by Kevin Brady News & Notes
March 16, 2019

16 March 2019

Death

We sympathise with the O’Hara family Kiltyclough, Ballinalee on the death of Matt O’Hara following a short illness in the loving care of the staff of Sunset Lodge, St. Joseph’s Care Centre, Longford on 13th March in his 102nd year.  Matt is survived by his daughters Maureen and Eileen, sons Brian and Frank, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

His funeral Mass took place in The Holy Trinity Church, Ballinalee with burial afterwards in St. Emer’s cemetery.  May he rest in peace.  Many in this parish know Maureen who runs Rapid Print, Longford and Brian who has the tool Centre on the Athlone Road, Longford.

Social Dance

A very large number attended and really enjoyed our Social Dance in Streete Parish Park Centre last Friday night when music was provided by John Hogan and members of his band.  As always supper was included as well as the usual free raffle.  Thanks to Parish Park staff Mary & Anne as well as caretaker, Gerry O’Neill.  As always Kevin, Declan and James were present throughout the evening.  Thanks to all who helped and supported.  Keep an eye on these notes for updates in advance.

Daffodil Day

As in previous years the members of St. John’s Church of Ireland are holding their usual event in the Church in Streete Village on Friday, 22nd March at 10.00a.m., where daffodils, cakes, etc. will be on sale with all donations appreciated and forwarded to The Irish Cancer Society.  If you can spare the time please call to the Church.  All very welcome.

Dinner Party

The Chairman and elected committee of Streete Parish Park would like to have the pleasure of your company at our Golden Year’s Dinner Party on Sunday, 24th March in the Parish Centre at 3.00p.m.  There will be a full 4 course sit down meal.  Please let Kevin know on 087 1375222 if you can attend, also if you have any special dietary requirements or a vegetarian preference.

We look forward to all our Senior citizens who can, attend.  Entertainment and spot prizes on the day.  Any offers of spot prizes will be greatly received.  RSVP to Kevin by 20th of March, please.  Catering once again this year is by Ferricks Hotel Staff, Rathowen.

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers walk in Ardagh on Sunday 10 March 2019 had to be postponed until later in the year because of very bad weather.

On Sunday 24 March 2019 the Ramblers will meet for a walk beside the Royal Canal at Thomastown near Killucan. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet in the car park across the canal from Nanny Quinn's pub in Thomastown at 2.15pm.

Club members who are joining the trip to Wales for the 2019 June Bank Holiday weekend are asked to pay the balance of the full price to Nini Murray by the end of March 2019.

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

Table Tennis/Badminton

If interested in getting a group together please contact Tracey 087 9287129.

Defibrillator

It was discussed at our last drop in morning and explained that the Defibrillator at the Parish Park is available 24 hours a day if required, but for it to be of use in a life-saving situation we intend holding a training session some evening or night.

If interested and prepared to get involved please contact Kevin 087 1375222 or Declan 086 8123514 or Mary or Anne in the office 043 6685926 or just leave your name and number so you can be contacted.  This will be of great benefit to the district and now is your chance to get trained.

Streete Wildlife Club

Round 6 of the spring league done and dusted , after a ding dong battle to the very end between Nigel McCloughrey and Ronan Quinn it was Nigel that just won  out in the end by the smallest  of margins  - well shot Nigel! I want to wish all of the other shooters the very best of luck in their respective finals. See you all on Thursday at 7pm for more of the same .

Streete Lotto

Street lotto numbers drawn in Streete Parish Park Lotto Draw held on 11th March were:

2, 6, 11, 13

And the winners were:

  • Jack, Keeva and Fiach Carthy
  • James Keary
  • Matt Callaghan

Next draw will be held on 25th March 2019 when our jackpot will be €15,000.  Thank you for your continued support for our lotto draw.

Drama Class

Drama class at Streete Parish Park Tuesday’s 6.00p.m.-7.00p.m.

All primary school children welcome.  Please call 087 9377977/083 1407058 to book.

Please call after 4.00p.m. Monday-Thursday.  Singing, dancing, acting and lots of fun!

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