Bailieborough News. March 18th 2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Well Done Leanne:

Congratulations and well done to local girl, Leanne Kiernan on winning the Senior Women’s Player of the Year Award at the 29th ‘Three’ FAI International Awards on Sunday night last. The awards were held in the R.T.E. Studios and were televised live on R.T.E. Well done Leanne on winning this terrific award and onward and upward for the rest of 2019!


 On a cold, blustery, March Saturday morning, the Sacrament of Confirmation was administered in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough by Fr. Kevin Donohue P.P. V.F. Ballyjamesduff, who was the principal celebrant. Congratulations to the 84 young people from the parish who received the Sacrament. The following are the students who received the Sacrament: St. Anne’s National School, Bailieborough: Emilija Auskalnyte, Amelia Binello-Whelehan, Nathan Byrne, Josh Carolan, Klara Carolan, Natasha Carolan, Nicole Carolan, Alexis Clarke, Sarah Cullen, Louisa Farrell, Peggy Flanagan, Laura Foran, Jade Gaffney, Jill Martha Giles, Sean Hewitt, Kristina Jokubauskyte, Keane Keating, Darragh Kennedy, Kate Kierans, Michael McDonagh, Rio Murray, Oisin O’Shaughnessy, Aela O’Sullivan, Filip Papic Pesec, Hannah Reel, Craig Reilly, Tina Ruske, Luke Shevlin, Ryan Smith, Jessy Williams and Thomas White.

St. Felim’s National School, The Vale:

 Katlyn Brady, Wayne Brown, Chloe Cahill, Miah Kate Carroll, Ava Clarke, Caoimhe Clarke, Ella Kate Clarke, Ryan Coleman, Alanna Cooney, Sarah Corcoran, Nathan Dunne, Oisin Fox, Connor Gaffney, Grace Gormley, Rian Kearney, Darragh Keegan, Molly Keegan, Cora Kelly, Conor McIntyre, Conor Monaghan, Aoibheann Mulligan, Josh O’Neill, Ruby Parsons, Orlaith Redmond, Katie Mai Reilly and Shannon Smith.

St. Patrick’s National School, Shercock:

Jenna Boylan, Lucas Burns, Oisin Byrne, Ava Campbell, Billie Jean Cespedes, Aaron Clarke, Shauna Clarke, Fayth Daly, Arnas Dadura, Beth Dickson, Noah Fidgeon, Lily Foster, Roman Hrushchak, John Lambe, Zach Lynch, Abbie McCabe, Laura McCaul, Blathnaid McCaul, Sophia McEvoy, Andrew Murray, Lee Murray, Rebecca O’Reilly (Darkley), Rebecca O’Reilly (Tullybrick), Jane Ruxton and Blanaid Smith. Adult: Lukasz Bobatow.

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 next, 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.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade:

 On Sunday afternoon last, the 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade took place in the town. The organisers were lucky this year in that, the Parade started and finished in between the showers and the sun shone for most of it. The Parade proved to be an enjoyable event for young and old.  Mr. P.J. Barry—MC for the event—kept the attendance amused and informed about the various participants in the Parade. Two marching bands took part in the parade—the Aughnamullen Pipe Band and St. Mary’s Brass and Reed Band, Kingscourt. Local businesses, sporting clubs, organisations and charities were well represented, with some organisations making a very welcome return to the parade.

The Prize-winners on the day were, Best Float—Kingscourt Play Centre, Best Window ‘Clarke’s Hardware’, Best Comedy Float: Bailieborough Creative Hub and Best Club, Bailieborough Shamrocks.

Thank you all to everyone who bought tickets for the raffle. The winners are.

1st Prize: Emma Shelvin (Weekend in Westport).

2nd Prize:  Stacey Comiskey (Westlife tickets).

3rd: Glenn Argue (Rod Stewart tickets).

4th:  Alannah Maguire (Smart TV).

One for all voucher:  Tommy McCabe.

Lisa Regan and Kathleen Gormley  won a gift voucher for the Bailie Hotel.

THANK YOU to all the volunteers, entrepreneurs, voluntary and community groups, local businesses and anyone who helped out in this year’s Parade, without your help and enthusiasm, there would be no Parade! and despite the weather and other events taking place, you all made it a very enjoyable event.

