Athletics may just be the hottest trend to hit Ballyroan-Abbey after the remarkable success of the McDonalds in Ireland’s Fittest Family.
Ballyroan-Abbey GAA Club’s annual Christmas 5km Family Fun Run was organised in conjunction with the local Ballyroan-Abbeyleix and District Athletic Club for walkers and runners alike.
Crowds worked off the Christmas dinners and swapped Santa stories with lots of prizes for adults and juvenile runners on the day.
St Stephen’s Day was a highly busy day all around Laois – with a serious amount of events around the county to keep the crowds entertained.
Ballyroan, Clonaslee, Durrow and Gathabawn were among some the places that held organised walks or runs.
Laois Hospice held their annual St Stephen’s Day walk in Clonaslee to massive crowds yet again this year.
Another annual charity walk and a great excuse to get out and about was the Gathabawn Loop walk. This year’s charities were Lisdowney Saint Vincent De Paul and Gathabawn Rural Development Group.
There was also plenty of live music around the county on the day.
You can see some great photos from the St Stephen’s Day event in Ballyroan below.