Bailieborough News. January 22nd 2024. Matthew J. Cullen


Congratulations to Matthew Farrelly on launching his first Art Exhibition in Bailieborough Courthouse last weekend.

Matthew Farrelly struggles with his mental health and he uses art to help him overcome his difficulties and is making good progress.

The drop-in community centre at Beckscourt Centre,  Bailieborough and local Bailieborough Men’s Shed have been a great support to Matthew, encouraging him to continue painting.

Some of Matthew’s paintings are on sale, the exhibition is free and will be open to the public for a couple of weeks. Well worth a visit !

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: Any players interested in playing Camogie with a Bailieborough Shamrocks Senior Team in 2024 please contact Declan on 086 8342682.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group:

Next social meeting is on Tuesday next, 30th  January in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

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

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

All players, current and new, are more than welcome to come down and train, with the possibility of having 2 teams if numbers are strong this season.

If you couldn’t make the registration night and if you have any queries contact the coach: Andy Maguire – 086 661 9010.

St. Felim’s. N.S., (The Vale)  invites applications for admission to Junior Infants for  2024/2025.  A copy of the school’s Admission Policy, Annual Admission Notice, including details on how to make an application, are available at : or by contacting the school at : or by calling 042 9665605. The school will cease accepting applications on Friday next, January 26th, 2024.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Karen, sons Aaron and Thomas, daughter Abigail, loving mother Noreen and father Sean, brother Keith, sister Nicole, grandparents May and Mickey, mother and father in law Joan and Con Doherty, (Rathmore, Kerry), brothers in law Padraig, Damien and Evan, sister in law Grace, nieces Katie and Freya, nephews Barry and John, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and a large circle of friends on the death of Sean Farrelly (aged 41), Silverlawns, Navan, Co. Meath and formerly Galbolie, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away following a tragic accident.

Sean was predeceased by his grandparents Michael and Margaret O’Reilly, and his uncle Jim.

Sean’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Mary’s Church, Fair Green, Navan on Saturday, January 20th 2024 and afterwards, Sean’s remains were laid to rest in St. Finian’s Cemetery, Old Athboy Road, Navan.  

Bridge: 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.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Paul, son Daryl, father P.J., daughter-in-law Yurie, sisters Geraldine, Linda, Irene, Suzanne, Joanne, and Maria, brothers Tommy, Mark, Shane, James and Gavin, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and wide circle of friends on the death of Patricia Cole (née McCluskey), Cloverhill and formerly Drumbannon, Bailieborough Co. Cavan, who passed away on Saturday, 13th  January 2024 peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Patricia was predeceased by her mother Patsy.

Patricia’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Wednesday, January 17th and afterwards, Patricia’s remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery. 

Bailieborough Library:Three FREE workshops with esteemed poet, Noel Monahan exploring ‘The Landscape About Knockbride’ will take place at the Library on Saturday Feb 17th, 24th and March 2nd  from 2.30pm-3.30pm. The Poetry Workshop’s objective will be to publish the work of the participants later in the year! Places are strictly limited. Booking essential through 042 – 9665779 or email

Craft Group takes place at the Library every Friday from 10.30am-12.30pm. New members are always welcome!

Chess Club takes place at the Library on Friday’s from 4.15pm-5.15pm for all children aged 7 to teens. Ring Daniel 087 9271883 for details!

 Bailieborough Library Book Club next meeting on Tuesday January 30th 2024 from 6.30pm-7.30pm. Book to be discussed is ‘Old God’s Time’ by Sebastain Barry and copies are still available at the Library Desk. New members are always welcome and participation is FREE

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 first Wednesday—please note the change of day— of each month from 2pm-4.30pm. 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: Due to your generosity, the Conference in Bailieborough has been in a position to provide assistance as follows in 2023, Food/Food Vouchers €27,019.25, Fuel €8,438.76, Family Support €4,218.64 and Education Support €13, 620.09. Sincere thanks to all our donors for their contributions and support during 2023.

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 22nd January 2024

Senior;The lads had a good night at the medal presentation on Friday night in Nixys. Congratulations to Canice Maher on his selection as club Player of the Year.

U17/15/13/11/9/7; Some of our lads are with county U17 and U20 squads training already while the county U15s will start on the Bank Holiday Monday 5th  February. Club activity will resume from that week also. New players are always welcome for all out age grades. Membership details for 2024 next week.

Club contacts;

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

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