Bailieborough News. February 12th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

Photographic Exhibition:Friends of Castle Lake Catchment photography exhibition, ‘The Colour of Nature’, takes place at the Library until the end of February.

Cake Sale: Bailieborough Shamrocks Cake Sale on Sunday 18th  February from 10.30- 12pm in the Bailieborough Shamrocks Clubhouse at St. Annes Park.

All donations of baked goods welcome and can be dropped off on the day.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: We are thrilled to announce that Abaana’s New Life Choir will be travelling all the way from Uganda to perform for us on Monday 18th  March. Make sure to keep this night free and invite your friends and family as it is sure to be an incredible night.

 Disco: A Juvenile Valentine’s Disco will take place on this Friday 16th  February in St Anne’s Park at 8pm. All chilren from second class to sixth class are invited to attend.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group:

Next social meeting is on Tuesday, February 27th in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Volunteers Needed: Calling new volunteers to help out this year for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Please contact any committee member for further details.

All floats welcome.  Vintage cars, bikes and tractors. Comedy floats, Sports clubs and

all Business floats.

Entry of floats is free of charge

Great chance to promote your business club etc.

Prizes for best float, best comedy also best dressed window in town.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: A big “Thank You ” to Cavan Kayak Run for their generous donation of €1000.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

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.

Knockbride Bazaar: The Knockbride bazaar takes place in in Tunnyduff Hall on Friday 23rd  February at 8pm. Great selection of prizes and everyone welcome.

 Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls continues on Wednesday’s at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Andrina, daughter Patricia (Daniel), son Kevin, grandchildren Coragh and Sean, brothers Noel (Doris), Sean (Eileen), Aidan and Leonard, sisters Maura, Geraldine (Seamus), Patricia (Vincent), uncle and aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Kevin Fitzpatrick, Coventry U.K and formerly of Latsey, Canningstown, Co. Cavan, who passed away at home in Coventry, on Saturday, 13th  January, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Kevin was predeceased by his father Ben, mother Minnie and brothers Raymond and Bernard.

Kevin’s Funeral Mass took place on Thursday, 8th  February, in St. Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West (Tunnyduff) and afterwards, Kevin’s remains were laid to rest inThe Church of Mary Immaculate Cemetery, Virginia. 

Bridge: Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence, Adult Classes: Improve your strength, fitness, flexability, stamina and agility. Takes place every Friday evening in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8.00pm. All enquiries to 085 127 1979.

Women’s World Day of Prayer: The ‘Women’s World Day of Prayer’ Service will be held in Corglass Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 1st at 8.00pm. Guest speaker will be Jenny Horner. Everyone welcome.

Bailieborough Library: ‘Thank you’ to everyone who attended the January meeting of the Library Book Club. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday,  February 27th  at 6.30pm and new members are always welcome. Copies of February’s read, ‘Antarctica’ by Claire Keegan are available to borrow at the Library desk.

FREE Oral Irish workshop for Leaving Cert students at the Library on Saturday February 17th at 10.30am-12.30pm. Workshop will be facilitated by a qualified L.C Irish teacher!
Ring 042 9665779 to book your place and places are limited!

Craft Group meets every Friday at 10.30am and new members are always welcome

‘Colour of Nature’ Photographic Exhibition featuring images from the local catchment area may be viewed at the Library during Library opening hours.

Killann Community Games: Killann Community Games, covering the towns of Bailieborough and Shercock, are looking for helpers to come on board for this year’s competition. For the past two years we have entered teams in boys/girls Gaelic football, Soccer, Athletics and Swimming. We would like to give our local kids the opportunity to participate in some more of the many activities the Community Games offers, but in order to do so, we need volunteers.

Whether you’re interested in helping to introduce a particular event for our local children or are just curious as to what the community games is all about, you’re very welcome to come along on this Thursday evening, February 15th in the Bailie Hotel at 8.30pm, where any questions will be answered, with absolutely no obligation on anyone. The full list of events can be checked out at:

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the first Wednesday—please note the change of day— of each month from 2pm-4.30pm. No appointment is necessary.

