Bailieborough News. February 16th, 2017

Bailieborough News. February 16th, 2017 Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Mental Health Association: Annual Quiz

The Bailieborough Mental Health Association’s Annual Round Table Quiz Night will be taking place in the Bailie Hotel, Ballroom at 8.30pm sharp on Friday next, 17th February, 2017.  “A fun night for young and old”                                      Teams of 4 for €40. Special ‘Early Bird’ round for Extra points if you arrive on time!! “A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body’!! All welcome.


Doodle 4 Google Competition: Vote for Michella

Michella Cundelan, a sixth class pupil in St. Felim’s National School (The Vale) is a finalist in her category in the National Doodle 4 Google Competition. The Theme of the competition was ‘If I could create anything it would be…’ and Michella’s doodle brilliantly illustrates her hope for peace in the world. Winners are chosen from an online public vote. Please support this very talented girl and our school by voting online on the Doodle 4 Google website. Voting closes on Tuesday next 21st February.


Grandparents Mass

Tomorrow, Thursday 17th the 9.30am morning Mass will be offered for all the grandparents in the Parish. The children from St. Anne’s N.S. will attend.


Bailieborough Men’s Shed

Bailieborough Men’s Shed would like to invite new participants to the recently formed group at the Bexcourt Centre. If interested please phone 0429694825 for further details.


Deepest Sympathy

Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughter, Carmel, sons Séamus and Damien, son-in-law Martin, daughters-in-law, Helen and Sandra, grandchildren Peter, Fergal, Niamh, Sarah and Megan, brothers Eddie, Michael, Eugene and Jim, sisters Phyllis and Rosaleen, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and extended family and friends on the death of Peggy Clarke (nee Reilly), Tullywaltra, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who died peacefully on Sunday, 29th January 2017. Peggy was pre-deceased by her husband Peter. Peggy’s Funeral Mass took place in St Bridgid’s Church, Knockbride West on Tuesday, January 31st with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Deepest Sympathy is extended to sister, Lena, nephews, nieces and extended family and friends on the death of Andy Tully, Lurganbawn, who died on Thursday, 2nd February 2017 peacefully, at Fairlawns Nursing Home. Andy’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church on Saturday, February 4th with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

Deepest Sympathy is extended to Rosemary Martin and family, Woodview, on the death of Rosemary’s father, Kevin McHugh, Station Road, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare who died on Friday, February 3rd , 2017, in Naas General Hospital. Kevin’s Funeral Mass took place in St Anne’s Church, on Wednesday, February 8th with burial afterwards in St Anne’s Cemetery.


Bailieborough Model School

The Model School, Bailieborough is now open for enrolment for Junior Infants starting in September 2017. For an information pack and enrolment form, please contact: or phone the office on 042-9665689.


Preparation for Confirmation

The children in 6th Class in St. Anne’s N.S., St Felim’s N.S. and the Model N.S., who are preparing for Confirmation and their parents and guardians, will take part in the 10am Mass on next Sunday morning, February 19th.


Cavan Ladies Darts

A ‘Table Quiz’ in aid of Cavan Ladies Darts will take place in Smyth’s of Relaghbeg on Friday, February 17th commencing at 9.00pm, sharp. Table of four is €40 and there will be plenty of spot prizes. All welcome for a great night’s entertainment.   


Bailieborough Community School in Association with Bailieborough Drama Group: In aid of Student Canteen Upgrade Fund

Presents “The Tide”, written by Tara Maria Lovett and directed by Conor Sheridan on Friday 24th February and Saturday, 25th February, 2017 at 8.30 p.m in Bailieborough Community School. – Tickets €12.00 and doors open at 8.00pm.

Tickets available at the following outlets: Pat’s Shop, Kingscourt, Hall’s Main St, Bailieborough, Waller Bros Ltd., Cavan Rd. Bailieborough, Bailie Stores, Main St. Bailieborough and Bailieborough Community School. Your support would be greatly appreciated and all are most welcome.



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.



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


Bailieborough School of Music

Lotto results for 11/02/17.  Numbers Drawn, 6, 15, 17, 24.  No Jackpot Winner. Luck Dip (€25) Winners; Anne Kennedy, Shercock Rd; Philip Sheridan, Galbolie; Michael Clarke, Dunena; Micheal Gaskin, Dundalk. Jackpot next week, €1,700.


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.


Classes at Bailieborough Business Centre

Digital Media Skills – If you have basic computer skills and would like to improve your abilities, learn how to create albums, collage, email attachments and much more. Cost €30 for 6 weeks, starting 16/02/2017. Call 042-969-4716 to reserve your place.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for February, March and April 2017

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–February 25th (Saturday, 1.30pm), March 18th (Saturday, 1.30pm), March 26th (Sunday, 12.30pm), April 8th (Saturday, 1.30pm), Saturday, April 15th (Easter Vigil, 9.00pm) and April 30th (Sunday, 12.30pm).


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.

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in The Library, Market Square, Bailieborough on Tuesdays from 1.00pm – 2.30pm, providing Information, Advice and Advocacy supports to everyone on Social welfare, employment, Pensions, Health, Tax etc.  No appointment necessary.


East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 13th February 2017

Under 6/8/10; Our registration nights for both groups went very well. A warm welcome to all our new young hurlers. It is not too late to register if you missed it this week. Just collect a form at any training session and return it filled with the relevant details. For all info on these groups then please contact Willie 086 164 9280.

Under 12/14/16/18; Under 12 outdoor training will return this Saturday at 3.30 on the astro at the Vale. €3 each and bring moulded boots and water bottle. Special thanks to our good friends at Bailieboro Celtic AFC who continue to make their fine facilities available to us. The Under 12 Spring hurling league will begin on Saturday 4th March and every Saturday till early April. The U14 league will begin in early April on Mondays once the clocks change and we get the bright evenings again. For all info on these age groups then please contact Kathryn 087 244 1371.

Hurling training times and venues; Under 6/8/10; Kingscourt group; Thursday 6.45-7.45pm for U6/8 and 6.45-8.15 for U10 in the Community Centre. €3 each and bring water bottle.

Bailieborough group U6/8/10; 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.



Ballyjamesduff Musical Society

Present ‘Hall of Fame Frolics’–on

Wednesday 1st /Thursday 2nd/Friday 3rd / Thursday 9th/Friday 10th/ Saturday 11th March plus matinee on Sunday 5th March.

Booking office will open on Monday 20th February.

E-mail: bjdmusicalsociety@gmail.comBooking Office 049 855 1000.


Fíor Ceili

Fíor Céili practice takes place in the Killinkere GAA Centre every Wednesday at 8.30pm. All welcome.


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.

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.