Bailieborough News Thursday 6th August 2015

Bailieborough News. August 6th  2015. Matthew J. Cullen.

Hope for Cian:

Cake Sale and Fun Run/Walk in aid of ‘Hope for Cian’ takes place on Sunday, 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.


Rhythmic Dance Twirlers:

Bailieborough Rhythmic Dance Twirlers present ‘RDT’S Got Talent’ in Sky Bar, Main Street on Friday, August 14th commencing at 7.00pm. To enter an act in the competition, please contact Kelly Clarke at 085 245 0690 on or before Friday, August 7th. Admission is €5, payable on the door and all funds raised will go towards new costumes for the children. There is a great prize for the winner of the competition and also terrific spot prizes for the raffle for the audience. So, come along and see you all there for a great night’s entertainment!! Everybody welcome.

Also on this Sunday afternoon August 9th, the Rhythmic Dance Twirlers are holding a ‘Men’s Fancy Dress—Charity Soccer Match’ entitled Battle of the Frills!!The game will take place at Bailieboro Celtic’s Grounds at the Vale at 3.00pm. All welcome.



Story time at the Library on Saturday, August 15th at 3.00pm for all children aged 4-7 years old. Wonderful stories about a place where all types of trucks live, work, play and have exciting adventures! Phone 042 9665779 for more info. Free event! All welcome.


National Heritage Week :

Bailieborough Heritage Society are planning two Heritage Week events. On Thursday August 20th, Jonathan Smyth will deliver a talk entitled ‘Bailieborough’s Fascinating Folklore’. Commencing at 8pm in Bailieborough Business Centre. On Tuesday August 25th, a walk and talks entitled ‘Resting Places and Masonic Symbols’. Commencing at 8pm., 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 up 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.


Bailieborough Walking Group: August 5th – Girley Bog, Kells:

(E) Walk 45 – 60 min. (M) Walk 1 hour 30 min (approx.). Depart Bailieborough Library at 6.45pm.

Meet at Cloncat Service Station, 8.5Km from Kells on the Kells to Clonmellon Rd., N52, at 7.20pm. Walks commencing at Girley Bog at 7.30pm.

August 12th – Fleming’s Folly Ballinagh: (A) Walk – 2 hours + (approx.)

Depart from Bailieborough Library at 6.45pm.

Walk commencing at Ballinagh Community Centre at 7.30pm.

(Community Centre is on the l/h/s before you leave town in the direction of Granard). All welcome.


Social Dancing:

Our night for dancing this month falls on Saturday next, 8th August. We have secured a special band for this occasion, Michael and Philomena O’Brien.  Philomena was a very popular artist in Cavan before moving to live in Co Clare. She was known as Philomena McGovern from West Cavan. This will be a treat for all the dancers. Supper will also be served. All welcome.


Legion of Mary:

The local ‘Legion of Mary’ meets each Monday night at 8.00pm in the Community Centre. New members are always welcome and encouraged to attend.


Holy Hour:

The monthly ‘Holy Hour’—hosted by Direction for Our Times will take place on Thursday evening next, August 6th in St Anne’s Church, beginning at 8 p.m. This will be followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation. All are 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.


Down Syndrome Support, Cavan and Cavan Down Syndrome:

Down Syndrome Support, Cavan and Cavan Down Syndrome would like to thank everyone who supported the fundraising event over the May Bank Holiday weekend. They are delighted to announce the amount raised was €7,029.34. Thank you.


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.


Irish Red Cross—Bailieborough Branch—Open Day:

The Irish Red Cross—Bailieborough Branch will be holding an ‘Open Day’ in the Tesco Carpark on Saturday, August 15th from 12pm to 5.00pm. Some of the things available on the day include: Blood Pressure and Diabetes checks, First Aid and CPR Demonstrations, Therapeutic handcare sessions, information on restoring Family links and the Work of the Irish Red Cross. There will also be ‘Face Painting’ for the children and a chance to win a €1,000 in the branch’s ‘Load of Ballz’ event. All welcome.


Bailieborough Community Alert:

Membership for another year is now due €5. Contact Kevin Carolan, 1 Pine Grove, Seamus Sheridan, Kells Road or Vincent Cooney, Galbolie. ‘Keeping a close eye on things in the Community’!


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.


Do you want to re-train to re-enter the Workforce:

Are you out of work due to illness, disability or a personal setback? ICT Skills is a Level 4 Programme designed to support people who have faced a long-term barrier to unemployment to re-train and re-enter the workforce. Participants on this programme can retain their Social Welfare payments or the equivalent of and benefits to this Programme include, a work placement, personalised support and training plan, Fetac certification and a travel allowance. Please telephone Mary on 049 437 7038 for more information.



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.



Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’—Terrific Summer Offer!!:

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. Brighten up your summer and make that call now!!


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:

Swimming Lessons Re-booking takes place on Saturday August 8th from 9am for those already in lessons and from 12 o’ clock for all others. All levels catered for, no waiting lists!

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!

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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 Hurling/Cavan GAA:

Hurling/Camogie Camp 2015.

Kingscourt Stars GAA grounds. Monday 10th-Friday 14th August, 10-1.30 each day. First child €35, Second child €30, Third child €25.

For children aged 5-14. Club and county coaches. Guest coaches and some special visitors. For more info contact: Willie Gaughan ECG 086 164 9280 or Dermot McCabe, Cavan GAA 0872778653.


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.

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.