by Kevin Brady News & Notes
December 1, 2018

STREETE & DISTRICT NOTES

DEATH; - We send sincere sympathy to the McGahern family, Rincoola, Granard on the death of Harold McGahern.  Predeceased by his mother, Lily, father, Tim brother, Noel.  He will be sadly missed by his wife, Margaret, his children Joy, Angela, Una and Aonghus, brothers, Ray, Dermot and Des, sons-in-law Kent and Damien, his grandchildren, his extended family and a large circle of friends.  May he rest in Peace.  Harold reposed at his home on Thursday last with Funeral mass on Friday, 30th in St. Mary’s Church, Granard, followed by a private crematorium service.

ST FINTAN'S CEMETERY BOHERQUILL: - The committee has now erected a plate with the name of the cemetery on it at the entrance gate of the cemetery. This work was done free of any charge by Patrick Gogan of Gogan's Funeral Directors Edgeworthstown, and we thank him for his generosity.

ANNUAL CAROL SERVICE: - takes place in St. James’s Church, Streete on Sunday, 16th December at 4.00p.m.   Everybody welcome.

NON SHED CHRISTMAS TREES; - for sale costing €50.  All proceeds from the sale of these trees goes towards the upkeep of St. James’s Church.  For any further  information please contact Fred on 087 1911392.

TRAD NIGHT; - the big news this week is that Jim Phelan is hosting a Trad night on Thursday, 13th December in his Fiddlers Green pub in Streete Village with international group “Broken Pokers” direct from Australia on their Irish Tour and  on Saturday, 22nd December Jim is hosting a customer appreciation night including finger food, raffle and music.  Please pass on the word as all are welcome and hopefully it will start the Christmas atmosphere and be two most enjoyable and different entertainment nights.

PLAY: - thanks to all who supported Seamus O’Rourke’s play “And Thank You” in Streete Parish Park Centre last Saturday night written and performed by the author and it was a great success.  Monies from this event go towards necessary repairs to the parochial House in Boherquill.

BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS: - A 10km loop walk based on Kenagh provided the Ramblers with a first-class afternoon's exercise on Sunday 25 November 2018. Pat O'Rourke led the way, taking in the Lime Walk which is a well-known walking route, and a section of the Royal Canal. At one point a field full of turkeys and geese was a reminder of the approaching festive season. Thank you to Pat for leading the walk and to Bee O'Rourke for the delicious fruit cake at the end of the walk.
The Ramblers 2018 Christmas Dinner will be held on Sunday 9 December at the Annebrook House Hotel in Mullingar. There will be a walk at 2pm starting at the hotel and the meal will begin at 4.30pm. Places are €30 each and donations of gifts up to the value of €10 are invited for the raffle.
New members are always welcome. For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411
See boherquillramblers.ie

SANTA’S POST BOX; Streete Parish Park Committee are delighted to take delivery of Santa’s magic post box this week. We are very honoured to have been selected by Santa Claus this year again, as the drop off point for all the little boys and girls Santa letters. 
Santa has assured us if you post your letter early in his special magic post box at the Parish Park, remembering to put your name and address on the letter, he will do his best to answer your letter personally and no child will be left out. Santa has already sent some of his helper elves from the North Pole to Streete Parish Park to help in putting up the Christmas tree and Nativity crib. This is a special time of year for all ages. 
If you have any unwanted decorations that would help to make our community centre look nice for Christmas or you want to make a donation please call Declan 086 8123514, James 086 3125876 or Kevin 087 1375222 or drop into the girls in the office Tues to Thursday 10 till 2 pm.

Table Quiz Cancelled: Due to so many events taking place coming up to the Christmas period and in the interest of fairness to schools, clubs and party goers who would like to take part in the quiz, we have decided to postpone the quiz until the New Year. We apologise if you were looking forward to the night, but watch this space for a new date coming soon!

COOLAMBER ICA: -The last meeting of Coolamber ICA Guild for 2018 will take place in Streete Parish Park on Wednesday 5th December at 8.00p.m. Prior to this meeting the ICA Lotto will be held for a jackpot of €5950. Together with Granard ICA Guild we have hosted the Lotto for the past few months. The arrangements for our Christmas outing will be finalised on the night and planning for future meetings will also take place. As ever new members are very welcome to come along and join us. Our next meeting will be in February so I would like to take this opportunity to wish all members and their families a Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

STREETE SOCIAL DANCING: - Our next Social Dance in Streete Parish Park is on Friday, 21st December with music by Jimmy Hynes & the Crusaders. Free raffle and refreshments on the night.  Come along for a good night’s entertainment

SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES: - every Sunday night in Streete Parish Park 8p.m.-9.30p.m.  Learn to dance in a Fun and Friendly atmosphere with James & Bernie. Beginners welcome.  Call 086 2003739

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