Bailieborough News – February 5th 2015

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


Bailieborough Athletic Club:

Bailieborough Athletic Club were delighted to receive an award on Friday night at The Annual Anglo Celt Sports Awards! They were announced as winners of the November 2014 award for their work in hosting the Ulster Cross Country Championships in conjunction with Killinkere GFC. Congratulations to all involved in the event and a massive thank you to all our supporters. Without you all this would not be possible!

A very proud achievement for the club!


Bailieborough Community ‘Text Alert’:

Currently there are 300 members of the Bailieborough Community ‘Text Alert’ Service. New members are most welcome to join for 2015—fee €5. For further details, please contact Kevin Carolan (086 3759627) committee or Alison Gaynor—Tus Representative at 086 712 9113. You can also e-mail:

“For the Safety of our Community”.
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.


The Monthly Holy Hour hosted by ‘Direction for Our Times’ will take place on Thursday evening next, February 5th,  in St. Anne’s Church beginning at 8pm.  All welcome.



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.

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

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

Every Friday morning for 20 weeks at Bexcourt Centre, Bailieborough Communications QQI Level 4: 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.


Parking at St. Anne’s Church:

The car parking bays immediately to the front of the church and on the lake side of the building are reserved for those with Disabled Parking Permits only. Drivers are also asked to park in the Carparks only and not on the avenues.  Please make sure at all times not to obstruct entrance or exit routes to the front of the Church.  Thank you for your cooperation.


Education Opportunities:

Cavan Education Training Board are offering free classes for adults in Bailieborough in Computers, Communications and Reading and Writing. For further information and eligibility please contact Regina/Kathryn – (049) 4361881 Ext 2.



Meeting on Wednesday, 4th February at 8pm in the Prayer Room of St. Anne’s Chapel.  New members most welcome.



is 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.


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.



Bailieborough Mental Health Association:

The Bailieborough Mental Health Association are holding their Annual Round Table Quiz Night in the Hotel Bailie Ballroom on Friday, 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.

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.



The Bailieborough Women’s Group will resume on Friday next, 6th February, meeting in the Community Centre from 2 to 4pm.  New members most welcome.



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.


Irish Hospice Foundation Fundraising Cycle:

Get on your bike for the Irish Hospice Foundation this June (21st-27th) and join former professional cyclist Paul Kimmage on the Genoa to Rome cycle challenge. By taking part in this Kingspan sponsored cycle across Italy you will be raising much needed funds for the IHF’s vital Nurses for Night Care service, which provides over 1,400 nights of free nursing care at home annually to people with a non-malignant terminal illness. Register before March 13th at or call 1890 717000 for more information.


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


Cavan Kayakarun Cycling Club:

CKR Cycling Club is a newly formed Cycling Club catering for all levels of aspiring cyclists. New members very welcome. A Group Cycle takes place from the Market Square, Bailieborough each Sunday morning at 9.30am. Three distances, three coaches, come along and try it out!!


Charity Shop Opening:

A new ‘Charity Shop’ has opened in Virginia Shopping Centre. Percentage of profits donated to SOSAD. Donations required, Clothes, Furniture, Bric-a-Brac, etc. All household items, everything considered. Contact Mary 0860688714.


Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre

Spring 2015 classes. Ballet, Hip Hop, Speech & Drama and Guitar classes. For more information or to enrol your child please call Niamh on 0879982222 or 042 96 666 66.


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.




Pilates have resumed on Tuesdays in the Presbyterian Hall, Bailieborough. Beginners at 6.15pm and mixed ability at 7.30pm. Suitable for all fitness levels. Booking is essential. For more information please call 087 2601454.


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, January 27th: First: Betty Olwell and Noreen Maguire, Second: John McGaughan and Bernard Liddy. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson. Third: Olive McCabe and Pauline Hutchinson.

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 2nd February 2015:  U8/10;

We made the short trip to Carrick on Saturday last to blow off the cobwebs and get the season up and running with our U8s and U10s. The Bailieborough group training returns this Friday 6th February from 6-7.30 for all U8 and U10.

NFL Div 2. Prediction Competition,  Thanks to everyone who entered. “Will you be the last man standing?!”

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 12- Under 18; Saturdays. Times subject to change. Contact Kathryn 087 244 1371 for more details.

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 9280Under 8/10; Bailieborough returns this Friday 6th February. New players always most welcome.


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 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Wednesday:  Pilates 10-11am, Cardio Blast at 6.30pm, Step Aerobics at 7.30

Thursday: Pick & Mix at 10.15am and Turbo training at 7pm.

Friday:  Men’s Fitness at 8.45pm.

Aquafit on Thursday’s from 7-8pm and Friday’s 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.


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.


If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: or call 042 9666200.