Congratulations: and best wishes to newlyweds, Carol Duffy Lismacaffrey and Sean O’Connor. whose wedding took place in St Mary's Church Boherquill recently. The happy couple along with family and close friends enjoyed a most memorable and beautiful day. Carol is the daughter of Mary and Pat Duffy, Ballew, who are delighted to add another Son to the family. We wish Carol and Sean 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. 

Deepest sympathies: are extended to Seamus Moran Kilmore, on the sad passing of his mother Kathleen, Kate Ann. Predeceased by her beloved husband Jimmy, her son John, and Granddaughter Lisa.  Kate Ann passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. She will be sadly missed by his sons Seamus and Martin, and Daughter, Valerie. Her sister Margaret, brother Mike, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and a wide circle of neighbours and 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.

Congratulations: and best wishes to newlyweds, Siobhan Walker, Coolamber and formally the Cornmill pub Boherquill and Michael Garvey Rincoolagh, Granard. Whose wedding took place recently. The happy couple along with family and close friends enjoyed a most memorable and beautiful day. Siobhan is a daughter of Frank Walker retired publican the Cornmill, Boherquill. and the late Theresa Walker. We wish Siobhan and Michael 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. 

National Heritage Week: with lots of events for young and old taking place throughout the counties from Sunday 13th to Sunday 21st August. There are some great events taking place all over the place to celebrate the week. The Knights and Conquests Heritage Centre, Granard is a hive of heritage activity this week to mark the centenary of the death of Michael Collins with a special event on Sunday 21st from 1.30 to 5 pm Check out the full programme of local events on heritageweek.ie

Community Alert: We have only a hand full of houses in the Westmeath part of the parish that have yet to subscribe to our community alert. We ask that you please do so now as any members who have not paid their €10 for more than 12 months will be removed from our text list by the end of the month. 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. You will also receive alerts from Granard and other surrounding areas along with weather and road closure/repair notices etc. In the meantime please report suspicious activity to Gardai immediately. Mullingar 044 9384000

SENIORS ALERT SCHEME. As the winter months draw closer. Streete Watch Community Alert would like to remind you of our Seniors Alert Scheme. We are delighted to say that over 80% of our senior citizens have availed of the alert scheme. This simple little bracelet which is worn around your wrist or Neck enables people over 65 to continue to live securely in their own homes with confidence, independence, and peace of mind. This Free Personal Alarm is Monitored 24/7. The equipment is fully free for the first year. An annual fee of €66 is applicable from year 2 on. However, if you don’t have a landline a small charge is applicable to establish a connection. We encourage community participation in this scheme. If you already have a personal monitored alarm we can organise it to be upgraded free of charge as well. The Scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development via Pobal with equipment made available through Streete Watch Community Alert, for more information contact Kevin 087 1375222 Paula 087 6565689

COMMUNITY GAMES: - Congratulations and well done to all the boys and girls who participated in the national community games Track and Field finals held in Carlow on Saturday last, the competition was intense, especially under the strong hot sun. As word filters through Congrats and well done to Dillon Reilly from Cavan son of Laura Bannon and grandson to Carmel and Bernie Bannon Streete who won Gold in the under 10s to become All Ireland Champion. A fantastic achievement. It is wonderful to see community games doing so well over the past year after the Covid period. More next week. 

STREETE ACTIVE RETIREMENT: - We will have our next get-together on Tuesday, 23rd August in Streete Parish Park at 11.30a.m.  Please try to attend,  as we will discuss another outing if there is enough interest.  Also the usual chat and cuppa.

Boherquill Ramblers There was no walk on Sunday 7 August 2022 as it was the final day of the Fleadh Cheoil in Mullingar. On Sunday 21 August 2022 the Ramblers will walk at Stonepark near Longford. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30 pm and meet at 2 pm in the car park behind Dealz in Longford before moving on to Stonepark for a canal towpath 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.  

Farmers: A reminder to farmers. Farm Plastics collection scheme has now resumed and Bring Centres are now open. Bring-centres represent the most cost-effective and convenient means by which farmers can recycle old disused covering and silage wrap and farm plastics. For your convenience, your nearest centre Edgeworthstown at Shroid GAA Grounds, Longford Road on Tuesday 16th Aug and Granard Farmers Mart Saturday 20th August. IFFPC also collect. See https://www.farmplastics.ie/  IFFPG would like to thank farmers for using this service and keeping Ireland pollution free.

Table Quiz: In Aid of Rathowen Community Development: The annual Rathowen festival will Kick off this weekend with a table quiz on Friday at 9 pm in Connaughton’s Pub Rathowen.On Saturday a BBQ in FeerIck's Hotel with live music by Caroline Moore. Then a fun-filled family field day on Sunday with lots of entertainment throughout the day, live music by Colm Bourke. Plenty of spot prizes and fun to be had. Please support. If you are interested in booking a stall for Sunday, please phone 089 460 3732 or email: [email protected] .

Lotto: Streete Pariah Park Lotto Draw 1st August 2022. Numbers Drawn: 5, 10, 15, 24 No Jackpot Winners 4 Lucky Dip Winners €25 each Ann Marie Brady (Online) Moira Tully, UK (Online) Pauline Parker, Streete. Avril Moran, Legan Thanks for your support. The next Draw Will Take place on Monday 15/8/22 Jackpot of €4450

Volunteers Needed: We are returning our Bingo to the hall on Monday nights in September. We are asking for volunteer help at the parish park. This is usually from 8 Pm until 10.30 Pm 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

Masses & Adoration this week Streete/Rathowen: This coming Sunday is the 21st 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: Please remember in your prayers the soul of Paddy Nally whose Anniversary mass was last Saturday. 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

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:  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.

