Family Fun Day @ Bailie Hotel

Active Age Group Bailieborough – Calling Out!

Bailieborough News. March 25th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

The new Hometown Architect projects will include Bailieborough:

This is the second round of Hometown Architect, whose focus is supporting small and medium towns outside of major urban centres. Three projects have been selected for development funding of €10,000 each plus mentoring and practical support from the IAF’s experienced placemaking team.

Reimagine Bailieborough

The Bailieborough, Co. Cavan project will deliver a design proposal for a vacant town centre site, identified in the Bailieborough Town Centre First Plan. The site is a premises on Main Street with a back-lands area that is derelict. The proposal is for a new street linking Main Street to an existing car park and supermarket. This intervention would demonstrate sustainable reuse and conservation and enhance connectivity and mobility.

 Holy Week Ceremonies at St  Annes:  Holy Thursday: Mass of the Last Supper at 7.00pm , followed by Adoration at the Altar of Repose until 10pm.

Good Friday: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00pm.

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil at 9.00pm.

Easter Sunday: Mass of the Resurrection at 10.00am.

Fresh Easter Water will be available on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Please begin returning the Trocaire envelopes.

Confessions for Easter: Individual Confessions will take place in St. Annes on Holy Saturday from 12—1pm.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group: Next social meeting is on Tuesday, April 9th  in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

Annual Niamh Crosby Memorial Run: The annual Niamh Crosby Memorial Run will take place on Easter Sunday, March 31st, 2024. Registration will take place at Enagh House, on the Bailieborough/Virginia Rd., from 10am and the run will commence at 12 noon. All bikes welcome and entry fee is €20.

St Patrick’s Day, Raffle Winners.  The Raffle took place in the Bailie Hotel.  

1st Mary Rita Daly (Ireland v Switzerland Tickets).

2nd Marcella Scorr (Super Valu Voucher).

3rd Threase Murray (Foosie Hamper).

4th Kelly Mc Entee ( Super Valu Voucher).

5th Eilish Hughes (Donohoe’s Carryout Hamper).

6th Rita Carolan (Clarkes Albany Voucher).

7th Mark Shiels (Cara Pharmacy Hamper).

Well Done to all our winners and a big thanks to everyone who supported the draw.

Finally a massive thank you to everyone who helped make the parade happen from the Bailieborough St Patrick’s Day Committee.

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: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

Deepest Sympathy:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to partner Caroline, daughters Jordan and Carly, sisters Catherine and Olivia, brothers Alan, Keith, Colin and Darren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends on the death of Damien Farrell, Woodview and formerly of Drumbannon, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away on Tuesday, 19th  March 2024, suddenly after a short illness, at Beaumount Hospital, Dublin.

Damien was predeceased by his parents Alan and Theresa.

Damien’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, on Friday, March 22nd and afterwards, Damien’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.

Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls continues on Wednesday’s at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Bridge: Bridge Results:  Bridge Results: Tuesday, 12th  March 2024:  First:  Rose Brennan and Betty McCafferty. Second:  Colette Gavin and Brid Murray. Third : Teresa O’ Reilly and Joy Jameson. Best Gross:. Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly. 

Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Pat, daughters Grainne and Sinead, daughter-in-law Geraldine, sons-in-law Mark and Colin, brothers Paddy, John, Vincent, sisters Molly and Kathleen, grandchildren Sorsha, Alanna, Francis, Óisin, Ava, Grace and Fionn, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends on the death of Rita Clarke (née McCormack), Woodview and formerly of Skeagh, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away  on Saturday, 23rd  March 2024 peacefully, surrounded by her family.

Rita was predeceased by her daughter Catherine and son Finbarr, her parents James, Katherine and brother Jimmy.

Rita’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Monday, March 25th and afterwards, Rita’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.

Bailieborough Library: FREE Easter workshop for children aged 6-10 in the Library on Wednesday April 3rd  from 2.30-4.30. Places are strictly limited. Phone 042 9665779 to book a place!

Craft Group meets every Friday at 10.30am and new members are always welcome.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Clean up / Litter pick day on Saturday, April 6th .

We hope to litter pick on all approach roads to the town, if we have enough volunteers. This is your chance to clean up your own road or area. Meet at the Library at 10.30am.

