Bailieborough News. March 11th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: All floats welcome : Vintage cars, bikes,  tractors,

Comedy floats, Sports clubs,  All Business Floats, Entry of floats is FREE of charge.

Great chance to promote your business club etc on Sunday next, March 17th, commencing at 2.30pm. All floats are asked to assemble on the Virginia Road at 1.30pm.

P rizes to be awarded:  Best Comedy Float €500,  Best Club €300, Best Commercial Float €200 and there will also be a prize for the Best Window. There will also be a Marching Band, Comedy, Fancy Dress and lots, lots more.

Kids Tractor Run is Back:  ALL children must be accompanied by an adult..

Meeting at 2pm outside Bailieborough Library

Raffle tickets are now on sale in local shops and businesses around Bailieborough town. Great prizes to be won! All proceeds support our St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We are also looking for some stewards to help out on the day.  Please contact any committee member if you are interested. 

‘New Life Choir’: Join us in Bailieborough Church of Ireland Church on Monday 18th  March at 7pm to see the Abaana New Life Choir perform a range of worship and traditional African music and dances while telling us stories of life in Uganda. It is sure to be an amazing night which you will not want to miss. Admission is free – we will be taking a collection in aid of Abaana’s work in Uganda on the night. Everybody welcome.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Bailieborough Heritage Society wishes to acknowledge the contribution of €500 from SSE Renewables Community Fund, this was used to remove some diseased trees, supporting our aim to tidy up the Old Church of Ireland graveyard and making it a safer place for our community to visit.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group: Next social meeting is on Tuesday, March 26th in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

Mrs. Philomena Finegan: The people of Bailieborough and surrounding areas were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Philomena Finegan, Lisnalee. Philomena, a native of Loughglynn, Co. Roscommon first came to the town almost 75 years ago where she met local businessman, Paddy Finegan. They married a couple of years later. From these beginnings, she spent her life in the drapery business, where she served the women of Bailieborough with dignity and respect and built up a clientele of loyal customers from near and far. Philomena was a great businesswoman who thoroughly enjoyed meeting and chatting with the people and was still

involved in the family business up to a couple of years ago when she took a step back due to her failing health.

Outside of work and her family, her passions in life were playing golf and

bridge. It was a fitting tribute to Philomena that both local clubs provided a Guard of Honor at her funeral on Thursday last, March 7t. She passed away at home surrounded by her family and her loyal carer, Maria Fe on Monday, March 4th. Philomena is survived by her children, Brendan, Anne, Patricia, John,

and Ita; her 7 grandchildren and her 5 great-grandchildren. The large attendance at both the funeral home and Requiem Mass in St Anne’s Church showed the high regard for Philomena in the local community and surrounding areas. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Ultan McGoohan and Philomena was then laid to rest in St Anne’s Cemetery next to her beloved husband Paddy. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Annual Niamh Crosby Memorial Run: The annual Niamh Crosby Memorial Run will take place on Easter Sunday, March 31st, 2024. Registration will take place at Enagh House, on the Bailieborough/Virginia Rd., from 10am and the run will commence at 12 noon. All bikes welcome and entry fee is €20.

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.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife, Barbara and children, Jane, Joe and Hilary on the death of  Noel Larkin, ‘Breezemount’. Lagore Road, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath and late of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 4th 2024.    Noel will be sadly missed by his family, mother Patricia, siblings Gerard, Eilish, Tom, Katriona, Alan, Lorraine and Kevin, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, his Building Surveying colleagues and his many friends.

Noel was predeceased by his father Joe.

Noel’s Funeral Mass took place in S.S. Patrick and Seachnall’s Church, Dunshaughlin on Thursday, March 7th and afterwards, Noel’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

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

Bridge: Bridge Results:  

Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Regretted Death: The death has occured of Kathleen Comiskey (nee Sexton), “Woodview” Drumalee, Cavan and formerly Grousehall, Bailieborough, Co.Cavan, on Tuesday, March 5th  2024, peacefully. Beloved wife of Brian and deeply loved mother of her son Brían. Kathleen will be very sadly missed by her husband and son, daughter in law Susan, her adored grandchildren Seán, Joel and Dúalta, sisters Bea and Bernadette, brothers in law, sister in law, nephews, nieces, all her relatives and many friends.

Kathleen’s Funeral Mass took place on Friday, March 8th in the Cathedral of SS Patrick and Felim, Cavan and following Mass, Kathleen’s remains were laid to rest in Cullies Cemetery. 

Bailieborough Library: Next Library Book Club meeting is on Tuesday, March 26th at 6.30pm. New members are always welcome

Add a new dimension to your walking with Activator Poles, which are now available to borrow at the Library. There will be a FREE demonstration on how to use the activator poles on Wednesday, March 20th  at 12pm at the Library, and all are welcome.

Craft Group meets every Friday at 10.30am and new members are always welcome.

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 last Wednesday of each month from 2.15pm-4.30pm. This month’s is on Wednesday, March 27th .  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: 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 11th March 2024

Senior; NHL 3A, Cavan 2-13 Armagh 0-16.

A sensational result for Cavan v Armagh on Saturday last with our men again to the fore. A huge chance to both stay in the division, and possibly secure a semi final spot, with a huge game v Monaghan on Saturday next. Match report on the app and social media.

Cavan U20s rounded out the Development League with a good win over Fermanagh. They now prepare for their All Ireland Championship.

Our Seniors will return to training on Thursday 21st March on the astro at Bailieboro Celtic at 8pm as the Spring League fast approaches.

New club app; We now have our own app. Look up East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club wherever you get your apps!

Membership is now due and can be done through the app.


After school hurling will continue in both Shercock and Mullagh until the Easter break.

U12/14/16 club training returns from Monday 7-8pm on the astro at Bailieboro Celtic AFC. New players are always very welcome.

Cavan U15 and U17 development squad training continues on Mondays at Kingspan Breffni 3G 6-7.10pm..

The week ahead;

Monday’s; Club U12/14/16 training 7-8pm Bailieboro Celtic astro. U15/17 county Development Squad training Kingspan Breffni 3G 6-7.10pm.

Wednesday; After school hurling Shercock AC. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm, 4th-6th class 4.30pm.

Thursday; After school hurling Mullagh Community Sports Centre. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm. Club U12/14/16 8pm astro Bailieboro Celtic AFC.

Saturday; NHL 3A v Monaghan in Kingspan Breffni 2pm.

Club contacts;

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

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