​Community Alert

The community Alert committee would like to thank all who turned out last Wednesday night to the community alert meeting in the Parish Park. It was heart-warming to see the response of likeminded people concerned about safeguarding their community. Garda crime prevention officer Paddy Guinan was accompanied by Garda Sergeant, Rodger Nichols, who both talked about theft, protecting your property and what to watch out for as we go about our daily business.
We welcomed the news that Streete Parish has been selected to be one of the first areas in Ireland to avail of a new anti-crime response system to be rolled out soon. Paddy Guinan talked about how this new system will free up Gardaí connecting Gardaí to central control and you call for assistance in superfast time. He went on to say this is a break through in modern policing response.
The presentation which was short and very interesting. Both Gardaí stayed with us for a cup of tea talking freely and openly with the people. We look forward to next February when Paddy and the Drug response unit will come to talk and demonstrate the type of drugs on the market and how we can report antisocial behaviour in confidence.

Text alert registration

The committee has been busy collecting in registration forms for the text alert system. If you have not received a registration form and would like to join please let us know or if you have, and you haven’t had a chance to fill it in or get it back to us please let us know on 087 9680739 or 087 1375222. The cost is only €10 for the year. This is to help us cover the costs. Please support us to support you.

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers started their walk at the Church Hall near the photogenic Royal Canal harbour in Ballynacargy on Sunday 11 November 2018. They walked a loop route through Lakingstown to the canal near Kiddy's Bridge and returned to the village along the towpath. Back in the Church Hall they were treated to delicious scones by Patricia Bruton, the Ramblers Chair, who also led the walk, so thank you to her for both.

New members are always welcome. For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411
See boherquillramblers.ie.

Streete Wildlife Club

Winter league continues every Thursday night in Streete shooting grounds. All shooters welcome.The club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to Brendan Mulligan and family on the recent death of his uncle William (Billy) Clabby, Lanesboro. May he rest in the peace.

Streete Bowls

The Westmeath / Longford League is on hold to enable clubs play their own Christmas competitions. The three Streete teams had a very active week. Streete B were in Mullingar on Sunday night where  in a thirty three shot thriller they fell just short on the night. They were in action again at the Streete Complex on Tuesday night but on this occasion were victorious over Sreete A.

On Thursday night Streete C travelled to Ardagh to take on their B team and in another cliff-hanger they managed to draw twenty six points each. Streete B Team 1: Pat Purcell, Phyllis Martin and Sam Donaghy (skip). Team 2: Thomas Sullivan, Tom Connell and Eamon Carty (skip).

The Westmeath / Longford singles competition takes place in Streete on Sunday December 2nd. More details later.

Walking Track

Please note those who avail of our Streete Parish Park Walkway are gently reminded that membership is now due for the coming year.  The fee is only €20 per person or €30 per family for the coming year.  I am sure all will realise this money is needed to help with the track, insurance and lighting.  Payment can be left in an envelope in the Centre letterbox or given to any Parish Park committee member or staff member. All who become members are welcome to use the facility.

Social Dance

last Friday night a most enjoyable dance attended by the usual regulars with great music by Mary O’Connor and Pat Kelly took place in the Centre.  Supper, free raffle etc. was as always organised by Mary, Anne and Gerry.  Booking of music etc. is organised by Kevin who can be contacted on 087 1375222 with any details of entertainment available.  Upcoming bookings include:

Tea and refreshments served.  If interested in getting a group together for a Christmas party please make contact as soon as possible in preparation for the festive season.  The office number is 043 6685926, Kevin 086 2003739, Brian 086 2596656.  If you leave your number your call will be returned.

Play

We are very happy to announce that on Saturday, 1st December at 8.30p.m. in Streete Parish Park Centre, Seamus O’Rourke well known playwright will perform his production of “And thank You” which was written and will be performed by the author, himself.  Some will remember other plays of his including the “Gospel according to O’Rourke” as well as “Your prayers have been answered”.

Many will have seen Seamus on T.V. or heard him on Radio, so now is the chance to enjoy this live production in Streete Parish Park at 8.30p.m. on Saturday, 1st  December.  This could be the first of many productions depending on support.  This will be another way for you and friends to get together before Christmas.

NOTE: For inclusion any week must be with Brian by Friday night or email to [email protected].

​Masses

For the month of August Weekend Mass times change as follows: - Saturday’s, Boherquill 8p.m. and Sunday’s, Rathowen 11a.m.

Reader

Saturday, Boherquill, Michael Fagan.

Active Age

Our Active Age Group goes on their first group outing this Thursday to Omagh in Northern Ireland.  Full report on the trip in next week’s notes in this paper.  Any new members welcome to join at our meetings, which take place on the first Thursday of each month at 11a.m. for a cup of tea and a chat.  For any further information call Kevin 087 1375222.