Wear a high vis vest and bring a litter picker if you have one. All volunteers welcome.

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the last Wednesday of each month from 2.15pm-4.30pm. This month’s is on Wednesday, March 27th.  No appointment is necessary.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

Darkness into Light, Bailieborough: ‘Darkness into Light’, Bailieborough will take place on the morning of Saturday, May 11th at 4.15am. There are lots of ways to get involved. You can take part in a ‘Darkness into Light official walk, take part in your own way, or you can create your own Darkness into Light fundraiserby holding a Bake Sale,  a car wash, a sponsored silence, a run or a swim or fundraising with your family, friends and colleagues in your area. To find out more or to register,, go to : https://www.darknessintolight.ie

St. Vincent De Paul: To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Used Stamps: The Medical Missionaries of Mary are looking for used stamps. Please send them to : Sr. Breeda Ryan, MMM, Stamp Department, Beechgrove, Drogheda., Co. Louth. A92 XKXO.

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club: East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club News 25th March

Senior; NHL 3A semi final: Cavan 1-14, Sligo 0-22.

Seniors fell short in an entertaining semi final in Sligo on Saturday last with Jack Barry, Liam O’Brien, Nicky Kenny, Jack McGuinness and Conor Gallagher all performing very well on the day while injury kept Canice Maher out of the side but hopefully he will be available for some portion of the Championship which begins in three weeks.

Cavan U20s now prepare for their All Ireland Championship which will be a semi final v the winners of the Longford/ Monaghan on the first weekend of April.

Our Seniors have now returned to training on Thursdays on the astro at Bailieboro Celtic at 8pm as the Spring League fast approaches in early April.

Rita Clarke RIP; It was with profound sadness that we learned of the passing of Rita Clarke, Bailieborough Shamrocks. She was the public face of and the epitome of a club stalworth who gave most of all of her time to her beloved club. She was always most welcoming to the hurling community. Deepest sympathy to her family, her club and all her friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Membership is now due and can be done through the app;

We remind all that membership is now due and we’d like to have it done before the cut off date next week.

U8/10/12/14/16/18;

The Cavan U15s with ECG men on board had a useful run out against a good Gael Colmcilles side on the 3G last Monday.

The U12s had another fantastic night in Dundalk on Friday last with games against clubs from Louth, Monaghan, Armagh and Down and performed very well.

The U14 and U16 Tain Óg fixtures are almost upon us. Training continues.

The Easter break is upon us so all our younger players and after school groups can now enjoy a wee break and we will return after the break.

Bailieborough News. March 11th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: All floats welcome : Vintage cars, bikes,  tractors,

Comedy floats, Sports clubs,  All Business Floats, Entry of floats is FREE of charge.

Great chance to promote your business club etc on Sunday next, March 17th, commencing at 2.30pm. All floats are asked to assemble on the Virginia Road at 1.30pm.

P rizes to be awarded:  Best Comedy Float €500,  Best Club €300, Best Commercial Float €200 and there will also be a prize for the Best Window. There will also be a Marching Band, Comedy, Fancy Dress and lots, lots more.

Kids Tractor Run is Back:  ALL children must be accompanied by an adult..

Meeting at 2pm outside Bailieborough Library

Raffle tickets are now on sale in local shops and businesses around Bailieborough town. Great prizes to be won! All proceeds support our St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We are also looking for some stewards to help out on the day.  Please contact any committee member if you are interested. 

‘New Life Choir’: Join us in Bailieborough Church of Ireland Church on Monday 18th  March at 7pm to see the Abaana New Life Choir perform a range of worship and traditional African music and dances while telling us stories of life in Uganda. It is sure to be an amazing night which you will not want to miss. Admission is free – we will be taking a collection in aid of Abaana’s work in Uganda on the night. Everybody welcome.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Bailieborough Heritage Society wishes to acknowledge the contribution of €500 from SSE Renewables Community Fund, this was used to remove some diseased trees, supporting our aim to tidy up the Old Church of Ireland graveyard and making it a safer place for our community to visit.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group: Next social meeting is on Tuesday, March 26th in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

Mrs. Philomena Finegan: The people of Bailieborough and surrounding areas were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Philomena Finegan, Lisnalee. Philomena, a native of Loughglynn, Co. Roscommon first came to the town almost 75 years ago where she met local businessman, Paddy Finegan. They married a couple of years later. From these beginnings, she spent her life in the drapery business, where she served the women of Bailieborough with dignity and respect and built up a clientele of loyal customers from near and far. Philomena was a great businesswoman who thoroughly enjoyed meeting and chatting with the people and was still

involved in the family business up to a couple of years ago when she took a step back due to her failing health.

