Bailieborough News. April 20th 2017

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

St. Anne’s Church: Renovations Update

The renovations to the Church and the Parish Centre have been progressing well over the past few weeks. The blockwork on the extension to the Sacristy has almost been completed and the chimney at the back of the Church which was causing dampness in the Sacristy and the Sanctuary area of the Church has been demolished. In the Parish Centre, the basement area has been stripped and new floors have been laid to accommodate a new meeting room, office and storage space. On the ground floor, the old sitting room is being converted into a meeting space and the kitchen and toilets are being re-arranged to accommodate public use. The chimneys which were allowing water to access the building have been demolished and new ones built.

Over the coming weeks work will begin on the flat roofs which are in a very poor state. At present, there is at least 2 to 3 inches of water trapped between the insulation and the concrete ceilings. Work will also begin shortly on the interior of the Sacristy and the Church.

Unfortunately, because of the nature of the works involved, and the poor condition of the interior, the Church Area Finance Committee have been advised that the Church will have to close during the summer for three to four weeks, from Monday, June 26th. This period will enable the pews to be removed and the painting, electrical and flooring works to proceed unhindered.

During this time, the Community School Board of Management have kindly given permission to use the Assembly Hall for Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses. The Community Centre will be used for week-day Masses and in the event of Funerals, St. Anne’s Church, Killann, St. Patrick’s Church, Tierworker and St. Brigid’s Church, Tunnyduff, will be available.


‘Bailie Bunny’ is revealed at Shamrocks Camogie Cake Sale!

So Leanne Kiernan—our Irish International soccer player, is the second ‘Bailie Bunny’!!!!!!! Congratulations to the Bailieborough Camogie Club on a brilliant fund raising idea. Huge credit to all the people involved. And great to see such big numbers turn out for the Cake Sale on Easter Sunday morning. Thanks to everyone who supported this event and purchased tickets.


Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies in St. Annes

Thank you to all who assisted in preparing and celebrating the Holy Week and Easter Liturgies here in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough, especially the Parish Pastoral Council and Liturgy Group, the Sacristan, May Cassidy and caretaker, Sadie Clarke, the Choirs and their directors, Thomas Hanley, Sean O’Reilly, Derek Eakins, Tracy Carroll and Brigid Donohoe, the musicians, the Ministers of the Word, the Ministers of the Eucharist, the gift bearers, the altar servers, the First Communion Parents Committee and the parents and children of the First Communion classes who participated on Holy Thursday.

A special word of thanks to Marie Guckian, Geraldine Reilly, Brigid Donohoe, Ciaran Purcell and Sean O’Reilly who gave their time to prepare the Church, Rose Fitzpatrick who organised the various ministers, all of you who attended in such large numbers and all who helped in any way over Easter week.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for April, May and June 2017

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–Saturday, April 15th (Easter Vigil, 9.00pm), April 30th (Sunday, 12.30pm), May 6th (Saturday, 1.30pm), May 21st (Sunday, 12.30pm), June 10th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and June 25th (Sunday, 1.00pm).



‘Lend a Hand’ is for the elderly and vulnerable in the Bailieborough area. Just give us a call if you need a job done, or even just a chat. Phone Ann on 042 9694825.


Pilates Resumes

Pilates resumes in Bailieborough Leisure Centre on Wednesday, 26th April at 10am and Cormeen Sports Complex on Tuesday, 25th April at 10am.

Monday and Wednesday evening classes also available at Cross, Mullagh.

Contact Julie 086 3283943, or FB message /JulieCarolanCavanPhysicalTherapy


Festival Meeting: There will be a meeting in the Bailieborough Development Association building on Monday next, 24 April at 8.00pm, with a view to having a small festival in the town. Anyone who wishes to attend or has any helpful ideas are more than welcome.  All welcome.


Easter at the Library: Spring into Storytime at your local Library with stories for children aged 5-8 years on Thursday April 20th from 3.15pm-4pm. No charge but children must be registered with the Library to partake. Remember it is FREE to join your local Library!

Easter Workshop for all children aged 6-10 years on Thursday, April 20th from 2.30pm-4.30pm. Bookings to 042 9665779 or at the library desk. Places are limited at €2 per child. Note: all children participating must be registered with the Library and REMEMBER it is FREE to join.


“Spanish Coffee Mornings”Learn Spanish in a friendly environment while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee… Lessons will take place every Tuesday morning from 10 to 11. Starting soon!!! Also one to one lessons and Grinds available.  For more information please contact Lydia on 0877414735.


Cycle Against Suicide


Hey folks. Bailieborough Community School are hosting the Cycle Against Suicide around Ireland cycle event on Thurs April 27th,

The only venue in Cavan!

