Bailieborough News. March 11th 2019. Matthew J. Cullen.


 The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Saturday next, March 16th at 12 noon. Fr. Kevin Donohue P.P. V.F. will be the principal celebrant. A practice for all the young people receiving the Sacrament will take place on Thursday, March 14th at 6.00pm, in St. Annes Church. At least one parent/guardian is asked to accompany their child and, if they are available and living close by, their sponsor is welcome to come along as well.

Bailieborough Heritage Society

 is hosting a talk by Aogán Ó Fearghaíl, (Ex-President of the GAA) on Gaelic Sunday, the GAA 1918 Rebellion, when 100,000 GAA players faced down the British Empire. The talk will take place in the Bailieborough Development Association Centre, Shercock Road, Bailieborough on Tuesday 26th March at 8.00 pm.  All welcome, refreshments served.

Singers Needed:

The Folk Choir, who usually sing at the 7.00pm Vigil Mass on Saturday evenings, are looking for new members to boost their numbers. If you would like to join, you can either go up to the Gallery before Mass on Saturday evenings, to give your contact details to Choir Director, Sean O’Reilly or you can send a text message to 087 4407990.

Bailieborough School of Music:

 Lotto results for 09-03-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 02, 03, 11, 24.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Pauline Clarke; Marie Hall; Conall and Sorcha Shankey Smith; Nathan Gaskin. Next week’s Jackpot €3,300.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed:

You will find them at the Beckscourt Centre, Bailieborough from Monday to Thursday (10 – 2), come and join them for a cup of tea and a chat and see what they are working on!

St Patrick’s Day Festival: Parade Draw:

 Bailieborough St Patrick Day Parade is calling on all local businesses, companies, tradesmen and local clubs and society’s to participate in our Parade this year. The entry of floats in the Parade is completely free. Floats entering the Parade are requested to meet at Bailieborough Community School at 1.30pm. The Parade will be starting at 2.30pm, sharp!! Prizes will be awarded for: Best Float, Best Comedy Float,

Best Club and Best Window.

There are currently tickets on sale in the local shops and business’s to help defray the costs of running the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The tickets are €2 each or 3 for €5 available in local businesses.

St Patrick’s Day Parade Festival Draw: Prizes:  First Prize: Weekend break for 2 people in the 4 star Castlecourt Hotel, Westport.

Second Prize:  4 tickets to Westlife in July.

Third Prize:  2 Tickets to Rod Stewart 4th December in Dublin.

Fourth Prize: Smart TV.

Your support would be greatly appreciated and the draw will be held in the Hotel Bailie on Monday night next, March 18th at 9.00pm.

PE Expo Irish Heart Winner:

 Congratulations to Ellie Flanagan—a student at Bailieborough Community School—who won the Irish Heart Award for her project ” This is me: A story behind a smile” at the PE Expo Awards, held in D.C.U. last week.
Ellie also won CPR training for the school to the value of €2000.

World Book Day in The Model School, Bailieborough


 ‘Who Do You Think You Are’?? Are you interested in finding out about researching your family tree? A FREE genealogy course facilitated by CMETB will start at the Library on Wednesday, March 13TH from 2pm-4pm. Course will last six weeks and places are limited. Phone 042 9665779 to secure your place!

Moderator of The General Assembly visits The Model School, Bailieborough


On Saturday 16th March between 11am and 4pm we are holding a Property Recovery Day at Cavan Garda Station. We will be showcasing property recovered in searches and crime operations over the past two years. Property will include power tools, gardening equipment, jewellery and various other items. If you have been the victim of a burglary or theft in the past two years and your property is still outstanding, please take this opportunity to call into Cavan station to see if any of the property on display is yours.

First Aid Responders Course:

 First Aid Responder Course takes place from Monday, March 25th for three Mondays thereafter from 9am to 4pm at the Bailieborough Business Centre. Call 042-9694716 or 087-619 0040 for further information.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort:

‘Quiz Night’: Bailieborough Cancer Comfort are holding a ‘Quiz Night’ in Fox’s Bar and Lounge, Main Street, on Friday, March 22nd. ‘Early Bird’ round commences at 9.00pm, sharp. Entry fee is €40 per table of four. Great prizes on the night and your support would be greatly appreciated.

