Parish Lotto

Parish Lotto

Numbers 6, 14, 18, 28. No winner. €20 each to Anne Marie Mc Grath, Eileen Carroll, Margaret Keohane, Jack Delaney, Rachel Fitzpatrick, Lady Di, Lizzie Keyes, Michael O Reilly, Donal O Callaghan, Sheila Hosey. Next week’s jackpot €5,200

First Holy Communion

The children in Ballinakill NS are busy preparing for their First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 17 at 11am in St. Brigids Church. Best of luck to everyone involved and a big thank you to their teacher Ms. Murphy for all her help.

Civil Defence

Durrow Civil Defence currently have a number of positions open within the unit. If you are interested in volunteering in this emergency service and you are over 18, why not call us on 086 349 1317.

Fashion Show

Spink GAA, Spink ICA and Spink Development Association fashion show on April 24 at 8pm in the Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow. Clothes from local shops. Compere Marnie Mc Guire stylist and image consultant. Tickets €10.

Knock Threshing DVD

The Knock Threshing 2013/2014 Steam & Oats DVD is out now! The DVD’s are €12 & are available from Knock NS or you can contact Marie on (085)1196789.

Ballinakill Bingo

The committee would like to ask for local support. We have over €1,000 every week in prize money and there is also a raffle. Bingo is on every Monday night in the hall on the square at 8.30pm. Come and enjoy a relaxing night and you might be lucky.

Late Mary DALTON

Condolences to the family of the late Mary Dalton (née O’Reilley) Sliabh Alainn, Ballypickas / Ballinakill who died on April 14. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Ray, daughter Emma, sons Jack and Adam, her loving father Michael, brothers Michael, Joe, Colin and John, sister Geraldine, extended family, relatives and friends. Reposed at her residence. Removal to St Brigid’s Church, Ballinakill for Funeral Mass. Burial immediately afterwards in St Brigid’s Cemetery. Donations to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

Heywood fundraiser

Heywood Community School, walk, run and cycle fundraiser on Sunday, May 3. 50% of proceeds for new flooring in school and 50% for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. Support from past pupils, present pupils and parents greatly appreciated.

Cycle: 10 am registration: 9am

Run/walk: 11am register 10am.

Choose from 5km walk or run; 20km or 50km cycle. Adults €10, Students €5, Primary School children €3

Supervised parking, changing rooms & showers available.

Refreshments provided.

Donations can also be made to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland on the morning of the event.

Scenic route around school grounds for walk & run.


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.