Bailieborough News. February 18th 2016. Matthew J. Cullen.

Genealogy Night:

Bailieborough Heritage Society will hold a Genealogy Night in Bailieborough Business Centre on Thursday next, 25th February at 8pm. Carmel O’Callaghan will share her vast knowledge on the subject, so come along and learn how to research your family tree, what sources are available and how to overcome obstacles that you may encounter along the way. All welcome.

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to the families, relatives and friends of Colm Clarke (late of Main St.) and son of Francis and Sheila Clarke, Virginia Road on the sudden death of Colm’s wife, Gemma Carcaterra, Killaloe, Co. Clare on Thursday last and whose funeral took place on Monday, to the families, relatives and friends of Mrs. Mary Smith, Kells Road whose funeral took place on Sunday, to the families, relatives and friends of Mrs. Betty Gilsenan, Woodview, whose sister, Nell McKennedy, Essex, England died recently, to the relatives, families and friends of Bobby O’Callaghan, The Mews, Virginia Road, on the death of his mother, Sheila O’Callaghan, Birr, Co. Offaly, and the families, relatives and friends of Pat Tierney, brother of Pauline McEvoy, Barrack St., who died last week.


An Ecumenical Service of Prayer will take place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough with the theme ‘Receive Children, Receive Me’ on Friday, March 4th, at 8pm. The service will include participation by members of the local Presbyterian and Church of Ireland communities. Martha Lievens, Principal of Bailieborough Community School, will be the keynote speaker. Music will be provided by St. Anne’s Choir and the Shercock Children’s choir. All welcome.

Knockbride Heritage Group:

Minister Heather Humphreys T.D. will unveil the Knockbride Historical Map and Corleck Head Sign at Corleck/Drumeague crossroads, Bailieborough on Thursday, 18th February 2016 at 2pm. Refreshments afterwards in Knockbride Church of Ireland Hall. Everyone most welcome. A Project by Knockbride Heritage Group. (Location: 5 km from Bailieborough Creamery/Bailie Foods on the L3515).



BAILIEBOROUGH wish to express appreciation to the parishioners of Bailieborough, Shercock, Killann, Knockbride and Tierworker Churches for their generous contributions to the Annual Christmas Appeal. Your generosity at Christmas and throughout the year enabled the Conference to respond to the many requests received for assistance from those in need in our communities. Good wishes to all for 2016.

East Knockbride N.S.: Enrolment Forms are available for pupils wishing to enrol in September 2016. Please contact school on 042 9660244 or e-mail :

Well Done:

Well done to Leanne Kiernan who fired in a late goal to help the Republic of Ireland Women’s Under 17s draw 1-1 with Poland in a friendly in Warsaw, in preparation for the side’s three Elite Phase qualifiers in March. Also, well done to the Bailieboro Celtic Senior side who defeated Dunshaughlin Youths by 10—0 in their game at the Vale Grounds on Sunday last.


Parent and Toddler Group:

Bexcourt Parent and Toddler Group continues in the Bexcourt Centre from 10.00am to 12 noon on every Wednesday morning. 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.

Services and Events at the Bailieborough Group of Parishes:
Thursday 18 February: Bible Study 8:30-9:30pm at the Rectory.
Friday 19 February: Focus Youth Group 8:30-10pm.
Sunday 21 February: Mullagh 9:30am – All-Age Service, Shercock 9:30am – Morning Prayer, Bailieborough 10:45am – Morning Prayer and Knockbride 12noon – All-Age Service.
Thursday 25 February: Bible Study 8:30-9:30pm at the Rectory.
Sunday 28 February: Mullagh 9:30am – Morning Prayer, Shercock 9:30am – All-Age Service, Bailieborough 10:45am – All-Age Service and Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer.



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.



Enrolment for new junior infants for the new school year September 2016 /2017 is now taking place. Please contact the office on 042 9665689 or by email at: by Friday, April 8th 2016.

FIT 2 GO Fitness Classes:

A full range of fitness classes’ available running on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6.15pm in Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre, Shercock Road. Contact; Berenice (086-3636206) for further details.



Join us on Mondays and Wednesdays to run, walk, jog or crawl at Bailieborough Community Centre at 8pm. Enjoy tea, biscuits and fruit afterwards. All welcome.


Oral Irish Workshop:

Oral Irish Workshop at the Library on Saturday, April 2nd from 2.30pm-5pm for Leaving Cert students. Places are limited at €5 per student. An essential boost for your oral Irish exam preparation. Phone 042 9665779 for further info.


