Bailieborough News. January 15th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen

Bailieborough Courthouse: Bailieborough Courthouse is delighted to host an exhibition of local artist Matthew Farrelly. Opening day Saturday 20th  of January from 2 pm. All welcome!!!

Bailieborough Christmas Day Swim Committee:

We would just like to remind people to return their cards and sponsorship to Brendan 087 275 8890, Mary 086 0688 714, any Cavan MS committee member or leave at Bailieborough Leisure Centre reception for collection.

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: The Group resumed yesterday, Tuesday, January 16th in the Courthouse, Bailieborough. If conditions were tricky underfoot on Tuesday, then the Group will be postponed until Tuesday, 23rd January. Come along and enjoy a get-together in a warm, friendly enviroment. We love to see new faces.

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.

Outdoor Classroom’: An ‘Outdoor Classroom’ has been created on Parish land at the Town Lake. This will highlight the biodiversity in this wetland area.This work has been carried out by the Parish Green Group with the support of a grant from Co. Cavan Municipal Council. The area is located on the Chapel Road carpark side and close to the boat slipway. 

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, January 26th, 2024.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to loving wife Maeve, daughters Rosemarie and Pauline, son-in-law Pela, grandchildren Elena and Ivan, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, extended family and friends on the death of Thomas (Tommie) Clarke, Maio, Tierworker, Kells, Co Meath/ Tierworker, Cavan, who passed away peacefully on Friday, 12th  January 2024, surrounded by his family, at Cavan General Hospital.

Tommie was predeceased by his parents Owen and Lucy.

Tommie’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Mary’s Church, Newcastle on Tuesday, January 16th and afterwards, Tommie’s remains, were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Bailieborough.

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. Adult classes resume on Friday, January 19th at 8.00pm. All enquiries to 085 127 1979.

Ballinamoney Parents Association: ‘Thank You’:  Christmas Tractor Run on Sunday, December 10th 2023. We raised in excess of €5,000, which will enable us to support the school in providing items, that are not ordinarily funded by the Department of Education. We would like to extend a very big ‘Thank You’ to the businesses who donated spot prizes and sponsorship to the event. Our thanks also to those who took part in the run and to all who supported the event. It would not have been the success it was without you and our businesses. Please continue to shop local and support local businesses, who are central to supporting community events like ours. 

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:

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 15th January 2024

Happy new year to one and all!

Senior; We will have a medal presentation and appreciation night to acknowledge the fine achievements of winning the Cavan league two years in a row in Nixys, The Square Bar in Bailieborough this coming Friday 19th  January from 8pm with music by Shane McCluskey. We invite all to celebrate this fantastic achievement by manager Adam Baldwin and the entire squad.

Half a dozen of our club men are with the county Senior squad as they prepare for life in Division 3A for 2024 after their successful season in 2023. The first game comes up in a fortnight with a trip to Sligo. Best wishes to them for the new season.

U17/15/13/11/9/7;

County training for U17 began on Monday 15th from 6.45-8pm at Kingspan Breffni 3G. New players are always welcome. The county U20 squad, under the tutelage of our own Pat O’Flaherty and Cootehills Michael Boyle have begun preparations for the 2024 season.

All other club age grades will return to training from early February. Watch this space…….

The week ahead;

Monday’s; County U17 trials/training 6.45pm, KB3G.

Friday; Senior medal presentation, Nixys 8pm.

Club contacts;

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

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

Bailieborough News. December 4th 2023. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Red Cross: A CFR training session will take place on Thursday, 7th  December at 7.15 at the Bailie Hotel, to train up staff from local businesses, who have donated money to the fund on how to preform CPR and use the Defibrillator in the event of a cardiac arrest. Donations are still welcome from businesses in the town. Contact Julie on 086 8968928 or by email. treasurer.cavan@irishredcross.com to book a session.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Bailieborough Heritage Society will launch it’s website in Bailieborough Library on Thursday 7th December at 3 pm, all welcome. Refreshments served. Special thanks to the Community and Enterprise Department of Cavan County Council for financial assistance with this project.

Christmas Lights: A huge ‘Thank You’ to all the volunteers, who took part in putting up the Christmas lights, and those who helped make Santa’s grotto happen.Thank you to all the school children for their lovely decorations.Thank you to Santa and his amazing elves!!! and also thanks to the many people who were at the Market Square for the turning on, of the Christmas Lights.

Thanks to the following for their help and input: Bailieborough Creative Hub,

Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA, The Anglo-Celt, This is Cavan, What’s on in Bailieborough?, Bailieborough Community School and Bailieborough Courthouse.

Coffee Morning: History Talk: A ‘Coffee Morning, History Talk’ about the history of Bailieborough Town ‘From the Iron Age to the Free State’ will take place in Bailieborough Courthouse on Friday, December 8th at 10.30am. The talk will be given by local historian, John Brady. Admission is €5 per person and €2 for seniors. For more information contact: john@bailieborough.com, or call 042 9666520. Everybody welcome.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Christmas Programme: There’s something for everyone this Christmas at the Bailieborough Group of Parishes. A warm welcome to all.

Saturday, 9th December: 11:30am in Bailieborough -‘A Quiet Christmas’.This is a quiet service, in preparation for the Christmas celebrations, that gives space for reflection, prayer and healing for those grieving or otherwise saddened at Christmas time. It is of course open to anyone who wants quiet prayer and worship at Christmas.

4-6pm in Bailieborough Hall –‘Messy Church’.

Sunday 17th December: 10:30am in Knockbride ‘Carols for All’.

