Ballinakill news



Walkers meet every morning at 9.30 am in the square for a walk around the Tea Rooms up to Heywood Gardens. All Welcome

Cemetery Masses

Knock Friday August 2nd 8pm. Ballinakill Sunday August 4th 7pm.


Bingo continues every Monday night in the hall on the square at 8.30 pm. Over €1,200 in prize money, raffle also.

Parish Pilgrimage

Ballinakill Parish Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine takes place on Sunday, August 11. Names as soon as possible to Kathleen Walsh, Ballinakill & Peggy Costigan, Spink. Kathleen 085 177 9724 and Peggy 057 8731287

Spink GAA Field Day

Spink GAA will hold their annual field day on 18th of August from 2pm. All are welcome. A great family fun day out. Fun Walk/Run for Vita. The annual fundraiser for Vita is on Friday the 9th of August at 7pm. All walkers and runners young and old are welcome. 5km route in Ballyouskill. Entry free is €5 per person. Sponsorship cards are available from any committee member. All are welcome. Please support.

Ballypickas GAA

Ballypickas Hurling Club are holding a golf classic in Portlaoise golf club on Saturday the 3rd of August. Team of 4 - €80 or sponsor a tee box €50, half box €25. For information on timesheet contact Billy on 087 767 4723 or the clubhouse on 057 8661557. Prize for non GUI team.

Wedding Bells

Congrats to Linsey Kelly & Michael Mansfield who were married recently in Pullough, Co Offaly. Michael is the son of Liam and Peggy Mansfield of Sampson’s Court. The reception was held in the Tullamore Court Hotel. The happy couple are honeymooning in Crete.


There were 8 tables. Winners on 10 games were Mary Kelly & Noreen Ryan, Peter Coffey & Peter Delaney & Sean O’Shea & Gerry Kelly. Raffle winners were Josie Garret, Mary Kelly, Dean O Shea and Mick Higgins. There will be a €10 game week and more local support would be appreciated.