Bailieborough News. November 23rd 2020. Matthew J. Cullen.

The Joy Returns: Well done to Mickey Graham, all the Cavan players, the mentors, backroom staff, sponsors and anyone else who had a contribution to make to the glorious sight of a Cavan captain lifting the Anglo Celt Cup and bringing the trophy back to it’s spiritual home. In these very unusual times, this success has given the county a hell of a ‘lift’ and for the next couple of weeks—at least—the county will be buzzing with a feel-good feeling and people will be happier than they have been for quite a while. So well done to all the people involved, you have done your county proud and the county can now look forward to the semi-final against Dublin on Saturday, December 5th at 5.30pm. 


Remember when you by local you are supporting your community.

For all your Christmas shopping needs why not check out what our wonderfully talented artists have on offer. With the loss of the Christmas Markets this year it is even more important to support #shoplocal. For more information, please visit the Bailieborough Creative Hub facebook page.

Killann Parish: Masses:  No public Masses for the time being due to Covid  restrictions. Masses will be said at usual Bailieborough times and may be viewed on our webcam or heard on our radio system at 107.8FM. At Level 5 of the Covid plan, weddings and funerals may take place, but numbers will be restricted.  This will be the case for the foreseeable future.

Baptisms: No Baptisms will take place, except in the cases of emergency while we remain in Level 5. When we return to Level 3, Baptisms may take place but only the parents, child and godparents may attend. As people know, the issue is not the gatherings in church, but the gathering that may take place in the home afterwards.

Well Done: Congratulations to Bailieborough Shamrocks player Rebecca Brady who was part of the Cavan Camogie squad who are through to the All-Ireland Premier Junior Final after an impressive 2-16 to 1-6 victory over Roscommon in Athleague on Saturday afternoon last. The girls will play Armagh in the decider on December 5th.

All welcome to join ‘Divine Office’: Evening Prayer on the Killann Parish Facebook page every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings at 7.00pm. Readings for each night will be available for collection in hardcopy form, from St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough and also online beforehand.

Parish Office: Due to increased Covid restrictions, the Parish Office will be closed for the time being. Any Parish businness will be dealt with directly by Fr. Ultan. Feel free to ring him in advance on the Parish Office number 042 9665117 or his mobile 087 341 8037 or email:

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Services: Due to level 5 restrictions we cannot meet in our Church buildings, so our service this week will be on Facebook (or on YouTube under ‘bailieborough group of parishes’ from 10:30am this Sunday 29th   November.

The Model School Junior Infants 2021: The Model School is now taking applications for Junior Infant enrolment for September 2021. Please see the school website to download an application form. Thank you. School website, Phone (042) 9665689 or

Bailieborough Community Alert: In these peculiar times, Bailieborough Community Alert is available 24/ make Kevin Carolan  at 086 must have your eircode available.

Moybologue Historical Society: The conservation work by

Rocks Road Stone Co on the church ruins at Moybologue continued this past week. Works are at an advanced stage on the south transept remains and continuing on to the North nave wall. We’re delighted with the progress and the results. Covers remaining on to protect the mortar from the elements and will be remaining on for some time to come.

Covid-19 Support Line for Older People: Alone manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of Covid-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where neccessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am to 8pm by calling 0818 222 024.

Bailieborough St. Vincent DePaul: Anyone wishing to donate items to the St. Vincent DePaul, can do so, between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm weekdays. There are 3 cages at the side alleyway of the shop in which to deposit your items.

Also during these Level 5 restrictions, the shop is running a ‘Click and Collect’ system. For more information please contact any member or have a look at the society’s Facebook page.


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 

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’: ‘Lend a Hand’ is for the elderly and vulnerable in  the Bailieborough area. Just give us a call if you need a job done, or even just a chat. Phone Ann on 042 9694825.

Paying Our Respects: If you see a hearse, could you stop, stand for a moment as it passes, perhaps take off your cap, and bow your head?

In these times where funerals are limited to only a very few close family our chance to support people during bereavement is limited. So, we wondered if we could revive an old tradition that would show people that their loss is noticed and shared by us all?

It would mean the world to families in a time of sadness.

Bailieborough Library: The current Level 5 lockdown unfortunately means that the Libraries in Cavan are closed for the next week, at least. Thanks to the Borrow Box app, that doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on good audio and E-books.

Here is how it works:

• Access the Borrow Box app via the Online Services tab on the Cavan Libraries Website:

• Scroll down and select Borrow Box (eBooks and eAudio Books) and click on ‘Access Borrow Box’.

• When prompted enter your library card number (the 14 digit number on the back of your card) and your 4 digit pin.

• Use the search function on Borrow Box to make your selection or request a title.

• Your book will appear on the device with which you select it and remain there for three weeks, after which it will automatically return to Borrow Box.

If you have trouble accessing Borrow Box or don’t know your pin, feel free to call your local branch or to contact us via our Facebook pages. Our doors may be closed but we are ready and happy to help you in any way we can.

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.