by Kevin Brady News & Notes
January 26, 2019

STREETE & DISTRICT NOTES

Church Concert

As in previous years the now famous church concert takes place in the Church of the Nativity, Ballinacargy on Tuesday, 12th February.   Doors will open at 7p.m. and the show will commence at 8p.m.  Many celebrities are taken part.

Once again as in previous years Willie Penrose and many of this friends are organisers and appearing will be Musical Director, Michael English, Mick foster, the well-known Willoughby brothers to name just a few.  For full details see notice board in Streete Parish Park entrance hall.  The organisers recommend that you bring a cushion for your own comfort.

Having attended and enjoyed the show in previous years I recommend the show for a wonderful night out.  Admission will cost €20, so keep a note of the date.

Social Dance

The next Social Dance takes place in Streete Parish Park on Friday, 15th February and music will be applied by the ever popular, Matt Leavy with the usual complimentary supper and free raffle.  Numbers have increased at the last social night with many new faces attending and enjoying the night with comfort and lots of space, so think about it and should you decide to come along you will be most welcome.

Dancing from 10p.m.-12.30a.m. with admission €10.

Dancing Lessons

With James & Bernie every Sunday night in Streete Parish Park starting at 8.00p.m. Any enquiries to 086 2008739

Drop In Morning

As mentioned in last week’s notes the drop in morning formerly generously hosted by Jim Phelan in his Fiddlers Green Pub is now being held in Streete Parish Park Meeting Room on the first Thursday morning of each month from 11a.m. to 12.30p.m.  The attendance at our first attempt last week was small, so please spread the word and we hope anyone free on Thursday, 7th February and on the first Thursday of the month will come along for a cuppa and a chat.

There is no charge but if you like to put a few bob in the box it will be appreciated.  A reminder will appear nearer the date.  We also intend including a book and magazine swap table where people can bring and leave a book or magazine etc. and take away and swap at no charge.  Most homes have books etc. which are suitable and of interest to others.

There are a few more ideas such as a pack of cards etc.  There will also be an opportunity to discuss anything related to the parish and district.  All welcome and keep an eye on these notes and remember the first Monday morning of each month.  If you have an idea just come along on February, 7th 11.00a.m.-12.30p.m.

Streete Wildlife Club

Would like to invite everybody especially all landowners to Murphy’s crossroads Inn this Friday 1st February to a game tasting night with a difference.  All game on the night will be supplied by members of the club. Come along and taste some Pheasant, Partridge, Pigeon, Duck, Rabbit and maybe some deer stew.

There will also be a raffle on the night with some very valuable spot prizes.  Music on the night will be supplied by Paul Leavy, Admission is voluntary and all proceeds go to the Irish Heart foundation. Please support and bring a friend.  February 7th Spring League.

Boherquill Ramblers

The walk along the towpath of the Royal Canal from the Dublin Road Bridge in Mullingar east to Baltrasna Bridge and then back on the nature trail on the other side of the canal made up the Ramblers walk on Sunday 20 January 2019. During the walk the group passed the quay at Piper's Boreen where emigrants boarded barges during the 19th century on the first stage of their journey to leave the country.

The Ramblers will meet at Streete Parish Park on Sunday 3 February for their 2019 AGM, There will be a walk at 2pm followed by the AGM at 4pm.

Members are reminded that annual subscriptions are now due: only €20 each or €30 for a family.
New members are always welcome. For details phone Philip: 087 7753612 or Nini: 086 8754411.
See boherquillramblers.ie.

Table Quiz

The Streete Watch Community Alert committee would like to say a big Thank You to everyone who supported and took part in last Friday nights table quiz in the Fiddlers Green, Streete. Quiz master, Padraig Flynn, regaled the crowd with his amusing line of questions. An excellent raffle also took place after the quiz with a large range of fantastic prizes which were all very kindly donated with almost every table receiving a spot-prize. We would also like to say thanks to all who made and donated sandwiches.

We would also like to thank Jim for the use of his premises.  Thanks also to Fr. Nigel for his attendance. All in all, the quiz was a huge success. All monies raised will go towards Community Alert equipment and signage. So far, over 85 percent of the parish have signed up to our text alert system. If you haven’t had a call from one of our committee and would like to sign up it only costs €10 for the year.

Please let us know and we will gladly call to you. We can’t promise to prevent crime but working together and being vigilant will greatly reduce the possibility. Garda Paddy Gynan will attend a meeting next month to advise our community on drugs and how to identify and report illicit use.

Contact Paula: 087 9680739 or Kevin: 087 137522 if you want to register for our alert.

Streete Bowls

The club has resumed bowling after the Christmas break. Streete A and C hosted Ardagh B and Mullingar at the Streete Complex on Tuesday night. Streete A had a hard fought win over Ardagh but  Streete C lost narrowly on the night to Mullingar.

Streete B travelled to Athlone on the same night but did not win any points. All members of the club would like to offer their sincere sympathy to Rachel Gaffney on the recent death of her husband Paddy. May he rest in peace. New members welcome.

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