Bailieborough News. March 25th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

The new Hometown Architect projects will include Bailieborough:

This is the second round of Hometown Architect, whose focus is supporting small and medium towns outside of major urban centres. Three projects have been selected for development funding of €10,000 each plus mentoring and practical support from the IAF’s experienced placemaking team.

Reimagine Bailieborough

The Bailieborough, Co. Cavan project will deliver a design proposal for a vacant town centre site, identified in the Bailieborough Town Centre First Plan. The site is a premises on Main Street with a back-lands area that is derelict. The proposal is for a new street linking Main Street to an existing car park and supermarket. This intervention would demonstrate sustainable reuse and conservation and enhance connectivity and mobility.

 Holy Week Ceremonies at St  Annes:  Holy Thursday: Mass of the Last Supper at 7.00pm , followed by Adoration at the Altar of Repose until 10pm.

Good Friday: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00pm.

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil at 9.00pm.

Easter Sunday: Mass of the Resurrection at 10.00am.

Fresh Easter Water will be available on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Please begin returning the Trocaire envelopes.

Confessions for Easter: Individual Confessions will take place in St. Annes on Holy Saturday from 12—1pm.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group: Next social meeting is on Tuesday, April 9th  in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

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.

St Patrick’s Day, Raffle Winners.  The Raffle took place in the Bailie Hotel.  

1st Mary Rita Daly (Ireland v Switzerland Tickets).

2nd Marcella Scorr (Super Valu Voucher).

3rd Threase Murray (Foosie Hamper).

4th Kelly Mc Entee ( Super Valu Voucher).

5th Eilish Hughes (Donohoe’s Carryout Hamper).

6th Rita Carolan (Clarkes Albany Voucher).

7th Mark Shiels (Cara Pharmacy Hamper).

Well Done to all our winners and a big thanks to everyone who supported the draw.

Finally a massive thank you to everyone who helped make the parade happen from the Bailieborough St Patrick’s Day Committee.

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 partner Caroline, daughters Jordan and Carly, sisters Catherine and Olivia, brothers Alan, Keith, Colin and Darren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends on the death of Damien Farrell, Woodview and formerly of Drumbannon, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away on Tuesday, 19th  March 2024, suddenly after a short illness, at Beaumount Hospital, Dublin.

Damien was predeceased by his parents Alan and Theresa.

Damien’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, on Friday, March 22nd and afterwards, Damien’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes 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 Results: Tuesday, 12th  March 2024:  First:  Rose Brennan and Betty McCafferty. Second:  Colette Gavin and Brid Murray. Third : Teresa O’ Reilly and Joy Jameson. Best Gross:. Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly. 

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

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Pat, daughters Grainne and Sinead, daughter-in-law Geraldine, sons-in-law Mark and Colin, brothers Paddy, John, Vincent, sisters Molly and Kathleen, grandchildren Sorsha, Alanna, Francis, Óisin, Ava, Grace and Fionn, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends on the death of Rita Clarke (née McCormack), Woodview and formerly of Skeagh, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away  on Saturday, 23rd  March 2024 peacefully, surrounded by her family.

Rita was predeceased by her daughter Catherine and son Finbarr, her parents James, Katherine and brother Jimmy.

Rita’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Monday, March 25th and afterwards, Rita’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.

Bailieborough Library: FREE Easter workshop for children aged 6-10 in the Library on Wednesday April 3rd  from 2.30-4.30. Places are strictly limited. Phone 042 9665779 to book a place!

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

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Clean up / Litter pick day on Saturday, April 6th .

We hope to litter pick on all approach roads to the town, if we have enough volunteers. This is your chance to clean up your own road or area. Meet at the Library at 10.30am.

Wear a high vis vest and bring a litter picker if you have one. All volunteers 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.

Darkness into Light, Bailieborough: ‘Darkness into Light’, Bailieborough will take place on the morning of Saturday, May 11th at 4.15am. There are lots of ways to get involved. You can take part in a ‘Darkness into Light official walk, take part in your own way, or you can create your own Darkness into Light fundraiserby holding a Bake Sale,  a car wash, a sponsored silence, a run or a swim or fundraising with your family, friends and colleagues in your area. To find out more or to register,, go to :

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.

Used Stamps: The Medical Missionaries of Mary are looking for used stamps. Please send them to : Sr. Breeda Ryan, MMM, Stamp Department, Beechgrove, Drogheda., Co. Louth. A92 XKXO.

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: East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club News 25th March

Senior; NHL 3A semi final: Cavan 1-14, Sligo 0-22.

Seniors fell short in an entertaining semi final in Sligo on Saturday last with Jack Barry, Liam O’Brien, Nicky Kenny, Jack McGuinness and Conor Gallagher all performing very well on the day while injury kept Canice Maher out of the side but hopefully he will be available for some portion of the Championship which begins in three weeks.

Cavan U20s now prepare for their All Ireland Championship which will be a semi final v the winners of the Longford/ Monaghan on the first weekend of April.

Our Seniors have now returned to training on Thursdays on the astro at Bailieboro Celtic at 8pm as the Spring League fast approaches in early April.

Rita Clarke RIP; It was with profound sadness that we learned of the passing of Rita Clarke, Bailieborough Shamrocks. She was the public face of and the epitome of a club stalworth who gave most of all of her time to her beloved club. She was always most welcoming to the hurling community. Deepest sympathy to her family, her club and all her friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

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

We remind all that membership is now due and we’d like to have it done before the cut off date next week.


The Cavan U15s with ECG men on board had a useful run out against a good Gael Colmcilles side on the 3G last Monday.

The U12s had another fantastic night in Dundalk on Friday last with games against clubs from Louth, Monaghan, Armagh and Down and performed very well.

The U14 and U16 Tain Óg fixtures are almost upon us. Training continues.

The Easter break is upon us so all our younger players and after school groups can now enjoy a wee break and we will return after the break.