Bailieborough News. August 16th 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Moonwalk 2021:  This years ‘Moonwalk’ takes place on Lough An Leagh on Saturday evening next, August 21st, commencing at 8.15pm. Walk, jog or run the 5km. The event will start at the Picnic area. All proceeds will go to local Cancer Charities. Due to restrictions, there will be NO refreshments this year. Entry fee 10 euro. All welcome.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Great work being done around the town by this very commited group of people. The Tidy Towns have planted and maintained hanging baskets, pots, roundabouts and approach roads to the town flowering beds.

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.

Ushers: As there will be a need for ushers in St. Annes for some time yet, more volunteers are needed to help with this important job. This is an opportuinity to be of service to the Parish Community. Please contact Fr. Ultan for further details.  

Bailieborough Leisure Centre: Great News! Our Sauna, Steam room and Jacuzzi are back in action. Please remember you must book a pool slot to avail of these facilities. Any further queries please call the Leisure Centre on 042 9666644.

East Cavan Gaels:  There is a team in this club for you no matter your age or ability.  Come join us. Club contacts; U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280 and U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Sunday services are at 9:30am in Mullagh and Shercock, 10:45 am in Bailieborough, 12noon in Knockbride. Audio from the sermon will be available later on Sundays on our YouTube channel.  Face masks, hand sanitizing, and social distancing will still be required on Sunday mornings.

Bailieborough Creative Hub: Over the weekend a fabulous days filming putting Bailieborough once again in the spotlight for Poetry Ireland / Éigse Éireann Poetry Town event for Culture Night. Members of the Hub performed their poetry beautifully despite the showers and the brilliant and talented Dimitry from Jago Studio was amazing and even shot some stunning footage of our town and the surrounding countryside with his drone. We can’t wait to share the videos with you on the run up to Culture Night. 

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C:   Super work by Cavan Sports Partnership on the #HEROUTDOORS campaign last week to encourage and support girls in sports. There was  a girls soccer blitz at Bailieborough Celtic’s grounds with Republic of Ireland International Grace Murray who has 63 caps and gave an inspirational talk to all the little ladies on the pitch. Lucky for us Grace is also a trainee with An Garda Siochana based in Bailieborough! Thank you to Dean McElroy Cavan Sports Partnership and Thomas Heffernan FAI for organising this very special event. New players are always welcome—both boys and girls.

Bailieborough St. Vincent DePaul: Back to school with Vincents. Lots of school uniforms, bags, books and shoes. Call in and have a look.

Public Information Meeting: A Public Information meeting will take place on Saturday evening next, August 21st at 7.30pm—following the 7.00pm evening Mass—in St. Mary’s Church, Newcastle with regards to the restoration of St. Mary’s Church. Anyone that is interested please attend. All are welcome.

Bailieborough Library: Summer Stars Reading Programme: The Summer Stars Reading Programme continues at Bailieborough Library. Designed to encourage reading in children over the summer and develop a lifelong love of books. Pick up your reading card, choose from a wonderful selection of books and remember all completed reading cards will be in with a chance to win a voucher at the end of August.

The Library is open for browsing, borrowing, scanning, printing and photocopying. We have a huge selection of stock on offer.  Phone Bailieborough Library at 042 9665779 for more details!

Bailieborough Red Cross: CPR can save a life. Are you interested in leaning CPR?Contact us for more information. 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 

Cavan Community Call: The Cavan Community Call Helpline remains available for those who are vulnerable or isolated and may need help with essentials such as food, medicine, transport etc. Lines open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Please call 1800 300 404 (freephone).

ICT Skills Programme: Do you want to re-train to re-enter the workforce? Are you out of work due to illness, disability or a personal setback? ICT Skills is a level 4 programme designed to support people who have faced a long term barrier to employment to re-train and re-enter the workforce. Participants may qualify for a training allowance—depending on eligibility criteria. Benefits include, work placement, training plan, personalised support and QQI certification. Telephone Mary on 049 43 77038 or 087 2274787 for further information.

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.

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

This Group is for anyone who has been bereaved by Suicide. Meetings take place every fortnight on Monday nights in the Farnham Arms Hotel in Cavan Town from 7pm to 9pm. All welcome for further information contact SOSAD on 049 4326339.

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: