Bailieborough News. April 5th 2021 . Matthew J. Cullen.

St. Annes:  It seems as though public Masses will not resume until May. Many responsible people are finding this delay in re-opening our churches increasingly hard to accept. We are the only country in Western Europe where this is the case.

The news that the number of people who may attend a Funeral will increase to 25 from April 26th, is to be welcomed.

The Bishop has granted permission for the resumption of Baptisms, with a limited attendance confined to parents and godparents.

Mass can be heard on the radio at 107.8FM in the Bailieborough area and 92FM in Shercock.

Public Masses are suspended until at least  April 26th, when it is hoped that some of the current restrictions may be lifted.  All Masses and Parish Funerals can be viewed on the Parish webcam or can be heard by tuning in the radio to 107.8 F.M.

Due to the restrictions, only six guests may participate in a wedding.

Due to Covid restrictions, the Parish Office will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Please feel free to contact Fr. Ultan for assistance on 087 341 8037 or 042 96 65117.   

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Members of Bailieborough Tidy Towns were hard at work last week—weeding shrub beds ,washing and painting benches and bins around the town. Many, many thanks to all helpers. We need more helpers.

If you have a spare hour would you volunteer to help out .You can join us whenever it suits you. Contact any Tidy Towns member for more details.

Farewell Jordan: On Sunday last our parish said farewell to Jordan, who has spent the past nine months with us on Pastoral Placement. He made an enormous contribution in difficult pandemic circumstances. Go n-eirí an bothar leat, Jordan!


Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to children Mary, Breda, Rose, Paudie, Carmel, John, Michael and Paul on the death of Mary (Minnie) Cooney (nee McGee), Waterloo, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, at her residence, on Wednesday, March 31st, in her 92nd year, surrounded by her loving family. Minnie was predeceased by her husband John.

Deeply regretted by her loving sons and daughters, brother John Magee, daughters in law, sons in law, sisters in law, Lill Magee and Nan Magee, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, good neighbours and friends.

Minnie’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Mary’s Church, Clanaphilip on Easter Sunday, April 4th and afterwards, her remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.     


Trocaire: Please return your Trocaire contributions to the parish office as soon as possible. This year, the focus is on helping refugees in South Sudan.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: During lockdown, we thought we would return to ‘Word at Noon’ from Monday-Friday each week. We hope these daily readings and reflections will be of some help in this tough time.

Services: Due to level 5 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— April 11th.  

Drumkeery Group Water Scheme: Scouring of the lines will continue for all of this week. Any queries, please contact 086 0466188.

Bailieboro Community Alert.  For anyone who needs assistance, help is available, contact Kevin Carolan 0863759627. You must have your Eircode at hand for us to make contact with you.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughters, Patricia Mc Guirk, Teresa Reilly, sons Brian, Barry and Colin, sons in law Martin and Michael, daughters in law Bernadette, Mary and Nicola, grandchildren Kerrie, Donna , Enda, Aidan, Jane, Aoife, Lian and Alannah, sisters Helen, Violet and Ivy, brothers Russell, Leslie and Robert, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends, relatives Maggie Smyth, Barbara and family, Caroline and family on the death of Margaret Moore (nee Waller), Cornaman, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at her residence, following a short illness, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, March 31st , 2021.

Margaret’s Funeral Service took place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt on Friday, April 2nd and afterwards, her remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.  .

Bailieborough Library:

Have you booked your place for Clever Little Handies; Baby Sign Class starting Tuesday 13th April at 11:30am, with instructor Claire Glynn from

Clever Little Handies.

Contact to book your place.

(4 week workshop from Tuesday 13th April to Tuesday 4th May).

Unfortunately, due to the Level 5 restrictions, the Library will remain closed for the foreseeable future. The online Library is available, anytime, anywhere! Throughout the coming weeks, you can access free eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, online courses and international newspapers! Our delivery service to members of our community who are vulnerable/cocooning will continue for the foreseeable future.

Did you know there are hundreds of online courses available FREE to library members?

Learning something new can really help with looking after our mental wellbeing. There’s lots of courses to choose from – from bread baking to interior design!

Join the library and find lots of resources to #KeepWell at


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 

SOSAD: SOSAD Cavan are running a Suicide Bereavement Support Group in April.

HOW: To Register please contact SOSAD via email

WHEN: Friday – April 9th 2021 – 7pm to 9pm.

WHERE: Online via Zoom or Farnham Arms Hotel – depending on restrictions.

East Cavan Gaels: Hurling: All being well we hope to get back hurling from the end of April, it is only two weeks after the return to school after the Easter break. We have loads of hurleys for those looking and for those looking for helmets you can let us know if you need one and we will look to order again, obviously things will happen a bit slower that we are used to.

All players MUST be members to be covered by the GAA insurance scheme so please use the time between now and return to play to get your individual or family membership up to date.

We are all really looking forward to seeing you all, hurling, again.

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.

Alone: Coronavirus Helpline for Older People—0818 222 024. If you have concerns or queries about Covid-19 call ALONE’S dedicated support line everyday from 8.00am to 8.00pm. To volunteer your help visit: