Bailieborough News. May 6th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

Darkness into Light, Bailieborough: ‘Darkness into Light’, Bailieborough will take place on the morning of Saturday next, May 11th at 4.15am.

You Can still register on-line at

REFRESHMENTS: We will be providing refreshments after the event in the Community School again this year on 11th May 2024. We are asking any keen bakers to support the event and donate something. Anything being donated can be left in Nomad Coffee (Shercock Road) during the day of 10th May or in The Lemon Tree (Barrack Street) that evening between 6 and 8pm.

All donations are greatly appreciated.

‘Jim’s Day’: A Golf Tournament in memory of the late Jim Gorman, will take place in Virginia Golf Club on Saturday, May 25th 2024. Tee times from 2.00pm. €25 per player and a four man team is €100. Proceeds in aid of the Oncology Unit in Cavan General Hospital. For entry, please contact, Kieran (087 796 4844), Tommy (086 084 6991) or Brian (085 843 0562).

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group: Next social meeting is on Tuesday, May 21st  in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all. To-date the group have been very blessed to have interesting guest speakers, artists and musicians give a half hour of their time in sharing their interests and passions. If you have a little time to spare to share your interests and talents, we would love to hear from you! Please contact Mary on 086 068 8714.

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.

Bailieborough Walking Group: Bailieborough Walking Group have resumed their activities for 2024. On this Wednesday evening May 8th , Kingscourt Walk: Medium Walk lasting approx 1.5 hours. Leaving Tesco carpark at 6.50pm. Meeting at the Old SuperValu at the top of Main St, Kingscourt. Walk commences at 7.15pm.

Wednesday May 15th: Girley Bog: Medium Walk. Approx 1.5 hours: Leaving Tesco carpark at 6.35pm. Walk commencing at Girley Bog at 7.15pm.

Bridge:  Bridge Results: Tuesday, April 23rd : First: Margaret Carolan and Brid Murray. Second:  Marie McNicholas and Marese Liggan. Third: Olive Kellet and Rosaleen Keegan. Best Gross: Margaret Carolan and Brid Murray.

Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.00pm (please note earlier starting time) and new members are always welcome.

Jiving Lessons: Come along and learn to Jive on Thursday nights from 8.00pm to 9.30pm at the Clubhouse at St. Anne’s Park. No partner needed.

Regretted Death: Pat Clarke, (known as PG/PJ/JR) passed away suddenly at his home in Greaghnafarna on Saturday, 27th  April. Pat was predeceased by his parents John and Mollie.

Pat was the best friend and love of his wife Sarah’s life. He was loved and adored by his children Morgane, Rachel, Seán and Rory and his granddaughter Mollie. Pat will be more than sorely missed by them and their partners Paddy, Carl and Niamh. Deeply mourned by his sister Mary, his brothers-in-law John-Edward and Nick, his uncle James, his nieces Estelle, Miriam and Olivia and his cousins. Fondly remembered by his wide circle of friends.

Pat’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Mary’s Church, Clanaphilip on Friday,  May 3rd  and afterwards Pat’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Bailieborough Library: Celebrating Bealtaine ‘VISION OF HEALTH AND HAPPINESS’ –a FREE 3 week series of workshops to promote well- being, health and happiness, facilitated by Patricia Crimin at the Library on Thursday May 9, 16, 23 from 11.30am-1pm. Bookings at 042 9665779.

Next Book Club meeting is on Tuesday, May 28th  at 6.30pm. The group will discuss ‘Big Little Lies’ by Leanne Moriarty and copies are available at the Library desk. New members are always welcome!

Local author, Donna Mullen, will launch her first book ‘Make Your Home a Nature Reserve’ at the Library on Saturday, May 11th  at 3pm. All are welcome and refreshments will be served. The book is published by O’Brien Press and we congratulate Donna on this wonderful accomplishment.

Celebrating Bealtaine at the Library ‘Holistic Harmonies’ on Wednesday, May 29th  from 11am-1pm. Local musicians will be on hand to entertain and delight the audience with their musical talent. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome!

Craft Group meets every Friday at 10.30am and new members are always welcome.

Line Dancing: Continues in the Courthouse, Lower Main Street, Bailieborough on Tuesday’s, from 8.15pm to 10.00pm. All welcome.

Bailieborough Urban Outdoor Activity Initiative May Programme Launched
A wide range of programmes available including, Kayaking, Swimming, Fishing, Orienteering and Wellbeing Walks.
(Note Teen Kayaking sold out)
Full details on flyer, all programmes have limited spaces, to book now click link below…/bailieborough-urban…
Bailieborough Urban Outdoor Adventure Initiative (UAOI) is a project funded through Sport Ireland and Dormant Accounts, involving sports clubs, schools, community organisations, agencies and NGBS working together to create greater opportunities for the community of Bailieborough to participate in physical activity and exercise through outdoor adventure sports.

May—Month of the Holy Rosary: The Rosary will be recited for the month of May, at 7.30pm at Our Lady’s Altar in St. Annes Church. Everyone welcome.

Wellbeing Walks Programme – Bailieborough

As part of the Urban Outdoor Activity Initiative in Bailieborough we have a 4 week Wellbeing Walks programme, starting Thursday 16th May at 10am, each week will be a different route led be an experienced leader, with locations of Castle Lake and Lough An Leagh. Suitable for All Abilities

Limited places Available, Pre Registration Essential, to register now click link below


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 last Wednesday of each month from 2.15pm-4.30pm. .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.

Football For All Programme returns with Bailieboro Celtic Afc

On Wednesday 15th May Football For All programme will start back at Bailieboro Celtic AFC Grounds from 6pm-7pm for children with a disability aged 6- 16 years.

This fun inclusive session is being run through FAI Football For All Programme in partnership with Cavan Sports Partnership.

Places are limited and Pre-Registration is essential.

To book your place click the link below


Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are getting longer 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: Hurling Club News 6th May 2024

Senior/county squads; A massive week ahead for the county seniors as they prepare for what is ostensibly an All Ireland semi final in their penultimate group game v Longford in the Lory Meagher Cup on Saturday. With Longford also needing a win this could very well be the match of the season so far and we encourage all supporters to get to Kingspan Breffni on Saturday to support the lads.

Club seniors have a big week also as they play Erne Gaels on Thursday on the 3G in the semi final of the Spring League. With our application to play in the Monaghan Senior league successful it promises to be another good season ahead.

The county U20s went down to defeat to Monaghan in the All Ireland semi final on Saturday last in a game that could have just as easily gone their way but it was not to be. Well done to our seven East Cavan Gaels men on the panel.

County U17s have a few weeks off before their next outing.


The U16s played well in going down to a strong St. Aidens side in the Tain league on Monday last.

The U14s had a good day in Newry on Sunday as they played St. Aidens and Killeavy in a Tain Og blitz. U14 league starts next week.

Under 12/14/16 club training Wednesday 7-8pm on the astro at Bailieboro Celtic AFC.

Under 12 blitz in Kingspan Breffni on Sunday next.

Under 8 and under 10s will return to outdoor training over the next month.

The week ahead;

Wednesday; U12/14/16 training 7-8pm astro at Bailieboro Celtic AFC.

Thursday; Seniors v Erne Gaels 7.30pm Kingspan Breffni 3G.

Saturday; Cavan v Longford Lory Meagher 2pm Kingspan Breffni.

Sunday;.Cavan GAA U12 blitz Kingspan Breffni 3G 12pm.

Club contacts;

U8/10/12; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U14/16/18/; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

Senior; Adam Baldwin 087 962 220