The annual fundraiser for Vita, Friends of Fr Doheny will take place on Friday 9th of August at 7pm. All walkers/runners young and old welcome for 5km route in Ballyouskill. Entry €5 per person, alternatively sponsorship cards are available from firstname.lastname@example.org Spot prizes, entertainment and refreshments on the night. All support gratefully appreciated for this local charity, working towards ending poverty, by increasing the sustainability of people’s lives in Ethiopia.
Walkers meet every morning at 9.30 am in the square for a walk around the Tea Rooms up to Heywood Gardens. All Welcome
Bingo continues every Monday night in the hall on the square at 8.30 pm. Over €1,200 in prize money,also a raffle on the night. Come along for a night out and a laugh.
Ballinakill Parish Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine takes place on Sunday the 11th of August. Please give your names as soon as possible if your interested in going to Kathleen Walsh in Ballinakill and Peggy Costigan in Spink. Kathleen can be contacted on 085 177 9724 and Peggy can be contacted on 057 8731287
Spink Field Day
Spink GAA will hold their annual field day on 18th of August from 2pm. Lots of Activities for all. Regional Dog Show. Refreshments and BBQ all day. All are welcome. A great family fun day out.
Ballinakill Juvenile Club are holding a field day on Saturday the 10th of August starting at 2pm in the hurling field. Lots of activities for young and old. Come and enjoy a great day out.
The committee of the Noel Duggan Vintage Rally would like to thank everyone who supported the recent vintage day. The numbers were down on last year but a great day had by all who were there.
Crossroads Youth Club
Crossraods youth club would like to thank everyone who supported their recent fundraising day at the Vintage rally. Thanks to everyone who donated and bought from their brick n brack sale and thanks to everyone who donated/ purchased from the coffee shop which was run in the community hall for the day of the Vintage. your support is greatly appreciated.
Numbers 9, 15, 20 and 28. One Winner, Mary Ryan, Lowhill. €20 each to Jim Walsh, Michael Kenny, Michael Carter, Alice and Colm Rowan, Margaret Keohane, Peggy Costigan, Joe Foyle, Pat and Anne Lawlor, Tony Walsh and Tony Purcell. Congratulations to Mary.
There was 8 tables. Winnes on 12 games Larry Mahony and Liam Dunphy, Peter Coffey and Peter Delaney, Eileen Carroll and Ned Delaney. Winners in the raffle were Paddy Walsh, Catherine Brennan, Mary Theresa Delaney, Paddy Dunphy and Pat Foley.
Bishop Denis Nulty
Fr Denis Nulty has been ordained Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin. The ceremony took place on Sunday the 4th of August at 3pm in Carlow Cathedral. The chief consecrator was Archbishop Diarmuid Martin assisted by Bishop Michael Smith of Meath and the Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown. Homily was given by Monsignor Brendan Byrne who has served as Diocesan Administrator for the past three years. The parish of Ballinakill was represented by John Fitzpatrick who carried the Parish Banner, Margaret Mc Donald and Willie Stone.
Ballinakill Community Alert
Ballinakill Community Alert are holding a meeting on Tuesday the 6th of August (tonight) in the Old School Community Hall at 7.30pm. All are welcome.