieborough Courthouse last weekend.

Matthew Farrelly struggles with his mental health and he uses art to help him overcome his difficulties and is making good progress.

The drop-in community centre at Beckscourt Centre,  Bailieborough and local Bailieborough Men’s Shed have been a great support to Matthew, encouraging him to continue painting.

Some of Matthew’s paintings are on sale, the exhibition is free and will be open to the public for a couple of weeks. Well worth a visit !

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: Any players interested in playing Camogie with a Bailieborough Shamrocks Senior Team in 2024 please contact Declan on 086 8342682.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group:

Next social meeting is on Tuesday next, 30th  January in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd  Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information, contact: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls continues on Wednesday’s at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

All players, current and new, are more than welcome to come down and train, with the possibility of having 2 teams if numbers are strong this season.

If you couldn’t make the registration night and if you have any queries contact the coach: Andy Maguire – 086 661 9010.

St. Felim’s. N.S., (The Vale)  invites applications for admission to Junior Infants for  2024/2025.  A copy of the school’s Admission Policy, Annual Admission Notice, including details on how to make an application, are available at : http://www.thevalens.com/index.php/admissions or by contacting the school at : office@thevalens.com or by calling 042 9665605. The school will cease accepting applications on Friday next, January 26th, 2024.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Karen, sons Aaron and Thomas, daughter Abigail, loving mother Noreen and father Sean, brother Keith, sister Nicole, grandparents May and Mickey, mother and father in law Joan and Con Doherty, (Rathmore, Kerry), brothers in law Padraig, Damien and Evan, sister in law Grace, nieces Katie and Freya, nephews Barry and John, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and a large circle of friends on the death of Sean Farrelly (aged 41), Silverlawns, Navan, Co. Meath and formerly Galbolie, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away following a tragic accident.

Sean was predeceased by his grandparents Michael and Margaret O’Reilly, and his uncle Jim.

Sean’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Mary’s Church, Fair Green, Navan on Saturday, January 20th 2024 and afterwards, Sean’s remains were laid to rest in St. Finian’s Cemetery, Old Athboy Road, Navan.  

Bridge: Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence, Adult Classes: Improve your strength, fitness, flexability, stamina and agility. Takes place every Friday evening in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8.00pm. All enquiries to 085 127 1979.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Paul, son Daryl, father P.J., daughter-in-law Yurie, sisters Geraldine, Linda, Irene, Suzanne, Joanne, and Maria, brothers Tommy, Mark, Shane, James and Gavin, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and wide circle of friends on the death of Patricia Cole (née McCluskey), Cloverhill and formerly Drumbannon, Bailieborough Co. Cavan, who passed away on Saturday, 13th  January 2024 peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Patricia was predeceased by her mother Patsy.

Patricia’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Wednesday, January 17th and afterwards, Patricia’s remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery. 

Bailieborough Library:Three FREE workshops with esteemed poet, Noel Monahan exploring ‘The Landscape About Knockbride’ will take place at the Library on Saturday Feb 17th, 24th and March 2nd  from 2.30pm-3.30pm. The Poetry Workshop’s objective will be to publish the work of the participants later in the year! Places are strictly limited. Booking essential through 042 – 9665779 or email alovett@cavancoco.ie

Craft Group takes place at the Library every Friday from 10.30am-12.30pm. New members are always welcome!

Chess Club takes place at the Library on Friday’s from 4.15pm-5.15pm for all children aged 7 to teens. Ring Daniel 087 9271883 for details!

 Bailieborough Library Book Club next meeting on Tuesday January 30th 2024 from 6.30pm-7.30pm. Book to be discussed is ‘Old God’s Time’ by Sebastain Barry and copies are still available at the Library Desk. New members are always welcome and participation is FREE

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the first Wednesday—please note the change of day— of each month from 2pm-4.30pm. No appointment is necessary.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

St. Vincent De Paul: Due to your generosity, the Conference in Bailieborough has been in a position to provide assistance as follows in 2023, Food/Food Vouchers €27,019.25, Fuel €8,438.76, Family Support €4,218.64 and Education Support €13, 620.09. Sincere thanks to all our donors for their contributions and support during 2023.

To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club: Hurling News 22nd January 2024

Senior;The lads had a good night at the medal presentation on Friday night in Nixys. Congratulations to Canice Maher on his selection as club Player of the Year.

