Bailieborough News. May 18th 2017

Bailieborough News. May 18th  2017 Matthew J. Cullen.


First Communion

The children in 2nd class in St. Annes N.S. and The Model N.S. received their First Communion on Saturday last in St. Annes Church. Congratulations to the following children: Agnes Auskalnyte, Minnie McGrath—Boyd, Ben Brennan, Ugne Buivydaite, Daniel Burke, Dylan Burke, Aleasha Byrne, Luke Cahill, Patrick Clarke, Hannah Cox, Heather Coyle, Jessica Cundelan—Cullivan, Danny Fee, Willie Flanagan, Marc Fleming, Emma Gavins, Amy Gilsenan, Ellie Halpin, James Harrington, Shane Healy, Presley Hutchinson, James Kerrigan, Aoibhe Rose Lambe, Angel Tevlin—Lynch, Zachary Lynch, Jakub Makarewicz, Stella Malone, Ben Monaghan, Maxwell Montgomery, Cian McCullagh, Liam Day—McCullagh, Joshua O’Brien,, Evan O’Sullivan, Siun O’Sullivan, Luke Ruske, Alicia Soden, Oliwia Zakuszewska and Lukas Zalepugas.

The children in St. Felim’s N.S. will make their First Holy Communion on Saturday next, May 20th at 11am in St. Annes Chapel.



Mass for the Sick:  To coincide with the Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, a special Mass for the Sick will take place in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Wednesday, May 31st at 7.00pm. The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered during the Mass to those who feel the need of its grace at this time.


Bailieborough Tidy Towns: We will continue the clean up every Tuesday at 7pm (for one hour only). All welcome.  Also we would appreciate if the business / house owners in the area would keep their properties clean and presentable and litter free. Thanking you all.


‘Open Door’ Sessions: ‘Open Door’ sessions continue this Friday, May 19th in Fox’s Lounge, Bailieborough at 9pm.

Guests include Pauly Fagan, Zeto Feijao Mackenzie, ‘Pull the Plug’ and visual artist, Michelle Boyle.

If you would like to perform at our open mic contact

All welcome to come along for a great night’s entertainment.


Songs, Stories and Poetry: Join us for songs, poetry and stories with renowned traditional singer and storyteller, Len Graham at the Library on Tuesday morning, May 23rd at 11.30am. Light refreshments will be served. Admission free but booking essential at 042 9665779.


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.


Charity Walk/Run: A Charity Walk/Run in memory of Ann Clerkin, Curkish, will take place on Saturday, May 27th commencing at 11am, from the BDA Centre, Shercock Road. Funds raised will be donated to the Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Fund, Bailieborough Mental Health Association and the Multi-Sensory Room, in Bailieborough Community School. Donations voluntary on the day and all are most welcome.


Hardtimes Chorus: ‘Hardtimes Chorus’ have started work on their New Autumn Show.  Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings at 8pm sharp in St Anne’s Church, Bailieborough. New members are most welcome.


Bailieborough Walking Group: Wednesday, May 17th: Mullaghmeen, Oldcastle. (A), Walk will be 2+ Hours (approx.). Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.30pm. Meet at Millbrook, Oldcastle at 7.05pm. Walk commences at Mullaghmeen Forest at 7.15pm.

Wednesday, May 24th: Dun A Ri, Kingscourt. Easy walk—1 hour, Medium Walk—1 hour 30mins. Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.50pm. Walks commence at Cabra N.S. entrance to Dun a RI Forest Park, Shercock Road at 7.15pm. All welcome.


Deepest Sympathy

Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughters Janet and Margie, grandchildren Susie, Catherine, Aine, Eoin and Grace, brother Micky Reilly (Tierworker) and extended family and friends on the death of Maggie Gaynor (nee Reilly), Anne Street, Bailieborough, who passed away peacefully, on Saturday, 6th May 2017 following a long illness. Maggie was predeceased by her husband Jim and daughter Tina.

Maggie’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church on Monday, May 8th and afterwards, her remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery.


Deepest Sympathy is extended to brothers, Tom and Herbert, sister Ruby, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, sisters-in-law, relatives and a large circle of friends on the death of  William (Bill) Jones, (Castleknock, Dublin and formerly of Cavanskeldra, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan) on Sunday, May 7th, 2017, (peacefully), in the loving care of the staff at Marymount Care Centre, Westmanstown. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Gladys Verena. Bill’s Funeral Service took place in St. Brigid’s Church of Ireland, Castleknock, on Wednesday, May 10th  followed by cremation in Mount Jerome Crematorium.



