Bailieborough News. January 11th 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

St. Annes: Current Covid-19 Restrictions: Public Masses are suspended until at least 31st January. 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.

From last Sunday, 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 daughter Eilleen, sons Michael, John, Kevin and Jimmy, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sisters Bridie, Margaret Rose, Helen Jean, brothers James, Patrick and Austin, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends on the death of Nora Laffey (nee Clarke) Long Island, New York and formerly The Cottage, Leitrim, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Saturday, 26th  December 2020. Nora was predeceased by her husband Michael (Mike), parents John and Helen and brothers Sean and Brendan.

Nora’s Funeral Mass and Funeral took place in Long Island, New York on Thursday, December 31st, 2020.


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.

Bailieboro Community Alert. Unfortunately we are back in Level 5 restrictions, 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 wife Maura, daughters Kathleen, Anna-Marie and Mary, sons Edward and Michael, sisters Nellie and Bridget, brother Pheilim, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great grandson, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on the death of  Aidan McGuinness, Waterloo, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away peacefully at Cavan General Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Friday, January 1st 2021.

Aidan’s Funeral Mass took place in St Mary’s Church, Clonaphilip on Sunday, January 3rd 2021 with burial afterwards in St Brigid’s Cemetery, Knockbride West (Tunnyduff). 

Bailieborough Library: Unfortunately, due to the new 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.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to brother, Fr Bosco (Buckinghamshire, England), nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces and all his extended family on the death of Fr Eugene Clarke, retired P.P, ( Drumcor)., Brookside, Farnham Rd, Cavan Town and formerly Tullynaskeagh, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away peacefully on Friday, January 1st  2021 , in Cavan General Hospital. Fr. Eugene was predeceased by his parents May and Michael, sisters Maureen, Rosie and Lil and brothers Benny and Philip.  Deeply regretted by Bishop Martin Hayes, retired Bishop Leo O Reilly and all the clergy of the Diocese of Kilmore. Also missed by his former parishioners, his good neighbours, all his carers that looked after him so well and his many friends.

Fr. Eugene’s Funeral Mass took place on Monday, January 4th 2021 in St Patrick’s Church, Drumcor, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.


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.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: Ireland Lights Up postponed to February

The GAA  received a communication from Sport Ireland who, in consultation with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht and Sport, have requested the postponement of the Ireland Lights Up walking initiative until the start of February (dependant on the Government guidelines at that time). We were informed that this late change of position was prompted by the continued escalation of the pandemic here in Ireland.

The GAA Healthy Club ‘Every Step Counts’ Challenge in partnership with Irish Life’s MyLife App will proceed as planned and will start on tonight, Wednesday, January 13th and will run for 7 weeks. In each province there are 3x O’Neills vouchers up for grabs – €2,500, €1,500 and €1,000. Any club that tracks more than 4,000km during the challenge will be entered into the prize draw in their province.

Can everybody please download this MyLife App and join our Bailieborough Shamrocks Page. When you go for your walk or run from Wednesday 14th January to Wednesday, March 3rd track your activity and that will go in our Team Steps total. If we collectively get 4000kms then we go into a draw for the prizes.. No bother to us…..