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

Bailieborough Red Cross: A CFR training session will take place on Thursday, 7th  December at 7.15 at the Bailie Hotel, to train up staff from local businesses, who have donated money to the fund on how to preform CPR and use the Defibrillator in the event of a cardiac arrest. Donations are still welcome from businesses in the town. Contact Julie on 086 8968928 or by email. to book a session.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Bailieborough Heritage Society will launch it’s website in Bailieborough Library on Thursday 7th December at 3 pm, all welcome. Refreshments served. Special thanks to the Community and Enterprise Department of Cavan County Council for financial assistance with this project.

Christmas Lights: A huge ‘Thank You’ to all the volunteers, who took part in putting up the Christmas lights, and those who helped make Santa’s grotto happen.Thank you to all the school children for their lovely decorations.Thank you to Santa and his amazing elves!!! and also thanks to the many people who were at the Market Square for the turning on, of the Christmas Lights.

Thanks to the following for their help and input: Bailieborough Creative Hub,

Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA, The Anglo-Celt, This is Cavan, What’s on in Bailieborough?, Bailieborough Community School and Bailieborough Courthouse.

Coffee Morning: History Talk: A ‘Coffee Morning, History Talk’ about the history of Bailieborough Town ‘From the Iron Age to the Free State’ will take place in Bailieborough Courthouse on Friday, December 8th at 10.30am. The talk will be given by local historian, John Brady. Admission is €5 per person and €2 for seniors. For more information contact:, or call 042 9666520. Everybody welcome.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Christmas Programme: There’s something for everyone this Christmas at the Bailieborough Group of Parishes. A warm welcome to all.

Saturday, 9th December: 11:30am in Bailieborough -‘A Quiet Christmas’.This is a quiet service, in preparation for the Christmas celebrations, that gives space for reflection, prayer and healing for those grieving or otherwise saddened at Christmas time. It is of course open to anyone who wants quiet prayer and worship at Christmas.

4-6pm in Bailieborough Hall –‘Messy Church’.

Sunday 17th December: 10:30am in Knockbride ‘Carols for All’.

1:30pm in Mullagh ‘Carols for All’.

7pm in Bailieborough ‘Traditional Carols’ – A united carol service for the whole community.

Saturday 24th December – Christmas Eve

7pm, Mullagh- Holy Communion.

8:40pm Shercock – Holy Communion.

Sunday 25th December – Christmas Day: 10:00am ,Bailieborough – Holy Communion,11:30am, Knockbride – Holy Communion.

Sunday 31st December 2023: United New Year’s Eve Service in Bailieborough Church at 10:45am.  No other services in the group.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd presents ‘A Christmas Reflection’ on this Friday, December 8th at 8.30pm at the old Post Office on Main Street. Everyone welcome.

A big “Thank you ” to Bailieborough Marathon Runners who raised €3015.

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.

Bridge Results: Tuesday, November 28th: The B O’Reilly Cup: First: Olive Kellett.and Rosaleen Keegan.Second: Betty Olwell and Noreen Maguire. Third:  Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly. Best Gross. Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly. Congrats to Everyone.

Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Christmas Day Swim: This year is the 30th year of the Christmas Day Swim in Bailieborough.  Sponsorship Cards are available from reception in Bailieborough Leisure Centre or by calling Brendan on 087 275 8890,  Mary on 086 068 8714 or any MS Cavan committee member. The swim starts at 12.30 pm, sharp at the Town Lake, Cavan Rd side. Everyone very welcome.

Christmas Tractor Run: Ballinamoney Parents Association are having a Christmas Lights Tractor Run on Sunday next, 10th  December. Join us for an afternoon of tractors and treats! All to raise funds for our school activities and hopefully a new PA system.

Registration is in St Mary’s Hall, Tierworker from 11.30am with the Run to kick off from 12.30pm.

Refreshments and Raffle on the day.

All Vintage Vehicles welcome,  why not go along and give them your support !!

Bailieborough Library: Christmas colouring competition closes on Saturday, December 16th . Entries 8-12 years and 4-7 years. Six lovely Christmas selection boxes up for grabs. Pick up an entry at the Library desk.

Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) FREE drop in information session on education and careers at the Library on Wednesday, December 6th from 2pm-4.30pm.

Chair aerobics at Library on Thursday, December 7th from11am-12.30pm. €15 includes cup of tea/coffee and a chat.

Library Craft Group every Friday at 10.30am -12.30pm. New members always welcome.

Chess Club starting in the Library on Friday, January 12th, 2024 from 4.15pm-5.15pm for children aged 7+. All enquiries to Daniel at 087 9271883.

Booking essential and places are limited – ring 042 9665779.

Library Craft Group every Friday at 10.30am-12.30pm. Enjoy a chat and a cuppa whilst sharing ideas. All Welcome!

Bailieborough Community: ‘Turkey Walk: The Bailieborough Community ‘Turkey Walk’ in aid of SOSAD, Cavan and Parkinsons, Cavan’ . Easy and long routes to suit all,  will take place on Tuesday, December 26th, at the BDA Centre, Shercock Road at 11.00am. Wear suitable footwear and donations voluntary. All welcome.

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 Wednesday—please note the change of day— of each month from 2pm-4.30pm. The advisors will be present on Wednesday, December 6th.  No appointment is necessary.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

St. Vincent De Paul:

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.

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 short again, there will be 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: Hurling News 4th December 2023

Senior; Seniors preparing for Cavan league final v Cootehill which will be on Saturday next 9th December at 2pm with venue tbc.


Most of all our lads work is now complete bar the U11/13/15s at county training in Kingspan Breffni with the final U11/13 this coming Tuesday at 6.30 and the U15s have a final game v Fermanagh in Kingspan Breffni 3G on the 15th.

After school hurling; The after school hurling programme is complete for this term and should return on the first week of February 2024. Well done to all who attended, especially those who are new to the game.

Table Quiz; A great night was had on Friday at our Annual Table Quiz held again as usual by our gracious hosts at Nixys, The Square Bar Bailieborough.

Once again Mark and Caroline Argue set a real test and the grey matter was put to a real test resulting in a tie with a playoff round to decide the eventual winners who were; 1st: Oliver Tierney, Gerry Heery, Tony Carolan and Billy Thompson.

2nd: Tosh McEntee, Jason Forde, Clodagh McEntee and Caelinn McEntee.

3rd: Maria Barry, Mattie O’Brien, Des Gargan and Anthony Barry.

Again we give most gracious thanks to those who sponsored rounds and to donate spot prizes on the night;


Round Sponsors: McGuirk Engineering, The Square Bar – Nixy’s, Kenny Daly, Eastern Electrical – Enda Sheridan, McBreen Environmental, Traynor Environmental,

Urcher Garden Centre, The Lemon Tree, Clarkes Hardware, O’Reilly Bros, C Mac – Matthew Cahill, SPSS – Declan Cahill, Carolan Murphy, The Bridge Bar – Adrain,

Shane Walsh SWMS, Kieran Rogers Joinery, Suretank Dave Higgins, Rev Kelly Hunter, Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA, Cllr Paddy McDonald, O’ Gormans SuperValu Kingscourt, Hamper 1st  prize in Raffle. Harris’ SuperValu Bailieborough.

Spot prizes: Bailie Stores, Nomad Coffee, Tesco, Bailieborough, Catriona Ward,

Maguires Butchers Kingscourt, PJ and Fiona Barry, Kelly Hunter, Pat Ericsson

Ann and Tommy Brady, Kathryn O Flynn/ Anthony Barry.

Thanks to everyone who came out again in such good numbers to support the work of local hurling development.

The week ahead;

Saturday; Cavan SHL final East Cavan Gaels v Cootehill, 2pm venue tbc.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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