Bailieborough News. February 1st 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Vandalism: More wanton vandalism, this time to the plaque recently put in place at the ‘Tree of Hope’ planted beside the Town Lake. Some members of our community obviously don’t appreciate others feelings. A sad reflection of the times we live in!

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Bailieborough Tidy Towns have set up a Go Fund Me page. Due to Covid we couldn’t have our annual Christmas draw. All donations will go towards the hanging baskets, flowers on the roundabouts and to replace trees and hedging stolen from the Cavan road and also to do some drainage work.The link is

https://gofund.me67d75b26 Keep Bailieborough colourful during these strange times.

St. Annes: Current Covid-19 Restrictions: Parish Webcam: The webcam is giving trouble. We have been advised to update our system to fibre optic broadband and this will happen over the next fortnight. Unfortunately, this increases our monthly bill to the webcam company. The webcam is now a neccessity and is much appreciated by parishioners. Sadly, it also has to be paid for. This is a gentle reminder, that your financial support is needed more than ever at this time if we are to pay our bills and maintain our current level of service to you all.

 Remember that Mass can be heard on the radio at 107.8FM in the Bailieborough area and 92FM in Shercock.

Feast of St. Blaise: The blessing will be given on the webcam/radio at Masses next weekend and at Mass on the Feast Day itself Wednesday, February 3rd. It is not possible to give individual blessings at this time.

Public Masses are suspended until at least March 5th.  All Masses and Parish Funerals can be viewed on the Parish webcam or can be heard by tuning in the radio to 107.8 F.M.

Due to the new restrictions, only six guests may participate in a wedding. At present only 10 people may attend a Funeral. No baptisms may take place at the present time.

Due to Covid restrictions, the Parish Office will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Please feel free to contact Fr. Ultan for assistance on 087 341 8037 or 042 96 65117.   

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughters Pauline and Ann, sons Tony and Martin, sisters Margaret and Nora, sons-in-law Dessie Connolly and Paddy Monahan, grandchildren Stephen, Rebecca, Pairic, Sarah and Caolan, great-granddaughter, Mila, brothers in-law Dermot Reilly and Michéal Neasy, sister in-law Kathleen Smith, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Kathleen McCourt (née Smith), McSwiney Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth and formerly of Tunnyduff, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, in the loving care of the staff of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda on Friday, January 22nd. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband Gerry, parents John-Bernard and Katie, and brothers Jim and Benny. 

Kathleen’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Nicholas’ Church, Dundalk on Monday, January 25th followed by burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Dundalk.


St. Vincent DePaul: Due to Level 5 restrictions, the St. Vincent DePaul Shop ‘Vincents’ on Main St, will be closed for the foreseeable future. The Society ask that you hold onto any donations you may have, until the shop re-opens. Please do not leave any donations outside of the shop as they will be subjected to the elements and will have to be disposed of. The Society look forward to taking them in, when the shop re-opens.

Also remember that you can shop on-line with the Saint Vincent DePaul.


National Learning Network, Cootehill Road, Cavan are offering FREE training.

Free transport provided.  Retain benefits. Get meal/travel allowance. Centre based and remote learning. Laptops provided. Start anytime throughout year.

Get QQI 3/QQI 4 qualifications / Computer qualifications / ECDL / work placement experience.

Contact Jackie 087 205 4560 / 049 4331544 for further details.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: As lockdown has returned, we thought we would return to ‘Word at Noon’ from Monday-Friday each week. We hope these daily readings and reflections will be of some help in this tough time.

Services: Due to level 5 restrictions we cannot meet in our Church buildings, so our service this week will be on Facebook (or on YouTube under ‘bailieborough group of parishes’) from 10:30am this Sunday, 7th February.

St. Annes National School Enrolment: Parents seeking to enrol their child/children in St. Annes National School for the 2021/2022 school year, are requested to return a completed enrolment application form before this Friday, February 5th 2021. Enrolment application forms are available from the school website: or by emailing—

Bailieboro Community Alert.  For anyone who needs assistance, help is available, contact Kevin Carolan 0863759627. You must have your Eircode at hand for us to make contact with you.

St. Felim’s. N.S., (The Vale) is currently inviting applications for enrolment for 2021/2022. A copy of the school’s Admission Policy, Annual Admission Notice and the Application Form for Admission for 2021-2022 school year is available as follows—1) To download on the school website— under Admissions or 2)by completing the online Application Form for Admission via link available on the school website— under Admissions or 3) on request—by emailing or in writing to St. Felim’s N.S., Leiter, Bailieborough, A82 CX30. Completed forms to be returned to the school by this Friday, February 5th 2021.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Hazelene, sons and daughters Lynne, David, Bradley, Duane, Dawne and Andrea, brother Roy, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends on the death of Winston Turner, Lear, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at Cavan General Hospital on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021. Winston was predeceased by his sister Noelene.

Winston’s Funeral Service took place in Corglass Presbyterian Church on Thursday, January 28th followed by cremation afterwards in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.   

Bailieborough Library: Unfortunately, due to the Level 5 restrictions, the Library will remain closed for the foreseeable future. The online Library is available, anytime, anywhere! Throughout the coming weeks, you can access free eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, online courses and international newspapers! Our delivery service to members of our community who are vulnerable/cocooning will continue for the foreseeable future.

Did you know there are hundreds of online courses available FREE to library members?

Learning something new can really help with looking after our mental wellbeing. There’s lots of courses to choose from – from bread baking to interior design!

Join the library and find lots of resources to #KeepWell at

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to son Sean, daughters, Mary, Eilleen, Michelle and Tracey, sisters Rosie and Peggy (London), grandchildren, great grandchildren, son in law, daughter in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on the death of Elizabeth (Betty) McCabe (nee McGrath) Main St, Ballypooreen, Co Tipperary and formerly of  Anne St, Bailieborough, Co Cavan who passed away peacefully at South Tipperary General Hospital on Tuesday, January 26th 2021. Betty was predeceased by her husband Johnnie.

Betty’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Thursday, January 28th following which her remains were laid to rest  in St Brigid’s Cemetery, Knockbride West (Tunnyduff).   


Bailieborough Red Cross:   We continue to be available to assist any one still staying at home. If you have GP or Hospital appointments or require medication delivery’s .
Please contact us on 086 8968928 or email @ or 

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.