Foróige

A Foroige apprehensive has been in contact looking at the possibility of setting up a Foróige club involving the wider local area. Foróige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland and has been working with young people since 1952. The purpose of Foróige is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their local area. 

Young people elect a committee made up of their peers to run the club. The clubs will normally meet for 1-2 hours per week in the community centre during the school term. The club gets involved in a variety of activities such as:

  • Sports
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Indoor Games
  • Projects
  • Discos
  • Interclub Events.

Foróige aims to support the challenges young people face from junior level at 10 to 12 years and in their developing teenage years 12 to 18 years by helping them in thinking for themselves, reflecting on their actions and taking responsibility, building positive and helpful relationships, developing their character and talents, acquiring knowledge and skills for life while improving the community they live in. I strongly suggest parents embrace the idea as it might be possible to link other local areas and facilities. To discuss the possibility of a meeting please contact Cyril Reilly on 086 0144832 or Kevin on 087 1375222.

Streete Basketball Camp

Streete Warriors Basketball Club is holding its annual Basketball Camp starting Tuesday, Aug 2nd - Friday 5th August at the Streete Parish Park. The Camp. Director: Jimmy Ward reminds you that doors open at 9.15 am  6 - 11 yo 10 - 1 pm and 12 - 17 yo 2 - 5 pm. The Fee is €60 per child and Same family reductions apply 1st child €60, 2nd €50, 3rd €40 4th free. To book a place message Teresa 085 8762052 With info on children's names DOB am or pm camp. A WhatsApp group will be set up for all bookings to give updates nearer the time of camp. Bring your own ball, water & Snack.

Streete Wildlife Club

What a weekend of clay shooting we had, on  Thursday we had the final of the summer league. The top prize for this event was the Mick Hayden perpetual Cup. The winner and first man to get his name on the cup was Cian Mcloughlin from Mostrim. The club would like to thank Carol and all the Hayden family for all your support.

Mick would be very proud of you all. Streete Wildlife club would like to congratulate 4 of its members, Hugh O'Hara, Tommy Denning, Patrick Owens and Barry Webb who helped Longford on Saturday win a silver medal and then return on Sunday with the help of Joe Kelly and Paul Connell to bring home silver for our club at the NARGC All Ireland Sporting Shoot in Esker shooting grounds Co Galway. 

The club would like to thank Pauline & Gerry from the Crossroads Inn Lisryan for kindly sponsoring the team's polo shirts for the All Ireland shoot. Also thank Kevin Fitzpatrick of Kneds Civil and construction for sponsoring the cartridges for the team in the All Ireland shoot.  Report next week of our charity Shoot in aid of Cian's Kennels. 

Vintage Show:

Again on behalf of the committee, we would just like to recognise everyone who helped out in any way at our recent vintage show. It is hard to imagine every Sunday since and before our show has been a dry day, but the heavy rain did not dampen the spirits of the crowd who came out to support us and for this, we are really grateful.

A special word of thanks to all who made donations and don’t want to be named. We Thank Westmeath County Council for their kind contribution through the Festival Grant scheme and also a generous grant towards our vintage club, A big thank you to the sponsors of our big Lotto draw on the day. Gettings Brothers Building contractors Lisryan, The Crossroads Inn Lisryan, Durkin Medical, Granard. David Mulligan Auto Repairs Coolamber.

We gratefully thank all who made donations big and small. I just want to assure you without the kind offers of money and help on the day this show is not possible. As we look forward to next year we can only pray the weather is kinder.  Please forgive me for any omissions it’s hard to remember all! Suffice to say a big thank you to one and all.

Active Retirement Meeting

Wednesday 11 to1 Pm: As mentioned last week Oliver Fallen will call to give a chat on Wednesday morning. Oliver was with us last year and recorded some lovely and interesting stories about the big houses in Westmeath, which were aired on RTE television. His new project is called, A Decade of Centenaries and he will fill us in on what's coming up and listen to anyone who has any stories of interest.

I hope you will join us for the usual cuppa and if anyone would like to bake a tart or bring some nice things please feel free. We will also chat about our next trip coming up and what the group would like to get up to come into the back end of the year. And remember all are welcome you don’t have to be from the Streete area to join in.

Community Alert

Gardai advise that several reports are coming in with regards to the damage being caused by youths on tractors and Quads in Melkernagh bog, and to farmers' gates and road signs along the Corralanna, Killasona back roads in the area. Gardai are fully aware and warn of the dangers young people run if high jinks on these machines get out of hand resulting in the loss of life or serious injury. They ask you to report suspicious activity to Gardai immediately. Mullingar 044 9384000

Rathowen Community Development

Are holding a Food and Craft Market on Sunday 21st of August at Rathowen Community Park. If you are interested in booking a stall, please phone 089 460 3732 or email: rcd.rathowen@gmail.com Streete Watch community Alert New App: I am currently working with Muintir na Tíre on developing a new easy to use App for our Community Alert Group.

When up and working it can be downloaded to your mobile or computer this will faze out WhatsApp and allow more local news features, updates and important contact information such as scam alerts and how to recognise and report to gardai along with a reporting mechanism where you can follow up on a report to see the outcome.

I envisage the app being easy to use and will have up-to-the-minute gardai alert for all areas which would be a big advantage to us because of gardai divisional area changed a few years ago, meaning that our local Granard Gardai must stay within the county boundary, The new app will allow alerts from Granard, Edgeworthstown, Finnea as well as the local Westmeath area. More on this later.

Lotto

Streete Parish Park Lotto Draw Monday 4th July 2022 Numbers Drawn: 6, 21, 24, 25 No Jackpot Winners. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 each: Paula McGerr (Online) Agnes Moore (Online) Unknown: Phone Number Provided. Manning Family, Drumlish Thanks for your continued support. Our next draw will take place on Monday 18th July 2022 Jackpot: €4350 The Fleadh: Runs from 31st July to 7th August This event is the world’s largest annual celebration of Irish music, language, song and dance.

It attracts in the region of 500,000 visitors to the host town every year. We believe there is a shortage of accommodation in the Mullingar area. If you have a room or property and would like to rent for the week you can register online https://fleadhcheoil.ie/register-accommodation/ Or by calling the Fleadh office on 044 9338954. Renting your rooms to Fleadh visitors is a brilliant way to get involved in the biggest event of the year in celebration of Traditional Irish Music, Song, Language and Dance - Bigi Linn!

Bingo Volunteers Needed

The committee are looking at ways to return our Bingo to the hall on Monday nights as before covid. So with this in mind, we are asking for volunteer help at the parish park. This is usually from 8pm until 10.30pm and can be worked on a rota to suit all. We depend greatly on our Bingo to keep our community centre open. Our Centre is well managed and run, all we ask is a little help to share some of the burdens. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Call kevin 087 1375222, James 086 3125876 or Steven 087 6449500

Vintage Plaques

It was great to receive many phone calls from vintage supporters as far away as Derry, Cork, and Wexford to name but a few, who did not attend our show because of the weather but would love to receive a plaque of our vintage day as a momentum, We have a number of plaques left over from the day. if anyone who gave their time as a volunteer on the day or knows of someone who would normally be with us and for any reason could not attend and would like to have a plaque as a momentum of our 20th year please let us know. We are extremely grateful for your time, help and support Call kevin 087 1375222, James 086 3125876 or Steven 087 6449500

Masses & Adoration this week Streete/Rathowen

This coming Sunday is the 17th Sunday in ordinary time. Vigil Mass every Saturday in Boherquill at 8pm. every Sunday Rathowen at 10am.

  • Mass this week: No Correspondence: Mass Intentions: No. Correspondence: For Mass bookings or any other enquiries please call Please contact Fr. Pierre on 087 6960542. Eucharist Ministers and Reader: No Correspondence:
  • Rosary continues: Rathowen, every Tuesday at 7 pm and Boherquill every Thursday at 7 pm
  • Pilgrimage to Medjourgie: Flying from Knock to Mostar Airport. 7 nights, flights, accommodation, breakfast and dinner, transfers. €735 from 12 th to 19th October. Limited availability, contact Jeremiah Nally on 087 4309096
  • The Legion of Mary: Edgeworthstown invites new members. The Legion meets every Thursday at noon in the Parish Centre, Edgeworthstown. The centre is at the back of Quinns Hardware store.
  • Men’s Prayer Group: It was wonderful to see so many men coming together to pray and enjoy
    refreshments afterwards. We meet each Monday in the church in Boherquill at 8 pm. New
    participants are always most welcome to join us and receive the support of other men in their
    prayer and personal life.

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