1:30pm in Mullagh ‘Carols for All’.

7pm in Bailieborough ‘Traditional Carols’ – A united carol service for the whole community.

Saturday 24th December – Christmas Eve

7pm, Mullagh- Holy Communion.

8:40pm Shercock – Holy Communion.

Sunday 25th December – Christmas Day: 10:00am ,Bailieborough – Holy Communion,11:30am, Knockbride – Holy Communion.

Sunday 31st December 2023: United New Year’s Eve Service in Bailieborough Church at 10:45am.  No other services in the group.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd presents ‘A Christmas Reflection’ on this Friday, December 8th at 8.30pm at the old Post Office on Main Street. Everyone welcome.

A big “Thank you ” to Bailieborough Marathon Runners who raised €3015.

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.

Bridge Results: Tuesday, November 28th: The B O’Reilly Cup: First: Olive Kellett.and Rosaleen Keegan.Second: Betty Olwell and Noreen Maguire. Third:  Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly. Best Gross. Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly. Congrats to Everyone.

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

Christmas Day Swim: This year is the 30th year of the Christmas Day Swim in Bailieborough.  Sponsorship Cards are available from reception in Bailieborough Leisure Centre or by calling Brendan on 087 275 8890,  Mary on 086 068 8714 or any MS Cavan committee member. The swim starts at 12.30 pm, sharp at the Town Lake, Cavan Rd side. Everyone very welcome.

Christmas Tractor Run: Ballinamoney Parents Association are having a Christmas Lights Tractor Run on Sunday next, 10th  December. Join us for an afternoon of tractors and treats! All to raise funds for our school activities and hopefully a new PA system.

Registration is in St Mary’s Hall, Tierworker from 11.30am with the Run to kick off from 12.30pm.

Refreshments and Raffle on the day.

All Vintage Vehicles welcome,  why not go along and give them your support !!

Bailieborough Library: Christmas colouring competition closes on Saturday, December 16th . Entries 8-12 years and 4-7 years. Six lovely Christmas selection boxes up for grabs. Pick up an entry at the Library desk.

Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) FREE drop in information session on education and careers at the Library on Wednesday, December 6th from 2pm-4.30pm.

Chair aerobics at Library on Thursday, December 7th from11am-12.30pm. €15 includes cup of tea/coffee and a chat.

Library Craft Group every Friday at 10.30am -12.30pm. New members always welcome.

Chess Club starting in the Library on Friday, January 12th, 2024 from 4.15pm-5.15pm for children aged 7+. All enquiries to Daniel at 087 9271883.

Booking essential and places are limited – ring 042 9665779.

Library Craft Group every Friday at 10.30am-12.30pm. Enjoy a chat and a cuppa whilst sharing ideas. All Welcome!

Bailieborough Community: ‘Turkey Walk: The Bailieborough Community ‘Turkey Walk’ in aid of SOSAD, Cavan and Parkinsons, Cavan’ . Easy and long routes to suit all,  will take place on Tuesday, December 26th, at the BDA Centre, Shercock Road at 11.00am. Wear suitable footwear and donations voluntary. All 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 first Wednesday—please note the change of day— of each month from 2pm-4.30pm. The advisors will be present on Wednesday, December 6th.  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.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.:

Please remember that the Shamrocks Bingo takes place in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online every Tuesday at 8.00pm. Great prizes to be won!

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 December 2023

Senior; Seniors preparing for Cavan league final v Cootehill which will be on Saturday next 9th December at 2pm with venue tbc.

U17/15/13/11/9/7;

Most of all our lads work is now complete bar the U11/13/15s at county training in Kingspan Breffni with the final U11/13 this coming Tuesday at 6.30 and the U15s have a final game v Fermanagh in Kingspan Breffni 3G on the 15th.

After school hurling; The after school hurling programme is complete for this term and should return on the first week of February 2024. Well done to all who attended, especially those who are new to the game.

Table Quiz; A great night was had on Friday at our Annual Table Quiz held again as usual by our gracious hosts at Nixys, The Square Bar Bailieborough.

Once again Mark and Caroline Argue set a real test and the grey matter was put to a real test resulting in a tie with a playoff round to decide the eventual winners who were; 1st: Oliver Tierney, Gerry Heery, Tony Carolan and Billy Thompson.

2nd: Tosh McEntee, Jason Forde, Clodagh McEntee and Caelinn McEntee.

3rd: Maria Barry, Mattie O’Brien, Des Gargan and Anthony Barry.

Again we give most gracious thanks to those who sponsored rounds and to donate spot prizes on the night;

PLEASE SUPPORT THOSE WHO SUPPORT US!

Round Sponsors: McGuirk Engineering, The Square Bar – Nixy’s, Kenny Daly, Eastern Electrical – Enda Sheridan, McBreen Environmental, Traynor Environmental,

Urcher Garden Centre, The Lemon Tree, Clarkes Hardware, O’Reilly Bros, C Mac – Matthew Cahill, SPSS – Declan Cahill, Carolan Murphy, The Bridge Bar – Adrain,

Shane Walsh SWMS, Kieran Rogers Joinery, Suretank Dave Higgins, Rev Kelly Hunter, Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA, Cllr Paddy McDonald, O’ Gormans SuperValu Kingscourt, Hamper 1st  prize in Raffle. Harris’ SuperValu Bailieborough.

Spot prizes: Bailie Stores, Nomad Coffee, Tesco, Bailieborough, Catriona Ward,

Maguires Butchers Kingscourt, PJ and Fiona Barry, Kelly Hunter, Pat Ericsson

Ann and Tommy Brady, Kathryn O Flynn/ Anthony Barry.

Thanks to everyone who came out again in such good numbers to support the work of local hurling development.

The week ahead;

Saturday; Cavan SHL final East Cavan Gaels v Cootehill, 2pm venue tbc.

Club contacts;

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

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

Bailieborough News. November 13th 2023. Matthew J. Cullen.

Congratulations and Well Done: Congratulations to all the Branch members of the Bailieborough Red Cross on winning this year’s ‘Branch of the Year Award’ at the National Awards ceremony, held in Croke Park on Saturday last, November 11th.

And also Congratulations to Emily O Halloran on winning this year’s over all award, of ‘Volunteer of the Year’. Well done to everybody for having such a terrific organisation in our community.

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.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd presents ‘A Christmas Reflection’ on Friday, December 8th at 8.30pm at the old Post Office on Main Street. Everyone welcome.

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.

Bridge Results: Tuesday, October 31st  2023– 1st : Mary Cronin and Rena Coleman. 2nd : Kathleen Mcardle and Mary Lynch. 3Rd : Olive Kellett and Rosaleen Keegan. Best Gross: Olive Kellett and Rosaleen Keegan.

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

Parish Meeting: The Bishop has asked Parishes to hold a Public Parish meeting to discuss the issues raised in his recent Pastoral letter. The letter can be read on www.kilmorediocese.ie if you have not seen it. The Parish Pastoral Council have decided to hold two meetings in each side of the Parish at the following times: Bailieborough: Monday next, November 20th at 8.00pm in the Bailie Hotel and Shercock/Killann: Thursday, November 23rd at 8.00pm in St. Patrick’s Hall, Shercock. Each meeting will last for an hour and a half.

Mass Count: The Pastoral Council will do a ‘Head Count’ of Mass attendance in all the Churches in the Parish on the weekend of 25/26 November. Another count will be held in the New Year. Tis is to assess Mass attendance in each Church.

Indoor Bowling: Indoor Bowling continues in the Community Centre, Bailieborough on Wednesday evenings at 8.00pm. New members welcome and free tuition for beginners will be provided.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to family Robert (Kathleen), Evelyn (John), Yvonne and Douglas on the death of William (Willie) Smyth

Lisball, Bailieborough, Cavan, who passed away Peacefully, in his 100th  year, surrounded by his family, at Fairlawns Nursing Home, Bailieborough, on Monday, November 6th 2023.
Willie is survived by his family and grandchildren Sophia, Pamela, Rachael, Ann-Marie, Andrew, Robert, Niall and his great grandchildren Chloe and Conor. Sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Willie was predeceased by his wife Ina May (nee Fitzgerald), his son-in-law Tom, his brother Robbie and sister Margaret.

Willie’s Funeral Service took place on Wednesday, 8th  November, in Bailieborough Parish Church and afterwards, Willie’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard.

‘Seconds Nature’: ‘Seconds Nature’ is the title of the first solo exhibition of wildlife photography by local photographer, Colette Gemmill. The exhibition will be hosted by Bailieborough Hub and the opening night will take place in Bailieborough Courthouse on Saturday next, November 18th at 7.00pm. All welcome.

Water Mains Flushing: The Dhuish Group Water Scheme are flushing the lines over a two week period starting from Monday next, 20th November. Any queries contact 087 6293035

Bailieborough Library: In November the Bailieborough Reading Group will be reading ‘The Searcher’ by Tana French. Copies of the book are available in the Library and the next meeting of the Book Club will take place in the Library on Tuesday, November 28th at 6.30pm.

Library Craft Group every Friday at 10.30am-12.30pm. Enjoy a chat and a cuppa whilst sharing ideas. All Welcome!

Donations to local groups and orginations:Following the completion of the Halloween ‘Scary Walk’ and related activities, the organisers were able to make the following donations, to local Community groups: they donated €500 to each of these groups: Bailieborough Tidy Towns, Bailieborough Men’s Shed, Bailieborough Creative Hub, Bailieborough Swimming area at the Town Lake and the Transition year students at Bailieborough Community School. The remainder of the funds raised will go towards the Bailieborough Christmas Lights.  A huge ‘Thank You’ to everyone who helped out in any way.

Bailieborough Craft Group: The Group meets every Friday from 10am-12.30pm in the Library and new members are always welcome regardless of talents or skills.

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. The advisors will be present on Wednesday, December 6th.  No appointment is necessary.

Link Credit Union: Scholarship Fund: Link Credit Union Ltd have launched their Scholarship Grant Scheme (worth €1,000) which is open to all student members who are currently in 3rd Level education. Application forms are available in Kingscourt, Bailieborough and Cootehill offices or can be downloaded through the website www.linkcu.ie. For further information please contact 042-9675000.

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.

East Cavan Swim Club: Calling all parents / guardians to join us at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 23rd  November at 8.00pm, in the Hotel Bailie.

Our club is going from strength to strength every year , we are delighted to welcome many new members in recent years- please come and hear how your club works including the Head Coach report and the year reports of the voluntary committee.

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.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: The ‘Shamrocks are holding a ‘Country Night and Disco’ in the Clubhouse in St. Anne’s Park on Friday, November 24th. Music on the night will be provided by, Kelan Browne and D.J. Gareth Mulhall and the event will commence at 9.30pm. All welcome.

On Sunday next, November 19th  there will be a Juvenile Quiz in the Clubhouse at 3pm. This quiz will cater for 10 – 16 year olds with 2 categories. 10-13 yr olds and 13-16 yr olds. This promises to be great fun for all ! Prizes on the day !!! All welcome.

