Bailieborough News Thursday 12th November 2015

Bailieborough News. November 12th 2015. Matthew J. Cullen.


Bailieborough Cancer Comfort:

All in Bailieborough Cancer Comfort would like to sincerely thank everybody who helped out and participated in any way in the Variety Concerts at the weekend. Outstanding talent was displayed on both nights and special thanks to everyone who came out and supported us.



The Parents Association of East Knockbride N.S. present a play “Now & Zen” by Drumgoon Play-Actors in Tunnyduff Community Centre on Saturday 14th November 2015 at 8.30pm.  This three-act comedy features some familiar faces from previous productions, as well as a couple of new recruits.  Adults €10, Children €5.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Social Day Centre:

The next Get-Together of the Bailieborough Social Day Centre takes place on Wednesday, November 18th from 2.30 pm to 4.30pm in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. All members come along for Bingo, music and song, chat and refreshment, etc… New members are always welcome.


Volunteers Needed:

Volunteers are needed in the Bailieborough area to work with Adult Literacy learners. Training will take place on a Monday and Wednesday morning, from 10am to 1pm, in the Kilmore Hotel, Cavan starting on Monday 16th November and finishing Wednesday, 9th December 2015. If you have time to spare and an interest in helping others, please contact Regina Clarke, Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board on 0872855907 for more information.


Enrolment for Confirmation:

Students in 6th class in St. Annes N.S., St. Felims N.S. and the Model N.S. who wish to be confirmed on April 23rd, 2016 will be enrolled at the 7.00pm Mass next Saturday evening—November 14th.



winter cycling training taking place every Sunday morning from the Market Square, Bailieborough at 9am. This training will continue during the winter, weather permitting for all interested. All levels welcome.


Round Table Quiz:

The Bailieborough Masonic Lodge are hosting a ‘Round Table Quiz’ on this Friday evening, November 13th commencing at 8.30pm, in the Masonic Hall, Market Square. All welcome.


‘Seasons of Love’:

The members of ‘Hardtimes Chorus’ have been rehearsing over the past few months for their new production, entitled, ‘Seasons of Love’. The show will take place in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Friday, December 4th at 8.30pm, sharp.  This year the group will be supporting, the work of Cavan Palliative Care and Bailieborough Community School Music Facilities. Tickets are currently on sale for 12 Euro for what should be one of the highlights of the year.


Bailieborough Development Association:

Bailieborough Development Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting at 8.00pm on Wednesday, November 11th at Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Road, Bailieborough. All welcome to attend.


Information Meeting:

An ‘Information Meeting’ for all parents of servers, choir leaders, sacristans, volunteers, employees in the Parish (Bailieborough, Killann and Shercock) and all interested persons will take place in St. Anne’s Church on Monday, November 23rd at 7.30pm.


Christmas Craft Workshop:

Christmas Craft workshop for adults at the Library on Thursday 12th November from 2pm-3.30pm. Learn to make your own fabric appliqué Christmas cards and Christmas decorations. Workshop will be facilitated by Ann McFadden of the Tobersool Cultural Centre in The Naul, Co. Dublin. Booking at 042 9665779 as places are strictly limited at €5 per person.


Class of ’85 Reunion:

A reunion of the Leaving Cert class of 1985, including all those who were first years in Lourdesville or the Vocational school in Bailieboro in 1980, will be held on Saturday next, 14th November in the Bailie Hotel. Those who started in Lourdesville or The ‘Tech’ in 1980 are invited to attend the reunion.
A Mass for deceased class members will be held in St. Anne’s Church at 7pm followed by a Buffet in the Bailie Hotel. All past pupils who started in Lourdesville or the Tech are invited to attend. Partners and past pupils are also welcome.


Leisure Centre News: November Membership Special:

Senior 1 year Pool or Gym. Buy one get one Free.  2 people for €279. (Over 65’s).

Swimming Lessons Rebooking takes place on Saturday, November 28th from 9am for those already in lessons and from 12 o’ clock for all others. All levels catered for, no waiting lists.

Christmas intensive Swimming Lessons—now booking.  After School week Dec 7th – 11th. All levels catered for. One hour, 5 days, €65.00.

