BEST WISHES: - this week go to Marian Denning who has been so much part of the Parish Park staff over the past year, and now that the scheme she was on has run its course she has had to retire and will be greatly missed by all who know her. The only good news is that she has agreed to stay as a volunteer to help with bingo and lotto in the Centre on Monday nights, as she has done in the past.
BIG BREAKFAST: - as mentioned last week we all look forward to Streete Parish Park Big Breakfast which takes place this year on Sunday, 21st October between 9a.m. and 1p.m. Food will be cooked this year thanks to Sheila Reilly and Catriona Carthy with the help of Feericks Hotel, Rathowen. Tickets are on sale from this weekend at €10 each and can be purchased from the office upstairs in the Centre and members of the committee will also be calling door to door. Last years event was a wonderful success and we trust you can support us by attending. Friends and relations are welcome to attend, which will make it more enjoyable. The Parish Park phone number is 043 6685926 or Declan’s number 086 8123514.
COMMUNITY ALERT: - meeting will be held in Streete Parish Park on Wednesday, 3rd October at 8.30p.m. Garda representatives from Mullingar and Delvin regional division will attend. This is a very important meeting for all residents and property owners in the locality and the Gardai warn of the likely increase in house break ins and farm yard thefts now that the long nights approach and ask that we become more active again to set up our Community Alert Group to inform them of any suspicious activities in our area. We are always asked to be more vigilant and to attend this meeting and learn what services are available to us. All welcome to attend, young and old which means it’s for you!
GOLDEN WEDDING: - congratulations and very best wishes go to Lily and Ted Cassidy, Coolnagun who celebrated fifty years of marriage on their Golden Wedding Anniversary with family and friends on Friday, 28th September. We wish themselves and family many happy and healthy years ahead.
BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS: - On Sunday 23 September 2018 Oliver Usher led the Ramblers on a walk in Girley Bog near Kells. Oliver passed on some of his extensive knowledge of the bog and its history up to today when work is continuing to conserve the bog. During the walk Oliver took the group to an area where sphagnum moss is being actively encouraged to spread across the bog
Many thanks to Oliver for leading the walk and to Aideen and family for the wonderful food at Drewstown House during the walk. Thanks also to Drewstown for the use of the house.
The Ramblers will travel to Dublin for their walk on Sunday 7 October 2018 for a 12km loop walk around the Bohernabreena Reservoirs. A bus will leave the car park beside the Fire Station in Mullingar at 11am. The walk will begin at 12.30pm at the Thomas Davis GAA Club on the Kiltipper Road in Tallaght. Please bring a packed lunch and bus fare for the trip. To book a place text Alice Nerney at 086 8130780 asap. Please take special note of the early start.
A weekend away is planned for Friday, 19 October 2018 in Carlow. The price is €230 p.p. sharing for 3 nights B & B, 2 evening meals and 2 packed lunches. Closing date for booking and payment is Sunday 7 October 2018 - contact Patricia Bruton at 087 9812801 asap.
STREETE WILDLIFE CLUB: - Street wildlife club reached yet another milestone during the past few weeks when eleven of its members and wives /partners celebrated its 40th anniversary with a weekend away in Abbeyleix.
First stop was a meeting with Ray Dolan in Mullingar to make a live video then all back on the bus and onwards to Munshells restaurant, Tullamore for breakfast. We then proceeded onto Owen’s classic car collection Abbyleix, and with some very classy cars on show, Pat Denning got his chance to test drive a 1930 Porsche. Next it was onto the Irish fishing and shooting museum Durrow and after some tea and sandwiches the ladies left for Kilkenny city. Walter Phelan gave a very informative talk and then brought us on a guided tour of the museum.
Ireland's oldest pub Morrissey's of Abbeyleix was our next port of call where a “few pints of plain” went down a treat. Our final stop of the evening was Abbeyleix Manor Hotel for dinner and overnight stay. After a very enjoyable dinner Chairman Joe Kelly said a few words and made presentations to our three founder members. Brendan Mulligan, Pat Denning and Seamus Denning for their service to the club over the past 40 years. He also presented Mary Mulligan and Peggy Denning with a Bouquet of flowers for all their cookery skills displayed each Thursday night during night shoots. - Speaking of cookery skills, I must mention the excellent job that Denise Tighe made of the birthday cake, all staff in the hotel wanted to know how she made the duck? as the saying goes - "some can do it, but you know how" great job Denise well done.
A special word of thanks to Christy Salmon from Salmon bus hire Castlepollard - a great bit of banter with that man, and would highly recommend him for future trips away.
On my own behalf and I know I speak of the rest of the crew that travelled, a special word of thanks to our Secretary, Seamus for organising a great weekend from start to finish. - Happy 40th Streete Wildlife club!!