Bailieborough News. July 21th 2016

Bailieborough News. July 21th 2016.  Matthew J. Cullen.



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.

Rhythmic Dance Twirlers

The Bailieborough ‘Rhythmic Dance Twirlers’ are holding a ‘RDT Got Talent’ talent show on Friday evening next, July 22nd in ‘Sky Bar’, Main St. Show starts at 7.00pm and entry is €5. For more information, please contact Kelly on 085 245 0690. All welcome.

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.  New members always welcome.

Bailieborough Parish Church Annual BBQ

 Many thanks to all who organized yet another brilliant parish BBQ. Once again, this tremendous initiative of Revd. Joyce Rankin, was a great community event. Fun, food and fellowship for a ‘sunny’ Saturday afternoon!

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.

Moon Walk on Lough An Leagh

Moonwalk on Lough an Leagh on Saturday evening next, 23rd July at 9 pm approx. 5 km walk/run, entry fee €10 starting at the Picnic Area. All proceeds go to local Cancer Charities, refreshments afterwards. All welcome

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.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.

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

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest Sympathy is extended to the cousins, relatives and friends of Elizabeth (Lizzie) Melady, Curkish, who died on Monday last, July 11th. Lizzie’s Funeral Mass took place on Wednesday morning, 13th July, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.


Bailieborough Walking Group

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.

July 27th – Derrygooney / Loughbawn: (A) Walk 2 + hours (approx) Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.45pm. Walk commences at Derrygooney School at 7.15pm. From Shercock travel towards Cootehill, at 3.8 kilometres turn right for Ballybay, a further 2 kilometres turn left and continue for a further 2.5 kilometres to the school on the right. 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 next, 27th July 2016 from 5:00pm – 8:30pm. All current donors are requested to attend and new donors are especially welcome.

Cemetery Sunday:

The Blessing of the Graves in St. Anne’s Cemetery will take place on Sunday, September 4th at 2.00pm. Now would be the ideal time to look after the grave or a plot of a loved one in preparation for Cemetery Sunday.

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’ is still going strong for the elderly and vulnerable in the Bailieborough area. Just give us a call if you want any small jobs done or even just for a chat. Just give Ann a call at 042 9694825 from 9.00am to 2.00pm, Monday to Friday. We would love to hear from you!


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.

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.

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.

CITIZENS INFORMATION:  every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; 

Co. 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.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for August and September 2016:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church for August –August 14th, August 28th, and September 10th. Baptisms 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.

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  East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 18th July 2016

Under 6/8/10; All these groups are now on a well-earned summer break.

Local Cúl Camps began this past week in Kingscourt, with plenty of hurling being played, with Shercock and Bailieboro Camps in the coming weeks so lots of hurling at these camps also. Our own Hurling/ Camogie Fun Camp comes up in August. More info below.

Under 12; While defeated in the Championship semi-final to Cootehill on Wednesday last the lads still have a chance of winning some silverware as they take on St. Felim’s in the Shield final this coming Wednesday in Breffni 3G.

Under 14; The U14 Hurling Championship begins on 27th July. Fixtures next week.

Under 16/18; 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. We have a bye in the first round of the Under 16 and the Minor competition begins next week with a game v Carrickmacross.

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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.


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.