Bailieborough News 22nd January 2015

Bailieborough News. January 22nd 2015. Matthew J. Cullen.


Youth Mental Health Conference

Bailieborough Community School and Bailieborough Mental Health Association are jointly running a ‘Youth Mental Health Conference’ on ‘Dealing with Stress and Anxiety in Practical Ways’ on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 in the Bailie Hotel, Bailieborough from 11 am to 4 pm. There will be four workshops on the day: Relaxation through Mindfullness, The role of Nutrition in Stress Management, Walk in my Shoes and Sport for a Healthy Mind and Body. If you wish to attend the conference and any of the Workshops (limited numbers for workshops) please contact Ann Hanley at before Thursday next, January 22nd. There will be complimentary Hot Lunch served on the day.


Confirming our Children

The next preparation Mass for Confirmation candidates and their parents will take place on Saturday evening next, January 17th at 7.00pm, in St. Anne’s Church.


Car Parking at St. Anne’s Church

The Car parking bays immediately to the front of the Church and on the Lake Side of the building are reserved for those with Disabled Parking Permits only. Unfortunately, recently some such permit holders were unable to get near the Church. Drivers are also asked to park in the Carparks only and not on the avenues leading to the Church. Please make sure at all times not to obstruct entrance or exit routes to the front of the Church. Thank you for your co-operation.



Mountain Lodge Tractor Run Presentation to Down Syndrome Support Cavan €4800.

Back row (left) Victor Thompson , Sean Fox, Samuel Thompson , Martin Fox,Aiden Clarke . Front row (left) Thomas Smith, David Skelly , Graham Mills.


Fine Gael Annual General Meeting

The 2014 Fine Gael, Bailieborough branch AGM took place on Monday 12th January in a packed Shamrock Suite in the Bailie Hotel. The new officer board elected for the year were:

Chairman – Thomas Rogers, Vice Chairman – Trevor Thompson, Secretary – Paddy Martin, Treasurer – John Ryan and PRO – Colm Colgan.


Bailieborough Community ‘Text Alert’

Currently there are 300 members of the Bailieborough Community ‘Text Alert’ Service. New members are most welcome to join for 2015—fee €5. For further details, please contact Kevin Carolan (086 3759627) committee or Alison Gaynor—Tus Representative at 086 712 9113. You can also e-mail:

“For the Safety of our Community”.

Parent and Toddler Group

Bexcourt Parent and Toddler Group commences today, Wednesday, January 21st in the Bexcourt Centre from 10.00am to 12 noon and every Wednesday morning, thereafter. 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.


Education Opportunities

Cavan Education Training Board are offering free classes for adults in Bailieborough in Computers, Communications and Reading and Writing. For further information and eligibility please contact Regina/Kathryn – (049) 4361881 Ext 2.


Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Fund

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Fund Committee would like to thank most sincerely the singers, musicians, collectors and all who took part in the ‘Santa Christmas Carol Singing’—on Christmas Eve—and most of all they would like to thank you all for your very generous support. The total raised on the day was €2,749.00. The Committee look forward to your continued support in 2015.


Tunnyduff Parent’s Association

Tunnyduff Parents Association Presents “The Lost Weekend” by Padraic McIntyre, directed by Paddy Farrelly on Friday 13th February 2015 at 8.30pm in Tunnyduff Hall. Tickets €10 each.  Contact Sophie Smith at 087 6561724 for tickets.


Parish Pastoral Council

The next meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council will take place on Tuesday, January 27th at 8.00pm, in the Parochial House, Bailieborough. All members are requested to attend.


New Year New Start

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, 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 starting Friday 23rd January 2015. Course content: Introduction to Work Processing

For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881
Every Friday morning for 20 weeks at Bexcourt Centre, Bailieborough Communications QQI Level 4 starting 23rd January 2015. Course Content: Reading & 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


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.


Cavan Kayakarun Cycling Club: CKR Cycling Club is a newly formed Cycling Club catering for all levels of aspiring cyclists. New members very welcome. A Group Cycle takes place from the Market Square, Bailieborough each Sunday morning at 9.30am.


Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre – Spring 2015 classes. Ballet, Hip Hop, Speech & Drama and Guitar classes. For more information or to enrol your child please call Niamh on 0879982222 or 042 96 666 66.


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.


St. Vincent DePaul Society

The local Conference wish to thank you for your wonderful response and generosity to their appeal over the Christmas period and a sincere ‘Thank You’ for all your donations and support in 2014. May we wish you a happy and healthy 2015.



Pilates have resumed on Tuesdays 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.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for February and March 2015

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: 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), 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!.



Pilates classes starting Wednesday 28th January at 10am in Bailieborough Leisure Centre. €50 for 5 weeks. Please contact Julie 086 3283943, email or see for more details.



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.


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Elvis Spectacular

The Hotel Bailie are having an ‘Elvis Spectacular Show’ on Saturday, 14th February 2014. Tickets are €15 and are available from hotel reception. Doors opens at 10.30pm and Show starts at 11pm. Check out the Hotel’s  facebook page for special offers for the night.



East Cavan Gaels

Club News: U12/14/16/18; The lads began the season with a light indoor session on Friday last. They will work away indoors until the weather improves.

U8/10; The Kingscourt group returned to training last week while the Bailieborough group will return indoors in early February. The first of the indoor blitzes for 2015 are coming soon.

NFL Div 2. Prediction Competition, €200 in prizes;

Entry forms are available from all players, coaches and committee members. €5 per entry. Just select a different winning team for each round for your chance to win. Again we rely, almost exclusively, on the generosity of our local communities to fund the development of hurling in the region.

New players; We are always on the lookout for new players. With teams from Under 6 to Under 18 now catered for there is a place for you in our club. Our experienced team of coaches are there to help you develop. No previous hurling experience required. Contact any of our coaches at any of our training sessions. Coaches/mentors also required for our junior sides.

Training times and venues; Under 12- Under 18;

Subject to change. Contact Kathryn 087 244 1371 for more details.

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

Bailieborough returns Friday 6th February. Those who wish to continue hurling are welcome to train with the Kingscourt group on Tuesdays.


New Grants available 2015

If you are receiving Fuel Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance with children under 7 or Family Income Support you may be entitled to a complete wall and attic insulation package and heating upgrades FREE OF CHARGE. Ring 0872500436 for more information and advice. Personal details will be kept strictly confidential.


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

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 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Wednesday:  Pilates 10-11am, Cardio Blast at 6.30pm, Step Aerobics at 7.30

Thursday: Pick & Mix at 10.15am and Turbo training at 7pm.

Friday:  Men’s Fitness at 8.45pm.

Aquafit on Thursday’s from 7-8pm and Friday’s 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.


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.