Bailieborough News. July 31st 2017 Matthew J. Cullen.


Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival:

Bailieborough Midsummer Festival was buzzing over the Festival weekend. Congratulations to the Bailieborough Midsummer Festival team who did an amazing job of bringing community spirit back into the town. To the Committee – Kieran Donohoe – Chairperson; Seamus Rahill – Vice Chair; PJ Barry – Secretary; Aidan Clarke – Treasurer; Peadar Clerkin – Vice Treasurer; Gareth Mulhall – PRO, all the stewards, sponsors and helpers and all who turned up at all the events over the weekend,–thank you for all your hard work and dedication. The atmosphere and feedback from people has been amazing and for once, the weather played ball!! which helped enormously with the ‘feel good’ factor over the weekend. See you all again next year for Bailieborough Midsummer Festival 2018!!


Update on St. Anne’s Renovations:

St. Anne’s Church is on course to be opened on time for the 7.00pm Mass on Saturday evening next, August 5th. Painting, decorating, electrical and plumbing work is nearing completion in the main body of the Church and the floor work—which will include sanding and waxing of the floorboards and the laying of a stone carpet on the main aisle and sanctuary, will take place over the coming week. The project will not be completely finished on the 5th of August—just the elements that required the total clearance of the seating from the Church and the use of scaffolding. Work will continue on St. Joseph’s Chapel, the Sacristy, storerooms, the roof and the Parish Centre throughout August. Some minor works will also require completion in the main body of the Church in the weeks after it re-opens.


Blessing of the Graves:

The Annual Blessing of the Graves will take place in St. Anne’s Cemetery on Sunday, September 3rd. Now would be the ideal time to look after the grave or a plot of a loved one in preparation for Cemetery Sunday.

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to Brian Flanagan, Bexcourt, Damien Flanagan, Urcher and Mrs. Brenda McDonald, Chapel Road on the death of their brother, Peadar (Peter) Oliver Flanagan, Clonbur, Galway and formerly Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and Forest Hill, London, who passed away on Sunday, July 23rd. Peadar’s Funeral Mass took place in Saint Patrick’s Church, Clonbur on Wednesday, July 26th.


Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

The battle against weeds and litter continues every Tuesday. Meet at Market Sq. at 7pm. All welcome.  We would appreciate if all Business and home owners in the town and surrounding area would paint their properties, sweep the paths and trim the verges.  Thanking you for playing your part in keeping Bailieborough tidy.

Arts and Cultural Centre:

‘Sons of Southern Ulster’, originally from the town will play the Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre on Friday next, August 4 commencing at 9.00pm. All welcome for what should be a terrific night.

Heritage Week – Bailieborough Activities:

 Saturday 19th August at 4.00pm in Bailieborough Library: “People, place and time” an exhibition of Benny Duffy’s (Nolagh), photographs and memorabilia. Admission Free, Refreshments Served. Exhibition will be on display for the duration of Heritage Week.

Saturday 26th August at 8.00pm sharp – Doors 7.30 – Bailieborough Business Centre: “A Wilde Victorian Evening” presented by Patrick Walsh and guest on the life, loves, wit and wisdom of Oscar Wilde. Admission Free, Refreshments Served, Victorian Dress Encouraged, Not suitable for young children.

Cavan Institute—Open Day:

With Leaving Cert results looming – some students and their parents/guardians are now unsure about what the next step should be. Let us help you. Call in to our Open Day on August 24 from 12 noon until 4pm. Applications still being accepted for courses starting this September.


Bailieborough Walking Group:

Wednesday, August 2nd – Lough Curragh Lake: (A) Walk 2 + Hours.  Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.45 pm. Walk commences at 7.15pm at Lough Curragh Lake. 12km from Bailieborough on Cavan Road. Car park on left just past the lake.

Wednesday, August 9th – Bellamount Forest, Cootehill.

(E) Walk 1.5 hours (approx.) Leaving Bailieborough Library

at 6.45pm. Walk commences at 7.15pm at the R.C. Church car park, Station Road, Cootehill. All welcome.

“Spanish Coffee Morning in Bailieborough”

Learn Spanish in a friendly environment with a Native Spanish Teacher, while enjoying tea or coffee. Lessons will start on Tuesday 12th of September from 10 to 11am and Friday the 15th from 10 to 11, both Beginners. Price: 5 lessons €50. To enrol please contact Lydia on 0877414735. One to one lessons and grinds also available.

‘Reflections’ is a beautiful exhibition of paintings featuring some Cavan landscapes, by Wexford artist, Niki Purcell, which is on show at the Library until Tuesday August 15th. All welcome and admission is free!

Bailieborough Prom Night’

Bailieborough ‘Prom Night’ will take place on Friday 11th, August 2017 in the Bailie Hotel at 8pm, in aid of the Bailieborough Rhythmic Dance Twirlers. Tickets are €40 per couple and are available from the Hotel Reception. Dress to Impress!!!


 Cross Field Day: Bank Holiday Monday, August 7th.
U-10 G.A.A. Tournament Teams games start at 1.30.
Killinkere, Ramor, Knockbride, Cuchulainns, Kingscourt, Castlerahan,
Bailieborough, St Judes.
Field activities include: Ducking chair, Darts, Tractor Run, Face painting Inflatable Slide, Children’s races, Dog show at 3pm with 8 classes—great prizes, produce stall, Children’s entry is Free. All welcome.


Computers for Beginners – Computers for Beginners at Bailieborough Business Centre are continuing throughout the summer. Classes are once a week for 2 hours. Come along and enjoy the friendly atmosphere while learning a few new skills. Call 042-969-4716 to reserve a place.


Bailieborough School of Music: Bailieborough School of Music are delighted to announce the date for our 30 year Anniversary Concert; February 25th, 2018, at the Helix Theatre, DCU. Looking forward to the celebrations.

Lotto results for 29/07/17.  Numbers Drawn; 5, 15, 20, 20.  No Jackpot Winner. Luck Dip (€25) Winners; Liam and Margaret Fay, Galbolie; Mary Murry, c/o Crossons; Kevin O’Reilly, Kells Rd; Liam Clarke, Adelaide Rd. Jackpot next week, €4,100.

Entries to ‘Summer Draw’, Margaret Rose Traynor; Margo Gormley; Monica McDonagh; Byron Davidson.

Moybologue Blessing of the Graves: The Annual Blessing of the Graves will take place in Moybologue Cemeteries (Old and New) on Sunday, 20th  August 2017 after 10am Mass in St. Patrick’s, Tierworker.


Tierworker Active Age: Tierworker Active Age are going for a three day break, starting on Monday, September 4th to the Holyrood Hotel, Bundoran. For full details of events and to book, please contact Sheila at 087 248 7579 or Sean at 086 405 4000 for further details.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for August and September 2017: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–August 12th (Saturday, 1.30pm), August 20th (Sunday, 12.30pm), September 2nd (Saturday, 1.30pm) and September 10th (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.


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.

CITIZENS INFORMATION: 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.

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