Bailieborough News. August 9th 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

New Mural in the Playground: Congratulations to all the young people involved in curating and producing the stunning new mural advocating positive Mental Health, which has recently been erected in our local playground to remind our children the importance of good mental health. Thank you to the local Foroige young workers Alma McCabe and Sharon Ivers working alongside our local Gardai in the community – Juvenile Liason Officer, Garda Edel Gilliland, Garda Ciara Logue, Garda Sarra Hadi, Student Garda Lorna Reilly and Garda Lisa Stephens. Congratulations to artist Elaine Agnew for her curatorial work on this project and to Henry Rogers for his constant help in the local community and in particular placing this beautiful piece of artwork in the playground ably assisted by Martin Brady. Cavan Foroige District Council

St. Annes: Temporary Curate for the Parish: Bishop Martin Hayes has decided to appoint a temporary Curate to the Parish, who will be based in Shercock.  Fr. Peter Okpetu—who is currently working in Cavan Parish—will come to Killann Parish from the beginning of September until Christmas. It is hoped that another Priest will then take over from January until Easter 2022. The Bishop would like to make a more permanent appointment to Shercock next summer and hopefully that will come to pass. Without a Priest based in Shercock, the pastoral area of Killann, Knockbride and Kilmainhamwood and Moybologue cannot function. The extra Priest in Shercock means that there is an extra man who can provide cover in the surrounding Parishes in the event of sickness, at holiday time and when the unanticipated occurs.

For the time being, it will be great to have the help and support of Fr. Peter from September until Christmas. We hope he will receive a warm welcome when he arrives. His generosity in agreeing to move from Cavan for three months during the Parish’s time of need is much appreciated by Fr. Ultan.

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.   

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.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C:   New players are always 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: