Bailieborough News. July 24th 2023. Matthew J. Cullen.

Killann Parsih : Wonderful turnout for our Parish Day walk and get-together as we approach the Feast of St Anne, our parish patron. Thanks to the Parish Pastoral Council for their hard work and to John Brady for giving us the history of the Brothers graves and many other snippets as we walked.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sisters Bella Pringle, Bailieborough, Lily Rountree, Kingscourt, sister-in-law Gretta Rountree, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on the death of Robert Rountree, No. 2 Waterfront, Bailieborough, Co Cavan and formerly of Coppanagh, Bailieborough, who passed away on Monday, 17th  July 2023, peacefully, at the Lisdarn Unit for the Elderly, Cavan, surrounded by his loving family.

Robert’s Funeral Service took place in Bailieborough Parish Church on Wednesday, July 20th , with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard. 

Bailieborough Creative Hub: Bailieborough Creative Hub are delighted to announce that we have secured funding through the Creative Cavan Grant Scheme 2023 towards the design and painting of a mural on a premises in Bailieborough. We are now inviting quotations from mural artists to work with our group to design and complete the mural.

This project aims to achieve public art that resonates with the natural environment and local heritage, encouraging linking of history, community and the physical space including elements that are unique to Bailieborough.

We are now inviting mural artists to apply.

If you wish to be considered for this project, can you please forward your expression of interest by email to

on or before 5pm, Monday 31st  July.

This project is funded by Creative Ireland and Cavan County Council through Creative Cavan.

Moybologue: The Blessing of the Graves in Moybologue will take place on Sunday, August 6th after 11.15am Mass. Please note, change of Mass time.

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.

Art Exhibition: Bailieborough Library is delighted to host an exhibition of artwork by local man Bobby Coote, star of the production ‘The Man Who Wanted to Fly’. The Exhibition will remain on view until  Friday next, July 28th  during Library opening hours! All are welcome!

Bailieborough Walking Group: 

Wednesday, July 26th : Carrickmacross Greenway: Medium Walk, approx. 1.5hours: Leaving Tesco carpark at 6.40pm. Meeting at the County Council Offices, Riverside Road, Carrickmacross (opposite Aldi ). Walk commences at 7.15pm.

 Wednesday, August 2nd: Lough Curragh Lake: Medium Walk, 1.5 hours approx. Leaving Tesco Carpark at 6.45pm. Walk commences at Lough Curragh Lake at 7.15pm. 12 kms from Bailieborough on the Cavan Road. Carpark on the left, just after the Lake. All welcome.

Blessing of the Graves, 2023: The Blessing of the Graves will take place in St. Annes Cemetery, Bailieborough on Sunday, September 3rd at 12 noon.

The Blessing of the Graves will take place in Killann Old Cemetery on Saturday, August 19th at 7.00pm and the Blessing of the Graves will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Shercock on Sunday, August 20th, immediately after 11.30am, Mass. 

Summer Showcase 2023: Bailieborough Creative Hub are hosting  their annual ‘Summer Showcase’ Art Exhibition in the old Bailieborough Courthouse until Monday, August 7th. Come along and support the artists. Everyone is welcome.

Bailieborough Library: FREE library book bag available at the Library for all children starting school in September 2023.

Fusion Dance School FREE Hip Hop dance workshops  on in the Library on Thursday July 27th  and Friday July 28th  from 2.30pm-3.45pm for children aged 8-12 years. This is part our #summerstar event program. Places will book out very quickly – ring 042 9665779 to book a place.

Mattie’s Fundraiser: Mattie’s Fundraiser In Aid of Cancer Charities.  Join us on Sunday next, 30th  July for a local Cancer Charity Fundraiser in honour of the late, Mattie Cahill.  Taking place at The Royal Breffni, Tierworker, Bailieborough and it will include an easy walk at 11.30am from the Royal Breffni. A ‘Tractor Run’ will also be part of the day, along with an auction , with over 40 lots entered. Later on that evening, ‘Reilly and the Moonrockers’ will entertain those present and there will be an award for the ‘Best Jiving Couple’. Also on the night, there will be a raffle, with loads of great prizes. 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 Thursday of each month on Thursday, August 3rd 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: Bailieboro Celtic are hosting a ‘Family Fun Day’ on Sunday, August 6th from 12 noon to 3.00pm at the Vale grounds. Bouncy Castles, 5-a side games, Ducking Chair, Cross Bar Challenge and a BBQ are just some of the events taking place. All welcome.

As the Women’s World Cup kicks off over the coming weeks, and soccer fever sweeps the nation, why not get your daughters out to the Vale, and give them the opportunity to acquire new skills, new friends and new experiences.

Bailieboro Celtic are organising ‘Summer Soccer’ for girls aged 6, 7 and 8 commencing on Thursday, July 27th from 6—7pm at the Vale Grounds. There will be six weekly sessions until the end of August. To register your child, please message the Club’s Facebook page.

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:  Run, Walk or Jog is back for the lovely bright evenings at 8pm at the Chapel car park, Lakeshore, Bailieborough on every Monday and Wednesday. It’s a fun, free activity, all newcomers welcome.  Other activities will be added as the weeks go on, like open water swimming, cycling and kayaking. All welcome. 

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club –   

Club contacts;

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

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