U17/15/13/11/9/7; Some of our lads are with county U17 and U20 squads training already while the county U15s will start on the Bank Holiday Monday 5th  February. Club activity will resume from that week also. New players are always welcome for all out age grades. Membership details for 2024 next week.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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

Bailieborough News. January 15th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen

Bailieborough Courthouse: Bailieborough Courthouse is delighted to host an exhibition of local artist Matthew Farrelly. Opening day Saturday 20th  of January from 2 pm. All welcome!!!

Bailieborough Christmas Day Swim Committee:

We would just like to remind people to return their cards and sponsorship to Brendan 087 275 8890, Mary 086 0688 714, any Cavan MS committee member or leave at Bailieborough Leisure Centre reception for collection.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: Any players interested in playing Camogie with a Bailieborough Shamrocks Senior Team in 2024 please contact Declan on 086 8342682.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group: The Group resumed yesterday, Tuesday, January 16th in the Courthouse, Bailieborough. If conditions were tricky underfoot on Tuesday, then the Group will be postponed until Tuesday, 23rd January. Come along and enjoy a get-together in a warm, friendly enviroment. We love to see new faces.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd  Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information, contact: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

Outdoor Classroom’: An ‘Outdoor Classroom’ has been created on Parish land at the Town Lake. This will highlight the biodiversity in this wetland area.This work has been carried out by the Parish Green Group with the support of a grant from Co. Cavan Municipal Council. The area is located on the Chapel Road carpark side and close to the boat slipway. 

Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls continues on Wednesday’s at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

All players, current and new, are more than welcome to come down and train, with the possibility of having 2 teams if numbers are strong this season.

If you couldn’t make the registration night and if you have any queries contact the coach: Andy Maguire – 086 661 9010.

St. Felim’s. N.S., (The Vale)  invites applications for admission to Junior Infants for  2024/2025.  A copy of the school’s Admission Policy, Annual Admission Notice, including details on how to make an application, are available at : http://www.thevalens.com/index.php/admissions or by contacting the school at : office@thevalens.com or by calling 042 9665605. The school will cease accepting applications on Friday, January 26th, 2024.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to loving wife Maeve, daughters Rosemarie and Pauline, son-in-law Pela, grandchildren Elena and Ivan, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, extended family and friends on the death of Thomas (Tommie) Clarke, Maio, Tierworker, Kells, Co Meath/ Tierworker, Cavan, who passed away peacefully on Friday, 12th  January 2024, surrounded by his family, at Cavan General Hospital.

Tommie was predeceased by his parents Owen and Lucy.

Tommie’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Mary’s Church, Newcastle on Tuesday, January 16th and afterwards, Tommie’s remains, were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Bailieborough.

Bridge: Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence, Adult Classes: Improve your strength, fitness, flexability, stamina and agility. Takes place every Friday evening in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8.00pm. Adult classes resume on Friday, January 19th at 8.00pm. All enquiries to 085 127 1979.

Ballinamoney Parents Association: ‘Thank You’:  Christmas Tractor Run on Sunday, December 10th 2023. We raised in excess of €5,000, which will enable us to support the school in providing items, that are not ordinarily funded by the Department of Education. We would like to extend a very big ‘Thank You’ to the businesses who donated spot prizes and sponsorship to the event. Our thanks also to those who took part in the run and to all who supported the event. It would not have been the success it was without you and our businesses. Please continue to shop local and support local businesses, who are central to supporting community events like ours. 

Bailieborough Library:Three FREE workshops with esteemed poet, Noel Monahan exploring ‘The Landscape About Knockbride’ will take place at the Library on Saturday Feb 17th, 24th and March 2nd  from 2.30pm-3.30pm. The Poetry Workshop’s objective will be to publish the work of the participants later in the year! Places are strictly limited. Booking essential through 042 – 9665779 or email alovett@cavancoco.ie

Craft Group takes place at the Library every Friday from 10.30am-12.30pm. New members are always welcome!

Chess Club takes place at the Library on Friday’s from 4.15pm-5.15pm for all children aged 7 to teens. Ring Daniel 087 9271883 for details!

