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

Nahyan’s ‘High 5’, Bailieborough:  We are trilled to let you all know that the figure raised for Nahyan’s High 5 Bailieborough event was a MASSIVE €6,384.30!

Nahyan’s High 5 campaign has been up and running 9 weeks or so and we wanted to spread awareness and raise a little money for his fund but with everyone’s help we completely excelled this…We were thinking we could have a little Bake Sale and Shaun added in the Teddy bear hunt and we went from that to a very successful day. To see the excitement on the kids faces made all the hard work worthwhile.

We want to say a massive ‘Thank You’ to everyone who helped out, in any way. There are so many we can’t name everyone. We were completely blown away by the support. From the outstanding bakers, the businesses and indivuduals who donated fabulous raffle prizes, the people who designed our posters, those who printed them for us, the volunteers who helped out organising the event and on the day, to our face painters, our photographers, bubbles for the balloon displays….so so many lent a hand.

Massive thanks to the play centre for joining us with their characters for the event.

Finally thanks to each and every person who joined the event, bought bakes, made donations, bought raffle tickets etc. Those who made donations as they couldn’t be there… We thank you all deeply.

The final figure includes money raised from Precision embroidery competition, outdoor fitness class with Marlena, donations from McHugh ice cream van and Sinclair Pantry who both joined us on the day. Also a donation from Peter Crosby from a raffle he ran for a Honda 50.

St. Annes:  Parish Schedule: Now that Fr. Rafal has returned home, Fr. Ultan is the only Priest in the Parish. This will be the case for the next few months. We hope and pray that Fr. Rafal will be replaced in the Autumn. Meanwhile we must manage.

During this time, it will be helpful if people contact the Parish Office during office hours to book Masses and to have Mass cards signed and to conduct ordinary Parish business. Mass bookings and all other business connected with Shercock and Killann will be managed through the Parish Office in Bailieborough. The Parish Office will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 1.15pm and 2.15pm to 4.00pm. Please feel free to contact Fr. Ultan for assistance on 087 341 8037 or 042 96 65117 or email:

 There will be no weekday Masses in St. Patrick’s Church, Shercock for the time being, but a regular Communion Prayer Service will be arranged shortly.

We especially encourage our young families to get back into the habit of coming to Mass. It will do us a power of good to be together and to worship God together as a community of Faith.

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.

 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.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: 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.

Regretted Death:  The death has occured of Sr Andrew Donohoe (Brigid), Presentation Sisters, Pakistan and late of Greaghcrotta, Bailieborough, Co Cavan. Sr Andrew passed away peacefully in the loving tender care of her community in Pakistan on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021. Sr. Andrew was predeceased by her parents, Hugh and Rose, and siblings Rose, Paddy, Con, Hugh and Owen.

She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her loving brother Tom and family (London), sisters-in-law Mary (Dublin), Ann (Longford), Mary (London), nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and great grandnieces and great grandnephew, relatives and friends.

Sr Andrew will be greatly missed by her loyal and devoted dear friend, Sr Kathleen Magurie and all her Presentation community in Ireland and Pakistan, where she was a hard working and very dedicated missionary for the past 65 years.

Sr Andrew’s funeral Mass took place in St Joseph’s Cathedral, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Thursday 1st July 2021.

A Mass will be arranged at a later date in St. Brigid’s Church, West Knockbride to celebrate her life.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:   Sunday services are at 9:30am in Mullagh and Shercock, 10:45 am in Bailieborough, 12noon in Knockbride. Audio from the sermon will be available later on Sundays on our YouTube channel.  Face masks, hand sanitizing, and social distancing will still be required on Sunday mornings.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C: Our Senior teams are looking for some new committed talented players to add to both squads, season is up and running. All welcome.

1st team Alan Keetan 0877671319. 2nd team Ollie kierans 0877978184.

Bailieborough Library: The Library is open for browsing, borrowing, scanning, printing and photocopying. Why not sign your kids up to our Summer Stars programme designed to keep all primary school children reading over the Summer. We have a huge selection of stock on offer.  Phone Bailieborough Library at 042 9665779 for more details!

Bailieborough Red Cross: CPR can save a life. Are you interested in leaning CPR?

Contact us for more information.

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 

Cavan Community Call: The Cavan Community Call Helpline remains available for those who are vulnerable or isolated and may need help with essentials such as food, medicine, transport etc. Lines open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Please call 1800 300 404 (freephone).

East Cavan Gaels: East Cavan Gaels GAA Club 

Senior; Training on Mondays from 8—9pm. New players most welcome!

Under 7/9;  Training 6-7pm Monday on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA. Please note the earlier start time.

U11; Again great to see the lads back and mad for action! Training 7-8pm Monday on the back pitch at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA.

U13/15/17; 7-8pm on the back pitch at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA.

Club contacts; U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280 and U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

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.

Positive Age–‘Good Morning Cavan’ Service: Good Morning Cavan is a free phone call service, which aims to provide security and friendship to older people living in County Cavan. Our team of friendly callers are on hand to chat to members of the community, who may be socially isolated or lonely. To avail of this service, to refer someone you know or to find out more information about this service, please contact, Positive Age Cavan at 049 438 0725 or 087 775 9584. You can also email

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: