Bailieborough News. July 7th 2016.

Bailieborough News. July 7th 2016.  Matthew J. Cullen

Bailieborough Branch of the Irish Red Cross:

The Bailieborough Branch of the Irish Red Cross are holding their ‘Rambling House Tea Party’ in the Bailie Hotel on Wednesday, July 6th. Doors open at 6.30pm. Please come along and join us for a great night’s entertainment. Enquiries to Julie at 086 2308 570.

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. Booking essential. Go for more details.

Bailieborough Parish Church Annual BBQ:

The Bailieborough Parish Church Annual BBQ will take place in the Rectory Grounds on Saturday next, 9th July from 5PM onwards. Please come along and bring your friends  –  Everybody very welcome.


The monthly Holy Hour hosted by Direction for Our Times will take place on Thursday evening next, July 7th in St. Anne’s Church beginning at 8pm. All welcome.


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.

Fundraising Evening at Bailieborough Swimming Pool:

Fundraising Family Fun Session in Bailieborough Swimming Pool next Saturday evening the 9th July from 6.30- 8.00pm. Also Adult Water Polo from 8-9pm.

Donations on door in aid of Mary McFadden’s trip to Africa building houses with Niall Mellon. Come along and enjoy the fun.

Bible Study Group:

Bailieborough Church of Ireland Summer Bible Study on the book of James starts this Thursday, 7th July from 8:30-9:30pm at the Rectory. All welcome so come along for a hot cuppa and some lively discussion!

Lakelands Arch Club:

Date for your diary!  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.


Congratulations to all the students in Sixth Class in St. Anne’s N.S. who graduated at a special Mass and ceremony in the school, last Monday week. We wish all the students leaving St. Annes, St. Felim’s and St. Patricks, Shercock, the very best of luck during their time in secondary school.


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.

Registration night is Tuesday evening, 12th July between 7-8pm in Beckscourt Centre. 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.

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Claire, children John, Julie, Michael, Susan, Mary, Anne and Catherine, grandchildren Daniel, Rachel, Christopher, Gregory, Eleanor, Tommie, Stella, Alfie and Devan, great-grandchildren Caitlin and Eabha, brothers PJ, Eamon and Harry on the death of John Murtagh, Drumbannon, Bailieborough, on Wednesday, June 29th. John’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Chapel on Saturday morning, July 2nd followed by interment in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

Deepest Sympathy is extended to sisters Margaret, Kathleen, Bridget and Jane, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces and extended family and friends on the death of TP Smith, Lisnalee, Virginia Road, Bailieborough, who died on Sunday last, June 26th. TP’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Chapel on Tuesday morning last, June 28th followed by interment in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

Deepest Sympathy is extended to Anne Rogers, Drumbannon and Susan Murphy, Twin Oaks, on the recent death of their brother, Terry Reilly, formerly of Laragh, who died in England last week.

Good Luck:

Good Luck and best wishes to the Cavan senior football team who will play Carlow in their All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers Round 2A in Breffni Park on Saturday next, July 9th. Throw-in is at 5.00pm.


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.

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.


Bailieborough Walking Group:

Wednesday, July 6th – Knockbride East: (A) Walk 2 + hours (approx) (E) Walk 1 hour.  Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.50pm. Walk commences at Corraneary Presbyterian Church car park at 7.15pm. From Canningstown driving towards Shercock turn left at crossroads, 2.7 kilometres from Canningstown. Drive a further 1 kilometre.

July 13th – Boyne River Walk: (A) Walk 2 + hours (approx). Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.30pm. Walk commences at 7.30pm at the car park opposite the entrance to Townley Hall on the N51. 2 kilometres from the Drogheda M1 roundabout. (Drogheda to Slane Road). All welcome.


Congratulations to Ms Brid Murray who retired after many years of service as a teacher in St. Anne’s National School. Her retirement was marked by a special Mass and presentation in the school on Wednesday morning last. Ms. Margaret Carolan will also retire at the end of August and her retirement will be marked at the start of the new school year in September. We all wish Brid and Margaret many healthy and happy years ahead and thank them for their great service to education in the town.

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. Baptisms will take place on Sundays at 12.30pm.

East Cavan Gaels Hurling:

It’s all hands to the pumps this week.
Wednesday: Under 10s are away in Kells for round 4 of our tournament at 7.
U12s are at home at 7 in the U12 Championship in St. Anne’s Park.
U14/16/18 all training with new Ulster U16 and U18 leagues coming up.
Thursday: Kingscourt U6/8 training 6-7 at Kingscourt Stars pitch. €2 and water bottle.
Friday: Bailieborough U6/8/10 training from 6-7 at the Community School pitch. €2 and water bottle again please.


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.

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.