Break

As this is the month of August Boherquill Ramblers take their annual break which leaves families free for holiday and family activities.  Walks back again first Sunday in September.  We wish all an enjoyable summer.

ST. FIintans

National School, Lismacaffrey are enrolling for September.  For any information contact 043 6685233 or call to the School.

Fore

The writer and some other people from the parish had the pleasure of meeting former President, Mary McAleese with Minister of State, Helen McEntee last week.  They were engaged in making a documentary for L.T.V.Television on famous Monastic Sites with particular spiritual influences.  They visited the Abbey and did the new walk recently opened followed by some invited guests including members of the I.F.A. Farm Family and other organisations for tea and lovely treats at Jane’s tea rooms.

Local comments, with which I agree was that Mrs. McALeese was as lovely and warm as ever, having had a word for everyone present and standing for loads of photographs.   P.J. Reilly, Fore’s resident Tourist Guide filled us in with the historical facts about Fore, which made for interesting listening and Alice Nerney spoke about the recent Green Ribbon “Walk & Talk “ occasion in Fore.  Thanks to Jane for her usual excellent spread of tea, cakes etc.  It was a most enjoyable afternoon.

Mrs. McAleese now lives in County Roscommon with her husband, Martin.  The programme is due to be aired in the autumn, so keep an eye on these notes in the months ahead.

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers travelled to Ballinagh, County Cavan on Sunday 28 July 2019 for a walk to Fleming's Folly on nearby Belville Hill. The Folly was built in the 1700s by Captain James Fleming and had fallen into disrepair until a local committee completed its restoration in 2013. There is now a 7.5km loop walk to the Folly from which the Ramblers were able to appreciate the fine view which is said to take in 7 counties.

Thank you to Deirdre Leavy who led the walk and treated everyone to ice cream afterwards.                      The Ramblers  are now taking their customary August break, they will meet again on Sunday 1 September 2019 in Newtowncashel for a walk to Saints Island.New members and new walks are always welcome.

For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411.
See boherquillramblers.ie

Streete Lotto

Numbers drawn in Streete Parish Park Lotto Draw held on 29th July were: - 4,8,26 29.  There was no winner of the Jackpot and the €40 winners were:

Next Lotto Draw will be held on August, 12th 2019.  Thank you for your continued support of our Lotto

​Sympathy

We extend sincere sympathy to Ned Flood and his family, Edgeworthstown on the death of his wife, Chrissie. Her remains were removed  from Our Lady’s Manor to the Parish Church.  Chrissie died in Mullingar Hospital and is survived by her husband Ned, son Peter, daughter in law, Sinead, grandchildren, Grace & Conor, sister May O’Reilly, extended family and many friends.
Her burial followed Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Edgeworthstown on Monday.  May she rest in peace.  Chrissie was a great supporter with her husband Ned of Streete Parish Park Bingo where she will be remembered by her many friends who will miss her.

Killucan Vintage Club

held their annual tractor run commencing at Kevin Moores tractor garage last Sunday followed by a B.B.Q at Moore’s premises afterwards.  A raffle organised by the Moore family with a large number of prizes also took place in aid of charity.  Our Streete parish Park Vintage Club along with many clubs from all over, including Northern Ireland were well represented on the day.

Cemetery Sunday

I am informed that on Cemetery Sunday recently the gate collection at the cemeteries amounted to €75.44 which goes towards expensed at the graveyard.  The graveyard committee wish to say thank you for your contributions.  Anyone who missed and wishes to contribute can contact Micheal Fagan or Seamus Denning.

Legan Vintage

Held their annual tractor run last Sunday week which was most enjoyable in bad weather conditions.  It started and ended at Connaughton’s, Rathowen.

Active Retirement

At our last meeting held on 11th July it was decided to go to Omagh Folkpark on Thursday, 8th August for our day’s outing.  Approx. cost is €50.  If you are interested please reply a.s.a.p to 087 0695148 or Parish Park Office 043 66 85926. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, 1st August to finalise the Arrangements.

Streete Lotto

The numbers drawn in Streete Parish Park Lotto Draw were: - 1,3,8,23 and the winners were: - Ann Kiernan, Boherquill, Carol Duffy and B. Fryday, Ballinalee.  Thank to to everyone for your continued support for our lotto.  Next Lotto Draw will be held on the 29th July.

Boherquill Ramblers

The weather held dry for most of the Ramblers Family Day in Boora Bog Discovery Park on Sunday 21 July 2019. After tea and buns in the Visitor Centre they visited the Sculpture Park where a couple of  old  Bord na Mona locomotives had been added to the other large-scale exhibits. Then on to the Mesolithic Trail, named after the site where traces of some of the earliest signs of human activity in Ireland have been found.

All around there was an abundance of wild flowers, especially in the Grey Partridge Conservation Area where the numbers of the birds are slowly increasing after being threatened with extinction a few years ago. The pastel blue flowers of chicory and many shades of orchids were striking.

The rain started near the end of the walk so the group had to take cover for their post-walk refreshments but this didn't spoil the enjoyment of the day.  Many thanks to Club Chair Eileen Moreton who organised the day.

The Ramblers will meet again on Sunday 1 September in Newtowncashel for a walk to Saints Island.
New members and new walks are always welcome. For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411.  See boherquillramblers.ie

Granard Motte Draw

The following is a list of Granard Motte Community Enterprise "GMCE Winners for June: -

This was our last draw for 2018/2019. Our ticket sellers are now out selling tickets for 2019/20. Your continued support  would be greatly appreciated.

In light of our recent publicity and funding  some have asked why we need to continue selling tickets for our 500 draw.  I am delighted to answer this. The funding received from the Department of Rural affairs and Failte Ireland is granted  specifically for  the future development of our Norman themed heritage park and only that.

The ticket sales are for the  repayment of our mortgage (originally €175,000) on our present Knights and Conquest Centre. With this in mind here are some of our keystone achievements to date thanks to you.

All this means continued support is needed and we wish continued good will and support to all concerned.  For any further information contact Tom Donnelly on 086 6086006 or email [email protected]

Thank you again to all the community for your ongoing support.

Sympathy

we extend our sincere sympathy to the extended Reilly family, Balloo on the death of Paddy Reilly at Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown on Sunday, 6th July. Paddy was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary, daughter, Dympna and grandson, Scott.    He is sadly missed by his sons, Gerry, Padraig, Eamon and Aidan, daughters in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, neighbours and a large circle of friends.  May he rest in peace.

His removal took place to St. Mary’s Church, Boherquilll for his Funeral Mass followed by burial in St. Fintan’s cemetery, Boherquill on Wednesday morning, 9th July.  Paddy was a very popular and  respected Senior Citizen of the community who in his younger days was a leading figure in all types of sports in our parish including football, hurling, community games and all that was good for  the youth, as was well talked about at his Funeral Mass.  Paddy will be missed by his son in law and next door neighbour, Joe Coyle whom we also offer our condolences to.

Sad Day

We awakened on Thursday morning last to hear sad news on radio, starting with the death of Brendan Grace entertainer and comedian and also well-known Radio personality and political commentator, Noel Whelan.  May they both rest in peace.  Following this announcement the new of the loss of approximately 150 jobs between the Power Station and Bord Na Móna Mount Dillion, Lanesboro.

This will affect Coolnagun Bog in this parish as milled peat from here is brought by road to Lanesboro.  Not good news for Lanesboro and the Midlands, but hopefully the powers that be will be able to resolve the situation.

Social Dancing

Our next Social Dancing night is on Friday, July 19th with music by the very talented Jimmy Hynes & the Crusaders.  Dancing from 10.00p.m. - 12.30a.m.  Free raffle and supper on the night.  Come along for a great night’s entertainment.

Streete Wildlife Club

Summer league 2019 done and dusted. Secretary Seamus Denning did the formalities and started by thanking everyone for their support over the past few months. He especially thanked Conor Cassidy of Connor Cassidy cars.ie for sponsoring the league. He thanked the members of Streete club who make themselves available each week to help out. He gave special mention to the few that take time off work each Thursday to make sure everything is set up and ready to go.

He concluded by wishing everyone taking part in the NARGC All Ireland Shoot in Ballinasloe the best of luck.  The winners are as follows:

The club would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Enda Mcloughin from south Leitrim on winning his class in the recent world shooting championship held in Dowth in Co Meath recently. Well done Enda.

Streete wildlife club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to the Reilly family baloo on the recent death of Paddy Reilly. May he rest in peace.

Boherquill Ramblers

The weather on Sunday 7 July 2019 was ideal for the Ramblers walk from Jonathan Swift Park beside Lough Ennell to Dysart along the Westmeath Way and back on a loop. The route included bog track and field’s where the walkers were watched by several herds of cattle who were also probably enjoying the pleasures of the countryside in high summer.  Thank you to Eileen Moreton and Mary McHugh who checked and led the walk.

The Ramblers Annual Family Day will be held in Lough Boora Discovery Park on Sunday 21 July 2019. Cars will leave Boherquill at 10am and will be pooled at 10.30am  in the car park beside the Fire Station in Mullingar before moving on to arrive in Boora at 11.30am. There will be a range of activities including a guided 90 minute walk suitable for children with the Fairy Avenue and Maze, bicycle rides and, of course, a picnic.

A longer walk for adults will include the Sculpture Park, wetland areas and the Mesolithic site where some of the oldest traces of human habitation in Ireland have been found.