Please remember that the Shamrocks Bingo takes place in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online every Tuesday at 8.00pm. Great prizes to be won!

Walk, Jog or Run:   Now that the evenings are getting short again we will be starting back,  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 13th November 2023

Senior, U17/15/13/11/9/7; Seniors preparing for Cavan league final which will likely be in two weeks time.

The U17s will train with the Seniors for the remainder of the season.

The U15s will train on alternate Tuesdays with Cavan GAA coaches on the 3G at Kingspan Breffni and train with us on the alternate Mondays.

U11/13s will train at Kingspan Breffni Tuesday next week.

Under 7 and Under 9s are now in the new after school programme.

Inter county CCC proposal; We are both disappointed and concerned at proposals from National GAA in conjunction with local units, to consider the removal of County sides from NHL from 2025. As we are from the county that had no county team for many years due to a lack of both foresight and development we are keenly aware of the damage that a proposal like this will have on hurling development going forward and we hope that common sense will prevail and hurling will get the respect it deserves.

After school hurling;

After school hurling continues in Mullagh on Thursdays and Shercock on Fridays. Club U7/9/12 training will return indoors from Saturday in Killinkere.

Table Quiz; Save the date. Friday 1st December in The Square Bar, Bailieborough. This is always a good social occasion as well as a good fundraiser for the club. All support is much appreciated.

The week ahead;

Thursday; After school hurling Mullagh. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm.

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

Saturday; Indoor club training Killinkere. U7 1pm. U9 2pm. U12 3pm.

Club contacts;

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

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

Bailieborough News. November 6th 2023. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Model School: Air Fryer Cookery Demo:

Air Fryer Cookery Demo being held on this Friday, November 10th in Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA clubhouse (A82W654) at 8pm by Bailieborough Model School Parents Association.

Come and see some quick and healthy family friendly recipes, cooked on the night, sample the food and a raffle on the night to win an airfryer and other spot prizes.

Admission €10 on the door.

A great night to be had. Tea,Coffee and light refreshments served on the night. All welcome.

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.

Social Day Centre: The next get-together of the Bailieborough Social Day Centre will take place on Wednesday, November 8th at 3.00pm, the Hotel Bailie.  All welcome.

November Remembrance: Mass to remember parishioners, who have passed away since last November will be held on Saturday, November 11th at 7.00pm, in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough. Please let concerned families know.

Bridge Results: Tuesday, October 24th 2023: 1st ,Mary Cronin.and Rena Cronin. 2nd  Kathleen Mcardle.and Mary Lynch. 3rd  Rosaleen Mackey and Kathy O’Sullivan, 4th  Colette Gavin and Brendan Gavin. Best Gross: Rosaleen Mackey and Kathy O’Sullivan. Congrats and well played everyone.

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

Indoor Bowling: Indoor Bowling continues in the Community Centre, Bailieborough on Wednesday evenings at 8.00pm. New members welcome and free tuition for beginners will be provided.

‘Seconds Nature’: ‘Seconds Nature’ is the title of the first solo exhibition of wildlife photography by local photographer, Colette Gemmill. The exhibition will be hosted by Bailieborough Hub and the opening night will take place in Bailieborough Courthouse on Saturday, November 18th at 7.00pm. All welcome.

Bailieborough Library: In November the Bailieborough Reading Group will be reading ‘The Searcher’ by Tana French. Copies of the book are available in the Library and the next meeting of the Book Club will take place in the Library on Tuesday, November 28th at 6.30pm.

Library Craft Group every Friday at 10.30am-12.30pm. Enjoy a chat and a cuppa whilst sharing ideas. All Welcome!

Halloween ‘Scary Night’: Huge ‘Thank You’ to the over 800 people who walked our ‘Scary Walk’ on last Monday night, October 30th.  Well done to everyone for your time in the setting up of the event. Thanks to main sponsor,  Link Credit Union, Bailieborough also The Pigs Tale for hot tea, coffee and treats and DJ Garreth and winners of fancy dress . Winners from last Monday night’s ‘Scary Walk’ event draw were: Yvonne Clarke- Tina’s beauty gift,  Stuart Clarke-Bailieboro Leisure Centre gym and swim voucher,  Sinead Farrell-Angies hair voucher,  Anna O’Driscoll-Bailie Stores doll, Joseph Johnson-Bailie Stores dinosaur,  Ollie O’Reilly- Market Stall colouring book and twistables, Freya Liggan- Market Stall colouring book and twistables and Martin Brady -John Finnegan Drapers thermal socks. Again many, many thanks to you all for braving the terrible weather and for making the event such a great success.

Bailieborough Craft Group: The Group meets every Friday from 10am-12.30pm in the Library and new members are always welcome regardless of talents or skills.

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. The advisors will be present on Wednesday, December 6th.  No appointment is necessary.

Link Credit Union: Scholarship Fund: Link Credit Union Ltd have launched their Scholarship Grant Scheme (worth €1,000) which is open to all student members who are currently in 3rd Level education. Application forms are available in Kingscourt, Bailieborough and Cootehill offices or can be downloaded through the website www.linkcu.ie. For further information please contact 042-9675000.

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.

East Cavan Swim Club: Calling all parents / guardians to join us at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 23rd  November at 8.00pm, in the Hotel Bailie.

   

Our club is going from strength to strength every year , we are delighted to welcome many new members in recent years- please come and hear how your club works including the Head Coach report and the year reports of the voluntary committee.

