25th Vintage Rally

25th Vintage Rally

The 25th Ballyroan Vintage Rally takes place on Sunday, May 24 at the GAA grounds from 12pm. Pre 1980s vehicles - cars bikes tractors lorries entines. Post 1980 vehicles entry fee €5 & no plaque. Household & farmyard equipment. Plenty to interest the whole family. Dog show host of classes. Bottle stalls and childrens amusements Burgers, pig on the spit, butter making. Weight throwing, Ballyroan Brass Band, farriers, model farm display. No exhibits after 1pm. This year the Windmill Vintage Tractor & Machinery Club is having a 100 Mile Vintage Tractor Run from Virgina in Co Cavan to Ballyroan.

Cuisle Collection

The Cuisle Cancer Support Centre church gate collection takes place at Ballyroan church on Saturday/Sunday, May 30 and 31. All support appreciated.


Athletics continues their popular running series in Raheen this Wednesday evening with registration from 6.30pm. The 5k fun run which starts at 7.30pm suits runners/walkers of all abilities with refreshments after in Eamon an Conaics. All welcome.

1916 RISING Grants

Grants are now available for community groups and organisations planning to organise events or projects relating to the Centenary of the 1916 Rising. The Ireland 2016 Laois Community Grants are being administered by Laois County Council, with funding and support from Ireland 2016, part of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Detail of grants including application forms and criteria are on the website of Laois County Council at The closing date for receipt of completed applications is June 12.