Bailieborough Social Day Group:

 Thank you to all who supported the ‘Christmas Day Swim’ Draw, which raised a total of €3,585 and will be a great help towards the activities of the group. Special mention to Brendan O’Reilly and his helpers, who organised the Fund Raiser event. A bus will leave from the Community Centre on Thursday, March 14th at 5.30pm for ‘Evening Tea’ and then onto the ‘Frolics’ in Ballyjamesduff.

‘Adult Irish Dance and Ceilí Classes’:

Adult Irish dance classes will take place in Tierworker Hall at 5:00pm every Wednesday evening. For more information please contact Aishling Fox on (087) 9699235.

Registration Night:

 ‘Darkness into Light’ Bailieborough, will be holding a registration evening on Friday 29th  March, in The Lemon Tree, on Barrack St. Bailieborough, between 6.00 and 9.00pm. The event will be taking place on Saturday 11th May 2019. Early Bird registration rates are: Adult 18+, €20, Student 18+, €15, Job-Seeker, €15, Senior 65+ €15, Children 6—17yrs €5 and children under 5, free. 


Bridge lessons for beginners takes place in the Hotel Bailie, Bailieborough, at 7.30pm, each Monday night.

Senior’s Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm, in the Hotel Bailie.  Everybody welcome.

Stroke Support:

 Seamus Casey from Navan Stroke Support will give a talk in St. Mary’s Hall, Tierworker, tomorrow night, March 14th at 8.00pm. All welcome.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

Bailieboro Celtic AFC are starting an under 13s Girls team. We are looking for players born between 2006 – 2011. Training takes place on Saturday’s from 3 – 4pm at the Vale Grounds. If you are interested contact Owen on 087 2772596. So why not come down and show your skills and have some fun.

The death has occurred of Tom Mc Guinness
Corlurgan, Bailieborough, Cavan

Tom Mc Guinness Corlurgan , Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, Died 11th March 2019, peacefully, at Cavan General Hospital. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Rose his children Brian, Martin and Ann, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family and friends.May his gentle Soul Rest In PeaceReposing at his residence Tuesday from 4pm until 10pm and again Wednesday from 12 noon until removal at 5.30pm to arrive at St Anne’s Church, Bailieborough, at 6pm. Funeral Mass Thursday at 11am, with burial afterwards in St Anne’s Cemetery.

Date Published: Tuesday 12th March 2019Date of Death: Monday 11th March 2019

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to son Paul, daughter Mella, grandchildren, Nathan and Christopher and extended family and friends on the death of James (Jimmy) Brady, Acorn Road, Dundrum, Dublin and formerly of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away peacefully at St. Vincent’s Hospital Dublin, on Tuesday, March 5th. Jimmy was predeceased by his wife Anne (Dolly). Jimmy’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Thursday, March 7th with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

Wednesday 13th March: ALPHA Course – Bailie Hotel 8.00-9:30pm.

Sunday 17th March: Bailieborough 10:45am – Morning Prayer and Sunday Club followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – All-Age Service.

Wednesday 20th March: ALPHA Course – Bailie Hotel 8-9:30pm.

Friday 22nd March: FOCUS Youth Group  8-10:30pm Trinity Hall.

Mondays (during term time): Badminton, Bailieborough Hall; 7-8pm for primary students, 8-9pm for secondary students.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

 Bailieborough Tidy Towns planted 310 beech hedging on the Kingscourt Road last week, with tremendous help from Pat Argue and Nicholas Callaghan . Many thanks to all helpers. Great work.

Mutt Mitt dispensers are now in our town. Tidy Towns erected four dispensers around the town in January last. No excuse now for a dog fouling the pavements!!

Reduce waste…. Buy a reusable blue coffee cup in Bailie Stores. Ideal present for Cavan supporters and coffee lovers…Only €5…all proceeds go to the Tidy Towns. 

Spanish with Lydia:

‘Spanish with Lydia’ takes place at the Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Road (beside the playground). New lessons for adults and school children of all ages, starting soon. Places available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information, please contact Lydia at 087 741 4735.

Link Credit Union:

We are pleased and very excited to announce that Bailieborough Creative Hub will be representing Link Credit Union Ltd in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parades in Kingscourt, Bailieborough and Mullagh. We look forward to supporting them.


 Masses during Lent on Tuesdays and Thursdays will be at 8.00am.

Bailieborough Community Bowls:

 Bailieborough Community Bowls continues every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members most welcome with free tuition for beginners.

Walk, Jog, Run or Crawl!