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.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: The ‘Shamrocks are holding a ‘Country Night and Disco’ in the Clubhouse in St. Anne’s Park on Friday, November 24th. Music on the night will be provided by, Kelan Browne and D.J. Gareth Mulhall and the event will commence at 9.30pm. All welcome.

Also congratulations and well done to the Shamrocks, Under 14  Camogie team and their management on a comprehensive win in the Division  1 Final—held in Knockbride on Sunday last—when they defeated Drumgoon by 4—9 to 1—2. 

Please remember that the Shamrocks Bingo takes place in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online every Tuesday at 8.00pm. Great prizes to be won!

Christmas Shoebox Appeal: “Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal has started. Crèches, schools, businesses or individuals can order leaflets and other resources online at www.teamhope.ie
Closing date is Friday, 10th  November. For shoebox collections, contact local coordinators Hazel on 0879903520 or Edna 087630020.

Walk, Jog or Run:   Now that the evenings are getting short again we will be starting back,  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 –

Table Quiz; The East Cavan Gaels Annual ‘Table Quiz’ takes place on Friday 1st December in The Square Bar, Bailieborough. This is always a good social occasion as well as a good fundraiser for the club. All support is much appreciated.

Club contacts;

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

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

Bailieborough News. October 30th 2023. Matthew J. Cullen.

Parish Cemetries: The Parish committees have been looking at our cemeteries over the last while and in the coming weeks, signage will be erected in the cemeteries in Bailieborough and Shercock, outlining the regulations to be abided by in our Parish cemeteries. In St. Anne’s Cemetery, Bailieborough, visitors are asked to park in the car park and walk to your family grave. This should be possible for the majority of people. If that is not possible, enter by the left hand path and continue one-way and depart by the other side. Do not turn back and attempt to return the same way. Never park on a grave or park in such a way, that others have difficulty in passing-by.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to loving family, Albert (Sandra), Isobel (James), Ivor (Ada), Raymond (Mary), Kenneth (Rachael), Barbara (Enda), sister Lily, grandchildren and great grandchildren, sister-in-law Gretta, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends on the passing of Bella Pringle (née Rountree), Institute Road, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away on Monday, the 23rd  October 2023,  peacefully at her residence. Bella was predeceased by her husband Hammie.

Bella’s Funeral Service took place in Bailieborough Parish Church on Wednesday, October 25th with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.

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.

November Remembrance: Mass to remember parishioners, who have passed away since last November will be held on Saturday, November 11th at 7.00pm, in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough. Please let concerned families know.

Bridge Results: Tuesday, 17th October, Great competitive night with a seven table competition played and the winners were—–1st Patty Clarke  and Rose Brennan, 2nd Kathleen McArdle and Mary Lynch.  3rd Mary Cronin and Rena Coleman.

Results :10th October are (Choose night} 1st Rosaleen Mackey and Una Stafford, 2nd Olive Kellet and Colette Gavin. 3rd Mary Cronin and Margot Carolan.  Congrats and well played to everyone especality to the new members.  Next week is the Halloween Competions.

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

Indoor Bowling: Indoor Bowling continues in the Community Centre, Bailieborough on Wednesday evenings at 8.00pm. New members welcome and free tuition for beginners will be provided.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sons James (JP), Eugene and Anthony, daughters-in-law, sister Agnes, and brothers Jim, Tom, and Owen, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends on the death of Rose Tully (née Reilly) Crosscarn, Mullagh, Co. Cavan and formerly of Finternagh, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at Cavan General Hospital on Saturday, 21st  October 2023.

Rose was predeceased by her husband Oweny, son Tom, brothers Charles and Peter and sister Peggy.

Rose’s Funeral Mass took place on Tuesday morning, October 24th

in St. Mary’s Church, Cross followed by burial in St. Kilian’s Cemetery, Mullagh.

Bailieborough Model School: Air Fryer Cookery Demo:

Air Fryer Cookery Demo being held on Friday, November 10th in Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA clubhouse (A82W654) at 8pm by Bailieborough Model School Parents Association.

Come and see some quick and healthy family friendly recipes, cooked on the night, sample the food and a raffle on the night to win an airfryer and other spot prizes.

Admission €10 on the door.

A great night to be had. Tea,Coffee and light refreshments served on the night. All welcome.

Bailieborough Library: Library Craft Group every Friday at 10.30am-12.30pm. Enjoy a chat and a cuppa whilst sharing ideas. All Welcome!

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to the family of Susan Finan (nee Mc Entee), who passed away suddenly in her home on Saturday, 21st October 2023 – (Late of Walkinstown, Dublin and formerly of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan).  Beloved wife of Pat and devoted mother of Mary, Jim, Sonny and Martha. Susan will be greatly missed by her loving family, grandchildren Ciara, Ros, Keith, David, Aimee, Emily and Ethan, great-grandchildren Marley Lynn, Alfie, Louis, Billy, Arthur, and Conor, her sisters Kathleen and Lena, brothers Gerard, Eugene and Philip, sons-in-law Gerry and James, daughter-in-law Mandy, brother-in- law Sheamie, sisters- in- law Alice, Birdie and Eileen, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbours.

Susan’s Funeral Mass took place on Thursday, October 26th in The Church of the Holy Spirit, Kimmage Manor,  followed by burial in Kilmashogue Cemetery.

Tractor Run: Tunnyduff Tractor Run will take place on Sunday, November 5th . Registration from 10.30am and the run leaves Tunnyduff Hall at 12 noon sharp. Entry is €20. Tractors, cars, bikes and lorries all welcome. Proceeds in aid of MS Cavan.

