Bailieborough News January 29th 2015

Bailieborough News. January 29th  2015. Matthew J. Cullen.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee AGM:

At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Bailieboro, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, committee, the following Officers were elected:  Chairperson: T.M. Smith, Vice Chairperson:  Philip Fyfe, Treasurers: Seamus McCabe and Peter Byrne, Secretary:  Niamh Smyth, PRO: Paddy McDonald,  committee: Seamus Rahill and Raymond Gilsenan. The parade will have extra prizes this year for the different floats, details to follow.


New Swing for Playground:

On Friday last, the new swing to make our playground in Bailieboro socially inclusive for children with special needs arrived. Bailieboro Community Alert thoroughly compared companies, equipment and quotes to ensure the children would have the best possible equipment. The swing will be installed as soon as possible. This could not have happened without the support of our community, donations from families and Padraic McIntyre—performing his sell out show ‘A Night in November’ as a fundraising event. Now all we need is good weather and sunshine to witness the fun, excitement, laughter and joy that this swing will bring.


Bailieborough Community ‘Text Alert’:

Currently there are 300 members of the Bailieborough Community ‘Text Alert’ Service. New members are most welcome to join for 2015—fee €5. For further details, please contact Kevin Carolan (086 3759627) committee or Alison Gaynor—Tus Representative at 086 712 9113. You can also e-mail:

“For the Safety of our Community”.



The Bailie Hotel is hosting a ‘Breakfast Morning’ on Sunday next, 1st February. It’s from 10.30am until 1pm, all donations are welcome on the day. Hope you all can make it for a good cause. All donations to the Debra Drury Fund.  Please support.

Parent and Toddler Group:

Bexcourt Parent and Toddler Group commenced on Wednesday last, in the Bexcourt Centre from 10.00am to 12 noon and continues 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.



Every Tuesday and Thursday morning for 6 weeks at Bailieborough Business Centre

Information Technology QQI/Fetac Level 4. Modules include: File Management, Data Entry, Word Processing and Internet & Email. For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881.

Every Friday Afternoon for 10 weeks at Bailieborough Business Centre – Word Processing QQI Level 3 : Course content: Introduction to Work Processing

For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881.

Every Friday morning for 20 weeks at Bexcourt Centre, Bailieborough Communications QQI Level 4: Course Content: Reading and Comprehension , Writing Activities – Drafting Proof Reading , Interpreting information – Images, Signs, Charts, Communications with others; Listening, non-verbal Communications, aspects of speech.

For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881.
St. Brigid’s Well:

Visitation to St Brigid’s Well, Raffoney will take place on Sunday next, the 1st of February. Prayers at the Well, will be said at 4pm. All welcome.


Education Opportunities:

Cavan Education Training Board are offering free classes for adults in Bailieborough in Computers, Communications and Reading and Writing. For further information and eligibility please contact Regina/Kathryn – (049) 4361881 Ext 2.



Is up and running and are looking forward to carrying out small tasks for the elderly and vulnerable in the community.  Volunteers—who have all been Garda vetted—will present identification cards at the start of each visit and they will always visit in pairs.  Your many and varied small jobs will be sorted by ringing Ann 042 9694825 from 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday.  Ann will arrange volunteers to call out to you at your convenience.


Bailieborough Mental Health Association:

The Bailieborough Mental Health Association are holding their Annual Round Table Quiz Night in the Hotel Bailie Ballroom on Friday, 13th of February, commencing at 8.00pm, sharp. Special ‘Early Bird’ round for extra points if you arrive on time!! Entry fee is €40 per table of four. ‘A Healthy mind in a healthy body’. All welcome.


Tunnyduff Parent’s Association:

Tunnyduff Parents Association Presents “The Lost Weekend” by Padraic McIntyre, directed by Paddy Farrelly on Friday 13th February 2015 at 8.30pm in Tunnyduff Hall. Tickets €10 each.  Contact Sophie Smith at 087 6561724 for tickets.


Evening Classes:

Evening Classes running in Bailieborough Business Centre 2015. Are you On-Line? Do you want to learn some on-line skills? Sign up to learn Internet Banking, Shopping, and Selling. Learn how to Skype, Email, Use Social Media. Get the most out of your smartphone or tablet. Call Elizabeth or Lee on 042-969-4716.


Check it Fits

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has introduced a new, free service in response to a frightening statistic that shows that as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted, which can result in serious injury or worse, a fatality in the event of a collision.  The ‘Check it Fits’ Service is a full-time, nationwide, free expert service.  The service is quick, it’s easy, and it’s free.  We will be visiting SuperValu,  Bailieborough  on 20th Feb 10.00am – 5.30pm.


Cavan Kayakarun Cycling Club:

CKR Cycling Club is a newly formed Cycling Club catering for all levels of aspiring cyclists. New members very welcome. A Group Cycle takes place from the Market Square, Bailieborough each Sunday morning at 9.30am. Three distances, three coaches, come along and try it out!!


Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre

Spring 2015 classes. Ballet, Hip Hop, Speech & Drama and Guitar classes. For more information or to enrol your child please call Niamh on 0879982222 or 042 96 666 66.


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.



Sillan Players will perform the hilarious “The Lost Weekend” written by Padraic McIntyre and directed by Paddy Farrelly and is performed by local actors Audrey Gaughan, Nicola Carroll, Julie Halpin, Mary McEnaney,

Joanna Walker and Patricia O Brien in St Patricks Hall, Shercock on Friday and Saturday next, 30th and 31st of January at 8.30 pm. Admission; €12 Concessions €7.  Please note This Play is NOT suitable for national school Children.



Pilates have resumed on Tuesdays in the Presbyterian Hall, Bailieborough. Beginners at 6.15pm and mixed ability at 7.30pm. Suitable for all fitness levels. Booking is essential. For more information please call 087 2601454.



If you want a better understanding of the Catholic faith, and a deeper relationship with God, then you should join us for A Quick Journey Through the Bible, beginning Tuesday, February, 3rd  in the Parochial House, Bailieborough, at 8pm.  The study will include a series of eight, half-hour videos presented by Jeff Cavins over eight Tuesday’s finishing on Tuesday 24th March.  Each video will be followed by a lively group discussion. Everyone who participates will receive a color-coded Bible Timeline Chart as well as a Bible study workbook.  The cost of the eight week study is €25.  Please book early as places are limited on this course. For more information or to register for the study please email or contact Fr. Michael at 087-7673894.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for February and March 2015:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Saturday, January 31st at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, February 1st at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, February 14th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, February 15th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael) and Saturday, February 28th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 1st at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, March 14th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 15th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, March 28th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 29th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), and the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 4th at 9.00pm (Fr. Michael). .


Bridge Results:

Tuesday, January 13th: First: Una Stafford and Pauline Hutchinson, Second: Olive McCabe and Anne Brady. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson.

Tuesday, January 20th: Bee O’Reilly Cup: First: Betty Olwell and Noreen Maguire, Second: Olive Kellett and Gemma McCabe. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson.

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


Walk ,Jog Or Run….

Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre! All welcome—no matter what your fitness levels are!.



Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

‘Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.

Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome.  Free admission.

Junior Book Club for all children aged 10-12 years on the last Friday of every month from 4pm-5pm.

Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.


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Elvis Spectacular:

The Hotel Bailie are having an ‘Elvis Spectacular Show’ on Saturday, 14th February 2014. Tickets are €15 and are available from hotel reception. Doors opens at 10.30pm and Show starts at 11pm. Check out the Hotel’s  facebook page for special offers for the night.



East Cavan Gaels: U12/14/16/18; Training continues for the boys indoors on Fridays.

U8/10; Kingscourt continues on Tuesdays while the Bailieborough group returns early February.

NFL Div 2. Prediction Competition, €200 in prizes;

Entry forms are available from all players, coaches and committee members. €5 per entry. Just select a different winning team for each round for your chance to win. Again we rely, almost exclusively, on the generosity of our local communities to fund the development of hurling in the region.

New players; We are always on the lookout for new players. With teams from Under 6 to Under 18 now catered for there is a place for you in our club. Our experienced team of coaches are there to help you develop. No previous hurling experience required. Contact any of our coaches at any of our training sessions. Coaches/mentors also required for our junior sides.

Training times and venues; Under 12- Under 18; Subject to change. Contact Kathryn 087 244 1371 for more details.

Under 8/10; Every Tuesday in Kingscourt Community Centre 5.30-6.45. €2 each and please bring bottle of water. Bailieborough returns Friday 6th February. Those who wish to continue hurling are welcome to train with the Kingscourt group on Tuesdays.


New Grants available 2015.

If you are receiving Fuel Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance with children under 7 or Family Income Support you may be entitled to a complete wall and attic insulation package and heating upgrades FREE OF CHARGE. Ring 0872500436 for more information and advice. Personal details will be kept strictly confidential.


Volunteers Wanted to help Advocacy Service for Older People:

Are you someone who can stand out from the crowd? Sage Support and Advocacy Service for Older People needs volunteers to help speak up for older people across all care settings. Sage will provide FETAC training and support. For more information call 086 183 1428 or e-mail: or see


Leisure Centre:

New Studio Classes, check out our Facebook page for details of different classes.

Monday:  BLT 10.00-10.45am and Ladies Fitness 8.30pm.

Tuesday: Mugendo Kickboxing from 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Wednesday:  Pilates 10-11am, Cardio Blast at 6.30pm, Step Aerobics at 7.30

Thursday: Pick & Mix at 10.15am and Turbo training at 7pm.

Friday:  Men’s Fitness at 8.45pm.

Aquafit on Thursday’s from 7-8pm and Friday’s at 10.15am.

€30 for 30 days membership—pool or gym membership still available.

Check us out on  or find us on facebook for regular updates.


Citizens Information Service:

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.


Alcoholics Anonymous:

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


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, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.


The Samaritans:

The Samaritans have recently announced 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.