If you are interested in registering for the leg from Castleblaney to Bailieborough, please check out the website.

Refreshments and an afternoon of health promotion activities available for all participants. Are you up for it? Please spread the word, if you can, for a very good cause. Much appreciated.

We anticipate over 300 cyclists will be arriving in Bailieborough on Thursday 27th April, come out and show your support for this very worthy cause.





Bridge Results 

Tuesday, April 11th: First: Una and Jimmy Stafford, Second:  Maresa Liggan and Kathy O’Sullivan. Best Gross: Patsy Corcoran and Teresa O’Reilly. Third: Vera Bell and Patty Clarke.

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


Bailieborough Red Cross

Approximately 35 people in the Tierworker area were recently trained over 3 separate nights in Cardiac First Response. Thanks to all who made the effort to attend. It cannot be stressed enough about the importance of learning these potentially lifesaving skills. If you would be interested in doing this course or any other First Aid course contact us and we will advise you of dates if any available.


Bailieborough School of Music

Lotto results for 15/04/17.  Numbers Drawn; 2, 6, 12, 18.  No Jackpot Winner. Luck Dip (€25) Winners, Laura Flanagan, Highfield; Emily & Lucia, Monaghanoose; Rose Brady; Niall Comey, Kells Rd. Jackpot next week, €2,600.

Entries to ‘Summer Draw’, John Reilly; Claire Sharkey, Termon; Mary Kelly, Kells Rd; Seamus & Cara Clarke, Drumooslin.


Knockbride Macra

Knockbride Macra in conjunction with ‘Fáilte Bar’ are holding an ‘Open Mic and Trad’ night from 9.00pm on Saturday next, April 22nd. Plenty of entertainment guaranteed and everyone invited to partake.

On Saturday, April 29th, Knockbride Macra host a ‘Children’s Cinema Day’ in Tunnyduff Hall. Doors open for first movie at 1.00pm and for second movie at 4.00pm. Popcorn and drinks will be included for €5 per child. For further information, please contact 085 756 0534.


Bailieborough Walking Group

Bailieborough Walking Group host three walks during this year’s Cavan Walking Festival.

Saturday 29th April, 5k Forest Walk commencing at Bailieborough Business Centre at 11am.

Tuesday 2nd May, 5k Dun a Ri forest walk commencing at Cabra School, Shercock Rd., Kingscourt at 7pm.

Thursday 4th May 10k Lough an Leagh walk commencing at the picnic area Lough an Leagh at 7pm. All welcome.


Ramor Theatre

On Thursday 20th April Ramor Theatre will present PEOPLE, PLACE AND A STORY, A NEW WRITING SHOWCASE. Performed by local established actors it will include Monologues, Duologues and Scene’s.

On Friday 21st April, EILISH O’CARROLL – LIVE, LOVE LAUGH. Best known as Winnie in ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’, Eilish looks back on her life in a wonderfully funny and poignant way.


Bailieborough Library

Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

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

Ipads with Social Media for Beginners –   Wednesday afternoons 2.15pm-4pm. This course will help those wanting to get to grips with Social Media using IPADs.  (IPADS are provided). Contact:042 9665779 or


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

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

Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis;

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-1pm;

Book Club 6pm-7pm last Thursday of every month;

Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.





  East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 17th April 2017

Under 6/8/10; The lads take a well-earned break and will return after the Easter break. Some of the U10s will train outdoors with the U12s as they prepare for our tournaments through May and June.

Under 12; The next round of the Cavan U12 Spring league is scheduled for this coming Saturday where we play Ballinamore on the 3G at 3pm.

First round of Monaghan U12 HL begins on the 8th May.

Under 14; Another good performance and win in the Monaghan league where we entertained Carrickmacross in Kingscourt on Monday last. We thank Kingscourt Stars for the use of their facilities. The next round is away against Monaghan Harps TBC.

Under 16; Monaghan U16 HL begins May 8th. Fixtures next week.

Hurling training times and venues;

Kingscourt group; Under 6/8/10; EASTER BREAK NO HURLING.

Thursday 6.45-7.45pm for all U6/8/10 in the Community Centre. €3 each and bring water bottle.

Bailieborough group U6/8/10; EASTER BREAK NO HURLING

Friday at the Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall. U6/8 from 6-7. Under 10 from 7-8pm. €3 each and bring the water bottle.

Under 12/14/16/18; All training mostly on Mondays from now on.

For all info on these age groups then please contact Kathryn 087 244 1371.

The week ahead; Saturday; U12 league v Ballinamore on the 3G Breffni Park 3pm.

TBC- U14 Monaghan league v Monaghan Harps.


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


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


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


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