Bailieborough News. March 22nd 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

St. Annes:  Holy Half Hour will resume again this evening after the 7.00pm Mass on Wednesday, March 24th.

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.   

Water Lines Flushing: Dhuish Group Water Scheme flushing of the lines will continue until the end of next week. Any queries, contact 087 6293035.

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 husband Micheal, sons Anthony and Jason, sisters, Kathleen and Mary and extended family in Ireland on the death of Eileen Marie Connolly (nee Donohoe), 7 Athena Close, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 4GL, England and formery of Copponagh, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully in hospital on Thursday, March 4th  2021. Eileen’s Funeral Service took place in Southend-On-Sea on Tuesday, March 23rd  2021.

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.

Summer Time: Don’t forget to put all clocks and watches forward by one hour this Saturday night as ‘Summer Time’ kicks in and we get to enjoy the greater stretch in the evenings.

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, 28th 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.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Úna and children Jennifer, Katie, David, Donagh and Fionnuala, beloved grandfather of Sarah, Charlie, James, Una Mae, Elizabeth, Jack and Harry on the death of Jimmy Stafford, Waterloo, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin on Tuesday, March 16th 2021.

Jimmy was the son of the late Mattie and Kathleen Stafford and was predeceased by his sister Kathleen, brother Mattie and cousin Jimmy Clarke. Jimmy will be deeply missed by his sons-in-law Paul, Michael and Tom and his daughter-in-law Roisín. He will also be sadly missed by his sisters Dympna, Carmel, Nancy, Rosemary and his brothers Aiden, Thomas, Pe and Brendan, his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, neighbours and his many, many friends.

Jimmy’s Funeral Mass took place in St Mary’s Church, Clanaphillip on Friday, March 19th with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.   

Bailieborough Library: Applications are invited for the Creative Cavan Open Call Grants 2021. Grants will be between €2,500 and €5,000 in value. The closing date is Tuesday, 6th April, 2021. 

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 

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Josephine, children Kathleen, Bridget, Martin, Thomas, Caroline, Maria, Sean and Philip, brother Phil, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on the death of  Thomas (Tommy) Murray, Urcher, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at his residence, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021.

Tommy’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Saturday, March 20th with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery.  

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.

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:

Carers Online Coffee Morning: Calling all Carers in the Diocese of Kilmore: We are mindful of the extra strain and stress that these times are placing on Carers. We would like (if there is enough interest) to set up an online support group, where Carers have an opportuinity to meet others in similar situtations and to build supportive and enriching friendships. If you are a Carer and would like to be part of our group, please email: indicating your interest. We would love to hear from you.