Bailieborough News February 12th 2015

Bailieborough News. February 12th 2015. Matthew J. Cullen.


Great news for the town on the Jobs Front:

Lakeland Dairies is to create 81 jobs over five years at its new processing facilities in Bailieborough, Co Cavan. A further 180 jobs will be created during the plant’s construction phase, which will start straight away as part of a €36m investment in the expansion of milk powder processing operations.

Lakeland, which is a farmer owned dairy processing co-operative, processes over 800 million litres of milk a year and exports to over 70 countries worldwide. The expansion will see the installation of a new 7 tonne per hour milk drying facility at Bailieboro where total milk powder production capacity will increase to 19 tonnes per hour. It expects to increase production by 40% to over 1bn litres by 2020. The investment has been supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.

This is very good news for the town as it has suffered badly from the effects of the recession with many businesses closing and of course many of our younger people have had to emigrate to secure employment and make a life for themselves. Hopefully this investment will give new life to the town and help bring it back to its former prominence as one of the top business towns in the North East.



Bailieborough Mental Health Association:

The Bailieborough Mental Health Association are holding their Annual Round Table Quiz Night in the Hotel Bailie Ballroom on this Friday evening, 13th of February, commencing at 8.00pm, sharp. Special ‘Early Bird’ round for extra points if you arrive on time!! Entry fee is €40 per table of four. ‘A Healthy mind in a healthy body’. All welcome.



Bailieborough Community School Parent’s Association:

The Bailieborough Community School’s Parents Association are holding a ‘Fundraising Walk’ to help with the upgrade of the school’s canteen on Saturday, February 21st. Mr. John Ed Sheanon will lead the walk and walkers are asked to assemble at the Community School at 11am. The duration of the walk will be approx., 1.5 to 2 hours long. Contributions voluntary, refreshments afterwards and all are most welcome to attend.



Parent and Toddler Group:

Bexcourt Parent and Toddler Group is continuing in the Bexcourt Centre from 10.00am to 12 noon on every Wednesday morning. Meet other parents, compare notes and organise activities and events. For further details, please contact 042 9694825 or just come along and drop into the Centre.



Free Study Space:

Students may avail of a free study space at the Library, Market sq during Library opening hours except 10am to

1.15pm Wednesday and Friday. Late opening Tuesday and Thursday until 8.30pm. Spacious and warm with free WIFI.

Ph 042 9665779 for further details.




Every Tuesday and Thursday morning for 6 weeks at Bailieborough Business Centre

Information Technology QQI/Fetac Level 4. Modules include: File Management, Data Entry, Word Processing and Internet & Email. For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881.

Word Processing QQI Level 3  Every Friday Afternoon for 10 weeks at Bailieborough Business Centre –  : Course content: Introduction to Work Processing

For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881.

Communications QQI Level 4 Every Friday morning for 20 weeks at Bexcourt Centre, Bailieborough : Course Content: Reading and Comprehension , Writing Activities – Drafting Proof Reading , Interpreting information – Images, Signs, Charts, Communications with others; Listening, non-verbal Communications, aspects of speech.

For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881.



First Communion Preparation:

The next ‘Do This in Memory’ Mass for Children preparing for First Communion in St. Anne’s, The Model School and St. Felim’s will take place next Sunday, February 15th at 10.00am in St. Anne’s Church.

A meeting of the Parent’s Committee will take place in the Parochial House on Wednesday evening at 8.00pm.



Farm Safety Talk:

A Farm Safety Talk will take place in Brakey Orange Hall (Kingscourt Road) on Tuesday, March 3rd from 8.00pm to 10.00pm. The talk is hosted by Adam Woods from Teagasc. Tea served afterwards and all are most welcome to attend.




are up and running and are looking forward to carrying out small tasks for the elderly and vulnerable in the community.  Volunteers—who have all been Garda vetted—will present identification cards at the start of each visit and they will always visit in pairs.  Your many and varied small jobs will be sorted by ringing Ann 042 9694825 from 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday.  Ann will arrange volunteers to call out to you at your convenience.



‘Confirming Our Children’:

There will be a meeting of the Parent’s Committee in preparation for Confirmation on Monday next, February 16th in the Parochial House at 8.00pm. The next preparatory Mass for Confirmation candidates and their parents will take place on Sunday, February 22nd at 10.00am in St. Anne’s Church.




Parents seeking to enroll their child or children in St. Anne’s N.S. for the 2015/2016 school year are requested to return a completed Enrolment Application form during February 2015.  Closing date for receipt of enrolment forms is Friday, 27thFebruary.  Application forms are available from the school office or telephone 9665242.



Leisure Centre:

New Studio Classes, check out our facebook page for details of different classes.

Monday:  BLT 10.00-10.45am and Ladies Fitness 8.30pm.

Tuesday:  Mugendo Kickboxing from 6.30-8.30pm.

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

Thursday: Yoga at10 and Turbo training at 7pm.

Friday:  Men’s Fitness at 8.45pm.

