Bailieborough News Thursday 3rd December 2015

Bailieborough News. 5th December  2015. Matthew J. Cullen.

‘Seasons of Love’:

Hardtimes Chorus will unveil their new show entitled ‘Seasons of Love’ on this Friday night 4th December in St Anne’s Church Bailieborough at 8.30pm, doors open at 8pm. Come along enjoy a great nights music and song from our award winning choir and musicians and help Cavan Palliative Care and Bailieborough Community School Music Facilities. Tickets now on sale in Bailie Stores, Sandi Modes, Supervalu Bailieborough and Hotel Bailie, Tickets -€12. Spread the word and come along bring your family and friends for a terrific night’s entertainment.



The Bailieborough Church of Ireland Annual Christmas Sale will take place on
Saturday next, 5th December in the Church Hall.  Doors open at 2pm. Lots of Bargains. Everyone welcome, please come along and bring your friends.


Bailieborough Red Cross’:

The Bailieborough Red Cross annual Senior Christmas Party takes place in the Bailie Hotel on Wednesday December 2nd at 6.30pm.  Tickets will be delivered as usual by our volunteers.  To book a place or for more information, please phone 087 2346526.


Social Day Centre:

The next Get-Together of the Bailieborough Social Day Centre takes place on Wednesday, December 2nd from 2.30 pm to 4.30pm in the Community Centre, Chapel Road.



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.


Confessions for Christmas:

A Service of Reconciliation for Christmas will take place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Sunday, December 13th at 7.30pm. Several priests from the local areas will be present to administer the sacrament.

Please note:

Due to the Concert in St. Anne’s Church next Friday night, the daily Mass will be in the morning at 9.30am rather than the usual time of 7.00pm.


Guitar Lessons:

Guitar Lessons in Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre for beginners and Intermediates. Please call Shane on 087 9942718 for more details.


Work on Church Car Park:

Preparatory work on the Church car park and avenues at St. Annes continues this week. Due to unavoidable delays resurfacing is now due to start in the week commencing December 7th. Please be patient as access to parts of the car park and avenues will be limited at times.


Bailieborough Library Craft Group:

The Bailieborough Library Craft Group are holding their Annual Christmas Exhibition and Sale of their work in the Library on Saturday, December 5th from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Cakes and bakes and beautiful handmade gifts for family and friends. Free admission. All are welcome.


Bridge Results and News:

It was with deep regret that the members of Bailieborough Bridge Club heard of the passing of Tess Clarke of Pottlebrack on the 22nd of November last week.  We were privileged to place a Guard of Honour at the entrance of St Brigid’s Church, Tunnyduff for the Removal as a mark of respect.  May she rest in peace.

Bridge Results for Tuesday, November 10th, as follows:  1st:  Patsy Corcoran and Teresa O’Reilly; 2nd:  Rose Brennan and Kathy O’Sullivan; Best Gross:  Rosaleen Mackey and Pauline Hutchinson.

Bridge Results for Tuesday, November 17th, as follows:  1st:  Bernard Liddy and John McGahan; 2nd:  Pauline McEvoy and Rosaleen Keegan; Best Gross:  Patsy Corcoran and Sean Kelleher; 3rd:  Olive Kellett and Gemma McCabe.

Bridge Results for Tuesday, November 24th, as follows:  1st:  Rose Brennan and Sean Kelleher;  2nd:  Joy Jameson and Rosaleen Mackey;  Best Gross:  Ita Clarke and Una Stafford;  3rd:  Gemma McCabe and Pauline Hutchinson.

PLAYER of the MONTH for NOVEMBER:  Ita Clarke.  Congratulations to Ita and all the other Prize Winners.


Leisure Centre News: November Membership Special:

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

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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Holy Hour:

The monthly ‘Holy Hour’—hosted by Direction for Our Times will take place on Thursday evening, December 3rd in St Anne’s Church, beginning at 8 p.m. This will be followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation. All are welcome.


Table Quiz hosted by Knockbride Macra na Feirme:

Proceeds in aid of Annual Children’s Christmas Party! Taking place in The Bridge Tavern, Canningstown on Friday December 4th at 9pm. €20 per table (4 persons per table). For more details contact Johnny O’Brien 086 4680824 / Helen Clinch 086 0525955.


St. Josephs’ Young Priest Society:

The St. Joseph’s Young Priest Society will meet on Wednesday, December 2nd in the Prayer Room of St. Annes at 7.30pm, to pray for vocations. New members are always welcome. Funds are needed for the education of men studying for the Priesthood at home and abroad. For that reason, donations are most gratefully accepted to help on the road to Priesthood.


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.


St. Vincent DePaul Society Annual Appeal:

Bailieborough SVP work in the Bailieborough, Shercock, Knockbride and Tierworker areas. This year the Society supported up to 250 families. The type of support the Society provides is wide ranging but mostly they help people in need with basics such as food, heating and educational costs. They will spend 70,000 Euro in family support this year. It would simply be impossible to do this without your generous help and the Society thank you for your continuous support

You can support your local St. Vincent DePaul Society by buying their Christmas Cards on sale now in Vincent’s Shop, Anne Street–€5 for ten cards. Your continuous support is much appreciated.


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 042-969-4716 and we will be 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 Shamrocks GAA:

The Club’s Annual General Meeting will take place in the Clubhouse in St. Annes Park on Saturday, December 12th, at 8.30pm. All members are asked to attend and new members are welcome.


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.



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  December 2015:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: 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.


Dancing Classes:

Learn to dance classes in Cross Hall, Mullagh on Friday night’s from9-11pm.  Light refreshments served..  All welcome. Contact 086 0702026 for further information.



East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 30th November 2015

Under 16; Commiserations to our under 16 squad who gave a very good account of themselves in the Championship Final v Cootehill played in very stormy weather conditions on the 3G on Sunday last. On another day the goal chances created would have went in and a championship won but not to be on this occasion. The reigning champions just about did enough to retain their title but our lads can console themselves on the fact the gap is closing rapidly. Due to the conditions both teams found it difficult to play the type of free flowing hurling both are capable of but both must be commended on the serious work they put into the game. Our first Cavan final at this level and will not be our last. Well done to Kathryn, Maurice and Sharon for working so hard with these boys and for getting them into another final.

Above; Our U16 squad who reached their first Cavan U16 Championship Final.

Under 6/8/10; This is the time of year where the indoor hurling comes into its own. New players always very welcome to both venues, Kingscourt Community Centre on Thursdays and Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall on Fridays. We’ll keep going to the 18/19th December before the break for Christmas. Very encouraging numbers this year.

Bailieborough group U10s.

Bailieborough group U6/8s.

Under 13; Wednesday 9th December is Finals night and this will bring this group’s season to an end.

Under 18; The first round of the Minor Championship is due to be played  v Woodford hopefully soon.

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;  Just the Minor squad to go before the season officially ends. Players will receive a text about training etc..


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.



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.