Bailieborough News. March 4th 2019. Matthew J. Cullen.


The Bailieboro Drama Group present the award winning play, ‘Smile Handsome’ by Liz O’Hanlon and Millrace Drama Group present ‘Thirst’,in the Bailie Hotel on Friday next, 8th March at 8pm and Saturday, 9th March in Mullagh Hall at 8pm. Admission €10 – Pay at the door. All welcome. 

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 02-03-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 2, 16, 23, 25.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Mary Tully; John Reilly; Liz Rogers; Terence Smith. Next week’s Jackpot €3,200.

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, March 18th at 9.00pm.


Would you like to rekindle/learn some basic Irish? FREE ‘Basic Irish for Beginners’, will start at the Library on Tuesday, March 12th from 10.30am-12.30pm and will continue for 6 weeks. Booking essential as class is limited. Phone 042 9665779 for further information.

‘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!

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:

The Bailieborough Social Day Group will meet again on Wednesday, March 6th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. We need some more people to join the group for lots of activities—refreshments, chat, bingo, music, song and dance, day trips, etc…, every second Wednesday in the Community Centre.

‘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.

Bridge: Bridge results for Tuesday, 19th  February:  Brennan Cup:  
First: Sean Kelleher and Patsy Corcoran. Second: Kathy O’Sullivan and Ita Clarke. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Rosaleen Mackey.
Results for Tuesday, 26th  February: First: Anne Brady and Mona McCormack.
Second: Kathy O’Sullivan and Ita Clarke. Best Gross: Maresa Liggan and Stella McElherron. Third: Sean Kelleher and Patsy Corcoran.

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.

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 will start next Saturday 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.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

Wednesday 6th March: ALPHA Course – Bailie Hotel 8.00 -9:30pm.

Friday 8th March: FOCUS Youth Group 8.00-10:30pm in Trinity Hall.

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

Knockbride 12noon – Holy Communion and Sunday Club.

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

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

Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

 Well done to the Bailieborough Tidy Towns and helpers who planted 200 whips / trees on the bank beside the Tesco road on Wednesday morning last. Many hands make light work. Hopefully everyone can enjoy this colourful bank in the Summer and Autumn.

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. 


The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Saturday, 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.

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.

Lent: 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.

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:

 The next meeting of the Bailieborough Book Club takes place on Thursday, March 7th from 6.30 – 7.30 PM. All are welcome.

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.

The death has occurred of Gerald (Ger) CLARKE
Rathborne Court, Ashtown, Dublin / Bailieborough, Cavan

Gerald (Ger) Clarke, Rathborne Court, Ashtown, Dublin and late of Carnaveagh, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan. Died 27th February unexpectedly but peacefully at Connolly Hospital, Dublin surrounded by his family and friends. Sadly missed by his loving husband Marcelo, his mother and father Anne and Vincent and his extended family and friends. May he Rest In Peace Reposing at Clarke’s funeral home, Bailieborough this Friday evening from 3pm until removal at 6.20pm to arrive at St Ultan’s Church, Killinkere at 7pm.( Eircode A82 AP92 ) Funeral Mass Saturday at 11am with burial afterwards in St. Ultan’s Cemetery, Killinkere. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Pieta House c/o Clarkes funeral home, Bailieborough.

The death has occurred of James (Jimmy) Brady
Acorn Road, Dundrum, Dublin / Bailieborough, Cavan

James (Jimmy) Brady, Acorn Road, Dundrum, Dublin. Died 5th March 2019, peacefully at St. Vincent’s Hospital Dublin. Predeceased by his wife Anne (Dolly). Sadly missed by his son Paul, daughter Mella, grandchildren Nathan and Christopher and extended family and friends.May he Rest In Peace Reposing at Clarke’s Funeral Home Bailieborough Wednesday from 6pm until 8pm. Funeral Thursday to arrive at St. Anne’s Church Bailieborough (Eircode A82 VY38) for Funeral Mass at 11am with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery.