Bailieborough News. February 4th 2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Safety Improvement Works on the Virginia Road:

 Funding of €50,000 has been granted for safety improvement works on the Virginia Road, Bailieborough—which is a treacherous part of the R178 road. There are two Churches and a secondary school on this short stretch of road, which many drivers approach at high speed. Cavan County Council understood the concerns of the residents, including St. Anne’s Church, and submitted the application for road safety measures. We are delighted that this application was successful, receiving the second highest allocation of funding in the county. Thank You to Councillor Sarah O’Reilly, Cavan County Council, the Road Safety Authority, An Garda Siochana and the residents of the Virginia Road for working hard on this project.

Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 02-02-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 6, 21, 25, 26.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Sean Keane; Ollie Lynch; Marie and Owen Fitzpatrick; Margo Gormley. Next week’s Jackpot €2,800.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed:

You will find them at the Beckscourt Centre, Bailieborough from Monday to Thursday (10 – 2), come and join them for a cup of tea and a chat and see what they are working on!

Bailieborough Red Cross:

 Following last Monday night’s Annual General Meeting, the new committee for 2019 who were elected on the night are :
Chairman .. Peter McCabe, Secretary… Liam Maguire, Treasurer… Julie O Brien, Assistant Treasurer… Helen Eagleton. Committee members Joanne Finnegan and Patricia Quinn. Congratulations to the incoming committee.

VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Can all clubs and businesses who have Defibrillators, please make sure that they are serviced and any new updates applied.

Bailieborough Social Day Group:

 The Bailieborough Social Day Group will meet again on Wednesday, February 6th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. We need some more people to join the group for lots of activities—refreshments, chat, bingo, music, song and dance, day trips, etc…, every second Wednesday in the Community Centre. Anyone who has not returned their ‘Christmas Day Swim Cards’, please bring them in, on the day.

Operation Transformation:

 Get out and get walking!! Ireland Lights Up is back! We will again see Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA club turn on their lights around the running track at St. Anne’s Park between 7pm-9pm each Thursday evening until 21st February, 2019. So, let’s get out walking and enjoy the fun!

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to sons John, Hugh, Martin and Charlie, daughters Eileen, Margaret, Rosann, Kathleen, Bernadette, Lizzy, Patricia, Pauline and Evelyn, sisters Josephine Farrelly (Crossmakeelan) and Patsy Nulty (Manchester), daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and extended family, neighbours and friends of Frances Smith (née Nulty), Crossmakeelan, Shercock, Co. Cavan who passed away peacefully at her daughter Pauline’s residence (Leiter, Bailieborough) on Saturday, January 19th, 2019. Frances was predeceased by her husband James, sons Plunkett, Ned and Peter and daughter Anne. Frances’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Tuesday, January 22nd with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery.


 Bridge Results for Tuesday, January 29th: First: Tom Moran and John McGahan. Second: Maresa Liggan and Marie McNicholas. Best Gross: Pauline McEvoy and Rosaleen Keegan.

Bridge lessons for beginners takes place in the Hotel Bailie, Bailieborough, at 7.30pm, each Monday night.

Senior’s Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm, in the Hotel Bailie.  Everybody welcome.

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 this Friday night, 8th February, 2018.  “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.

Confirmation Preparation Mass:

 The candidates for Confirmation in St. Anne’s N.S. and St. Felim’s N.S. will take part in the 7.00pm, Vigil Mass next Saturday evening, February 9th.

Deepest Sympathy:

 Deepest Sympathy is extended to the three children, Katelyn, Emma and Cian, family, relatives and friends of Caroline Martin, 51 Ardkille Place, Ballinagh, Cavan / Ballybay, Monaghan and formerly from Crocknahattina, Bailieborough, who passed away suddenly, at her home on Monday, January 21st 2019. Predeceased by her parents William and Margaret Martin, Lisgoran, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan, Caroline will be sadly missed by her loved ones and all who knew her. Caroline’s Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, 23rd January 2019, in the First Ballybay Presbyterian Church, Co. Monaghan, with interment afterwards in the adjoining churchyard.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

Wednesday 6th February:

ALPHA Course – Bailie Hotel 8.00-9:30pm.

Sunday 10th, February: Bailieborough 10:45am – Morning Prayer followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Holy Communion and Sunday Club.

Wednesday 13th, February:

ALPHA Course – Bailie Hotel 8.00-9:30pm.

Mondays (during term time): Badminton, Bailieborough Hall; 7-8pm for primary students, 8-9pm for secondary students.

Social Dancing:

 This month’s ‘Dancing for Pleasure’ will take place on Saturday evening next, February 9th in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. Dancing is from 9.30pm to 12.30am. Music will be provided by Robert Brown and all are most welcome to attend.


Parents seeking to enrol their child or children in St. Anne’s N.S. for the 2019/2020 school year are requested to return a completed Enrolment Application before, Thursday, February 14th, 2019. Enrolment application forms are available from the school office, by phoning 042 9665242 or by emailing:  Closing date for receipt of Enrolment forms is Thursday, February14th, 2019.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

 Our under 8’s (children born in 2011) will be back in pre-season training very shortly. We are just waiting for the CMUL to confirm the date for the start of the league fixtures. This year the Cavan Monaghan Underage League is adopting a Calendar year format for all age groups which means the season will run in over a longer period with games likely to start in April.
All children born during 2011 are eligible to play at under 8’s level and we look forward to seeing everyone back soon as well as new players. For more information, contact Keith Burke on 086 1631538.

Under 11s training starts on the 9th February from 6:15pm to 7:15pm. All welcome. Kids born in 2008. Please Contact Damien Cadden on 0892403190.

