Ballyroan Parents Association is holding a Table Quiz at Whelans Pub, Ballyroan, on Friday, 15 November at 9.30 pm. It’s €30 to enter team of 4, and there are loads of super prizes to be won Don’t worry if you don’t have a team - just come along and we’ll put one together for you.


Ballyroan Christmas Tree cards are now on sale from Ryan’s Shop in Ballyroan and Mulhall’s Super Value in Portlaoise. They can also be purchased from Mary Sweeney (Mob: 087-2423772). 5 Xmas cards for €10 in aid of the Christmas Tree Fund.

A lovely memento of Ballyroan Village at Christmas at home and abroad.


Congrats to Scully’s Lounge and Bar on their big win in the Leinster Express “Pub of the Year awards”. Its a great honour for the village and anyone looking for the “Best Pint of Guinness” will be guaranteed to get one in Scullys.

Well done again to Eileen and all the staff.


Its great news to hear that the planning application for the new primary school in Ballyroan has been submitted to Laois County Council this month. This is a major step forward for our community after a very long process and it is hoped that we will have a positive outcome before the end of this year. This would then enable us to move forward and hopefully be placed on the Department of Education School Building programme in early 2014. Cathairleach Mary Sweeney has assured us that she will continue to work very hard on this issue and will keep us updated as it progresses.


Ballyroan Playgroup, ‘Kids & Koffee’ takes place every Friday 10am - 12pm in the Ballyroan Community Hall. It costs just €3 per household and all parents, childminders and pre-school children are very welcome. Its a community-run group and a great place to meet and make friends over a cup of tea or beaker of juice! If you’d like to join us, call Kyra on 0860651485, or just come along on Friday.