5k fun run and walk on Saturday August 2 at 6.30pm.

Meeting at Old School Community Hall from 5.30pm for an enjoyable picturesque route around lakes and woods.

Adults €5, kids under 12 free. Light refreshments afterwards.

Parish lotto

Numbers 3, 9, 17, 18. No winner.

€20 each to Marie Delaney, Marnie Egan, William and Anne Flanagan, Marnie Egan, Alice Walsh, Celine Cahill, Maureen Cullinane, Liz Whelan, Irene Delaney, Jim McDonald.

Next week’s jackpot €2,600.


Bingo is held every Monday night in the hall on the square starting at 8.30pm. Over €1,200 in prizes every week. There is also a raffle.

More local support would be appreciated. Come and enjoy and you might be lucky.

Ballypickas GAA

Ballypickas GAA golf classic takes place on Saturday July 19 in Portlaoise Golf Club. Only €80 per team and light refreshments will be provided. Your support of this fundraising event is much appreciated. Non GUI teams welcome.

Walks Festival

Get into walking workshop, as part of the Laois Walks Festival, takes place at the community hall in Ballinakill on Friday, July 25 at 6.30pm.

For more details call Ann 087 7749281. The workshop is followed by a 5km family walk starting at the Square by Masslough and through Heywood Estate. Starts 7.30pm.