Bailieborough News. February 26th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

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

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Public Meeting: You are welcome to the launch of the new Tidy Town Landscape and Natural Heritage plan for Bailieborough on Thursday, 29th  February in the Courthouse at 7.30pm. Come along and hear about the exciting projects planned for our town.

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, March 12th in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

Deepest Sympathy: The death has occurred of Eugene (Janie) Smith, Stramaquerty, Virginia, Co. Cavan and late of Drumbannon, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, peacefully at his daughter Mary Delaney’s home, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 20th, 2024. Eugene was recently predeceased by his brother Vincent (London), his wife Mary, his grandson Simon and grand daughter Emma and great grandson Daniel, his sister Mary and brothers Peter and Nicholas. Eugene will be sadly missed by his loving daughter Mary and his son Patsy (Carlanstown), his son in law Joe, his daughter in law Mary, his grandchildren Sharon (Finnegan), Wayne, Peter, Donna and Kelly, his fourteen great grandchildren, his sisters Eileen and Peggy, brothers in law, sister in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Eugene’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Ultan’s Church, Killinkere on Thursday, February 22nd 2024 and afterwards Eugene’s remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Bailieborough.

New Board Members Needed: Bailieborough Resource childcare are actively seeking new directors and members to join our Board of Management / Trustees.

We are a community based service run by a voluntary Board of Management. The Board of Management is made up of a mixture of parents of children attending the service, local interested people and people that have skills and knowledge that are particularly useful on a board. (Such skills might include budgeting, accounting, childcare management, human resources, management experience etc.)

If you think you might interested in becoming a member or director of our BOM, please email  with an expression of interest.

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 :An information evening on the supports available for vacant and derelict buildings from SEAI and Local Enterprise Office as well as information on energy upgrades for businesses will take place on Monday next, 4th  March at 7.30pm in the Bailie Hotel. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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

Teen Girl Bailieborough Forest Camp: As part of Women In Sport Week, Cavan Sports Partnership are delighted to run a Teen Girl Forest Camp on Saturday 9th  March from 2pm-5pm in Bailieborough Castle Lake Forest.

Cost €12 (excluding online booking fee)

This fun, sociable and interactive Camp will involve adventure walks, nature crafts, bushcraft tool skills and much more!

To register click the link below…/bailieborough-teen-girl…


Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to loving wife Ann, sons Declan and Padraig, daughter-in-law Aisling, adored grandchildren Shane, Laura and Alannah, brother Matt, sisters-in-law Kathleen and Nancy, brother-in-law Michael, nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends on the death of Patrick (Packie Joe) Brady, who passed away peacefully in Cavan General Hospital, in his 90th  year, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, 17th  February 2024, late of Caventymahon, Tunnyduff, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan.

Patrick’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church,  Knockbride West on Tuesday, February 20th and afterwards Patrick’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.


Bridge: Bridge Results: Tuesday, February 13th 1st Sean Kellegher and Brid Murray. 2nd  Vera Bell and Mary Cronin. 3rd Betty Olwell and Rosaleen Mackey. Best Gross: Sean Kellegher and Brid Murray.  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.

Regretted Death: The death has occurred of Seamus McCabe, Church View, Broomfield, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, and formerly of Edenagully, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, peacefully at his home in his 92nd year on Monday, 12th  of February, 2024.

Pre-deceased by his wife Kathleen, mother of Ann (Coates), Martin, Lorcan, Catriona (Lynch), Mary, and Lucy (Carolan) and husband of the late Anna Martin.

Seamus will be sadly missed by his sons and daughters, sons-in-law Kieran, Michael, Graeme and Stephen and daughter-in-law Bríd. Deeply regretted by his grandchildren Dwayne, Stephen, Ryan, Laura, Michelle, Padraig, Aaron, Sean, Shane, Andrea, Sineád, and Shannon, great grandson Shea, sisters Marieileen and Theresa; both based in Canada as well as his carers, extended relatives, and friends.

Seamus’s Funeral Mass took place on Thursday, 15th  February in St. Patrick’s Church, Broomfield, Co. Monaghan and afterwards Seamus’s remains were laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan.  

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 200m 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:

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

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.: Massive well done to both our girls teams, who have had a very productive and successful weekend. Our U12 girls put in a fantastic performance in their cup semi final against Monaghan Utd, and now progress to the Cup Final. And not to be outdone, our U14 girls came away with a hard fought and well deserved semi final win, against a strong Kingscourt side, to also progress to a Cup Final. Girls soccer is well and truly thriving at Bailieboro Celtic….keep it going girls, we’re all very proud of ye!!

Congratulations to Bailieboro Celtic U13 Boys who secured a great win against a strong Kingscourt side, to advance to the Cup Final.

Football for All has resumed on Wednesday evenings, from 6 to 7pm at The Vale soccer grounds.

New participants always welcome.

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 last Wednesday of each month from 2.15pm-4.30pm. This month’s is on Wednesday, February 28th. 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.

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 26th February 2024

Senior; NHL Division 3A Hasting Insurance McHale Park, Castlebar.

Mayo 2-17, Cavan 1-13.

Full report on the ECG app and Facebook. More good work from the East Cavan crew out west.

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 v Armagh in the Development league. Next up is a trip to Monaghan next Sunday

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

U8/10/12/14/16/18; Club training for U12/14/16 will resume in the next weeks. In the meantime lots are with the county U15/17 squads while the rest are getting hurling in their after school hubs locally.

The week ahead;

Monday’s; Cavan U15 training 6-710pm Kingspan Breffni 3G.

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.

U12 blitz Dundalk 7pm.

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

Sunday;.Cavan U20s v Monaghan away.

Club contacts;

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

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