Bailieborough News. Feburary 2nd 2017

Bailieborough News. Feburary 2nd  2017 Matthew J. Cullen.

Illegal Dumping 

There has been a noticeable increase in Illegal Dumping of rubbish in various places around the town in recent weeks and the Church property around St. Annes has not escaped the scourge! The skip that is located in St. Anne’s Cemetery to assist parishioners in the maintenance of family plots has been used to dump domestic rubbish and land between St. Annes N.S. and the Town Lake has been used as a dumping ground for several black bags filled with household waste. Hopefully those responsible will discontinue this practise as soon as possible. Dog owners who walk their dogs in the cemetery, and on the Church grounds, also around the Town Lake and the streets of the town are also asked to keep their pets on a lead and to ensure that they clean up after them!

Also on the same theme,  31 BAGS OF RUBBISH REMOVED FROM TOWN LAKE!  

The Waste Management Department in Cavan County Council have confirmed that 31 bags of rubbish have been removed from the Town Lake in Bailieborough. This is absolutely disgraceful!! Bailieborough Town Lake is a beautiful amenity and has a lovely walkway for people and families to walk around. It is home to ducks and swans which could have been poisoned by this litter. There is a recycling centre in Bailieborough where it is very affordable to dispose of household rubbish and anything recyclable is free. Cavan County Council has been asked by our local T.D. and County Councillors to monitor this area regularly for litter.


Renovations to St. Anne’s Church

Murphy-Carolan have been appointed as the main contractor for the renovation work that will be carried out on St. Annes Church and Parish Centre over the coming months. Contracts were signed between the Church Area Finance Committee and the contractor on last Monday week. The work will be supervised by Niall Smith Architects, Kingscourt and will commence on Tuesday, February 7th.

The external work on the Sacristy extension will be the main focus of the project until Easter along with the alterations to the Parish Centre. After Easter—during April and May—the internal work in the Church will commence, involving the old Sacristy, toilets, electrical and mechanical fixes as well as the repairs to the roof. Repair work on the windows, alterations to the Sanctuary, Confessionals and Side Chapel will take place from Mid-May until the end of June. Repairs to the Bell Tower and Gallery will also take place during June and the floor work and main decoration will complete the work in July and August. Renovations and alterations to the Parish Centre will continue in conjunction with the work in the Church until they are finished in July. All works should be complete in the Church by the end of August.

As you can see from this schedule, there will be times when the use of the Church will be restricted between April and the end of August. Hopefully, these restrictions will be kept to a minimum but they may involve some closures on weekdays as the work progresses. The Church will not be closed at weekends.

Holy Hour: The monthly Holy Hour hosted by Direction for Our Times will take place on Thursday evening, February 2nd in St. Anne’s Church commencing at 8.00pm. All welcome.

Preparation for First Communion

The children in 2nd Class in St. Anne’s N.S., St. Felim’s N.S. and The Model N.S. and their parents will participate in the 7pm Mass next Saturday evening, February 4th in St. Annes Church.

Bailieborough Pioneers (PTAA)

Bailieborough Pioneers would like to compile a list of all Pioneers in the Parish of Killann (Bailieborough, Killann and Shercock). Members could then be informed of events that might be relevant or of interest. Names can be given to Martina at 086 366 4097 or Sean at 086 405 4000. Your cooperation would be appreciated.


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.




If you would like to help out and keep your road / estate/ or street litter free, please contact, Bernie 0861608842, Seamus 0862836157 or Kevin in Bailie Stores. All those who are already picking up litter on their road, please contact us as well. Thanking you for help in keeping Bailieborough tidy.


Bailieborough Community Choir

Bailieborough Community Choir have their rehearsals on every Monday, in Trinity Hall, Virginia Road under the baton of Thomas Hanley,, Come along and join the plans for 2017. We meet each Monday evening in Trinity Hall on the Virginia Road. If interested contact Ann at


Cavan Birdwatch

Our next event will be on next Sunday, 5th February.

Meeting at Crover House Hotel, Mountnugent at 10.30 a.m. (please note change of time). Bring a lunch and wrap up well. It gets cold out there! Michael will be taking us to some great spots to view Lough Sheelin.

If you have any queries please feel free to contact Ashley Wynne on 087 7735487.



The next get-together of the Social Day Group will take place in the Community Centre on Wednesday, 1st February from 2.30-4.30pm for usual activities. New members always welcome.


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.


Bailieborough Walking Group

Bailieborough Walking Group wish to sincerely thank all who took part and supported the charity walk after Christmas in memory of our esteemed member and friend the late PJ Byrne. We are very pleased to have presented a cheque for the proceeds amounting to €1500 to Cavan/Monaghan Palliative Care Group.

