Bailieborough News. March 1st 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

St. Annes: Fr. Fidelis Bature Joseph: The members of the Prayer Group—Faith Matters—would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the people of the Parish and surrounding areas for their tremendous generosity towards the Trauma Centre Fund for Fr. Joseph in Nigeria. The final figure raised was €14,500. Fr. Joseph has written a letter of thanks which was available in the three churches last weekend and it is also available on the Parish Facebook page. 

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

Public Masses are suspended until at least  April 5th.  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.

Lent Opportunity: Jordan will lead weekly Gospel Reflection sessions every Tuesday evening at 8.00pm on Zoom. If interested, please forward your email address to:

Due to the restrictions, only six guests may participate in a wedding. At present only 10 people may attend a Funeral. No baptisms may take place at the present time.

Due to Covid restrictions, the Parish Office will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Please feel free to contact Fr. Ultan for assistance on 087 341 8037 or 042 96 65117.   

Bailieborough Creative Hub: Bailieborough Creative Hub members continue to be inspired by each other during these peculiar times and we hope that later on in the year, we will curate an Exhibition of Art that has been inspired by everything local.


Deepest Sympathy:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to sons Micheál and Carl, daughters Geraldine, Breda, Martina and Olive, daughter-in-law Martina, sons-in-law Michi and Paul, sister Bridie Tierney (Maghera), brother-in-law Fr Bosco Clarke (Buckinghamshire), grandchildren Aoife, Shane, Philip, Darren, Hannah, Ciara and Conor and extended family and friends on the death of  Mary Clarke (nee Baugh), Tulnaskeagh, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, 23rd  February 2021, peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving family.  Mary was predeceased by her husband Philip.

Mary’s Funeral Mass took place on Thursday, February 25th in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough and afterwards her remains were laid to rest in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moybologue ,Tierworker  

St. Vincent DePaul: Due to Level 5 restrictions, the St. Vincent DePaul Shop ‘Vincents’ on Main St, will be closed for the foreseeable future. The Society ask that you hold onto any donations you may have, until the shop re-opens. Please do not leave any donations outside of the shop as they will be subjected to the elements and will have to be disposed of. The Society look forward to taking them in, when the shop re-opens.

Also remember that you can shop on-line with the Saint Vincent DePaul.

East Knockbride N.S.– Enrolment Application Forms for Sept 2021 available by emailing

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: During Lent, we will be running Zoom meetings for our second level students. We will be doing this alongside our friends in the Presbyterian Churches. Each Friday from 7:30-8:30pm will be a chance to see familiar faces for some fun and games! We will also be taking a look at the story of Daniel and his friends in the Bible. From their teenage years they faced into really difficult and trying times with faith and courage, and they actually flourished whilst living through those tough days. Can we do the same at this tough time?

If you’re a second level student and would like to join in please get in touch with Rev Ian or John for the Zoom access codes. We’d love to see you there!

During lockdown, we thought we would return to ‘Word at Noon’ from Monday-Friday each week. We hope these daily readings and reflections will be of some help in this tough time.

Services: Due to level 5 restrictions we cannot meet in our Church buildings, so our service this week will be on Facebook (or on YouTube under ‘bailieborough group of parishes’) from 10:30am this Sunday, 7th March.

Bailieboro Community Alert.  For anyone who needs assistance, help is available, contact Kevin Carolan 0863759627. You must have your Eircode at hand for us to make contact with you.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Paddy, family Martina, Sheila, Nuala, Geraldine, James and Patrick, sons in law and daughters in law, sisters Margaret and Teresa, grandchildren Alannah, Laoise, Sionnach, Dylan, Fionn and Sam, sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends on the death of Helen (Ellen) McKenna (née Comey), Hillview, Killeeter, Mullagh, and formerly Monaghanoose , Bailieborough , who passed away peacefully, in Cavan General Hospital, on Friday, February 26th, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.  Helen was predeceased by her parents Patrick and Mary and daughter Mary.  Helen’s Funeral Mass took place in St Kilian’s Church, Mullagh, on Sunday, February 28th and following which, her remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Bailieborough Library: Unfortunately, due to the Level 5 restrictions, the Library will remain closed for the foreseeable future. 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:  During a pandemic we need to show kindness, solidarity and support even more than usual. We are in this together!

 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 

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.