Parish Lotto

Parish Lotto

Numbers 7,8,21,22. No Winner. €20 each to Margaret Moore, Breda Fitzpatrick, Julia Ruth, Sheila Carter, Treasa Fitzpatrick, Joe Foyle, Ger Dunphy, Tony Walsh, Billy Lacey, Paddy Clancy. Next weeks jackpot €2,200.


There was 8 tables. Winners on 11 games were The Daltons. Runners up on 10 games were Billy Kirby and Tommy White, Grace and Anita Foley, Tom Moore and Fint Phelan, Sean O Shea and Phil Doheny, Mary Kelly and Dick Costigan, Pat Foley and Paddy Dunphy. Raffle winners were Tom Fenlon, Grace O Neill, Pat Foley and Paddy Prendergast.


Vita is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding by Fr. Kevin Doheny on Sunday July 13 with Mass at 3pm in the Doheny Homested, Ballinalacken, Ballinakill.

Vincent de Paul Shop

This new shop is now open in Abbeyleix in Moynans. People are invited to donate clothes, furniture, books, music (CD’s/DVD’s), toys and games in good condition. All items sold in the shop will be to help individuals and families in the local community, your help will be most welcome.

Dog Fouling

Concern has been expressed about the level of dog fouling in the village, particularly around the Churches and school. People are asked to clean up after their animals as it is a legal requirement to do so. Don’t forget your “pooper scooper”.

Parents Association

Ballinakill Parents Association would like to thank everyone who came to the end of year disco. A great fun evening had by all. They would also like to wish everyone in sixth class the very best of luck as they move onto secondary school. Thanks also for all the support during the year. Welcome to Allison Ritchie and Sandra Lacey our newly elected members of the committee and thanks to Linsey Kelly and Bridget Moore for all their contributions and help over the last number of years.

swimming pool

Ballinakill swimming pool will reopen on Sunday, July 6, with an opening day party from 1pm. All are welcome to come along. Times are yet to be confirmed and people can check the Ballinakill Facebook page to keep updated on swimming times.

Walks Festival

Get into walking workshop as part of the Laois Walks Festival takes place on at the community hall in Ballinakill on Friday, July 25 at 6.30pm. Contact Ann 087 7749281. The workshop will be followed by a 5km family walk starting at the Square by Masslough and through Heywood Estate. Starts 7.30pm. There are walks in Spink and Abbeyleix during the festival.

Active Retired

Ballinakill Active Retirement Group have now finished up for the summer. The annual summer outing has been arranged for Tuesday, July 15. Meetings will resume on Wednesday the 10th of September. The committee wish everyone an enjoyable summer.