Bailieborough News. October 18th 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Halloween ‘Fright Night’: Halloween fright night is back this year. Bigger and better than ever. Friday the 22nd  of October. All Covid guidelines will be in place. Suitable for all ages, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Pre-booking only. Contact Tony at 086 399 3430. Car parking available at the Community Centre, Community School or the Church Carpark on the Virginia Road side. No parking available at the event location. Time slots are available every two minutes with groups of 15 allowed per time slot. Tickets are €5 per person. The main sponsor this year is Link Credit Union.

 Tickets are selling fast,so make sure your grab yours quick.

Congratulations and Well Done: Congratulations and Well Done to the Bailieborough Shamrocks Senior Ladies squad and management on winning the Intermediate Football Championship title on Saturday last, in Kingspan Breffni Park when they defeated near neigbhours, Kingscourt by 5—11 to 2—8. Lots of hard work went into this achievement and after trying very hard for the last few years—with a few disappointments along the way—the Girls finally managed to bring home the silverware. Well done also to Andrea Reilly who received the ‘Player of the Match’ award. The Girls next outing is in the Ulster Club Championship, when they will play the Tyrone champions at the end of this month.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Bailieborough Heritage Society are looking for old photos of people who lived and worked in Bailieborough town for an exhibition. Please email them to: or contact Margaret at 086 816 4399.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Nancy, sons Kieran (Caroline), Michael (Teresa), daughters Ann (Tommy) and Rosa (Mickey), grandchildren Andrew, Rebecca, Liam, Kian, Lucas, Tadhg, Leon and Aimee, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a wide circle of friends on the passing of Patrick Farrell, Church St. Bailieborough, Co.Cavan who passed away peacefully, at his residence surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, October 12th , 2021.

 Patrick was predeceased by his father Peter, mother Rose, brother Peter,  sisters Bridget-Mary, Patricia, Frances and Margaret.

Patrick’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Chapel on Thursday, October 14th and afterwards Patrick’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery. 

“Team Hope” Christmas Shoebox Appeal is back!
Play schools, schools, businesses and individuals can order leaflets and other resources online at or contact local coordinator Hazel Speares at 0879903520.

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!

First Holy Communion : Congratulations to: Cailan Clarke, Emma Clarke, Ryan Clarke, Keegan Collins, Noah Fitzgerald, Eugene Lynch, Liam McCormack, Jack McCrossan, Eva Meehan, Georgie O Reilly, Ronan Rogers, Archie Smith, Patrick Smith and Meabh Taaffe on making their First Holy Communion in West Knockbride Church last week.

‘Cherished Captures’: Last chance to view local photographer’s, Ollie Gargan’s first solo photo exhibition upstairs in the Library, until Tuesday next, October 26th  during Library opening hours. Current government Covid guidelines will be strictly adhered to. Well worth a visit!

Another Goal for Leanne: Local girl Leanne Kiernan was on the scoresheet again for Liverpool Ladies in their 1—1 draw against Aston Villa Ladies in the Women’s F.A. Cup last Wednesday evening. That’s 4 goals now in the last three games for the Bailieborough native.

Charity ‘Bedpush’:  Local woman, Orla Dean and friends will be doing a ‘Bed Push’ from Shercock to Bailieborough on Sunday, November 7th to help raise funds for two very worthy Charities, ‘Sosad’ Cavan and ‘Grubsup’ Homeless Services. If you would like to donate, please look up the Go Fund Me page on Facebook.

Parents Plus: Early years programme: A practical and positive parenting course promoting confidence, learning and good behaviour in young children aged 1 to 6 years. This is a six-week course, taking place every Friday morning from 9.30am to 12 noon commencing on Friday, November 12th and ending on Friday, December 17th  in Bailieborough Courthouse. This course is free of charge to all parents participating. For more information or to reserve your place, please contact Joanne on 087 7529 948 or email

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Assuming restrictions allow for it, we are planning to start a parents and toddlers group on Fridays in Knockbride Church Hall beginning on November 5th. It will take place weekly between 10am-12noon. The hope is to create a safe space where parents can chat and support one another, children can play together, and tea and toast can be shared together! We are on the lookout for suitable toys, so if you have anything that might be of use to the group please contact Jenny or Ian.  

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.

Bailieborough Library:

 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!   

East Cavan Gaels: Juvenile Hurling: A good few of our local football club friends are now wrapping up their Under 7 and Under 9 football programmes after what was, thankfully, a fairly busy year in the circumstances. It could be a good opportunity for those to try out indoor hurling with us over the winter to see if the game of hurling is for you. Some of our best hurlers play football so the skills are easily transferable while continuing physical activity, as well as being still out with their friends. 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.

Bailieborough Creative Hub: Christmas Art and Craft Fair: Bailieborough Creative Hub will be hosting a ‘Christmas Art and Craft Fair in the Courthouse, Bailieborough on Saturday, November 27th from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Contemporary and handcrafted gifts, cards, art, crafts, artisan cakes and much more. For more details or to book a stand, please contact:

October—Month of the Holy Rosary: The Rosary will be recited at the Grotto on the Virginia Road every evening except Saturdays for the month of October at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the prayers for their own intentions.

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.