Bailieborough News, Thursday 17th December 2015.

Bailieborough News. December 17th 2015. Matthew J. Cullen

Blessing of St. Felim’s National School, The Vale

Bishop Leo O’Reilly blessed the new extension to St. Felim’s N.S. on last Friday at 12noon. The extension is a wonderful addition to the school and a great achievement by all involved. Congratulations to the principal Ms. Cathriona Meegan, to the staff, Board of Management, students and parents for all their efforts in developing the school to such a high standard.

St Felim’s N.S. Carol Service

will take place on Thursday night—December 17th— in St Anne’s Church at 8 p.m. All welcome.

CD Launch

Olivia Clarke and Family, Killann would like to thank everyone who donated to her CD Launch in aid of Cancer Support held recently in the Hotel Bailie. A total of €5,220 was raised and was divided equally between Shercock and Killann Cancer Society and Bailieborough Cancer Society.

Jubilee Year of Mercy

On the fourth Sunday of Advent (December 20th ), a ‘Holy Door’ will be opened and blessed at a communal celebration of the Sacrament of Penance in St. Anne’s Church. The Service will begin at 3pm and all priests and people in the eight parishes within this deanery are welcome to attend. A Reconciliation Service will take place during this celebration and several priests from the local areas will be present to administer the Sacrament.

Bailieborough’s Fittest Family

Congratulations to all the O’Sullivan family on winning Bailieborough’s ‘Fittest Family’ event, held on Sunday last. Individual winners were: 10k winner Juirie Vizibiu, 5k Natalia Zbirnea, 3k Francis Clarke, 1k Lily Gregory.  A big thank you to Mags Gregory, Leah Gregory,  Emily Gregory,  Fiona Gargan,  Niall Crossan,  Jimmy O’Dowd, Conor Sheridan and all the rest of helpers and all who took part. Happy Christmas and a big thank you to Lorraine Harris ‘Supervalu’ Bailieboro for her help and sponsorship and to all of our other sponsors.

Christmas Mass Times in the Parish of Killann

Bailieborough: Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th: Mass at 6.00pm and 12 midnight. Mass on Christmas Day at 11.00am.

Killann: Mass on Christmas Eve at 8.00pm. Mass on Christmas Day at 10.00am.

Shercock: Mass on Christmas Eve at 10.00pm. Mass on Christmas Day at 11.30am.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes – Christmas Services

Saturday, December 19th: ‘A Quiet Christmas’ in Bailieborough Church of Ireland at 3.00pm.

Sunday, December 20th: ‘Carols for All’ in Shercock at 11am. ‘Carols for All’ in Mullagh at 2pm.

There will be a Traditional Carol Service in Bailieborough Church of Ireland at 7:30pm on Sunday 20th December.  An open invitation is extended to all so come along!

Christmas Eve: Holy Communion in Shercock at 7.00pm and Mullagh at 8.30pm.

Christmas Day Celebrations: Christmas Day Service in Bailieborough at 10am and Knockbride at 11.30am.

Annual Fun Run and Walk

Bailieborough Athletic Club’s Annual 5 mile Christmas Fun Run and Walk will take place on St. Stephen’s Day 2015, starting from the Market Square, Bailieborough. Walker’s will begin at 12 noon and Runners/Joggers will begin at 12:30pm. Adult entry of €10 and all children go free. Prizes will be awarded for the top three Male and Female finishers. All support is most welcome.

Bailieborough School of Music – Carol Service

Bailieborough School of Music are holding a ‘Carol Service’ in St Anne’s Church at 8pm on Friday next , December 18th. This will be a reflective evening, an opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas, listening to some well know traditional Carols and seasonal readings.

The School of Music’s Annual Christmas Concert will take place on Saturday next, December 19th at 2.30pm in the Community School. Everyone is welcome.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd are holding their Annual Santa Christmas Carol Singing on Christmas Eve from 10.30am to 2.00pm on Main Street. We would appreciate your support.

St Anne’s Church Carpark

Weather permitting resurfacing work may begin this week on the carpark. Roadstone have advised that they cannot lay the asphalt until there is a reasonable chance of the right weather conditions. If the resurfacing does go ahead parking restrictions will be in place and those attending church services or other events in the Church are advised to use the Chapel Road Carpark. Unfortunately due to building work the Community School Car Park will no longer be available for use.

