Bailieborough News. February 8th 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Well Done and Thank You: Thanks to the help of Damien Clarke (Clarkes Memorials) and Seamus Rahill (Committee Member) the plaque at the Tree of Hope is back in position. Hopefully this is a once off.

St. Annes: There may be interruptions to the Parish Webcam service during the week due to the broadband upgrade in the Church. 

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

 Online Prayer: Jordan will host a weekly hour reflecting on the Gospels of Lent commencing on Tuesday next, February 16th at 8.00pm. It will be held on Zoom. To participate, please send an email with your name to: on or before this Friday, February 12th. A minimum of six participants are needed if it is to go ahead.

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 sons and daughters Kathleen O’Reilly (Mullagh), Marie Burke (Limerick), Noel (Stradone), Martin (Bailieborough), Liz Callaghan (Tierworker), Pat (UK), sons in law Eamon, Tom and Philip, daughters in law Agnes and Lotus, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family and friends on the death of Michael Reilly, Derryham, Bailieborough, Co Cavan who passed away peacefully in his 98th  year in the loving care of the staff of St Joseph’s Nursing Home, Virginia on Sunday, January 31st, 2021.Michael was predeceased by his wife Mary and grandson Rory..

Michael’s Funeral Mass took place in St Mary’s Church Clonaphilip on Tuesday, February 2nd with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Bailieborough Creative Hub: Bailieborough Creative Hub members continue to be inspired by each other during these peculiar times and we hope that later on in the year, we will curate an Exhibition of Art that has been inspired by everything local.


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.

School Enrolment: Enrolment for St.Brigid’s National School, Tunnyduff for September 2021 is now being taken. Please leave a message on school phone at 042 9660368 or email before Friday, 19th  February and an enrolment form will be forwarded to you.


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: During lockdown, 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, 14th February.

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.

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughter Sinead, sons Cathal and Sean, brothers Patsy and Charlie, sister Kathleen, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a very large circle of friends on the death of John Farrelly, Bexcourt, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at his residence, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021. John was predeceased by his wife Mary, parents Charles and Bridget and brother Tom.  

John’s Funeral Mass took place in St Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Friday, February 5th  with burial afterwards in St Anne’s Cemetery.

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 brother Ownie, sisters Bridgid and Ellie, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends on the death of Lawrence Kangley, Bracklin, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and Iona House, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, at Our Lady’s Hospital, Drogheda.

Lawrence’s Funeral Mass took place in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt, on Sunday, February 7th 2021 with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Bailieborough Shamrocks Ladies: The Bailieborough Shamrocks Senior Ladies team are running a Premier League Survivor competition! It costs €20 to enter and the last person standing will take home €1,000 in cash!

If you would like to enter this completion please Revolut (danielsqa) including your email address in the note, email or WhatsApp Danny on 0861759286 or Gilly on 0892528421 for more details on how to enter via online bank transfer or by cash.

You can also talk to any member of the panel or management!

Please support.

Swim Ireland: Are you Swim Ireland’s Smartest Family?!

To bring back that competitive spirit we have launched a search for Swim Ireland’s Smartest Family!

Regional Qualifiers–Livestreamed Final–VERY cool prizes– Only 200 Spaces!

Think your family has got what it takes?!

ENTER TODAY…/are-you-swim-irelands…


Bailieborough Red Cross:  During a pandemic we need to show kindness, solidarity and support even more than usual. We are in this together!

 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.