Bailieborough News. November 21st 2022 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Christmas Lights Committee: Santa is coming to Town!: Santa will be coming to town on Saturday, December 3rd from 2.00pm to 6.00pm, at the Community Centre, Chapel Road. 5 per child and each child gets a gift. All proceeds go to the Bailieborough Christmas Lights Committee.

The Bailieborough Christmas Lights Committee have set up a ‘Go Fund Me’ page to help ensure that the town will have Christmas lights, this year. Just log onto ‘Bailieborough Christmas Lights Go Fund Me’ page and donate whatever sum you wish, to help with the Christmas Lights.

Social Day Centre: The rescheduled Christmas ‘Get Together’ will take place in the Bailie Hotel today, Wednesday, November 23rd at 3.00pm. Admission is 10 and all are most welcome.

Bridge Club: Results: The winners on Tuesday, November 8th were:

North/South:Sean Kelleher and Tom Moran.

East/West:Geraldine Columb and Margaret Carolan.

The Bridge club meets every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. in the Bailie Hotel.

New members welcome. Contact: or telephone 042-9667944.

Free ‘Drop-In’ Service : The Bailieborough Development Association would like to offer a ‘Free Drop-In Service of Assistance’, regarding online services and filling out of forms, between 2pm and 4pm on Friday afternoons. This service will be offered at the Bailieborough Business Centre. All welcome.

East Cavan Swim Club: Welcome to our new committee for 2022/2023

Joint Chair – Julie Pierce and Elaine Flood,

Secretary- Roisin Taaffe.

Treasurer- Lisa Morris.

Membership and Gala Secretary- Iris Behme.

Children’s Officers- Betty Kelly and Denise Coleman.

PRO/Social Media- Bernadette Moore.

Committee- Petra Longmore, Grainne Mulvey, Martin Redmond.

Looking forward to the year ahead, with plenty of opportunity throughout the year for more parents to get involved with our children’s club.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd presents ‘A Christmas Reflection’: Prayers and Candle Lighting Ceremony. Led by the Very Rev. Ultan McGoohan, Rev. Canon Ian Horner and Rev. John O’Donnell on Thursday, December 8th at 8.30pm at the old Post Office on Main St, Bailieborough. Everyone welcome.

Christmas Day Swim Fundraiser : The 29th  Annual Bailieborough Christmas Day Swim is back this year! Please support the fundraiser in SuperValu, Bailieborough on Friday next, 25th  November, from 9am-7pm. All funds raised are in aid of MS Cavan. If you would like to help out on this day, or take part in the swim, please contact Mary on 0860688714 or Brendan on 0872758890.

Bailieborough Garden Club ‘Christmas Night’: The Bailieborough Gardening Club, ‘Christmas Night’ takes place in Fox’s Bar, Main Street, on Thursday evening, December 15th at 8.00pm. There will be a demonstration by Florist, Sadie Gilmore and a Fun Quiz. Tea, coffee, sandwiches, mince pies and lots of spot prizes! 10 subscription. All welcome. If interested, please text Eilish on 086 8273 470.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to children Leonie, Gemma and Ronan and grandchildren, Sean, Emma,Orla and James on the death of Lucy Clarke (née McCaul),Virginia Road, Bailieborough and formerly of ‘The Hideout’, and Co. Monaghan, who passed away peacefully, on Saturday, 12th  November 2022, in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, surrounded by her family. Lucy was predeceased by her beloved husband Paddy and her brother Philip . She will be deeply missed  by her sons-in law, Brendan and Val, daughter-in-law Carina, her sisters Celia and Joeen, brother Leo, sisters-in-law Breda, Carol, Nora, Agnes and Dympna, nieces, nephews, cousins and a wide circle of friends and neighbours.

Lucy’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church on Thursday, November 17th 2022 and afterwards, Lucy’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.

Mainly Music, a fun, interactive music group for preschoolers and their caregivers will take place on Friday mornings from 10am -12noon in the Knockbride Church of Ireland Hall (A82 E377). For parents, grandparents and minders with children and babies under 4. Donation €4. Contact Jenny Horner on 086 342 0299 for more info.

Sillan Vintage Club: Christmas Tractor Run: The Sillan Vintage Club’s, ‘Christmas Tractor Run’ will take place on Saturday, December 10th from The ‘Drop Inn’, Killann. Registration will take place from 3.00pm, refreshments served at 4.00pm and the run will commence at 4.45pm. Light up your vehicle and travel through the local towns! The route will be: Killanns to Shercock, to Kingscourt, to Bailieborough and back to The Drop Inn. 20 entry fee and there will be prizes for the First, second and third, best lit up vehicles.

Library: Children’s FREE Christmas Workshop here in the Library on Saturday November 26th  2022 from 10.30am-12.30pm. Places are strictly limited and booking essential at 042 9665779.

The next book the Bailieborough Reading Group will be reading is ‘Savage Her Reply’ by Deirdre Sullivan: A retelling of the favourite Irish fairytale, ‘The Children of Lir’. All are welcome to join us and copies of the book are available in the Library. The book will be discussed at the next Book Club meeting on Tuesday, November 29th at 6.30pm.

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.

Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA /Ladies AGM: The Shamrocks Ladies Agm is taking place next Saturday 26th  at 6.30 in the Clubhouse. If you would like to nominate anyone for positions, please email by Thursday to : or It would be great to see you all there .

Confirmation: Confirmation will be held in St. Anne’s Church on Saturday, March 4th 2023. St. Felim’s School and St. Patrick’s  School, Shercock will take place at 11.00am and St. Anne’s School at 3.00pm.

Indoor Bowling: Indoor Bowling takes place in the Community Centre, Bailieborough, every Wednesday evening for the Winter months at 8.00pm. New members welcome.

Bailie Hotel: If you have any Bailie Hotel Gift Vouchers, we would kindly ask you to redeem them before Wednesday, the 30th  November, 2022. Our Gift Vouchers can be used towards any food or beverages. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact one of the girls on reception on 0429665334 or email us on

Bailieborough Celtic A.F.C. :  Calling all mini Messi’s and wannabe Haaland’s

 Soccer training for 8 and 9 year olds takes place on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7pm, at The Vale soccer grounds. €2 per session. All children welcome.

Any enquiries, just message the Club’s  Facebook page.

Bailieboro Celtic Girls U12 (born 2011/2012) and U14 (born 2009/2010) teams are looking for new girls to join us for the current season.

Have fun, make new friends and become part of a great team sport.

Training every Monday evening 6.15pm at the Vale Soccer grounds.

Bailieborough Youth Cafe: Meetings of the Bailieborough Youth Cafe take place at the Beckscourt Centre every Tuesday evening. Junior (10 to 13 year olds) from 5.00pm to 6.00pm and Senior (13+ year olds) from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. For further information, please contact 087 768 4757 or 087 383 0752.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club –Table Quiz; Our ever popular ‘Table Quiz’ returns on Friday 2nd  December in The Square Bar, Bailieborough. The quiz, along with its accompanying raffle, forms the majority of our fundraising activity for the year and your continued support is most appreciated. Club gear; For the first time ever, we now have a full selection of club gear, training tops, hats, track suits etc. Monday’s; Senior training 8pm, Bailieborough. Saturday; U7 1pm, U9 2pm, U11 3pm all in Killinkere Hall. Club contacts;U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.