 Bailieborough Library Book Club next meeting on Tuesday January 30th 2024 from 6.30pm-7.30pm. Book to be discussed is ‘Old God’s Time’ by Sebastain Barry and copies are still available at the Library Desk. New members are always welcome and participation is FREE

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the first Wednesday—please note the change of day— of each month from 2pm-4.30pm. No appointment is necessary.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

St. Vincent De Paul:

To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club: Hurling News 15th January 2024

Happy new year to one and all!

Senior; We will have a medal presentation and appreciation night to acknowledge the fine achievements of winning the Cavan league two years in a row in Nixys, The Square Bar in Bailieborough this coming Friday 19th  January from 8pm with music by Shane McCluskey. We invite all to celebrate this fantastic achievement by manager Adam Baldwin and the entire squad.

Half a dozen of our club men are with the county Senior squad as they prepare for life in Division 3A for 2024 after their successful season in 2023. The first game comes up in a fortnight with a trip to Sligo. Best wishes to them for the new season.

U17/15/13/11/9/7;

County training for U17 began on Monday 15th from 6.45-8pm at Kingspan Breffni 3G. New players are always welcome. The county U20 squad, under the tutelage of our own Pat O’Flaherty and Cootehills Michael Boyle have begun preparations for the 2024 season.

All other club age grades will return to training from early February. Watch this space…….

The week ahead;

Monday’s; County U17 trials/training 6.45pm, KB3G.

Friday; Senior medal presentation, Nixys 8pm.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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

Matthew Farrelly Exhibition

Bailieborough Courthouse is delighted to host an exhibition of local artist Matthew Farelly. Opening day Saturday 20th of January from 2 pm. All welcome!!!

Bailieborough News. January 8th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Tidy Town Raffle Results.

1st : Mark and Aisling Gilsenan.

2nd: Anna Brennan.

3rd: Noel O’Callaghan.

4th: Leah Mc Mahon.

5th: Siobhan Carolan.

6th: Ann Hanley.

Congratulations to all winners and many many thanks to all who bought lines and to the business people who facilitated the sale of cards in their premises. The raffle surpassed our expectations by raising €3,418 in total.

Many thanks also to our Sponsors: The Bailie Hotel, Turning Heads, Super Valu, Clarkes Albany, Total Health and an anonymous donor.

Bailieborough Christmas Day Swim Committee:

Great turn out on the day. We would just like to remind people to return their cards and sponsorship to Brendan 087 275 8890, Mary 086 0688 714, any Cavan MS committee member or leave at Bailieborough Leisure Centre reception for collection.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: Any players interested in playing Camogie with a Bailieborough Shamrocks Senior Team in 2024 please contact Declan on 086 8342682.

Congratulations to Erelle O’Sullivan who has been selected for the U14 County Squad 2024. Wishing her all the best representing her club and county.

The Bailieborough Shamrocks Ladies Committee are holding a coaching/volunteer meeting Thursday, 11th  January at 8pm in the clubhouse.

This meeting is open to all current and new coaches/volunteers or anyone interested in helping with our underage teams in 2024.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: A big “Thank You ” to each and everyone who supported our ‘Singing Santas’ on Christmas Eve. You raised €6215.00.Your support is greatly appreciated.

Thank you to local girl, Lucy McCormack who donated a dolls house to Bailieborough Cancer Comfort raising €1000.00. Well done Lucy!

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd  Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information, contact: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

‘Outdoor Classroom’: An ‘Outdoor Classroom’ has been created on Parish land at the Town Lake. This will highlight the biodiversity in this wetland area.This work has been carried out by the Parish Green Group with the support of a grant from Co. Cavan Municipal Council. The area is located on the Chapel Road carpark side and close to the boat slipway. 

Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls resumes on Wednesday, January 10th at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.: SENIOR TEAM REGISTRATION NIGHT

The Bailieboro Celtic senior men’s team registration night for the upcoming season will take place in the clubhouse at The Vale on Wednesday the 10th  of January, at 7pm.

There will also be a training session following the registration, beginning at around 8pm.

All players, current and new, are more than welcome to come down and train, with the possibility of having 2 teams if numbers are strong this season.

If you can’t make the registration night and if you have any queries contact the coach:

Andy Maguire – 086 661 9010.

St. Felim’s. N.S., (The Vale)  invites applications for admission to Junior Infants for  2024/2025 from Monday, January 8th 2024.  A copy of the school’s Admission Policy, Annual Admission Notice, including details on how to make an application, are available at : http://www.thevalens.com/index.php/admissions or by contacting the school at : office@thevalens.com or by calling 042 9665605. The school will cease accepting applications on Friday, January 26th, 2024.

Cavan Darts: A Great day was had by everyone last week in Canningstown for the ‘Ryder Cup Of Darts’. Thanks to all who helped make it a great day, To everyone would donated spot prizes for the raffle, bought raffle tickets, and donated to the bucket. Thanks to Natalie for selling the tickets and to Adrian and Carmel in the Bridge Tavern for having us, Well done to Bobby and the men from the West on winning the Michael O’ Brien cup this year and a big thanks to all the lads from the East and the West for taking the time out at this busy time of year to play in this great tournament, €1620 was raised for Cavan/Monaghan Palliative Care. Well done everyone!

Regretted Death: The death has occurred of Bonnie Lynch, Ardmone, Mountain Lodge, Cootehill, Co. Cavan and formerly of Tullylurkin, Bailieborough, who passed away on Thursday 4th  January 2024, peacefully surrounded by her loving family.

Deeply regretted by her loving husband Kevin, her daughters Mary Doyle (Farrell), Veronica Smith (Martin), Nuala Rogers (Kieran), Eithne Cooney (Paul), Eileen Church (Pete), Margaret Donohoe (Michael), Una Rogers (Noel), Carmel Lynch and Majella Sheridan (Damien), her adored 22 grandchildren, sons-in-law, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Bonnie’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West on Sunday, January 7th and afterwards, Bonnie’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Bailieborough Walking Group–‘Turkey Walk’: During the Charity Walk on St. Stephen’s Day, a total of €2,400 was raised and donated to two local charities, SOSAD Cavan and the Parkinsons Association. Thanks to all who donated and participated on the day.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Check those attics!! Bailieborough Heritage are digitising Peter McConnell’s newsletters for our website and are missing some, we will collect, scan, digitise and return any copies received. If you have some please ring 087 2244159.

Bridge: Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence, Adult Classes: Improve your strength, fitness, flexability, stamina and agility. Takes place every Friday evening in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8.00pm. Adult classes resume on Friday, January 19th at 8.00pm. All enquiries to 085 127 1979.

Deepest Sympathy: Sam Reilly, Carnaville, Moynalty, Kells, Co Meath/ Tierworker, Cavan passed away on Thursday, 28th  December 2023. Sam was predeceased by his infant son Francis and grandson Frank.

Deeply regretted by his loving wife Maggie (Nana), son Paddy (Michelle), daughters Maggie (John), Joan (Eddie), Eileen (Barry), grandchildren Packie, Mark, Ryan, Glenn, Natasha, Cheryl and Paul, great-grandchildren Ruby, Yvonne, David, Kayla, Lily May, Rían and Frank Junior, brothers Patsy and Robert, sisters Sadie and Biddy, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

Sam’s Funeral Mass took place St. Patrick’s Church, Tierworker on Monday, January 1st 2024 and afterwards Sam’s remains were laid to rest in the new Moybologue Cemetery.

Bailieborough Library: Chess Club starting in the Library on Friday, January 12th, 2024 from 4.15pm-5.15pm for children aged 7+. All enquiries to Daniel at 087 9271883.

Booking essential and places are limited – ring 042 9665779.

Library Craft Group every Friday at 10.30am-12.30pm. Enjoy a chat and a cuppa whilst sharing ideas. All Welcome!

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the first Wednesday—please note the change of day— of each month from 2pm-4.30pm. The advisors will be present on Wednesday, January 10th 2024 .  No appointment is necessary.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

St. Vincent De Paul:

To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club:

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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

Upcoming courses at Bailieborough Business Centre

Start your new year by enrolling on a Day Course with CMETB!

We have a new range of day courses starting in January 2024 in Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Road, Bailieborough!

Computer Skills QQI Level 2 – commencing 16/01/24 9.30-1pm (every Tuesday)

-Use frequently-used keys appropriately, e.g. enter, space bar, upper and lower case, delete.

-Use a software package, involving opening a package, entering and manipulating            text/image/data, save to file, print and exit safely.

-Identify common information/symbols.

-Access websites on the internet

https://www.fetchcourses.ie/course/finder…

Smartphones and Tablets- commencing 16/01/24 2-5pm (every Tuesday)

-Familiarity with frequently apps

-Common information/symbols.

-Access websites on the internet

-Internet safety

https://www.fetchcourses.ie/course/finder…

Check out the full timetables at:

https://www.fetchcourses.ie/course/finder?search=7&view=0

Or visit www.fetchcourses.ie to search for a course near you

Email: info@cmetb.ie for all enquiries/applications

Bailieborough News. December 18th 2023. Matthew J. Cullen.

Christmas Ceremonies in Killann Parish: Christmas Confessions: St. Annes, Bailieborough on Saturday, December 23rd from 12 noon to 2.00pm. 

Christmas Masses: Mass will be celebrated in St. Anne’s, Bailieborough on Christmas Eve at 5.00pm and 9.00pm. Mass on Christmas Day will be celebrated at 10.00am.

Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church, Shercock on Christmas Eve at 7.00pm and Christmas Day at 11.30pm.

Mass will be celebrated in St. Anne’s Church, Killann on Christmas Eve at 8.30pm and on Christmas Day at 10.00am.

Christmas Mass Bouquets: There is a lovely selection of Christmas Mass Bouquets available from the Parish Office.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Christmas Programme: There’s something for everyone this Christmas at the Bailieborough Group of Parishes. A warm welcome to all.

Sunday 24th December – Christmas Eve

7pm, Mullagh- Holy Communion.

8:40pm Shercock – Holy Communion.

Monday 25th December – Christmas Day: 10:00am ,Bailieborough – Holy Communion,11:30am, Knockbride – Holy Communion.

Sunday 31st December 2023: United New Year’s Eve Service in Bailieborough Church at 10:45am.  No other services in the group.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: “Thank you ” to all who attended and took part in the Christmas Reflection ceremony.

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd  Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information, contact: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

‘Outdoor Classroom’: An ‘Outdoor Classroom’ has been created on Parish land at the Town Lake. This will highlight the biodiversity in this wetland area.This work has been carried out by the Parish Green Group with the support of a grant from Co. Cavan Municipal Council. The area is located on the Chapel Road carpark side and close to the boat slipway. 

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Check those attics!! Bailieborough Heritage are digitising Peter McConnell’s newsletters for our website and are missing some, we will collect, scan, digitise and return any copies received. If you have some please ring 087 2244159.

Bridge Results: Tuesday, December: First: Brid Murray and Colette Gavin. Second: Mary Lynch and Rosaleen Keegen. Third: Sean Kellegher and Rosaleen Mackey. Best Gross: Sean Kellegher and Rosaleen Mackey. 

Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Christmas Day Swim: This year is the 30th year of the Christmas Day Swim in Bailieborough.  Sponsorship Cards are available from reception in Bailieborough Leisure Centre or by calling Brendan on 087 275 8890,  Mary on 086 068 8714 or any MS Cavan committee member. The swim starts at 12.30 pm, sharp, at the Town Lake, Cavan Rd side. Everyone very welcome.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughters Laura (Nicholas) and Emma, grandson Nicholas, brothers Padraig (Tom), Fergus (Breege), Sean (Catherine), uncle Tom, aunts Anna and Mai. Rachel and Mark. Nephews, nieces, grand nephews and nieces, cousins, relatives and friends, n the death of, Terence O’Reilly (Terry, Fruit & Veg Man), Westborough House, Virginia Road and Woodview, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away on Sunday, the 10th  December 2023, peacefully, at Cavan General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Terence was predeceased by his parents Paddy and Kathleen, brothers Tom and Brendan (infancy).

Terence’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church on Tuesday, December 12th and afterwards, Terence’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery. 

Bailieborough Library: Chess Club starting in the Library on Friday, January 12th, 2024 from 4.15pm-5.15pm for children aged 7+. All enquiries to Daniel at 087 9271883.

Booking essential and places are limited – ring 042 9665779.

Library Craft Group every Friday at 10.30am-12.30pm. Enjoy a chat and a cuppa whilst sharing ideas. All Welcome!

Bailieborough Community: ‘Turkey Walk: St. Stephen’s Day: The Bailieborough Walking Group will host a Community ‘Turkey Walk’ on Tuesday, December 26th in aid of SOSAD, Cavan and Parkinsons Association, Cavan’ . Easy and long routes in Bailieborough Forest to suit all abilities,  Walk starting at the BDA Centre, Shercock Road, Bailieborough, A82HH58 at 11.00am. Wear suitable footwear and donations voluntary. Refreshments will be served after the walk. All welcome.

Bailieborough Red Cross: The Bank of Ireland, Bailieborough have kindly chosen our Branch as their Chosen Charity this year.If you are in branch please support and win a lovely Hamper sponsored by the Bank of Ireland. 

Good Luck and Happy Christmas

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the first Wednesday—please note the change of day— of each month from 2pm-4.30pm. The advisors will be present on Wednesday, January 10th 2024 .  No appointment is necessary.

Charity Darts Match: That time of year again folks—one of the best days on the Cavan darting calendar.  On Saturday the 30th  of December in Canningstown,  East and West Cavan will do battle for the bragging rights and the Micheal O Brien Cup.  Our chosen charity this year is Cavan/Monaghan Palliative Care, The palliative care team do amazing work and help so many families in the most difficult of times, Donation Box and Raffle on the day and all support for this wonderful Charity would be greatly appreciated, As always it’s sure to be a memorable day of darts and a great days Craic and it all kicks off in Canningstown at 4.00pm. An evening not to be missed, Let’s play Darts !

Bailieborough Community School: Congratulations and Well Done to the Bailieborough Community School U16.5 side who won the Gerry Arthurs cup by defeating Glenties in the Ulster Final by 3-08 to 1-11. 

Cavan Kayakrun: Last Meeting of the Year: Hey everyone!! On Friday the 29th  of December, we are going to finish the year with a charity event for Bailieborough Cancer Comfort and the Irish Red Cross.

This will be a fun day out for all! There will be spot prizes on the day, along with a prize for the best Christmas Costume. 

Get the bikes out for one last time in 2023 for a 50k or 40k cycle or if you feel like running/walking off those mince pies, there will be 5k run/walk route also.

All taking place at Gallonray House, Maudabawn with refreshments after!

Cycle starting at 1pm.

Run/walk at 2pm.

Hope we see you all there for the last gathering of 2023!

There is no charge for this event. Donations on the day will be greatly appreciated!

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

St. Vincent De Paul: Annual Christmas Appeal, 2023: A Massive big ‘Thank You’ to everybody who came along for our customer appreciation day and well done to all our winners.

Thanks to all the staff and volunteers for all the help on the day.

Thanks to everybody that purchased raffle tickets and thanks to all our donators.

All your generosity will go to help alleviate the effects of poverty on families and people through out our community.

Thank you again from all here in S.V.P.  Bailieborough.

There are two ways to donate to the St. Annes Conference of the SVP,  SVP.ie/donate website and nominate Bailieborough on the last page of the donation process or phone 0818 176 176 and nominate Bailieborough. Thank you for your continuous support towards the work of St. Vincent DePaul in the Bailieborough, Tierworker, Shercock and Knockbride communities. Every good wish and blessing for Christmas and the New Year.

To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: Bailieborough Shamrocks will host a ‘Quiz Night’ on Friday, 29th  December at 8.30pm, upstairs in the clubhouse.

We hope to see you all there. All welcome.

Please remember that the Shamrocks Bingo takes place in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online every Tuesday at 8.00pm. Great prizes to be won!

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club:

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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

Wishing all readers, a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Bailieborough News. December 11th 2023. Matthew J. Cullen.

Christmas Ceremonies in Killann Parish: Christmas Confessions: St. Annes, Bailieborough on Sunday next, December 17th from 3—4pm and Saturday, December 23rd from 12 noon to 2.00pm.

Advent Prayer Service: An Advent Prayer Service will take place in St. Anne’s on Sunday next, December 17th at 4.00pm. All welcome.

Christmas Masses: Mass will be celebrated in St. Anne’s, Bailieborough on Christmas Eve at 5.00pm and 9.00pm. Mass on Christmas Day will be celebrated at 10.00am.

Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church, Shercock on Christmas Eve at 7.00pm and Christmas Day at 11.30pm.

Mass will be celebrated in St. Anne’s Church, Killann on Christmas Eve at 8.30pm and on Christmas Day at 10.00am.

Christmas Mass Bouquets: There is a lovely selection of Christmas Mass Bouquets available from the Parish Office.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Christmas Programme: There’s something for everyone this Christmas at the Bailieborough Group of Parishes. A warm welcome to all.

