Bailieborough News. August 4th 2016

Bailieborough News. August 4th 2016.  Matthew J. Cullen.

Knockbride Macra Na Feirme

Knockbride Macra Na Feirme host their second annual ‘Mr and Mrs Event’ on Saturday evening next, August 6th at 8.00pm, in the Bailie Hotel. Doors open at 8.00pm and the show starts at 8.30pm. Entry fee is €10—which includes, entry to the event, finger food and entry to the Bailie Night Club afterwards. Proceeds go to Knockbride Macra and various local charities. Tickets available from the Bailie Hotel or contact: or call, 085 756 0534.

Muff Fair

Muff Fair takes place on Friday, 12th of August and copies of the booklets re Muff and Lough-an-Lae will again be available in Halls Shop, Main Street, Bailieborough and Theresa’s Shop, Main Street, Kingscourt.

Congratulations and Well Done

Congratulations and Well Done to local girl, Emma Feeney who is now World Champion at her weight division and who boxes out of Virginia Boxing Club. Emma won her title at The Ringside World Championships held in the Silverstein Eye Center Arena, Independence, Missouri, America last weekend.



This year’s parish pilgrimage is to Lough Derg on Monday, 22nd August for a One Day Retreat (10am-4pm).  The cost of the day is €40.  This fee includes boat transfer, tea and scones on arrival and a light lunch.  If there is enough interest the parish will provide bus transport on the day.  To book a place please call or text Caroline 086 3817857 or Mella 083 8007054.


The monthly Holy Hour hosted by Direction for Our Times will take place on Thursday evening 4thAug. in St. Anne’s Church beginning at 8pm. All welcome.


Deepest Sympathy 

Deepest Sympathy is extended to son Noel, daughters Olive, Maureen and Sandra, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends of Annie Morrow (née Cochrane), Galbolie, Bailieborough who passed away on Sunday, July 24th at Fairlawns Nursing home. Annie’s Funeral Service took place in Bailieborough Parish Church of Ireland on Tuesday, July 26th, with interment afterwards in the adjoining churchyard.

Deepest Sympathy is extended to the cousins, neighbours and friends of Matt Fay, Waterloo, Grousehall, Bailieborough, who passed away on Saturday, July 23rd at St. Christopher’s Hospice, Cavan. Matt’s Funeral Mass took place on Monday, July 25th in St. Mary’s Church, Clonaphilip with burial afterwards in St. Ultans Cemetery, Killinkere.

Deepest Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Francis McCabe, Greagheittia, Tunnyduff, Bailieborough and formerly of Carrickacromin, Mountain Lodge, Cootehill who passed away on Thursday, July 28th at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Virginia. Predeceased by his brothers Phillip and Hughie and sisters Mary and Rose, Francis is survived by his sister, Lizzie, Ballyjamesduff. Francis’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West, on Sunday, July 31st with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for August, September and October 2016

The following are the dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church for August, September and October – August 14th (Sunday 12.30pm), August 28th (Sunday 12.30pm), September 10th (Saturday 1.30pm), October 2nd (Sunday 12.30pm), October 22nd (Saturday 1.30pm).

Cemetery Sunday

The Blessing of the Graves in St. Anne’s Cemetery will take place on Sunday, September 4th at 2.00pm. Now would be the ideal time to look after the grave or a plot of a loved one in preparation for Cemetery Sunday.



Cavan Kayakarun

The Cavan Kayakarun Adventure Race takes place this Saturday August 6th at 12 midday starting at Gallonray house Maudabawn with competitors from all over Ireland and overseas it promises to be a great event. Those taking part will run from Gallonray house to Barnagrow Lake where they will kayak around the lake before setting off on the cycle route through parts of Maudabawn, Mountainlodge, Knockbride and Grousehall before returning to the finish at Gallonray house. The organisers would welcome supporters and spectators to cheer the competitors on and appeal to road users to drive safely as the competitors complete their route. Warning signs will be in place.

It’s time once again for the 7th edition of the Cavan Kayakarun Adventure Race. This year’s event takes place on Saturday next, 6th of August, at Gallonray House, Maudabawn, Cootehill.

The Junior event for U12-14, U 14-U16 and U 16 –U18 starts at 12 noon

The CKR XL Challenge and the CKR Challenge commence at 1.00pm.

The format for this year remains the same. The XL Challenge starts with a 5k run, followed by a 2k kayak, and then a cross-country run and concludes with a 52 k cycle.

The Challenge event starts with a 5k run, a 1k Kayak and finishes with a 16k cycle.

There is one change to the junior event format. This year it will start with a short Kayak, followed by a 4 k run on a flat circuit and will conclude with a 16 k cycle on a mainly flat course.

All details are on the website. Online registration is also available from the website. There is a free T Shirt with all entries.

The Cavan Kayakarun run is a unique event in this part of the county. Participants in the past have commented on the fun they’ve had taking part in the event and thus the reason why so many continue to return to it year after year. Safety both on road and the water is paramount to the organizers and all routes, junctions and transition areas are well marshaled.

So make a date for a great day’s fun, exercise and competition on Saturday August 6th. Do it as an individual or maybe even better still as part of a two or three person team.

And if you can, remain on for the post Kayakarun Party on Saturday night in Gallonray House. There will be music and celebration. Meet and make new friends in the sporting and adventure race world.  Everyone’s a winner who takes part. The Cavan Kayakarun is all about the joy of entering. Be part of it this year.


Foroige Summer Camps

For young people aged 12-15 yrs taking place in Beckscourt Centre 15th – 17th August 10am – 4pm. Activities include team games, arts, sports and outdoor pursuits.

Cost 10euro pp. Family rates available. For more info contact Louise McPhillips 086 0481761.



Hardtimes Chorus and Friends would like to thank all those who supported Erica’s Evening in St. Michael’s Church, Cootehill. The concert raised a total of €15,591.65 for Erica and her family.  Thank you and well done to everyone


Classes and Services at Bailieborough Business Centre

Safe Pass: Safe Pass at Bailieborough Business Centre on Friday, August 19th. Cost €100 includes lunch. Call 042-969-4716 to book your place. Class sizes are limited.

Internet Safety for Parents. A 2 hour session for parents, guiding you through the various Apps and Social Media sites that children are accessing. Call 042-969-4716.

A4 Colour Copying and Printing available at Bailieborough Business Centre.



Education Guidance for all adults at the Library at 3pm on first Tuesday of each month. Free service run by ETB. Information on courses available, funding and grants.

Parent, Baby and Toddler group: Weekly meeting at Bailieborough Library.

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.


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.


Well-Being’ Workshop 

A ‘Well Being’ Workshop will be held in Bailieborough Business Centre on Saturday, August 20th from 10.00am to 5.00pm. A day of positivity, fun and tips on caring for your Mental Health. Lunch will be served on the day. Suitable for everyone over the age of 13—special rate for teenagers. Contact Gloria at 086 607 6712 for further information.


Bailieborough Walking Group

August 3rd – Killinkere:  (M) Walk 1 Hour 30 min. (E) Walk 1 Hour. Leaving Bailieborough Library at 7pm. Walk commences at 7.15pm at Killinkere Leisure Centre.

August 10th – Royal Canal Walk, Thomastown, Killucan

Walk 2 + hours (approx) Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.30pm. Meet at Main Street, Delvin at 7.15pm. Walk commences at Thomastown at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’ is still going strong for the elderly and vulnerable in the Bailieborough area. Just give us a call if you want any small jobs done or even just for a chat. Just give Ann a call at 042 9694825 from 9.00am to 2.00pm, Monday to Friday. We would love to hear from you!


Places available on this course commencing late August/September – computer training programme designed to support people facing a long term barrier due to illness, disability or a personal setback to employment to re-train and re-enter the workforce.  Benefits to this programme include a work placement, training plan, personalized support and QQI Certification.  For more info ☎ Mary 049 4377038.



Are now being accepted for an Outdoor Activity Instructor traineeship course run by Cavan and Monaghan ETB in Tanagh Outdoor Education, Dartrey, Co. Monaghan.  This qualification will enable graduates to gain employment within the outdoor recreational industry or progress to further study at degree level in Institutes of Technology.  Further details are available from or 049 4353923.



Family Sports Day at Knockbride football pitch on Sunday next, 7th August from 2.30pm.  Entry and participation is FREE. There will be novelty races, face painting, fun games, an obstacle course, a competition for Knock bride’s Fittest Family, BBQ and much more (weather dependant). All welcome.

First Trophy of the new season for Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.

Congratulations to the senior squad on winning the John Sherlock cup with a 3-0 win over a very organised BJD side. Luke Gilsenan open the scoring on the hour assisted by Andrew Waller. Conor Noone got the second assisted by Aaron Cundelan on 73 minutes. Three minutes later Luke Gilsenan finished the scoring assisted by Harry Eager. Conor Noone was named ‘Man of the Match’ and Luke Gilsenan got the Golden Boot. Well done to all the players who took part in the tournament.

The seniors are back in pre-season training every Tuesday at 7.30pm.  New players welcome and for more information please contact 0858256347.


Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA

The Shamrocks Golf Society are running a 4 Person Team Event in Virginia Golf Club on the 16th and 17th September 2016 in aid of Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd. Each and every one of us has had a family member, relation or friend who has had to battle cancer and we are just trying to raise money for this wonderful cause. If anyone would like to enter a team please contact 086 0532174. Cost of teams is €100. Or if you can’t play and want to contribute we are offering tee box and green sponsorship at €50.



Hurling   Hurling 2


  East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 1st August 2016

Under 6/8/10; All these groups are now on a well-earned summer break. Hurling/ Camogie Fun Camp comes up in August. More info below. Our Under 10 Tournament finals night is scheduled for early September in Kingscourt.

Under 12/14; Training continues every Wednesday in St. Annes Park, Bailieborough GAA at 7. The U14 Hurling Championship begins on 10th August.

Under 16/18; Our minors began the new Ulster league with a defeat to Carrickmacross in Bailieborough on Wednesday last. A good performance from the boys who are still finding their feet at this level.

The first round of the U16 Ulster league begins this week with a home game v St Moninne from Dundalk in St.Annes Park at 7.30. Again all support is very welcome.


Above; Wednesdays Minor squad v Carrick.

Hurling/Camogie Camp;

Keep the following dates for your diary. August 16/17/18th will be for our 2016 Hurling/Camogie Camp. This year it will be held in St. Annes Park, Bailieborough GAA from 9am to 1.30 each day. This camp will be for boys and girls aged 6-16. No previous hurling/camogie experience is required and all equipment will be provided. These camps get bigger and better with each passing year with this year’s promising to be the biggest ever! First child €30, 2 children €50 and 3 children €60.


Hurling training times and venues;

Under 6/8/10; Kingscourt group; No training till end of August after the camp.

Bailieborough group U6/8/10; No training till the end of August after the camp.

For all U8/10 information contact Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

Under 12/14/16/18; Training for all ages from Under 12 to Under 18 on Wednesday 7pm at Bailieborough GAA grounds St.Annes Park.

For all U12-U18 information contact Kathryn O’Flynn 087 244 1371.



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.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

The Samaritans

The Samaritans have 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.