Bailieborough News Thursday 26th November 2015

Bailieborough News. November 26th  2015. Matthew J. Cullen.

Launch of New Booklet:

A Booklet entitled ‘Lough-an-Leagh and Muff, Songs and Poems, Heritage and Folklore’—compiled by local man, Sean Galligan from Lisnalee—will be launched in Muff Primary School on Saturday next, 28th of November at 8.15pm.

This area is the subject of many poems and songs, by different artists. Some were by a local man, Johnnie Lynch (Trussie). Many of his songs were lost but some were located again. These and many poems by other artists are included in the booklet. Heritage and Folklore that applies to the area are also included.

The launch will be by Shane Connaughton. Shane is well known for his films, Run of the Country and The Playboys. He is a regular visitor to this area. All welcome.


‘Seasons of Love’:

The members of ‘Hardtimes Chorus’ have been rehearsing over the past few months for their new production, entitled, ‘Seasons of Love’. The show will take place in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Friday, December 4th at 8.30pm, sharp.  This year the group will be supporting, the work of Cavan Palliative Care and Bailieborough Community School Music Facilities. Tickets are currently on sale for 12 Euro each in Super Valu, Bailie Stores, Sandi Modes and the Bailie Hotel for what should be one of the most entertaining highlights of the year.


Bailieborough Red Cross’:

The Bailieborough Red Cross annual Senior Christmas Party takes place in the Bailie Hotel on Wednesday December 2nd at 6.30pm.  Tickets will be delivered as usual by our volunteers.  To book a place or for more information, please phone 087 2346526.


Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Committee:

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Committee wish to sincerely thank everyone for their continued support. The recent Variety Concert raised 5,080 Euro and the Quiz Night raised 1,594.00 Euro. Once again, many, many thanks to you all.


Social Day Centre:

The next Get-Together of the Bailieborough Social Day Centre takes place on Wednesday, December 2nd from 2.30 pm to 4.30pm in the Community Centre, Chapel Road.


East Knockbride National School:

East Knockbride School would like to thank all who supported the recent ‘Now and Zen’ fundraiser. It raised €4500. Thanks to all who helped out in anyway and a special thanks to Drumgoon Play Actors and the Parents Association.



winter cycling training taking place every Sunday morning from the Market Square, Bailieborough at 9am. This training will continue during the winter, weather permitting for all interested. All levels welcome.


Guitar Lessons:

Guitar Lessons in Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre for beginners and Intermediates. Please call Shane on 087 9942718 for more details.


Work on Church Car Park:

Preparatory work on the Church car park and avenues at St. Annes continues this week. The resurfacing due to begin in the week beginning Monday, November 30th. Please be patient as access to parts of the car park and avenues will be limited at times.


Annual Show Dance:

Bailieborough Agricultural Show annual ‘Show Dance’ will take place on Friday 27th November in the Hideout, The Vale, Bailieborough. Music by Johnny Mullins from 10pm until late, tickets only €10 and refreshments served! All welcome.


Bailieborough Library Craft Group:

The Bailieborough Library Craft Group are holding their Annual Christmas Exhibition and Sale of their work in the Library on Saturday, December 5th from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Cakes and bakes and beautiful handmade gifts for family and friends. Free admission. All are welcome.


Leisure Centre News: November Membership Special:

Senior 1 year Pool or Gym. Buy one get one Free.  2 people for €279. (Over 65’s).

Swimming Lessons Rebooking takes place on Saturday, November 28th from 9am for those already in lessons and from 12 o’ clock for all others. All levels catered for, no waiting lists.

Christmas intensive Swimming Lessons—now booking.  After School week Dec 7th – 11th. All levels catered for. One hour, 5 days, €65.00.

Prize Draw.  Win 1 year membership (value €499), plus other prizes. Tickets €10.00 available at Leisure Centre and from Board Members.  All funds support the Development Fund of the Leisure Centre.

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

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


Table Quiz hosted by Knockbride Macra na Feirme:

Proceeds in aid of Annual Children’s Christmas Party! Taking place in The Bridge Tavern, Canningstown on Friday December 4th at 9pm. €20 per table (4 persons per table). For more details contact Johnny O’Brien 086 4680824 / Helen Clinch 086 0525955


Attention Business People:

Are you a small business owner? Do you work from home? Come and talk to BDA about our Hot Desk facilities for your business needs. We can provide email on, a Business Address, access to High Speed Broadband, Delivery Address, at packages tailored to suit your needs. For more details call : 042-969-4716.


Computers for Beginners:

Computers for Beginners at Bailieborough Business Centre. Would you like to be able to surf the internet, shop on-line, pay bills on-line and learn some basic computer skills. Call 042-969-4716 and we will be get you up and running. Course is 2 hours once a week for 4 weeks €10. Come along, bring a friend enjoy the friendly relaxed atmosphere of the class and the centre.


Senior’s Alert Scheme:

Seniors’ Alert Scheme providing panic buttons for eligible older people living in our community is co-ordinated by our local Vincent DePaul. If you know anyone who may be eligible and in need of a panic button please call 087-6847434.