Winners of Christmas Day Swim Draw:

Supervalu Vouchers: Adam Murray, M Flaherty.

Leisure Centre Voucher: Olive Benson, Chris Murray, Chrystal Hawthorne.

Aquafit Thursday from 7-8pm and Friday at 10.15am.

€30 for 30 days membership pool or gym membership still available.

Check us out on  or find us on facebook for regular updates.



FELIM’S N.S. The Vale:

is currently inviting applications for enrolment for 2015-2016.  Forms are available directly from the school, by phoning 042 9665 605 or email:, download from website: www.thevalens.comunder the scoil documents section.  Completed forms to be returned to the school by Friday, 27 Feb 2015.



Tunnyduff Parent’s Association:

Tunnyduff Parents Association Presents “The Lost Weekend” by Padraic McIntyre, directed by Paddy Farrelly on Friday 13th February 2015 at 8.30pm in Tunnyduff Hall. Tickets €10 each.  Contact Sophie Smith at 087 6561724 for tickets.



Evening Classes:

Evening Classes running in Bailieborough Business Centre 2015. Are you On-Line? Do you want to learn some on-line skills? Sign up to learn Internet Banking, Shopping, and Selling. Learn how to Skype, Email, Use Social Media. Get the most out of your smartphone or tablet. Call Elizabeth or Lee on 042-969-4716.


Check it Fits!

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has introduced a new, free service in response to a frightening statistic that shows that as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted, which can result in serious injury or worse, a fatality in the event of a collision.  The ‘Check it Fits’ Service is a full-time, nationwide, free expert service.  The service is quick, it’s easy, and it’s free.  We will be visiting SuperValu, Bailieborough on 20th Feb 10.00am – 5.30pm.



Jiving Lessons:

Starting on this Thursday 12th February in the Bailie Hotel at 8.30pm. No partner needed. For more information call 086-1928568 or 086-1763044.



Bailieborough Community Bowls:

Bailieborough Community Bowls continues every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members most welcome with free tuition for beginners.



Bailieborough Model School:

Bailieborough Model School are now accepting enrolments for the school year 2015/2016. Please contact the school office on 042 96 65689 by Friday, March 27th, 2015 for an enrolment pack.



Baptism Dates in St. Annes for February and March 2015:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Saturday, February 14th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, February 15th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael) and Saturday, February 28th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 1st at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, March 14th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 15th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, March 28th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 29th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), and the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 4th at 9.00pm (Fr. Michael). .



Bridge Results:

Tuesday, February 3rd: First: Gemma McCabe and Olive Kellett, Second: John McGaughan and Bernard Liddy. Best Gross: Marie McNicholas and Maresa Liggan. Third: Rose Brennan and Pattie Clarke.

Seniors Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.00pm. New players are always most welcome.



Walk ,Jog Or Run….

Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre! All welcome—no matter what your fitness levels are!.




Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

‘Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.

Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome.  Free admission.

Junior Book Club for all children aged 10-12 years on the last Friday of every month from 4pm-5pm.

Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.



Elvis Spectacular:

The Hotel Bailie are having an ‘Elvis Spectacular Show’ on Saturday, 14th February 2014. Tickets are €15 and are available from hotel reception. Doors opens at 10.30pm and Show starts at 11pm. Check out the Hotel’s facebook page for special offers for the night.



East Cavan Gaels:  Club News 9th February 2015: U8/10;

Both groups are now training with the return of the Bailieborough group on Friday last. Our next blitz is provisionally scheduled for Saturday 28th February in Kingscourt 2-4pm.

New players; We are always on the lookout for new players. With teams from Under 6 to Under 18 now catered for there is a place for you in our club. Our experienced team of coaches are there to help you develop. No previous hurling experience required. Contact any of our coaches at any of our training sessions. Coaches/mentors also required for our junior sides.

Training times and venues; Under 8/10; Kingscourt group;

Every Tuesday in Kingscourt Community Centre 5.30-6.45. €2 each and please bring bottle of water.

Bailieborough group; Every Friday in Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall 6-7.30 for both U8 and U10. €2 and the bottle of water please also.

For all U8/10 information contact Willie Gaughan 087 164 9280

Under 12; Saturday 4-5pm at the astro at The Vale, Cavan road. €2.

Under 14-18; Friday indoors in Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall. €2. For all U12-U18 information contact Kathryn O’Flynn 087 244 1371.



Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre:

Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre will be running 2 kayak skills camps over the Easter midterm for 9-12 year olds. The camp will introduce paddlers to the basic kayak skills and rescues they need to paddle safely on flat water as part of a group. Book before the 17th March to received 10% discount.

Camp 1: 30th March-1st April 2015 10am-2pm daily.

Camp 2: 8th April -10th April 2015 10am-2pm daily.

Contact Philomena for more information on 049-5552988.



Citizens Information Service:

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.



Alcoholics Anonymous:

Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.



Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd:

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information contact: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.



The Samaritans:

The Samaritans have recently announced a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.



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