Bailieborough News. November 2nd 2020. Matthew J. Cullen.

Good News: Great news last week, to see that the future of the Bailieborough Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre has been secured. This terrific amenity has meant so much to the local community over the past 20 years or so. Many thanks must be given to all who had an input to the survival plan and lets all hope that the facility will be able to re-open when the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

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.

All welcome to join ‘Divine Office’: Evening Prayer on the Killann Parish Facebook page every Tuesday, Friday 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.

Drumkeery Group Water Scheme: Scouring of the lines will commence on Thursday, November 5th. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Any queries, please contact 086 0466 188.

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 8th  November.

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

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 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 4 weeks. 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.