Bailieborough News. Thursday March 3rd 2016.

Bailieborough News. March 3rd 2016. Matthew J. Cullen.


Congratulations and well done to local councillor, Niamh Smyth T.D, who on Sunday last was elected to Dail Eireann to represent the Cavan/Monaghan constituency, on her first attempt. Despite being only added to the ticket at the last minute, Niamh and her team did Trojan work canvassing leading up to the election and it all paid off when she won the last seat in the constituency after a nail biting 10th count against outgoing local T.D., Joe O’Reilly. Niamh is the first ever female TD from Cavan to be elected to the Dail and all wish her well in her endeavours.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade:

The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Thursday, March 17th in Bailieborough will commence at 2.30pm—starting at the Community School on the Virginia Road. This year the parade will have ‘The 1916 Rising’ as its theme. There are prizes for the best 1916 themed Float and there are also prizes for the Best Dressed 1916 themed Window display. So come along and celebrate our National Holiday and enjoy the parade.



An Ecumenical Service of Prayer will take place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough with the theme ‘Receive Children, Receive Me’ on Friday next, March 4th, at 8pm. The service will include participation by members of the local Presbyterian and Church of Ireland communities. Martha Lievens, Principal of Bailieborough Community School, will be the keynote speaker. Music will be provided by St. Anne’s Choir and the Shercock Children’s choir. All welcome.


East Knockbride N.S.:

Enrolment Forms are available for pupils wishing to enrol in September 2016. Please contact school on 042 9660244 or e-mail :


Parent and Toddler Group:

Bexcourt Parent and Toddler Group continues in the Bexcourt Centre from 10.00am to 12 noon on every Wednesday morning. Meet other parents, compare notes and organise activities and events. For further details, please contact 042 9694825 or just come along and drop into the Centre.


Bailieborough Garden Group:

Next meeting is on Monday 7th March at 8pm in Fox’s Bailieborough. Janet McGuigan will share her vast knowledge of gardening with us and will also have some plants and seedlings for sharing. New members very welcome.


Holy Hour:

The monthly ‘Holy Hour’—hosted by Direction for Our Times will take place on Thursday evening, March 3rd in St Anne’s Church, beginning at 8 p.m. This will be followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation. All are welcome.


Strut(r) Fitness

Starts on Thursday 3rd March at 7pm in Trinity Hall, Bailieboro. Strut(r) is the newest dance fitness class sweeping the country with an easy to follow structure, so that everybody can do it and learn to dance in the process! With well-known music, this will get you moving and hooked immediately! For all info please contact 0872841850.


Round Table Quiz:

Bailieboro Shamrocks Gaa Underage Quiz on Saturday next 5th March at 9.30pm in The Square Bar.
This quiz is to raise funds for ALL juvenile players’, equipment and facilities. We would URGE ALL Parents and ALL sections of the club, Senior Men, Ladies Section and Camogie Section to support this night. These nights are always a great night’s craic and gives parents and mentors time to get to know each other better and promotes a social aspect to our GAA Club. Table of 4 persons is €40 and all are most welcome to attend.



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.



Meeting will take place in the Parish Centre (Parochial House) on Tuesday next, 8th March at 8pm. All members are asked to attend.


“Learn to Jive”:

5 week course commencing on Friday 4th March at 8.30pm in Cormeen Sports Complex. No partner needed. Contact 086 192 8568 or 086 1763044 for further details.


Annual Knockbride Bazzar:

The Annual Knockbride Bazaar takes place in Tunnyduff Hall on Friday 4th March starting at 9 p.m. Good selection of prizes and everyone welcome.



Enrolment for new junior infants for the new school year September 2016 /2017 is now taking place. Please contact the office on 042 9665689 or by email at: by Friday, April 8th 2016.


Annual Knockbride Variety Show:

The Knockbride Annual Variety Show will take place on Thursday 10th, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th March at 8.30pm in Tunnyduff Hall. An extravaganza of comedy, music, song and dance. A night not to be missed and all are most welcome to attend.


FIT 2 GO Fitness Classes:

A full range of fitness classes’ available running on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6.15pm in Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre, Shercock Road. Contact; Berenice (086-3636206) for further details.



Join us on Mondays and Wednesdays to run, walk, jog or crawl at Bailieborough Community Centre at 8pm. Enjoy tea, biscuits and fruit afterwards. All welcome.


Oral Irish Workshop:

Oral Irish Workshop at the Library on Saturday, April 2nd from 2.30pm-5pm for Leaving Cert students. Places are limited at €5 per student. An essential boost for your oral Irish exam preparation. Phone 042 9665779 for further info.



Library Parent and Toddler Group every Wednesday 10.30am-12pm; 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 March and April 2016:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church for the Months of March and April- Sunday 13th March, Sunday 20th March, Saturday 26th March Easter Vigil 9pm, Sunday April 17th and Sunday April 24th. –Please note that Baptisms will take place on Sundays at 12.30pm for the foreseeable future.


Irish Dance Classes:

Scoil Rince Ni Halla, Irish dance Classes every Thursday, in Bailieborough Community Hall. Beginners class 6-7pm. All welcome from ages 4+ (faoi rialacha Cumann Rince Naisiunta). For details call: 085-7712282.


Hurling News:

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 29th February 2016
Under 6/8/10; Indoor returned with a bang this week with great numbers enjoying the indoor season in Kingscourt and Bailieborough. Our next blitz is scheduled for possibly the 12th March in Carrick and this time we might bring our U6 squad for their first ever games. More info next week. New players continue to be welcome. Equipment supplied while you learn the game.
Hydration; We advise that all boys who play with us bring their own water bottle and have it filled with water only please. Juices/fizzy drinks are of no addition to you if you need to hydrate during training/games.

Under 12/14/16/18; RETURNS THIS WEEK!
Registration for all Under 12-Under 18 players as well as training will commence this coming Wednesday 2nd March in Bailieboro Community School Sports Hall from 7.30 sharp. Registration is just €15 for the year. You must be registered with East Cavan Gaels GAA Hurling Club to play hurling with East Cavan Gaels.
Hurling training times and venues; Under 6/8/10; Kingscourt group;
Thursdays at Kingscourt Community Centre Under 6/8 from 6.45-7.45 and Under 10 from 6.45-8.15. €3 each please.
Bailieborough group; Fridays – Under 6/8 from 6-7pm. Under 10 from 7-8pm in Bailieboro Community School Sports Hall. €3 each please.
Both sessions are open to anyone from the region to attend.
For all U8/10 information contact Willie Gaughan 087 164 9280.
Under 12/14/16/18; Wednesday 7.30 in Bailieboro Community School Sports Hall. €2 each please.


Kayak Skills:

Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre will be running a Kayak Skills Camp on the 29th-31st March from 10am-2pm for 9-16 year olds. The camp will introduce paddlers to the basic kayak skills. Participants will be required to travel each day to and from the centre. The camp includes coaching, assessment and certificate which is carried out by our highly qualified and experienced instructors. Contact Philomena to book your place 049-5552988.


Aughawillan Drama: Breaking News:

Don’t be disappointed if you weren’t able to get to see the show “Mother Knows Best”, we have great pleasure in announcing that the decision has just been made to run the play for some extra nights. This is due to the huge demand and popularity we have seen for the past few nights. We apologise to anyone who travelled to see us and couldn’t get in we hope you will come again. Dates have yet to be announced but keep an eye on your local notes and like us on Aughawillan Drama Facebook for update. Also listen out to Shannon Side Northern Sound.


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.



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.