Bailieborough News. March 29th 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

St. Annes:  Easter Ceremonies: While government restrictions mean that people may not attend the Ceremonies of Easter week in person, they can still be watched or listened to via the Parish Webcam, television and radio. Also the Churches of the Parish remain open for private prayer.

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.00pm.

Good Friday: The Passion of the Lord at 3.00pm. A short Stations of the Cross ceremony can be accessed on the Parish Webcam at any time.

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil at 9.00pm.

Easter Sunday: Mass of the Resurrection at 10.00am. On Easter Sunday, why not light a candle at home and take a flower from your garden and place it at the foot of the cross, as a sign of hope in the resurrection of Christ.

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

Holy Week on RTE tv and Radio: Holy Thursday—RTE One–(repeated Radio 1 Extra/LW 252 at 7.00pm).

Good Friday—RTE One/Radio 1 Extra-LW 252, 3 to 4pm—Solemn Liturgy for Good Friday from Knock Basilica.

Holy Saturday—RTE One/ Radio 1 Extra-LW 252—11pm to 12.15am—Easter Vigil from Knock Basilica.

Easter Sunday—RTE One—Live Mass from 10.00am to 11.00am.

Public Masses are suspended until at least  April 5th, when it is hoped that some of the current restrictions may be lifted.  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.

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 Tidy Towns: A big’ THANK YOU’ to all who donated so generously to our ‘Go Fund Me’ page. We really appreciate all your donations. All will help to keep our town colourful and tidy.

Also many thanks to all the litter pickers who are doing tremendous work picking up rubbish from our roads and ditches in their spare time.

Well done  all.

Faith Matters: Faith Matters invite all to spiritually join them in the Devine Mercy Novena, which begins on Good Friday. Novena Cards will be available in St. Annes Church. 

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

Deepest Sympathy:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife wife Doreen, children,  Vanessa, Trevor, Shirley and Richard, brother Leonard, sons in law George and Tommy, daughters in law Denise and Olga, grandchildren Noah, Ethan and Grace, sister in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on the death of Albert (Bert) Coote, Main Street and Kells Road, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 18th  2021.

Bert’s Funeral Service took place in Trinity Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 20th and afterwards, his remains were laid to rest in Urcher Graveyard.    

Trocaire: Please return your Trocaire contributions to the parish office as soon as possible. This year, the focus is on helping refugees in South Sudan.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: 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—Easter Sunday, April 4th.  

Drumkeery Group Water Scheme: Scouring of the lines will continue this week and for all of next week. Any queries, please contact 086 0466188.

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 daughters Natalie and Maria, their mother Siobhan, mother Patricia, brothers Hugh, Bernard, Paul, Michael, sisters Teresa and Marian, granddaughter Mya, brother in law, sister in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on the death of Andrew Cullivan, Glasgow and formerly, Lisnalea, Bailieborough, Co Cavan who passed away, suddenly on Wednesday, March 10th,  2021.  Andrew was predeceased by his father Hugh and brother Stephen.  

Andrew’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church on Tuesday, March 23rd and afterwards, his remains were laid to rest in St. Annes 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. 

Have you booked your place for Clever Little Handies; Baby Sign Class starting Tuesday 13th April at 11:30am, with instructor Claire Glynn from

Clever Little Handies.

Contact to book your place.

(4 week workshop from Tuesday 13th April to Tuesday 4th May).

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: 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 husband of 59 years Frank, daughters Fiona (Segrave) and Marie (Higgins) and son Tony, sons-in-law Peter and Kevin and daughter-in-law Anna on the death of Anne (Nan) O’Reilly (nee Clarke) Talbot Court, Trim, Co. Meath and formerly of Templeogue, Dublin and Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully in the care of the wonderful staff at Carechoice Nursing Home, Trim following a long illness, on Monday, March 22nd, 2021. Beloved granny of Jamie, Thomas, Sarah, Charlie, Billy, Rose, John and Brian, Nan will be greatly missed by her loving family, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

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

SOSAD: SOSAD Cavan are running a Suicide Bereavement Support Group in April.

HOW: To Register please contact SOSAD via email

WHEN: Friday – April 9th 2021 – 7pm to 9pm.

WHERE: Online via Zoom or Farnham Arms Hotel – depending on restrictions.

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: