Bailieborough News. December 6th 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Castle Lake Forest Demense: The Castle Lake committee chaired by Kevin Smith and facilitated by Bailieborough Development Association applied for funding for improved parking on The Cavan Road entrance as it does not currently have adequate parking facilties for the numbers using it.

This project proposes to improve access to the park at this entrance by enhancing carparking facilities just inside the entrance to the park at this location, creating an additional 30 spaces and creating safer and improved access to the forest, lake and trails.

A new 150Sqm family picnic and rest area will also be created along the trails, which will provide a safe, accessible space within which to enjoy the outdoors.

Special thanks to Heather Humphreys department for their continued and ongoing support for Bailieborough and Cavan County Council‘s, Joanne Hayes and John Donohoe for helping us with the application., Sarah O Reilly, County Councillor founder and member of the committee who has brought so much to the area. This latest round of funding represents over €250,000 invested in the forest by the committee over the past 4 years.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: The collection of photographs ‘Portraits of Bailieborough Town’ will be on display in the Courthouse on Lower Main Street, Bailieborough on the following dates and times:  Wed.8th December –11am to 4pm. Thur. 9th December– 10am to 2pm. Fri. 10th December–11am to 4pm. Sat. 11th December –11am to 4pm. Sunday 12th December– 2pm to 4pm. Closing day.

The Saint Vincent DePaul Annual Christmas Appeal: takes place this year on December 11th and 12th. We thank you for your ongoing generosity. Your support can be given in several ways: by the usual collection boxes outside Churches or by taking the Blue prepaid envelopes, which are available in Church porches or on the collection tables outside the Churches. All monies donated via these envelopes will be returned to the local SVP Conference, to provide much needed support to those in need in our community.

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. You can register your interest in attending by emailing by 5.30pm on Friday, 10th  December.

Our calendar competition has been judged and we can now announce that this years winner is Kevin Gorman from Bailieborough.

Kevin’s fantastic image of The Town Lake in Bailieborough will feature on the front of the Link Credit Union 2022 calendar.

We had some fantastic entrants this year some of which will feature throughout the calendar.

Our calendar will be available mid-December. Keep an eye out for further updates.

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Joan, sons John and Noel, sister Johanna and adored grandchildren Caoibhe and Barry, great grandchildren Ben, Bonnie and Alex, John’s partner Ciara, daughter-in-law Angie, grandson in law Ali, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbours on the death of Matthew McCabe, (Mattie) – (Goatstown and formerly of Kilnacross, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan) who passed away peacefully, in his 98th year at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin on Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Mattie was predeceased by his brothers, sisters and daughter-in-law Veronica. Mattie’s Funeral Mass took place in the Church of the Holy Cross, Dundrum on Tuesday, November 30th  followed by burial in Shanganagh Cemetery. 

Bailieborough Library: Library FREE online Clayotic workshop on Saturday December 11th,2021. Collect your Clayotic pack at the Library while stocks last, and log on to make a beautiful Christmas decoration. Hurry before they are all gone!

Why not visit the Library on Saturday December 11thand spend some quality FREE Family time. Lots of new stock on offer and great Christmas books. Free WIFI, colouring pages, online story time and FREE online Clayotic workshop.

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!   

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Rose, sons and daughters Bernie (Simon), Paul, Laurence Junior (Lydia), John (Karen), Kathleen, Sharon (Paudie), Cathal (Michelle), Brendan (Nicola), brothers, sister, grandchildren, sons in law, daughters in law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Larry Gillick, Drumooslin, Bailieborough, Co Cavan who passed away peacefully, at Cavan General Hospital, on Friday,  November 26th  2021, surrounded by his family.

Larry’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church on Tuesday, November 30th and afterwards, Larry’s remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s 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.

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

Please email for details.

Bailieborough’s Fittest Family!!: This event will take place on Sunday next, December 12th, commencing at 12 noon from the Chapel Road Car Park. Registration will take place from 11am onwards. Entry fee is €5, per person. All Families, Groups, Individuals, Clubs and Teams are invited to participate. All welcome, fun and refreshments afterwards. New routes, more prizes, more fun!!

East Cavan Gaels: Juvenile Hurling: 

 Hurling Training: Come and give it a go. Every Saturday 3 and 4pm for U7 and U9 respectively. Equipment supplied while learning.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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.

Helping our Homeless: Christmas Collection: Bailieborough Tesco Store from 10am to 5.00pm on Saturday, December 11th

Any donations of the following items will be greatly appreciated: non-perishable food, toys, clothes, toiletries and shoe boxes.

Deepest Sympathy:Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Edel, son Garret, daughter Lisa, daughter-in-law Deborah, son-in-law Arron, grandchildren Tammy, Shane, T.J, Jack and Sarah, brother Michael, sisters Maeve and Antoinette, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends on the death of Gerry Callaghan, Carnaville, Moynalty, Kells, Co. Meath/ Tierworker, Co. Cavan, who passed away suddenly at his residence on Monday, November 22nd 2021.

Gerry’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Mary’s Church, Moynalty on Saturday, November 27th and afterwards, his remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: Our Juvenile Boys AGM will take place on Saturday next, 11th  December in the Clubhouse at 7pm. Please use sanitisers, wear masks, have covid Certs and wear coats as windows will be open. We’ll see you all there !

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.