Bailieborough News February 19th 2015

Bailieborough News. February 19th 2015. Matthew J. Cullen.


Shamrock’s Public Forum Meeting:

Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA would like to invite you, the community of Bailieborough to a public Forum meeting on Friday evening next, 20th February at 8pm in the Community School. You do not need to be a club member or currently involved in the club, in order to attend. We would like all members of the community, non gaa clubs, other committees etc to be represented. The purpose of the Forum is to receive feedback from all sectors of the community in general as to how we can best bring the club forward in an all-inclusive manner using a community based approach over the next number of years. Your input would be invaluable and appreciated’. Please note, this is not a fundraising meeting neither is it a meeting where we are asking people to volunteer their time on the day to day management of the club’. All welcome.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade:

The St Patrick’s Day Parade in Bailieboro this year will be bigger and better than ever, there will be extra prizes for comedy floats, there will be the same prizes for all other categories and there will be the usual prizes for the shops with the best dressed window, etc…more details to follow.


Women’s World Day of Prayer:

Women’s World Day of Prayer will take place in Corglass Church on Friday, March 6th at 8.00pm. The Speaker will be the Rev. Florence Taylor and the Service will be based upon that written by the Christian Women of the Bahamas. Everyone is most welcome to attend.


Bailieborough Community School Parent’s Association:

The Bailieborough Community School’s Parents Association are holding a ‘Fundraising Walk’ to help with the upgrade of the school’s canteen on Saturday, February 21st. Mr. John Ed Sheanon will lead the walk and walkers are asked to assemble at the Community School at 11am. The duration of the walk will be approx., 1.5 to 2 hours long. Contributions voluntary, refreshments afterwards and all are most welcome to attend.


Check it Fits

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has introduced a new, free service in response to a frightening statistic that shows that as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted, which can result in serious injury or worse, a fatality in the event of a collision.  The ‘Check it Fits’ Service is a full-time, nationwide, free expert service.  The service is quick, it’s easy, and it’s free.  We will be visiting SuperValu, Bailieborough on Friday, 20th Feb from 10.00am – 5.30pm.



Parent and Toddler Group:

Bexcourt Parent and Toddler Group is continuing in the Bexcourt Centre from 10.00am to 12 noon on every Wednesday morning. Meet other parents, compare notes and organise activities and events. For further details, please contact 042 9694825 or just come along and drop into the Centre.


Birdwatch Ireland, Cavan Branch:

Our next Branch outing will take place on this Sunday 22 February to Dundalk Bay. We will visit a number of sites in the area including Clogherhead, Seabank and the new bird hide at Lurgangreen.

To car share from Bailieborough, meet at the Market Square at 9am. If you would prefer to make your own travel arrangements and meet with the group in the Dundalk area please contact Elizabeth at 086 8336675 to arrange a meet up point.

It is recommended to bring along a snack and to wear warm waterproof clothing. Beginners are very welcome to come along!

Event should last approx. 3-to 4 hours. We should see a good selection of waders and waterfowl and also some geese.



The Model School:

Congratulations to Katie Griffith from The Model School in Bailieborough who received a full scholarship from The Royal School in Cavan, after coming in overall first place in the Royal School Scholarship Exam held recently. Well done Katie.



Charity Night Success:

A sincere ‘Thank You’ to everyone who helped make the recent Charity Night—held in Killinkere Leisure Centre for the Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Fund—such a wonderful success. The proceeds amounted to €4,500.



Free Study Space:

Students may avail of a free study space at the Library, Market sq during Library opening hours except 10am to

1.15pm Wednesday and Friday. Late opening Tuesday and Thursday until 8.30pm. Spacious and warm with free WIFI. Ph 042 9665779 for further details.


Bailieborough Gardening Group:

If you have an interest in gardening, whether you’re a novice or green-fingered expert, we would love you to come and take part in our first meeting of the year in Fox’s Lounge, Bailieborough on Monday, February 23rd at 8.00pm. Now is the time for sowing and growing your flower borders and vegetables. Free seeds will be given out on the night to everyone to get you started and you will get useful tips on how to propagate trees and shrubs. We are planning an exciting range of events throughout the year so why not come along and take part in our gardening group.


New Photography Club:

***NEW***Bailieborough Studio – Photography Club at 8pm, on Tuesday 24th February in the Bailie Hotel, Bailieborough. New members of all levels welcome.



Every Tuesday and Thursday morning for 6 weeks at Bailieborough Business Centre– Information Technology QQI/Fetac Level 4. Modules include: File Management, Data Entry, Word Processing and Internet & Email. For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881.

Every Friday Afternoon for 10 weeks at Bailieborough Business Centre – Word Processing QQI Level 3 : Course content: Introduction to Work Processing

For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881.

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.

