Bailieborough News. January 25th 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Bailieborough Tidy Towns have set up a Go Fund Me page. Due to Covid we couldn’t have our annual Christmas draw. All donations will go towards the hanging baskets, flowers on the roundabouts and to replace trees and hedging stolen from the Cavan road and also to do some drainage work.The link is

https://gofund.me67d75b26 Keep Bailieborough colourful during these strange times.

St. Annes: Current Covid-19 Restrictions: Our webcam at St Anne’s is operating poorly at present. The picture is fuzzy but the sound may be ok. Remember that Mass can be heard on the radio at 107.8FM in the Bailieborough area and 92FM in Shercock. Our provider is try to grapple with the technical problem. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

First Communion Mass: Candidates for First Holy Communion are invited to tune into Masses from St. Annes on Saturday evening next, January 30th at 7.00pm. During Mass, St. Brigid’s crosses will be blessedthat the children may collect from the church over the following days and take home.

Candlemas Day: Candles will be blessed at Mass on Tuesday, February 2nd. You are welcome to leave your candles in the church in the coming days to be blessed on Candlemas Day.

Feast of St. Blaise: The blessing will be given on the webcam/radio at Masses next weekend and at Mass on the Feast Day itself Wednesday, February 3rd. It is not possible to give individual blessings at this time.

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.

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 brother Eugene, sister Kate-Jane, sister in law Rosie, nephews Jim, Gene, Vincent and Declan, and niece Anna Marie, grandnieces and nephews and extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Marion O’Reilly Corodoagh, Tunnyduff, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, at Fairlawns Nursing Home, Bailieborough on Sunday, January 17th 2021. Marion was predeceased by her brothers Pat and Benny.

Marion’s Funeral Mass took place in St Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West (Tunnyduff) on Tuesday, January 19th  with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 

The Model School Junior Infant Enrolment – September 2021:

The Model National School, Bailieborough is now taking applications for Junior Infant enrolment for September 2021. Application forms are available on the school website

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, February 1st  2021. Fully completed application forms should be posted to the school along with a copy of the Birth Certificate. If you have any questions please email the school on:


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.


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.

St. Annes National School Enrolment: Parents seeking to enrol their child/children in St. Annes National School for the 2021/2022 school year, are requested to return a completed enrolment application form before Friday, February 5th 2021. Enrolment application forms are available from the school website: or by emailing—

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.

St. Felim’s. N.S., (The Vale) is currently inviting applications for enrolment for 2021/2022. A copy of the school’s Admission Policy, Annual Admission Notice and the Application Form for Admission for 2021-2022 school year is available as follows—1) To download on the school website— under Admissions or 2)by completing the online Application Form for Admission via link available on the school website— under Admissions or 3) on request—by emailing or in writing to St. Felim’s N.S., Leiter, Bailieborough, A82 CX30. Completed forms to be returned to the school by Friday, February 5th 2021.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to brothers Charlie (Leitrim, Bailieborough) and Paddy (Artane, Dublin) and sister Marie Ahern (Brandon, Cork) sister-in-law Sheila, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbors and friends on the death of Christine Clarke , Granville Street, McGee House, Dublin and late of Greagharue, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully in the Mater Hospital Dublin on Monday, January 18th 2021. Christine was predeceased by her parents Eddie and Bridget, sister Genevieve Carroll, brothers-in-law Peter and John, sister-in-law Sheila and niece Ethel .

Christine’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Wednesday, January 20th with burial afterwards in St. Annes 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 Tommy (Enniskillien), sisters Martha (U.K), Mary (Kildare) and Vera (U.K), sister-in-law, brother-in-law, niece, nephews, extended family and friends on the death of Brian O’Reilly, Skeagh, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away suddenly at Cavan General Hospital on Friday, January 22nd 2021.

Brian’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Sunday, January 24th with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s 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.