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Coill an Chollaigh
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Bailieborough or Bailieboro (Irish: Coill an Chollaigh, meaning "the wood of the boar") is a town in County Cavan, Ireland. As of 2016[update], its population was 2,683. Bailieborough's proximity to the M3 motorway has made it a commuter town.
Before the Plantation of Ulster, the area covered by the town was known as Killechally, Killycolly and Killycollie (Irish: Coill an Chollaigh). William Bailie, a Scottish "Undertaker", was granted the lands of Tonergie (Tandragee) in East Breffnie by James I. By 1613 he had built a fortified house and enclosed the demesne by 1629.
The house was damaged by fire in 1918 and eventually completely demolished in the late 1930s.
The town's amenities include a secondary school (Bailieborough community school),a leisure centre, with a gym, swimming pool, sauna and steam room, many playing pitches and local walks and many lakes surrounding the town, it has also many shopping units and has had many new additions to the town such as Tesco, restaurants and clothing shops. The area is well known and renowned for its lakes and forests. The town is well known for the many public houses that line the main street many serving food as well as beverages.
Points of interest in the surrounding area include a scenic vantage point over Lough an Lae, the scenery and nature of castle lake and town lake (situated within the town), and the parishes of Killan and Knockbride.
- William Bailie (died 1664), Bishop of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh
- Edward Frederick Clarke (1850–1905), Mayor of Toronto
- John B. Cosgrave (born 1946), Mathematician and number theorist
- Mick Finnegan, President of the Workers' Party of Ireland
- James Kelly (1929-2003)
- Lord Lisgar (1807–1876), died at Lisgar House (Bailieborough Castle)
- T P McKenna (1929-2011)), actor and director
- James Owens (1827–1901), recipient of the Victoria Cross
- Francis Sheehy-Skeffington (1878–1916), suffragist, pacifist and writer
- Cillian Sheridan (born 1989), association football player
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- "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Bailieborough". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 2019-01-18.
- "Coill an Chollaigh/Bailieborough". Placenames Database of Ireland. Government of Ireland - Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Dublin City University. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
- "Bailieborough Community School". www.bailieborocs.ie. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
- "Regional Services by County". Bus Éireann. Retrieved 2019-01-18.