We offer our sincere sympathy to Tony Boyce, Lismacaffrey on the death of his sister, Anne formerly from this parish who died in England. May she rest in peace. Anne’s funeral takes place in the U.K. She was married to another local, Mel McCabe, Lismacaffrey. When further more up to date details come to hand I will include them in notes. Please keep an eye on these notes.
The numbers drawn in Streete Parish Park Lotto Draw held on the 25th march are as follows: - 13, 21, 24 28 and the winners were Seán Stapleton; Raymond McLoughlin; and Garry Moran. Next lotto draw will be on the 8th April 2019. Thank you for your continued support of our Lotto Draw.
We are still looking for volunteers from those who are interested in a training course on how to use our life-saving defibrillator. If interested please contact Mary or Anne in the office 043 6685926 or any committee member. This could save a life so it is well worth while participating in a course.
We wish a complete return to good health to Lisa Moran, Killsallagh, Edgeworthstown, daughter of Seamus and Myra Moran who is currently in Mullingar recovering from a serious illness and we ask that we remember Lisa in our prayers.
In Ballnacargy Parochial Hall on Good Friday, 19th April at 9.00p.m. also Monster Raffle on the night with all proceeds, as in previous years going to the Irish Cancer Society and Diabetes Association. The committee thank you for your support over the years.
In Streete Parish Park Good Friday night, April, 19th - €2,500 in prize money.
There will be €3,500 and Easter eggs for prizes at our Bingo on Easter Monday, April, 22nd with all proceeds going to our St. Mary’s, Church Boherquill Repair Fund. Your support would be appreciated.
Streete/Lismacaffrey Annual General Meeting takes place in Fiddlers Green Pub, Streete on Monday night, 8th April at 9p.m. Peter Burke T.D. and local Councillors, Frank McDermott and Emily Wallace will attend the meeting and all especially new members welcome. Any queries please contact Alice Nerney 086 8130780.
Congratulations and best wishes go to John Feerick, hotelier, Rathowen who launched his take-over of the bar and catering at County Longford Golf Club, Glack, Dublin Road, Longford. John can be contacted on 087 2581551 should anyone wish to book a function in advance. We wish him well.
AGM of Streete parish Park takes place in the Centre on Sunday, April 28th at 7p.m. This has been mentioned in these notes previously, but once again we give a reminder as we depend on our local support to keep this wonderful Complex and Walkway if we are to continue our facilities to the existing standard so don’t let us down.
Please note the 2019 launch of our renowned Annual Streete Parish Park Vintage day takes place in Murphy’s Crossroads Inn, Lisryan on May, 25th please support this voluntary vintage event.
Quite a few Ramblers met for a walk beside the Royal Canal starting at Nanny Quinn's at Thomastown near Killucan on Sunday 24 March 2019.
On Sunday 7 April 2019 the Ramblers will visit Ardagh, County Longford, with cars leaving Boherquill at 1.30pm. Cars will meet at 2pm at St. Bridget’s Church in the middle of the village opposite the primary school, for an 8km loop walk which will include some forest. Any club members who plan to join the trip to Wales for the 2019 June Bank Holiday weekend and have not yet paid the balance of the full price to Nini Murray are asked to do so immediately to secure their place.
New members and new walks are always welcome. For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411or see boherquillramblers.ie
Streete Wildlife Club
Streete shooting grounds finished the night shooting on Thursday the 28th with a charity shoot organised by Multyfarnham Gun Club. Many thanks to all our regular supporters for making this such a great success. We would also like to thank PJ Gray and Multyfarnham Gun Cub for deciding to use our facilities for this event.
Drop In Morning
Practice will continue again towards the end of May in preparation for the forthcoming All Ireland sporting shoot, which will be held in Ballinasloe in July. So until then safe shooting to everyone.
Would all members please note that the clubs 41st Annual General Meeting is on Friday, the 5th of April in the clubhouse at 8:30 p.m.
Also the clubs Annual Mass for all deceased club members is on Saturday, the 6th of April at 8 pm in Saint Mary's Church Boherquill.
Next Drop in Morning 11am until 12.30pm Thursday April 4th. It is great to see our new drop coffee morning is proving a good success, so much so we have decided to invite a representative from Active Retirement Ireland to come to our next coffee morning on April 4th to give a short talk on setting up a club here in the Parish Park. This would be a great benefit to everyone over the age of fifty who are facing into retirement or already retired.
Active Retirement have a national membership of over 24,500 people. Members range in age from 50 -100+ years. Please come out and support and encourage a friend to come along.
There was a fantastic turn out again for this year’s Golden Year’s party in Streete Parish Park on Sunday, 24th March last. Over 90 senior citizens attended our annual gala event for a great afternoon of beautiful food and entertainment. The Golden Years party was again organised by the hard working committee of Streete Parish Park and the main organiser who was in attendance to see everything ran smoothly was Parish Park Development Officer, Kevin Brady who deserves great credit and thanks for his great voluntary input. Fr Nigel said grace before and after dinner.
Our Chairman Declan Carthy thanked all for attending and for supporting the Parish Park and our community over the years. Declan said “on behalf of the Committee we would like to thank all who gave so generously cash donations and raffle prizes and who offered their time to help out”. We would also like to thank Bernie Tighe, Johnny Keary, Jimmy Leavy, Davey Harris and Noel O’Neill for the very enjoyable sing along music for all to enjoy.
We would like to express great praise to the very talented local Champion Shane Fahy, Streete and Sarah and Rebecca Gurren from Finea for providing us with such fantastic Irish dancing skills, also the two Kiernan Girls Eimear and Niamh who played outstandingly, it’s heart-warming to see such talent in the parish. Thanks also to Maura Sullivan and Deirdre Leavy for showing us how to play the popular pickle ball.
Finally to John Feerick and his hard working staff from Rathowen who provided the food on which everyone complimented was simply beautiful. Please god we will do it all again next year. I will finish by asking you to consider buying our weekly lotto envelopes at €2 each, three for €5 or €50 to be included for the year. Any difficulty getting envelopes just call Brian 086 2596656