New members and new walks are always welcome. For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411.  See boherquillramblers.ie

Golden Jubilee

Fr. Pat Leslie brother of Larry Leslie and Kathleen Mc Givern attended Rath National School in this parish many years ago.Fr. Pat was ordained in Carlow Cathedral on 7th June 1969 for the diocese of Sacramento U S A. Fr Pat’s Golden Jubilee was celebrated at our parish mass in St Mary’s church Boherquill on Sunday last, 21st July at 11.00a.m.

Refreshments were held afterwards in the Parish Park Centre where family and friends met for a chat and renewed old friendships. We wish Fr.Pat good health and happiness in the years ahead, which we hope are many.

Boherquill Ramblers

The  Olde Fair Day in Ballinamuck on Sunday 14 July 2019 was a good excuse for the Ramblers to get out for an early walk. They began their walk at 11am beside the 1798 Memorial Hall in the village, a reminder of the Battle of Ballinamuck where the French forces supporting the 1798 Irish Rebellion were defeated. The Ramblers enjoyed a delightful road and bog walk with honeysuckle in the hedgerows and foxgloves among the many wild flowers on the roadside verges.

The village itself was full of containers of brightly coloured flowers on every windowsill and wall. The Ramblers picnicked in the beautiful Remembrance Garden and visited the beautifully restored Johnny's Cottage where a welcoming turf fire awaited them.

After their picnic the Ramblers joined the crowds at the Olde Fair where there was music, food and many other attractions. Thank you to Marian Carty who led the walk.

On Sunday 28 July 2019 the Ramblers will visit Fleming's Folly near Ballinagh. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet in the car park at the Community Centre in Ballinagh at 2pm. The walk is a 9km mix of road and forest trail.

This walk is the Ramblers last outing before their August break, they will meet again on Sunday 1 September in Newtowncashel for a walk to Saints Island.

New members and new walks are always welcome. For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411.  See boherquillramblers.ie

St. Fintan’s Cemetery Boherquill

Once again we thank everyone who cleaned and tidied the plots in the cemetery for Cemetery Sunday on the 7th July last, and for supporting the collection on the day. The total amount collected was €732.

Active Retirement

At our last meeting held on 11th July it was decided to go to Omagh Folkpark on Thursday, 8th August for our day’s outing.  Approx. cost is €50.  If you are interested please reply a.s.a.p to 087 0695148 or Parish Park Office 043 66 85926. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, 1st August to finalise the Arrangements.   ​

Vintage Day 2019

Vintage day 2019 was held on Sunday, last, 30th June.  Full details on the event in next week’s paper.

Cemetery Sunday

Will take place on Sunday, July 7th at 11a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Boherquill and the Blessing of Graves afterwards in Church cemetery, St. Fintan’s, Coolamber and Streete after Mass.  We thank everyone who has all the plots clean and tidy, however some people are still leaving rubbish and grass cuttings in the cemetery, so we ask everyone to please take away all rubbish with them.

Please note that a collection will be taken up at the gate on Cemetery Sunday to assist with the maintenance of the cemetery. Please send word to any family members and friends who live away from the parish.  These details depend on suitable weather conditions.

Boherquill Ramblers

On 23 June 2019 the Ramblers visited Newtownforbes, County Longford. Their loop walk through the lush countryside to the south of the town highlighted different aspects of local history. New housing estates in the town gave way to old farmhouses with stone outbuildings. Swifts circled above Lisnabo House which was built around 1815 as a Church of Ireland school and later in the walk the route skirted the old forest of Newtownforbes Demesne.

Back towards the town again there were many large modern houses as the group neared the end of their walk.  Thank you to Marita MacNerney and Mary Brady who led the walk.

On Sunday 7 July 2019 the group will visit Lilliput beside Lough Ennell for a 10km road and cross-country walk. Boots should be worn as the ground will be rough in places and no dogs are allowed as farmland will be crossed. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at Jonathan Swift Park in Lilliput at 2pm.

New members and new walks are always welcome. For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411.  See boherquillramblers.ie

​Death

As mentioned last week in these notes we offer our sincere sympathy to the extended Sullivan family, Kilmore, Streete and Fermore, Streete on the unexpected death at his home in Liverpool of Colm Sullivan formerly of Kilmore, Streete.  Colm is survived by his brothers, Micheál and Brian, his sister, Mary Heavin, sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.

Reposing at Gilsenans funeral Home, Mullingar on Wednesday of this week, 26th June from 6.00p.m. with prayers at 7.30p.m.  Funeral Mass on Thursday at 11.00a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Boherquilll followed by burial in Russagh Cemetery.  May he rest in peace.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the family of Frank Brady Lisrhatigan, Coolarty whose death took place in Mullingar Regional Hospital on 20th June.  Frank is sadly missed by his daughters Ann and Teresa and son, Francis and also his sister, Lesia Farrell, Ballinalee.  Frank was predeceased by his wife, Marcella (Cellie).  May he rest in peace.  His removal took place last Saturday, 22nd with his Funeral Mass in Clonbroney Church on Sunday, and 23rd with burial in adjoining cemetery.

