There was 8 tables. Winners on 11 games were Gerry Kelly and Mick Holland. On 10 games were Mary Kelly and Noreen Ryan, Eugene Murphy and Josie Garrett, Paddy Delaney and Willie Gorman. Raffle winners were Grace O’Neill, Grace O Neill, Fint Phelan, Noel Sullivan.

Dublin Mini Marathon

A bus is going to the Dublin City Marathon on Monday the 1st of June. The bus is leaving the square at 10 o clock. Anyone interested in going contact K Walsh on 05787 33391 or Liza Moore on 087 973 6390.

Holy Communion

Congratulations to the children in Knock National School who made their first holy communion on Sunday morning last. A big thank you also to their teacher Ms Comerford and to Mr. O Keeffe.

Cuisle Collection

The Cuisle Cancer Support Centre church gate collection takes place at Ballinakill church on Saturday / Sunday May 30 & 31. Support appreciated.

Laois Hospice

Hospice Sunflower Day is one of the most popular fundraising events in Laois each year and is a major source of income for Laois Hospice. It is now in its 25th year. Laois Hospice Sunflower Day 2015 will take place on Friday, June 5 throughout the county. To volunteer an hour for Sunflower Day please contact Mary Delaney, Secretary Laois Hospice Foundation at 086 8157280.

1916 RISING Grants

Grants are now available for community groups and organisations planning to organise events or projects relating to the Centenary of the 1916 Rising. Detail of grants including application forms etc are on the website of Laois County Council at The closing date for receipt of completed applications is June 12.


Kettlebells continue every Tuesday and Thursday evening in the Old School Community Hall from 7 - 8pm. All ages welcome. No equipment needed, it’s all provided. Fully qualified instructors. New 4 week course commencing on Thursday the 16th of April. All are welcome.