Just to remind all players born in 2007, that Under 12 pre-season training starts back this Wednesday from 6.00 – 7.00 pm. New players welcome. For more information, contact Keith Burke on 086 1631538.

Under 15’s (players born in 2004/2005) pre-season training starts back on Wednesday, 6th February from 7.00 – 8.00pm. Contact Alan Keating 087 7671319 for more information.

Under 17’s (players born in 2002/2003) pre-season training starts back on Wednesday 6th February from 8.00 – 9.00pm. Contact Alan Keating 087 7671319 for more information.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

Reduce waste…. Buy a reusable blue coffee cup in Bailie Stores. Ideal present for Cavan supporters and coffee lovers…Only €5…all proceeds go to the Tidy Towns. 

Spanish with Lydia:

 ‘Spanish with Lydia’ takes place at the Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Road (beside the playground). New lessons for adults and school children of all ages, starting soon. Places available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information, please contact Lydia at 087 741 4735.

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.

Walk, Jog, Run or Crawl!

Run, walk, crawl or jog every Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8pm.  It’s free!!!! And there is no catch! All newcomers welcome.  Also the Saturday morning Leisure Group Cycle is back for 2019 and takes place on Saturday mornings leaving from the Community Centre, Bailieborough AT 9.00AM. Please bring euros for coffee stop and all welcome.

The Open Door Sessions:

 Gathering music and arts together to show off new and emerging talent, with a night of free entertainment and fun.
This month’s line up: Dean Wright, singer/songwriter, Lizzy Byrne, poet and songwriter and Joy Booth with her folk/blues blend, coupling captive melodic tunes with disarmingly honest lyrics.

The event will be taking place at 9pm on Friday 15th, February 2019, downstairs @ Nixy’s, The Square Bar, Market Square, Bailieborough. All welcome. 

Citizen’s Information:

 The service takes place every Tuesday at 1.30pm in the Library— providing information, advice and advocacy supports to everyone on Social welfare, employment, Pensions, Health, Tax etc.  No appointment necessary.

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’:

‘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.

Bailieborough Business Centre:

Excel Level 4, Tuesdays 10 – 1pm.

Computers for Beginners, Level 2 Wednesdays.

Word Level 4, Thursdays 10-1pm.

Safe pass. Call 042-96 94 716/ 087– 619 0040 for further information.

Blood Transfusion Service: The mobile unit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in attendance at the Bailieborough Community School on Tuesday, February 19th from 5.00pm to 8.30pm. All blood donors are requested to attend and new donors will be especially welcome.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for February, March and April 2019:

 The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–February 10th (Sunday, 12.30pm), February 16th (Saturday, 1.30pm), March 3rd (Sunday, 12.30pm), March 24th (Sunday, 12.30pm), April 6th (Saturday, 1.30pm), April 20th (Saturday, 9.00pm) and April 28th (Sunday, 12.30pm).

The death has occurred of Pauline Smith (née Clarke)
Killann, Shercock, Cavan / Bailieborough, Cavan

Pauline Smith (nee Clarke) Killann, Shercock and formerly Shancrock, Druminespic, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, died 5th February 2019, peacefully at Cavan General Hospital. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Nicholas, daughter Rosemarie, son-in-law Vincent, sister Chrissie, grandchildren Dylan and Laura, sister-in-law Ann, brother-in-law Vincent, nephews, nieces and extended family, neighbours and friends.May She Rest in Peace Reposing at Clarke’s Funeral Home Wednesday from 5pm until removal at 7.30pm to arrive at St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough at 8pm. Funeral Mass Thursday at 11am with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery. House private please. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to Cavan Monaghan Palliative Care c/o Clarke’s Funeral Home, Bailieborough.

Bailieborough Library:

 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.

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: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

Alcoholics Anonymous:

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

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 4th February 2019

Under 7/9/11; We lost both training sessions and the Dundalk blitz to the frosty conditions! Some changes ahead of next week. The Kingscourt group will now amalgamate with the Bailieborough group on Friday from this week onwards. This will give them more age specific coaching and better all round games. U9s make second trip to Dundalk this coming Sunday.

We will put registration back a week and register all on Friday 15th in Bailieborough.

U13/15/17; U13s training on Monday on the astroturf at the Vale on Monday 14th 7-8pm. €2 each and bring water bottle. Any U15/17 with the County or Colleges squad are to be in Breffni 3G for 7pm start. The rest of lads to the Vale.

Club Senior; The Seniors had their first session of the year at The Vale on Sunday last. Spring league in Monaghan coming up soon. New players always very welcome.

The week ahead;

Monday; U13/15/17 training at the Vale 7-8pm. €2 each please. County U15/17 at Breffni 3G 7pm.

Thursday; The Kingscourt group now moves to Friday in Bailieborough. See

below for times.

Friday; Indoors in the Community School Sports Hall, Bailieborough. U7/9 from 6-7pm and U11 from 7-8pm. €3 each and the water bottle please.

Sunday; U9s in DKIT blitz Dundalk 10-12pm. Senior training at The Vale 11-12pm.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

‘Cash on Delivery’: BOOKINGS ONLY For “Cash On Delivery”. 

(087) 6486804. Call/text Michelle with—

-The contact name and phone number for envelope 

(to be picked Up at the door)

-The night you require

-Number of tickets adult/children. 

Aughawillan Drama Troupe are excited to present a comedy “Cash On Delivery” by Michael Cooney.  This intoxicating comedy is directed by Brian Dolan in Aughawillan Hall on the 14th,15, 16th and 17th of February at 8.30 sharp.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.  Guaranteed to deliver a brilliant night’s entertainment!

 Looking forward to seeing you there.