Bailieborough Craft Group: The Group meets every Friday from 10am-12.30pm in the Library and new members are always welcome regardless of talents or skills.

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. The advisors will be present on Wednesday, November 1st. No appointment is necessary.

Link Credit Union: Scholarship Fund: Link Credit Union Ltd have launched their Scholarship Grant Scheme (worth €1,000) which is open to all student members who are currently in 3rd Level education. Application forms are available in Kingscourt, Bailieborough and Cootehill offices or can be downloaded through the website www.linkcu.ie. For further information please contact 042-9675000.

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.

East Cavan Swim Club:

   

Calling all parents / guardians to join us at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 23rd  November at 8.00pm, in the Hotel Bailie.

Our club is going from strength to strength every year , we are delighted to welcome many new members in recent years- please come and hear how your club works including the Head Coach report and the year reports of the voluntary committee.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to loving family, Vincent (Patrice), Veronica (Aodhagan), Anthony (Annette), Aiden (Geraldine) and Martin (Rosie), cherished grandchildren Rachel, Conor, Annamae, Hugh, Darren, Kieran, Chloe, Aoife and Darragh, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours, relatives and friends on the death of Mary Clarke (nee Higgins), who passed away peacefully, at her residence, Lakeland, Tunnyduff, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan on Tuesday, 24th October 2023. 

Mary was pre-deceased by her husband John Anthony, brother John and parents Matthew and Mary.

Mary’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West on Thursday, October 26th and afterwards, Mary’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining Cemetery.

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.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: Midterm Disco in St. Anne’s Park  on this Thursday evening, 2nd  November from 7.30pm – 9.30pm for 2nd – 6th Class students. Entry is €5 per Child. All welcome!

Please remember that the Shamrocks Bingo takes place in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online every Tuesday at 8.00pm. Great prizes to be won!

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to loving parents, Charlie and Nancy, sisters Ann and Patricia, brothers Cathal and John Paul, sisters-in-law Susanne and Michelle, nieces and nephews, Joseph, Caitlin, Cathal, Charlie, Niamh, Ella and Sean, extended family, dear friends, especially Liz’s PA and good friend Shelley and her Team on the passing of Liz (Elizabeth) Halton, Johnstown, Navan and formerly of Fertagh, Tierworker, Kells, Co. Meath, who passed away suddenly at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda, on Thursday, 26th  October 2023. 

Liz was predeceased by her sisters, Rosemary and Kathleen and her grandparents.

Liz’s Funeral Mass took place in Newcastle Church on Sunday, October 29th and afterwards, Liz’s remains were laid to rest in Moynalty Cemetery. 

Christmas Shoebox Appeal: “Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal has started. Crèches, schools, businesses or individuals can order leaflets and other resources online at www.teamhope.ie
Closing date is Friday, 10th  November. For shoebox collections, contact local coordinators Hazel on 0879903520 or Edna 087630020.

Walk, Jog or Run:   Now that the evenings are getting short again we will be starting back,  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 –

Table Quiz; The East Cavan Gaels Annual ‘Table Quiz’ takes place on this Friday 1st December in The Square Bar, Bailieborough. This is always a good social occasion as well as a good fundraiser for the club. All support is much appreciated.

Club contacts;

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

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

Bailieborough News. July 24th 2023. Matthew J. Cullen.

Killann Parsih : Wonderful turnout for our Parish Day walk and get-together as we approach the Feast of St Anne, our parish patron. Thanks to the Parish Pastoral Council for their hard work and to John Brady for giving us the history of the Brothers graves and many other snippets as we walked.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sisters Bella Pringle, Bailieborough, Lily Rountree, Kingscourt, sister-in-law Gretta Rountree, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on the death of Robert Rountree, No. 2 Waterfront, Bailieborough, Co Cavan and formerly of Coppanagh, Bailieborough, who passed away on Monday, 17th  July 2023, peacefully, at the Lisdarn Unit for the Elderly, Cavan, surrounded by his loving family.

Robert’s Funeral Service took place in Bailieborough Parish Church on Wednesday, July 20th , with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard. 

Bailieborough Creative Hub: Bailieborough Creative Hub are delighted to announce that we have secured funding through the Creative Cavan Grant Scheme 2023 towards the design and painting of a mural on a premises in Bailieborough. We are now inviting quotations from mural artists to work with our group to design and complete the mural.

This project aims to achieve public art that resonates with the natural environment and local heritage, encouraging linking of history, community and the physical space including elements that are unique to Bailieborough.

We are now inviting mural artists to apply.

If you wish to be considered for this project, can you please forward your expression of interest by email to bailieboroughcreativehub@gmail.com

on or before 5pm, Monday 31st  July.

This project is funded by Creative Ireland and Cavan County Council through Creative Cavan.

Moybologue: The Blessing of the Graves in Moybologue will take place on Sunday, August 6th after 11.15am Mass. Please note, change of Mass time.

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.

Art Exhibition: Bailieborough Library is delighted to host an exhibition of artwork by local man Bobby Coote, star of the production ‘The Man Who Wanted to Fly’. The Exhibition will remain on view until  Friday next, July 28th  during Library opening hours! All are welcome!

Bailieborough Walking Group: 

Wednesday, July 26th : Carrickmacross Greenway: Medium Walk, approx. 1.5hours: Leaving Tesco carpark at 6.40pm. Meeting at the County Council Offices, Riverside Road, Carrickmacross (opposite Aldi ). Walk commences at 7.15pm.