Outside of work and her family, her passions in life were playing golf and

bridge. It was a fitting tribute to Philomena that both local clubs provided a Guard of Honor at her funeral on Thursday last, March 7t. She passed away at home surrounded by her family and her loyal carer, Maria Fe on Monday, March 4th. Philomena is survived by her children, Brendan, Anne, Patricia, John,

and Ita; her 7 grandchildren and her 5 great-grandchildren. The large attendance at both the funeral home and Requiem Mass in St Anne’s Church showed the high regard for Philomena in the local community and surrounding areas. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Ultan McGoohan and Philomena was then laid to rest in St Anne’s Cemetery next to her beloved husband Paddy. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Annual Niamh Crosby Memorial Run: The annual Niamh Crosby Memorial Run will take place on Easter Sunday, March 31st, 2024. Registration will take place at Enagh House, on the Bailieborough/Virginia Rd., from 10am and the run will commence at 12 noon. All bikes welcome and entry fee is €20.

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: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife, Barbara and children, Jane, Joe and Hilary on the death of  Noel Larkin, ‘Breezemount’. Lagore Road, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath and late of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 4th 2024.    Noel will be sadly missed by his family, mother Patricia, siblings Gerard, Eilish, Tom, Katriona, Alan, Lorraine and Kevin, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, his Building Surveying colleagues and his many friends.

Noel was predeceased by his father Joe.

Noel’s Funeral Mass took place in S.S. Patrick and Seachnall’s Church, Dunshaughlin on Thursday, March 7th and afterwards, Noel’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls continues on Wednesday’s at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Bridge: Bridge Results:  

Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Regretted Death: The death has occured of Kathleen Comiskey (nee Sexton), “Woodview” Drumalee, Cavan and formerly Grousehall, Bailieborough, Co.Cavan, on Tuesday, March 5th  2024, peacefully. Beloved wife of Brian and deeply loved mother of her son Brían. Kathleen will be very sadly missed by her husband and son, daughter in law Susan, her adored grandchildren Seán, Joel and Dúalta, sisters Bea and Bernadette, brothers in law, sister in law, nephews, nieces, all her relatives and many friends.

Kathleen’s Funeral Mass took place on Friday, March 8th in the Cathedral of SS Patrick and Felim, Cavan and following Mass, Kathleen’s remains were laid to rest in Cullies Cemetery. 

Bailieborough Library: Next Library Book Club meeting is on Tuesday, March 26th at 6.30pm. New members are always welcome

Add a new dimension to your walking with Activator Poles, which are now available to borrow at the Library. There will be a FREE demonstration on how to use the activator poles on Wednesday, March 20th  at 12pm at the Library, and all are welcome.

Craft Group meets every Friday at 10.30am and new members are always welcome.

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the last Wednesday of each month from 2.15pm-4.30pm. This month’s is on Wednesday, March 27th .  No appointment is necessary.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

St. Vincent De Paul: To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club:Hurling News 11th March 2024

Senior; NHL 3A, Cavan 2-13 Armagh 0-16.

A sensational result for Cavan v Armagh on Saturday last with our men again to the fore. A huge chance to both stay in the division, and possibly secure a semi final spot, with a huge game v Monaghan on Saturday next. Match report on the app and social media.

Cavan U20s rounded out the Development League with a good win over Fermanagh. They now prepare for their All Ireland Championship.

Our Seniors will return to training on Thursday 21st March on the astro at Bailieboro Celtic at 8pm as the Spring League fast approaches.

New club app; We now have our own app. Look up East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club wherever you get your apps!

Membership is now due and can be done through the app.

U8/10/12/14/16/18;

After school hurling will continue in both Shercock and Mullagh until the Easter break.

U12/14/16 club training returns from Monday 7-8pm on the astro at Bailieboro Celtic AFC. New players are always very welcome.

Cavan U15 and U17 development squad training continues on Mondays at Kingspan Breffni 3G 6-7.10pm..

The week ahead;

Monday’s; Club U12/14/16 training 7-8pm Bailieboro Celtic astro. U15/17 county Development Squad training Kingspan Breffni 3G 6-7.10pm.

Wednesday; After school hurling Shercock AC. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm, 4th-6th class 4.30pm.

Thursday; After school hurling Mullagh Community Sports Centre. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm. Club U12/14/16 8pm astro Bailieboro Celtic AFC.

Saturday; NHL 3A v Monaghan in Kingspan Breffni 2pm.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

Bailieborough News. March 4th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

Best Wishes from London: On Friday 9th February 2024, James Brady of Tullywaltra along with his son Ciaran, both of north London, were visiting Bailieborough to see Family and Friends and they were staying at the Bailie Hotel, now under the new management of Austin Kelly of Bailieboro / Dublin, where they were made more than welcome. James and Austin have known one another since school days.

James left Bailieboro 65 years ago, to travel to London, to live and work and while there, he met his wife Margaret from London. They have two sons, Ciaran and Emmet. The whole family traveled to Ireland to holiday in Bailieboro and West Cork, almost every year since they married in 1974.

Out of the family of John and Ellen Brady— late of Drumanespic, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, James was the only one that went to London. The other three children went to the U.S.A . The oldest Terence went to Florida and is now deceased, Anna Marie Maddock nee, Brady is also deceased, and lived in many US States.

The third sibling Tommy settled in New York and has lived there for over 60 years, and is married to Betty and have a grown up son Micheal . The youngest is Martha Keaskin nee Brady, of Seeorum, Bailieborough.

James congratulated Austin on his new venture and wished him many years of success. James and Ciaran were Austin’s, first guests at the Bailie Hotel, where they spent three nights and were treated like super stars. James said nothing was to much bother for Austin and his staff.

They were offered wake-up calls with tea and coffee followed by, full Irish breakfast. During the day at any return to the hotel, refreshments were offered and also a gastronomic evening meal. In the evenings, they were joined by James’s nephew, Karl Keaskin, his wife Nessa and family, who are natives of the town.

James wishes Kathleen and Austin Kelly, lots of good luck in the Bailie Hotel, and hopes to return to the Bailie before the end of 2024. James Brady, London.

The Heritage Council: Five monuments across Ireland have been selected for inclusion in the Heritage Council’s Adopt a Monument Scheme 2024. The scheme offers communities expertise, mentoring and support to help them to care for their local heritage.

The sites included in this year’s scheme are Bailieborough Church and Graveyard, Co Cavan, Cooley Cross and graveyard, near Moville, Co Donegal, Altan Farm Summerhouse, Dunlewey, Co Donegal, Rathbeagh ringfort, Co Kilkenny and Court Abbey, Lavagh, Co Sligo.

‘New Life Choir’: Join us in Bailieborough Church of Ireland Church on Monday 18th  March at 7pm to see the Abaana New Life Choir perform a range of worship and traditional African music and dances while telling us stories of life in Uganda. It is sure to be an amazing night which you will not want to miss. Admission is free – we will be taking a collection in aid of Abaana’s work in Uganda on the night. Everybody welcome.

School Enrolment: St. Brigid’s National School, Tunnyduff is currently inviting applications for admission to Junior Infants for 2024/2025. Please telephone the school at 042 9660368 or email office@tunnyduffns.ie for further information. Completed applications must be returned by Friday 8th March 2024.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group: Next social meeting is on Tuesday, March 12th in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to brothers Patrick (Rose), Michael (Colleen), Paul (Brenda), Brendan, Gabriel (Ann), Raymond (Mary Rose), sisters Breda, Mary (Michael) and Sheila (Jim), nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins, extended family and friends on the death of their brother Philip Cooney, Monaghanoose, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away peacefully on Saturday, 23rd  February 2024 at Shrewsbury House Nursing Home, Dublin. Philip was predeceased by his parents Phil and Bridie and brothers Eamon and Kieran.

Philip’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Wednesday, February 28th and afterwards, Philip’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.

Annual Niamh Crosby Memorial Run: The annual Niamh Crosby Memorial Run will take place on Easter Sunday, March 31st, 2024. Registration will take place at Enagh House, on the Bailieborough/Virginia Rd., from 10am and the run will commence at 12 noon. All bikes welcome and entry fee is €20.

New Board Members Needed: Bailieborough Resource childcare are actively seeking new directors and members to join our Board of Management / Trustees.

We are a community based service run by a voluntary Board of Management. The Board of Management is made up of a mixture of parents of children attending the service, local interested people and people that have skills and knowledge that are particularly useful on a board. (Such skills might include budgeting, accounting, childcare management, human resources, management experience etc.)

If you think you might interested in becoming a member or director of our BOM, please email bailieboroughresourcehouse@gmail.com  with an expression of interest.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: All floats welcome : Vintage cars, bikes,  tractors, Comedy floats, Sports clubs,  All Business Floats, Entry of floats is FREE of charge.

Great chance to promote your business club etc.

 Prizes to be awarded:  Best Comedy Float €500,  Best Club €300, Best Commercial Float €200 and there will also be a prize for the Best Window. There will also be a Marching Band, Comedy, Fancy Dress and lots, lots more.

Raffle tickets are now on sale in local shops and businesses around Bailieborough town. Great prizes to be won! All proceeds support our St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We are also looking for some stewards to help out on the day.  Please contact any committee member if you are interested. 

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: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls continues on Wednesday’s at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Teen Girl Bailieborough Forest Camp: As part of Women In Sport Week, Cavan Sports Partnership are delighted to run a Teen Girl Forest Camp on Saturday 9th  March from 2pm-5pm in Bailieborough Castle Lake Forest.

Cost €12 (excluding online booking fee)

This fun, sociable and interactive Camp will involve adventure walks, nature crafts, bushcraft tool skills and much more!

To register click the link below

https://www.eventbrite.ie/…/bailieborough-teen-girl…

#WomenInSportIRE

Bridge: Bridge Results: Tuesday, February 20th : 1st Mary Cronin and Rena Coleman. 2nd Rosaleen Mackey and Kathy O’Sullivan. 3rd Patty Clarke and Rose Brennan. Best Gross: Mary Cronin and Rena Coleman. 

Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence, Adult Classes: Improve your strength, fitness, flexability, stamina and agility. Takes place every Friday evening in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8.00pm. All enquiries to 085 127 1979.

Bailieborough Library: Next Library Book Club meeting is on Tuesday, March 26th at 6.30pm. New members are always welcome

Add a new dimension to your walking with Activator Poles, which are now available to borrow at the Library. There will be a FREE demonstration on how to use the activator poles on Wednesday, March 20th  at 12pm at the Library, and all are welcome.

Craft Group meets every Friday at 10.30am and new members are always welcome.

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the last Wednesday of each month from 2.15pm-4.30pm. This month’s is on Wednesday, March 27th .  No appointment is necessary.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

St. Vincent De Paul: To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club: Hurling News 4th March 2024

Senior; No intercounty game this past week as Cavan, with ECG men in tow, prepared for two monstrous games v Armagh and Monaghan in NHL over the next few weeks.

County U20s continued in the Ulster Development league with an away game v Monaghan. The final round is next Sunday v Fermanagh.

Senior club training in the club is on the horizon as the Spring league comes up at the end of the month.

New club app;We now have our own app. Look up East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club  wherever you get your apps!

Membership is now due and can be done through the app.

U8/10/12/14/16/18; No county training this week so we will do a light session on Thursday evening at 8pm for all U12/14/16 on the astro at Bailieboro Celtic AFC.

After school continues in the three local venues. The U12s had a great evening in Dundalk on Friday last as they had lots of games v clubs from Louth and Monaghan.

The week ahead;

Wednesday; After school hurling Shercock AC. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm, 4th-6th class 4.30pm.

Thursday; After school hurling Mullagh Community Sports Centre. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm. Club U12/14/16 8pm astro Bailieboro Celtic AFC.

Friday; After school hurling Bailieborough Community School Sports hall. Up to 3rd class 2.45pm, 4th-6th class 3.45. All after school sessions €3 each please.

U12 blitz Dundalk 7pm.

Saturday; NHL 3A v Armagh in Kingspan Breffni 2pm.

