Bailieborough News. July 17th 2023. Matthew J. Cullen.

Break-in at St. Annes: The Gardai in Bailieborough are currently investigating a break- in at St Anne’s Church in the early hours of  Sunday morning, 16th  July. The culprits broke a side window and entered through same. Damage was also caused to the front door. Did you pass this way, the Virginia Road, between 12am and 3am and notice any suspicious activity. If you can help in any way please contact Bailieborough Gardai on 042 9694570. 

Parish Walk and Gathering: Next Sunday, July 23rd; The Parish Pastoral Council has designated Sunday, July 23rd as a Parish Day. People are invited to meet at the Community Centre at 1.30pm to participate in a leisurely 3km Walk from the Community Centre to the Brothers Graves in the wood and back again to the Community Centre for refreshments. Those who can’t participate in the walk are invited to the Community Centre for refreshments, music and chat at 3.00pm. This invitation is open to all age groups and all in our Parish community. Please let people know and reach out the hand of friendship to those who may need transport.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Geraldine, adored sons and daughters, Oisín, Ava, Grace and Fionn, father Pat, mother Rita, sisters Sinead and Grainne, mother and father in law, uncles, aunts, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and large circle of friends on the death of Finbarr Clarke, Crocknahattina, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away on Saturday, 15th  July 2023 peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family. Finbarr was predeceased by his sister Catherine.

Finbarr’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Monday, July 17th, 2023 and afterwards, Finbarr’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.  

Moybologue: The Blessing of the Graves in Moybologue will take place on Sunday, August 6th after 11.15am Mass. Please note, change of Mass time.

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.

Art Exhibition: Bailieborough Library is delighted to host an exhibition of artwork by local man Bobby Coote, star of the production ‘The Man Who Wanted to Fly’. The Exhibition will remain on view until  Friday, July 28th  during Library opening hours! All are welcome!

Bailieborough Walking Group: 

Wednesday, July 19th; Girley Bog: Medium Walk. Approx. 1.5 hours. Leaving Tesco carpark at 6.35pm. Meet at Cloncat Sevice Station, 8.5kms from Kells on the Clonmellon Road N 52 at 7.10pm. Walk commencing at Girley Bog at 7.15pm.

Wednesday, July 26th : Carrickmacross Greenway: Medium Walk, approx. 1.5hours: Leaving Tesco carpark at 6.40pm. Meeting at the County Council Offices, Riverside Road, Carrickmacross (opposite Aldi ). Walk commences at 7.15pm.

 All welcome.

Blessing of the Graves, 2023: The Blessing of the Graves will take place in St. Annes Cemetery, Bailieborough on Sunday, September 3rd at 12 noon.

The Blessing of the Graves will take place in Killann Old Cemetery on Saturday, August 19th at 7.00pm and the Blessing of the Graves will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Shercock on Sunday, August 20th, immediately after 11.30am, Mass.  

Bailieborough Library: FREE library book bag available at the Library for all children starting school in September 2023.

This month, The Bailieborough Library Reading Group is reading ‘Queen Bee’ by Ciara Geraghty.

The next Book Club meeting will take place in the Library on Tuesday next, July 25th at 6.30pm. Everybody is welcome and copies of the book are available in Bailieborough Library.

Fusion Dance School FREE Hip Hop dance workshops  on in the Library on Thursday July 27th  and Friday July 28th  from 2.30pm-3.45pm for children aged 8-12 years. This is part our #summerstar event program. Places will book out very quickly – ring 042 9665779 to book a place.

Mattie’s Fundraiser: Mattie’s Fundraiser In Aid of Cancer Charities.  Join us on Sunday, 30th  July for a local Cancer Charity Fundraiser in honour of the late, Mattie Cahill.  Taking place at The Royal Breffni, Tierworker, Bailieborough and it will include an easy walk at 11.30am from the Royal Breffni. A ‘Tractor Run’ will also be part of the day, along with an auction , with over 40 lots entered. Later on that evening, ‘Reilly and the Moonrockers’ will entertain those present and there will be an award for the ‘Best Jiving Couple’. Also on the night, there will be a raffle, with loads of great prizes. All welcome.

Killann Community Games: Congratulations and Well Done to the Killann Under 14 Girls GAA side who beat Carrickmacross in the Ulster Final held in the Peace Link Park in Clones on Sunday morning last. The girls played very well and ended up being comfortable winners.

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the first Thursday of each month on Thursday, August 3rd 2023 from 2pm-4.30pm. No appointment is necessary.

FREE study space and WIFI available here for all who are in the middle of studying. Other services for students include printing, photocopying, local history/history resources, reference books, public PCs, staff advice, comfortable warm spaces. All are welcome!

Thank You: A big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who participated in the annual ‘Moonwalk’ 5K at Lough An Leagh, last month. The event raised €2,100 for local charities in Bailieborough and Kingscourt. Special thanks to the volunteers, who helped out on the evening and the ICA bakers!

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C: Bailieboro Celtic are hosting a ‘Family Fun Day’ on Sunday, August 6th from 12 noon to 3.00pm at the Vale grounds. Bouncy Castles, 5-a side games, Ducking Chair, Cross Bar Challenge and a BBQ are just some of the events taking place. All welcome.

As the Women’s World Cup kicks off over the coming weeks, and soccer fever sweeps the nation, why not get your daughters out to the Vale, and give them the opportunity to acquire new skills, new friends and new experiences.

Bailieboro Celtic are organising ‘Summer Soccer’ for girls aged 6, 7 and 8 commencing on Thursday, July 27th from 6—7pm at the Vale Grounds. There will be six weekly sessions until the end of August. To register your child, please message the Club’s Facebook page.

Lakelands Taekwondo: Summer Inclusion Camp: Taking place from Tuesday, July 25th to Thursday, July 27th from 10am to 12 noon, daily in St. Annes Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough, for Children with Additional Needs, aged between, 5 and 16 years of age. Please contact us on 085 1271979 for further information.  Limited places available.

St. Vincent De Paul: To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Bailieborough Red Cross: Please support Bailieborough Red Cross.

We have been selected as one of the Charities in the Tesco Store.

We are currently fund raising to buy 2 new defibrillators to replace the current defibrillators at Day Break and The Carry Out.

Please support this Tesco Token Collection.

Ten years ago, Bailieborough Red Cross supplied two public access defibrillators and heated wall mounted cases. As these machines are now at the end of their useful lives and spares and servicing are no longer available, they need to be replaced. The Tesco Community Funds will help add to our fundraising efforts.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.:  

 Please remember that the Shamrocks Bingo takes place in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online every Tuesday at 8.00pm. Great prizes to be won!

Walk, Jog or Run:  Run, Walk or Jog is back for the lovely bright evenings at 8pm at the Chapel car park, Lakeshore, Bailieborough on every Monday and Wednesday. It’s a fun, free activity, all newcomers welcome.  Other activities will be added as the weeks go on, like open water swimming, cycling and kayaking. All welcome. 

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club –   

Club contacts;

7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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