Bailieborough News. August 14th 2023. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Town Centre First Plan:

Cavan County Council is holding a Community Drop-In Event in the Bailie Hotel, Bailieborough today, Wednesday 16th August from 4pm to 7pm, to enable the local community, and stakeholders give their feedback on emerging ideas and proposals in the Town Centre First Plan for Bailieborough. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The draft plan will be available for viewing in  Bailieborough Library from Wednesday, August 16th  to Monday, 28th  August.

Bailieborough Heritage Society:  Old Church of Ireland Graveyard:The clean up continues for the month of August. Tuesday evenings at 19.00 and Saturdays at 10.00  Volunteers Welcome. Bring gloves and garden rakes.

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.

Bailieborough Walking Group: Wednesday, August 16th : Dartry Forest, Cootehill: Medium Walk, Approx. 1.5 hours: Leaving Tesco carpark at 6.45pm. Walk commences at 7.15pm at the carpark on the Cootehill to Rockcorry Road R188, 1km from Cootehill on the right, before Abbotts factory. 

Wednesday, August 23rd : Lough Muckno, Castleblaney: Easy Walk, approx. 1.5hours. Leaving Tesco carpark at 6.30pm. Enter Castle Grounds through gates off Market Square, Castleblaney. Meeting at Hope Castle. Walk commences at 7.15pm. All welcome.

Blessing of the Graves, 2023: The Blessing of the Graves will take place in St. Annes Cemetery, Bailieborough on Sunday, September 3rd at 12 noon.

The Blessing of the Graves will take place in Killann Old Cemetery on Saturday next, August 19th at 7.00pm and the Blessing of the Graves will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Shercock on Sunday, August 20th, immediately after 11.30am, Mass. Parishioners are asked to bring a bottle of Holy Water to their gravesides. Ordinary water will also be blessed on the day.

Bailieborough Heritage:Lecture will take place at Bailieborough Library on Tuesday, August 29th  at 7pm.

‘2013-2023. A Photographic Reflection on the Decade of Centenaries – How a photographer contributed to Recording the Historic Anniversaries in Ireland’.

Patrick Hugh Lynch, an independent photographer and researcher returns to Bailieborough to present a unique insight into a photographer’s contribution to a number of seminal events that were held during the Decade of Centenaries.

Patrick’s father was Patsy Lynch, from Market Square, Bailieborough, a famous Cavan Footballer in the 1930’s. All are welcome to this FREE event!

Bailieborough Library:Celebrating National Heritage Week Living Heritage Craft Exhibition at the Library until Saturday August 19th ,open during Library hours. There will also be FREE demonstrations and craft activities for all ages on Saturday August 19th from 11AM TO 1PM. Everyone is welcome!

The Bailieborough Library Book Club is taking a one month holiday. The next meeting will take place on September 26th . The book we will be discussing will be announced later this month!

FREE library book bag available at the Library for all children starting school in September 2023.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Paddy,  brothers Padraic, Brian, Ambrose and Phelim, sisters Mary, Susan, Paula, Kitty and Barbara, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends on the death of Geraldine Daly (née Brady), Seefin, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Saturday, 5th  August 2023 unexpectedly at her residence. Geraldine was predeceased by her parents Rosie and Benny.  

Geraldine’s Funeral and Cremation took place at Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan on Thursday, 10th  August.

Save the date: Saturday, August 26th: Presentation night of the recent Mattie Cahill Fundraising event in the Royal Breffni, Tierworker from 9.00pm. Cathal Dolan will provide the music. All welcome.

Bailieborough Craft Group: The Group meets every Friday from 10am-12.30pm in the Library and new members are always welcome regardless of talents or skills.

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 first Thursday of each month on Thursday, September 7th  2023 from 2pm-4.30pm. No appointment is necessary.

FREE study space and WIFI available here for all who are in the middle of studying. Other services for students include printing, photocopying, local history/history resources, reference books, public PCs, staff advice, comfortable warm spaces. All are welcome!

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C: U-14 BOYS TRAINING

Training for the Bailieboro Celtic Under-14 boys takes place every Wednesday evening from 7pm-8pm. All new and old players welcome! Contact Ollie Kierans for all enquiries.

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.

National Heritage Week: A ‘Living Heritage Craft Exhibition’ continues in Bailieborough Library until this Saturday, August 19th as part of National Heritage week. On Saturday, August 19th, there will be free demonstrations and and Craft activities for all ages. The opening hours of the Exhibition are as follows: Wednesday, August 16th from 10.00am to 5.15pm, Thursday, August 17th from 10.00am to 8.30pm, Friday, August 18th from 10.00am to 5.15pm and Saturday, August 19th from 11.00am to 1.00pm and 2.15pm to 5.15pm. All welcome.