Leisure Centre News; Membership Special

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

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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St Brigid’s National School, Tunnyduff

are holding an OPEN EVENING in the school on Thursday, 17th December from 6 to 7.30pm.  Past, present and future families are invited to come along and experience life in Tunnyduff School. Enrolments for September 2016 can also be taken on the evening. Children welcome to come along.

St Vincent DePaul Annual Appeal

St. Anne’s Conference in Bailieborough once again appeal to your generosity. Last year, we helped up to 250 families with food, heating and education. We also arrange installation of alarms for the elderly. We work in the Bailieborough, Shercock, Knockbride and Tierworker areas. Our work is made possible by your generosity. Once again, please give what you can.  Thank you for your support during the year. Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas. St. Vincent DePaul contact telephone number is: 087 684 7434.  Christmas Cards on sale in Vincent’s Shop, Main Street, €5 for a pack of 10 cards.

Bailieborough Social Day Centre: Annual Christmas Party

on Wednesday, 16th December from 2-6pm in the Community Centre. Dinner followed by music, song and dancing. Also spot prizes. All members are welcome to attend.

Senior’s Alert Scheme

Seniors’ Alert Scheme providing panic buttons for eligible older people living in our community is co-ordinated by our local Vincent DePaul. If you know anyone who may be eligible and in need of a panic button please call 087-6847434.

Christmas Fundraising Walk

Bailieborough Walking Group will hold a Charity Walk on Monday, December 28th commencing at 11am. The walk will start and finish at Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Rd. Walking to the forest and around the Castle Lake. Distances to walk are optional, returning to the Business Centre for refreshments. Voluntary donations in aid of Parkinson’s Disease. All welcome.

Computers for Beginners

Computers for Beginners at Bailieborough Business Centre. Would you like to be able to surf the internet, shop on-line, pay bills on-line and learn some basic computer skills. Call 042 9694716 and we will get you up and running. Course is 2 hours once a week for 4 weeks €10. Come along, bring a friend enjoy the friendly relaxed atmosphere of the class and the centre.

Bailieborough Women’s Group

Our last session for this year will be on Friday, 18th December. A very enjoyable trip to the theatre to see Mary Poppins was enjoyed by all. Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas and 2016.


1 Day SAFE PASS Training Course at Bailieborough Business Centre on Thursday 21st January. Cost is €100 with lunch included. Delivered by Cathal Bannon. Call 042 9694716 for more details.



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.

Baptism Dates in St. Anne’s for December / January 2016

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Saturday, December 19th (Deacon Damien) and Sunday, December 20th (Fr. Michael), Saturday, January 9th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, January 10th (Fr. Michael), Saturday, January 23rd (Deacon Damien) and Sunday, January 24th (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 14th December 2015

Under 6/8/10; One more round each for the Kingscourt crew on Thursday and the Bailieborough crew on Friday will bring an end to another exceptional years hurling for these boys.

Under 13; The finals night has been rescheduled to the new year owing to the unfavourable weather conditions.

Under 18; The first round of the Minor Championship was due to be played v Woodford on Saturday last but snow on the 3G forced its postponement. It will likely be played in the New Year.

Schools Football finals; The very best wishes to Bailieborough Community School Junior and Senior football sides as they go in search of silverware on the 3G on Thursday night next. A lot of East Cavan Gaels Hurling boys on both sides. A big occasion for the Senior side as they have gone close many times in the past 20 years. Senior Captain David Rogers and Vice-Captain Rory Farrell play leading roles for our club also. Maybe 2015 is their year.

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 087 164 9280.
Under 12/14/16/18;  All training has now finished for the year. Well done to all for their huge commitment to hurling this past year.

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.

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.

Bailieborough Community Choir Competition Winners

The Model School, Bailieborough were the overall winners of the Bailieborough Community Choir Competition held on Saturday night in Trinity Hall. The three 6th class students who also won individual awards for their excellent poems were Ruth Waller, Aaron Wilson and Faedhla Holland. The Model School get the Bailieborough Community Choir Perpetual Trophy for the year. Well done to all.

The Model School Christmas Carol Service will take place in Trinity Church on Monday December 21st at 2pm. The parents Association are holding a cake sale in Trinity Hall afterwards. Everyone is very welcome.


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