Bailieborough News. October 24th 2022 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Friends of the Castle Lake: A ‘Bio Blitz ‘ will take place at the Castle Lake Bailieborough, on Sunday next 30th  October at 2.00pm.

Barry Kavanagh will host the event on behalf of the Friends of the Castle Lake,

helping us to identify various plants and trees before the forest goes to sleep for the Winter. All are welcome to attend.

Bridge Club: Results: The winners on Tuesday October 11th were:

North/South: Rose Brennan and Noreen Maguire.

East/West: Teresa O Reilly and Kathleen McArdle.

The bridge club meets every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. in the Bailie Hotel.

Contact: or telephone 042-9667944.

Halloween ‘Fright Night’: Fright For Your Lights 2022 is Cancelled this Friday evening!  Due to the path being waterlogged

Halloween ‘Fright Night’: Fright For Your Lights 2022 is Cancelled this Friday evening! Due to path being waterlogged

Join us for an evening full of fun and scares the Bailieborough Town Lake from 6.30pm. For tickets please contact Tony at 086-399-3430.

 Bigger and better than ever. Friday the 28th of October. Suitable for all ages, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. 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.

Please support Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal:

Creches, schools, businesses or individuals can order leaflets and other resources online at or contact local coordinators Hazel Speares 0879903520 or Edna Smith 0876300207.

Take Back to Take Care: Do you have prescription medications lying around at home? On Saturday next, October 29th from 2pm – 6pm, Cavan Drugs Unit together with Foróige will be at the Courthouse, Bailieborough to dispose of unused/unwanted prescription medication. Foróige staff will also tell us all how to store them correctly

Karate: Karate for children and adults from 7 years of age and up to age 90 takes place in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough every Wednesday evening from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Improve your self-confidence, flexibility and cardio vascular health. For further details, please contact, the 2019 World Karate Champion and four times European Champion, Philip McCarthy on 085 230 7833.

Deepest Sympathy:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Patrick O’Reilly, their beautiful new twin babies Lilly and PJ, beloved parents Christa and Bill Fegan, brother Daniel and his fiancée Mareike, on the death of Sarah O’Reilly (nee Fegan) Lear, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and formerly of Selsingen, Germany, who passed away on Sunday, October 16th  2022, in Beaumont Hospital ICU, after a short illness  Dearly missed by her in-laws Wanie and Pat A O’Reilly, brothers and sisters in law Torlac (Annette) (Cork), Brid (Denis) (Australia), Sinead (Cathal) and Sean (Bailieborough) and her nieces and nephews Emily, Andrew, Torlac Og O’Reilly, Liam and George Donnelly, Arthur, Isabella and Jarlath Jackson. Sadly missed by all her extended family and close friends throughout Ireland, America, Spain, UK and Germany.

Sarah’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Friday, October 21st and afterwards, Sarah’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.

Mains Flushing: From Irish Water: Mains Flushing may cause intermittent supply disruptions to Curkish Lane, Mountain Road, Bailieborough and the surrounding areas in Co. Cavan. Works are scheduled to take place until 8.00am on Monday, November 7th, 2022. Please note the following reference number and enter it into the search bar should you wish to obtain an update, CAV00054596.

Mainly Music, a fun, interactive music group for preschoolers and their caregivers will take place on Friday mornings from 10am -12noon in the Knockbride Church of Ireland Hall (A82 E377). For parents, grandparents and minders with children and babies under 4. Donation €4. Contact Jenny Horner on 086 342 0299 for more info.

The Bailieborough Development Association would like to offer a free drop-in service of assistance regarding online services and filling out forms between 2pm and 4pm on Friday Afternoons.

This service will be offered at the Bailieborough Business Centre.

All Welcome.

Library: We have a fun and free art workshop planned for children during the upcoming midterm break.

On Friday, 4th  November from 2.15pm-4.15pm, children aged 6+ can make a patchwork/collage ‘Magic House’ using lots of different materials.

Places are very limited for this event so booking is essential. Ring us on 042-9665779.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: Bailieborough Cancer Comfort are holding a Table Quiz on this Friday evening, October 28th commencing at 8.30pm. Great prizes on offer. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to son Darragh, daughter Neasa, brothers Patrick, Tom, Colm, Niall and Michael, sisters Breda and Mary, daughter in law Grainne, son in law Karl, grandchildren David, Conor, Cian and Ailbhe, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends on the death of Emer Jones (nee Trainor), Rakeevan, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Tuesday,18th  October 2022, peacefully at Cavan General Hospital following a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. Emer was predeceased by her husband Matt.

Emer’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Friday, October 21st and afterwards, Emer’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.

West Knockbride Parents Association: West Knockbride Parents Association presents a ‘Halloween Disco’ from 6.30pm to 8.00pm, in Tunnyduff Hall on this Friday evening, October 28th. Treats will be available from the shop. Children should be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Entry fee is €5 and all are welcome.

Indoor Bowling: Indoor Bowling takes place in the Community Centre, Bailieborough, every Wednesday evening for the Winter months at 8.00pm. New members welcome.

Bailieborough Celtic A.F.C. :  Congratulations and Well Done to Bailieboro Celtic player Rhys Englishby, who was in attendance at the CMUL Emerging Talent program /LOI Awards night in the Cavan Crystal Hotel and has been recognised for his participation in the Under 14 CMUL Kennedy Cup 2022 Tournament. Also well done to Bailieboro Celtic Girls Sophie Holland and Lucie Gibson, who were also in attendance at the CMUL Emerging Talent program/LOI awards night in the Cavan Crystal Hotel, in recognition of their participation on the Girls U12 team.

Lucie also received the U12 girls Player of the Year Award.

 Bailieboro Celtic Girls U12 (born 2011/2012) and U14 (born 2009/2010) teams are looking for new girls to join us for the current season.

Have fun, make new friends and become part of a great team sport.

Training every Monday evening 6.15pm at the Vale Soccer grounds.

East Cavan Swim Club: Thank you to Strule Dolphins Swim Club in Omagh for hosting us at our first PTL meet on Saturday evening. Super swimming from both teams with some very exciting races. Well done to both teams.

We are very proud of of all of our swimmers, from our newest to our most experienced, amazing for us to win this meet.

Bailieborough Youth Cafe: Meetings of the Bailieborough Youth Cafe take place at the Beckscourt Centre every Tuesday evening. Junior (10 to 13 year olds) from 5.00pm to 6.00pm and Senior (13+ year olds) from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. For further information, please contact 087 768 4757 or 087 383 0752.  

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to uncles, George (Canada), Dick (UK), Bertie (Dunshaughlin), Willie (Lisball), aunts in law, cousins, relatives, work colleagues in Rehab Care, many friends and neighbours on the death of Derek Smyth, Woodview and formerly Bracklin, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on  Thursday, October 20th, 2022, peacefully at Lisdarn Care Unit, Cavan, surrounded by his loving family. Derek was predeceased by his parents Robbie and Lucy.

It was Derek ‘s wish, that his body would be donated to Medical Science.

Outdoor Book Club: Outdoor Book Club, Sweet Treat for €4, starting at ‘The Coffee by Bernard’ Dock, on Thursday next, October 27th at 11.00am, at the Shercock Road entrance to the Castle Lake. Great way of meeting old and new friends in the beautiful setting of the Castle Lake Demense. The plan is to meet up, once a week to discuss and have a chat regarding the chapters you have read and talk about how the story is developing. This group will meet—weather permitting. All welcome.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club -Hurling News 24th  October 2022Seniors; The opportunity for redemption for the Seniors as the League Final is scheduled for this coming Saturday at 4pm, venue tbc. Under 13/15/17; A great win for the U13s in the final v Mullahoran. They started a bit slowly but grew into the game and once in their stride the result was never in any doubt. An exemplary bunch of lads who keep improving year on year. The very hard and challenging start to the year got its just reward for sticking with the project by winning the league. Special thanks to Pat and Marcella for their considerable work in bringing the lads to this point and to all our player parents who made all the trips, especially the long trips throughout the year. Nights like Monday make it all worthwhile. Thanks to Keith Greene and Mark O’Rourke from Cavan GAA who ensured we got the main pitch at Kingspan Breffni to showcase the lads skills. Well done to all. Enjoy the break and we’ll plan our attack for 2023!! Under 7/9; The indoor season is well up and running now and the boys are really getting into their stride. Now that most football activity has finished for the year we encourage our friends in the local GAA clubs to send their boys to winter with the hurlers, the more the merrier! Plenty of room for more. No training this Saturday. We return Saturday 5th  November.

The week ahead; Saturday; No U7/9 this week, Bank Holiday weekend. Seniors League Final v Cootehill 4pm, venue tbc. Club contacts;U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

Looking forward to seeing you all at THE 17th  GALLANT 5KM/10KM CHALLENGE: In aid of St Christopher’s Hospice, Cavan which takes place on Saturday 29th October 2022. It is so great to be back as it has been three years since our last Challenge and we are so excited. This year’s event will as usual, start and finish at Mac Seains Bar, Cornafean and will be marked out and stewarded along the route to guide you along the way, to whichever distance you decide to participate in. Over the years the Challenge has been an outstanding success, raising €436,000 for this wonderful cause. There will be loads of surprises and craic on the day and it will be a fantastic day for the family.  Entry fee on the day to participate in the Challenge is voluntary. Registration for the Challenge takes place from 12 noon and the Challenge kicks off at 1pm sharp. Anyone wishing to donate to this very worthy cause can do so by leaving donations in the Village Foodstore, Crossdoney.  All donations are greatly accepted. Sponsorship cards or information on the Challenge are available from St Christopher’s Hospice 049-4332999, Ciaran Weir 086-0753309 and the Village Foodstore in Crossdoney. Please COME ALONG and support this worthy cause!!