Walkers continue to meet every morning at 9.30am in the square for a walk around the Tea Rooms up to Heywood Gardens. All welcome.


Bingo will be held 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 on the night. Come and enjoy a great night out and you might be lucky.

Parish Lotto

Numbers 1, 4, 22, 24. No winner. €20 each to Amy Dunne, Sam Young, Rachel Marum, Brigid Kavanagh, Sheila Drury, Sean Mansfield, Theresa Byrne, Peggy Mansfield, Ciara Lalor, Mick and Sheila. Next week’s jackpot €3,600.


There was 7 tables. Winners on 12 games were Tom Fenlon and Mick Higgins, Sean O Shea and Jerry Kelly. Runners up on 10 games were Marie Simms and Josie Garrett. Raffle winners were Willie Gorman, Jerry Kelly, Mary Farrell and Neddy Delaney.

Ballinakill vintage

After the success of last year’s indoor static car show held in Portlaoise, the Ballinakill Vintage and Classic Car Owners Club have decided to run this charity event again on the Sunday of the October Bank Holiday between 11am and 4.30pm in the Laois Shopping Centre, which will attract visitors and exhibitors from all over Ireland. Entertainment will be provided for young and old throughout the day and a special display area this year will feature the Titanic Silver Ghost and an Ariel Atom along with many other rare vehicles from the past century and beyond.

The major difference in this and other shows is the fact that it takes place indoors. No cover charge for exhibitors or visitors, a collection will take place on the day for this year’s nominated charity, Portlaoise Lions Club. Registration of exhibitors will start on Saturday 26. Car clubs attending are advised to pre-book and all vehicles should be in position before 11am as space will be limited after this time and may not leave before 4.30pm. No engines will be permitted to run during the show times and all vehicles must provide own insurance and sign indemnity forms.

Contact Pat Flynn, show secretary, Ballinakill Vintage and Classic Car Club.