Bailieborough News. June 14th 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Culture Night: Local Photographer to hold first ever solo exhibition: Local photographer Ollie Gargan will host his first ever solo exhibition in the exhibition space upstairs at Bailieborough Library as part of the Culture Night festivities on Friday, September 17th, 2021.

Opening in association with Culture Night, and supported by Cavan Arts office, on Friday 17th September 2021 and will run until October 26th…

For now no official opening is planned, in keeping with COVID-19 regulations and restrictions on numbers gathering indoors.

Further details will be announced closer to the event.

St. Annes: It is good to be back. 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. Welcome back!!

Funerals: Fifty mourners permitted at a Funeral. 

Weddings: Fifty guests permitted at a wedding.

The Bishop has granted permission for the resumption of Baptisms, with a limited attendance confined to parents and godparents.

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.

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

Local landmark pub sold to County Council:  Sarah O’Reilly says, It was an honour for me, as Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council to sign a contract for the purchase of the former Town and Country Pub on Main Street, Bailieborough. It is hoped the purchase of this property will allow for the future expansion of the public car park to the rear of the building, creating the potential for future strategic revitalisation of the town core’.

“The purchase of the strategic town centre property will play a part in the sustainable growth of Bailieborough Town, which will ensure its future as a dynamic and thriving urban centre,” said Cllr O’Reilly.

“There has been a pause for a long time in further development of the back lands area Masterplan in the Bailieborough town – this is a serious effort by Cavan County Council to help resolve some of the issues and offers an opportunity for the businesses to improve access and parking in the area, I want to thank our MD area manager and staff and Director of services Paddy Connaughton for their work in making this a reality “

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: We need more helpers. 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.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sisters Helen, Violet and Ivy, brothers, Russell and Leslie, sisters in law Bertha, Barbara and Esmenia, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of .Robert Waller,  Lisball, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away unexpectedly, at Cavan General Hospital on Sunday, June 13th , 2021. Robert was predeceased by his parents Joe and Sarah, his brothers John and Joe and his sister Margaret.  

Robert’s Funeral Service took place in Bailieborough Parish Church on Tuesday, June 15th and afterwards, his remains were laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard.

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. Looking forward to seeing you at church again!

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to family, Patricia, Rosemary, Siobhan, Micheal, Phillip, Eimer and Karen, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters, Evelyn, Rosemary and Anna, brothers Dessie and Brian, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends on the death of Phelim Smith, Tunnyduff, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away suddenly, at Cavan General Hospital on Thursday, June 10th, 2021. Phelim was predeceased by his wife Margie and son Liam, brothers, Sean, Turlough, Paddy and Michael.

Phelim’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West, on Sunday, June 13th with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C: Summer Camps: Bookings are now live for the FAI summer camps! Which will be running from the 26th of July till 30th.

We will be hosting two this year but places are limited so make sure you secure your place now.

Bailieborough Celtic Girls Soccer Training for Under 11’s and 13’s continues on Monday evenings at 6.30pm in The Vale Grounds, Bailieborough. All Girls welcome. Any Queries, text/phone Grainne on 086-8156532.

Also, Senior men’s training is back on Tuesdays at 7.30. Any queries text Paddy on 0858256357.

Bailieborough Library:Library – The Library will open Tuesdays 10am-4.30pm; 5.30pm-8.30pm; and every other day at 10am-1.15pm; 2.15pm-5.15pm (excl Sundays). Printing and borrowing services but no public computer facilities in this phase. Lots of new stock arriving!

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

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 

Bailieboro Celtic ‘Open Day’: Just a little update on the ‘Open Day’ for the under 8’s, 9’s and 10’s has been moved to SUNDAY the 20th  of June from 11am till 1pm. We apologise to all parents and kids, we know how excited they were to coming to the event. If anyone has any enquires please feel free to send us a message. Under 8’s born 2014/2013, Under 9’s born 2012 and Under 10’s born 2011.

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).

East Cavan Gaels: East Cavan Gaels GAA Club 

Senior; Training on Mondays from 8—9pm. New players most welcome!

Under 7/9;  Training 6-7pm Monday on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA. Please note the earlier start time.

U11; Again great to see the lads back and mad for action! Training 7-8pm Monday on the back pitch at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA.

U13/15/17; 7-8pm on the back pitch at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA.

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

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.

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: