SOCIAL DANCE: - on Friday night last was once again a very enjoyable night in Streete Parish Park Centre when music was provided by Philip English from County Kildare. It was heartening to see an increase in numbers and we enjoyed meeting up with a group of tourists from Holland who were brought along by well known and popular music entrepreneur, Ray Dolan from Mullingar. These people were anxious to see what social dancing was, so Kevin Brady was in contact with Ray and as they say the rest is history. We received much appreciation from the tourists and we thank Ray for including us on Face book. Keep an eye on these notes for future dates, the next of which is Friday night, 16th November when as always Mary O’Connor and Pat Kelly will supply their renowned style of tunes to guarantee you stay on the dance floor all night. On admission each night everyone receives a free raffle ticket and supper is served compliments of the organisers. We thank the ladies from the office, Anne Creamer and Mary McBrien with help from caretaker, Gerry O’Neill who made fresh sandwiches, cakes, tea, coffee etc. Admission to dance is only €10 and all are welcome. If any group would like to come along just contact Kevin 087 1375222 in advance, so we can be organised or let Mary or Anne know in the office 043 6685926. Dates and names for future dances available on request.
The Ramblers had a splendid walk in Deerpark forest on the outskirts of Virginia, County Cavan and beside Lough Ramor on Sunday 14 October 2018. The beautiful calm weather tempted a few yachts and anglers boats out onto the Lough with swans at the waters' edge. There was even birdsong as the group followed the trails through the forest where many of the trees were clad in autumn colours. Many thanks to Joe Masterson who researched and led the walk.
On Sunday 28 October the Ramblers will sample autumn in Mullaghmeen Forest on a walk led by Joe Masterson. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and pause outside the Town and Country pub in Castlepollard at 1.40pm before moving on to start the walk at 2pm in Mullaghmeen.
New members are always welcome. For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411
STREETE BOWLS: - All our teams were in action this week. At the Streete Complex, Streete A and B had Athlone and Ardagh A as their opponents on Tuesday night. Streete A won their first two games but unfortunately lost their second games and the bonus point. Streete B played brilliant bowls on the night and managed to draw two and a half points against last year's League winners Ardagh A. Streete C travelled to Ballymore where they had a comprehensive win on the night. Streete B Team 1 :Thomas Sullivan, Tom Connell and Eamon Carty (skip).Team 2: Pat Purcell, Phyllis Martin and Sam Donaghy (skip). New members welcome.
COMMUNITY ALERT: - meeting took place last week with a fairly good attendance from the parish as well as an excellent attendance by Garda from surrounding areas including the Chief Superintendent, Inspector, Sergeants and Garda - in total nine members of the force. It is most important to support your local Community Alert Group who, don’t forget, are all volunteers. Chairman of our group is Kevin Brady 0871375222.