Bailieborough News. April 12th 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

St. Annes: The news that the number of people who may attend a Funeral will increase to 25 from April 26th, is to be welcomed.

The Bishop has granted permission for the resumption of Baptisms, with a limited attendance confined to parents and godparents.

Mass can be heard on the radio at 107.8FM in the Bailieborough area and 92FM in Shercock.

Public Masses are suspended until at least  April 26th, when it is hoped that some of the current restrictions may be lifted.  All Masses and Parish Funerals can be viewed on the Parish webcam or can be heard by tuning in the radio to 107.8 F.M.

Due to the restrictions, only six guests may participate in a wedding.

Due to Covid restrictions, the Parish Office will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Please feel free to contact Fr. Ultan for assistance on 087 341 8037 or 042 96 65117.   

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Shame, Shame and Shame again, six of our lovely Beech hedging have been pulled up again on the Cavan road, going down to the Castle Lake entrance. Why does anybody do this ? Pure badness .

Thanks to Peadar and Larry for replanting them so promptly. We hope they will grow again and help to enhance this area of the Cavan Road.

We need more helpers. If you have a spare hour would you volunteer to help out .You can join us whenever it suits you. Contact any Tidy Towns member for more details.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Caroline, sons, Paddy, Gerry, Bobby, Stephen, Mark and Martin, daughters, Sabrina, Noeleen and Caroline, brothers Brendan and Tommy, sisters Eilleen, Mary, Dolores, Kathleen, Bernadette and Angela, grandchildren, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends on the death of Gerard (Gerry) Carolan, Carnaville, Moynalty, Kells, Co. Meath/ Bailieborough, Co. Cavan  who passed away peacefully at St. Vincent Hospital Dublin, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021.

Gerry’s Funeral Mass took place in the Church of Assumption, Moynalty, on Thursday, April 8th  with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Trocaire: Please return your Trocaire contributions to the parish office as soon as possible. This year, the focus is on helping refugees in South Sudan.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: During lockdown, we thought we would return to ‘Word at Noon’ from Monday-Friday each week. We hope these daily readings and reflections will be of some help in this tough time.

Services: Due to level 5 restrictions we cannot meet in our Church buildings, so our service this week will be on Facebook (or on YouTube under ‘bailieborough group of parishes’) from 10:30am this Sunday— April 18th.  

Old Photos: For those of you who would like to see what the town looked like in the early 1980’s, the Bailieborough Midsummer Festival and Town Events Facebook page is the place to visit. Recently uploaded photos from that era, are there for all to see and comment on and maybe bring back memories of what the town used to be like. Also worth a visit is the Bailieborough Heritage Society’s page and the Cavan Old Photo’s.

Bailieborough Library: Unfortunately, due to the Level 5 restrictions, the Library will remain closed for the foreseeable future. The online Library is available, anytime, anywhere! Throughout the coming weeks, you can access free eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, online courses and international newspapers! Our delivery service to members of our community who are vulnerable/cocooning will continue for the foreseeable future.

Did you know there are hundreds of online courses available FREE to library members?

Learning something new can really help with looking after our mental wellbeing. There’s lots of courses to choose from – from bread baking to interior design!

Join the library and find lots of resources to #KeepWell at

Bailieborough Red Cross: We continue to be available to assist any one still staying at home. If you have GP or Hospital appointments or require medication delivery’s .
Please contact us on 086 8968928 or email @ or 

  East Cavan Gaels: Hurling: All being well we hope to get back hurling from the end of April, it is only two weeks after the return to school after the Easter break. We have loads of hurleys for those looking and for those looking for helmets you can let us know if you need one and we will look to order again, obviously things will happen a bit slower that we are used to.

All players MUST be members to be covered by the GAA insurance scheme so please use the time between now and return to play to get your individual or family membership up to date.

We are all really looking forward to seeing you all, hurling, again.

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.

Positive Age–‘Good Morning Cavan’ Service: Good Morning Cavan is a free phone call service, which aims to provide security and friendship to older people living in County Cavan. Our team of friendly callers are on hand to chat to members of the community, who may be socially isolated or lonely. To avail of this service, to refer someone you know or to find out more information about this service, please contact, Positive Age Cavan at 049 438 0725 or 087 775 9584. You can also email

Alone: Coronavirus Helpline for Older People—0818 222 024. If you have concerns or queries about Covid-19 call ALONE’S dedicated support line everyday from 8.00am to 8.00pm. To volunteer your help visit: