by Kevin Brady News & Notes
August 3, 2019

03 August 2019

​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:

  • Mary Duffy
  • Natasha Quinn
  • Von Kerrigan

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

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