Bailieborough News. February 19th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Launch of Tidy Towns Plan – Landscape and Natural Heritage Design Proposal:

Bailieborough Tidy Towns in conjunction with the Town Centre First initiative have been working together to develop a new Tidy Town Plan for Bailieborough. The aim of the plan is to aid Bailieborough plan and manage current and future projects within the remit of the National Tidy Towns Competition. The launch of the plan will take place on Thursday, 29th February in Bailieborough Courthouse at 7.30pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

For further details in respect of the event please contact:

Seamus Rahill, Bailieborough Tidy Towns: or

Caroline Brady, Town Regeneration Officer Cavan Co. Council:

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

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.

 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: All floats welcome : Vintage cars, bikes,  tractors,

Comedy floats, Sports clubs,  All Business Floats, Entry of floats is FREE of charge.

Great chance to promote your business club etc.

 P rizes to be awarded:  Best Comedy Float €500,  Best Club €300, Best Commercial Float €200 and there will also be a prize for the Best Window. There will also be a Marching Band, Comedy, Fancy Dress and lots, lots more.  

Saint Anne’s National School: Parents Association: The Saint Anne’s N.S. Parents Association are holding a ‘Bake Sale’ on Sunday, March 3rd at 11.00am in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. Why not pop over for a cake! Raffle for great prizes, Kid’s gifts and Mother’s Day hampers. All donations welcome and can be dropped off at 10.15am. Raffle for spot prizes on the day. Please support.

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.

Information evening in Bailieborough on supports available for vacant and derelict buildings and energy upgrades for businesses.

Cavan County Council in collaboration with Cavan County Local Development

(CCLD) will host an information evening for owners of vacant and derelict properties

as well as for businesses to hear about supports that are currently available to them

for refurbishment, and for energy upgrades of their properties. The event will take

place on Monday 4th  March in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm. The event is free and

while it is targeted at businesses and property owners in Bailieborough, it is open to

everyone to attend. A number of companies will be attending on the night to provide

advice and information on retrofitting for businesses.

For further details in respect of the event please contact:

Caroline Brady, Town Regeneration Officer, Cavan County Council: or Mary McCabe SEC Mentor CCLD:

Knockbride Bazaar: The Knockbride bazaar takes place in in Tunnyduff Hall on Friday next, 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 children, Tommie, Annie, Stephen, Johnnie, Martin, Louise and Richard, brothers Raymond, Tony, Alfie and Desmond, sister Kathleen, grandchildren, great grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and large circle of friends on the death of John (Johnnie) Gilsenan, Tierworker, Kells, Co. Meath, who passed away on Saturday, 17th February 2024, peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Johnnie was predeceased by his wife Phylis and daughter Dawn. 

Johnnie’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Patrick’s Church, Tierworker on Monday, February 19th  and  afterwards Johnnie’s remains were laid to rest in the new Moybologue Cemetery.

Bridge: Bridge Results: Tuesday, February 13th, 2024:  1st Rosaleen Mackey and Kathy O’Sullivan. 2nd Tom Moran and John Mcgahan. Joint 3rd: Vera Bell and Una Stafford and Brendan Gavin and Colette Gavin. Best Gross.. Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson.. Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Killann Community Games: Following on from our meeting last Thursday evening, Killann Community Games hope to enter teams/individuals in the following competitions:

Gaelic football – U10 Boys, U12 Girls, U14 Girls,

Outdoor Soccer – U12 Girls, U15 Girls,

Athletics – U8, U10, U12, U14, U16,



However, we would love to provide the children and teenagers living within our Bailieborough/Shercock catchment area with the opportunity to compete in some other events, and with that in mind, we have selected the following additional competitions for the coming year. Obviously, this depends on having adequate numbers interested, but also, having more parents/adults on board to help out.

Futsal – U13 Girls, U15 Girls

Rounders – U13, U15

Tag Rugby/Rugby 7’s

Hurling – U11 Boys


Quiz U14

Chess U11, U13, U16

Debating U16

If you have a child interested in participating in any of these competitions, or, perhaps they have an interest in another event, please contact us via our Facebook page.

The full list of events can be explored on the Community Games website:

Finally, if you are a parent/adult with some experience in any of the above events, and would consider giving a hand or even doing a bit of coaching, please get in touch via our FB page.

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.

Cavan Sports Partnership: Women’s ‘Dip and Dash’ : Kick off Women in Sport week by signing up to our ‘Dip and Dash’ event taking place in Bailieborough Leisure Club.

Complete a 200 m swim followed by a 2k walk or run.

Enjoy a complimentary coffee and a treat once you complete the course.

A Dip and Dash is the perfect way to try out a dual sport, have fun and meet other like minded women! The event takes place at Bailieborough Leisure Centre on Sunday, March 3rd, commencing at 9.00am.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 next February 24th  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 19th February 2024

Senior; County lads have no competitive fixture this week as they prepare for the big trip out west to take on Mayo next weekend.

Club adult training is a few weeks away in preparation for what promises to be a very competitive season ahead.

Cavan U20s; Another good workout for this squad, with ECG men in tow on Sunday v a Strong Tyrone side in Kingspan Breffni. Special mention to Cian O’Brien who made his competitive debut. Onwards and upwards for this squad as they head for Armagh next week for round 3.

After school hurling; Full steam ahead for the three venues in Shercock, Mullagh and Bailieborough all the way until Easter.

New club app; We now have our own app. Look up East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club wherever you get your apps!

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

Thursday; After school hurling Mullagh Community Sports Centre. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm,

Friday; After school hurling Bailieborough Community School Sports hall. Up to 3rd class 2.45pm, 4th-6th class 3.45. All after school sessions €3 each please.

Saturday;NHL 3A v Mayo away in Hastings Insurance MacHale Park 2pm.

Sunday;.Cavan U20s v Armagh U20s.

Club contacts;

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

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