Bailieborough News Thursday 11th June 2015

Bailieborough News. June 11th 2015. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough District Charity Cycle:

On Thursday the 11th and Friday the 12th of June 2015 a group of cyclists from the Bailieboro Garda District are undertaking a 2 day Charity Cycle. The route is 400 kilometres long and will be completed over 2 days. The route for the cycle starts and finishes in Virginia Town and they plan to call to all currently manned Garda Stations in the Cavan/Monaghan Garda Division. The cause they are collecting for is ‘4 Lil Jakes Sake’ a local charity based in Lavey, Co. Cavan.

Bailieboro District Gardai are encouraging anyone who wishes to join them on the cycle to please do so. They don’t expect anyone to do the full 400 kilometres, but they plan to have a number of cyclists on the road for each stage. You only need do what you can.
They will be fundraising along the route and sponsorship cards are available on request. For anyone else who wants to donate, donations can be made to the following bank account set up by the family: Account No: 91481603. Sort Code: 903189. IBAN: IE05BOFI90318991481603, BIC: BOFIIE2D. Bank of Ireland, Ashbourne, Co Meath.
They will have transport for participants between each stage as well as a full support crew. Refreshments will be supplied to each rider and they will also be stopping each day for lunch.

Please join Bailieboro District Gardai for this unique event which should be an enjoyable 2 days for a very worthy cause. If you are a novice cyclist you will only be asked to do what you can. It will not be a race and they will be starting and finishing as a group. If you wish to join them for a stage or 2 on their route please do. If you feel that this is something you may be interested in please contact Aidan Kelly on 087-1475909, all are welcome. Contact Aidan Kelly, Virginia Garda Station on 087-1475909 – or Jerome Crawford, Bailieboro Garda Station on 086-8033328 –


Local Soccer Club to provide ballboys for Important International Match:

Next Saturday night, the Republic of Ireland take on Scotland in a vital European Championship Qualifier in the Aviva Stadium. Our club have been chosen by the F.A.I to provide ballboys for the occasion. With a place in next Summer’s competition at stake, it is a great honour for the club and it is sure to be a night to remember for the lads as well.

The Annual General Meeting of Bailieboro Celtic Soccer Club will take place in the club’s Clubrooms on Thursday, 25th June 2015 at 8.30pm. All member’s nominations and motions should be made in writing, proposed and seconded, and posted to Secretary. Eric McCullagh, Kilnacross, before 11th June 2015.

Bailieboro Celtic AFC are delighted to be hosting an FAI Summer Soccer Schools Camp again this year from July 13th to July 17th at the Vale Grounds. Log on to  or call 1890 653 653 to book early. Discounts apply for family bookings.


The 20k Drop:

Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA present ‘The 20k Drop’ in the Bailie Hotel on Friday 26th June at 8.30pm. Ticket are priced at €15 and are available from any committee member or they can be purchased at the door. On the night 8 participants are selected from the audience. Each receives €2,500 in cash and simply place your cash on the correct answer to win. This is sure to be a good night’s entertainment. All welcome.


Bailieborough Walking Group:

Wednesday, June 10th, Castle Lake, Bailieborough. Easy walk, 1 hour, Medium walk 1 hour 30 minutes. Walks commence at the Castle Lake, Car Park at 7.15pm. All welcome.

Wednesday, June 17th, Canningstown, Cootehill. Advanced Walk: 2+ Hours. Departing from Bailieborough Library at 6.55pm. Walk commences at Canningstown Football Pitch at 7.15pm.


‘Revolted’ performed by Donal and Katie O Kelly at Bailieborough Library on Wednesday, 17 June at 7.30pm

REVOLTED is a pair of solo plays for Bloomsday 2015, recalling the connection between Joyce and County Cavan – Bailieboro-born Frank Sheehy Skeffington.

REVOLTED comprises Donal O’Kelly’s JOYCED! about James Joyce performed by Katie O’Kelly, and HAIRY JAYSUS about Joyce’s best friend Frank Sheehy-Skeffington, the forgotten executed man of Easter 1916, written and performed by Donal O’Kelly.

Sheehy-Skeffington was a pacifist and campaigner for votes for women. He was jailed in June 1915, exactly a century ago, for making speeches against recruitment to the British Army.

Donal O’Kelly and Katie O’Kelly, both writers and actors, are coming together to create this father-daughter double bill of plays. Revolted will be presented in Bailieboro Library at 7.30pm on 17th June, the day after Katie performs Joyced! in the National Library of Ireland for Bloomsday. Admission €5.

Phone 042 9665779 for further enquiries.


Social Dancing:

The monthly ”Dancing for Pleasure” takes place on this Saturday night, 13th of June in the Community Centre. We have one of the best bands on this circuit ‘J and S, Sound’. We will have the usual Supper to keep you refreshed. A good night is expected. All welcome.



Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

‘Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.

Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome.  Free admission.

Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.


Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’—Terrific Summer Offer!!:

Garda vetted volunteers with identification are ready to assist and help the elderly in our community. If you have gardening jobs, hedge and grass cutting, tidying up or ant type of small repairs to get done then ‘Lend A Hand’, is at your doorstep. No job is too small for our volunteers and to avail of this service just call Ann at 042 9694825 from 9.00am to 2.00pm, Monday to Friday. Brighten up your summer and make that call now!!


School of Music: Enrolment Day:

Bailieborough School of Music Enrolment Day will take place in St Anne’s National School on Saturday, 20th June from 10.00am – 1.00pm. Enrolment of new students and an opportunity to try out the various woodwind and brass instruments.



East Knockbride N.S. Parents Association are holding their annual 5k and 10k Fun-Run/Walk on Friday 19th June 2015.  Registration from 7pm in school, Walk/Run commencing at 7.30pm.  Adults €10, Children €5, family rates available.  Refreshments in school afterwards.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Training at Bailieborough Business Centre:

1 Day Safe Pass Course – Friday June 26th – 10 Spaces €100 – Lunch Included.

Computers and the Internet for Beginners €10 for 4 Classes.

Skills for Farmers, Skills for Work. Call 042-969-4716 / 086-794-9739 for further details.


Bailie Tots Playschool

Free Pre School places available to eligible children for September 2015.
Pick up and drop off can be arranged in the Bailieborough and Knockbride areas. Free snacks and fruit and drinks supplied in our pre-school. Also we have limited places available in our Crèche for September, we also do after school, and breakfast club and drop off to a number of schools and pick-ups.
For information please contact Maggie on 0879807891.


Killann Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick:

The Killann Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick will take place on Sunday, July 12th. A bus will be leaving from Bailieborough at 7.00am. If interested please contact Caroline (086 3817 857) or Mella (086 379 0602) for further details.


Birdwatch Ireland:

Birdwatch Ireland are looking for records of breeding Curlew this summer. Farmers with breeding Curlew on their lands may be eligible for GLAS. If you think you know of a nesting pair—not a flock—please contact Sean Kelly on 085 1132 780 or email and we will contact you. Closing date is July 1st 2015.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for June, July and August 2015:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Sunday, June 14th at 12.30 (Fr. Michael), Saturday, June 20th at 4.30pm (Deacon Damien) and Sunday, June 21st at 12.30 (Fr. Michael), Saturday, June 27th (Deacon Damien), Saturday, July 11th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, July 12th (Fr. Michael), Saturday, July 25th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, July 26th (Fr. Michael), Saturday, August 8th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, August 9th (Fr. Michael), Saturday, August 23rd (Deacon Damien) and Sunday, August 24th (Fr. Michael).


1916 – 2016 Ireland Centenary Programme:

The Bailieborough Sheehy Skeffington Centenary Committee is planning a series of events in 2016.
Francis Skeffington was born in 1878 in Bailieborough.
If you are interested in the history of Francis and his wife Hanna and the role played by them in the 1916 era, you might like to join our committee.. Contact Patrick McCabe at Phone No. 042 9694706, mobile 086 8490642 or email


Leisure Centre:

New Studio Classes, check out our facebook page for details of different classes.

Monday:  BLT 10.00-10.45am and Ladies Fitness 8.30pm.

Tuesday:  Mugendo Kickboxing 6.30-8.30.

Wednesday:  Pilates 10-11am, BLT at 6.30, Step Aerobics from 7.30 to 8.30.

Thursday: Yoga at 10 and Turbo training at 7pm.

Friday:  Men’s Fitness at 8.45.

Studio and Treatment rooms available to rent, Call 042 9666644. Suitable for many uses.

€30 for 30 days membership pool or gym membership still available.

Check us out on  or find us on facebook for regular updates.


Walk, Jog Or Run….

Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre! All welcome—no matter what your fitness levels are!. Ok folks, join us to run, jog or walk and most importantly tea, biscuits, fruit and chat afterwards.


East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club: U6/8/10;

We had a great turnout at our training blitz in Shercock GAA on Wednesday last. Over 40 boys, with some new additions, got 90 minutes of hurling in the sun. Thanks to Shercock GAA for the use of their facilities and to Master Hammond in Shercock NS for publicising hurling in the school. We will return to Shercock over the summer. The next big blitz is scheduled for Cloghan on the 17th June.

U12/14/16/18; No games this week so training for all on Wednesday in Bailieborough.

Féile 2015; Féile is just a week and a half away 19th-21st June. Another great weekend of hurling in store. Full details in next week’s news and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Lory Meagher Cup; Congratulations to our neighbours and friends from Fermanagh hurling on their victory in Croke Park on Saturday. Shane Mulholland would be proud.

Training times and venues; If blitz on then no training.

Under 6/8/10;  Kingscourt group; Wednesdays 6-7.30 at Kingscourt Stars GAA grounds.

Bailieborough group; Friday 6-7.30 at the Community School pitch.

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; All training is collective in Bailieborough and subject to change. Wednesday in St. Anne’s Park 7pm. Players will receive a text.

For all U12-U18 information contact Kathryn O’Flynn 087 244 1371.


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, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.


Citizens Information Service:

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.


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.