Sunday; .Cavan U20s v Fermanagh at home.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

Bailieborough News. February 12th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

Photographic Exhibition:Friends of Castle Lake Catchment photography exhibition, ‘The Colour of Nature’, takes place at the Library until the end of February.

Cake Sale: Bailieborough Shamrocks Cake Sale on Sunday 18th  February from 10.30- 12pm in the Bailieborough Shamrocks Clubhouse at St. Annes Park.

All donations of baked goods welcome and can be dropped off on the day.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: We are thrilled to announce that Abaana’s New Life Choir will be travelling all the way from Uganda to perform for us on Monday 18th  March. Make sure to keep this night free and invite your friends and family as it is sure to be an incredible night.

 Disco: A Juvenile Valentine’s Disco will take place on this Friday 16th  February in St Anne’s Park at 8pm. All chilren from second class to sixth class are invited to attend.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group:

Next social meeting is on Tuesday, February 27th in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Volunteers Needed: Calling new volunteers to help out this year for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Please contact any committee member for further details.

All floats welcome.  Vintage cars, bikes and tractors. Comedy floats, Sports clubs and

all Business floats.

Entry of floats is free of charge

Great chance to promote your business club etc.

Prizes for best float, best comedy also best dressed window in town.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: A big “Thank You ” to Cavan Kayak Run for their generous donation of €1000.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd  Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information, contact: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

Knockbride Bazaar: The Knockbride bazaar takes place in in Tunnyduff Hall on Friday 23rd  February at 8pm. Great selection of prizes and everyone welcome.

 Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls continues on Wednesday’s at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Andrina, daughter Patricia (Daniel), son Kevin, grandchildren Coragh and Sean, brothers Noel (Doris), Sean (Eileen), Aidan and Leonard, sisters Maura, Geraldine (Seamus), Patricia (Vincent), uncle and aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Kevin Fitzpatrick, Coventry U.K and formerly of Latsey, Canningstown, Co. Cavan, who passed away at home in Coventry, on Saturday, 13th  January, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Kevin was predeceased by his father Ben, mother Minnie and brothers Raymond and Bernard.

Kevin’s Funeral Mass took place on Thursday, 8th  February, in St. Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West (Tunnyduff) and afterwards, Kevin’s remains were laid to rest inThe Church of Mary Immaculate Cemetery, Virginia. 

Bridge: Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence, Adult Classes: Improve your strength, fitness, flexability, stamina and agility. Takes place every Friday evening in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8.00pm. All enquiries to 085 127 1979.

Women’s World Day of Prayer: The ‘Women’s World Day of Prayer’ Service will be held in Corglass Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 1st at 8.00pm. Guest speaker will be Jenny Horner. Everyone welcome.

Bailieborough Library: ‘Thank you’ to everyone who attended the January meeting of the Library Book Club. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday,  February 27th  at 6.30pm and new members are always welcome. Copies of February’s read, ‘Antarctica’ by Claire Keegan are available to borrow at the Library desk.

FREE Oral Irish workshop for Leaving Cert students at the Library on Saturday February 17th at 10.30am-12.30pm. Workshop will be facilitated by a qualified L.C Irish teacher!
Ring 042 9665779 to book your place and places are limited!

Craft Group meets every Friday at 10.30am and new members are always welcome

‘Colour of Nature’ Photographic Exhibition featuring images from the local catchment area may be viewed at the Library during Library opening hours.

Killann Community Games: Killann Community Games, covering the towns of Bailieborough and Shercock, are looking for helpers to come on board for this year’s competition. For the past two years we have entered teams in boys/girls Gaelic football, Soccer, Athletics and Swimming. We would like to give our local kids the opportunity to participate in some more of the many activities the Community Games offers, but in order to do so, we need volunteers.

Whether you’re interested in helping to introduce a particular event for our local children or are just curious as to what the community games is all about, you’re very welcome to come along on this Thursday evening, February 15th in the Bailie Hotel at 8.30pm, where any questions will be answered, with absolutely no obligation on anyone. The full list of events can be checked out at: https://www.communitygames.ie/events.html

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the first Wednesday—please note the change of day— of each month from 2pm-4.30pm. No appointment is necessary.

Regretted Death: Irene Shanley (née Millar), formerly of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and Clara, Co. Offaly, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, 30th  January 2024, in the wonderful care of Kew House Care Home, Wimbledon, London.

