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


Bingo in the Old School Community Hall for the foreseeable future due to renovations in the old hall. Over €1,200 in prize money, also a raffle on the night. Come and enjoy a great night and be lucky.

Knock Threshing

Our inaugural Knock threshing event which was held on Sunday September 15 was a great success. The sun shone eventually, the crowds came and a great day was had by all. On behalf of Knock NS parents association and board of management we would sincerely like to thank all parents, family, friends and everyone who helped out.

Parish Lotto

Numbers 6,9,13,20. No winner. €20 each to Billy Lacey, Mark Kirwan, Molly Foley, Mary Whelan, Theresa Byrne, Martin Carroll, Sheila Hosey, Frances Murphy, Elizabeth O Beirne, K McDonald.


There was six tables. Winners on 11 games were Tom Moore, Fint Phelan. Runners up on 10 games were Joe Cass, Eileen Carroll. Raffle winners were Willie O Gorman, Sean O Shea, Mem Dunphy and Mary Kelly.

Ballinakill vintage

After last year’s success in Portlaoise, the Ballinakill Vintage and Classic Car Owners Club have decided to run the indoor vintage show event again on the Sunday of the October Bank Holiday between 11am and 4.30pm at the Laois Shopping Centre Portlaoise with funds to Portlaoise Lions Club. Registration on Saturday 26.

Late Julia Ryan

Condolences to the family of the late Juliay Ryan (née Ging) of Lisnagammon, Spink, who died on September 27. Deeply regretted by her loving sons Thomas and John, daughters Catherine, Margaret, Anna, Majella, Theresa and Marybridget, sisters, brothers extended, family relatives and friends. Reposed at her son John’s residence (Lisnagammon). Removal to St Brigid’s Church, Ballinakill for funeral mass on followed by burial in St Brigid’s Cemetery, Ballinakill.