Bailieborough News Thursday 1st October 2015

Bailieborough News. October 1st  2015. Matthew J. Cullen.


Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd:

The Committee wish to sincerely thank all the local communities for their continued financial support through fund raising and donations. Recently, €1031 was raised from our Family evening walk on 14th August and the coin boxes count totalled at €947. We plan to run some events in October and November and look forward to meeting you there. Our mission is to offer a free car service to all patients attending the Bailieborough doctors. For information contacted at 087 154 2447.


Bailieborough Community Choir

Would you like to experience the thrill of singing with a choir that has been making great choral music for 20 years? Are you seeking a musical pursuit that can be fitted into a busy lifestyle?

We are looking for new members. Practice take place every Monday evening at 8.30 in Trinity Hall, Virginia Road, Bailieborough. We would welcome all ages, all communities. Great night’s fun to be had and you might even get a cup of tea at the end!! We perform all types of music so it will be of interest to most.

The Mountain Lodge ‘Tractor Run’:

takes place on Sunday 11th October from Mountain Lodge. Old, new tractors and vintage  cars welcome. Registration from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Run commences at 12 noon.  All proceeds in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice, Cavan and Bailieborough Cancer Society in memory of the late Breege O’Reilly. Raffle on the day.  Further information from: Samuel (086) 8226879 or Aidan  (086) 3861103.


‘Hardtimes Chorus’

: Practice for new exciting show, on Tuesdays in St Anne’s Church, Bailieborough at 8.30pm, all former members and new members are very welcome. Looking forward see you all there. Hardtimes Chorus has through their last shows help raise much needed funds for local charities , so come along, be part of an award winning choir and help raise much needed funds. Come along and hear about our exciting all new show- ‘Seasons of Love’. Enrolments on the night or by Phone 087-9090954.  If you Love Music, or Singing then come along. A great way to make new friends.


Holy Hour:

The monthly Holy Hour—hosted by ‘Direction for Our Times’—will take place on Thursday evening, October 1st, at 8.00pm in St. Anne’s Chapel. All welcome.



St. Vincent De Paul, Clothes Shop:

The St. Vincent de Paul Clothes Shop will be open each Saturday morning from 10.00 am to 1pm starting on Saturday, October, 10th. The conference is grateful for all donations of good quality clothing, footwear, household and bed linen and we look forward to your continued support.


Classes at Bailieborough Business Centre:

Thursday October 1st – Safe Pass—1 Day training programme. Register your interest in this and all the other classes at the centre  042-969-4716.

Classes on offer: Graphic and Web Design, Intensive Reading and Writing, Information Technology, Oil Painting, Colour Me Beautiful, Conversational French and Skills for Farmers.


Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C. are holding a ‘Table Quiz’ on Friday evening next, October 2nd in the Hideout. The Vale, commencing at 8.30pm. €40 per table of four. All support welcome. Quiz top prize is €200 Raffle top prize XBOX ONE plus there will be plenty of spot prizes on the night. The €2 lines can be bought in most shops in the town and will be available on the night. If you wold like to buy some and can’t find them please contact 0858256347 a page of lines is €36. Music by DJ GARETH MULHALL.


Painting Circle:

Painting circle with artist Ray Savage commences at the Library, Market Square on Tuesday, October 6th from 2.30pm-4.30pm for 6 weeks. Phone 042 9665779 to secure your place. Places are limited.


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, 14th November in the Bailie Hotel. Further details to follow. Check out Facebook page and spread the word!


Speech and Drama Classes:

Speech and Drama Classes take place on Saturdays in Trinity Hall, Bailieborough and also in Tunnyduff Community Hall. Pre-school from 10 to 11am, Primary from 11am to 12 noon and Secondary from 12 noon to 1.00pm. For further information, please contact Kate Kelly at 086 314 8407 or email:


October— Month of the Holy Rosary:

A Rosary will be said at the Grotto on the Virginia Road, for the month of October, commencing on Thursday, October 1st at 8.00pm.  No Rosary on Saturdays. Everyone welcome to join in prayer for personal intentions as well as the sick of the Parish.

Leisure Centre News:

Swimming Lessons Rebooking takes place on Saturday, October 3rd from 9am for those already in lessons and from 12 o’ clock for all others. All levels catered for, no waiting lists.

10 Year Membership. 10 year pool or gym membership for €1000.  (5 years for couple) Offer must end soon!

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 Leisure Centre

Studio Class: Tuesday, Mugendo Kickboxing 6.30-8.30.

Monday Movers, A Dance Fitness Class 10.00-11.00.

Wednesday: Pilates 10-11am, Step Aerobics from 7.00-8.00 from October 7th.

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

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



Indoor Bowls:

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


Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand:

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.



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.



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

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Sunday, October 11th (Fr. Michael), Saturday, October 17th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, October 18th (Fr. Michael) Saturday, October 31st, (Deacon Damien), Sunday, November 1st (Fr. Michael), Saturday, November 14th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, November 22nd (Fr. Michael) and Saturday, November 28th (Deacon Damien) . Please note that Baptisms take place on Saturdays at 4.30pm and Sundays at 12.30pm.


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 GAA Club- Hurling News : Hurling News 28th September 2015: Under 6/8/10;

Indoor hurling is now up and running for all those aged 5-10 with Kingscourt on Thursday and Bailieborough on Friday. New players are always very welcome.


Under 12; The lads had another win v Annalee away on Wednesday last in the Championship. Next up is a home game v Woodford in St. Anne’s Park, Bailieborough GAA, on Wednesday next at 6.30 in what will be the last of the midweek daylight games. Semi-final scheduled for next week.


After school hurling; Cavan GAA and Ulster GAA are providing five weeks of indoor after school hurling in Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall each Thursday from 4-5pm for those in 4th, 5th and 6th class. The cost for the five weeks is just €5 and all existing players and those who would like to try hurling are especially welcome.


Under 14; These lads will play St.Feilims in the tri-county league next Sunday in Ballinagh.


Under 16/18; Both Championships are scheduled to start in the coming weeks. Training on Wednesday at 6.30 in St. Anne’s Park, Bailieborough GAA.

Training times and venues;  Under 6/8/10;

Kingscourt group; Indoors – new day and time.

Thursdays at Kingscourt Community Centre. Under 6/8 from 6.45-7.45 and Under 10 from 6.45-8.15. €2 each please.

Bailieborough group; Fridays – Under 6/8 from 6-7pm. Under 10 from 7-8pm in Bailieboro Community School Sports Hall. €2 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 is collective in Bailieborough GAA and subject to change.

Wednesday 6.30pm St. Anne’s Park, Bailieborough GAA.

Players will receive a text.

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


Fíor Céili

practice every Wednesday at 8.30pm in Killinkere GAA centre— commencing on 30th September. Everyone is welcome.


Cavan/Monaghan ‘Caring for Carers’:

Special Interest support group meeting will take place in the White Star Complex, Cootehill on Monday 5th October at 10.30am. Carers of children or young adults with special needs please come along for support. Contact Geraldine 0877785435 or Brigid 0876832742.


Pilates Classes

start in Cross Hall on Thursday, October 1st for 4 weeks.

Class times are 11:30am and 7:30pm, suitable for all levels. Cost €40.

Please contact Julie 086 3283943, email or see for more details.


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.



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.

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.