Cemetery Sunday

Cemetry Sunday will take place on Sunday, July 7th at 11a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Boherquill and the Blessing of Graves afterwards in Church cemetery, St. Fintan’s, Coolamber and Streete after Mass.
We thank everyone who has all the plots clean and tidy, however some people are still leaving rubbish and grass cuttings in the cemetery, so we ask everyone to please take away all rubbish with them. Please note that a collection will be taken up at the gate on Cemetery Sunday to assist with the maintenance of the cemetery.

Please send word to any family members and friends who live away from the parish.  These details depend on suitable weather conditions.

Vintage Day 2019

Vintage Day 2019 takes place at Streete Parish Park on this Sunday, 30th June with entertainment for all the family as well as our large comfortable Food Hall, where food will be available all day with catering by the professional staff from Feerick's Hotel, Rathowen, as in previous years.  For those who might prefer to have their food outside we have catering wagons, tea/coffee stalls, ice-cream vans and many, many stalls selling articles and souvenirs.

Music & Jiving Competition

Music & Jiving Competition at the bandstand and outdoor dance floor with the ever popular, Johnny Brady accompanied on stage by Carmel Mcloughlin, so time to get your dancing shoes ready!

Mouse Racing

Mouse racing should you feel like a rest from the dance floor why not join our Chairman, Declan and Vice Chairman, James  who are all geared up for the very popular mouse racing.

Dog Show

Dog show will take place at approx. 3.00p.m. sharp with entries taken from 1.30p.m.  There are nine classes.  All first prize winners will qualify for Champion and Reserve champion.  The Dog Show Champion receives the Streete Wildlife Perpetual Trophy and the best Gun Dog receives the Joe & Mary Stell Perpetual Plaque.  All trophies are once again being kindly sponsored by Oliver Kelleher, owner of O.K. Trophies, Castlebar.  Dogs must be kept under control at all times or face automatic disqualification.

Feature

Feature have a look at our feature in this paper for more details.  Any queries please call Vintage organiser, Kevin Brady and leave your number or email address with any member, or if regarding stalls call John Parker 086 8301347.

Raffle

We ask for your support with our Club Raffle at 4.00p.m.  Tickets on sale at €5 per book.  See Brian at the hut at the side of the building.  We thank Tony Garvey of Garvey Sheds, Edgeworthstown for one of his sheds.

Where To Find Us

We are only four miles just off the N4 at Rathowen Church which is half way between Mullingar and Longford and will be well signposted.  Our Eircode is  N91 RC43  For any further information please call Declan 0868123514, John 0868301347, Brian 086 2596656 or Kevin 087 1375222.

Streete Lotto

Numbers drawn in our Lotto Draw held on 17th June 2019 were 9, 10, 13 16 and the winners were Patrick O’Neill; Molly Hussey: Marcella Finnan.  Our next draw will be held on 1st July 2019.  Thank you very much for your continued support of our Lotto.

Streete Wildlife Club

Round five of Summer league done and dusted, well done to Gareth Mitchel who shot a great score of 49/50 closely followed by Paul Dunne on 48/50.The League table is starting to take shape for all the different classes, Cavan man Richard O'Rawe has his nose slightly in front of the chasing pack, so remember the deal you must have five scores to qualify for the final. See you all next week for more of the same.  Next Saturday, June 29 Woodcock charity shoot.

Shoot starts at 11 am and will consist of a 50 Bird sporting over 8 stands and a separate pool stand of 10 Birds. There will also be at the BBQ on site, all monies from this event this year will go to the local charity “A night for Nikki “. so please support and bring a friend.  Would all club numbers please note that membership is now due and must be paid to Hugh O'Hara treasure ASAP.

The club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to Micheál Sullivan and family on the recent death of his brother Colm .May he rest in peace.

Boherquill Ramblers

Warm sun, birdsong and the smells of the forest were some of the pleasures experienced during the Ramblers walk near Glasson on Sunday 16 June 2019. Add to that some wonderful views over Lough Ree from Caraun Hill at the beginning of the walk and banks of rhododendrons in flower beside the road through the forest later in the afternoon. With a bit of history thrown in as the route later passed through the ruins of  Waterstown House a very varied afternoon's walk was enjoyed by all.

There will be no walk on Sunday 30 June 2019 as Streete Vintage Festival will be held over the weekend. The Ramblers send their best wishes to the Festival Committee and trust the day will be as successful as in previous years.

New members and new walks are always welcome. For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411.  See boherquillramblers.ie

Death

We extend sincere sympathy to the extended Sullivan Family on the sad death of Colm Sullivan formerly Kilmore, Streete who died in Liverpool recently.  Funeral arrangements and details later.  May Colm rest in peace.

Cemetry Sunday

Cemetry Sunday will take place on Sunday, July 7th at 11a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Boherquill and the Blessing of Graves afterwards in Church cemetery, St. Fintan’s, Coolamber and Streete after Mass.  Please send word to any family members and friends who live away from the parish.  These details depend on suitable weather conditions.

Anniersaries

Friday, June 21st at 8.00p.m.  Michael & Mary Dolan and Saturday, June, 22nd 8.00p.m. John & Kate Kerrigan, Hugh, Annie & Patsy Owens.

Social Dance

Our next Social Dance will be held on  this Friday, 21st June with music by the ever popular Chris Dallat.  Dancing from 10.00-12.30 a.m.  Free raffle and supper on the night.  Come along for a great night’s entertainment.

Streete Vintage

Preparations for this year’s Streete Parish Park Vintage 2019 continue as we arrange a full day’s entertainment for all who attend on Sunday, 30th June. Many who intend coming have requested our  Eircode which is  N91 RC43.  which is for anyone who was not here before, otherwise we are just off the N4 at Rathowen Church which is half way between Mullingar and Longford and will be well signposted.

For any further information please call Declan 0868123514, John 0868301347, Brian 086 2596656 or Kevin 087 1375222.

We have received a large entry of vintage cars and tractors already but Trade Stalls must be booked in advance with John 086 8301347.  This year’s major attraction is well known Johnny Brady and band as well as a jiving competition.  A suitable dance floor has been ordered for outdoor for this event.  Johnny Brady will be accompanied on Stage by Carmel McLoughlin.

Food Hall

Once again our state of the art Food Hall will be opened with catering by the very experienced staff from Feerick's Hotel, Rathowen, so you are assured of top class food and for those who prefer outside we will have chip vans, coffee stalls etc., in other words there will be something to suit all tastes.  Admission to the field is €10 and children under 15 free.

Raffle

The raffle is being run by our own committee and is expected to take place at approx.  4.00p.m. on the day.

Mouse Racing

James Parker, Vice Chairman and Declan Carthy, Chairman  will once again create some fun with the mouse racing to add to the entertainment .

Exhibitors

Exhibitors of Vintage Cars & Tractors gain free admission, as do the young people under 15 years of age.  To get one food voucher for drivers of Vintage Vehicles, one must register at our registration Hut which will be located convenient to the vintage entrance gate.  We ask everyone please to obey the stewards on the day as we endeavour to simplify entry on the day.  Spectator’s car park is free, just follow the signs.

Dog Show

Our annual Dog Show takes place at approx. 3p.m.  The usual trophies are once again supplied and donated by Oliver Kellegher, owner of O.K. Trophies, Castlebar and we wish to thank Oliver sincerely for his generosity.

Thanks

We wish to thank our Parish Park staff caretaker, Gerry O’Neill for cutting grass etc. and making sure all is in tip top shape, also Mary, Anne ,Marie who help in so many ways, the Parish Park chairman and committee who are hands on at all times to make sure it all happens.  All offers of help to Declan 086 8123514 or John 086 8301347 will be greatly appreciated.

Boherquill Ramblers

Marita and James MacNerney led the Ramblers walk in Edenmore Bog on Sunday 9 June 2019. The area north of Longford town is an attractive mix of hills and valleys with lots of choice for walkers. During Sunday's walk quiet side roads with wide-ranging views of the countryside led to peaceful green roads and finally on to tracks through the bog with cut turf laid out to dry and patches of bog cotton on each side.

Thank you to Marita and James for leading a most enjoyable walk and even managing to avoid the rain showers!  On Sunday 23 June 2019 the Ramblers will visit Newtownforbes for an 8km road walk led by Marita and James MacNerney. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the church in the centre of Newtownforbes at 2pm.

New members and new walks are always welcome. For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411.  See boherquillramblers.ie

Streete Wildlife Club

Streete Wildlife Club held its annual charity shoot on Thursday 6th June. This year all proceeds from this event will go to Heart Children Ireland.  Over 80 guns took part and I must say everyone seemed to be happy with the variety of targets that was on display.  Cavan man Niall Gumley gave an exhibition of shooting by shooting a 50 straight 50/50 and winning the Luke Kiernan perpetual cup. Well shot Niall.

The other prize winners on the night were as follows:

The  Club would like to thank the following sponsors:

Our next big event will be on June 29th, when we will host the Woodcock hunting group of Ireland charity shoot. Our main sponsor for the summer league Connor Cassidy of Connor Cassidy cars.ie has come on board and said he will sponsor a VW golf for the person who can break a 50 straight on the day.

All proceeds from this shoot are going to a local charity known as A - Night -for -Nicky. All shooters welcome.

The club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to the Gaynor family Lisryan on the recent death of Hal. May he rest in peace,  also to Mrs Kiernan and family Boherquill on the recent death of her brother in Mayo. May he rest in peace .

Anniversaries

Mass this Friday evening, June 14th at 8p.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Boherquill is in memory of the late Thomas Sullivan (Mossie) and the 8p.m. Mass the following evening, Saturday,15th is in memory of the late Jack Carthy, and deceased family members.  May all our dead rest in God’s peace.

Death

We were not in time for some of the papers last weekend so we all extend sincere sympathy to the extended Gaynor family on the sudden and sad death of Hal Gaynor, Lisryan whose funeral took place on Sunday, 2nd June after Mass in Boherquill.  May he rest in peace

Cemetery Sunday

Cemetery Sunday will take place on Sunday, July 7th at 11a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Boherquill and the Blessing of Graves afterwards in Church cemetery, St. Fintan’s, Coolamber and Streete after Mass.   Please send word to any family members and friends who live away from the parish.  These details depend on suitable weather conditions.

Masses

Masses for the Month of June Masses will take place as follows: - Boherquill Saturday evenings 8.00p.m. and Sunday mornings 11.00a.m. in Rathowen.

Telephone Numbers

Numbers for our Priest, Fr Nigel are requested by many who do not live locally are as follows:

087 7009433 (mobile) or landline (043) 6685847 (for both ends of the parish)

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers trip to Wales over the June Bank Holiday weekend was a great success. On Friday the group checked into their hotels and explored the town of Menai Bridge. On Saturday Liz Gaccon led the group on a walk based on the beautiful village of Beddgelert in Snowdonia. The wonderfully scenic route followed the rocky Aberglaslyn pass beside the Glaslyn river and then a slow climb up Cwm Bychan valley before the descent to Dinas Lake and back to Beddgelert.

Sunday's walk was on Anglesey, through Newborough Forest to Llanddwyn, a tidal island of great historical and geological interest. A stretch of beautiful open beach and some more forest brought the day's walk to an end. Monday's walk was in the north of Anglesey, along the cliffs from near South Stack Lighthouse to the beach at Porth Dyfach. The scenery was breathtaking, and the beautiful weather added to the enjoyment. After their walk the Ramblers only had a short journey to catch the ferry home from Holyhead.

The Ramblers would like to thank Liz Gaccon for all her work in organising the trip and leading such superb walks. Thanks also to Goodsir Coaches of Holyhead and their drivers Graham and Sean for transport over the weekend. The comfortable accommodation and good food provided by the Victoria and Anglesey Hotels and the Premier Inn were all greatly appreciated. Finally thank you to Nini Murray, Mary McHugh and Patricia Bruton who handled the sometimes tricky arrangements from here.

On Sunday June 16 the Ramblers will visit Glasson. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet in Ballymahon at the petrol station on the Athlone road at 2pm before moving on to Glasson village.

New members and new walks are always welcome. For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411.  See boherquillramblers.ie

Streete Lotto

The numbers drawn in Streete Parish Park Lotto Draw held on Monday night, June,3rd were as follows:

Next Lotto draw will be held on 17th June when the jackpot will be €15,000.  Thank you for your continued support for our lotto.

Social Dance

Our next Social Dance will be held on Friday, 21st June with music by the ever popular Chris Dallat.  Dancing from 10.00-12.30 a.m.  Free raffle and supper on the night.  Come along for a great night’s entertainment.

Streete Vintage Day 2019

This year is Sunday, 30th June with great excitement building.   Music on the day will be by well-known stars, Johnny Brady accompanied by Carmel Mcloughlin.  We hope and pray for good weather as a dance floor has been hired in front of the bandstand.  The annual mouse racing will also take place if the weather is kind. Many stalls are booked in already, so there will be entertainment for all ages.

Our state of the art Food Hall with catering by the very experienced staff  from Feerick's Hotel, Rathowen and for those who prefer outside we will have chip vans, coffee stalls  etc., in other words there will be something to suit all tastes.

Admission to the field is €10 and children under 15 free.  Car parking will be free on the grounds thanks to the generosity of Seamus Sullivan who owns the field.  Stalls for traders can be booked if you phone John Parker 086 8301347, Kevin Brady 0871375222 or our Chairman Declan Carthy 086 8123514.  Fingers crossed for good weather as bookings come in by the day.

Help

Offers of help urgently needed in advance of our Vintage Day to help with the planning   Please contact Declan Carthy, James Parker, Kevin Brady or any committee member

Death

We offer our sincere sympathy to the Gaynor Family, Lisryan on the sudden and untimely death of Hal Gaynor at his home on 29/05/2019.  Predeceased by his father William and sister Fiona. Hal will be sadly missed by his mother Helen, Sister Mary, Brothers Martin, Michael, James and Pat, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, extended family and his wide circle of friends.

Hal reposed in Our Lady's Manor Chapel, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford on Friday, 31st May, with. Removal on Sunday, 2nd June, from his residence to St. Mary's Church, Streete, Boherquill, for Funeral Mass at 1 o'clock, followed with burial in the New Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Launch

On Saturday, 25th May Streete Parish Park Vintage committee launched this year’s Annual Vintage Day which takes place on Sunday, 30th June.  The launch took place in Murphy’s Crossroads Inn, Lisryan.  Music was provided by Michael Cahill and a most enjoyable night was had by all.  We wish to congratulate Pauline on the stunning job she has carried out on her bar and lounge and a sincere thanks to herself and Gerry for food and refreshments with their compliments.

Thank you to all who supported the night.  We look forward to June, 30th.  All offers of help welcome.  If you can help call Declan on 087 8123514.

Sympathy

It is with profound sorrow and regret we report the death of Bernie Tighe, Streete after a short illness.  Bernie is survived by his wife Anne, daughter Fiona and son Kevin, grandsons Frank & Padraig, daughter in law, Maeve, son in law Martin, Brother James and his extended family.  May he rest in peace.

Bernie will be sadly missed by all his many friends who will remember the many happy nights that he entertained us all at so many functions when he played his accordion in the company of Johnny, Jimmy, Stephen David and many more.  Bernie’s removal took place last Wednesday from his home for Mass in St. Mary’s Church Rathowen on Wednesday followed by cremation in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.

CRR

There was a great attendance at the Irish Heart Foundation CPR training and demonstration in Streete Parish Park last week when three sessions took place.  Thanks to Tracey Carthy and Shelia Keary Mulleady who organised the sessions.  Don’t forget our Defibrillator which is located at the front of our Centre is available twenty four seven and is a wonderful life saving service, thanks to Streete Parish Park committee.  If you wish to support us please buy a Lotto Ticket @€2 each, three for €5 or an annual one for all draws €50.

Vintage Meeting

Please note that there will be a Vintage Meeting in the Parish Park at 9p.m. on Wednesday, 5th June.  This meeting is to discuss the forthcoming Vintage Day on June 30th.  Everyone welcome including offers of help.

Drop In Morning

Our monthly drop in morning will take place in the Parish Park on Thursday, 6th June from 11.00-1.00p.m.  Everyone welcome.

Lotto

The numbers drawn in Streete Parish Park Lotto Draw held on the 20th May were 5, 16, 19 26 and the winners were Jaden Hussey; Eleanor McIntyre; Tricky Wickie.  Thanks to everyone for their continued support for our lotto: -

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers had a short walk of their own in Fore on Sunday 26 May 2019 before joining the Green Ribbon walk promoting mental health and sponsored by the IFA. There was a very good turn-out of Ramblers and many others who joined the walk, first visiting the ruins of Fore Abbey. The group then followed the 3km Nellie and Nancy loop walk on the lower slopes of the Ben of Fore, just outside the village.

The route is named after Nancy McDermott and Nellie Dunne, two local women who walked the path together as children and young women.  Thank you to Jane O'Reilly of Jane's Coffee Shop in Fore and all who helped to organise the walk and also to Jane's husband PJ who led the walk and passed on his knowledge of the history of the abbey to the walkers.

On Sunday 9 June 2019 the Ramblers will walk in Edenmore Bog. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at 2pm at the car park at the start of the Edenmore Bog walk. To get to the start turn right at the Red Cow roundabout on the Longford bypass  towards Drumlish and Arvagh; drive past the left turn to Ballinamuck; after a little over 1km turn right onto the L 50581 signed ‘National Looped Walk Trailhead’, the car park is 1km up the road, on the left. Cars will be pooled here to go to the start of the walk.

New members and new walks are always welcome. For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411.See boherquillramblers.ie

Streete Wildlife Club

Round two of the summer league done and dusted over 50 guns competing on a slightly different course than last week. Top score on the night was 44/50 and it was shared by Hugh O'Hara, Richard O'Rawe and Brian Higgins.

This week we are hosting a charity shoot with all proceeds going to the heart children Ireland. The winner on the night will receive the Luke Kiernan perpetual cup; all shooters welcome even if you're not shooting in the league you can still shoot and support this very worthy cause. See you all at 7pm next Thursday.

Coolamber I.C.A. Outing

Coolamber ICA Guild summer outing will take place on Wednesday, 24th July next.  The destination will be Altamont Gardens and Rathwood in County Carlow.  Non-members of ICA are very welcome to travel and a deposit of €50 is required before Wednesday, 5th June.  For any further information please contact Mary on 087 6394044

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