As a group we hope to resume our weekly walks in early May and look forward to the continued support of all members and friends.

L-R Philomena Byrne, Jimmy O’Donnell Cavan/Monaghan Palliative Care, Pat Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Williamson, Isobel Davidson all members of BWG


Moybologue Historical Society

The Annual General Meeting of the Moybologue Historical Society will take place on Saturday 4th February in St. Mary’s Hall, Tierworker at 11am. All Committee Members requested to attend. New members welcome.


Bailieborough Community School Parents Association

The Bailieborough Community School Parents Association proudly present ‘The Tide’ by Tara Marie Lovett, starring—Conor Sheridan, Mary Cronin and Niall Donnelly—in the Community School on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th at 8.30pm. Tickets are available from, Bailie Stores, Halls, Waller’s, Pat’s Shop in Kingscourt and Bailieborough Community School. Proceeds in aid of the Bailieborough Community School Canteen Fund and Bailieborough Drama Group.


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.


Moybologue Historical Society: ‘Recording and Presenting Your Graveyard: Research, Maps and Documenting Plots and Headstones’

Kevin Barton, Landscape and Geophysical Services (, will discuss and present examples of how community groups can organise, participate in and present the results from different types of historic graveyard recording. This will include potential sources of information and methods for historical research, mapping and documenting plots and headstones, and the uses of non-invasive geophysical survey where hidden features such as graves and foundations may exist. Some ideas and examples on the presentation of the results of surveys will be also be presented. This event will take place on Tuesday 07th, February at 8pm in St. Mary’s Hall, Tierworker.

All Welcome.


Funding provided for a new classroom for St. Felim’s N.S., Bailieborough

Fine Gael Senator for Cavan and Monaghan, Joe O’Reilly is pleased that the Department of Education and Skills has allocated funding to St. Felim’s National School, Bailieborough for a new mainstream classroom with ensuite toilets, and a new WC for assisted users.


Bridge Results: Tuesday, January 17th: First: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson, Second: Kathleen McArdle and Helen Clarke. Best Gross: Elizabeth Murphy and Rosaleen Mackey.

Tuesday, January 24th: First: Patsy Corcoran and Sean Kelleher, Second: Kathy O’Sullivan and Maresa Liggan. Best Gross: Tom Moran and John McGahan. Third: Pauline McEvoy and Rosaleen Keegan.

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 28/01/17.  Numbers Drawn, 2, 16, 17, 19.  No Jackpot Winner. Luck Dip (€25) Winners; Kate Kelly, Seeorum; Asha Connolly, Institute Rd; Abby Reilly, Knockbride; Donna Mullen, Tierworker. Jackpot next week, €1,500.


Help Needed!: A very talented and gifted performer,  Emma Clarke – a second year student in Bailieborough Community School is taking part in the Matheson Junior Debating National Mace, which also incorporates “The Speech” competition – The adjudicators will only select the top 3 videos for adjudication based on likes received. Please support Emma by liking her video on Facebook. Voting closes 3rd of February. Your support is greatly appreciated and PLEASE spread the word!


  1. ANNE’S NS ENROLMENT: Parents seeking to enroll their child or children in St. Anne’s N.S. for the 2017/2018 school year are requested to return a completed Enrolment Application from during January 2017.  Application forms are available from the school office or by phoning 042 9665242.  Closing date for receipt of Enrolment forms is Friday, 3rd February, 2017.


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.


Mortgage Arrears Workshop

There will be a Mortgage Arrears Workshop being held on February 11th from 10am – 1pm in the Hotel Kilmore, Cavan.  Areas covered will be: Mortgage arrears and how they can occur, Demystifying Standard financial statements, Possible Solutions, The MARP process and Your banks obligations to you. Places are filling up fast so to book their place they can contact 089 416 8595. This event is free with donations accepted to cover the cost of the room hire, etc…


Classes at Bailieborough Business Centre

Due to popular demand an additional Spreadsheets class has been added. Learners will have opportunity to: Learn the Basics of Microsoft Excel, Understand its uses and benefits,

Create worksheets and Workbooks and Use formulae to do simple calculations.

Wednesday evening 6.30 – 9.00pm starting at the end of January. Call 042-969-4716 to book 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 12th (Sunday, 12.30pm), 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 Services: 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.


Fíor Ceili

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



Aughawillan Drama Troupe are on a high rehearsing for the sinfully hilarious play “Drinking Habits”  written by award winning playwright, Tom Smith.  This comedy will be performed for your entertainment on the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of February in Aughawillan Hall at 8.30pm sharp. Watch and listen out for us in your local notes, newspapers, Shannonside Radio and like us on Aughawillan Drama facebook. Looking forward to seeing you there.


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.