Bailieborough News. November 29th 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: The collection of photographs ‘Portraits of Bailieborough Town’ will be on display in the Courthouse on Lower Main Street, Bailieborough on the following dates and times: Saturday 4th December from 11am to 4pm. Opening day. Sunday 5th December -2pm to 4pm. Monday 6th December– Closed all day!! Tues.7th December–12 to 4pm. Wed.8th December –11am to 4pm. Thur. 9th December– 10am to 2pm. Fri. 10th December–11am to 4pm. Sat. 11th December –11am to 4pm. Sunday 12th December– 2pm to 4pm. Closing day.

Christmas Lights: The Christmas lights were switched on over the weekend and have brought an air of festive spirit to our town, in these strange times. New lights have been added to the display and the Christmas Lights Committee are to be highly commended for all their hard work.  The  Christmas lights this year is a collective effort of people in our town and highlights the desire to revive it! The number of people who helped out is huge and gave vast amount of their time from assembling, erecting and electricians to wire them and to the teleporter drivers. A massive thank you to all. Christmas spirit and community spirit is alive and well in Bailieborough and we wish you all, a happy and peaceful Christmas!

 Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to children Sean, Micheal (Helen), Brendan (Mary), Ned (Roza), Cathal (Anto), Martin (Sharon), Helene (Gerard), Kevin (Gail), Philip (Marian), Raymond (Louise), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters Bridie and Rita, sister-in-law Janet, brother-in-law Paddy, nieces, nephews and long life friend Patricia, relatives and friends on the death of Clare Carolan, Thomas St., Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at Cavan General Hospital on Wednesday, November 17th 2001, surrounded by her loving family. Clare was predeceased by her husband Michael, daughter Anne, sisters May and Eileen and brother Sean. 
Claire’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church on Saturday, November 20th and afterwards her remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery.  

Bailieborough Creative Hub: Following on from their great run in the Cavan County Museum “Under Cavan Skies” is now open in Bailieborough Library until Friday, December 3rd.

East Cavan Swim Club: Congratulations to members Billie Jean, Lian and Anna , great swimming and achievement to swim national Community Games for Co. Cavan.

Well done to Billie Jean who has just joined our club and swam Freestyle, to Lian who reached the Butterfly final today, coming 7th, and to Anna also reaching the Breaststroke final and securing a 4th place medal.

Bailieborough Library: FREE copies of ‘County Cavan and the revolutionary years 1918-22’ ed by Brendan Scott available at the Library while stocks last. Drop in for your copy before they’re all gone!

FREE and Confidential Adult Guidance and Information Drop In Service.

Meet with an Adult Guidance Counsellor to discuss your education and training options.

No need to book!

Bailieborough Library on Thursday 2nd  December 10am – 1pm.

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!   

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to partner Mary (Hennigan), (Roscommon Town), siblings, Jerry, David, Nataniel and Dorothea Shultz, step daughters, Frances and Noilin, sisters and brother in law, nieces, nephews, relatives,  exceptional neighbours and friends on the death of  Walter Van der Merwe, Lisdonan, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, Roscommon Town and Native of South Africa, who passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021. Walter was pre-deceased by his loving wife Petronella and his cherished daughter Lizette .

A celebration of Walters life took place at Lakelands Funeral Home and Crematorium, Dublin Road, Cavan, on Saturday, November 20th followed by cremation. 

East Knockbride National School: East Knockbride National School would like to thank everyone for their support in their recent clothes collection.

Enrolment Applications are available for the 2022/2023 school year.

Please email for details.

East Cavan Gaels: Juvenile Hurling:  Preparations in full swing for the table quiz next Friday in Nixys in Bailieborough starting at 9.30. Looking forward to seeing you there.

We give most gracious thanks to our sponsors and we encourage you to support them where you can.

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 this Friday evening, 3rd  December at 9.30pm in Nixys, The Square Bar, Bailieborough. All welcome.

 Hurling Training: 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.

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair: A Christmas Craft and Gift Fair will take place in the Bailie Hotel on  this Sunday, December 5th from 11.00am to 6.00pm. Lots of stands, foods and other items that may make your Christmas shopping easier! Open to all and free admission.

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

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.

Outdoor Funding: Great to see that the Castle Lake Bailieborough has received funding of €101,732 to improve access, parking, trails and the overall visitor experience at the Castle Lake Forest.

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!

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughters Ursula, Marlainea, Jolene and friend Edith, grandchildren Ciarán, Luke, Aoife, Ethan and Saibh, sons-in-law, brothers Hughie and John, sister Anna and extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Paddy Coleman, Fairgreen Park, Mullagh and formerly Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, at Cavan General Hospital.on Tuesday, November 16th, aged 71 years. Paddy was predeceased by his beloved wife Mary and baby son Patrick.  

Paddy’s Funeral Mass took place in St Kilian’s Church, Mullagh,on Friday, November 19th  followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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.