Keep Fit and Learn Self-Defence:

New ‘Shinken-Do’ Martial Arts classes taking place at the Wesleyan Chapel on Wednesday evenings at 8.00pm. These are practical self-defence classes in which you do not need to be flexible or fit in order to train, therefore it is for everyone. It is a fun way to learn self-defence and get fit by doing so. Classes are open to both male and female.
First class is free to all beginners and it has an age limit of over 14 year olds.
For further information you can call David on 0863398325.


Skills for Farmers:

Free Classes for farmers at Bailieborough Business Centre – 1 evening per week for 8-14 weeks. Learn E-mail, Online Herd Registration, Farm Record Keeping and Communications. Classes run from 7 in the evening, small class sizes, friendly atmosphere, ample parking. Call 042-969-4716 or 087-929-3531 for more details and to book your place.


Web Design Classes:

Web Design Classes at Bailieborough Business Centre starting Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons at Bailieborough Business Centre. QQI Level 4. Call 042-969-4716 for more details.


Computers for Improvers:

If you have taken a beginners class and want to learn more. Offering QQI Level 3, all work is class based, all assignments done in class, one morning per week for 14 weeks. Call 042-969-4716 for more details.


Health and Safety Awareness :

This is a great course which will cover basic Health and Safety in the workplace and will also cover defibrillators, first aid and basic fire safety training. All for Free. One evening per week. Call 042-969-4716 / 087-972-1103 for more details.



Library Parent and Toddler Group every Wednesday 10.30am-12pm; 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.


Computers for Beginners:

Computers for Beginners at Bailieborough Business Centre. Would you like to be able to surf the internet, shop on-line, pay bills on-line, learn some basic computer skills. Don’t get left behind in 2016. Call 042-969-4716 and we will be get you up and running. Course is 2 hours once a week for 4 weeks €10. Come along, bring a friend enjoy the friendly relaxed atmosphere of the class and the centre.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for February and March 2016:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church for the Month of February and March- Sunday 28th February (Fr. Michael), Sunday 13th March (Fr. Michael), Sunday 20th March (Fr. Michael), Saturday 26th March Easter Vigil 9pm (Fr. Michael) –Please note that Baptisms will take place on Sundays at 12.30pm for the foreseeable future.


Irish Dance Classes:

Scoil Rince Ni Halla, Irish dance Classes every Thursday, in Bailieborough Community Hall. Beginners class 6-7pm. All welcome from ages 4+ (faoi rialacha Cumann Rince Naisiunta). For details call: 085-7712282.


Hurling News:

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 15th February 2016
Under 6/8/10; Good work continues at training in both Kingscourt and Bailieborough. We had our first U8/10 blitz of the year away to our friends in Carrick on Saturday last where the boys did really well. Lots more of these blitzes to come.

Under 13; The Under 13 finals night, was played on Monday last on the 3G in Breffni Park in very cold conditions. Our first team did well and our second team did really well reaching the Shield Final, a great achievement for them as a lot of this squad was made up from our junior boys aged 11 upwards and was their first taste of real hurling after moving up from U10.
The Under 12 Spring league is next up in Feb/March.

Under 14/16/18; Training plans are being finalised and training will resume in the next few weeks. All players will receive a text.

Community School football; Commiserations to the Bailieboro Community School boys who put up a great fight in the replay but ultimately were defeated.
Hurling training times and venues;
Kingscourt group; Thursdays at Kingscourt Community Centre Under 6/8 from 6.45-7.45 and Under 10 from 6.45-8.15. €3 each please.

Bailieborough group; Fridays – Under 6/8 from 6-7pm. Under 10 from 7-8pm in Bailieboro Community School Sports Hall. €3 each please.
Both sessions are open to anyone from the region to attend.
For all U8/10 information contact Willie Gaughan 087 164 9280.
Under 12/14/16/18; Training will return in the next few weeks. All players will receive a text.


Tullyvin Musical Society:

We take to the stage for our first ever shows on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th February at 8pm in Tullyvin Community Centre. With performances from talented locals, “Celebrating Musical Theatre” promises to be a fun night of all your favourite show tunes and not to be missed! Tickets €10 at the door. Find us on Facebook for more updates.


Kayak Skills Camp:

Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre will be running a Kayak Skills Camp on the 29th-31st March from 10am-2pm for 9-16 year olds. The camp will introduce paddlers to the basic kayak skills. Participants will be required to travel each day to and from the centre. The camp includes coaching, assessment and certificate which is carried out by our highly qualified and experienced instructors. Contact Philomena to book your place 049-5552988.


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.



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.


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.
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