Bailieborough News. October 30th 2023. Matthew J. Cullen.

Parish Cemetries: The Parish committees have been looking at our cemeteries over the last while and in the coming weeks, signage will be erected in the cemeteries in Bailieborough and Shercock, outlining the regulations to be abided by in our Parish cemeteries. In St. Anne’s Cemetery, Bailieborough, visitors are asked to park in the car park and walk to your family grave. This should be possible for the majority of people. If that is not possible, enter by the left hand path and continue one-way and depart by the other side. Do not turn back and attempt to return the same way. Never park on a grave or park in such a way, that others have difficulty in passing-by.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to loving family, Albert (Sandra), Isobel (James), Ivor (Ada), Raymond (Mary), Kenneth (Rachael), Barbara (Enda), sister Lily, grandchildren and great grandchildren, sister-in-law Gretta, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends on the passing of Bella Pringle (née Rountree), Institute Road, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away on Monday, the 23rd  October 2023,  peacefully at her residence. Bella was predeceased by her husband Hammie.

Bella’s Funeral Service took place in Bailieborough Parish Church on Wednesday, October 25th with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.

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.

November Remembrance: Mass to remember parishioners, who have passed away since last November will be held on Saturday, November 11th at 7.00pm, in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough. Please let concerned families know.

Bridge Results: Tuesday, 17th October, Great competitive night with a seven table competition played and the winners were—–1st Patty Clarke  and Rose Brennan, 2nd Kathleen McArdle and Mary Lynch.  3rd Mary Cronin and Rena Coleman.

Results :10th October are (Choose night} 1st Rosaleen Mackey and Una Stafford, 2nd Olive Kellet and Colette Gavin. 3rd Mary Cronin and Margot Carolan.  Congrats and well played to everyone especality to the new members.  Next week is the Halloween Competions.

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

Indoor Bowling: Indoor Bowling continues in the Community Centre, Bailieborough on Wednesday evenings at 8.00pm. New members welcome and free tuition for beginners will be provided.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sons James (JP), Eugene and Anthony, daughters-in-law, sister Agnes, and brothers Jim, Tom, and Owen, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends on the death of Rose Tully (née Reilly) Crosscarn, Mullagh, Co. Cavan and formerly of Finternagh, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at Cavan General Hospital on Saturday, 21st  October 2023.

Rose was predeceased by her husband Oweny, son Tom, brothers Charles and Peter and sister Peggy.

Rose’s Funeral Mass took place on Tuesday morning, October 24th

in St. Mary’s Church, Cross followed by burial in St. Kilian’s Cemetery, Mullagh.

Bailieborough Model School: Air Fryer Cookery Demo:

Air Fryer Cookery Demo being held on Friday, November 10th in Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA clubhouse (A82W654) at 8pm by Bailieborough Model School Parents Association.

Come and see some quick and healthy family friendly recipes, cooked on the night, sample the food and a raffle on the night to win an airfryer and other spot prizes.

Admission €10 on the door.

A great night to be had. Tea,Coffee and light refreshments served on the night. All welcome.

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

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to the family of Susan Finan (nee Mc Entee), who passed away suddenly in her home on Saturday, 21st October 2023 – (Late of Walkinstown, Dublin and formerly of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan).  Beloved wife of Pat and devoted mother of Mary, Jim, Sonny and Martha. Susan will be greatly missed by her loving family, grandchildren Ciara, Ros, Keith, David, Aimee, Emily and Ethan, great-grandchildren Marley Lynn, Alfie, Louis, Billy, Arthur, and Conor, her sisters Kathleen and Lena, brothers Gerard, Eugene and Philip, sons-in-law Gerry and James, daughter-in-law Mandy, brother-in- law Sheamie, sisters- in- law Alice, Birdie and Eileen, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbours.

Susan’s Funeral Mass took place on Thursday, October 26th in The Church of the Holy Spirit, Kimmage Manor,  followed by burial in Kilmashogue Cemetery.

Tractor Run: Tunnyduff Tractor Run will take place on Sunday, November 5th . Registration from 10.30am and the run leaves Tunnyduff Hall at 12 noon sharp. Entry is €20. Tractors, cars, bikes and lorries all welcome. Proceeds in aid of MS Cavan.

Bailieborough Craft Group: The Group meets every Friday from 10am-12.30pm in the Library and new members are always welcome regardless of talents or skills.

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, November 1st. No appointment is necessary.

Link Credit Union: Scholarship Fund: Link Credit Union Ltd have launched their Scholarship Grant Scheme (worth €1,000) which is open to all student members who are currently in 3rd Level education. Application forms are available in Kingscourt, Bailieborough and Cootehill offices or can be downloaded through the website For further information please contact 042-9675000.

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.

East Cavan Swim Club:


Calling all parents / guardians to join us at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 23rd  November at 8.00pm, in the Hotel Bailie.

Our club is going from strength to strength every year , we are delighted to welcome many new members in recent years- please come and hear how your club works including the Head Coach report and the year reports of the voluntary committee.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to loving family, Vincent (Patrice), Veronica (Aodhagan), Anthony (Annette), Aiden (Geraldine) and Martin (Rosie), cherished grandchildren Rachel, Conor, Annamae, Hugh, Darren, Kieran, Chloe, Aoife and Darragh, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours, relatives and friends on the death of Mary Clarke (nee Higgins), who passed away peacefully, at her residence, Lakeland, Tunnyduff, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan on Tuesday, 24th October 2023. 

Mary was pre-deceased by her husband John Anthony, brother John and parents Matthew and Mary.

Mary’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West on Thursday, October 26th and afterwards, Mary’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining Cemetery.

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.: Midterm Disco in St. Anne’s Park  on this Thursday evening, 2nd  November from 7.30pm – 9.30pm for 2nd – 6th Class students. Entry is €5 per Child. All welcome!

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!

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to loving parents, Charlie and Nancy, sisters Ann and Patricia, brothers Cathal and John Paul, sisters-in-law Susanne and Michelle, nieces and nephews, Joseph, Caitlin, Cathal, Charlie, Niamh, Ella and Sean, extended family, dear friends, especially Liz’s PA and good friend Shelley and her Team on the passing of Liz (Elizabeth) Halton, Johnstown, Navan and formerly of Fertagh, Tierworker, Kells, Co. Meath, who passed away suddenly at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda, on Thursday, 26th  October 2023. 

Liz was predeceased by her sisters, Rosemary and Kathleen and her grandparents.

Liz’s Funeral Mass took place in Newcastle Church on Sunday, October 29th and afterwards, Liz’s remains were laid to rest in Moynalty Cemetery. 

Christmas Shoebox Appeal: “Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal has started. Crèches, schools, businesses or individuals can order leaflets and other resources online at
Closing date is Friday, 10th  November. For shoebox collections, contact local coordinators Hazel on 0879903520 or Edna 087630020.

Walk, Jog or Run:   Now that the evenings are getting short again we will be starting back,  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 –

Table Quiz; The East Cavan Gaels Annual ‘Table Quiz’ takes place on this Friday 1st December in The Square Bar, Bailieborough. This is always a good social occasion as well as a good fundraiser for the club. All support is much appreciated.

Club contacts;

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

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