 Wednesday, August 2nd: Lough Curragh Lake: Medium Walk, 1.5 hours approx. Leaving Tesco Carpark at 6.45pm. Walk commences at Lough Curragh Lake at 7.15pm. 12 kms from Bailieborough on the Cavan Road. Carpark on the left, just after the Lake. All welcome.

Blessing of the Graves, 2023: The Blessing of the Graves will take place in St. Annes Cemetery, Bailieborough on Sunday, September 3rd at 12 noon.

The Blessing of the Graves will take place in Killann Old Cemetery on Saturday, August 19th at 7.00pm and the Blessing of the Graves will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Shercock on Sunday, August 20th, immediately after 11.30am, Mass. 

Summer Showcase 2023: Bailieborough Creative Hub are hosting  their annual ‘Summer Showcase’ Art Exhibition in the old Bailieborough Courthouse until Monday, August 7th. Come along and support the artists. Everyone is welcome.

Bailieborough Library: FREE library book bag available at the Library for all children starting school in September 2023.

Fusion Dance School FREE Hip Hop dance workshops  on in the Library on Thursday July 27th  and Friday July 28th  from 2.30pm-3.45pm for children aged 8-12 years. This is part our #summerstar event program. Places will book out very quickly – ring 042 9665779 to book a place.

Mattie’s Fundraiser: Mattie’s Fundraiser In Aid of Cancer Charities.  Join us on Sunday next, 30th  July for a local Cancer Charity Fundraiser in honour of the late, Mattie Cahill.  Taking place at The Royal Breffni, Tierworker, Bailieborough and it will include an easy walk at 11.30am from the Royal Breffni. A ‘Tractor Run’ will also be part of the day, along with an auction , with over 40 lots entered. Later on that evening, ‘Reilly and the Moonrockers’ will entertain those present and there will be an award for the ‘Best Jiving Couple’. Also on the night, there will be a raffle, with loads of great prizes. All 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 first Thursday of each month on Thursday, August 3rd 2023 from 2pm-4.30pm. No appointment is necessary.

FREE study space and WIFI available here for all who are in the middle of studying. Other services for students include printing, photocopying, local history/history resources, reference books, public PCs, staff advice, comfortable warm spaces. All are welcome!

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C: Bailieboro Celtic are hosting a ‘Family Fun Day’ on Sunday, August 6th from 12 noon to 3.00pm at the Vale grounds. Bouncy Castles, 5-a side games, Ducking Chair, Cross Bar Challenge and a BBQ are just some of the events taking place. All welcome.

As the Women’s World Cup kicks off over the coming weeks, and soccer fever sweeps the nation, why not get your daughters out to the Vale, and give them the opportunity to acquire new skills, new friends and new experiences.

Bailieboro Celtic are organising ‘Summer Soccer’ for girls aged 6, 7 and 8 commencing on Thursday, July 27th from 6—7pm at the Vale Grounds. There will be six weekly sessions until the end of August. To register your child, please message the Club’s Facebook page.

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.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.:  

 Please remember that the Shamrocks Bingo takes place in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online every Tuesday at 8.00pm. Great prizes to be won!

Walk, Jog or Run:  Run, Walk or Jog is back for the lovely bright evenings at 8pm at the Chapel car park, Lakeshore, Bailieborough on every Monday and Wednesday. It’s a fun, free activity, all newcomers welcome.  Other activities will be added as the weeks go on, like open water swimming, cycling and kayaking. All welcome. 

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club –   

Club contacts;

7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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

Bailieborough News. July 17th 2023. Matthew J. Cullen.

Break-in at St. Annes: The Gardai in Bailieborough are currently investigating a break- in at St Anne’s Church in the early hours of  Sunday morning, 16th  July. The culprits broke a side window and entered through same. Damage was also caused to the front door. Did you pass this way, the Virginia Road, between 12am and 3am and notice any suspicious activity. If you can help in any way please contact Bailieborough Gardai on 042 9694570. 

Parish Walk and Gathering: Next Sunday, July 23rd; The Parish Pastoral Council has designated Sunday, July 23rd as a Parish Day. People are invited to meet at the Community Centre at 1.30pm to participate in a leisurely 3km Walk from the Community Centre to the Brothers Graves in the wood and back again to the Community Centre for refreshments. Those who can’t participate in the walk are invited to the Community Centre for refreshments, music and chat at 3.00pm. This invitation is open to all age groups and all in our Parish community. Please let people know and reach out the hand of friendship to those who may need transport.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Geraldine, adored sons and daughters, Oisín, Ava, Grace and Fionn, father Pat, mother Rita, sisters Sinead and Grainne, mother and father in law, uncles, aunts, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and large circle of friends on the death of Finbarr Clarke, Crocknahattina, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away on Saturday, 15th  July 2023 peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family. Finbarr was predeceased by his sister Catherine.

Finbarr’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Monday, July 17th, 2023 and afterwards, Finbarr’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.  

Moybologue: The Blessing of the Graves in Moybologue will take place on Sunday, August 6th after 11.15am Mass. Please note, change of Mass time.

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.

Art Exhibition: Bailieborough Library is delighted to host an exhibition of artwork by local man Bobby Coote, star of the production ‘The Man Who Wanted to Fly’. The Exhibition will remain on view until  Friday, July 28th  during Library opening hours! All are welcome!