Bailieborough School of Music:

 Lotto results for16-03-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 13, 15, 29, 30.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Seán and Damien, Galbolie; Áine Liggan; Amelia O’Brien; Damien Clarke. Next week’s Jackpot €3,400.

Knockbride Annual Variety show:

 The Annual Knockbride Variety Show will take place on Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March 2019 in Tunnyduff Hall, Bailieborough.

Doors open at 8.00 with the show starting at 8.30pm.

A fun filled night of comedy, song, music and dance. All welcome.

First Confession:

 First Confession for the children in 2nd class in St. Anne’s National School will take place in St. Anne’s Church on Tuesday, March 26th, at 7.30pm.

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!

First Aid and CPR Training:

 3 Hour Parent First Aid and CPR Training in Bailie Hotel, Tuesday 26th March from 7.00 – 10pm, €50. Call or text Daniel Mahon to book 087-6759493. Booking is essential.

Deepest Sympathy:

 Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Rose, children Brian, Martin and Ann, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family and friends on the death of Tom McGuinness, Corlurgan, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, at Cavan General Hospital on Monday, March 11th, 2019. Tom’s Funeral Mass took place on Thursday, March 14th in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough with burial afterwards in St Anne’s Cemetery.

Bailieborough Social Day Group:

The next social afternoon for the Bailieborough Social Day Group will take place on Wednesday, March 20th in the Community Centre from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. New members are always welcome.

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 Creative Hub:

Bailieborough Creative Hub meeting at 6.30pm on Tuesday evening next, 26th March in Bailieborough Library, Market Sq. New members welcome. Think It! Create It! Share It!

Security Guarding and Door Security Course:

 Bailieborough Business Centre Security Guarding and Door Security QQI Level 4. Duration 5 days over 3 weeks. Call 042-9694716 or 087 619 0040  for further information.

‘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.

The route for the 2019 Darkness into Light in Bailieborough on May 11th 2019 will start at approximately 4.15 am from the Community Centre on Chapel Road. Heading towards main street it will turn left onto New Road passing the back of Supervalu. At the Model School we will turn right on to Church Street following onto Main street and up to the Market Square. From there we head on to Rakeevan along the Institute Road passing Terra before turning right for the Kells Road. Turning right the route follows the Kells Road back into town where we will turn left onto the Virginia Road. At the Chapel car park we turn right towards the Chapel and turn right at the lake car park to finish up at the Community Centre. What better way to start the day? We look forward to seeing you on the day.


 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.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

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

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

Sunday 24th March: Bailieborough 10:45am – All-Age Service followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer and Sunday Club.

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

Bailieborough Gardening Club:

 The Bailieborough Gardening Club resumes on Monday evening next, March 25th at 8.00pm, in Fox’s Lounge, Main St., with a talk by Horticulturist, Barry Kavanagh on ‘What we can do at this time of the year in our garden, to prepare for the season ahead’. New members very welcome.

CMETB Adult Education Guidance and Information Service (Aegis):

 Are you an adult thinking about returning to education or training? If so, an Adult Guidance Councillor will be available for drop-in queries, every second Thursday, commencing on Thursday, March 21st at Bailieborough Library from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

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 this 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.

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: Hurling News: IMPORTANT EXCITING NEWS!!
 2019 will see us celebrate 10 years of local hurling with East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club. We are sure you will agree that the regional model which we implemented has been a tremendous success so far in so far that boys from the region, and now men also, have their own hurling teams for which to play for. To further our development and to continue the journey to the next phase we have decided, in conjunction with Cavan County Board, to fully affiliate as an Official GAA Hurling Club. It is the next logical step in this club’s development. We have proven over the last 10 years that there is a healthy appetite for hurling in the East Cavan area and that players are willing to join with us. This is a very big and brave step to take but it could not have happened without your continued support. We have in place a transitional committee in place from which to start the next phase but we will need your input into how we move forward as an Official Club. To that end we will have a meeting for all our interested parties this coming Thursday in the Bailie Hotel, Bailieborough at 9pm upstairs. We would really appreciate it it if you could give us an hour of your time to hear what you have to say about how we begin the next ten years. This is truly an historic time for hurling and we hope you continue to be a part of this new very exciting part of our development. 9pm Thursday 21st March in the Bailie. We look forward to seeing you there. Mise le meas, Kathryn O’Flynn, Runai, East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club.