Bailieborough News. May 8th 2023 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Build Your Business in Bailieborough – Meeting

Our new Town Regeneration Officer, Caroline Brady has organised an information evening, in conjunction with the Cavan Local Enterprise Office for Businesses in and around Bailieborough.

The Local Enterprise Office have agreed to come to the Courthouse in Bailieborough

on Wednesday 10th  May at 6pm.

The meeting is to provide information on the range of supports that Cavan LEO provide for businesses. It will be open to everyone in and around the town who wishes to attend.

Darkness into Light, Bailieborough: A massive thank you to everyone involved in making last Saturday morning a very special start to the day by taking part in Darkness into Light Bailieborough 2023. The businesses and individuals who decorated their premises/homes or donated, the stewards and local Gardai, those who helped with providing refreshments and who donated food, DJ Gareth for the music at the start and finish, Local musicians who performed along the route and our local branch of The Red Cross who thankfully had an uneventful morning. A special word of thanks to Owen Duffy for the beautiful speech prior to the start of the event as well as Bailieborough Community School for allowing us the use of school facilities and their staff and pupils who helped out with decorations or performed along the route. Here’s to DIL 2024

 Bridge Club:The winners of the President’s prizes competition were:

1st: Kathy O Sullivan and Rosaleen Mackey.

2nd: Una Stafford and Vera Bell.

3rd: Tom Moran and John McGahan.

The Bridge Club will resume in October.

New members are always welcome. or telephone 042-9667944.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: A big “Thank you” to Bailieborough Shamrocks for their recent donation of €2200.00. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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.

Bailieborough Gardening Club: The next meeting of the Bailieborough Gardening Club will take place on Monday evening next, May 15th at 8.00pm in the B.D.A., Shercock Road, Bailieborough. John Brady—Cultural Officer and Tour Guide in the Courthouse—will talk about the history of Bailieborough Castle and the trees and gardens, that were attached to it, and about the owners of the Castle and the Millraces, that can be found in the Forest. Refreshments and raffle on the night. Everyone welcome.

May—Month of the Holy Rosary: The Rosary will be recited at the Grotto on the Virginia Road—or in the Church, if raining—for the month of May, at 7.30pm. No Rosary on Saturdays. Please come and join in prayers for peace in the World, for all the sick, for vocations and your own intentions. Everyone welcome.

Bailieborough Walking Group: Wednesday, May 10th : Girley Bog: Walk 1h 30m (approx). Leaving Tesco carpark at 6.35pm. Meet at Cloncat Service Station, 8.5kms from Kells on the Clonmellon Road N52 at 7.10pm. Walk commencing at Girley Bog at 7.15pm.

Wednesday, May 17th: Lough an Leagh: (M) Walk, 1.5 hrs (Approx). Leaving Tesco carpark at 7.00pm. Walk commences at the Picnic Area at Lough an Leagh at 7.15pm.  All Welcome.

Link Credit Union: Step—Up Grants now open: Have you a child moving from 6th class to first year in secondary school this September? Link Credit Union have opened their ‘Step—Up Grant’ competition, where ten students can win €200 towards their education costs. Closing date is June 16th. Application forms are available in any of the Credit Union’s offices or on their website:

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sisters, Peggie Reilly (Galbolie), Ann Clarke (Canningstown), Susan Fitzsimons (Ballyjamesduff), brother Anthony (Dublin), nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family on the death of Patrick (Patsy) Reilly, Crocknahattina, Bailieborough, Co.Cavan, who passed away on Sunday, the 30th  April 2023, peacefully at his residence. Patsy was predeceased by his parents John and Alice and sister Gladys.

Patsy’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Chapel on Wednesday, May 3rd and afterwards, Patsy’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Can you please support us in our Tesco’s Blue Token campaign to help in our work in the Old Church of Ireland Graveyard?

Killann Community Games: Well done to the Killann Under 12 girls and Under 14 Girls sides on their victories on Sunday last at the Community School Pitch in Bailieborough. The Under 12’s defeated Cootehill, while the Under 14’s defeated Kingscourt. Well done to the girls!

Bailieborough Craft Group: Our Craft Group takes place every Friday morning in the Library.  Looking forward to seeing all the ladies! New members are very welcome – we would love to see you!

