Bailieborough News. March 14th 2022 . Matthew J. Cullen.

‘Run Of The Leprechaun’s’: With no St. Patrick’s Day Parade being held in the town this year, people are asked to come out and help support the ‘Run of the Leprechauns’ which will take place will take place on this Thursday, March 17th  starting from Bailieborough Community Centre. Registration takes place at 11am and the race takes place at 12pm. Distances of 3k, 5k and 10k. Entry fee is € 5 per person. Facepainting and prizes and music and fun along the way.

Show your support please, walkers, runners, pushchairs all welcome. Face painting and prizes on the day. Bernard’s Coffee stop on route in forest and also a water stop.

In an act of solidarity with Ukaine all proceeds from this event will be donated to the Red Cross who will deliver to the people of Ukraine on behalf of the Bailieborough Midsummer Festival Committee.

Congratulations: Congratulations to the almost 100 young people from the Parish who were Confirmed by Bishop Martin Hayes on Saturday last in St. Annes Church. Thanks to the teachers, parents and Pastoral Assistant, Andrea Connolly, for their hard work in preparing the children for Confirmation.

Library: FREE Leaving Cert, Oral Irish workshop at the Library on Saturday, March 26th 2.30pm-5pm. Booking essential at 042 9665779.

Artistic Exhibition: ‘Land and Water’, a beautiful exhibition of work by artist Eilish McCann will be on view in the Library until April 9th during Library opening hours.

Congratulations and Well Done: Congratulations and Well Done to Lorraine Harris and the staff of Supervalu, Bailieborough on winning the prize for National Lottery Star Store Retailer of the Year at the ‘ShelfLife’ National C-Store Awards, which were held in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire on Thursday evening last.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

Senior players interested playing this year, can they please text the club on 0860485048. Senior training Wednesday night at 8pm. The season will be starting soon and new players are most welcome.

Wildflower and Tree Planting: Part of the Lawn at the rear of St. Annes is going to be ‘rewilded’. Parishioners are invited to help with the planting of native wildflower seeds in this space. Some trees will also be planted in the Church grounds and in St. Annes Cemetery. Please lend a hand on Saturday, March 26th from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Please bring hand-trowels and spades. Refreshments will be served. This is part of an ongoing initiative by the St. Annes Parish Green Group.

Irish Dance Classes: every Thursday at 3.15pm in the old Courthouse, Lr. Main St., Bailieborough. Garda vetted and Covid compliant. Any enquiries, please email:

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to Ann, Tara, Debbie and all her nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of  Lena Lynch (nee Tully) Ignatius Road, Dublin and late of Lurganbawn, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at Fairlawns Nursing Home, Bailieborough on Friday, March 11th, 2022. Lena was predeceased by her husband Peter, her brothers Johnny, Kevin and Andy and her sister Mary.

Lena’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church on Sunday, March 13th and afterwards, her remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.  

Irish Red Cross: UKRAINE CRISIS APPEAL: Countless lives in Ukraine are being torn apart by violence and insecurity. Displacement, trauma, and separation from loved ones, will have devastating consequences on the people of Ukraine.

Please donate now if you can. Red Cross teams are on the ground to provide those affected with food, medicine, shelter, and water. With your support, we will also assist those displaced by conflict.

To donate, visit…/ukraine-crisis-appeal/. You can also donate to the IRC appeal for Ukraine in your Revolut App.

Bailieborough Craft Club is returning on Friday, April 1st upstairs in the Library. Meeting from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Looking forward to seeing everyone back and new members most welcome.            

Local Man to walk with Charlie Bird: The community wishes local man, Kevin Carolan health and fitness on Saturday April 2nd, when he walks alongside his friend of recent times, Charlie Bird to the very top of Croagh Patrick, Kevin says,”everyday across this country people are battling there own mountains with physical and mental issues”. He’s asking everyone who feels able, to travel to Mayo or do the walk in your own surroundings. Kevin will fly the flag for Bailieborough and Cavan on Saturday April 2nd. A fundraising page has been set up and the link to it is:

Walk, Jog or Run: Bailieborough Chapel Carpark, Chapel Road (Lakeside), every Monday and Wednesday from 8.00pm to 9.00pm, for all levels of fitness. Other activities available—weather permitting. For further information, please contact Tony at 086 399 3430. Have fun while keeping fit. Everybody welcome.  

Tree Planting Fundraiser ‘Support Ukraine’: on Sunday next, March 20th from 1.30pm to 6.30pm at Bramble and Bloom, Nature Reserve, Cootehill Road, Bailieborough. Eircode: A82 XW68. Please call 086 827 3470 for further information. Funds raised go to Irish Red Cross Ukraine appeal. Refreshments served.  

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: If you are in Tesco’s over the next couple of months, please do drop your blue token into the slot for Bailieborough Men’s Shed and help us to get back up and running. Looking forward to seeing old friends back in the shed and welcoming new faces. Men’s Shed is open every Tuesday morning from 10am till 1pm at the Beckscourt Centre.  

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughters, Rosemary, Philomena, Patricia and Breda, son Philip, daughter in law Breda, sons in law Hilary and Morgan, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters in law Bridie and Marie, nieces, nephews and many friends on the death of Nan Smith (nee Clarke) Edengora, Tierworker, Kells, Co. Meath, who passed away peacefully at Killmainhamwood Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, March 10th 2022. Nan was predeceased by her husband Pat. Nan’s Funeral Mass took place in St Patrick’s Church, Tierworker, on Saturday, March 12th  with burial afterwards in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Kingscourt.  

TUNNYDUFF SCHOOL: The Clothes Bank at St. Brigid’s National School, Tunnyduff, is available for use by all members of the community. As this facility generates welcome income for the school, we would very much appreciate your support.

Darkness into Light, Bailieborough: With things getting a lot closer to normal we can all look forward to Darkness into Light 2022. Save the Date – 7th May 2022 4.15am! Registration February 2022. Details to follow soon. Early Bird reduced rates for ‘Darkness Into Light’ are available until Thursday 31st  March. Sign up today to ensure you get your iconic Darkness into Light t-shirt in time for the event.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News, Seniors;East Cavan Gaels 1-12– Four Master 6-09. Picturesque west Cavan on the shore of Lough Erne was the setting for our first Senior game of the season in the South Ulster league. Sunshine, showers and blustery conditions for the lads to blow off the winter cobwebs. Lads did well considering we lost one to injury before the game and a couple of walking wounded during. All in all a good positive start with some good passages of play to build on in the weeks ahead. Special mention to Callum Shiel, Tadhg Barry and Gary Leddy who made their Senior debut with us after many years with us in the juvenile ranks. Lisbellaw next Sunday in Breffni. Under 13/15; Training on Mondays from 7-8pm on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club. Under 11; Training on Mondays from 6-7pm on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club. All training sessions €3 each please. Under 7/9; Saturday in Killinkere at 1 and 2pm for U7 and U9 respectively.   Membership; A reminder to all that club membership is now due for 2022. Club contacts;U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.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.