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For the betterment of Bailieborough

By Sean McMahon & Linda O’Reilly

For nearly 20 years now, the Bailieborough Development Association (BDA), has strived to enhance the economic, cultural and social well being of the east Cavan area. Through its enterprise and business centres in the town and various initiatives, the association supports many local businesses and jobs, provides training and community services such as childcare and space for the Rehab group.  Currently, the BDA is pursuing the development of the Courthouse in Bailieborough, as well as exploring options to develop tourism and industry in the area. Sean McMahon finds out more…

Bailieborough Development Association Board members looking to the future with confidence.

Back Row – Leslie McKeague, BDA Board Member; Jim Maguire, BDA Board member; Hubert Jennings, BDA Board member and Shirley Hall, BDA Board member.

Micheal McDonald, Treasurer Bailieborough BDA; Mary Sheanon, BDA Board member; Peadar Reynolds, BDA Chairman; Isobel Davidson, BDA Board member; Padraig McBreen, BDA Secretary.
Missing from picture is BDA Board Members Aidan Clarke, Robert Smyth and Patrick McEnaney.

The future development of the Town of Bailieborough and environs is in good hands under the direction of the dynamic and futuristic Bailieborough  Development Association.  To get a perspective on what they Association has achieved on many fronts since it got off the ground in 1996, the Anglo-Celt spoke to the Chairman of the Board, Peadar Reynolds.

For instance did you know that the BDA has an Enterprise Centre located at Stonewall and the units are leased to small and medium businesses with a total of fifteen employed. The Association also have their modern Business Centre adjacent to the Shercock road, where there are 24 people employed in Technology type businesses. They also provide an affordable after school childcare facility and have been involved in various community enhancement projects.