May is Mary’s Month: The Rosary will be recited at the Grotto on the Virginia Road every evening during the month of May at 7.30pm. No Rosary on Saturdays. Everyone welcome to offer prayer for the sick of our Parish as well as any private intention.


Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival

A new committee has been formed to bring back a Festival to Bailieborough. The last Festival took place in 2014, which helped promote our town and community! This year’s Festival will take place between July 21st and July 23rd and will include sports, entertainment and family fun! Any ideas or if anybody would like to help out please contact any committee member.  Keep an eye out for updates of schedule and looking forward to your support.


Computers for Beginners – Bailieborough Business Centre 5 Lessons to introduce you to the Internet/Email/On line Transactions/ and more. FREE of Charge. Come along and enjoy the friendly atmosphere at the Centre, meet new people and learn new skills. Call 042-969-4716.


Vintage Tractor Run: There will be a Vintage Tractor Run in Memory of
Joe Connolly on Sunday 28th of May, leaving at 12 Noon from Fox’s Pub, Main Street, Bailieborough, to return at 4pm approx.!

All models of vintage tractors and cars welcome!
All proceeds will go to Bailieborough Cancer Care and Cavan Palliative Care.

For more information please contact Enda on 087 4673282/ Freddie 087 8978999.
Mindfulness Course: Introduction to Mindfulness as a form of self-care: the purpose of Mindfulness: learn how to use Mindfulness as a rewarding life skill in your own life and alternative forms of Mindfulness will take place at the Bexcourt Centre on Thursday, June 8th from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Free class. For booking and more information, please contact 049 433 6070.



Spanish Coffee Mornings: Learn Spanish in a Friendly environment while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee. Lessons will take place every Tuesday morning: Beginners 10 to 11am and Intermediate Spanish 11 to 12. Cost: €50 per 5 lessons. Starting soon!!! Also one to one and Grinds available…
For more information please ring or text Lydia on 0877414735.


Bridge: Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Hotel Bailie at 8.00pm. New members are always most welcome.


Bailieborough School of Music

Lotto results for 15/04/17.  Numbers Drawn; 2, 6, 12, 18. No Jackpot Winner. Luck Dip (€25) Winners, Laura Flanagan, Highfield; Emily & Lucia, Monaghanoose; Rose Brady; Niall Comey, Kells Rd. Jackpot next week, €2,600.

Entries to ‘Summer Draw’, John Reilly; Claire Sharkey, Termon; Mary Kelly, Kells Rd; Seamus & Cara Clarke, Drumooslin.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for May, June and July 2017: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– May 21st (Sunday, 12.30pm), June 10th (Saturday, 1.30pm), June 25th (Sunday, 1.00pm), July 15th (Saturday at 1.30pm in St. Anne’s Church, Killann) and July 30th (Sunday, 12.30pm). .


Bailieborough Library

Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

Beginner Conversational Irish Class for Adults who would like to learn the basics.

Ipads with Social Media for Beginners –   Wednesday afternoons 2.15pm-4pm. This course will help those wanting to get to grips with Social Media using IPADs.  (IPADS are provided). Contact:042 9665779 or


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.


East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club: The East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club are holding a ‘Table Quiz’ in the Square Bar, Bailieborough on Friday next, May 19th, commencing at 9.00pm. All support very welcome.


Aughawillan GFC are having a 10k and a 5k walk/jog/run on Saturday 20th starting at 12 noon from our club grounds. Registration from 11 to 11.45 am. Timed event. Changing /showers/refreshments available .Fees adults £10, under16 £5, family 2 adults and 2 under16s £20. All welcome.


Summer Camps at Cormeen Sports Complex

The Regular 4 Day Camp runs from Monday 10th July to Thursday 13th July from 10am to 2pm. It’s for Primary School Children and costs €40 per child; or €70 for 2 siblings. Booking Essential 086 7732649.

New for 2017 is ‘Campa Spraoi an tSamhraidh’ which is a 5 Day Irish Language Camp including a Day Trip with picnic. It runs from Monday 24th July to Friday 28th July from 10am-2:30pm and is for Children aged 7+. Cost is €50 per child and €90 for 2 siblings.  Booking Essential 086 7732649.

Also new for 2017 is STARCAMP which is a 5 Day camp with Acting, Singing, Dancing and TV. It runs from Tuesday, 8th August to Saturday 12th August from 9:30am – 2:30pm for children aged 4-12. It costs €90 per child and €160 for 2 siblings. Booking is Online ONLY at

Finally a 2 day camp starts on 22nd August and should allow parents get ‘back to school’ ready. Again it’s for Primary School Children and costs €20 per child; or €35 for 2 siblings, Booking Essential 086 7732649.


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.


CITIZENS INFORMATION: 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.

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.