Prize Draw.  Win 1 year membership (value €499), plus other prizes. Tickets €10.00 available at Leisure Centre and from Board Members.  All funds support the Development Fund of the Leisure Centre.

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

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Attention Business People:

Are you a small business owner? Do you work from home? Come and talk to BDA about our Hot Desk facilities for your business needs. We can provide email on, a Business Address, access to High Speed Broadband, Delivery Address, at packages tailored to suit your needs. For more details call : 042-969-4716.


Cavan Birdwatch:

Cavan Birdwatch branch are travelling to Dundalk on Sunday 15th November. All are welcome to join us.

To car share, meet at Bailieborough Market Square at 9am sharp.

To meet with the group at Dundalk Bay contact Liz on mobile or by email in advance to arrange a meet up point. For further information please contact: email: phone: 086 8336675.


Computers for Beginners at Bailieborough Business Centre:

Come and learn new or brush up on your computer skills: All levels of ability catered for: email, Facebook, web browsing, Skype. €10 for 4 x 2 hour classes with Carmel Shekleton, call: 042-969-4716, for further information.


Enrolment Evening:

East Knockbride N.S. Enrolment / Open evening will take place on Wednesday 18th November from 7 – 8pm in the school. Parents and children welcome on the night.


Bailieborough Red Cross ‘Quiz Night’:

Bailieborough Red Cross are hosting a Quiz Night in the Bailie Hotel at 9pm on Friday November 20th. All welcome for a great night’s entertainment.


Church Gate Collection:

CAPS (Cavan Autism Parents Support) will be having a church gate collection on the 28th and 29th November. All support greatly appreciated.



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.
Beckscourt Mother and Toddler Group:

The Group meets on every Wednesday morning, from 10.00am to 12 noon at the Beckscourt Centre.  Call Drena 042 969 4825 for further information.


CD Launch in aid of Cancer: Olivia Clarke’s ‘Listen to Me’ CD Launch in aid of Cancer in the Bailie Hotel, Bailieborough on Saturday 21st November.
Music by: Texas Wildcats. Doors open at 10:30pm – Tickets €15.
All proceeds go to cancer!

This event is for a great cause and your support on the night would be greatly appreciated. All proceeds go to local Cancer Charities.



Baptism Dates in St. Annes for November and December 2015:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Sunday, November 22nd (Fr. Michael), Saturday, November 28th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, November 29th (Fr. Michael), Sunday, December 6th, (Fr. Michael), Saturday, December 12th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, December 13th (Fr. Michael), Saturday, December 19th (Deacon Damien) and Sunday, December 20th (Fr. Michael).  Please note that Baptisms take place on Saturdays at 4.30pm and Sundays at 12.30pm.



East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 9th November 2015

Under 6/8/10; Indoor hurling returned this past week. Thursday in Kingscourt and Friday in Bailieborough. This is a great time for new players, aged 5-10, to join with us as we get over 25 weeks indoor hurling with a number of blitzes both locally and further afield. All equipment is supplied while learning the game with us. All indoor sessions are €3 and please bring a bottle of water. We are open to all boys from our catchment area of Bailieborough, Knockbride, Shercock, Killinkere, Kingscourt and surrounding areas. New players always very welcome. Contact Willie Gaughan 086 1649280,

We had our first little blitz in Carrick on Saturday last with a lot more to come over the winter months.

Fridays Bailieborough U6/8 and U10 Friday training groups.

Under 13; The Under 13 Autumn league began last Wednesday at 7.30 on the 3G at Breffni Park. We have entered two teams and this will run for the next 3 weeks.

Under 16/18; The U16 lads had a good win over St. Feilims/Annalee on the 3G at Breffni Park on Monday last. The next round is next weekend when we play Woodford Gaels.

The first round of the Minor Championship is due to be played soon also v Woodford. Fixture TBC next week.

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 086 164 9280.

Under 12/14/16/18; All training is collective in Bailieborough and subject to change. Training will now move to weekends. 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

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.

Coote’s Christmas Shop

Based this year on the other side of the Main Street, near Bailie Stores – and is known as the HoHoHo shop. Great selection of Christmas Trees, games, decorations etc. All at a very keen price.

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.