Run, walk, crawl or jog every Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8pm.  It’s free!!!! And there is no catch! All newcomers welcome.  Also the Saturday morning Leisure Group Cycle is back for 2019 and takes place on Saturday mornings leaving from the Community Centre, Bailieborough AT 9.00AM. Please bring euros for coffee stop and all welcome.

Citizen’s Information:

The service takes place every Tuesday from 1.30pm to 2.30pm in the Library— providing information, advice and advocacy supports to everyone on Social welfare, employment, Pensions, Health, Tax etc.  No appointment necessary.

The ‘Open Door Sessions’:

 A gathering of talents with music from Néamh O’Donoghue and Brendan Melia and the magical sculptures of the Celtic Fairy Collection, will take place ‘Downstairs @ Nixys’, The Square Bar, on Friday, March 22nd, commencing at 9.00pm. Free admission. Assisted by Cavan County Council Arts Office.

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’:

 ‘Lend a Hand’ is for the elderly and vulnerable in the Bailieborough area. Just give us a call if you need a job done, or even just a chat. Phone Ann on 042 9694825.

Bailieborough Business Centre:

Excel Level 4, Tuesdays 10 – 1pm.

Computers for Beginners, Level 2 Wednesdays.

Word Level 4, Thursdays 10-1pm.

Safe pass. Call 042-96 94 716/ 087– 619 0040 for further information.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for March, April and May 2019: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–March 24th (Sunday, 12.30pm), April 6th (Saturday, 1.30pm), April 20th (Saturday, 9.00pm), April 28th (Sunday, 12.30pm), My 12th (Sunday,12.30pm) and May 26th (Sunday, 12.30pm).  

Bailieborough Library:

Craft Group takes place every Friday from 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm on the last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.

Goalkeeping Academy for Underage Boys & Girls. – Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club:

 Bailieborough Shamrocks are launching a goalkeeping academy for juvenile boys and girls. We have a proud tradition of producing excellent goalkeepers down through the years. We hope that our new academy will provide a platform for our juvenile kids to achieve great things as goalkeepers.

We hope to start the goalkeeping coaching in April. We encourage all managers of juvenile boys and girls from U12’s and upwards to put their goalkeepers forward for this. If you or your child is a goalkeeper and not currently playing with a club, we’d love to hear from you.

Due to the number of coaches helping out, we may not be able to take everyone who expresses an interest, but we will certainly do our best.

Anyone interested should contact John Woods on 086-3691213.

The coaches involved so far, along with John, are Mark Argue, Conor Gilsenan, Mickey Clinch, Stephen Monaghan and Alan O’ Mara. If anyone would like to help out with the coaching, all help will be greatly appreciated.

We wish the coaches the best of luck and hope it will be a great success

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous:

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

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 11th March 2019:

Under 7/9/11; Numbers continuing to increase each week with our Bailieborough sessions. Thanks to all our new helpers. We can’t do it without you and look forward to your continuing support. No training this week due to the holiday weekend. Dundalk blitzes are now finished. Thanks to all who made the trip on each of the six weeks we attended. We are now in the planning stage for the outdoor season whenever the Spring finally arrives!

Fridays U7/9s after training.

Fridays U11s.

Registration; We MUST get all our players registered by the end of March as per GAA rules. We have some exciting announcements to make in early April but it is imperative that all our players are registered with East Cavan Gaels before then.

U13/15/17; Club training Tuesday 6.45-8pm in Kingscourt harps astro pitch. The weather hasn’t helped at all lately and the forecasts not great but we will continue to prepare the best we can. Tain (Ulster) U13 and new Tain U15 leagues both begin in April.

Club Senior; Senior training on this Thursday at 8 on the astro at the Vale. New players always very welcome. First challenge games coming up with start of the league the end of March.

Above; Colin Gargan receives his award.

Colin Gargan; Huge congratulations to Colin Gargan on being selected “Athlete of the year 2018” for Shercock AC. 5 All Ireland titles in 2018 for this talented all round athlete whom we are very proud to also call a hurler. How long we hold on to him? Who knows?, but, with luck and the hard work that he continues to do he has a very bright future in all his chosen sports but obviously as a top athlete. Congratulations to Colin from all of us at East Cavan Gaels.

The week ahead:

Tuesday; U13/15/17 training at Kingscourt Harps astro. 6.45-8pm.

Thursday; Senior training at 8 at the Vale astro.

Friday; No training this week. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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