Bailieborough News. September 28th 2020. Matthew J. Cullen.

On—Line Lecture: As part of the Centenary Lecture Series hosted by Cavan Library Services, local Parish Priest, Fr. Ultan McGoohan will  give a lecture entitled ‘The Men Behind The Wire: Ballykinlar Internment Camp 1920-21 and the Cavan Internees’ on Thursday evening, October 1st. This lecture may be viewed on the Cavan Library Services website and on

Breffni Photography Club: Photography Exhibition: ‘Through The Lens’: Showcasing a diverse range of images from the club’s very talented members, the exhibition continues in Bailieborough Library untill the end of November. 

St. Annes : Confirmation: .Congratulations to all the young people who made their Confirmation over last weekend in the ceremonies that were administered by Bishop Michael Router.  

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

Bailieborough 10:45am and Knockbride 12 noon.

Knockbride 12noon

 For those who would rather not attend services yet, or who cannot attend, there will be an online service from 10:30am on YouTube and Facebook – search ‘Bailieborough Group of Parishes.’

In line with government guidelines we will be observing social distancing, hand hygiene, and respiratory hygiene rules. You will be guided in these when you arrive at the church building. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell, displaying symptoms of Covid-19, or if you have been in contact with someone displaying symptoms.

Well Done: Congratulations and well done to  the Bailieborough Shamrocks Senior Ladies side who played Ballymachugh in the Division 2 final of Adult League on Sunday last, in Munterconnaught. In a hard fought game, the Bailieborough Ladies won on a scoreline of Bailieborough 3—12 Ballymachugh 2—7.  Well done to the players, managers and mentors on this terrific win. Thanks also to Councillor Sarah O’Reilly and Adrian Rogers, The Bridge Tavern, for sponsoring the girls socks and gloves for Sundays League Final. Thanks also to Link Credit Union for sponsoring the water for the Final.

Also Well Done to the Clubs U14 girls who beat Killygarry in the Division 1 Semi Final on Saturday last by the scoreline Bailieborough 6-07 Killygarry 4-03.

Confessions: Fr. Ultan will hear Confessions on Friday evening (The First Friday), October 2nd in St. Annes from 6.15pm and also immediately after the 7pm Mass. Confessions for the moment are being heard in the side-chapel at the top left of the Church.

St. Vincent DePaul Shop:

We will be open Monday to Friday—10.00am to 1.30pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm for the foreseeable future. If anyone is interested in talking to us about volunteering, please contact Stephen McGuire our Shop Manager. Many thanks and stay safe.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.: Calling all children born in 2011 to get involved with the Under 9s. If your child is interested, please contact Keith on 086 163 1538 .

Bailieborough Community Alert: For anyone who wants to get in touch contact Kevin on 086 375 9627 and please have your Eircode to hand. Community Alert is active 24 hours for people who need assistance in the times we are in. Bailieborough Community Alert is alive and well with 478 members.

  October—Month of the Holy Rosary: The Rosary will be recited at the Grotto on the Virginia Road every evening except Saturdays beginning on Thursday, October 1st at 7.30pm. 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 is now open again. In the interest of public safety, we may have to limit the number of people on the premises at any given time. Some services have also been limited to adhere to Department of Health guidelines. Please ensure to sanitise your hands when entering the Library and to wear a face covering—your co-operation is much appreciated.

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.