Bailieborough News. October 19th 2020. Matthew J. Cullen.

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 4 of the Covid plan, weddings and funerals may take place, but with a maximum attendence of 6 people for weddings and 25 people for Funerals. 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 4. 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.

Halloween ‘Fright Night’: Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions we’ve had to cancel our ‘Scary Walk’ night. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused but we must put everyone’s safety first.

Thank you for all your continued support – stay safe and enjoy Halloween as best as you all can. Hopefully we will be back scarier than ever next year!

For refunds please contact Tony @ 086-399 3430.

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 4 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 25th  October.

St. Vincent DePaul Shop: Due to the Government decision to go to level 4, we unfortunately have to close our shop in Bailieborough until at least Tuesday, 10th  November.

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

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. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the prayers for their own intentions.  

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: Bailieborough Library will be open for Contact and Collect services only during these Covid restrictions.

You can still borrow items! You just have to call / email the Library service first and arrange a time to collect. 

Follow your county’s library service social media for more info and remember you can access our eLibrary services – eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines and more – online at anytime. Check out to find out how.

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.