Bailieborough News. November 1st 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Sosad/ Grubs Up—Homeless Services: Charity ‘Bedpush’:  On Sunday next, November 7th, a Charity ‘Bedpush’ will take place from Shercock to Bailieborough from 11.00am to 2.00pm. This event will be raising much needed funds for people with Mental Health issues and also helping to feed our homeless. If you would like to donate to this event, please go to GO FUND ME: No Bread, No Bed, No Time to Sleep.

We need your help, if anyone would like to join in and help with the bed push it would be greatly appreciated.

Sponsorship cards are available from Tesco, Bailieborough and the Lemon Tree.

So if you think you have the push in you, please feel free to pick up a card, grab some sponsorship and join us for the craic on Nov 7th.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns.A.G.M . The Bailieborough Tidy Towns Annual General Meeting will take place in the Bailie Hotel on Monday, November 22nd  at 8 pm. All welcome. If you want hanging baskets in town and flowers planted ,help is needed. Come along to the A.G.M. and volunteer to water red pots ,weed flower beds or litter pick .All help appreciated.

Beauty dies where litter lies.

Centenary Commeration: A Centenary Commeration for the late Paddy Smith TD will take place this Friday, 5th  November at 2.30 pm in West Knockbride. Graveside Oration by An Taoiseach Mr Micheal Martin.

Everyone welcome.

Public health guidelines apply at this event and we recommend social distancing and facial coverings as appropriate.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to children Avril, Gordon and Lorna, sisters, Lynn, Irene and Millie, in-laws Tom, Michael, Jean and Sarah on the death of Audrey Rogers (nee Kells) Duneena, Baileboro, Co. Cavan and formerly of Ballymacgauran, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 23rd 2021.. Audrey was predeceased by her husband Edwin. Audrey will also be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Aaron, Natalie, Rebecca, Tommy,  Alan, Jack and Adrian, nieces, nephews, relatives and many, many friends.

It was Audrey’s wish that her body would be donated to Medical Science.

 A Memorial service in remembrance of Audrey’s life  took place in Bailieborough Parish Church on Saturday, 30th of October. 

East Cavan Swim Club: Welcome to our committee for 2021/2022, elected at our AGM on Friday, 23rd  October.

Thank you to our outgoing committee for all the hard work in getting our swimmers back to the water this year.

A very special word of thanks to our outgoing Secretary, Sinead Cooney for 6 years of dedicated service as secretary during some of the busiest years for our club – a job well done and appreciated by all! We are also deeply indebted to outgoing committee members Jennifer Williamson and David Kinnear for many years of commitment to our club in the roles of treasurer/PTL organiser, and Vice Chair/Children’s Officer, not to mention several cake sales and trips away!

We welcome especially our new committee member and Secretary, Roisin Taaffe.

We are grateful for the spirit of volunteering which allows our club to function so that our members can continue to swim with their club.

Positions for 2021/2022: Chairperson: Martin Redmond, Vice-Chair: Julie Pierce, Secretary: Roisin Taaffe, Treasurer: Lisa Morris, Gala/Membership Secretary: Iris Behme, Assistant Membership Secretary/ P.R.O. : Bernadette Moore, Children’s Officers: Betty Kelly and Denise Coleman, Committee: Sinead Cooney, Petra Longmore and Grainne Mulvey.

East Cavan swimmers are delighted to be back training in Bailieborough Leisure Centre and are looking forward to their new season. Some competitive swimmers have already been back to competition in Ulster, with Anna Behme, Alana Carling and Sadhbh Warren attending the Future Challengers meet in Craigavon on 8th  October and the older swimmers, Johann and Wilhelm Behme, Finn and Oscar Longmore, Adrienne Keuck, Kate Kierans, Lian Moore, Grainne Warren, Aoibheann Taaffe, Roisin Pierce and Kerry Buckland Morris attending the Aspiring Champions meet on 16th /17th  October in Lisburn.
The East Cavan Swim Club AGM was held on Friday 22nd  October and welcome the incoming committee. The club are extremely grateful to the outgoing committee for the dedication and commitment to the club and swimmers over the years, especially for all the work in getting the children back to swimming this year.

Bowls: Bowls have recommenced in Tunnyduff Hall on Thursday nights at 8.00pm. New members welcome.

Bailieborough Library: Free Online Webinar: Career Transformation: Are you looking for a job or a career change? Or perhaps you are considering the possibility of starting your own business.

Cavan Library Service welcomes Ann Greene (Leadership, Business and Career Transformation Consultant) who will give an online talk on Career Transformation, in her tested practical approach which will help anyone thinking of changing their career.

This event takes place on Wednesday 3rd November at 7.00pm

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!   

Leanne keeps up her fine form: Bailieborough native and Liverpool F.C. Player, Leanne Kiernan kept up her fine form of late, when she scored both goals in Liverpool’s 2—0 win over Lewes on Sunday last. This fine performance earned Leanne another ‘Player of the Match’ Award.

East Cavan Gaels: Juvenile Hurling:  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 Creative Hub: Our Exhibition ‘Under Cavan Skies’ is open to view in Bailieborough Library during normal operating hours.

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:

Mass of Remembrance: We will remember all those who died in our Parish during the past 12 months at the Vigil and Sunday Mass on the 13/14 November. The names of the deceased will be read aloud at each Mass.

“Team Hope” Christmas Shoebox Appeal is back!
Play schools, schools, businesses and individuals can order leaflets and other resources online at or contact local coordinator Hazel Speares at 0879903520.

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!

East Knockbride NS Parents Association: Clothes Collection

Bags of clothes can be dropped off in the School on Monday 8th  November and Tuesday 9th  November from 9.20am to 3.00pm or Tuesday 9th  November 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Thank you for your support.

Parents Plus: Early years programme: A practical and positive parenting course promoting confidence, learning and good behaviour in young children aged 1 to 6 years. This is a six-week course, taking place every Friday morning from 9.30am to 12 noon commencing on Friday, November 12th and ending on Friday, December 17th  in Bailieborough Courthouse. This course is free of charge to all parents participating. For more information or to reserve your place, please contact Joanne on 087 7529 948 or email

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.