Church Gate Collection:

CAPS (Cavan Autism Parents Support) will be having a church gate collection on the 28th and 29th November. All support greatly appreciated.



Library Parent and Toddler Group every Wednesday 10.30am-12pm; Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.


Beckscourt Mother and Toddler Group:

The Group meets on every Wednesday morning, from 10.00am to 12 noon at the Beckscourt Centre.  Call Drena 042 969 4825 for further information.



Baptism Dates in St. Annes for November and December 2015:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Saturday, November 28th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, November 29th (Fr. Michael), Sunday, December 6th, (Fr. Michael), Saturday, December 12th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, December 13th (Fr. Michael), Saturday, December 19th (Deacon Damien) and Sunday, December 20th (Fr. Michael).  Please note that Baptisms take place on Saturdays at 4.30pm and Sundays at 12.30pm.



East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 23rd November 2015


Under 6/8/10; Indoor hurling continues to go very well in Kingscourt and Bailieborough. Kingscourt Community Centre is unavailable this coming week due to the trade fair so all roads lead to Bailieborough on Friday where we will have an “in house” blitz with just our own players. Under 6/8s from 6-7pm and Under 10 from 7-8pm. This will be a great opportunity for all our players from both training groups to meet up at the one venue. If it goes well we might reverse the fixture in the weeks ahead and do the same in Kingscourt in the bigger hall.

Above left; Bailieborough U10s             Bailieborough U6/8s

Above left; Kingscourt U10s                 Kingscourt U6/8s

Under 13; This coming Wednesday is Finals night so our two squads will finish the season there Best of luck boys.

Under 16/18; We had a good win over Woodford Gaels last week in the Cavan Under 16 Hurling Championship, our third win in three games so far. We await the winners of the last group game to see if we have qualified for the semi-final/final. More info next week.

The first round of the Minor Championship is due to be played v Woodford once the Under 16 championship has finished.

Hurling training times and venues;


Thursdays at Kingscourt Community Centre. Under 6/8 from 6.45-7.45 and Under 10 from 6.45-8.15. €3 each please.

Bailieborough group; Fridays – Under 6/8 from 6-7pm. Under 10 from 7-8pm in Bailieboro Community School Sports Hall. €3 each please.

Both sessions are open to anyone from the region to attend.

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

Under 12/14/16/18;  All training is collective in Bailieborough and subject to change.

Training will now move to weekends for the couple of squads left playing.

Players will receive a text.

For all U12-U18 information contact Kathryn O’Flynn 087 244 1371.


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.



Co. Cavan Citizens Information Outreach Service in Bailieboro (The Library) on Tuesdays, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This is a weekly service.  Any enquiries 076 1075200.



Following on from our very successful ‘Dog Walk ‘in aid of Cavan SPCA in October,the amount raised was €939.50.Bailieboro Veterinary Clinic would like to take this opportunity to thank all our faithful dog walkers.This event has been held for 13 years annually due to our generous clients.The winner of the raffle for two tickets to “The Night Joe Dolans Car Broke Down” in the Olympia was Denise Myles,kingscourt.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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


The Samaritans:

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

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


Gerry Argue. Ballinamoney, Bailieborough, Co Cavan. Died 26th August 2015.

The death has occurred of Gerry Argue.
Ballinamoney, Bailieborough, Co Cavan.

Gerry Argue, Ballinamoney, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, died 26th August 2015, peacefully at the Mater Hospital, Dublin. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Shirley, sons Jonathan and Richard, daughters Geraldine, Sharon and Katherine, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, brothers Matt and Andrew, sister Kathleen, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and extended family and friends.

Rest in Peace

Reposing at Clarke’s Funeral Home, Bailieborough tomorrow, Friday, from 4pm until removal at 6.30pm to arrive at St Patrick’s Church, Tierworker at 7pm. Funeral Mass Saturday at 11am with burial afterwards in St Anne’s Cemetery, Bailieborough. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to Bailieborough Cancer Fund care of Clarke’s Funeral Home.

Kathleen Lynch (née Reardon). Bexcourt, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, and formerly Inchicore, Dublin. Died 26th August 2015.

The death has occurred of Kathleen Lynch (née Reardon).
Bexcourt, Bailieborough, Co Cavan / Inchicore, Dublin.

Kathleen Lynch nee Reardon, Bexcourt, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and formerly Inchicore, Dublin, died 26th August, peacefully at Fairlawns Nursing Home, Bailieborough. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Philip (known as Joe) sons Terence, Eamonn and Brendan, daughters-in-law Christine, Aileen and Breda, grandchildren Ciara, Maria, Éanna and Maebh, nieces and extended family, neighbours and friends.

May She Rest in Peace

Reposing at Clarkes Funeral Home, Bailieborough tommorrow, Friday evening, from 7pm until removal at 8.30pm to arrive at St Anne’s Church, Bailieborough at 9pm. Funeral Mass Saturday at 12 noon with burial afterwards In St Bridgids Cemetery, Tunnyduff, Knockbride West.