Bailieborough News. March 4th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

Best Wishes from London: On Friday 9th February 2024, James Brady of Tullywaltra along with his son Ciaran, both of north London, were visiting Bailieborough to see Family and Friends and they were staying at the Bailie Hotel, now under the new management of Austin Kelly of Bailieboro / Dublin, where they were made more than welcome. James and Austin have known one another since school days.

James left Bailieboro 65 years ago, to travel to London, to live and work and while there, he met his wife Margaret from London. They have two sons, Ciaran and Emmet. The whole family traveled to Ireland to holiday in Bailieboro and West Cork, almost every year since they married in 1974.

Out of the family of John and Ellen Brady— late of Drumanespic, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, James was the only one that went to London. The other three children went to the U.S.A . The oldest Terence went to Florida and is now deceased, Anna Marie Maddock nee, Brady is also deceased, and lived in many US States.

The third sibling Tommy settled in New York and has lived there for over 60 years, and is married to Betty and have a grown up son Micheal . The youngest is Martha Keaskin nee Brady, of Seeorum, Bailieborough.

James congratulated Austin on his new venture and wished him many years of success. James and Ciaran were Austin’s, first guests at the Bailie Hotel, where they spent three nights and were treated like super stars. James said nothing was to much bother for Austin and his staff.

They were offered wake-up calls with tea and coffee followed by, full Irish breakfast. During the day at any return to the hotel, refreshments were offered and also a gastronomic evening meal. In the evenings, they were joined by James’s nephew, Karl Keaskin, his wife Nessa and family, who are natives of the town.

James wishes Kathleen and Austin Kelly, lots of good luck in the Bailie Hotel, and hopes to return to the Bailie before the end of 2024. James Brady, London.

The Heritage Council: Five monuments across Ireland have been selected for inclusion in the Heritage Council’s Adopt a Monument Scheme 2024. The scheme offers communities expertise, mentoring and support to help them to care for their local heritage.

The sites included in this year’s scheme are Bailieborough Church and Graveyard, Co Cavan, Cooley Cross and graveyard, near Moville, Co Donegal, Altan Farm Summerhouse, Dunlewey, Co Donegal, Rathbeagh ringfort, Co Kilkenny and Court Abbey, Lavagh, Co Sligo.

‘New Life Choir’: Join us in Bailieborough Church of Ireland Church on Monday 18th  March at 7pm to see the Abaana New Life Choir perform a range of worship and traditional African music and dances while telling us stories of life in Uganda. It is sure to be an amazing night which you will not want to miss. Admission is free – we will be taking a collection in aid of Abaana’s work in Uganda on the night. Everybody welcome.

School Enrolment: St. Brigid’s National School, Tunnyduff is currently inviting applications for admission to Junior Infants for 2024/2025. Please telephone the school at 042 9660368 or email for further information. Completed applications must be returned by Friday 8th March 2024.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group: Next social meeting is on Tuesday, March 12th in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to brothers Patrick (Rose), Michael (Colleen), Paul (Brenda), Brendan, Gabriel (Ann), Raymond (Mary Rose), sisters Breda, Mary (Michael) and Sheila (Jim), nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins, extended family and friends on the death of their brother Philip Cooney, Monaghanoose, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away peacefully on Saturday, 23rd  February 2024 at Shrewsbury House Nursing Home, Dublin. Philip was predeceased by his parents Phil and Bridie and brothers Eamon and Kieran.

Philip’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Wednesday, February 28th and afterwards, Philip’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.

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.

New Board Members Needed: Bailieborough Resource childcare are actively seeking new directors and members to join our Board of Management / Trustees.

We are a community based service run by a voluntary Board of Management. The Board of Management is made up of a mixture of parents of children attending the service, local interested people and people that have skills and knowledge that are particularly useful on a board. (Such skills might include budgeting, accounting, childcare management, human resources, management experience etc.)

If you think you might interested in becoming a member or director of our BOM, please email  with an expression of interest.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: All floats welcome : Vintage cars, bikes,  tractors, Comedy floats, Sports clubs,  All Business Floats, Entry of floats is FREE of charge.

Great chance to promote your business club etc.

 Prizes to be awarded:  Best Comedy Float €500,  Best Club €300, Best Commercial Float €200 and there will also be a prize for the Best Window. There will also be a Marching Band, Comedy, Fancy Dress and lots, lots more.

Raffle tickets are now on sale in local shops and businesses around Bailieborough town. Great prizes to be won! All proceeds support our St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We are also looking for some stewards to help out on the day.  Please contact any committee member if you are interested. 

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.

Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls continues on Wednesday’s at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Teen Girl Bailieborough Forest Camp: As part of Women In Sport Week, Cavan Sports Partnership are delighted to run a Teen Girl Forest Camp on Saturday 9th  March from 2pm-5pm in Bailieborough Castle Lake Forest.

Cost €12 (excluding online booking fee)

This fun, sociable and interactive Camp will involve adventure walks, nature crafts, bushcraft tool skills and much more!

To register click the link below…/bailieborough-teen-girl…


Bridge: Bridge Results: Tuesday, February 20th : 1st Mary Cronin and Rena Coleman. 2nd Rosaleen Mackey and Kathy O’Sullivan. 3rd Patty Clarke and Rose Brennan. Best Gross: Mary Cronin and Rena Coleman. 

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

Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence, Adult Classes: Improve your strength, fitness, flexability, stamina and agility. Takes place every Friday evening in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8.00pm. All enquiries to 085 127 1979.

Bailieborough Library: Next Library Book Club meeting is on Tuesday, March 26th at 6.30pm. New members are always welcome

Add a new dimension to your walking with Activator Poles, which are now available to borrow at the Library. There will be a FREE demonstration on how to use the activator poles on Wednesday, March 20th  at 12pm at the Library, and all are welcome.

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

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.

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: Hurling News 4th March 2024

Senior; No intercounty game this past week as Cavan, with ECG men in tow, prepared for two monstrous games v Armagh and Monaghan in NHL over the next few weeks.

County U20s continued in the Ulster Development league with an away game v Monaghan. The final round is next Sunday v Fermanagh.

Senior club training in the club is on the horizon as the Spring league comes up at the end of the month.

New club app;We now have our own app. Look up East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club  wherever you get your apps!

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

U8/10/12/14/16/18; No county training this week so we will do a light session on Thursday evening at 8pm for all U12/14/16 on the astro at Bailieboro Celtic AFC.

After school continues in the three local venues. The U12s had a great evening in Dundalk on Friday last as they had lots of games v clubs from Louth and Monaghan.

The week ahead;

Wednesday; After school hurling Shercock AC. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm, 4th-6th class 4.30pm.

Thursday; After school hurling Mullagh Community Sports Centre. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm. Club U12/14/16 8pm astro Bailieboro Celtic AFC.

Friday; After school hurling Bailieborough Community School Sports hall. Up to 3rd class 2.45pm, 4th-6th class 3.45. All after school sessions €3 each please.

U12 blitz Dundalk 7pm.

Saturday; NHL 3A v Armagh in Kingspan Breffni 2pm.

Sunday; .Cavan U20s v Fermanagh at home.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.