Bailieborough News. April 1st 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

Table Quiz: There will be a ‘Table Quiz’ in Fox’s Lounge, Main St., on Friday evening next, April 5th , commencing at 8.00pm. €10 per person entry. Excellent prizes for first, second and third. Raffle with great prizes from local sponsors. All funds raised to support the ‘Friends of the Castle Lake’. Everyone welcome.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Clean up / Litter pick day on Saturday, April 6th .

We hope to litter pick on all approach roads to the town, if we have enough volunteers. This is your chance to clean up your own road or area. Meet at the Library at 10.30am.

Wear a high vis vest and bring a litter picker if you have one. All volunteers welcome.

Burial of Ashes: in St. Annes Cemetery on Saturday next, April 6th at 1.00pm of Breege Ellis (nee Geherty), who died in England and formerly of Anne Street.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group: Next social meeting is on Tuesday, April 9th  in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

Information Meeting: Link Credit Union are hosting a Drop-in Information Evening on Home Energy Upgrades, on Wednesday April 10th,  from 7pm-9pm in the Cootehill office, Market St, Cootehill, (H16 DF44). Everyone is welcome to call in and talk to local suppliers to get further information on helping make your home more energy efficient, as well as learning about grants available and how to access them. All attendees will be entered into a draw to win a €250 voucher towards an exhibitor of your choice. Further information can be found on

Loughanleagh and Muff Heritage Trust: Loughanleagh and Muff Heritage Trust host their ‘Trivia Night’ in Gartlands on this Friday night, April 5th, commencing at 8.00pm, sharp. All welcome. €10 per person. Book your table in advance at or call 087 3355068.

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.

Deepest Sympathy: John Joe Cooney, Lurganbawn, Bailieborough, Co Cavan passed away on Sunday,  24th  March 2024 peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, in the wonderful care of the staff in the ICU at Cavan General Hospital.

John Joe will be deeply regretted by his loving wife Anna, beloved father of Kathleen, Breda, Noeleen, Pauline, P.J., Geraldine, Annette and Declan, sons-in-law Seamus, Brian, Joe and Ciarán, daughter-in-law Niamh, cherished grandchildren Ciara, Laoise, Darragh, Eve, Séan, Anna, Tara, Aisling, Dylan, Cathy, Christopher, Fionn, John Joe, Shane, Angela and Patrick, his treasured niece Ann Tierney, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

John Joe’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Wednesday, March 27th and afterwards, John Joe’s remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls continues on Wednesday’s at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Bridge:  Bridge Results: Tuesday, March 19th : First: Joy Jameson. and Teresa O’Reilly.  Second: Marie McNicholas and  Kathleen McCardle. Third :  Margaret Carolan and Rena Coleman. Best Gross.: Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly.

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

Regretted Death: Nicholas (Nick) Smith, Killann, Shercock, Co. Cavan passed away on Wednesday  27th  March 2024, peacefully surrounded by his family at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda in his 92nd  year. Nicholas was predeceased by his wife Pauline, his brothers and sister.

Sadly missed by his loving daughter Rosemarie, son-in-law Vincent, his adored grandchildren Dylan and Laura, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

 A Funeral Liturgy for Nicholas took place in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Saturday, March 30th and afterwards, Nicholas’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.

Bailieborough Library: Book Club: Next meeting is on Tuesday, April 30th  at 6.30pm and the book for discussion will be  ‘A Spool of Blue Thread’ by Anne Tyler and is now available at the Library desk. New members are always welcome!

Craft Group meets every Friday at 10.30am and new members are always 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 last Wednesday of each month from 2.15pm-4.30pm. This month’s is on Wednesday, May 1st.  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.

Tractor, Car and Bike Run: A Tractor, car and bike run will take place on Sunday, April 14th at 3.00pm,, leaving from Killann Football pitch. Registration will take place from 1.30pm. Proceeds to works being done on Killann pitch dressing rooms and toilets. €20 entry. Please support.

Darkness into Light, Bailieborough: ‘Darkness into Light’, Bailieborough will take place on the morning of Saturday, May 11th at 4.15am. There are lots of ways to get involved. You can take part in a ‘Darkness into Light official walk, take part in your own way, or you can create your own Darkness into Light fundraiserby holding a Bake Sale,  a car wash, a sponsored silence, a run or a swim or fundraising with your family, friends and colleagues in your area. To find out more or to register,, go to :

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.

Used Stamps: The Medical Missionaries of Mary are looking for used stamps. Please send them to : Sr. Breeda Ryan, MMM, Stamp Department, Beechgrove, Drogheda., Co. Louth. A92 XKXO.

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 Club News 1st April 2024

Summertime has arrived! We hope!

Senior; Our club Seniors, minus the county men, will begin their competitive season next Sunday as they travel to Newry for the opening round of the spring league. Best wishes to them for the season ahead.

The county Seniors prepare for the Lory Meagher Cup with the first round against newly crowned NHL 3B champions Warwickshire, in what will be a very competitive opener in two weeks time in Kinsgspan Breffni.

County U20s prepare for All Ireland C semi final in early May v Monaghan.

County U17s preparing for Celtic Challenge.

Membership; Thanks to all who have ensured their membership is up to date for the year ahead. It is very much appreciated.

U8/10/12/14/16/18; All enjoying the Easter break before we go headlong into another busy season for all. U15s are with the county on Monday afternoon with games coming up for them in the Hibernia Cup.

Under 12/14/16 club training Monday’s 7-8pm on the astro at Bailieboro Celtic AFC.

Our U16s will start the season with a trip to Monaghan to play St.McCartons on April 8th.

After school will return for the remainder of April then blitz season is upon them.

The week ahead; Monday’s; Club U12/14/16 training 7-8pm Bailieboro Celtic astro. U15 County squad training 2-3.10pm, Kingspan Breffni 3G.

Thursday; Adult training 8-9pm, Bailieboro Celtic AFC astro.

Sunday;.Adult spring league v Croabh Rua A in Newry.

Club contacts;

U8/10/12; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U14/16/18/; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

Senior; Adam Baldwin 087 962 2206.