Walkers meet every morning at 9.30am 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 8.30pm.

Over €1,200 in prize money, also a raffle on the night.

Spink GAA

Spink GAA Club annual field day and regional dog show on Sunday August 18. Juvenile football matches on the day. Many fun activities including spin the wheel, bottle stall, meggar, bouncy castle, cart rides, pony rides and lots more. BBQ catering all afternoon.

Renovation for Education

Knock NS Parents Associations are holding a threshing day in Knock Community GAA field on Sunday September 15.


Congratulations to Caoimhe Simms who played a star role for Laois minor B in the All Ireland final vs Clare recently.

Irish Wheelchair Association

The Irish Wheelchair Association would like to thank everyone who supported their recent church gate collection. €180 was collected in Ballinakill and €110 collected in Knock.

Community Alert

Ballinakill Community Alert text service is now back up and running and they would like to remind people of the following.

Do not reply to texts unless you have something important to add to the original message, this is very important.

If you wish to be removed from the service text Anne on 087 1263 933.

Do not ring the number as the alarm is temporarily switched off.

When it is back up and running only ring if you need help or assistance.

If you do ring by mistake they would ask that you don’t send out a text to say it was an error. They hope to have this side of the system back up and running shortly.

Parish Lotto

Numbers 5, 9, 15, 21. Jackpot €2,000. One winner M&B Hamm. €20 each to Liam Costigan, Niall Rohan, Julia Headen, Kathleen Delaney, Theresa Muldowney, John & Brendan, Kevin Nicola & Harry, Billy Lacey, Paddy Delaney and Michelle O Sullivan.

Congratulations to M & B Hamm.

Next week’s jackpot €2,000.

Parish Lotto

Numbers 3, 10, 17, 28. No winner. Next week’s jackpot €2,200. €20 each to Linda Healy, Linda Walsh, Julia Headen, Kathleen Goucher, Ellen and Maeve Mc Grath, Paul and Ber Carroll, Der Connolly, Grainne Kenny, Seamus Dwyer, Emily Headen.

Recent Death

The entire area was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Kathleen Foyle (nee Daly) of Knock on July 26.

The late Kathleen who was pre-deceased by her husband John was the mother of Joe, Sean and Michael. She was a native of Ballycumber, County Offaly.

She bore her illness with great courage and dignity and she will be sadly missed by her family, friends and neighbours.

Kathleen was a popular member of the farming community in the Spink area.

Her passing is mourned by her sons, her sister Eilish, brother Michael, brothers in law, sisters in law, extended family and friends. She reposed at the Chapel of Repose, Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise with removal to St Lazerian’s Church, Knock on the Sunday evening.

Con celebrated requiem mass took place on Monday 29 with interment afterwards in St Brigid’s Cemetery, Ballinakill.


There were 7 tables. Winners on 12 games were Tom Moore and Fint Phelan.

Runners up on 10 games were Vera Brennan and Willie Reilly, Eugene Murphy and Mary Farrell, Anita Duggan and Joe Cass.

Raffle winners were Anita Duggan, Jimmy Muldowney, Mary Kelly, Tom Moore.

Cards will be held in the bingo hall for the next two weeks due to renovations in the hall.