Bailieborough News. February 28th 2022 . Matthew J. Cullen.

The Women’s World Day of Prayer: The Women’s World Day of Prayer Service will take place at 8pm on this Friday evening, the 4th  of March 2022 in Bailieborough Church of Ireland. This ecumenical service is open to women and men from across the community. Mrs Jean Glenfield—wife of Bishop Glenfield, is the guest speaker.  All are welcome, and we would love to see you there.

Confirmation: Confirmation will take place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Saturday, 12th March at 11.30am for St. Anne’s N.S, and the Model N.S. and at 3pm for St. Felim’s NS, The Vale and Shercock N.S.

Library: FREE Leaving Cert, Oral Irish workshop at the Library on Saturday, March 26th 2.30pm-5pm. Booking essential at 042 9665779.

Artistic Exhibition: ‘Land and Water’, a beautiful exhibition of work by artist Eilish McCann will be on view in the Library from March 3rd to April 9th during Library opening hours.

Bailieborough Reading Group: Last Thursday night, the Bailieborough Reading Group made its return at last. They had a wonderful time discussing books and reading, catching up, and kickstarting #IrelandReads. Next month’s book was announced and it is ‘Exciting Times’ by Naoise Dolan, a title that also features on Colm Toibin’s The Art of Reading Book Club list.

The Reading Group is open to all adults and meets on the last Thursday of every month at 6.30pm in the Library. Copies of ‘Exciting Times’ are available behind the desk in the Library.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.: Senior players interested playing this year, can they please text the club on 0860485048. Senior training Wednesday night at 8pm. The season will be starting soon and new players are most welcome.

Irish Dance Classes: every Thursday at 3.15pm in the old Courthouse, Lr. Main St., Bailieborough. Garda vetted and Covid compliant. Any enquiries, please email:

Bailieborough Community School: Best Wishes are extended to the Senior debating team who are through to the Concern SHIELD ALL-ISLAND DEBATE FINAL on Wednesday 9th  March. Best of luck.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to the relatives, neighbours and friends of Margaret McCaul, Tunnyduff, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, at Fairlawns Nursing Home, Bailieborough on Friday, February 25th 2022.  Margaret was predeceased by her parents, brothers James and Bernard, and sisters Mary and Brid.

Margaret’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West, on Monday, February 28th and afterwards, her remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.   

Irish Red Cross: UKRAINE CRISIS APPEAL: Countless lives in Ukraine are being torn apart by violence and insecurity. Displacement, trauma, and separation from loved ones, will have devastating consequences on the people of Ukraine.

Please donate now if you can. Red Cross teams are on the ground to provide those affected with food, medicine, shelter, and water. With your support, we will also assist those displaced by conflict.

To donate, visit…/ukraine-crisis-appeal/. You can also donate to the IRC appeal for Ukraine in your Revolut App.

Local Man to walk with Charlie Bird: The community wishes local man, Kevin Carolan health and fitness on Saturday April 2nd, when he walks alongside his friend of recent times, Charlie Bird to the very top of Croagh Patrick, Kevin says,”everyday across this country people are battling there own mountains with physical and mental issues”. He’s asking everyone who feels able, to travel to Mayo or do the walk in your own surroundings. Kevin will fly the flag for Bailieborough and Cavan on Saturday April 2nd. A fundraising page has been set up and the link to it is:

Walk, Jog or Run: Bailieborough Chapel Carpark, Chapel Road (Lakeside), every Monday and Wednesday from 8.00pm to 9.00pm, for all levels of fitness. Other activities available—weather permitting. For further information, please contact Tony at 086 399 3430. Have fun while keeping fit. Everybody welcome.  

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: As we move out of restrictions and back into operation we are delighted to say that Tesco, Bailieborough will be supporting us with their community fund. If you are in Tesco’s over the next three months, please do drop your blue token into the slot for Bailieborough Men’s Shed and help us to get back up and running. Looking forward to seeing old friends back in the shed and welcoming new faces. Men’s Shed is open every Tuesday morning from 10 till 1pm at Beckscourt Centre.  

TUNNYDUFF SCHOOL: The Clothes Bank at St. Brigid’s National School, Tunnyduff, is available for use by all members of the community. As this facility generates welcome income for the school, we would very much appreciate your support.

Darkness into Light, Bailieborough: With things getting a lot closer to normal we can all look forward to Darkness into Light 2022. Save the Date – 7th May 2022 4.15am! Registration February 2022. Details to follow soon.  

‘Run Of The Leprechaun’s’:  ‘Run of the Leprechauns’ will take place on Thursday, March 17th  starting from Bailieborough Community Centre. Registration takes place at 11am and the race takes place at 12pm. Distances of 3k, 5k and 10k. Entry fee is € 5 per person. Facepainting and prizes and music and fun along the way. All proceeds go to the Bailieborough MidSummer Festival 2022.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 28th February 2022Seniors; Training on Mondays from 8-9pm on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club. South Ulster league begins on 13th  March. Under 13/15; Training on Mondays from 7-8pm on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club. Under 11; Training on Monday 14th from 6-7pm on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club. All training sessions €3 each please. Under 7/9; Saturday in Killinkere at 1 and 2pm for U7 and U9 respectively. Membership; A reminder to all that club membership is now due for 2022. The week ahead;Saturday; Under 7 and Under 9 indoor training Killinkere GAA. 1pm and 2pm respectively. Club contacts;U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

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.