Open Tuesday – Friday : 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday: 9.30 am – 3pm
Contact: Breda: 087 7820211: / Máire: 087 2424934
Is Féidir Linn!.
Proceeds to Enhance Ballon Village & Local School

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History in the making. Two suites of furniture being loaded up just in time for Christmas.  Huge thanks to the folks who donated furniture to Siopa Glas all year.

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16/12/15 – dressed at the shop

dressed at Siopa

and modeled at the Christmas Fair in Ballon on the 13/12/15.


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Siopa Glas Thrift Shop 2015 Nov


Biz Fest 2015. at Dolmen Hotel

supporting communities

Supporting our Community  through the  Siopa Glas


Fundraiser for Childcare Facility

Childcare at fundraiser

Pictured enjoying a cuppa at Siopa Glas Saturday the 7th. Heather Zerafa,  Andrea Zerafa, Jonah, Winnie ,Ethan and Stephen Rooney

Ballon Childcare Parents Fundraising Committee would like to thank everyone who came along to support our Annual Coffee Morning & Bake Sale in Siopa Glas! Thanks to each and everyone who donated goods, bought goods/raffle tickets & helped in running the event! We are sincerely grateful and appreciative of all the fantastic work put in by so many people!  And a special thanks to Siopa Glas and their wonderful staff for hosting the event!



Our three ambassadors with Alan Kelly Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government. And Paul Lynch from REPAK Ireland


Siopa Glas  held a special coffee morning to celebrate a special birthday for Volunteer Helen Walsh (seated on left) and to wish Marie O’ Leary well as her year working under the Tus Scheme came to an end.

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Also in the pic.  Ciara  Minchin, Marion Doyle, Kathleen Percy, Maire George and John Donoghue.


Dressing upKathleen Percy, Marion Doyle, and Breda Wray all dressed up.
Make up by Ciara Minchin of Siopa Glas. Just watch this space now for more news coming shortly on this front.
The Pakman/Repac awards night at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin went down a treat and the ladies had a great time. Well done to all our Volunteers and Tus Workers at the Siopa Glas, Ballon. The Community is proud of you.














Tea party

Tea Party at Siopa. Awaiting a VIP.

Breda, Marian, Anne, Maire Ciara, Sylwia an the web guy.

Michael, Carmel

Web guy and three ladies. One is called Carmel. Don’t know the others though.


Marian, Rebecca, Leanne, Breda, Amy and Maire

Garden club

Left to right back:  Máire George, Katie Brooks, Leanne Carroll, Alice Kelly, Rebecca Farrell, Darragh Reynolds, Calum Fisher, Bernie Mullins
Front left to right:  Hannah Curry, Aoibhe Connolly, Llynsey Ward, Amy Moloney, Joey Pender, Leah Whelan

Members of the new School Gardening Club

Michael, Sylwia, Ciara


Web guy Michael with Ciara and Sylwia. Going to dine in style!



Barn owl project

Ballon first class visit the  Barn owl Project  at Siopa Glas. Teacher  Sinead Maxwell and assistant Agnes Smithers



Ciara and her twin sister Eilish demonstrate their entrepreneurial skills.


BIG/Siopa Glas and the Village will feature in the Farmer’s Journal in October

Michaek Martin (Web guy) Margaret Hawkins (Farmer’s Journal)

Maire George (BIG Chair) Eileen Murphy (BIG Treasurer) Bernie Mullins (BIG Secretary)

Being interviewed today 19/9/15 as part of a series of articles by the Journal
on rural participation by voluntary groups.


Rehab Carlow were invited to Siopa for high teas and entertainment…………………




………………and an enjoyable time was had by all.


 CookersSize Matters! Do you have a large cooking Apple? Leave it into Siopa Glas and maybe get a prize for the biggest


Scudo sings for Maire and Oisin is the choir master.


Down Syndrome Carlow had a well supported cakes and coffee morning today. Here’s some of the supporters.

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Another satisfied customer.


Ballon Active Retirement Bowls Coffee Morning  in Siopa Glas, Main St., Ballon Saturday August 1st 2015.

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Tom Kealy,  Eileen Keal,y Pat O’ Callaghan,  Molly Muhall,   Dan Shield, Pietro Maccina

Tom Jordan and Tina Shiel

Tom Jordan and Tina Shiel


After the Makeover

Siopa Glas



We are delighted to have Ciara and her twin sister Eilish working with us at Siopa Glas.

Good quality fireside and rocking chairs just arrived. First come, first served.



Turning an old couch into a masterpiece. Angela Kirwan has created ‘Mollyanne’. All materials sourced at Siopa Glas.
Why not call to  Siopa Glas soon. Great time to pick up some summer bits and some books for the holidays.


EPA award 2014



Our two TUS workers say Goodbye.
Liam Dowling and Miley Reilly.
Thanks for a great years work in Ballon to both lads. We are sorry that the year went so fast. Best of luck in the future.

24/3/15 to all our viewers





Jimy Cummins preparing for a sleepover in Siopa

16/3/15 – to all our viewers




Zoe Doyle

Artist in residence for Siopa Glas.
Call in and see the wall art. Zoe is also doing her Leaving Cert.

Siopa Glas wishes her all the best with her studies.



For the bibliophiles

Siopa books


Our Spring Collection is now on display. Unique one off  good as new. A fraction of high street prices. Also you will be supporting the local environment and various local charities.

Spring collection




Please donate your used Communion Dresses and Boys Outfits. We will display in Siopa Glas. All to be of great benefit to families and the local Community.


The Saplings charity held a fundraising pancake day on Shrove Tuesday. There was great activity and many a full tummy with no accounting for calories count. Saplings say thanks to all who supported the event.

Pancake day.

James Dowling, Breda Wray, Marian Doyle, Michael Martin, Gareth Martin, Oisin Martin


We will miss you Michelle. All the best for whatever the future holds for you.




Pat Abbey

Pat Abbey with Banjo at last night’s session



Irish TV televised our session last night 15th January. Will be aired on next Wed night week at 8pm. The 28th January
Tune into Irish TV on 191 with Sky and it is also available on Saor  View.

Do come along to our next night The the Siopa. Next Thursday night starting at 8pm. Bring a friend and come and meet new ones.  Is feidir linn!


Bags and shoes



Come and view the Toy Section

Ideal birthday presents




The Kings arrive at Siopa Glas crib – 6/1/15