Regretted Death: Irene Shanley (née Millar), formerly of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and Clara, Co. Offaly, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, 30th  January 2024, in the wonderful care of Kew House Care Home, Wimbledon, London.

Irene was predeceased by her beloved Jimmy.  Irene will be deeply missed by Susan, John and Paul, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family, extended family and many friends.

Irene’s Funeral Service and cremation will take place on Monday, 4th  March in North East Surrey Crematorium.

 Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

Bailieborough Red Coss: A huge ‘Thank You’ to Cavan Kayak-Run Club for their donation to the Bailieborough Red Cross.  The funds were raised in the Post Christmas Run /Walk. The other recipients were the Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Fund. Thanks again.

Deepest Sympathy: Eileen Cantillon,( nee Murray), Killahan, Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry and formerly of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, passed away peacefully, following a short illness on Thursday, 8th February 2024, in the exceptional care of the Palliative Care Team, University Hospital, Kerry surrounded by her loving family in her 89th  year.

Eileen was predeceased by her brother Pat and her sister Alice.

Eileen will be sadly missed and forever loved by her devoted husband Richard, son Bernard, daughter Julie (Uí Chonghaile), daughter- in- law Sheila, son- in- law Traolach and her adored grandchildren, Caoimhe, Emma, Sadhbh, David, Aisling, Éabha and Niamh, brother John, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Requiem Mass was celebrated for Eileen, on Monday morning, February 12th in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney followed by burial in Kyrie Eleison Cemetery, Abbeydorney.

Celebrating ‘Ireland Reads Day’ 2024 : The Library will host a FREE ‘Mindfulness’ Story time and Art workshop for children aged 8-12 years on Saturday February 24 from 10.30am-12.30pm. Booking essential at 042 9665779

Next library Reading Group meeting on Tuesday, February 27th  at 6.30pm. New members are always welcome!

 St. Vincent De Paul: To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club: Hurling News 12th  February 2024

Senior; NHL Division 3A, Cavan 3-19 Louth 1-19.

An excellent result and another very entertaining encounter in Kingspan Breffni on Saturday last.

Again East Cavan Gaels men to the fore, Liam O’Brien with 1-10, Nicky Kenny with 1-2, Jack Barry linking well and Rory Farell and Jack McGuinness, the latter making his competitive intercounty debut enlightened with a last minute point to help secure the result, introduced midway through the second half.

A first win at this level in well over a generation shows the improvement in Cavans overall performances while keeping the scoreboard ticking over.

Well done to all.

Jack McGuinness; Another proud day for the club. Following James Tully’s debut last week it was the turn this week of Jack McGuinness to make his Senior intercounty competitive debut on Saturday v Louth when introduced in the second half, with his club colleague Rory Farrell. And to top it off he hit the final point of the day to help secure the points.

Another of our East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club production line having joined us, with his brother Kyle, as a five year old in 2009. Playing all age grades with club and county, Saturday capped an impressive journey for a fine young man with a big future in the game. Mam and Dad, Maureen and Galwayman Cyril are rightly delighted with their boys achievements on the hurling fields.

Congratulations Jack and well done!

Cavan U20s; A good workout for this squad, with ECG men in tow on Sunday in defeat to Donegal. These lads are learning all the time with some banging on the door of the Senior squad. Next up is the visit of Tyrone next weekend.

After school hurling; A very positive return with the three venues and the welcome return to Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall. Just Mullagh and Shercock this week due to the mid term break.


The week ahead: Wednesday; After school hurling Shercock. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm, 4th-6th class 4.30pm.

Thursday; After school hurling Mullagh. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm, 4th-6th class 4.30pm.

Friday; No after school in Bailieborough as hall closed this week.

Sunday;.Cavan U20s v Tyrone

Club contacts;

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

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.