Drop in anytime between 10.30am and 12.30pm in the Library.

Tierworker Young at Heart Active Retirement ARA : We wish to Thank “Tesco” for €529 from the blue token collection.

Your support for our group is greatly appreciated.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Gretta, daughter Mary, son John, son-in-law Michael, daughter-in-law Grainne, adored grandchildren Dylan, Cillian, Emma, Saoirse, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Peter (P) Flanagan, Clogga House, Cormeen Lower, Bailieborough, Co Cavan and late of Lenenavragh, Mullagh, who passed away on Tuesday, May 2nd 2023, suddenly but peacefully at Cavan General Hospital.

Peter was predeceased by his parents John and Mary Josephine, sisters Brigid, Susan, brothers Jim and John-Joe.

Peter’s Funeral Mass took place on  Saturday, May 6th in St. Mary’s Church, Newcastle and afterwards, Peter’s remains were laid to rest in Mullagh Cemetery, 

Bailieborough Library: FREE workshops ‘VISION OF HEALTH AND HAPPINESS’

A 3 week series of workshops to promote wellbeing, health and happiness facilitated by Patricia Crimin, YTI Dip Yoga Teacher and YTI Dip Yoga Therapist.

Week 1 Thursday May 11th 11am-12.30pm– Creative expression of wellbeing using collage technique (please bring scissors, old magazines).

Week 2 Thursday May 18th 11am-12.30pm– Create an artistic upcycling candle as an expression of happiness and gratitude;

Week 3 Thursday May 25th 11am-12.30pm –Tree of Love and Happiness.

Workshops are FREE and limited spaces available. Please ring 042 9665779 to book.

Book Club: In May, the Bailieborough Library Reading Group will be reading ‘The Paris Apartment’ by Lucy Foley. New members are always welcome and copies of the book are available in the Library! The next meeting of the Book Club is on Tuesday, May 30th at 6.30pm.

FREE study space and WIFI available here for all who are in the middle of studying. Other services for students include printing, photocopying, local history/history resources, reference books, public PCs, staff advice, comfortable warm spaces. All are welcome!

Bailieborough Celtic A.F.C: Bailieboro Celtic is looking for Coaches and Helpers to assist with the running of our Summer Academy, for U10 and U8 Boys and Girls. The club will assist with Garda vetting and child safe guarding course. Please contact us via our FB page if interested.

Training for the Under 9’s has resumed at the Vale Grounds on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 pm. With a large turnout each week, the Club would really encourage and appreciate parents getting involved.

Bailieborough Well Woman Walk and Yoga Programme: Join us for a fun, sociable and refreshing 6 week programme where you will Walk, Chat and Stretch (yoga) all while basking in nature on the beautiful grounds of Bailieborough’s Castle Lake Forest. Women aged 35+ for 6 weeks. Starting Sunday 14th  May 9.30am. Pre-registration is essential and places are limited so book your spot now! To book, please contact:…/well-woman-walks-tickets

St. Vincent De Paul: To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Lough an Leagh ‘Moonwalk’: The Lough an Leagh ‘Moonwalk’ 2023 will take place on Lough an Leagh on Saturday, June 3rd, commencing at 8.15pm, from the Picnic Area on Lough an Leagh. All proceeds go to local Cancer Charities. Entry fee is €10 and refreshments will be served afterwards. All welcome.

Indoor Bowls: Indoor Bowls take place in the Community Centre, Chapel Road every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm. New members most welcome.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.:   Please remember that the Shamrocks Bingo takes place in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online every Tuesday at 8.00pm. Great prizes to be won!

Walk, Jog or Run:  Run, Walk or Jog is back for the lovely bright evenings at 8pm at the Chapel car park, Lakeshore, Bailieborough on every Monday and Wednesday. It’s a fun, free activity, all newcomers welcome.  Other activities will be added as the weeks go on, like open water swimming, cycling and kayaking. All welcome. 

Taekwondo and Self Defence Classes: Adults and over 16’s Classes take place every Friday evening from 8.00pm in St. Anne’s Community Centre, Chapel Rd., Bailieborough. For further information, please contact 085 127 1979.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club –

Club contacts;

7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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