Spink Comhaltas

Spink Comhaltas

Registration for Spink Comhaltas Under 18 music classes is on Friday September 12 between 7pm and 8.30pm in Knock Hall, Spink. 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. Expressions of interest for adult music classes are being taken now, and can be sent back or recorded in Heritage House, Abbeyleix. It is hoped to commence adult music classes from the end of September in Abbeyleix. Looking forward to seeing all existing members returning, and hopefully many new members joining.


Introduction to Millinery is being held on the weekend October 11/12 in Ballinakill. Free hatbox on completion. Contact 087 6274259 / for more information.

Parish Lotto

Numbers 6, 8, 18, 25. No Winner. €20 each to Eilis Phelan, Willie Cass, Rosin Fleming, Jim Fitzpatrick, Ciaran Holland, Maggie Carter, Michael Kenny, Sheila Hosey, Rory & Ciaran Headen, Noreen Ryan.


Bingo every Monday night in the hall on the square starting at 8.30 pm. Over €1,200 in prizes every week. Raffle also. More local support would be appreciated as crowds have dropped recently. Come along you might be lucky.

Climb for Lewis

Michael Chambers and Ales Soucek are doing a climb in Mayo on September 21 in aid of a little boy called Lewis who suffers from Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive muscle wasting disease for which there is no cure. They intend to climb the spine of the Nephin Beg mountains starting in Bangor and ending up in Mulranny. The mammoth task across very rough terrain. Lewis is a grandson of Paddy & the late Margaret Walsh of Drimeterrill. Sponsorship cards in the shops/pubs/post office in the coming days. Please support this worthy cause. See Facebook “ Climb for Lewis”.


There were eight tables. Winners on 10 games were: Sean O’Shea & Phil Delaney, Eugene Murphy & J Garrett, Pat Foley & Pat Dunphy. Raffle winners were M Kelly, Mem Dunphy, Michael Carter.

Crossroads Youth Group

Crossroads Youth Group meet on Friday, September 12 in the Hall in the square after the summer break. All welcome.

Juvenile soccer

Training for children born in 2006 on Tuesday evening from 7 to 8pm and children born 2005 on Friday evening from 7 to 8pm. Trials for older age groups contact Mick at 0872765871 Abbeyleix Juvenile Soccer Club.