Bailieborough News. March 21st 2022 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Irish Red Cross -Bailieborough Branch News: We would like to thank the Bailieborough Festival Committee, who gave the proceeds of the ‘Leprechaun Fun Walk / Run’ on St Patricks Day for their donation to the Ukrainian appeal, €2,420.00 was raised. Thanks to all who supported this event and appeal.

We are running a Public First Aid course in April/May – if anyone is interested please contact Julie on 086 -8968928. This course will run subject to numbers.

Bailieborough Walking Group: Bailieborough Walking Group are hosting a walk in support of the “Climb with Charlie” event on Saturday, 2nd April at 10.00am. Meeting at Bailieborough Business Centre A82HH58 and walking around the  Castle Lake Forest. All donations raised will go to Irish Motor Neurone Disease and Pieta House, two worthy charities. All welcome.

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

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.

New York, St. Patrick’s Day Parade: It was good to see Bailieborough natives, John Ryan, along with Sean Farrelly and Mick Giles Jnr from the Bailieborough Fire Service, as part of the Cavan Emergency Services group that took part in the New York City,  St Patrick’s day Parade 2022.

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 next, 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 son Hugo, daughters Mary, Roisin, Kate, Bonnie and Trisha, sister Annie Lynch, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on the death of Rose O’Reilly (née O’Connor) Corravilla, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at her daughter’s residence in Dundrum, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, March 14th 2022. Rose was predeceased by her husband Peter and son Gerard.

Rose’s Funeral Mass took place in St Brigid’s Church, Knockbride East on Friday, March 18th and afterwards, her remains were laid to rest in the adjoining 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.  

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.  

Niamh Crosby Easter Sunday, Memorial Bike Run: It’s 6 years since the passing of  local girl, Niamh Crosby from cancer. We are organising a motorbike run and fundraising for St James Hospital, the hospital in which she got excellent care from her doctors and nurses during her illness. The money raised will go toward the kit out of a family comfort room in Nimah’s memory and also go towards much-needed equipment that will help other patients through their treatment and care. The motorbike run will be held on Easter Sunday 17th  April. Registration starts at 10 am at Enagh House Virginia/Bailieborough Rd A82E5D8, and the run will commence at 12pm. All bikes Welcome We have also set up a Go fund me which you can donate to.

Regretted Deaths: The community were deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of Raymond Argue, Dunshaughlin and formerly of Church Street, Bailieborough, Monica McDermott (nee Clarke), Wolfe Tone Street, Cavan and formerly of Lakeview, Bailieborough and John Boylan, (father of Helen Kierans, Bexcourt Lawns), who all passed away recently. May they rest in peace.  

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, U11s and U13s putting in the good work on Monday nights on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA. Keep it up lads! Some great talent in the club. Loads of room for more. We’d love to recruit even more boys into these squads. Equipment supplied if you’d like to have a go, just drop down any Monday 6pm for U11s, bring a friend if that makes it easier, 7pm for U13s or text 086 1649280 for more info.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.