Bailieborough News. January 30th 2023 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Local Car Park Closed: Please be advised that the Castle Lake car park on the Cavan Road side will be closed from 31/01/23, this is to facilitate the upgrading and extension of the existing car park.

Unfortunately, the car park must be closed to facilitate this work and people are asked to use the Drumkeery entrance on the Shercock road side for the duration.

Works will also include a raised family/ outdoor education area further within the forest, all works are funded under the Rural Recreation Scheme.

The committee have also commissioned a local artist to create a wooden sculpture in keeping with the area, funding for this has been sought through the MD discreationry fund.

We are delighted that the appointed contractor is local contractors Pat Denning and Company and it is anticipated works will take approximately 3 weeks to complete.

Whilst every effort will be made to minimize disruption, there may be some unavoidable disruptions to local residents in the course of these works.

We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this time. If you have any questions about the scheme, please feel free to contact us. We would also like to acknowledge the work of Cavan County Council, Coillte and our chairperson Kevin Smith.

Confirmation Enrolment: Confirmation enrolment will take place on St. Bridgets Day, Wednesday, February 1st at 7.00pm, in St. Anne’s Chapel.

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to sons Jim, Gene, Vincent, Declan and daughter Anna Marie on the death of their mother Rose O’Reilly (nee Flood) late of Pottlebrack, Bailieborough, Co.Cavan and formerly Behey, Stradone Co.Cavan, who passed away peacefully at Cavan General Hospital surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, January 26th, 2023.

 Rose was the beloved wife of the late Pat and was predeceased by her brother Eddie, sister Margaret and daughter-in-law Breege. Sadly missed by her sons, daughter, daughters-in-law Fiona, Anne and Jennifer, son-in-law Jim, her adored grandchildren Aisling, Sinead, Clodagh, Eadaoin, Cian, Aoife, Niall, Cormac, Sarah, Beibhinn, Olivia, Tiffany, Sophia, Chloe and Amy, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Rose’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West, on Saturday, January 28th and afterwards, Rose’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

 Bridge Club: The Bailieborough Bridge Club have relocated to the Courthouse, Lr. Main St. The club meets every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. New members are always welcome. Contact:bridgeclub or telephone 042-9667944.

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.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Siobhán (Wanie),  chrildren, Torlac (Annette), Brid (Denis), Sinead (Cathal), Patrick and Sean on the death of Pat A O’Reilly, Pottle Lower, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, at his residence surrounded by his loving family on Friday, January 27th 2023.

Pat A was predeceased by his parents Paddy and Bee, and his daughter-in-law Sarah. 

Pat A is also survived by his brothers Terry (Geraldine) and Myles (Amy). He is also survived by his grandchildren Emily, Andrew, Torlac Óg, Liam ,George, Arthur, Isabella, Jarleth and twins PJ and Lily. brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephew, niece and extended family and friends.

Pat A’s Funeral Mass took place on Monday, January 30th in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough and afterwards, Pat A’s remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

Bailieborough Craft Group: Our Craft Group is back every Friday morning  after the Christmas break! Looking forward to seeing all the ladies! New members are very welcome – we would love to see you!

Drop in anytime between 10.30am and 12.30pm in the Library.

Bailieborough Library: FREE Creative Writing for Children aged 10-12yrs on Saturday, February 25th , March 4th,  and March 11th  at the Library. The perfect way to encourage your child’s creative mind. Places strictly limited and booking essential at 042 9665779.

Gentle chair exercises at the Library on Wednesday February 2nd, 9th, at 11am-12.30pm. Refreshments will be served. €15 per class. Ring 042 9665779 to book a place.

FREE study space and WIFI available here for all who are in the middle of studying. Other services for students include printing, photocopying, local history/history resources, reference books, public PCs, staff advice, comfortable warm spaces. All are welcome!

The Library will remain closed on Saturday, February 4th due to the new Bank Holiday.

St. Brigid’s National School, Tunnyduff are currently inviting applications for admission to Junior Infants for 2023/2024. Please telephone the school at 042 9660368 or email for further information. Completed applications must be returned by Friday 10th February 2023.

Bailieborough Celtic A.F.C: Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.are seeking expressions of interest from player’s, for it’s senior men’s section for the upcoming season starting in March. Please contact any committee member.

Training for the Under 9’s has resumed at the Vale Grounds on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 pm. With a large turnout each week, the Club would really encourage and appreciate parents getting involved.

Confirmation: Confirmation will be held in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Saturday, March 4th, 2023. St. Felim’s N.S. and St. Patrick’s N.S., Shercock will take place at 11.00am, while St. Anne’s N.S., will take place at 3.00pm.

Indoor Bowls: Indoor Bowls take place in the Community Centre, Chapel Road every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm. New members most welcome.

St. Felim’s. N.S., (The Vale) is currently inviting applications for admission to Junior Infants for  2023/2024. A copy of the school’s Admission Policy, Annual Admission Notice, including details on how to make an application, are available at :  The school will cease accepting applications on  Friday, February 3rd 2023.

Knockbride Variety Show

If you would like to advertise your business on our projector across the 3 nights of our show taking place on March 30th , 31st  and April 1st, 2023, please get in touch with Geraldine on 0861785131. This year’s show is in aid of SOSAD Cavan and The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Bailieborough Shamrocks are starting Bingo in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online on Tuesday, February 14th and every Tuesday at 8.00pm.

St. Annes National School Enrolment: Parents seeking to enrol their child or children in St. Anne’s N.S. For the 2023/2024 School Year are requested to return a completed Enrolment Application form before Saturday, February 4th 2023. Enrolment application forms are available from the school office, by telephoning 042 9665242, by emailing : or on the school website: Closing date for receipt of Enrolment forms is Saturday, February, 4th , 2023.

Operation Keep Well: Bailieborough: Run, walk or jog in St Anne’s GAA Park, on Mondays and Wednesdays for the next 2 weeks.  Fun, fitness and social gathering. All welcome. 

Taekwondo and Self Defence Classes: Adults and over 16’s Classes take place every Friday evening from 8.00pm in St. Anne’s Community Centre, Chapel Rd., Bailieborough. For further information, please contact 085 127 1979

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club
– Hurling News 30th January 2023New group; The second week of our new group saw an increase on last weeks initial session with 75 in the hall over the three sessions which is very encouraging going forward. We’ll continue again this coming Thursday.

It will continue in Mullagh in the Community Sports Centre each Thursday. Under 7 from 3-4pm, under 9 from 4-5pm and under 12 from 5-6pm. This is for boys and girls, all our regular hurlers are also welcome, as well as those from the local Mullagh area. We initially run for six weeks to see how it goes. Spread the word, all are welcome! Equipment supplied. €3 each per session.

Seniors; NHL county squad will be finalised this week as the NHL starts away to Longford at 1pm on Saturday. Best wishes to all ECG men on the panel and to Derek and Pat on the line.

Under 13/15/17; Again a number of our men will be preparing for inter county action in the Spring. Under 15 and Under 17 county training and trials continue each Monday in Breffni 3G 6.45-7.45.

Under 11; Two sessions a week now available to these lads in both Mullagh on Thursday and Saturdays in Killinkere. No Saturday this coming week as it’s a holiday weekend.

Under 7/9; Again the two groups have two venues to choose from going forward. All are going very well at training.

The week ahead; Thursday; New groups in Mullagh. U7 3-4pm, U9 4-5pm, U12 5-6pm. All are very welcome to this new group.€3 each.

Saturday; No Saturday training this week, Bank Holiday. NHL round 1 Longford v Cavan 1pm.

Club contacts;

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

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