Bailieborough Walking Group: 

Wednesday, July 19th; Girley Bog: Medium Walk. Approx. 1.5 hours. Leaving Tesco carpark at 6.35pm. Meet at Cloncat Sevice Station, 8.5kms from Kells on the Clonmellon Road N 52 at 7.10pm. Walk commencing at Girley Bog at 7.15pm.

Wednesday, July 26th : Carrickmacross Greenway: Medium Walk, approx. 1.5hours: Leaving Tesco carpark at 6.40pm. Meeting at the County Council Offices, Riverside Road, Carrickmacross (opposite Aldi ). Walk commences at 7.15pm.

 All welcome.

Blessing of the Graves, 2023: The Blessing of the Graves will take place in St. Annes Cemetery, Bailieborough on Sunday, September 3rd at 12 noon.

The Blessing of the Graves will take place in Killann Old Cemetery on Saturday, August 19th at 7.00pm and the Blessing of the Graves will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Shercock on Sunday, August 20th, immediately after 11.30am, Mass.  

Bailieborough Library: FREE library book bag available at the Library for all children starting school in September 2023.

This month, The Bailieborough Library Reading Group is reading ‘Queen Bee’ by Ciara Geraghty.

The next Book Club meeting will take place in the Library on Tuesday next, July 25th at 6.30pm. Everybody is welcome and copies of the book are available in Bailieborough Library.

Fusion Dance School FREE Hip Hop dance workshops  on in the Library on Thursday July 27th  and Friday July 28th  from 2.30pm-3.45pm for children aged 8-12 years. This is part our #summerstar event program. Places will book out very quickly – ring 042 9665779 to book a place.

Mattie’s Fundraiser: Mattie’s Fundraiser In Aid of Cancer Charities.  Join us on Sunday, 30th  July for a local Cancer Charity Fundraiser in honour of the late, Mattie Cahill.  Taking place at The Royal Breffni, Tierworker, Bailieborough and it will include an easy walk at 11.30am from the Royal Breffni. A ‘Tractor Run’ will also be part of the day, along with an auction , with over 40 lots entered. Later on that evening, ‘Reilly and the Moonrockers’ will entertain those present and there will be an award for the ‘Best Jiving Couple’. Also on the night, there will be a raffle, with loads of great prizes. All welcome.

Killann Community Games: Congratulations and Well Done to the Killann Under 14 Girls GAA side who beat Carrickmacross in the Ulster Final held in the Peace Link Park in Clones on Sunday morning last. The girls played very well and ended up being comfortable winners.

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 Thursday of each month on Thursday, August 3rd 2023 from 2pm-4.30pm. No appointment is necessary.

FREE study space and WIFI available here for all who are in the middle of studying. Other services for students include printing, photocopying, local history/history resources, reference books, public PCs, staff advice, comfortable warm spaces. All are welcome!

Thank You: A big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who participated in the annual ‘Moonwalk’ 5K at Lough An Leagh, last month. The event raised €2,100 for local charities in Bailieborough and Kingscourt. Special thanks to the volunteers, who helped out on the evening and the ICA bakers!

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C: Bailieboro Celtic are hosting a ‘Family Fun Day’ on Sunday, August 6th from 12 noon to 3.00pm at the Vale grounds. Bouncy Castles, 5-a side games, Ducking Chair, Cross Bar Challenge and a BBQ are just some of the events taking place. All welcome.

As the Women’s World Cup kicks off over the coming weeks, and soccer fever sweeps the nation, why not get your daughters out to the Vale, and give them the opportunity to acquire new skills, new friends and new experiences.

Bailieboro Celtic are organising ‘Summer Soccer’ for girls aged 6, 7 and 8 commencing on Thursday, July 27th from 6—7pm at the Vale Grounds. There will be six weekly sessions until the end of August. To register your child, please message the Club’s Facebook page.

Lakelands Taekwondo: Summer Inclusion Camp: Taking place from Tuesday, July 25th to Thursday, July 27th from 10am to 12 noon, daily in St. Annes Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough, for Children with Additional Needs, aged between, 5 and 16 years of age. Please contact us on 085 1271979 for further information.  Limited places available.

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.

Bailieborough Red Cross: Please support Bailieborough Red Cross.

We have been selected as one of the Charities in the Tesco Store.

We are currently fund raising to buy 2 new defibrillators to replace the current defibrillators at Day Break and The Carry Out.

Please support this Tesco Token Collection.

Ten years ago, Bailieborough Red Cross supplied two public access defibrillators and heated wall mounted cases. As these machines are now at the end of their useful lives and spares and servicing are no longer available, they need to be replaced. The Tesco Community Funds will help add to our fundraising efforts.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.:  

 Please remember that the Shamrocks Bingo takes place in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online every Tuesday at 8.00pm. Great prizes to be won!

Walk, Jog or Run:  Run, Walk or Jog is back for the lovely bright evenings at 8pm at the Chapel car park, Lakeshore, Bailieborough on every Monday and Wednesday. It’s a fun, free activity, all newcomers welcome.  Other activities will be added as the weeks go on, like open water swimming, cycling and kayaking. All welcome. 

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club –   

Club contacts;

7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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

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The death has occurred of Robert Rountree No. 2 Waterfront, Bailieborough, Cavan

Robert Rountree, No. 2 Waterfront, Bailieborough, Co Cavan and formerly of Coppanagh, Bailieborough, died on the 17th July 2023, peacefully, at Lisdarn Unit for the Elderly, Cavan, surrounded by his loving family.  Deeply regretted by his sisters Bella Pringle, Bailieborough, Lily Rountree, Kingscourt, sister-in-law Gretta Rountree, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.