Sunday 17th December: 10:30am in Knockbride ‘Carols for All’.

1:30pm in Mullagh ‘Carols for All’.

7pm in Bailieborough ‘Traditional Carols’ – A united carol service for the whole community.

Saturday 24th December – Christmas Eve

7pm, Mullagh- Holy Communion.

8:40pm Shercock – Holy Communion.

Sunday 25th December – Christmas Day: 10:00am ,Bailieborough – Holy Communion,11:30am, Knockbride – Holy Communion.

Sunday 31st December 2023: United New Year’s Eve Service in Bailieborough Church at 10:45am.  No other services in the group.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd  Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information, contact: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

Bridge Results: Tuesday, December 5th : 1st,  Brendan Gavin and Colette Gavin. 2Nd,  Brid  Murray and Margaret Carolan. 3rd  Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson. Best Gross:  Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly. Congrats to everybody and well played. 

Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Christmas Day Swim: This year is the 30th year of the Christmas Day Swim in Bailieborough.  Sponsorship Cards are available from reception in Bailieborough Leisure Centre or by calling Brendan on 087 275 8890,  Mary on 086 068 8714 or any MS Cavan committee member. The swim starts at 12.30 pm, sharp, at the Town Lake, Cavan Rd side. Everyone very welcome.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to family Tom, Kathleen, John and Sharon, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, neighbours, extended family and friends on the death of Christy Connell, Curkish, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Tuesday, 5th  December 2023, peacefully, surrounded by his family in Kilmainhamwood Nursing Home in his 96th  year.

Christy was predeceased by his wife Mona and daughter June and his brothers and sisters.

Christy’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Thursday, December 7th and afterwards, Christy’s remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

Bailieborough Library: Christmas colouring competition closes on Saturday, December 16th . Entries 8-12 years and 4-7 years. Six lovely Christmas selection boxes up for grabs. Pick up an entry at the Library desk.

Chess Club starting in the Library on Friday, January 12th, 2024 from 4.15pm-5.15pm for children aged 7+. All enquiries to Daniel at 087 9271883.

Booking essential and places are limited – ring 042 9665779.

Library Craft Group every Friday at 10.30am-12.30pm. Enjoy a chat and a cuppa whilst sharing ideas. All Welcome!

Bailieborough Community: ‘Turkey Walk: St. Stephen’s Day: The Bailieborough Walking Group will host a Community ‘Turkey Walk’ on Tuesday, December 26th in aid of SOSAD, Cavan and Parkinsons Association, Cavan’ . Easy and long routes in Bailieborough Forest to suit all abilities,  Walk starting at the BDA Centre, Shercock Road, Bailieborough, A82HH58 at 11.00am. Wear suitable footwear and donations voluntary. Refreshments will be served after the walk. All welcome.

Regretted Death: Eamonn Fitzsimons, Carnalynch, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and formerly of Rassudden, Ballyjamesduff passed away on Monday, 4th  of December 2023, peacefully at his residence, surrounded by his loving family, aged 68. Eamonn was predeceased by his father Francie. Eamonn was a devoted husband and adored father. Sadly missed by his heartbroken wife Dympna and his cherished children Gavin, Gayle, Rachel, Caroline and Stephen. Dearly loved and sadly missed by his sons-in-laws Damien and James, his daughter-in-law Tara, his adored grandchildren Caitlin, Amber, Kian, Nicole, Patrick, Calvin, Charlie, Erica, Anna and Jack. Deeply mourned by his mother Mai, his brothers TJ, Norbert and Martin, his sisters Maura and Kay, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and his many friends, neighbours and work colleagues.

Eamonn’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Ultan’s Church, Killinkere on Thursday, December 7th and afterwards, Eamonn’s remains were laid to rest in St. Ultan’s Cemetery.

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the first Wednesday—please note the change of day— of each month from 2pm-4.30pm. The advisors will be present on Wednesday, January 10th 2024 .  No appointment is necessary.

Cavan Kayakrun: Last Meeting of the Year: Hey everyone!! On Friday the 29th  of December, we are going to finish the year with a charity event for Bailieborough Cancer Comfort and the Irish Red Cross.

This will be a fun day out for all! There will be spot prizes on the day, along with a prize for the best Christmas Costume. 

Get the bikes out for one last time in 2023 for a 50k or 40k cycle or if you feel like running/walking off those mince pies, there will be 5k run/walk route also.

All taking place at Gallonray House, Maudabawn with refreshments after!

Cycle starting at 1pm.

Run/walk at 2pm.

Hope we see you all there for the last gathering of 2023!

There is no charge for this event. Donations on the day will be greatly appreciated!

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

St. Vincent De Paul: Annual Christmas Appeal, 2023: There are two ways to donate to the St. Annes Conference of the SVP,  SVP.ie/donate website and nominate Bailieborough on the last page of the donation process or phone 0818 176 176 and nominate Bailieborough. Thank you for your continuous support towards the work of St. Vincent DePaul in the Bailieborough, Tierworker, Shercock and Knockbride communities. Every good wish and blessing for Christmas and the New Year.

Customer Appreciation Day: There will be a Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, December 15th in Vincent’s Shop, Bailieborough. Refreshments will be served and also a Christmas Raffle will be held. Lots of discounts on the day! Everyone welcome.

To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: Bailieborough Shamrocks will host a ‘Quiz Night’ on Friday, 29th  December at 8.30pm, upstairs in the clubhouse.

We hope to see you all there. All welcome.

Please remember that the Shamrocks Bingo takes place in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online every Tuesday at 8.00pm. Great prizes to be won!

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club: Hurling News 10th December 2023

Senior;: League Title retained!

East Cavan Gaels 0-14

Cootehill 0-13

In some of the most challenging conditions ever witnessed for a league final both sides must be commended on the quality of hurling on display in Kingspan Breffni 3G on Saturday last.

While Storm Elin was making the conditions difficult another storm was brewing on the field as we got a solid start v the Championship winners with a bare bones squad due to injuries, illness and lads committed elsewhere but they really got stuck in with Nicky Kenny with some fine scores from play while Canice Maher punished early Cootehill indiscretions in scoring the resultant frees while chipping in with two from play also. Brian Fitzgerald was proving hard to handle in the full forward line in opening up some good opportunities elsewhere. Going in four up at halftime while Cootehill had a man dismissed for a high challenge just before the break, our lads knew the second half was going to be a battle and it lived up to that tag. The conditions, if it were possible, actually worsened as the second half progressed and Cootehill managed to get level while our lads began to tire but they managed to find another wind late on to fire over the winning scores to retain our Senior title for the first time.

Conor Gallagher was assured in goal while not being overly tested as the full back line of Gary Leddy, Cian McEntee and Adam Baldwin put in a serious shift to snuff out repeated attacks.

The half back line of the youthful James Tully, winning his first title at adult level, was complimented by the experience of both Jack Barry and another debutant in Liam O’Brien while Canice and Tadhg Barry had their hands very full in the midfield areas where it was white hot at times! With Callum Shiel and Conor Walsh dovetailing very well with the aforementioned Kenny to secure good scores while Daire Leddy, Brian Fitzgerald and Rory Farrell spearheaded an attack which combined very well with the other forward unit.

Credit to Adam Baldwin assisted by Derek Argue in securing back to back league titles after years of near misses. Their dedication has been richly rewarded.

Congratulations to our entire squad for their years work and for now delivering a platform on which to build hopefully even more.

U17/15/13/11/9/7;

Most of all our lads work is now complete bar the U15s at county who have a final game v Fermanagh in Kingspan Breffni 3G on Friday

Friday; County U15s v Fermanagh, Kingspan Breffni 3G time tbc.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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

Christmas Church Concert… Spreading the Joy of Christmas with Songs and Carols, featuring the St. Michael’s and St. Patrick’s Church Choirs and with Special Guest’s, the Cavan Rugby Male Voice Choir, in St. Michael’s Church Cootehill, Sunday ,17th  December 2023 at 7.30pm Sharp. (Doors open 7pm) Please bring a cushion!

TICKETS €15 (INCL: €5 WORTH OF RAFFLE TICKETS) CHILDREN-FREE, Tickets available in the Parish Office on Tues 10am-1.30pm-Fridays 9am-5pm, after Saturday evening and Sunday Masses in St Michael’s Church, through the Parish Facebook Page link, in Hannigans Grocery Shop, Lennon’s drapery, Argues filling station, Maudabawn Co-op, the Tullyvin shop and at the door.

A night definitely not to be missed. Everyone welcome.