Bailieborough News. December 20th 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Thank You: The Clarke family would like to thank everyone for their support, kind words and generosity in their recent fundraiser in memory of Pat Clarke (milkman). A massive 12,800 was raised for Cavan/Monaghan Palliative Care and we hope this will help them continue their trojan work.

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:

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.

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Tom, sister Bernadette, nieces Aoife and Lian, brothers-in-law Patrick and Brian, sisters-in-law Anna, Catherina, Stephanie, Lucy, Bernadette and many cousins, friends and neighbours on the death of Catherine Mahony (nee Mallon) Donabate Village, Co. Dublin and formerly Druminespic, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 15th  December 2021, after a short illness, at St Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown. Catherine was predeceased by her father Owen, mother Margaret and brother Patrick,

Catherine’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Saturday, December 18th and afterwards, Catherine’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery. 

Knockbride Christmas Masses and Confessions: Knockbride West:

Christmas Eve 9.00 PM.

Christmas Day 11.30 AM.

St. Stephens Day 11.30 AM .

Knockbride East :

Christmas Eve 7.00 PM.

Christmas Day 10.00 AM.

St. Stephens Day 10.00 AM.

CONFESSIONS and celebration of the Sacrament of Penance,

In East Knockbride after morning Mass on Wednesday 22nd, December.

In West Knockbride after evening Mass on Thursday 23rd,  December.

Bailieborough Library: Christmas Opening Times: Thursday, December 23rd, 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Friday, December 24th, Closed.

Tuesday, December 28th, Closed.

Wednesday, December 29th, 10.00am to 1.15pm and 2.15pm to 5.15pm.

Thursday, December 30th, 10.00am to 5.15pm.

Friday, December 31st, Closed.

Saturday, January 1st, Closed.

Tuesday, January 4th, Normal Hours resume.

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 sister Viviene, niece Tara, nephew Alastair, relatives, many friends, associates and neighbours on the death of Michael Crean, Fern Hill Avenue, Walkinstown, Dublin 12 and late of Lower Main Street, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan,  who passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff at the Marlay Nursing Home, Dublin on Tuesday, December 14th, 2021. Michael was predeceased by his parents Charles and Kathleen Crean. 

Michael’s Funeral Mass took place in the Church of The Holy Spirit, Greenhills, Dublin on Saturday, December 18th which was followed by the interment of Michael’s remains in St. Annes Cemetery, Bailieborough.  

 Christmas Day Swim: Due to the high number of Covid 19 cases and with everyone ‘s best interests in mind. there will NOT be an organised swim in the Town Lake on Christmas day.

If they wish, people can swim in their own family groups at a time that suits them. Keep safe and healthy.Wishing everyone a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year. Best wishes for 2022.

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

Please email for details.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sons, Peter, Thomas and John Paul, brother Peter, sisters Anna, Maggie and Alice, daughters in law Raj and Charlene, grandchild Tomas Rian, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews and extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Thomas “Tommy” Halpin, (“Halfpenny”), Nolagh, Shercock, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Tuesday, December 14th  peacefully, at his residence. Thomas was predeceased by his wife Margaret.  

Tommy’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Friday, December 17th  and afterwards Tommy’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.  

Christmas Car Parking: Clarke’s car park, off the Shercock Road, is open to all Bailieborough shoppers this Christmas and New Year. We know finding a parking spot, especially on Main Street at this time of year, is tricky. So feel free to park up, stroll through the shop onto Main Street and shop to your heart’s content! 

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.

Wishing all readers a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year.