Irene was predeceased by her beloved Jimmy.  Irene will be deeply missed by Susan, John and Paul, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family, extended family and many friends.

Irene’s Funeral Service and cremation will take place on Monday, 4th  March in North East Surrey Crematorium.

 Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

Bailieborough Red Coss: A huge ‘Thank You’ to Cavan Kayak-Run Club for their donation to the Bailieborough Red Cross.  The funds were raised in the Post Christmas Run /Walk. The other recipients were the Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Fund. Thanks again.

Deepest Sympathy: Eileen Cantillon,( nee Murray), Killahan, Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry and formerly of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, passed away peacefully, following a short illness on Thursday, 8th February 2024, in the exceptional care of the Palliative Care Team, University Hospital, Kerry surrounded by her loving family in her 89th  year.

Eileen was predeceased by her brother Pat and her sister Alice.

Eileen will be sadly missed and forever loved by her devoted husband Richard, son Bernard, daughter Julie (Uí Chonghaile), daughter- in- law Sheila, son- in- law Traolach and her adored grandchildren, Caoimhe, Emma, Sadhbh, David, Aisling, Éabha and Niamh, brother John, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Requiem Mass was celebrated for Eileen, on Monday morning, February 12th in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney followed by burial in Kyrie Eleison Cemetery, Abbeydorney.

Celebrating ‘Ireland Reads Day’ 2024 : The Library will host a FREE ‘Mindfulness’ Story time and Art workshop for children aged 8-12 years on Saturday February 24 from 10.30am-12.30pm. Booking essential at 042 9665779

Next library Reading Group meeting on Tuesday, February 27th  at 6.30pm. New members are always welcome!

 St. Vincent De Paul: To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club: Hurling News 12th  February 2024

Senior; NHL Division 3A, Cavan 3-19 Louth 1-19.

An excellent result and another very entertaining encounter in Kingspan Breffni on Saturday last.

Again East Cavan Gaels men to the fore, Liam O’Brien with 1-10, Nicky Kenny with 1-2, Jack Barry linking well and Rory Farell and Jack McGuinness, the latter making his competitive intercounty debut enlightened with a last minute point to help secure the result, introduced midway through the second half.

A first win at this level in well over a generation shows the improvement in Cavans overall performances while keeping the scoreboard ticking over.

Well done to all.

Jack McGuinness; Another proud day for the club. Following James Tully’s debut last week it was the turn this week of Jack McGuinness to make his Senior intercounty competitive debut on Saturday v Louth when introduced in the second half, with his club colleague Rory Farrell. And to top it off he hit the final point of the day to help secure the points.

Another of our East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club production line having joined us, with his brother Kyle, as a five year old in 2009. Playing all age grades with club and county, Saturday capped an impressive journey for a fine young man with a big future in the game. Mam and Dad, Maureen and Galwayman Cyril are rightly delighted with their boys achievements on the hurling fields.

Congratulations Jack and well done!

Cavan U20s; A good workout for this squad, with ECG men in tow on Sunday in defeat to Donegal. These lads are learning all the time with some banging on the door of the Senior squad. Next up is the visit of Tyrone next weekend.

After school hurling; A very positive return with the three venues and the welcome return to Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall. Just Mullagh and Shercock this week due to the mid term break.

U8/10/12/14/16/18;

The week ahead: Wednesday; After school hurling Shercock. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm, 4th-6th class 4.30pm.

Thursday; After school hurling Mullagh. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm, 4th-6th class 4.30pm.

Friday; No after school in Bailieborough as hall closed this week.

Sunday;.Cavan U20s v Tyrone

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

The Balanced Sole

Bailieborough News. January 22nd 2024. Matthew J. Cullen

LOCAL ARTIST EXHIBITION:  

Congratulations to Matthew Farrelly on launching his first Art Exhibition in Bailieborough Courthouse last weekend.

Matthew Farrelly struggles with his mental health and he uses art to help him overcome his difficulties and is making good progress.

The drop-in community centre at Beckscourt Centre,  Bailieborough and local Bailieborough Men’s Shed have been a great support to Matthew, encouraging him to continue painting.

Some of Matthew’s paintings are on sale, the exhibition is free and will be open to the public for a couple of weeks. Well worth a visit !

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: Any players interested in playing Camogie with a Bailieborough Shamrocks Senior Team in 2024 please contact Declan on 086 8342682.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group:

Next social meeting is on Tuesday next, 30th  January in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

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: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls continues on Wednesday’s at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

All players, current and new, are more than welcome to come down and train, with the possibility of having 2 teams if numbers are strong this season.

If you couldn’t make the registration night and if you have any queries contact the coach: Andy Maguire – 086 661 9010.

St. Felim’s. N.S., (The Vale)  invites applications for admission to Junior Infants for  2024/2025.  A copy of the school’s Admission Policy, Annual Admission Notice, including details on how to make an application, are available at : http://www.thevalens.com/index.php/admissions or by contacting the school at : office@thevalens.com or by calling 042 9665605. The school will cease accepting applications on Friday next, January 26th, 2024.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Karen, sons Aaron and Thomas, daughter Abigail, loving mother Noreen and father Sean, brother Keith, sister Nicole, grandparents May and Mickey, mother and father in law Joan and Con Doherty, (Rathmore, Kerry), brothers in law Padraig, Damien and Evan, sister in law Grace, nieces Katie and Freya, nephews Barry and John, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and a large circle of friends on the death of Sean Farrelly (aged 41), Silverlawns, Navan, Co. Meath and formerly Galbolie, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away following a tragic accident.

Sean was predeceased by his grandparents Michael and Margaret O’Reilly, and his uncle Jim.

Sean’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Mary’s Church, Fair Green, Navan on Saturday, January 20th 2024 and afterwards, Sean’s remains were laid to rest in St. Finian’s Cemetery, Old Athboy Road, Navan.  

Bridge: Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence, Adult Classes: Improve your strength, fitness, flexability, stamina and agility. Takes place every Friday evening in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8.00pm. All enquiries to 085 127 1979.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Paul, son Daryl, father P.J., daughter-in-law Yurie, sisters Geraldine, Linda, Irene, Suzanne, Joanne, and Maria, brothers Tommy, Mark, Shane, James and Gavin, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and wide circle of friends on the death of Patricia Cole (née McCluskey), Cloverhill and formerly Drumbannon, Bailieborough Co. Cavan, who passed away on Saturday, 13th  January 2024 peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Patricia was predeceased by her mother Patsy.

Patricia’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Wednesday, January 17th and afterwards, Patricia’s remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery. 

Bailieborough Library:Three FREE workshops with esteemed poet, Noel Monahan exploring ‘The Landscape About Knockbride’ will take place at the Library on Saturday Feb 17th, 24th and March 2nd  from 2.30pm-3.30pm. The Poetry Workshop’s objective will be to publish the work of the participants later in the year! Places are strictly limited. Booking essential through 042 – 9665779 or email alovett@cavancoco.ie

Craft Group takes place at the Library every Friday from 10.30am-12.30pm. New members are always welcome!

Chess Club takes place at the Library on Friday’s from 4.15pm-5.15pm for all children aged 7 to teens. Ring Daniel 087 9271883 for details!

 Bailieborough Library Book Club next meeting on Tuesday January 30th 2024 from 6.30pm-7.30pm. Book to be discussed is ‘Old God’s Time’ by Sebastain Barry and copies are still available at the Library Desk. New members are always welcome and participation is FREE

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the first Wednesday—please note the change of day— of each month from 2pm-4.30pm. No appointment is necessary.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

St. Vincent De Paul: Due to your generosity, the Conference in Bailieborough has been in a position to provide assistance as follows in 2023, Food/Food Vouchers €27,019.25, Fuel €8,438.76, Family Support €4,218.64 and Education Support €13, 620.09. Sincere thanks to all our donors for their contributions and support during 2023.

To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club: Hurling News 22nd January 2024

Senior;The lads had a good night at the medal presentation on Friday night in Nixys. Congratulations to Canice Maher on his selection as club Player of the Year.

U17/15/13/11/9/7; Some of our lads are with county U17 and U20 squads training already while the county U15s will start on the Bank Holiday Monday 5th  February. Club activity will resume from that week also. New players are always welcome for all out age grades. Membership details for 2024 next week.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.