Deepest Sympathies

Are extended to the Cox family, Clonaboy, Rathowen at the sad passing of Maura Cox. Maura served as a stalwart for many years in Rathowen Parish and Community right up to her passing. She will always be remembered for her involvement in many community organisations including Rathowen Feis, Rathowen Amateur Dramatic Society and leading the choir at Sunday Mass. We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and the community of Rathowen at this sad time. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Streete Wildlife Club

On Sunday the 15th of May Longford regional game Council held there annual sporting shoot in Streete shooting grounds. Thirteen teams took on what was said to be a good variety of targets. When all scores were tallied Streete A won the event pipping close neighbours Mostrim by just 2 clays. Team members on the day were Hugh O'Hara, Barry Webb, Tommy Denning, Joe Kelly, Paul Connell and Paddy Owns. Big congratulations to Hugh O'Hara on hitting the perfect 50/50. This now means that Streete will go on to represent Longford in the All Ireland shoot in Esker shooting grounds later in July. Well done to two other Streete men who claimed prizes, they were Pat Denning who won the Vets cup and to Liam Campbell who won the Trainee Licence cup. Well done Team Streete. 

The club would like to thank all club members who worked in any way in getting the grounds ready for the event, also to Breege Campbell & Marie Campbell who looked after the catering. 

Other events that are coming up are, on Thursday 26th May the summer league will commence and will be run over 6 weeks. On Saturday 28th May Westmeath RGC will hold its county sporting shoot. 

The club would like to offer its sympathy to the following on their recent bereavements. Peggy Denning Coolnagun &family. Seamus Moran Kilmore & family. Tieran family Burgesland. Blessington family Coolamber. Reilly family Lisryan. 

May their souls rest in peace. 

Congratulations

Congratulations and best wishes to newlyweds Bernard Callaghan, Coolnagun and Riahanna Allan, Castlepollard, who recently celebrated their marriage in Perth, Australia. The happy couple along with family and close friends enjoyed a most memorable and beautiful day. Bernard is the eldest son of Noel and Emmer Callaghan Coolnagun, who are delighted to add another daughter to the family. We wish Bernard and Riahanna every happiness in their future plans and we wish them both a long and happy life together filled with great joy riches and good health.

Please Note Community Alert

Your local Community Alert is being collected at the moment and will continue over the coming weeks. Over 80 per cent of homeowners in our community have contributed to this valuable service and we welcome new subscribers. Your €10 goes towards the text alerts to your mobile, new signage and supporting the senior alert along with other services. Please Note. All who have not contributed since 2019 despite all efforts by our volunteers will no longer receive text alerts from June 1st. We would like to thank all who have made their payment and contributed to making our community a happier and safer place to live. Please pay your €10 subscription into our Bank of Ireland account. NAME: Streete Community Alert. BIC: BOFI IE 2D and IBAN: IE20BOFI 9017 4987 391568 Account 8739 1568 and our Sort code 90-17-49 OR Pay into the Parish Park Letterbox, remembering to put your: NAME and Eircode with your 2 mobile numbers of contact. You will receive a text message from our Treasurer confirming your payment. On behalf of Streete Watch committee, we thank you.

Streete Vintage Show

Our show will take place on June 26th We ask you to spread the great news far and near we are also holding open meetings from now until our show to give people the opportunity to have their say and offer help before and after the show. Please come along on Tuesday 31st at 8.30 for a friendly chat or contact James on 086 3125876 or Kevin on 087 1375222 if you think of something that will make our day memorable for everyone.

Lotto

Streete Parish Park Lotto Draw Monday 23rd May 2022 Numbers Drawn 1, 7, 17, 29 No Jackpot Winners 4 Lucky Dip winners of €25 each. Emily Lloyd (Online) Sheila Mulleady (Online) John Parker, Streete and Sean O' Neill, Rathowen. Our next lotto draw will take place on Monday 6th of June. Jackpot €4200. Thanks for your continued support.

Masses & Adoration this week Streete/Rathowen

This coming Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. Vigil Mass every Saturday in Boherquill at 8 Pm. Every Sunday Rathowen at 10 am. Mass Tuesday, 31st May Boherquill 9.30 am. Friday, 3rd June, Boherquill 8 pm. Adoration 7 – 8pm.

Mass intentions

Please remember in your prayers Hal and Helen Gaynor whose anniversary mass was last week.

Eucharist Ministers for June: Saturday 4th Mary Mulligan. Reader: Orla O’Hara.

First Holy Communion

Our prayers and best wishes to Pedro, Kian, Finn and Odhran who received their 1st Holy Communion last weekend.

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.

Boherhillquill Ramblers

The Ramblers avoided the afternoon showers for their walk in Melkernagh bog near Lismacaffrey on Sunday 22 May 2022. The bog was soft underfoot and the group were surrounded by the sounds of the bog in early summer: birdsong, including a distant cuckoo and closer to hand the roar of a machine cutting turf to add to the rows of sods left out to dry beside the track. The quiet roads outside the bog were lined with wild flowers and in contrast several houses had beautifully cultivated front gardens.
Thank you to Deirdre Leavy and her sister Eilish Beglan who led the walk.

On Sunday 5 June the Ramblers will visit Glasson. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at 2pm at the Athlone end of Glasson. See boherquillramblers.ie for more information.

Notes

If you would like to remind us of an upcoming event or would like to have something mentioned in the Streete and District notes, please email [email protected] or call Kevin 087 1375222 before 5 pm Saturday at the latest and remember folks if you don’t tell me I can’t tell them.

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