Bailieborough News. April 27th 2017

Bailieborough News. April 27th 2017 Matthew J. Cullen.


‘Cycle Against Suicide’

Bailieborough Community School are hosting the

‘Cycle Against Suicide’ around Ireland cycle event on Thursday,  April 27th, The only venue in Cavan!

If you are interested in registering for the leg from Castleblayney 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.




Emer’s Evening

A huge ‘Thank You’ to everyone who bought tickets, came along, made donations, donated prizes and helped out at ‘Emer’s Evening’ in the Bailie Hotel on Saturday, April 9th. It was a massive success, raising a total of €12,388.55 for St. Felim’s N.S. Playground, The Vale. Your support was very much appreciated.


Bailieborough Tidy Towns

Bailieborough Tidy Towns thank all who helped with the Spring Clean. Well done all.  We will continue the clean up every Tuesday at 7pm (for one hour only). All welcome.  Also we would appreciate if the business / house owners in the area would keep their properties clean and presentable and litter free. Thanking you all.



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.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for  May and June 2017

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


First Communion

The children in 2nd class in St. Annes N.S. and The Model N.S. receive their First Communion on Saturday, 13th May and the children in St. Felim’s N.S. on Saturday, May 20th. Both Masses will be at 11am.


Deepest Sympathy

Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife, Nora, sons Kevin, Philip and Paul, sisters Katie and Lena, brother Paddy, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and extended family and friends on the death of Philip Clarke, Institute Road, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away on Wednesday, 19th  April 2017, suddenly at The Mater Private Hospital, Dublin. Philip’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Saturday, April 22nd with burial afterwards in St. Annes Cemetery.


Deepest Sympathy is extended to brother Mattie, sisters-in-law Ann and Nancy, nephews, nieces, great-grandnephews and nieces, cousins and extended family and friends on the death of Susan McCormack, Anne Street, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Wednesday, 19th April 2017, peacefully at Fairlawns Nursing Home, Bailieborough. Susan was predeceased by her parents Tommy and Susan and her siblings Anna, Packie and Tommie. Susan’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Chapel on Friday, April 21st with burial afterwards in St. Annes Cemetery.

Bus to Balmoral Show

Bailieboro Cabs Main St, Bailieboro are now taking bookings for Balmoral Show on Thursday 11th May. Buses Departing Cab Office 7.30am. Phone 086 1075241 / 042 9666000 or just pop in to the office to book your seats.


Pilates resumed 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


Well Done: Well done to the Bailieboro Celtic senior side who defeated Navan side, Parkvilla by 1—0 in Navan on Sunday last in the semi-final of the Fitzsimons Cup. Well done lads and the best of luck in the final.


St Vincent DePaul: One-Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg

The St. Vincent DePaul One-Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sunday, May 7th. For further information please contact: John at 086 0554578 or Pat at 086 0635856.


“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.



Results for Tuesday, April 18th: First: Elizabeth Murphy and Rosaleen Mackey, Second: Una Stafford and Vera Bell. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson. Third: Helen Clarke and Kathleen McArdle.

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


Drumkeery Group Water Scheme

Drumkeery Group Water Scheme will be carrying out the biannual maintenance work on the network, which will include scouring of the lines. This may cause some disruption to member’s water supply. If discoloration of the water occurs, run the tap until the water becomes clear. Maintenance work will be carried out until Tuesday next, May 2nd. Should any problems arise, please contact, The Maintenance Officer, Seamus McCabe at 086 0466188. Your co-operation and understanding is greatly appreciated and we regret any inconvenience caused.



Bailieborough Social Day Group

A bus leaves from the Community Centre today, Wednesday April 26th at 10.00am for a trip to Athlone for a great day’s outing!


Bailieborough School of Music

Lotto results for 22/04/17.  Numbers Drawn; 9, 12, 18, 20. No Jackpot Winner. Luck Dip (€25) Winners, Niall Farrell, Tandragee; Mairead Donnellan, Leitrim; Bernice Tierney, c/o Castle Inn; Joe Monaghan, Drumanespic. Jackpot next week, €2,700.

Entries to ‘Summer Draw’, Seamus Rahill, Leitrim; Oliver Tierney, Nolagh; Kelly & Bridget Murray, Maple Court; Margaret Rose Traynor, Shercock.


Knockbride Macra

On Saturday next, 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 next, 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.



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.


The search for the quickest Quacker in town!!

Hundreds of Rubber Ducks Race to Benefit Families of the North East.

On Easter Monday last week, the Family Addiction Support Network hosted the second annual Open Garden Day, Car Boot Sale and Rubber Duck Race at the beautiful gardens of Brendan & Jackie McKenna, Muff, Kingscourt, Co Cavan.  A great crowd supported the event which was organized by the Family Addiction Support Network.

Festivities began at 2pm with a scenic stroll around the garden full of color where new life and was guaranteed to lift the spirits! One could then meander through the ‘bric o brac’ stalls in the hope of acquiring a satisfying bargain and quench their hunger pangs in Bella’s Kitchen with delicious homemade cakes, pastries, and exotic cheesecakes.

Dudley Farrell, MC for the Duck Race kept the crowd entertained with jokes, spot prizes and exciting commentary as hundreds of little plastic ducks were tumbled over the bridge into the river and jostled each other for the winning positions.  1st Prize “The Quickest Quacker Cup” and €40 voucher went to Roisin McKenna, 1st Prize in the Garden Quiz went to Audrey Frazer and the winner of the Easter Egg Count was Donna Kierans

The Family Addiction Support Network has been serving the people of the North East for more than 20 years, said Ceinwen Fergus, Chairperson for the Family Addiction Support Network.  “The Open Garden Day & Duck Race celebrates the Network’s commitment to support families affected by addiction and it’s a way for the community to express its gratitude”

“It’s an exciting day here in Muff”, said coordinator Gwen McKenna “and we’d like to thank the volunteers who made this happen and the  community for coming out to join us in the fun, in particular we’d like to thank our sponsors;

Amatino Partners Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan.

P&R Transport, Kingscourt Co Cavan.

Joseph McCabe, Muff, Kingscourt, Co Cavan.

Garmanagh Garden Centre, Nobber, Co Meath.

Dun a Ri House Hotel, Kingscourt, Co Cavan.

Meath GAA, Dudley Farrell, Nobber, Co Meath.

Supervalu, Kingscourt, Co Cavan.

Denise Kierans, Kingscourt, Co Cavan.

Liz Farm Fresh, Kingscourt, Co Cavan.

Tracy Clarke, Muff, Kingscourt, Co Cavan.

Tanya Lay, Curkish, Bailieborough. Co Cavan.

Marlene Thornton, Drogheda. Co Louth.

A total of €1,700 was raised on the day and this will go towards providing the much need services provided by the Family Addiction Support Network to families in the North East.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Gwen McKenna at 042 935 5251 or email at

The Family Addiction Support Network (FASN) is currently a network of four groups in the North East Region that supports family members who have been affected by addiction issues.

We provide support to families of those in addiction, including peer support, counselling, help in dealing with intimidation, and a 24 hour helpline. We cover the North East Region of Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan. It’s the commitment of our fundraisers which allows us to provide these services and to continue to give support to families in times of crisis.


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.


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.