Bailieborough News. November 15th 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns.A.G.M . The Bailieborough Tidy Towns Annual General Meeting will take place in the Bailie Hotel on Monday next, November 22nd  at 8 pm. All welcome. If we are to continue to put up hanging baskets in town, plant and maintain flowers and pick up litter, then much help is needed. Come along to the A.G.M. and volunteer to water a red pot ,weed a flower bed or pick up litter. All help appreciated. We all want to be proud of our town.

Mass of Remembrance: We will remember all those who died in our Parish during the past 12 months at a ‘Mass of Remembrance’ which will be held in St. Annes Church, tonight, Wednesday, November 17th at 7.00pm. Please note the change of date and time. All parishioners who have been bereaved are invited to attend. The names of the deceased will be read out during the Mass.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to children,

Marian, Maurice, Seamus, Joan, Carmel, Una and Kevin on the death of James McConnell, Rathfarnham, Dublin / Bailieborough, Cavan who passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, in the care of Tallaght University Hospital on Saturday, November 6th 2021.  James was the beloved husband of the late Joan and much loved and proud grandfather to Alan, Niamh, Donal, Avril, Sean, Patrick, Christopher, Nicola and Thomas and great-grandfather to James, Caoimhe, Tom and Sadhbh. Sadly missed by his, sons/daughters-in-law/partner George, Sharon, John, Helen and Daniel, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Jame’s Funeral Mass took place in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan on Wednesday, November 10th  followed by burial in Kilmashogue Cemetery, Edmondstown.  

PARISH BULB PLANTING DAY in the grounds of St Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Saturday next, 20th  November from 9.30am. The plan is to plant Spring flowering bulbs, such as daffodils and snowdrops around the Church grounds to enhance our biodiversity.

Enhance the biodiversity of our parish and bring some Spring cheer!

Volunteers from local community groups needed.

Just bring a hand trowel or spade and a friend!!

Refreshments will be served throughout the morning!

Bailieborough Creative Hub: Another great achievement by Bailieborough Creative Hub. Following on from their great run in the Cavan County Museum “Under Cavan Skies” is now open in Bailieborough Library until the end of the month.

Christmas Art and Craft Fair: Bailieborough Creative Hub will be hosting a ‘Christmas Art and Craft Fair in the Courthouse, Bailieborough on Saturday, November 27th from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Contemporary and handcrafted gifts, cards, art, crafts, artisan cakes and much more. For more details or to book a stand, please contact:

Bailieborough Library:

Public computers, seating areas and study spaces are now available at Bailieborough Library. We couldn’t be more pleased to have your regular Library services back in action.

The Library is open for browsing, borrowing, scanning, printing and photocopying. We have a huge selection of stock on offer.  Phone Bailieborough Library at 042 9665779 for more details!   

Bake Sale, Fun Run/Walk and Raffle in memory of Pat Clark. Proceeds going to the Cavan/Monaghan Palliative Care.  The family of the late Pat Clarke are holding a fundraiser in aid of Cavan/Monaghan Pallative Care on Sunday, November 28th from 10.30am to 1.00pm. 5K Fun Run/Walk, registration from 11.15am with the event commencing at 12noon at St. Annes Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough. ‘Bake Sale’ will commence at 10.30am at the same venue and there will also be a Raffle, with prizes galore! All welcome. Please help us to help these amazing people.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Maeve, children, Niall, Sharon and Michelle and grandchildren, Rachel, Molly, Niamh, Orlaith, Lydia, Charlie and Erin on the death of Peter McCabe (Retired Garda Sergeant, Lucan, County Dublin and formerly Tierworker, Bailieboro / Kells), who passed away peacefully, in the loving care of the staff of Griffeen Valley Nursing Home, Lucan on Tuesday, November 9th 2021. Sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughters, grandchildren, sons-in-law Kevin and Bob, daughter-in-law Tracey, sisters, brothers, cousins, nieces, nephews, neighbours and large circle of friends.

Peter’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Patrick’s Church, Esker on Saturday November 13th   followed by burial in Esker Cemetery.

‘Plant for Ireland’ Appeal: Society is facing a mammoth problem of climate change. Control of Co2 by our generation is apparently not doing enough to protect society from world disasters.

If you are concerned ” Lend a hand ” !Plant for Ireland “! We ask for a positive response.

Trees help to fight Co.2, they absorb and remove it from our air, storing it and releasing oxygen.

Those who know tell us that an acre of trees absorb an amount of carbon dioxide to driving your car 26,000 miles. Even more true, we hear that one tree can produce enough oxygen for 4 people and annually for 18 people.

Trees absorb pollutant gases such as Nitrogen Oxide , sulphur and Dioxide , specialists tell us.

Should you “Fear for the future” will you join our campaign and “Plant for Ireland”! It is in all our interests.

Contact ( mobile 086 8490642 ).

Bailieborough Heritage Society: We are collecting old photos of people who lived and worked in the town of Bailieborough, the photos will be on display from Friday, 3rd  to Sunday, 12th  December in the Courthouse.

East Cavan Gaels: Juvenile Hurling:  Won’t it be great to get back out socially again, and support your local hurling club at the same time?

Come join us for another fun evening and help raise much needed funding for local hurling development. The East Cavan Gaels will be hosting a ‘Table Quiz’ on Friday,  3rd  December at 9.30pm in Nixys, The Square Bar, Bailieborough. All welcome.

Come and give it a go. Every Saturday 3 and 4pm for U7 and U9 respectively. Equipment supplied while learning.

Club contacts;

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

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

Bailieborough Shamrocks AGM: The Club AGM will be held on Friday the 3rd of December at 7pm.

If you require a motions form please contact Mark Gilsenan on

Motions need to be submitted on or before November 19th , there will be no motions accepted after this date.

For All Parents: With the schools back and the darker evenings here, if there is an emergency like your child misses the bus or has no credit to ring you, please let them know they can come into Supervalu, Bailieborough and ask for the manager on duty and the manager will call home for you.

The children can wait in the store until they are collected rather than them standing outside in the cold.

It’s an option to keep in mind so you know they are safe.

Drumkeery Group Water Scheme: Flushing of the lines has commenced and will continue over the next ten days. Any queries, please contact 086 046 6188 or 087 169 5513.

Well Done: Well done to Leanne Kiernan who scored once again in last Sunday’s 2—0 away win over league leaders Durham. This result now puts Liverpool Ladies top of the division and also it is Leanne’s seventh goal in the last seven games! Also last week, Leanne received the Standard Chartered ‘Liverpool Ladies Player of the Month Award’ for October. Well done Leanne, onward and upward!

Helping our Homeless: Collection point outside SuperValu on the Main Street.

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 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.

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.