Heartfelt Sympathies

To Oliver Daly, Kilmore, Streete, on the very sad passing of his best friend and partner Denise Bardon. Denise passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her devastated family by her side. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her devoted partner Oliver, her heartbroken son Shane and daughter Shannon, Shane's partner Aisling, grandson Kylan, parents Pat and Mary, Brothers Gary and Paul, sisters and best friends Ger.

Carley, Michelle Gorman and Fiona, her nieces and nephews and extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. For those of you who would like to leave a personal message please see the condolence section of R.I.P May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Heartfelt Sympathies

To Joan O’Brien, Kilmore, Streete, on the tragic loss of her brother Paul Connolly, Edenderry, Co, Offaly. Paul will be fondly remembered by all who knew him for his “Gentle heart of gold”. He is predeceased by his parents Michael (Major) and Bridie, sister Martina, nephews Leon and Mark and grandniece Makayla. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brothers and sisters, Raymond, Ann, Patricia, Michael, Marie, Brenda, David, Carmel, Joan and Dianne, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and his many friends. Joan would like to say thank you to everyone who offered their condolences to her and her family at this very sad and difficult time. For those of you who would like to leave a personal message please see the condolence section of R.I.P  May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Deepest Sympathies

Our deepest sympathies are extended to Seamus Cahill Kilmore, on the sad passing of his brother-in-law Brendan Christie, Mullingar. Brendan passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife Doores and devoted sons Mark and Paul by his side. Our sympathies are expressed to the extended Cahill and Christie family at this very sad time. For those of you who would like to leave a personal message please see the condolence section of R.I.P  May his gentle soul rest in peace.


Congratulations and best wishes to newlyweds, Stephen Keary, Boherquill and Erin Moran, Leitrim. Whose wedding took place recently. The happy couple along with family and close friends enjoyed a most memorable and beautiful day. Steven is a son of Geraldine and Johnny Keary, Kilmore, who are delighted to add another Daughter to the family. We wish Stephen and Erin every happiness in their future plans together and we wish them both a long and happy life filled with great joy, riches and good health. 


Congratulations and well done to all the boys and Girls from all over the county, especially our local Streete, Rathowen competitors who took part in the 2022 community Games events. Community Games have become part of the fabric of Irish society. This being the 50th year of Westmeath Community Games where better to hold the events only on the new all-weather track at the Mullingar Harriers grounds on Sunday 26 June last.

One of the opening ceremony torch bearers who completed a round on the new track was our very own Orlagh Hanratty, Boherquill, representing Streete-Rathowen. An exciting year lay ahead and here are some successful competitors who gave it their best to represent our area. Field – Shot Putt U14 Girls Remy O’Brien and Sinead Smith. Winners going to National Final U8 Art Muireann O’Reilly.  U12-Model Making.

Pia O’Brien and Frankie Smyth. U14-Model Making. Timotei Deacs. Chairperson Emily Wallace paid tribute to all Westmeath competitors, parents and volunteers, “It has been a hectic few weeks for the county and area committees The aim in Westmeath Community Games is to have as many children in the county as possible to have the opportunity to take part and represent their area and hopefully County. Children all over Westmeath have big dreams, and just being here and having fun is our main aim, it’s not at all about winning – it’s about making memories and making friends. We wish all our competitors and families well as they prepare for regional and national finals. Go neirigh leo.”

Boherquill Ramblers

When the Ramblers visited Kilpatrick Wood beside Lough Owel in November 2021 they were the only people there but the scene was very different on 14 August 2022. The car park was full and there were many families enjoying the cooler air of the fringes of the wood with some venturing into the water. Frances and Charlie Nolan led the walk and Charlie passed on some of his wide knowledge of stocking the fish in the Lough. He even gave a song when encouraged so thank you to the Nolans and especially to Charlie for both education and entertainment.

On Sunday 28 August 2022 the Ramblers will walk at Ballynafid.  Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at 2pm in the new car park on the side road signed for Ballinafid Lake on the N4 opposite the Multyfarnham turn-off (The Covert). Boots are advised for this boardwalk and forest trail walk.
If you would like to add a walk, new or old, to this year's Walks Calendar please contact Philip Epps.
See boherquillramblers.ie for more information.  


Streete Parish Park Lotto Draw 15th August 2022. Numbers Drawn: 9, 13, 17, 21 No Jackpot Winner. 4 Lucky Dip Winners €25 each Anges Moore, Online. Anita Bratten, Killoe, Online. Breda Noonan, Coolnagun and Martin Blacoe, Ringtown Thanks for your continued support. The next Draw will Take place on Monday 29th Jackpot of €4500.

Community Alert: 

We have only a few houses in the Westmeath part of the parish that haven't yet subscribed to our community alert despite continuous reminders. As of next week, anyone who hasn't paid will be removed from our alert system. This wonderful service costs less than 2 cents per day. We will roll out a new app for your phone shortly called Be alert, which will greatly improve the alert service. This new app will replace the WhatsApp group allowing you more flexibility in the alerts you receive. In the meantime please report suspicious activity to Gardaí immediately. Mullingar 044 9384000

Seniors Alert Scheme

We are delighted with the response this year again to our senior alert scheme. We encourage community participation, so if you know of anyone who may not have a personal monitored alarm please let us know and we will make contact with them in confidence Paula 087 9680739 or Kevin 087 1375222

Volunteers Needed

We are grateful to everyone who has offered to help out at our Bingo in the hall on Monday nights, starting back in September. We could do with a few more volunteers to get us up and running and will be in contact as soon as Stephen returns from his honeymoon to work out a rota to suit all. We depend greatly on our Bingo to keep our community centre open. Your help will be greatly appreciated. On behalf of the committee past present and future, we congratulate Stephen and Erin and wish them every happiness in the future. Call Kevin 087 1375222, 

Masses & Adoration this week Streete/Rathowen

This coming Sunday is the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary time. Vigil Mass every Saturday in Boherquill at 8 Pm. every Sunday Rathowen at 10 am. Mass this week Tuesday, 16th August Boherquill 9.30 Am. Wednesday 17th Rathowen 9.30 Thursday 18th Rathowen 9.30, adoration 10 to 10.30  Friday 19th August, Boherquill 8 pm. Adoration 7 – 8pm.

  • Mass intentions:  No Mass intentions this week, 
  • For Mass bookings: or any other enquiries. 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
  • Diocesan Pilgrimage To Knock Shrine: Sunday, September 4th Ceremonies begin at 2 pm with the anointing of the sick followed by mass. Depending on demand a bus will leave Granard and Edgeworthstown Booking is essential call 043 334665
  • Men’s Prayer Group:  We meet Every 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.
  • 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 Quinn’s Hardware store.
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