Ballypickas Field Day will take place on Sunday July 21, from 2pm in the GAA grounds with events for all the family. We will hold a number for events for free - kids races, skills competition, & a Juvenile Hurling Blitz for Under-8’s, Under-10’s & Under-12’s, with medals for all participants. We also have over 20 fun fundraising events, including: Dog Show, Face Painting, Tatoos, Meggers, Bowls, Ring Toss, ‘Turf-Stacking’ Competition, refreshments, and much more. On Field Day we will gunge someone - the person with the most nominations will be gunged. Free adm. All welcome.


In aid of Ballyroan Church Building Fund takes place on Sunday August 4 in Whelans. Music by Richie Kavanagh and tickets are on sale locally. There will be a raffle on the night. 1st prize €100, 2nd prize bottle of whiskey and 3rd prize hamper.

Turbine gig

Rock Against the Machine. The clock is counting down to a great night out in O’Loughlin’s Hotel, Portlaoise on July 19, 9pm. Five of our brilliant local bands are playing at a gig organised to support “People Over Wind”.

This going to be an unforgettable evening of live music, with something for everyone to enjoy. POW (People Over Wind) are a community group raising awareness of the potential impacts of the planned large scale wind farm development across Laois and neighboring counties. The line-up at the gig is as follows: The Perfect Skins, James O’Connor, Wally

Terry Byrne, David Bowe. Entry is €10 on the door.

Money raised will be used to contribute towards campaign materials and potential legal costs.