Bailieborough News. June 30th 2016.

Bailieborough News. June 30th 2016.  Matthew J. Cullen.

‘Hardtimes Chorus’: ERICA’S EVENING

  An evening of music and song by HARDTIMES CHORUS AND FRIENDS under the musical direction of MS. CLAIRE O’REILLY takes place in St. Michael’s Church, Cootehill on Sunday evening next, 3rd July at 8pm. Tickets for this very worthy cause are available from Bailie Stores in Bailieborough and they are also on sale in shops in Cootehill. Contact Gerard Lynch in Supervalu, the staff in Carleton’s bakery, Rachel Sherlock in Tir na Nog, and Catriona in the Side Street Cafe. You can also contact local members of the events organising committee Philomena McQuaid, Maura Dempsey, and ticket sellers Mary and Danny Byrne, Marion Foy, Loretta McMenamin, Geraldine Carragher, Margaret Hartnett, Joanne Corbett, Stephen McCormick, Gabriel McQuillan, Bridge O’Reilly, Aine Loughlan. Tickets are limited and in high demand so to avoid disappointment we advise that you get yours soon, oh and on the night don’t forget the all-important cushion.

 Art Exhibition:

 ‘Easter 1916’, an exhibition of paintings by Cavan artist, Paul Galligan, is on display at the Library until the end of June. All are welcome and admission is free!

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd:

Cavan Motor Club has teamed up with Bailieboro Cancer Comfort for the 5th year in succession to fund raise for the charity; they donate a proportion of the programme sales to us and the Cancer Fund committee gratefully received their presentation last week. Stephen Kellett and Ronnie Coleman from Cavan Motor Club presented a cheque for €800 to the Fund. Sincere thank you to you both and all involved with the Cavan Motor Club, safe & happy motoring for the year ahead.

Monday night 20th June, Club chairman Stephen Kellett and Club Secretary Ronnie Coleman made a presentation of funds raised to the Bailieboro Cancer Comfort Committee

The Committee sincerely thank them for their continued support



Back row: Eugene Fox; Liam McIntyre; Michael Glynn & Martin Clarke

Front Row: Ronnie Coleman (Co. Cavan Motor Club); Imelda Argue; Edel Fox; Barbara Waller & Stephen Kellett (Co. Cavan Motor Club) on Monday night 20th June,   Bailieboro Cancer Comfort Committee receiving this very generous donation from Co Cavan Motor Club.

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.


Bailieboro Celtic AFC:

 We are delighted to be hosting an FAI Summer Soccer Schools Camp again this year for boys and girls aged between 6 and 14 years of age. This year’s camp runs from Monday 4th July till Friday 8th July between 10.30 am and 3.00 pm. Prices remain the same as last year at €65 per child with family discounts and each child receives a full kit (jersey, shorts and socks) backpack and ball. For more information or booking log on or Call 1890 653 653.

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, 9th July from 5PM onwards. Please come along and bring your friends  –  Everybody very welcome.

Good Luck:

Good Luck and best wishes are extended to the Cavan Senior Football team in their Ulster Championship semi-final replay against Tyrone and also to the Cavan Ladies who play Monaghan in the Ulster Senior Football Championship Final in Clones on Sunday next, July 3rd.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

Our town is in need of some tender, loving care! We are looking for volunteers to help keep our community, clean, vibrant and tidy. If interested in lending a hand, please contact Kevin at 9694449 or call into Bailie Stores on Lower Main Street.


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:

Dates for your diary! Wednesday, June 29th and 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.


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 husband, Vincent, daughters Jacqueline and Lorraine, sons Gary, Noel and Vinny, brothers, sister, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, neighbours and a wide circle of friends, on the death of Mrs Kathleen Gunn, Drumbannon who died on Friday last. Kathleen’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s on Monday morning, June 27th followed by interment in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

We pray also for Eileen Clarke, 3 Henry Street, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and Dublin, died 22nd June, 2016, peacefully, at Knightsbridge Nursing Home, Trim. Daughter of the late John and Rose Clarke and predeceased by her brothers PJ and Micheal. Deeply regretted by her sister Nan, brother-in-law Frank and Fiona, Tony and Marie together with all her other nieces, nephews and cousins. Eileen’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s on Friday morning, June 24th followed by interment in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

Deepest sympathy is extended to Gerry O’Reilly and family (Galbolie), on the recent death of Gerry’s father, Bernard O’Reilly, Kingscourt. Bernard’s Funeral Mass took place on Wednesday morning 22nd June in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Deepest sympathy is extended to Dominic Brennan (Urcher) on the recent death of his brother John Brennan, Sligo. John’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church, Ballintrillick, on Monday last June 20th with burial afterwards in Ahamlish Cemetery, Grange, Sligo.

Deepest sympathy is extended to Peter, sisters, Doreen, Lilly and Olive, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces and friends on the recent death of Gladys Anne Waller, “Beau Vista” Curkish, Bailieborough. Gladys was pre-deceased by her brothers, Robert and Sydney.  In 1965 Gladys won the ‘Miss Ireland’ title and she finished in 3rd place in that year’s ‘Miss World’ contest. Gladys’s Funeral Service took place in Knockbride Parish Church on Tuesday last, June 21st, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Deepest sympathy is extended to nephew Gary, neighbours and friends on the recent death of Ken Clarke, Adelaide Row, Shercock Road, Bailieborough, Cavan on Monday last, June 20th. Ken’s Prayer Service was held in Clarke’s Funeral Home, Bailieborough on Thursday, June 23rd with burial afterwards in the Bailieborough  Church of Ireland cemetery.

 Planned Renovations to St. Anne’s Church:

The Architect’s plans for the renovations to St. Anne’s Church and the Parish Centre are on display in the porch of the Chapel on the Virginia Road side of the Chapel.


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 Walking Group: June 29th – Lough Sillan, Shercock (A) Walk – 2 + hours (approx). Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.50pm. Walk commences at 7.15pm at Lough Sillan car park. (Knockbride side of the lake, beside the drowning tragedy monument).  All welcome.


Library: 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.

 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 10th, July 17th, August 14th, August 28th. Baptisms will take place on Sundays at 12.30pm.



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.

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.