Bailieborough News. May 22nd 2023 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Town Centre First Masterplan

Public Consultation – Have your say!

Cavan County Council is commencing the preparation of a Town Centre First

Masterplan for the future development of Bailieborough.

The aim of this Masterplan is to set out a clear vision for the future direction of the

town’s physical, economic, environmental, social and cultural development. When

completed, the plan will be used to seek funding and attract investment into the


We want to ensure that the Masterplan meets the aspirations of the whole

community, and we would like to meet with all stakeholders within the local

community to hear your views on what should be included in the Masterplan for

your town.

A public consultation on the Masterplan will take place in the Bailie Hotel, Main

Street, Bailieborough on Tuesday next, 30th  May from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Queries in respect of the consultation should be directed to

Dhuish Group Water Scheme: Dhuish GWS are continuing to flush the lines over the next week and a half.  Any queries, please contact 087 6293035.

Bailieborough Social Day Centre: Afternoon Tea will take place in the Bailie Hotel for members of the Social Day Centre on this Wednesday afternoon, May 24th at 3.00pm. All welcome.

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:

Wednesday, May 24th : Dun A Ri, Forest Park, Kingscourt: (M) Walk 1.5hrs, (E) Walk, 1hr. Leaving Tesco Carpark at 6.50pm.  Walk commences at 7.15pm  at the Cabra School entrance to Dun A Ri on the Kingscourt / Shercock Road.

Wednesday, May 31st: Nobber to Castletown: (E) Walk, 1.5 to 2.00hrs. Leaving Tesco carpark at 6.40pm. In Nobber parking in front of the R. C. Church or on Main St. Parking also at the Library on the righthand side going into Nobber. Walk commencing at 7.15pm.  All Welcome.

Blessing of the Graves, 2023: The Blessing of the Graves will take place in St. Annes Cemetery, Bailieborough on Sunday, September 3rd at 12 noon.

The Blessing of the Graves will take place in Killann Old Cemetery on Saturday, August 19th at 7.00pm and the Blessing of the Graves will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Shercock on Sunday, August 20th, immediately after 11.30am, Mass.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Pauge, loving daughter Alison, son Stephen, sisters Anita, Maeve, Aileen, Kathleen, Joan and Rosaleen, brothers Francis, Malachy and Liam, son-in-law Pauric, daughter-in-law Laura, grandchildren Éabha, Lorna and Brían, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Bernadette (Bernie) Lynch (nee Clarke), Carrigabruise, Virginia, Co. Cavan and formerly of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family in The Mater Hospital, Dublin on Wednesday, May 17th 2023. Bernie was predeceased by her parents Michael and Kathleen and brothers TM and Gerry.

Bernie’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Matthew’s Church, Maghera, on Saturday, May 20th and afterwards, Bernie’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

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.

Bailieborough Creative Hub: Cruinniu na nOg 2023…

FREE “Relax your Brain and Create” Workshop for children ages 9+..

In Bailieborough Library on Saturday June 10th from 10.30- 1pm.

To register please email:

All children must be registered! Spaces are limited!

For more information go to…/relax-your…/

Bailieborough Library: ‘The Corleck Head and Other Aspects of East Cavan’s Ancient Past’ a lecture by Jonathan Smyth will take place here in the Library on Thursday evening May 25th  at 7pm as part of our Bealtaine celebrations.

We are delighted to welcome our colleague Jonathan. He is the author of ‘Gentleman and Scholar: Thomas James Barron, 1903 – 1992’; a member of Cumann Seanchais Breifne, and a regular contributor to The Anglo-Celt.

All are welcome and admission is FREE!!

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 first Thursday of each month starting on Thursday June 1st 2023 from 2pm-4.30pm. No appointment is necessary.

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!

Bailieborough Celtic A.F.C: Great start to the season for the Bailieboro Celtic Senior Men’s side , who are playing their football in the N.E.F.L. Division 2. The team has won their first four matches and now are top of the division. Keep up the good work and the best of luck for the season!

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.

Lough an Leagh ‘Moonwalk’: The Lough an Leagh ‘Moonwalk’ 2023 will take place on Lough an Leagh on Saturday, June 3rd, commencing at 8.15pm, from the Picnic Area on Lough an Leagh. All proceeds go to local Cancer Charities. Entry fee is €10 and refreshments will be served afterwards. All welcome.

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

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. 

Official Opening of Amenity Area: The official opening of the newly re furbished amenity area at Loch Barna Grow lake Maudabawn will take place on Friday evening June 2nd at 7.00pm.All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served and there will be some musical entertainment to follow.

Work has been on going over the past year, laying down a tramac surface. A seating area has been developed, along with changing room and cabin have been constructed. The lake, in recent year has become a popular focal point for swimmers, kayaking, runners , and cyclists.  Or indeed, if you just want to go and sit down in a quiet place among the drumlin hills and relax in the peace and quiet of this hidden gem, then this is the place to go to, in the locality.

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 –

Club contacts;

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

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