Every Friday morning for 20 weeks at Bexcourt Centre, Bailieborough Communications QQI Level 4: Course Content: Reading and Comprehension , Writing Activities – Drafting Proof Reading , Interpreting information – Images, Signs, Charts, Communications with others; Listening, non-verbal Communications, aspects of speech.

For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881.


Farm Safety Talk:

A Farm Safety Talk will take place in Brakey Orange Hall (Kingscourt Road) on Tuesday, March 3rd from 8.00pm to 10.00pm. The talk is hosted by Adam Woods from Teagasc. Tea served afterwards and all are most welcome to attend.


Confirming Our Children:

The next preparatory Mass for Confirmation candidates and their parents will take place on Sunday next, February 22nd at 10.00am in St. Anne’s Church.


Ramor Theatre:  Saturday 21st February

Fair City’s Damian (Maclean Burke) in a powerful performance of “Joe Prop” will have you laughing, crying but most of all it will have you believing that anything is possible! Some of the proceeds from this show goes to Barnardos.  Booking 049 8547074.




Parents seeking to enroll their child or children in St. Anne’s N.S. for the 2015/2016 school year are requested to return a completed Enrollment Application form during February 2015.  Closing date for receipt of enrollment forms is Friday, 27thFebruary.  Application forms are available from the school office or telephone 9665242.


Leisure Centre:

New Studio Classes, check out our facebook page for details of different classes.

Monday:  BLT 10.00-10.45am and Ladies Fitness 8.30pm.

Tuesday:  Mugendo Kickboxing from 6.30-8.30pm.

Wednesday: Pilates 10-11am, BLT at 6.30, Step Aerobics from 7.30 to 8.30pm.

Thursday: Yoga at10 and Turbo training at 7pm.

Friday:  Men’s Fitness at 8.45pm.

Aquafit Thursday from 7-8pm and Friday at 10.15am.

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

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


FELIM’S N.S. The Vale:

Are currently inviting applications for enrolment for 2015-2016.  Forms are available directly from the school, by phoning 042 9665 605 or email:, download from website: www.thevalens.comunder the scoil documents section.  Completed forms to be returned to the school by Friday, 27 Feb 2015.



Jiving Lessons:

Continuing every Thursday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.30pm. No partner needed. For more information call 086-1928568 or 086-1763044.


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.


Bailieborough Model School:

Bailieborough Model School are now accepting enrolments for the school year 2015/2016. Please contact the school office on 042 96 65689 by Friday, March 27th, 2015 for an enrolment pack.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for February and March 2015:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: February 28th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 1st at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, March 14th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 15th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, March 28th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 29th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), and the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 4th at 9.00pm (Fr. Michael). .



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!.



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:  Club News 16th February 2015:  U8/10;

Both groups now back to full training in Bailieborough and Kingscourt. Next blitz is Saturday 28th February in Kingscourt.

Primary schools hurling blitz; The next round of local primary schools blitz takes place on Friday 27th February, 10.30-12.30, in Kingscourt Community Centre for 3rd and 4th class. The Club has a lot of hurlers in these classes so the competition will be fierce! We hope to see lots of our local schools represented.

Trip away; Our U14 Feile Team from last year have been invited to Burren Rangers on the 28th February for a start of Season blitz – full information will be available during the week.

U12/14/16/18; The lads finally got outdoors on Saturday last as training has now moved to the astro at the Vale, Cavan road, Bailieborough. The Under 12 Cavan hurling league starts in early March. Fixtures coming soon.

Training times and venues; Under 8/10; Kingscourt group; Every Tuesday in Kingscourt Community Centre 5.30-6.45. €2 each and please bring bottle of water.

Bailieborough group: Every Friday in Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall 6-7.30 for both U8 and U10. €2 and the bottle of water please also.

For all U8/10 information contact Willie Gaughan 087 164 9280.



Under 12/13; Saturday 4pm at the astro at The Vale, Cavan road. €2

Under 14 U16 and U18; training will be in St Ann Park and the time will be texted to all mid-week. For all U12-U18 information contact Kathryn O’Flynn 087 244 1371.


Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre:

Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre will be running 2 kayak skills camps over the Easter midterm for 9-12 year olds. The camp will introduce paddlers to the basic kayak skills and rescues they need to paddle safely on flat water as part of a group. Book before the 17th March to received 10% discount.

Camp 1: 30th March-1st April 2015 10am-2pm daily.

Camp 2: 8th April -10th April 2015 10am-2pm daily.

Contact Philomena for more information on 049-5552988.


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.



Winners in the schools quiz for 2015, which was held in The Bailie Hotel on February 7th.

Picture 1 is the senior team from St Felims Ns. (left to right) Kate Farrelly, Laura O’Reilly, Michael O’Reilly and Luke O’Sullivan.

Picture 2 is the junior team from Tunnyduff Ns. (left to right) Gavin Smith, Sean Ratcliffe, Jane Flanagan and Ciara Clerkin.

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 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.