Walkers meet every morning at 9.30am in the square.


Bingo will be held in the Old School Community Hall. Over €1,200 in prize money, also a raffle on the night.

Parish Lotto

Numbers were 4, 8, 17, 27. No winner. €20 each to Mary Farrell, Neddy Delaney, Collins Family, Sheila Hosey, Kevin Nichola and Harry Doyle, Joe Cass, Nuala Finnegan, Sheila Hosey, A&S Kennedy and Mary Quinlan. Next week’s jackpot €3,400.


There was 7 tables. Winners on 11 games were Johnny and Catherine Dalton, Martin Delaney and Peter Walsh. Raffle winners were Mary Kelly, Grace O Neill, Eilis Phelan and Sean O Shea. Cards start at 8.30pm on Wednesday night.

Ballinakill vintage

After the success of last year’s indoor static car show held in Portlaoise, the Ballinakill Vintage and Classic Car Owners Club have decided to run this charity event again on the Sunday of the October Bank Holiday between 11am and 4.30pm.

Once again this well lit and spacious venue provided by Laois Shopping Centre will attract visitors and exhibitors from all over Ireland to this show which is centrally located in Co Laois and easily accessible from most corners of Ireland, on what is probably the last event of the year. Entertainment will be provided for young and old throughout the day and a special display area this year will feature the Titanic Silver Ghost and an Ariel Atom along with many other rare vehicles from the past century and beyond.

The major difference in this and other shows is the fact that it takes place indoors and not only are the exhibitors protected from the elements but the visitors also, with two more covered car parks provided along with the exhibition space. All other amenities including shops, cafés and toilets are under the same roof and easily found by escalator or lift.

There is no cover charge for exhibitors or visitors, a collection will take place on the day for this year’s nominated charity, Portlaoise Lions Club. Registration of exhibitors will start on Saturday 26 but all stall holders and business interests must book their space at least two weeks in advance.

Car clubs attending are advised to pre-book and all vehicles should be in position before 11.00am as space will be limited after this time and may not leave before 4.30pm. No engines will be permitted to run during the show times and all vehicles must provide own insurance and sign indemnity forms.

Pat Flynn

Show Secretary, Ballinakill Vintage and Classic Car Club