Bailieborough News. July 14th 2016

Bailieborough News. July 14th 2016.  Matthew J. Cullen

Summer Fun at the Library!!

Now taking bookings! Dance and Drama for 6-10 year olds Thursday and Friday 14th and 15th July. Art and Crafts for 7-12 year olds Tuesday and Wednesday 19th and 20th July. €5 per workshop.

Last few places left for ‘From the Page to the Stage’ – an exploration of Roald Dahl characters through song, dance and drama. Thursday and Friday 14th and 15th July with a presentation for parents on the last day! €10 for 2 days. Booking at Library desk or ph 042 9665779. Booking essential. Go to for more details.

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.

Parent, Baby and Toddler group: Weekly meeting at Bailieborough Library.

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.


East Cavan Swim Club

Well done to Grace Leddy, Crocknahattina and Johann Behme, Mullagh who represented the club at the Irish Age Groups, Division 2 National Championships in University of Limerick on 30th June-3rd July. It was a great achievement to reach this level of competition and both swimmers did extremely well in their events.



This year’s parish pilgrimage is to Lough Derg on Monday, 22nd August for a One Day Retreat (10am-4pm).  The cost of the day is €40.  This fee includes boat transfer, tea and scones on arrival and a light lunch.  If there is enough interest the parish will provide bus transport on the day.  To book a place please call or text Caroline 086 3817857 or Mella 083 8007054.


Lakelands Arch Club

Wednesday, July 20th. Junior club from 7-8pm and Senior club from 7-9pm at the Bailieborough Business Centre. Break in August for summer holidays. Please spread the word!! New members always welcome.

Good Luck

Good Luck and best wishes are extended to Bailieborough Shamrocks clubman, Michael Argue and the rest of the Cavan Senior squad who take on Derry in Kingspan Breffni Park on Saturday next.


Foroige Summer Camps

For young people aged 12-15 yrs taking place in Beckscourt Centre 26th – 28th July and 15th – 17th August 10am – 4pm. Activities include team games, arts, sports and outdoor pursuits.

Cost 10euro pp. Family rates available. For more info contact Louise McPhillips 086 0481761.

Classes and Services at Bailieborough Business Centre

Internet Safety for Parents. A 2 hour session for parents, guiding you through the various Apps and Social Media sites that children are accessing. Call 042-969-4716.

A4 Colour Copying and Printing available at Bailieborough Business Centre


Baptism Preparation Meeting for Parents

Thursday (July 14th) in the Parish Centre (Parochial House beside Church) from 8pm to 9pm. All parents who are intending to have their child baptised are required to attend this meeting before finalising the date. Parents are reminded to give at least one month’s notice to 087-4407990.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.

The seniors are back and pre-season training continues every Tuesday at 7.30pm.  New players welcome and for more information please contact 0858256347.

Bailieborough Walking Group

July 13th – Boyne River Walk: (A) Walk 2 + hours (approx). Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.00pm. Walk commences at 7.00pm at the car park opposite the entrance to Townley Hall on the N51. 2 kilometres from the Drogheda M1 roundabout. (Drogheda to Slane Road).

July 20th – Dartrey Forest Cootehill: (M) Walk 1 Hour 30 min. (E) Walk 1 Hour. Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.45pm. Walk commences at 7.15pm at the car park on the Cootehill to Rockcorry road R188. 1 kilometre from Cootehill on the right before Abbott’s factory. All welcome.


Irish Blood Transfusion Service

The Mobile Unit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in attendance at Bailieborough Community School,
on Wednesday, 27th July 2016 from 5:00pm – 8:30pm. All current donors are requested to attend and new donors are especially welcome.



Baptism Dates in St. Annes for July and August 2016

The following are the dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church for the months of July and August –July 17th, August 14th, August 28th,, September 11th . Baptisms will take place on Sundays at 12.30pm.


Cavan Kayakarun

It’s time once again for the 7th edition of the Cavan Kayakarun Adventure Race. This year’s event takes place on Saturday 6th of August, at Gallonray House, Maudabawn, Cootehill.

The Junior event for U12-14, U 14-U16 and U 16 –U18 starts at 12 noon

The CKR XL Challenge and the CKR Challenge commence at 1.00pm.

The format for this year remains the same. The XL Challenge starts with a 5k run, followed by a 2k kayak, and then a cross-country run and concludes with a 52 k cycle.

The Challenge event starts with a 5k run, a 1k Kayak and finishes with a 16k cycle.

There is one change to the junior event format. This year it will start with a short Kayak, followed by a 4 k run on a flat circuit and will conclude with a 16 k cycle on a mainly flat course.

All details are on the website. Online registration is also available from the website. There is a free T Shirt with all entries.

The Cavan Kayakarun run is a unique event in this part of the county. Participants in the past have commented on the fun they’ve had taking part in the event and thus the reason why so many continue to return to it year after year. Safety both on road and the water is paramount to the organizers and all routes, junctions and transition areas are well marshaled.

So make a date for a great day’s fun, exercise and competition on Saturday August 6th. Do it as an individual or maybe even better still as part of a two or three person team.

And if you can, remain on for the post Kayakarun Party on Saturday night in Gallonray House. There will be music and celebration. Meet and make new friends in the sporting and adventure race world.  Everyone’s a winner who takes part. The Cavan Kayakarun is all about the joy of entering. Be part of it this year.

Hurling  Hurling 2

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 11th July 2016

Under 6/8/10; Our Under 6s and Under 8s now take a well-deserved summer break. Our Under 10s continue with the next round of our tournament with a trip to Castleblayney this coming Wednesday at 7.

Don’t forget Cúl Camps begin this week in Kingscourt with Shercock and Bailieboro in the coming weeks so lots of hurling at these camps also.

Under 12; We wish our U12s the best of luck as they take on Cootehill this coming Wednesday in the semi-final of the U12 Championship in St.Annes Park at 7pm. Get down and support the boys if you can.

Under 14; After all the fun of Féile the focus now turns to the U14 Hurling Championship which begins on 27th July.

Under 16/18; New players are especially welcome. The Cavan U16 Hurling Championship will take place at the end of August. In the meantime there is a new Ulster GAA minor and U16 competitions coming up. Fixtures next week. We have also been invited to play in the Shane Mulholland memorial at the end of August in Lisbellaw.

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Lucky first goal

The scratch cards are now distributed. Please support when you can as this is our only major fundraiser for this year and with 9 club teams we need to raise as much funding as we can. If you would like to buy/sell extra tickets then please contact any player or coach. Scratch cards are just €2 each.

Hurling/Camogie Camp

Keep the following dates for your diary. August 16/17/18th will be for our 2016 Hurling/Camogie Camp. This year it will be held in St. Annes Park, Bailieborough GAA. This camp will be for boys and girls aged 6-16. No previous hurling/Camogie experience is required and all equipment will be provided. These camps get bigger and better with each passing year with this year’s promising to be the biggest ever! More info in the weeks ahead.

Hurling training times and venues;

Under 6/8/10; Kingscourt group; No training till end of August after the camp.

Bailieborough group U6/8/10; No training till the end of August after the camp.

For all U8/10 information contact Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

Under 12/14/16/18;

Training for all ages from Under 12 to Under 18 on Wednesday 7pm at Bailieborough GAA grounds St.Annes Park.

For all U12-U18 information contact Kathryn O’Flynn 087 244 1371.

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.


County 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.

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.