Bailieborough News. November 30th 2020. Matthew J. Cullen.

Christmas Lights are on!!And just like that the town is lit up, beautiful for the Festive Season. With very little fanfare—due to the Covid-19 restrictions—the Christmas Lights in the town were turned on, on last Saturday evening. The town looks absolutely brilliant and is a stunning display and will help bring about some very much needed Christmas cheer in these troubling times. All in the community sincerely thank all the members of the Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival and Town Events committee and their many helpers, for bringing this much needed ‘lift’ to the town. The committee would like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please support your local business.

Good Luck: The countdown to the big game on Saturday has well and truly begun, with all in the town and surrounding areas waiting in anticipation for this mammoth ‘David v Goliath’ battle! Good Luck and best wishes are extended to the Cavan Senior Football side who will playagainst Dublin in the 2020 All Ireland semifinal on this Saturday evening in Croke Park, December 5th at 5.30pm.  Good Luck to all involved.


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:   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.

Good Luck: Good Luck and best wishes are extendedto Bailieborough Shamrocks player, Rebecca Brady who is part of the Cavan Camogie squad who are through to the All-Ireland Premier Junior Final against Armagh on this Saturday, December 5th at 1.45pm, in Kingspan Breffni Park.

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.

Bailieborough St. Vincent DePaul, Annual Appeal:This Appeal takes place on Sunday, December 13th. St. Anne’s Conference offers support and friendship, on a confidential basis, to those in the Bailieborough, Knockbride, Shercock and Tierworker communities, who are in need and request help. Assistance is given towards the cost of food, heating, education and household related expenses. The contact number for the Conference is via a Freephone number: 1800 677 777.

Due to the pandemic, this year the Conference has not benefitted from their normal Church collections and the usual level of support from ‘Vincent’s Shop’. Conference finances have, therefore, been adversley impacted as a result and hence our special appeal at this time. Should you wish to make a donation, you can do so via the Church Parish Office, by marking your envelope ‘St. Vincent DePaul’. The Conference are thankful for your support and generosity and they wish all parishioners every Blessing for Christmas and the year ahead.

Anyone wishing to donate items to the St. Vincent DePaul Shop, 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.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Herbert, children Christina, Stephen, Linda and Adam, brothers Neville and Leslie, daughter in law Danielle and cherished granddaughters Madison and Brooke and extended family and friends on the death of Sharon McCartney (nee Bell), Shancarnan, Moynalty, Kells, Co Meath who passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 28th, 2020.

Sharon’s Funeral Service took place in Kells Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, December 1st with burial afterwards in Urcher Graveyard, Bailieborough.

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:

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

Moybologue Historical Society: Works on the repointing of the Church ruins at Moybologue by Rocks Road Stone Co continued last week and progress is really picking up. Its quite a thrill to see the project so far advanced and nearing to completion. Who knows when the last time such extensive scaffolding and stone mason expertise was in place on-site.

The roadside walls pointing and capping has been completed, looks terrific, and is now safely under covers to protect from the elements.

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.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sons and daughters Kathleen, Peter, Jim, Eileen, Patricia, Mattie, Una, Morris, Caroline and Sabrina, brother Mattie, sister Johanna, sisters in law, brother in law, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends on the death of Lilly McCabe, Drumacarrow, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away peacefully, at Fairlawns Nursing Home on Friday, November 27th, 2020. Lily was predeceased by her husband Larry and son Leonard.

Lily’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Monday, November 30th and afterwards, her remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery.


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: Libraries are available for browsing, e-services, and call and collect. No seating or events. Government guidelines for Libraries from Tuesday December 1st 2020! The Library re-opened on Tuesday December 1st at 10am as per this direction!. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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.