Bailieborough News. May 31st 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre: We are delighted to advise that we are planning to reopen the Leisure Centre on Tuesday, 8th  June. The safety of our staff and patrons is our paramount concern so there will be some changes to the running and layout within the centre as we ensure that the HSE guidelines for COVID 19 are fully adhered to. We will be putting in place a booking application through our website and we will be asking members to book online for gym and swim slots. The team at the Leisure Centre will be in contact over social media over the coming weeks to provide further information on reopening the centre.

Please keep an eye on our website and social media platforms for latest news on whats happening at the centre. (

St. Annes: It is good to be back. We especially encourage our young families to get back into the habit of coming to Mass. It will do us a power of good to be together and to worship God together as a community of Faith. Welcome back!!

Funerals: Fifty mourners permitted at a Funeral. Related events, either before or after, should not take place.

Weddings: Fifty guests permitted at a wedding. For celebrations/receptions, a maximum of six people for indoor gatherings and fifteen people for outdoor gatherings. The number allowed attend a wedding reception indoors, rises to 25 from June 7th. (This means that while 50 guests may attend a Wedding Mass, a much smaller number may only attend the reception).

For the first month that Masses return, parishioners ought to consider attending one of the daily Masses, rather than a weekend  Mass—to help ease the pressure.

The Bishop has granted permission for the resumption of Baptisms, with a limited attendance confined to parents and godparents.

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

 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.

 The Parish Office will be open on Mondays and Fridays from 10am to 4.00pm. Please feel free to contact Fr. Ultan for assistance on 087 341 8037 or 042 96 65117.

Link Credit Union: Link Credit Union have launched their ‘Step Up’ Grant initiative. All members who are finishing 6th class in primary school and continuing to 1st year in 2nd level education are eligible to enter the competition. 10 grants of €200 will be awarded. Application forms are available in the Bailieborough and Kingscourt offices or to download from the website Competition closes 11thJune 2021.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.: Annual General Meeting:

Our A.G.M. takes place in the Club rooms on Monday 14th  June at 8:00pm.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: We need more helpers. If you have a spare hour would you volunteer to help out .You can join us whenever it suits you. Contact any Tidy Towns member for more details.

East Knockbride N.S.: The Parents Association of East Knockbride National School are holding their annual ‘Fun-Run’ virtually this year over the June Bank Holiday weekend. We are encouraging everyone to get out and get active over the weekend – Walk, Run, Jog, Scoot or Cycle, 5km/10km with your family. A Go Fund Me Page has being set up for donations or donations can be left in the school.  Thank you and stay safe.

Lend-A-Hand, Bexcourt, Bailieborough: ‘Lend-A-Hand’ is a group of volunteers, who provide citizens who need assistance with small jobs around the house—this can range from changing a light bulb, to helping out with domestic chores. Call 042 9694825 or email Gabriele at :

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:   Sunday services are at 9:30am in Mullagh and Shercock, 10:45 am in Bailieborough, 12noon in Knockbride. Audio from the sermon will be available later on Sundays on our YouTube channel.  Face masks, hand sanitizing, and social distancing will still be required on Sunday mornings. Looking forward to seeing you at church again!

Loughanleagh and Muff Heritage Trust–‘Sunrise to Sunset Walking Challenge’: The ‘Sunrise to Sunset Walking Challenge’ will take place this weekend, from Saturday, June 5th to Monday, June 7th. This ‘Challenge’ is in aid of raising funds for the ongoing development of walking paths and future projects with regards to Lough An Leagh. Come along and bring a friend. To donate please click on:

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C:  Open Day: 

Calling all boys and girls. Training for underage girls and boys Sunday, June 13th  from 11am till 1pm.

Under 8’s born 2014/2013, Under 9’s born 2012 and Under 10’s born 2011.

Bailieborough Celtic Girls Soccer Training for Under 11’s and 13’s continues on Monday evenings at 6.30pm in The Vale Grounds, Bailieborough. All Girls welcome. Any Queries, text/phone Grainne on 086-8156532.

Also, Senior men’s training is back on Tuesdays at 7.30. Any queries text Paddy on 0858256357.

Car Treasure Hunt: A ‘Car Treasure Hunt’ in aid of the Alzheimer Society will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, June 7th from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. The event will start from St. Mary’s Car Park, Tierworker. Entry fee is €20 and teas and chats afterwards. All welcome.

Bailieborough Library:Library – The Library will open Tuesdays 10am-4.30pm; 5.30pm-8.30pm; and every other day at 10am-1.15pm; 2.15pm-5.15pm (excl Sundays). Printing and borrowing services but no public computer facilities in this phase. Lots of new stock arriving!

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 Shamrocks G.F.C. : It has been brought to the GAA Clubs attention that even though we have the Cheese Factory Car Park open for parking at Training Times, people are still parking up on the footpaths and blocking them by abandoning cars on same. This is not acceptable and all COACHES AND PARENTS are asked to follow the Club Instructions and park in the Cheese Factory Car Park. Lakeland Dairies have been very helpful allowing us use their grounds for parking as we continue works on our own Car Park. Wheelchair users and people out walking children in prams have been unable to use the public footpaths on both sides of the pitch gates as it has been impossible to pass cars that are on these footpaths.

Coaches Needed—Bailieboro Celtic : Have you ever thought about Coaching or wanted to help help out. Or stood on the sideline watching on and thought I could do better. Well now is your chance we need volunteers. The children need coaches, so that all teams have a chance to play and enjoy the game. All it will take to start is your time, the rest will come together and better still if you can get someone to join you to share the load. If interested or any questions call the club number 086 0485048

Helping our Homeless:We are moving our Bailieborough collection point from outside the Bailie to outside SuperValu on the Main Street but still at the same time.

We collect crisps, bars, fresh fruit, pot noodles, cup of soups, sanitary products, boxers, socks, underwear and much more!

Your support means everything to us and our homeless! Our Bailieborough collection point is now outside of SuperValu at 12-1pm every Saturday!

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 

Cavan Community Call: The Cavan Community Call Helpline remains available for those who are vulnerable or isolated and may need help with essentials such as food, medicine, transport etc. Lines open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Please call 1800 300 404 (freephone).

East Cavan Gaels: East Cavan Gaels GAA Club 

Senior; Training on Mondays from 8—9pm. New players most welcome!

Under 7/9;  Training 6-7pm Monday on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA. Please note the earlier start time.

U11; Again great to see the lads back and mad for action! Training 7-8pm Monday on the back pitch at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA.

U13/15/17; 7-8pm on the back pitch at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA.

Club contacts; U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280 and U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

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.

Positive Age–‘Good Morning Cavan’ Service: Good Morning Cavan is a free phone call service, which aims to provide security and friendship to older people living in County Cavan. Our team of friendly callers are on hand to chat to members of the community, who may be socially isolated or lonely. To avail of this service, to refer someone you know or to find out more information about this service, please contact, Positive Age Cavan at 049 438 0725 or 087 775 9584. You can also email

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: