Bailieborough News. September 25th 2023. Matthew J. Cullen.

Local History Talk: A talk entitled, ‘The Complete History of the Castle’ by John Brady, will take place in Bailieborough Courthouse on Thursday, October 5th, 2023. Doors open at 7.30pm tea and coffee afterwards and admission is free. All welcome.

Date for your Diary: Confirmatin 2024: Confirmation will take place on Saturday, May 18th, 2024 at 11.00am and 3.00pm in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough. St. Felim’s N.S., The Vale and St. Patrick’s N.S., Shercck will take place in the morning and St. Anne’s N.S., Bailieborough will take place in the afternoon.

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.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Aidan,  son Darah and daughter Diesa, sister Dolores, brother TJ, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, niece, extended family and friends on the passing of Maura King (nee O’Brien), The Vale, Bailieborough and ‘La Mirage’, Main Street, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away on Wednesday, 20th  September 2023, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, in the loving care of the wonderful staff of  St. Elizabeth’s Ward, The Mater Private Hospital, Dublin. Maura was predeceased by her parents Tommy and Margaret O’Brien (Main Street) and her sister Paula. 

Maura’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Saturday, September 23rd and afterwards, Maura’s remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

 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.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Harvest Services:

We would love to welcome the Community into our Churches over this Harvest season.  All would be warmly welcomed to our Harvest service in Knockbride Church (Eircode, A82 KN63) on Sunday 8th October at 7:30pm.

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 Thursday of each month on Thursday 5th October 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!

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband John, daughters Miriam, Claire and Sinead, sons Stephen, Padraig and Paul, daughters-in-law Blaithin, Ruth and Ita, son-in-law Fred, grandchildren Stephen, Kate, Jane, Sarah, Naomi, Jack, Lucia and Austin, sister Bernadette, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends on the death of Carmel Brennan (nee Askin), Lisnalea, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and formerly of Donagh, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan, who passed away on Tuesday the 19th September 2023, peacefully at her home in the company of her loving family. Carmel was predeceased by her parents Patrick and Elizabeth Askin.

Carmel’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Chrch, Bailieborough on Friday, September 22nd and afterwards, Carmel’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.  

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.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C:

Girls U12 and U14 training  every Monday evening, 6-7pm.

We welcome new girls at both age groups;

 U12(born 2012/2013)

 U14(born 2010/2011)

Come along to a session, make some new friends, learn some new skills and have plenty of fun!


Training for the Bailieboro Celtic Under-14 boys takes place every Wednesday evening from 7pm-8pm. All new and old players welcome! Contact Ollie Kierans for all enquiries.

Bailieborough Creative Hub: Another successful Culture Night exhibition opening in the bag!

A huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported local artists to celebrate their work in Bailieborough Library.

The exhibition entitled ‘Perspective’ runs for the next few weeks.. Pop in during Library opening hours.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Deirdre, daughter Hazel, sons Ciaran and Sean, step daughter Clodagh, step sons Bernard, Aaron, Dylan and Samuel, brothers Raymond and Thomas, sister Bernie, extended family and friends on the death of John Walsh, who passed away on Sunday, September 17th , 2023(Late of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and formerly Mayo)(peacefully) in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. John was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Delores and his sister Angela.

John’s Funeral Mass took  place on Thursday, September 21st  in St. Monica’s Church, Edenmore, Raheny and john’s remains were laid to rest in Co. Mayo on Friday, September 22nd  following prayers in Hineys Funeral Home, Knockglass.  

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:   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.  

Halloween ‘Fright Night’: Fright Night is back again!!

Join us for an evening full of fun and scares at the Bailieborough Town Lake from 7.00pm on Monday, October 30th. Bigger and better than ever. Suitable for all ages.   Car parking available at the Community Centre, Community School or the Church Carpark on the Virginia Road side. No parking available at the event location.. Fancy dress and lights display.  If the lake floods, we will have music, fun, games and fancy dress in the car park too.  Tickets are €5 per person for the ‘Scary Walk’.  The main sponsor this year is Link Credit Union. Contact Tony at 086 399 3430, for further information.

Bailieborough Red Cross: Thanks to all, who supported our Church Gate Collection, last weekend. It is very much appreciated.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 25th  September 2023:

Senior, U17/15/13/11/9/7;

The Seniors return to training and prepare for Cootehill 7s and SHL.

The U17s will train with the Seniors for the remainder of the season.

The U13s put in an impressive performance in winning v Cavan Gaels in Bailieborough on Sunday last. Well done to all.

The U11s await the final round of the Monaghan U11 league v Inniskeen hopefully over the next couple of weeks as well as the Cavan U11 final.

Under 7 and Under 9s are now in the the new after school programme.

After school hurling;

Week 2 of after school hurling and the numbers continue to improve. These sessions are open to all boys and girls from the region. All are very welcome.

Tuesday’s in Killinkere GAA hall.

2.15pm Junior and Senior Infants

3.15pm 1st, 2nd and 3rd class.

4.15pm 4th, 5th and 6th class.

Wednesday’s in Bailieborough GAA astro pitch.

2.15pm Junior and Senior Infants.

3.15pm 1st, 2nd and 3rd class.

4.15pm 4th, 5th and 6th class.

Thursday’s,  Mullagh Community Sports Hall.

2.15pm Junior and Senior Infants.

3.15pm 1st, 2nd and 3rd class.

4.15pm 4th, 5th and 6th class.

Friday’s,  Shercock Craig Lynch Hall @ Shercock AC.

1.50pm Junior and Senior Infants.

2.50pm 1st, 2nd and 3rd class.

3.50pm 4th, 5th and 6th class.

The week ahead;

Monday’s; U11/13/15 training 7pm on the astro, U17/Senior 8pm

Tuesday’s; After school hurling Killinkere GAA Hall. U7 2.15pm, U9 3.15pm, U12 4.14pm.

Wednesday’s; After school hurling, Bailieborough Shamrocks astro, U7 2.15pm, U9 3.15pm, U12 4.15pm.

Thursday’s; After school hurling Mullagh Community Sports Centre, U7 2.15pm, U9 3.15pm, U12 4.15pm.

Friday’s; After school hurling Shercock AC, U7 1.50pm, U9 2.50, U12 3.50.

Club contacts;

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

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

Tullyvin Musical Society: Tullyvin Musical Society takes to the stage of the Tullyvin Community Centre, for a five-night run of “The Little Shop of Horrors” from Tuesday 17th  – Saturday 21st  October 2023. With a live orchestra, a stellar young cast and crew, and a man-eating plant,  this hilarious Broadway Musical classic will make you laugh, cry, and think twice about buying a new houseplant!Tickets from €18 – €22 (+booking fee) are available on or directly on our ticket sales phone line 087-2538929.  Thank you for your support.