Bailieborough News. August 21st 2023. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Town Centre First Plan:The draft plan will be available for viewing in  Bailieborough Library until Monday, 28th  August, during Library opening hours.

Bailieborough Community Resource House.

New and additional directors and trustees invited.

The board of directors / trustees of Bailieborough Community Resource House invites expressions of interest in joining the Board of Directors / Trustees of the Charity. Expressions of interest can be sent via email to

Fr. Anthony Fagan’s Retirement Mass: Fr. Anthony Fagan is retiring fromactive ministry in Knockbride Parish at the end of August. A special Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated in West Knockbride Church (Tunnyduff) on tomorrow evening, Thursday, August 24th at 7.00pm. The Mass will be followed by refreshments in Tunnyduff Hall. All are welcome to attend.

Best Wishes: Good Luck and Best Wishes are extended to the Killann Under 13 Ladies Football team, who play in the All Ireland Finals of the Community Games in Carlow on Sunday next.

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.

Walking Tour: Walking Tour to commemorate the 225th  anniversary of The 1798 Battle of Rebel Hill on Sunday next,  August 27th  at 2pm. Meeting in the carpark of the Shercock rd/Drumkeery entrance to Bailieborough Forest.

Everyone welcome to this free event.

For more information contact John at Bailieborough Courthouse on 042 9666520 or

Congratulations and Well Done: Congratulations and Well Done to the Bailieborough Shamrocks Under 13 Ladies side who defeated Shercock G.F.C. In the final of the U13 Girls Summer League Div 1, held in Knockbride on last Friday evening. The game was tough and played in terrible conditions. The girls won on a scoreline of Bailieborough 4—6 to Shercock’s 1—6.  Well done girls.

Bailieborough Walking Group:

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. Wednesday, August 30th: Killinkere: Easy walk, approx 1 to 1.5 hours. Meeting at Killinkere  Leisure Centre at 7.15pm.  Leaving Tesco carpark at 6.50pm.  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.

Each family is asked to bring a little bottle of Holy Water to bless your family plot. Toilets will be available in the cemetery grounds. If you are tidying your plot, please bring a bag with you and take home anything that you are removing from your family plot.

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:

The next Bookclub Meeting is on Tuesday, September 26th  at 6.30pm and the book to be discussed is ‘The Appeal’ by Janice Hallett! New members are always welcome and copies of the book are available at the Library desk 

As we approach the end of August, remember that any child starting school this year is entitled to a Free Book Bag at their local library!!

If they are not already a library member, it is free to join!

Make sure you collect yours before they’re all gone!!

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Hubert, heartbroken children Denise, Vincent, Robert and Sinéad, Sinéad’s fiance Joe, brothers Pat and Sylvester, grandchildren Dearbhla, Aoibheann, Roisín, Caoimhe and Evelyn, daughters-in-law Vivienne and Sheena, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends on the death of Margaret Mulhall (nee McArdle), Rakeevan, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away on Saturday, 12th  August 2023, suddenly at Cavan General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Margaret’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Thursday, August 17th and afterwards, Margaret’s remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery. 

Presentation Night : Saturday, August 26th: Presentation night of the recent Mattie Cahill Fundraising event in the Royal Breffni, Tierworker from 9.30pm. Monies (€95,000) will be presented on the night. Cathal Dolan will provide the music. Admission free and all are 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.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Ken , daughters Caroline, Fiona and Julie, son Peter, sisters Nuala, Rose, Martina, Colette, Claire, Geraldine and Carmel, grandchildren, sister in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends on the death of Mary Curtis (nee Clarke) U.K and formerly Monaghanoose, Bailieborough, Cavan, who passed away on  Wednesday, 16th  August 2023, peacefully at her residence in the U.K. Mary was predeceased by her brothers P.J and Denis.

Mary’s Funeral will take place in U.K. A memorial Mass will take place in Bailieborough at a later date.

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: Bailieboro Celtic AFC are holding an Open training session for our Girls teams; U12(born 2012/2013) /U14(born 2010/2011) in preparation for the upcoming 2023/2024 CMUL winter season on this Wednesday evening,  23rd  August, from 6-7pm at The Vale soccer grounds. No previous experience playing soccer necessary.

New friends, new skills and plenty of fun guaranteed.


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: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Saturday, September 9th: Booking with Noel on 087 265 4787. A coach will be leaving Bailieborough Community Centre at a time to be arranged later.

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.

Cavan Institute Open Day: Friday, September 1st from 9.00am to 4.00pm.: If you are taking a gap year, undecided on which career path you wish to take, deferring your CAO course or returning to education to upskill or re-train, please drop in and discuss your options.

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!

Walk, Jog or Run:  Run, Walk or Jog takes place at 8pm at the Chapel car park, Lakeshore, Bailieborough on every Monday and Wednesday. It’s a fun, free activity, all newcomers welcome.  All welcome. 

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 21st August 2023

Seniors; Attention will turn to the new Cootehill Hurling 7s competition in September before the league starts. Training will return in the next few weeks.

Under 17/15/13/11/9/7; Congratulations to ECGs Liam Brady, Shane Kelly, Finan Kerr,Haiyden Hanratty and Ben O’Flaherty who played and won for Cavan U15s v Louth in Darver on Saturday last.

The U11s had a good game in difficult conditions away to Inniskeen on Friday last. The final round of the league is away to Monaghan Harps on Sunday next.

Under 7 and Under 9 return in September.

The week ahead:

Sunday; U11s away to Monaghan Harps 11am.

Club contacts;

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

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