Bailieborough News. December 12th 2022 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Christmas Schedule for Killann Parish: Advent Prayer Service: A reflective Prayer Service comprising of Music and Reflections will take place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Sunday next, December 18th at 4.00pm. All welcome.

Christmas Confessions: Individual Confessions will be available in St. Annes, Bailieborough on Sunday afternoon next, December 18th from 3.00pm to 4.00pm.

Christmas Mass Schedule: St. Annes Church, Bailieborough:  Christmas Eve: Mass at 4.00pm and 7.00pm. Christmas Day: Mass at 10.00am.

St. Annes, Killann: Christmas Eve, Mass at 7.00pm and Christmas Day, Mass at 10.00am.

St. Patrick’s Church, Shercock: Mass on Christmas Eve at 9.00pm and Mass at 11.30am on Christmas Day.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Christmas Services:

Saturday 17th December: 2-4pm in Bailieborough Church Hall –‘Messy Church’.  All the usual elements of Church put together in an unusual way for the whole family to enjoy together.

Sunday 18th December: 10:30am in Shercock,‘Carols for All’ – A fun carol service suitable for all ages.

1:30pm in Mullagh, ‘Carols for All’– A fun carol service suitable for all ages.

7pm in Bailieborough, ‘Traditional Carols’ – A united carol service for the whole community.

Saturday 24th December – Christmas Eve:

7pm Mullagh- Holy Communion.

8:30pm Shercock – Holy Communion.

Sunday 25thDecember – Christmas Day:

10:00am Bailieborough – Holy Communion.

11:30am Knockbride – Holy Communion.

Bridge Club: The winners on Tuesday November 29th were:

North/South: Colette Gavin and Brendan Gavin.

East/West: Margaret Carolan and Sean Kelleher.

The Bridge club meets every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. in the Bailie Hotel.

New members welcome. Contact: or telephone 042-9667944.

Christmas Day Swim: The 29th  Annual Bailieborough Christmas Day Swim is back this year! The swim commences at 12.30pm, sharp on Christmas Day at the Town Lake. All funds raised are in aid of MS Cavan. If you would like to take part in the swim or want to fill out a sponsorship card, please contact Mary on 0860688714 or Brendan on 0872758890.

Bailieborough Garden Club ‘Christmas Night’: The Bailieborough Gardening Club, ‘Christmas Night’ takes place in Fox’s Bar, Main Street, on this Thursday evening, December 15th at 8.00pm. There will be a demonstration by Florist, Sadie Gilmore and a Fun Quiz. Tea, coffee, sandwiches, mince pies and lots of spot prizes! 10 subscription. All welcome. If interested, please text Eilish on 086 8273 470.

St. Vincent DePaul, Bailieborough: Friday 16th  December.

To say a big massive thank you to all our customers and donators for all your support through the year ,we will be raffling off some fabulous hampers and gifts on the 16th . So call in between 11am and 2pm for some light refreshments and browse through our sales on the day. Raffle tickets available at the till.

East Cavan Swim Club: Super day at the Sliabh Beagh Winter Cluster meet in Monaghan on Sunday last.  Fantastic swims and Personal Bests for our swimmers with special mention for the many swimmers for whom this was their first meet of this type. Well done again to  Alana Carling, Tommy Cullen, Clare Doherty, Emily May Flood, Rebecca Gasporovic, Tatiana Juricova, Mark Keegan, Kate Kierans, Eimear McGuirk, Daibhi and Mason Mulvany, Sarah McIntyre, Aaron, Abby and Ben Smith and Meabh Taaffe .

We have a nice medal haul home too, congratulations Alana (silver), Tommy (silver & bronze), Rebecca (bronze), Tatiana (bronze), Mark (gold, silver, 2 bronze) and Kate (silver).

Thank you to Sliabh Beagh ASC for a great day and to our own team managers and parents for helping out.

Moybologue Historical Society – Cumann Seanchais Mhaigh Bolg is delighted to present the completed audio-guide for Moybologue Old Church and Graveyard.

Expertly written and produced by Abarta Heritage, the audio guide enables the visitor and the listener alike, to discover the story of this ancient graveyard, a place of significance for centuries.

The audio guide can be accessed for free on the Abarta Heritage Web page or as a podcast on Spotify, Soundcloud, Audible, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

We hope you enjoy listening to this audio guide and discovering the History, Heritage and Folklore of this countryside gem in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: “Thank you ” to all who attended and took part in the Christmas Reflection ceremony on Thursday night last.

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.

Cavan /Monaghan Education and Training Board: Adult Guidance and Information, drop-in centre will take place at Bailieborough Library on Thursday, January 12th, 2023 from 10.00am to 1.00pm. Free and confidential guidance from a Professional Guidance Councillor. FREE advice on return to education and careers!  All welcome.

Spark Magazine: SPARK magazine was first published in 1993 as a cross border project and has continued annually ever since. Its former editor was based in Co Fermanagh but this year the magazine was edited and published by Bailie Publications, Bailieborough. It is available in Halls/Nearby, Main Street. SPARK magazine is a border counties history review full of interesting facts and information.

 Congratulations: Congratulations and Well Done to local photographer Ollie Gargan, whose photo of Saint Marys Church in Cross, Cavan has won 2nd prize in this years ‘Wiki Loves Monuments’, photo competition. Ollie also won 3rd  with his photo of Kylemore Church. He also had 3 other images highly commended, and won a special award for best upload, in the Connaught region, with his photo of Saint Mary’s Church in Galway. This is the world’s biggest photography competition, in terms of the massive amount of entries it receives every year, so well done Ollie on this fantastic achievement. 

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: Now heres something worth celebrating….. After a tremendous year, our Camogie Girls are being presented with their medals on Friday 23rd December at 7pm in the Clubhouse. And who better than our own Leanne Kiernan to be the Special Guest on the evening. We look forward to a lovely evening celebrating the success of the Camogie Club and of course welcoming Leanne home once again. All welcome.