Bailieborough News. October 14th 2020. Matthew J. Cullen.

Killann Parish: Masses:  Unfortunately no public Masses for the time being due to Covid level 3 restrictions. Masses will be said at usual Bailieborough times and may be viewed on our webcam or heard on our radio system at 107.8FM. At Level 3 of the Covid plan, weddings and funerals may take place, but with a maximum attendence of 25 people. This will be the case for the foreseeable future.

Halloween ‘Fright Night’: Halloween fright night is back this year. Bigger and better than ever. Friday the 30th  of October. All Covid guidelines will be in place and so will sanitising stations. Tickets are €5 per person. You can order through the Bailieborough Mid Summer Festival and Town Events Facebook page or contact any committee member.

 Tickets are selling fast,so make sure your grab yours quick.

First Holy Communion: Congratulations to the children from St. Anne’s N.S., St. Felim’s N.S. And the Model N.S., who received their first Holy Communion in St. Annes Church on Tuesday evening last.

Breffni Photography Club: Photography Exhibition: ‘Through The Lens’: Showcasing a diverse range of images from the club’s very talented members, the exhibition continues in Bailieborough Library untill the end of November. 

Parish Office: Due to Covid restrictions, the Parish Office will only be open on Fridays from 10.00am to 3.30pm for the forseeable future. Fr. Ultan will be available at most other times. Feel free to ring him in advance on the Parish Office number 042 9665117 or his mobile 087 341 8037 or email:

Bailieborough Leisure Centre: Update: We hope that you and your families are keeping well. Just to give you an update on the position of the Leisure Centre.

The current level 3 restrictions and general uncertainties around Covid 19 have curtailed plans of reopening . The situation will be reviewed in tandem with government restrictions and guidelines.

The Board of Management are working hard and have had numerous meetings regarding funding and grants.

We know how important the leisure centre is in the community and appreciate your patience during these difficult times

Art Competition: Link Credit Union Ltd is urging its local community to ‘Imagine More’ for its this year’s Credit Union Annual Art competition.

This year’s theme, ‘Imagine More’, is influenced by the creative role art plays in Irish society and encourages participants to unlock their imagination and look at how art inspires us and our communities. Despite the current challenges, art has kept people from all walks of life connected and this year’s theme encourages participants to express this connectivity on paper or canvass.

The age groups are as follows: 7 years and under, 8-10 years inclusive, 11-13 years inclusive, 14-17 years inclusive, 18 years and over (Adult).

There is also a Special Category for those with physical or intellectual disabilities. (This category are encouraged to use free expression in painting or drawing without the restrictions of the official theme). All entries must be handed into either Kingscourt or Bailieborough Credit Union offices by no later than this Friday, 16th  October 2020.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Services: Sunday, 18th October:

Online Service from 10:30am on YouTube and Facebook or on ‘Virtual Church’ tab on website.

No Service in Church buildings due to Level 3 restrictions.

Sunday, 25th  October: Online Service from 10:30am on YouTube and Facebook or on ‘Virtual Church’ tab on website.

No Service in Church buildings due to Level 3 restrictions.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Kate and children, Seamus, Pauric, Bernadette, Maura (Argue), Carmel (Sheehan), Oliver and Brendan on the death of  Brendan Reilly, Tierworker, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away, peacefully, in Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar, on Sunday, 4th  October, 2020.

 Brendan will be forever missed by his family, his daughters in law Trish, Patricia, Edel and Bernie, sons in law, Kevin and Mick, his much loved grandchildren and his American great-grandchildren, his broken-hearted sisters Rita Lynch and Sue Reilly and his brother Vincent, sisters in law and brothers in law, nieces, nephews, relatives, his many many friends and his unbelievable great neighbours. Brendan was predeceased by his brothers Gerry, Kevin, John, Tommy and Phil and sister Mary.  

Brendan’s Funeral Mass took place in St Patrick’s Church, Tierworker on Tuesday, October 6th , followed by burial in Moybologue Cemetery.

St. Vincent DePaul Shop:

We will be open Monday to Friday—10.00am to 1.30pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm for the foreseeable future. If anyone is interested in talking to us about volunteering, please contact Stephen McGuire our Shop Manager. Many thanks and stay safe.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.: Calling all children born in 2011 to get involved with the Under 9s. If your child is interested, please contact Keith on 086 163 1538 .

Bailieborough Community Alert: Bailieborough Community Alert is available 24/ make Kevin Carolan  at 086 must have your eircode available .

October—Month of the Holy Rosary: The Rosary will be recited at the Grotto on the Virginia Road every evening except Saturdays for the month of October. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the prayers for their own intentions.    

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 

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’: ‘Lend a Hand’ is for the elderly and vulnerable in the Bailieborough area. Just give us a call if you need a job done, or even just a chat. Phone Ann on 042 9694825.

Paying Our Respects: If you see a hearse, could you stop, stand for a moment as it passes, perhaps take off your cap, and bow your head?

In these times where funerals are limited to only a very few close family our chance to support people during bereavement is limited. So, we wondered if we could revive an old tradition that would show people that their loss is noticed and shared by us all?

It would mean the world to families in a time of sadness.

Bailieborough Library: Bailieborough Library will be open for Contact and Collect services only during these Level 3 restrictions.

You can still borrow items! You just have to call / email the Library service first and arrange a time to collect. 

Follow your county’s library service social media for more info and remember you can access our eLibrary services – eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines and more – online at anytime. Check out to find out how.

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.