Ballinakill vintage

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. Te event will be held a the Laois Shopping Centre Portlaoise with funds raised to the Portlaoise Lions Club.

LATE Mary Duff

The area was saddened to learn of the passing of Mary Duff. A resident of Aughnacross, Mary had spent ninety years in her home-place, where she resided with her late brother Henry on their farm until three years ago. The Duffs are one of the longest-established families in this parish, with historical records showing that they have lived in Aughnacross for centuries. Mary will be missed by her neighbours and friends in the locality where her kindly and cheerful personality endeared her to many. She resided at Sybil Hill Nursing Home, Raheny for the past few years. Requiem Mass was celebrated at the Nursing Home by Rev Jim .Fingleton. Her remains were removed to Dysart Graveyard where Rev Sean Conlon P.P. led the prayers, prior to burial in the family plot. Her passing is mourned by her nephews, niece, sister-in-law,cousins, neighbours and friends.


Walkers meet every morning at 9.30 am 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. Come and enjoy a great night.


There was 6 tables. Winners on 10 games were Eugene Murphy and Mary Farrell, Kate Walsh and Paddy Sheeran, Anita Duggan and Grace O Neill. Raffle winners were Tom Reilly, Anita Duggan, Mary Kelly and Paddy Walsh. More support would be appreciated.


Numbers 7,9,13,16. No Winner. €20 each to Spink Development, Pat Delaney, Ned Moore, Mc Weys Garryglass, Pat Collins, Margaret Hanlon, Anne Kelly, Donal Walsh, Aoibh & Rion and Josie Dayton. Next weeks jackpot €2,800.