Heritage week

Heritage week

Heywood Gardens Tour on August 25 2-3pm. Booking required. Contact Heywood Gardens - OPW E T 087 667 5291


There was 8 tables. Winners on 14 games were Vera Brennan and Theresa Muldowney. Runners up Tom Fenlon and Mick Higgins, the Muldowneys. raffle winners Michael Carter, Neddy Delaney, Mick Kennedy and Veronica.


Knock Parents Association & Board of Management welcome Crystal Swing to the Manor hotel Abbeyleix for our Harvest Moon Dance on Saturday, August 16. Raffle and refreshments on the night. Support by Bare foot Jenny. Tickets through the Manor hotel Abbeyleix or tel 086 8270189. The night will also serve as a launch for our Threshing Day on Deightons farm beside the hall in Knock on Sunday, September 14. Bring your dancing shoes and support a great cause!!

Juvenile Fishing

Ballinakill Fishing recently ran a Juvenile Competition - a great evening was had by all. Results are 1st Jack Delaney 6lbs 13 ozs, 2nd Kieran Costelo 3lb2ozs, 3rd James Doheney 2lbs 8ozs. 4th Cian o Shaughnessey1lb15ozs, 5th Kian Mansfield 1lb8ozs, 6th Cathal o Shaughnessey 7 1/2 ozs.

Ballinakill Vintage Festival

Ballinakill Vintage Festival is on Sunday, August 17. Lots of attractions on the day. Display of Vintage Cars, Tractors and antique engines

Angling Competition; Car boot Sale; juvenile hurling finals - presentation of cup and medals at closing of the festival; Vintage dress (outfits available). Prizes for best dressed man/woman; Bouncing Castle and lots of extra surprises on the day. Live music all day with Abbeyfolk and local musicians.

Welcome to all our visitors and lets make the village buzz.

Swimming Pool

Ballinakill Swimming Pool open daily.


Bingo every Monday night in the hall on the square starts at 8.30pm. Over €1,200 in prizes every week. Rraffle. More local support would be appreciated.