Bailieborough News. May 1st 2023 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Darkness into Light, Bailieborough:Not long to go now before this year’s ‘Darkness into Light’ Bailieborough event, on Saturday morning next, May 6th , starting at the Bailieborough Community School at 4.15am.

This years route is slightly different to previous years in that our start/finish point is Bailieborough Community School on the Virginia Road. Limited car parking will be available at the school but we would ask that people use the nearby car parks.

Leaving the Community School we will be turning left towards Main Street before turning left onto Henry Street. From there we will turn right onto Chapel Road and then left onto New Road, At The Model School we will turn right and continue up Main Street and onto the Institure Road. We will be tuning right onto the Tierworker Road and then right onto the Kells Road. Returning to the town we will turn left and finish at The Community School.

You Can still register on-line at

Congratulations: Congratulations to the 23 children from St. Felim’s National School, who made their First Holy Communion in St. Annes Chapel on Saturday last. Thank you to Ms. Kerrie Anne Moynagh, Ms. Eilish Keegan and the Pastoral Assistant, Ms. Andrea Connolly and the School Choir and the parents, for all their hard work.

Bridge Club:The winners on Tuesday, April 11th  were:

1st: John McGahan and Vera Bell.

2nd: Pattie Clarke and Margaret Carolan.

The club welcomes new members. or telephone 042-9667944.

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.

May—Month of the Holy Rosary: The Rosary will be recited at the Grotto on the Virginia Road—or in the Church, if raining—for the month of May, at 7.30pm. No Rosary on Saturdays. Please come and join in prayers for peace in the World, for all the sick, for vocations and your own intentions. Everyone welcome.

Bailieborough Walking Group: The Bailieborough Walking Group’s first walk of the season takes place on Wednesday 3rd  May at 7.15pm. Walking around the Castle Lake. Please meet at the new carpark, just off the Cavan Road. All Welcome.

Dawn Chorus Walk at Castle Lake: Sunday 7th  May. Meet at 4.30am at the Lakeshore car park at Lear. Wear warm clothes and bring a snack. All are welcome. No dogs please.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughter Heather (Martin), sons Mark (Martin) and Clement (Catriona), sister Marjorie, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren Kerri, Éilis, Liam, Thomas, Molly and Nathan, extended family and friends on the death of Dorothy Bell (nee Flanagan), Chapel Road, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away on Tuesday, 25th  April 2023 peacefully, surrounded by her family.

 Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Billy, brother Dermot and grandson Matthew.

Dorothy’s Funeral Service took place in Bailieborough Parish Church on Thursday, April 27th and afterwards, Dorothy’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard. 

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Can you please support us in our Tesco’s Blue Token campaign to help in our work in the Old Church of Ireland Graveyard?

Bailieborough Craft Group: Our Craft Group takes place every Friday morning in the Library.  Looking forward to seeing all the ladies! New members are very welcome – we would love to see you!

Drop in anytime between 10.30am and 12.30pm in the Library.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sisters Ann, Eileen and brother Tom (Betty), nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives and friends on the death of Mike Gorman,who passed away peacefully at Cavan General Hospital after a short illness on Wednesday, April 19th, 2023.  Mike was predeceased by his parents Patrick and Elizabeth and brother Peter.

Mike’s removal took place on Saturday, April 22nd , to Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan for family cremation.

Bailieborough Library: FREE workshops ‘VISION OF HEALTH AND HAPPINESS’

A 3 week series of workshops to promote wellbeing, health and happiness facilitated by Patricia Crimin, YTI Dip Yoga Teacher and YTI Dip Yoga Therapist.

Week 1 Thursday May 11th 11am-12.30pm– Creative expression of wellbeing using collage technique (please bring scissors, old magazines).

Week 2 Thursday May 18th 11am-12.30pm– Create an artistic upcycling candle as an expression of happiness and gratitude;

Week 3 Thursday May 25th 11am-12.30pm –Tree of Love and Happiness.

Workshops are FREE and limited spaces available. Please ring 042 9665779 to book.

Book Club: In May, the Bailieborough Library Reading Group will be reading ‘The Paris Apartment’ by Lucy Foley. New members are always welcome and copies of the book are available in the Library! The next meeting of the Book Club is on Tuesday, May 30th at 6.30pm.

FREE study space and WIFI available here for all who are in the middle of studying. Other services for students include printing, photocopying, local history/history resources, reference books, public PCs, staff advice, comfortable warm spaces. All are welcome!

Lough Derg: One Day Retreat: A ‘One Day Retreat’ to Lough Derg, will take place on Sunday, May 7th. This has been organised by the St. Vincent De Paul Society. A bus will be leaving from Bailieborough Community Centre on the day at 7.30am. Please contact; John at 086 055 4578 or Pat at 086 063 5856, for further information.

Bailieborough Celtic A.F.C: Bailieboro Celtic is looking for Coaches and Helpers to assist with the running of our Summer Academy, for U10 and U8 Boys and Girls. The club will assist with Garda vetting and child safe guarding course. Please contact us via our FB page if interested.

Training for the Under 9’s has resumed at the Vale Grounds on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 pm. With a large turnout each week, the Club would really encourage and appreciate parents getting involved.

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.

Indoor Bowls: Indoor Bowls take place in the Community Centre, Chapel Road every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm. New members most welcome.

Build Your Business in Bailieborough – Meeting

Our new Town Regeneration Officer, Caroline Brady has organised an information evening, in conjunction with the Cavan Local Enterprise Office for Businesses in and around Bailieborough.

The Local Enterprise Office have agreed to come to the Courthouse in Bailieborough

on Wednesday 10th  May at 6pm.

The meeting is to provide information on the range of supports that Cavan LEO provide for businesses. It will be open to everyone in and around the town who wishes to attend.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.:   Please remember that the Shamrocks Bingo takes place in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online every Tuesday at 8.00pm. Great prizes to be won!

Walk, Jog or Run:  Run, Walk or Jog is back for the lovely bright evenings at 8pm at the Chapel car park, Lakeshore, Bailieborough on every Monday and Wednesday. It’s a fun, free activity, all newcomers welcome.  Other activities will be added as the weeks go on, like open water swimming, cycling and kayaking. All welcome. 

Taekwondo and Self Defence Classes: Adults and over 16’s Classes take place every Friday evening from 8.00pm in St. Anne’s Community Centre, Chapel Rd., Bailieborough. For further information, please contact 085 127 1979.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 1st May 2023:

Cavan; An impressive result and performance from Cavan as they overcame a strong Lancashire side in round 3 of the Lory Meagher Cup with ECG men Jack Barry, Canice Maher and Nicky Kenny to the fore with a result that very much keeps Cavan in touch with an opportunity to reach the final. The next round is in two weeks v Leitrim in Breffni.

Club Seniors have a challenge v Carrick in Carrick on Monday next.

The week ahead;

Monday’s; U9 training at 6, U11/13 train at 7.

Wednesday; U15 away to Castleblayney at 7.

Sunday; Spring league, time venue tbc.

Club contacts;

7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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