Bailieborough News. September 4th 2023. Matthew J. Cullen.

Clerical Changes: Last weekend, Fr. Charles O’Gorman took up duty as Parish Priest of Knockbride and Fr. Gabriel Kellytook up duty as Parish Priest of Kilmainhamwood—Moybologue. We wish both priests a warm welcome and happiness in our St. Benan’s Pastoral Area. We send good wishes to Fr. Anthony Fagan, who has retired as Parish Priest of Knockbride and will live in Bailieborough. We welcome Fr. Anthony home to his native Parish.

New Bus Service. A new bus service linking Cavan and Dundalk has been launched.

Bus Éireann Route 170, Dundalk – Carrickmacross – Bailieborough – Cavan and back again. Running six times daily. This new service should be of great benefit to all members of our community.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Tom, daughters Catriona (Clement) and Louise (Rayme), sons Stephen (Ciara) and T.J. (Caitriona), adored grandchildren Kerri, Luke, Liam, Ben, Nathan, Grace and Charlie, brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends on the death of Betty Gorman (née Sheannon) late of Threecarvagh, Tunnyduff, Bailieborough, Co.Cavan, who passed away peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, August 30th 2023. Betty was predeceased by her parents Michael and Kathleen and grandson Matthew.

Betty’s  Funeral Mass took place in St.Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West on Sunday, September 3rd followed by cremation in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.

Bailieborough Community Resource House.

New and additional directors and trustees invited.

The board of directors / trustees of Bailieborough Community Resource House invites expressions of interest in joining the Board of Directors / Trustees of the Charity. Expressions of interest can be sent via email to

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.

Community Centre: Due to accommodation issues, in St. Annes Primary School, a classroom has been moved to the Community Centre until October. This will restrict the use of the Community Centre. Apologies for the short—term inconvenience.

 Bailieborough Walking Group:

Wednesday, September 6th : Castle Lake, Bailieborough: Medium Walk, 1.5hrs and Easy Walk 1 hr. Walk commences at 7.00pm at the Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Rd, at 7.00pm. This is the final walk of the season. All welcome.

Bailieborough Library:The next Bookclub Meeting is on Tuesday, September 26th  at 6.30pm and the book to be discussed is ‘The Appeal’ by Janice Hallett! New members are always welcome and copies of the book are available at the Library desk.

Indoor Bowling: Indoor Bowling resumes in the Community Centre, Bailieborough on Wednesday, September 13th at 8.00pm. New members welcome and free tuition for beginners will be provided.

Bailieborough Craft Group: The Group meets every Friday from 10am-12.30pm in the Library and new members are always welcome regardless of talents or skills.

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the first Thursday of each month on Thursday next, September 7th  2023 from 2pm-4.30pm. No appointment is necessary.

FREE study space and WIFI available here for all who are in the middle of studying. Other services for students include printing, photocopying, local history/history resources, reference books, public PCs, staff advice, comfortable warm spaces. All are welcome!

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C: Girls U12 and U14 training  every Monday evening, 6-7pm.

We welcome new girls at both age groups;

 U12(born 2012/2013)

 U14(born 2010/2011)

Come along to a session, make some new friends, learn some new skills and have plenty of fun!


Training for the Bailieboro Celtic Under-14 boys takes place every Wednesday evening from 7pm-8pm. All new and old players welcome! Contact Ollie Kierans for all enquiries.

St. Vincent De Paul: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Saturday, September 9th: Booking with Noel on 087 265 4787. A coach will be leaving Bailieborough Community Centre.

To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Culture Night, 2023: As part of the National Culture Night, events have been planned for the whole of the county. Local events taking place on Friday, September 22nd  include: Bailieborough Creative Hub will host their new group exhibition, ‘Perspective’, this Culture Night.

Taking place in Bailieborough Library at 7.00pm. All welcome!

POETRY S.O.S. CLINIC: Hosted by poet and poetry pharmacist, Mairéad Donnellan.

Each personal ‘clinic’ is ten/fifteen minutes long and the entire clinic will last just over three hours. All participants will also receive a 10% discount on Vital Signs Publication. Bookings: (042) 966 5779. Taking place in Bailieborough Library from 5pm to 8.30pm.

Moybologue Historical Society: Are holding a talk on the subject of ‘Parish Missions in the Diocese of Kilmore’. The talk will be given by Fr. Ultan McGoohan and will take place in Tierworker Community Hall at 8.30pm. All welcome.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.:  

Please remember that the Shamrocks Bingo takes place in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online every Tuesday at 8.00pm. Great prizes to be won!

Walk, Jog or Run:   Now that the evenings are getting short again we will be starting back,  running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – After school Hurling for boys and girls in Bailieborough begins on Wednesday, September 13th for seven weeks on the Astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks G.A.A. Grounds in St. Annes Park. Under 7 from 3pm, Under 9 from 4pm and Under 12 from 5pm. Equipment supplied but if you have your own, then please bring it along. More information can be had by contacting Willie on 086 164 9280.

Club contacts;

7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.