Ballyroan Playgroup, ‘Kids & Koffee’ takes place every Friday 10am - 12pm in the Ballyroan Community Hall. We have loads of toys for kids of all ages - from baby toys & building blocks to soft play & pop up tents - and plenty of space for everyone to have fun & interact. It costs just €3 per household and all parents, childminders and pre-school children/toddlers/babies are very welcome. Its a community-run group and a great place to meet and make friends over a cup of tea or beaker of juice! If you’d like to join us, call Kyra on 0860651485, or just come along on Friday.


Ballyroan ICA resumes activities after the Summer break this Tues Sept 9 and all members are asked to attend.


Ballyroan Abbey have recently purchased socks and togs for all juvenile team members from u14s down to u8s. This was made possible with the help of a number of sponsors which the club would like to express their thanks to.

Our main sponsors are Seamus & Gerdy Mulhall of Super Value Portlaoise. Thanks also to Noel Delaney of Grant Thornton, Abbeyleix CU, Clelands Abbeyleix, The Manor Hotel Abbeyleix, Tom Whelan of Ballyroan Stone Works, MJ Tierney of Topaz, Jim Whelan Publican, Derek Dunne, Bosco Whelan of Jet Stone and Michael Fitzpatrick of Grassland Agro.


Dance classes have commenced at Abbeyleix Golf Clubhouse on Wednesdays at 8pm. A few male dancers required. The show will be in the Heritage Hotel on October 4.

For further details please phone 0868180153


Registration for Under 18 music classes is on Friday September 12 between 7pm and 8.30pm in Knock Hall, Spink. There is a strong Ballyroan association with Comhaltas. The parish have a history of national success through the multiple golden victories of the Ballyroan half set in All Ireland dancing competitions.

All musicians who have instruments on loan from the instrument bank must return the instruments for inspection on that evening.

Any musicians who wish to apply for an instrument from the bank should do so that evening, or by email in advance

Music classes start on Friday September 19 at 7pm in Spink.

Looking forward to seeing all existing members returning, and hopefully many new members joining.