Congrats to Scully’s Lounge & Bar on their big win in the Leinster Express “Pub of the Year awards”. Its a great honour for the village and anyone looking for the “Best Pint of Guinness” will be guaranteed to get one in Scullys. Well done again to Eileen and all the staff.


Its great news to hear that the planning application for the new primary school in Ballyroan has been submitted to Laois County Council this month. This is a major step forward for our community after a very long process and it is hoped that we will have a positive outcome before the end of this year. This would then enable us to move forward and hopefully be placed on the Department of Education School Building programme in early 2014. Cathairleach Mary Sweeney has assured us that she will continue to work very hard on this issue and will keep us updated as it progresses.


Ballyroan Playgroup, ‘Kids & Koffee’ takes place every Friday 10am - 12pm in the Ballyroan Community Hall. It costs just €3 per household and all parents, childminders and pre-school children 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.


Will hold a Social Night in Scully’s Lounge on Sat Nov 9. Music is provided by Har+Joe Up Front and everyone is welcome. There will be plenty of music and craic and all proceeds will go to Abbeyleix Distict Hospital and Sue Ryder Foundation. More info available from 086 3058010.