Some crafts are in danger of becoming extinct as they rely on skilled hands passing the techniques down through the generations.
As we become a more technology based society and with little or no crafts taught in schools we are in danger of losing some traditional crafts for good!
Bailieborough has a rich pool of crafters creating all kinds of objects from textiles, wool, wood and more and we hope to put a shining light on to some heritage craft practices.
Our exhibition and demo day will showcase a variety heritage crafts where visitors can watch crafters at work and try some crafts for themselves and maybe they will be inspired to start a new creative hobby.

Fifty Year Commemoration: Wellman International Ltd are 50 years in businness, this year. To mark this special occasion, they are holding a ‘Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration’ on Friday, August 18th at 7.00pm, in the Sports Centre, Mullagh. All past and present employees are invited to the Service. Refreshments will be served in the Killian’s Lodge Hotel, after the event.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.:  

 Please remember that the Shamrocks Bingo takes place in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online every Tuesday at 8.00pm. Great prizes to be won!

Moybologue Historical Society: Join the committee of Moybologue Historical Society and Kevin Barton, Archaeological Geophysicist ( for an update on the fieldwork, conservation work and promotional activities undertaken at Moybologue church and graveyard to date, as well as a discussion on what the future might hold for this wonderful space and resource in our local community on Wednesday, August 16th from 7.30pm to 8.30pm at St. Mary’s Hall, Tierworker.
The occasion will also mark the formal launch of the digital audio guide and visitor information brochure for Moybologue church and graveyard. Refreshments served afterwards.

Relaghbeg Fundraising Committee: ‘Family Fun Day’ at Smyths Bar Relaghbeg on Sunday, August 20th  from 2pm until 5pm. Fittest Family challenge, Bouncy Castle, Outdoor games, Face Painting, Food and music by D.J Deano. Free entry and the event takes place in the field beside, Smyths Bar Relaghbeg. All welcome.

Walk, Jog or Run:  Run, Walk or Jog is back for the lovely bright evenings at 8pm at the Chapel car park, Lakeshore, Bailieborough on every Monday and Wednesday. It’s a fun, free activity, all newcomers welcome.  Other activities will be added as the weeks go on, like open water swimming, cycling and kayaking. All welcome. 

Words on Water: Friends of Castle Lake Catchment presents: To celebrate National Heritage Week—Living Heritage on Saturday, August 19th at 12 noon, at the Castle Lake, Bailieborough (Drumkeery car park entrance). Ben Malone –local Authority Waters Pogramme—will give a talk on The Science of Life Under Water.

Fidel Hogan Walshe (Poet) will weave her Nature Inspired Poetry and Elizabeth McKenna (Birdwatch Ireland) will talk about, What Lives Above the Water. All welcome.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 14th August 2023


Cavan SHC Final

Cootehill 2-19

East Cavan Gaels 3-14

The dust has settled on the Championship and Cootehill have retained their title but not without a serious test of their mettle by our lads. Ultimately the poor start was to cost us but we were toe to toe with the Champions for most of the game and the lads now know the level they need to be at to claim the ultimate prize. We are extremely proud of their efforts and there is still a league title to defend later in the Autumn. Many thanks to all who came out in big numbers to support the lads.

Under 17/15/13/11/9/7;

Congratulations to Lee Barry who has been selected to play for the Ulster U16 squad. Another top class ECG player getting to play at the highest level.

Cavan U15 league should start in September. Lots of our lads working well with Bo Last on the Cavan U15 Development squad with upcoming games v Louth and Longford.

Cavan U13 league will start in September.

The U11s have two more rounds of the Monaghan league v Inniskeen on Friday and Monaghan Harps on Sunday tbc.

The U7s and U9s will return indoors in early September.

Hurling/Camogie Cúl camp;

The first Cavan GAA organised hurling/camogie Cul Camp was a great success in Bailieborough GAA club this past week. Thanks to Keith Greene and his team for making it a success. We hope that this will become an annual fixture in the calendar.

The week ahead: Monday’s; U11 training 6pm, U13/15 training 7pm, both on the astro. County U15 training 6-7.15pm Kingspan Breffni 3G.

Friday; U11s away to Inniskeen 7pm

Sunday; U11s home to Monaghan Harps, tbc.

Club contacts;

7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.