Bailieborough News. Thursday 20th August 2015.

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

Bailieborough Red Cross:

Thank you to all who turned out and made our Open Day a big success. We received very positive feedback for our efforts, with health checks and handcare proving popular.

Congrats to Brendan Monaghan of Bailieborough, whose ball number 734 rolled in first and won him €1,000 in the ‘Load of Ballz’ event.

Thanks to our crew; new and old who worked so hard to ensure a successful day. To EMT’s Dave from Slane and Maria from Ballinagh, the girls from Knockbride Macra Na Feirme whose face painting sent the children home happy. Not least to Orla Dean, Collette McCullough and everyone in Tesco Bailieborough for their help and advice.

Fr. Oliver O’Reilly:

Fr. Ollie will be moving shortly to take up his new position as Parish Priest of Kildallan on September 1st. Next weekend he will say his final Masses in the Bailieborough Church Area at 7.00pm on Saturday and 10am on Sunday. We wish him well in his preparations and his move to Ballyconnell over the coming weeks.

St. Vincent DePaul Annual Pilgrimage to Knock:

The St. Vincent DePaul Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday, September 12th. A bus will be leaving from the Community Centre at 8.30am. Booking with €15 bus fare in Vincent’s Shop, Main Street before Friday, September 4th.

Hope for Cian:

Cake Sale and Fun Run/Walk in aid of ‘Hope for Cian’ takes place on Sunday next, August 23rd. Cake Sale is on from 10am in Bailieborough Community Centre. Fun Run/Walk takes place from Bailieborough Community Centre, registration at 1:30pm starting at 2pm, details of run/walk to be confirmed. There will be a raffle on the day with lots of great prizes. Hope for Cian t-shirts will also be on sale. Anyone wishing to donate items for cake sale or help out in any way on the day please contact Eileen 086-8821640 or Emma 086-0234066.

National Heritage Week :

Bailieborough Heritage Society are planning two events for Heritage Week. On Thursday August 20th, Jonathan Smyth will deliver a talk entitled ‘Bailieborough’s Fascinating Folklore’. Commencing at 8.00pm in Bailieborough Business Centre. Refreshments served, donations voluntary. ‘Resting Places and Masonic Symbols’ a walk and talks will take place on Thursday August 27th, commencing at 7.30pm., at the Church of Ireland and walking up Church Lane to the old graveyard. We will hear about some of Bailieborough’s early inhabitants who are interred within its walls. The walk will continue on Main Street to the Masonic Hall where the origins, symbols and customs of the order will be explained. Refreshments will follow in the Masonic Hall. Everyone is most welcome to attend both events.

Bailieborough Walking Group:

August 19th – Kingscourt: (E) Walk 45 – 60 min. (M) Walk 1 hour 30 min (approx.). Depart Bailieborough Library at 6.45pm. Walk commences at Super Valu, Main St., Kingscourt at 7.15pm.

August 26th – Lough an Leagh: (A) Walk – 2 + hours (approx.).

Depart Bailieborough Library at 7pm. Walk commences at the picnic area of Lough an Leagh at 7.15pm. All welcome.

Bailieborough Community Resource House:

We have some places available in our ECCE Free Pre School room for second session 12.30-3.30. If your child was born between 2/2/11 and 30/6/12 they are entitled to this.
We also have limited places available in our baby room in the afternoons from September. Contact Ann or Yvonne on 042 9666068 or Don’t forget if you are returning to education you might be entitled to CETS or CEC places.

Bailieborough Public Art Presentation:

Bailieborough ‘Building Peace through the Arts’ Steering Committee has selected Barry Linanne, Visual Artist, to create a public artwork which will be located at the Market House, Bailieborough. Barry will give a presentation to the community on Tuesday, August 25th at 7pm at the Library. Everyone is invited to attend.

Eircode Finder:

If you would like to find your Eircode, you can visit If you would like any help you can call in to Bailieborough Business Centre and we can help you navigate the site. Call 042-969-4716 for more details.

Beckscourt Mother and Toddler Group:

The Group will re-commence on Wednesday, September 2nd from 10.00am to 12 noon. Looking forward to seeing you all back! Call Drena 042 969 4825.

Blessing of the Graves:

The Blessing of the Graves in St. Anne’s Cemetery will take place on Sunday, September 6th at 2.00pm. Now would be the ideal time to look after the grave or a plot of a loved one in preparation for Cemetery Sunday.


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.

Little Gems Montessori:

Little Gems Montessori, Beglieve, Bailieboro

8.15 am to 1pm. ECCE places available.

Pre-school places (3-6yrs) for those who do not qualify for ECCE Scheme (€6 per day). Drop off locally can be arranged.

Tel Nuala: 086 2903980 or 042 9660551.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for August and September 2015:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Saturday, August 23rd (Deacon Damien) and Sunday, August 24th (Fr. Michael), Sunday, September 12th, (Fr. Michael), Saturday, September 19th (Deacon Damien), and Sunday, September 20th (Fr. Michael).

Leisure Centre:

August Membership Offer. BOGOF….. 3 months Pool and Gym membership. €99.

Studio Class: Tuesday, Mugendo Kickboxing 6.30-8.30.

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

€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.

“Annemarie’s 40th Birthday Celebration”:

On Saturday 5th of September we are having “ Annemarie’s 40th Birthday Celebration”.  Annemarie Keating Smith was a young wife and mother who fought a very courageous battle but sadly lost it earlier this year. She had hoped to celebrate her 40th jointly with her husband Eddie, as a tribute to her memory we are organising this 40th birthday Celebration in her honour. This event will be a fun filled event starting that afternoon with a Tractor Run starting at 2pm, the evening’s entertainment starts at 8pm and will include an auction and a slave auction, refreshment and to round up the night music by the Texas Wild Cats.  All proceeds for this event will go to, two very deserving charities Virginia Cancer Care & Cavan Monaghan Palliative Care.  We really hope Annemarie’s 40th will be a night to remember.

Training Course:

Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board are running an Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship, commencing in September. The course is open to anyone over 18 years of age and has an interested in outdoor pursuits. For more information log onto or email

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club Hurling News 17th August 2015:

East Cavan Gaels/ Cavan GAA Hurling/Camogie Camp 2015

What a great week we had at camp! Five days of great hurling/Camogie activity in, mostly, bright sunshine. Guest coaches from Ulster GAA, Ryan Gaffney, Kevin Kelly and Ger Gribben along with the Cavan GAA and ECG coaches with the highlight being the visit of Tipperary hurling star Niall O’Meara on Thursday. All 74 boys and girls attending got their new hurl to practice with on Friday to complete a great week. Thanks to all who attended, to Cavan GAA and Kingscourt Stars for both facilitating and their facilities and to all the players and their families for supporting this camp. Roll on 2016!

Under 6/8/10; A slight break after camp with no training this coming week or next but an U9/11 blitz in St. Felim’s on 26th. Players will receive a text.

Under 12/14; Under 13 home blitz this Wednesday in St. Anne’s Park at 7.

The next round of the tri-county U14 league is at home to Mullahoran on Monday 24th again in St. Anne’s Park.

Under 16; No fixtures this week. Training as normal.

No U6/8/10 training this week.

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

Under 6/8/10; Kingscourt group; 

Wednesdays 6-7 at Kingscourt Stars GAA grounds.

Bailieborough group; Friday 6-7 at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA grounds, St. Anne’s Park.

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 7pm St. Anne’s Park, Bailieborough GAA

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.


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