Bailieborough News. December 13th 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Christmas Masses in St. Annes: With the ongoing Covid situation, once again this will be a different Christmas. Arrangements for St. Annes are as follows: Mass on Christmas Eve at 4.00pm and 7.00pm, Mass on Christmas Day at 10.00am. As happened last year, the 4.00pm Christmas Eve Mass is reserved for older parishioners and people who may feel vulnerable due to Covid. It is not a Mass for children.  The 7pm and 10am Masses are open to everyone. There will be no midnight Mass because it was poorly attended last year. This will be reviewed next year.

Christmas Masses in Killann and Shercock: Christmas Eve: Killann—7.00pm, Shercock—8.30pm.

Christmas Day: Killann—10.00am and Shercock—11.30am.

Christmas Confessions: St. Annes, Bailieborough: Sunday next, December 19th from 3.00pm to 3.50pm, followed by Advent Prayer Service at 4.00pm.

St. Patrick’s Church, Shercock: Wednesday, December 22nd, 10am to 10.30am and 7.00pm to 8.00pm.

Bailieborough Church of Ireland: Christmas Services: Sunday 19th  December 10:30am in Knockbride – ‘Carols Service’ , 2.00pm in Mullagh ‘Carols Service’

7.00pm in Bailieborough ‘Lessons & Carols’.

Christmas Eve 7pm Mullagh, 8:30pm Shercock.

Christmas Day Celebrations: 10am Bailieborough, 11:30am Knockbride.

Sunday 26th December: United Service in Knockbride Church at 11:30am.

Link Credit Union: Annual General Meeting: The Annual General Meeting of the Link Credit Union will take place virtually via the Zoom Platform on Thursday, 16th  December at 7pm.

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughter Denise, sons David, Keneth and Gordon, sister Eva, brothers Roy and Nevie, grandchildren Katie and Taylor, daughter in law Cathy, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends on the death of  Margaret Clarke, (nee Fisher), Woodview, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, at Cavan General Hospital on Friday, December 3rd 2021. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Aiden. 

 Margaret’s Funeral Service took place in Trinity Presbyterian Church on Monday, December 6th and following which, Margaret’s remains were laid to rest in Urcher graveyard.

Bailieborough Library:

Last few copies of ‘County Cavan and the revolutionary years, 1918-22’ available FREE at the library

FREE and Confidential Adult Guidance and Information Drop In Service.

Meet with an Adult Guidance Counsellor to discuss your education and training options.

No need to book!

Bailieborough Library on Thursday 16th  December 10am – 1pm.

Public computers, seating areas and study spaces are now available at Bailieborough Library. We couldn’t be more pleased to have your regular Library services back in action.

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 Cancer Comfort: ‘Singing Santas’: will be back on the Main Street this Christmas Eve! Please support.

Bailieborough Conference of St. Vincent DePaul: SVP is encouraging you to pop in to your local SVP Vincent’s Charity Shop and donate €5 or more in exchange for an empty toy box and make someone’s Christmas special this year.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sons Thady and John, daughters-in law Patricia and Karen, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a wide circle of friends on the death of Frances Clarke, O’Growney Terrace, Kells, Meath / Bailieborough, Cavan who passed away peacefully at at Beaufort House, in her 96th  year, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, December 6th, 2021. 

Frances was predeceased by her parents, husband Owen, brothers Paddy and Johnny, sisters Annie and Bridget, grandson Caiden and daughter-in-law Grainne.

Frances’s Funeral Mass took place in St. St. Colmcilles Church, Kells on Friday, December  with burial afterwards in St. Colmcilles Cemetery.

Advent Prayer Service: A special ceremony to mark the season of Advent, consisting of music, reflections and prayers will be held in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Sunday, December 19th at 4.00pm.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Bailieborough Tidy Towns, the following people are on the committee: Chairperson:  Seamus Rahill. Vice-Chair person: Malcolm Gargan, Secretary: Raymond Clarke, Ass.Sec:  Alan Loughran, Treasurer: Peadar Clerkin, Committee:  Bernie Flynn. Larry Flynn, Rose Mc Cabe and Ciaran McKenna. We wish them well in their endeavours to keep our town clean and tidy along with the many volunteers needed to do so!

East Knockbride National School: Enrolment Applications are available for the 2022/2023 school year.

Please email for details.

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.