Bingo will be held in the Old School Community Hall for the foreseeable future due to renovations in the Old Hall. Over €1,200 in prize money, also a raffle on the night. Come and enjoy a great night out and you might be lucky.

Parish Lotto

Numbers 4, 10, 13, 27. No winner. €20 each to Elsie O Shea, Des Kennedy, Alice Kennedy, Jim Ryan, The Lacey Family, Mary, Pauline Marum, A&S Hamm, Martin Carroll and Maureen O Connell. Next week’s jackpot €3,800.

Flu Vaccine

Dr Madden will administer the flu vaccine to anyone who requires it, and he encourages people to get the vaccine now before the cold weather arrives.

Temple Street

Trick or Treat for Temple Street Hospital, Halloween fancy dress night in aid of Temple Street will be held on Friday November 1 in Headens Bar in Spink. Music by the Shakers and there will be lots of spot prizes on the night.

Christmas Fair

The date for our Christmas fair has been set for Sunday December 15.

Vita - Friends of Fr. Doheny

Ballymartin native Father Kevin Doheny founded Vita in 1989. Originally called Refugee Trust International (RTI), Vita enables and empowers rural households and communities in Africa to build sustainable livelihoods. The AGM of the local committee will be held on Thursday October 31 at 8pm in the Community Hall in Ballyouskill. Committee members old and new are welcome to attend.

Active Retirement

Active retirement continues every Wednesday in the Old School Community Hall, commencing at 1pm with dinner. All are welcome.


There was 7 tables. Winners on 12 games were Sean O Shea and Gerry Kelly, Michael Carter and Tom Fenlon. Runners up on 10 games were Johnny and Catherine Dalton, Paddy Sheeran and Kate Walsh, Willie Gorman and P Delaney, Vera Brennan and Theresa Delahunty. Raffle winners were Pat Foley, Mary Kelly, Sadie Chester and John Mooney.

Laois community forum awards

Application forms for the 2013 Laois Community Forum Awards are now available​. Entry deadline extended to Thursday, November 7​ before 5pm. There are five ​c​ategories in the ​g​roup/​c​lubs section while there is also an Unsung Hero Award. Application forms can be downloaded from

Late Michael Brannigan

Condolences to the family of the late Michael Brannigan of Low Hill, Ballinakill who died suddenly on Thursday, October 17. Beloved husband of Maura, loving father of Marie, Eddie, Gráinne and Alísh he is also sadly missed by his sisters, extended family, relatives and friends. Reposed at his residence with removal to the Church of the Assumption, Ballyouskill for funeral mass followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Donations if desired, to the Irish Heart Foundation.

Late Fr Thomas inGoldsby

Condolences to the family of the late Rev Fr Thomas (S.D.B.) formerly Salesians, Ballinakill who died on Sunday, October 20 peacefully at Abbot Close Nursing Home, Askeaton, Co. Limerick. Deeply regretted by his nephews, nieces, relatives many friends in Ireland and Britain and his Salesian Brothers. Reposed at the Salesian Community, Pallaskenry, Limerick followed by Removal to the College Chapel. Requiem mass tomorrow followed by burial afterwards in the Salesian Community Cemetery.