Bailieborough News. July 26th 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

St. Annes: Blessing of the Graves: The Blessing of the Graves has been cancelled this year, due to public health advice. Fr. Ultan will bless the graves privately, towards the end of the summer.

The Parish Office will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 1.15pm and 2.15pm to 4.00pm. Please feel free to contact Fr. Ultan for assistance on 087 341 8037 or 042 96 65117 or email:

We especially encourage our young families to get back into the habit of coming to Mass. It will do us a power of good to be together and to worship God together as a community of Faith.

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

 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.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Great work being done around the town by this very commited group of people. The Tidy Towns have planted and maintained hanging baskets, pots, roundabouts and approach roads to the town flowering beds. As you can appreciate watering is essential during this hot spell.If you live near any of above and possess a watering can, perhaps you could help and give flowers a drink!

If you have a spare hour would you volunteer to help out .You can join us whenever it suits you. Contact any Tidy Towns member for more details.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended sister Margaret Lyons Burton, brothers James and Kevin Lyons, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends on the death of Tom Carolan, Urcher, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away peacefully, at Fairlawns Nursing Home on Saturday, July 24th, 2021. Tom’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church on Monday, July 26th and afterwards his remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery Bailieborough.

East Cavan Gaels: As the dust settles, its nice to reflect on what was a very historic day for Cavan hurling as they reached an All Ireland final at their level for the very first time and we are proud and delighted to have Jack Barry play his part on the field and to Derek Argue who helps prepare them to deliver this great result.

Tadgh and Shane as well as Cian and Kyle were there to congratulate them afterwards.

East Cavan Gaels have seven men in the Cavan Celtic Challenge U17 squad as well as manager Pat as they prepare for an All Ireland final also v Louth.

The future is bright indeed! Join us

There is a team in this club for you no matter your age or ability. Come join us. The fun is only beginning.

Club contacts; U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280 and U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:   Sunday services are at 9:30am in Mullagh and Shercock, 10:45 am in Bailieborough, 12noon in Knockbride. Audio from the sermon will be available later on Sundays on our YouTube channel.  Face masks, hand sanitizing, and social distancing will still be required on Sunday mornings.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C: Our Senior teams are looking for some new committed talented players to add to both squads, season is up and running. All welcome.

1st team Alan Keetan 0877671319. 2nd team Ollie kierans 0877978184.

Underage training for the 8’s, 9’s and 10’s this Saturday, 24th  July,from 12.00 to 1.15pm. New players are always welcome.

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Maura, brother P.J., sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and a large circle of friends on the death of Hugh J. Clarke, Kilsheelan, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary (formerly of Bailieboro Co. Cavan), who passed away peacefully on the loving care of Tipperary University Hospital after a short illness on Monday, July 19th 2021. Hugh was predeceased by his brothers Paddy and Jimmy.

Hugh’s Funeral Mass took place in St Mary’s Church, Gambonsfields on Wednesday, July 21st followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. 

Bailieborough Library: The Library is open for browsing, borrowing, scanning, printing and photocopying. Why not sign your kids up to our Summer Stars programme designed to keep all primary school children reading over the Summer. We have a huge selection of stock on offer.  Phone Bailieborough Library at 042 9665779 for more details!

Lough Derg: The Lough Derg ‘Pilgrim Path’ on the Lough shore is now open daily. The full route is a 12km loop, with a shorter 8km option, and several boards highlight features of particular interest. Leaflets are available at the Visitors Centre.

A Guided Walk Experience will be offered on  Saturday, July 31st with Mass outdoors, weather permitting. Further dates for these guided tours will follow for late August and early September. For bookings and further information, please email: or call 071 986 1518 or visit the website:

Bailieborough Red Cross: CPR can save a life. Are you interested in leaning CPR?

Contact us for more information.

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 

Cavan Community Call: The Cavan Community Call Helpline remains available for those who are vulnerable or isolated and may need help with essentials such as food, medicine, transport etc. Lines open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Please call 1800 300 404 (freephone).

ICT Skills Programme: Do you want to re-train to re-enter the workforce? Are you out of work due to illness, disability or a personal setback? ICT Skills is a level 4 programme designed to support people who have faced a long term barrier to employment to re-train and re-enter the workforce. Participants may qualify for a training allowance—depending on eligibility criteria. Benefits include, work placement, training plan, personalised support and QQI certification. Telephone Mary on 049 43 77038 or 087 2274787 for further information.

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.

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

This Group is for anyone who has been bereaved by Suicide. Meetings take place every fortnight on Monday nights in the Farnham Arms Hotel in Cavan Town from 7pm to 9pm. All welcome for further information contact SOSAD on 049 4326339.

Positive Age–‘Good Morning Cavan’ Service: Good Morning Cavan is a free phone call service, which aims to provide security and friendship to older people living in County Cavan. Our team of friendly callers are on hand to chat to members of the community, who may be socially isolated or lonely. To avail of this service, to refer someone you know or to find out more information about this service, please contact, Positive Age Cavan at 049 438 0725 or 087 775 9584. You can also email

Alone: Coronavirus Helpline for Older People—0818 222 024. If you have concerns or queries about Covid-19 call ALONE’S dedicated support line everyday from  8.00am to 8.00pm. To volunteer your help visit: