by Kevin Brady News & Notes
April 6, 2019

06 April 2019

​Vintage

At a committee meeting of Streete Parish Park Vintage held in the Centre at 11a.m. on Monday morning and attended by Chairman, Declan Carthy and Financial Controller, Pat Duffy the following dates were confirmed. – Charity Tractor Run, 25th May with registration at the Park 3p.m. and the run commencing at 4.00p.m. sharp.  All proceeds this year will be equally divided and donated to two charities Larcc and also St. Christopher’s Edgeworthstown Branch, both very worthy causes.

The Run will proceed from our Parish Park through Boherquill to Lismacaffrey, Lisryan, Edgeworthstown Rathowen and back to Streete Parish Park which will be the end with music, auction and raffle and a complimentary B.B.Q.  for all drivers.  The public can join in the B.B.Q.  and a cover charge of just €5 for admission.  To take part in the Tractor Run there will be an entrance fee of €20 per tractor.

No children allowed on tractors during the run and tractors must have current road insurance.  All drivers will receive a token gift on the day.  Should anyone wish to donate any articles for the auction they will be of great benefit to the charities and greatly appreciated.

All queries to John Parker 087 8301347, Brian Nerney 086 2596656 or Kevin Brady 087 1375222.  Please support if you can and tell your friends.  Next meeting is on the 17th April at 11a.m.

Security

We must ask those who use the Complex to make sure the last person out remembers to turn off all lights and check that doors are locked as well as kitchen.  In particular parents are asked to advise their families.  Any problem call 086 8123514, 087 9287129 or 087 1375222.

Launch

Please note that the launch of this year’s Vintage weekend takes place in Murphy’s Crossroads Inn, Lisryan on Saturday, 25th h May and our Tractor run earlier on the same day.

Daffodil Day

The organisers of the recently held Daffodil Day wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who helped, donated and supported the cause.  The total amount raised was €820 and all proceeds were forwarded to the Irish Cancer Society.

Streete Wildlife Club

The clubs 41st AGM was held on Friday night last 5th April in the clubhouse with 15 members present.  The following committee was elected. Chairman Joe Kelly , Vice chairman Patrick Ownes, Secretary Seamus Denning, Asst  Secretary Tommy Denning , Treasurer Hugh  O'Hara, Asst. Treasurer Michael Murtagh, PRO Michael Campbell, Safety officer Padraig McGauran, Game /Vermin Officer Pat Denning, Delegates Michael Hayden, Michael Mulleady, Brendan Mulligan.

The club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to Tony Boyce Lismacaffrey on the recent death of his sister Anne McCabe who died in England .May she rest in peace

Drop In Morning

We would like to thank Maureen McCormack and Maura Farrell from Age Active Ireland for attending our drop in morning in the Parish Park last Thursday morning. Maureen gave a lovely talk on the wonderful work age active does in bringing people together especially those who are in the retiring stage of life. Maureen explained why it’s so important to stay fit and active to maintain your good health and wellbeing at this stage of life, especially after we retire.

She also emphasized age active is open to anyone over the age of 50 with no lower or upper age limit. It was great to see so many people come out and support the drop in morning having a cup of tea and chatting to one and other. After the presentation from Maureen it was decided we would form a group and I am delighted to report a committee was elected and we have sent off our affiliation fees to Age Active Ireland.

Our new group will be called. Streete Age Active Retirement Group. The committee over the next number of weeks will focus on a range of social activities to suit all ages of our group and will keep you informed. If you would like to join our group or want more information please call Kevin 087 1375222 or call the office 043 6685926 and Anne and Mary will fill you in.

Social Dance

Our next Social Dance takes place in Streete Parish Park Centre on Thursday, 18th, April from 10.30p.m.-12.30a.m. (please note change of night) Music will be supplied by the ever popular Paul Leavy.  Admission including supper and free raffle €10 - All welcome.

Dancing Lessons

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

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers met in Ballymahon on Sunday 31 March 2019 for a walk along the Royal Canal from Ballybrannigan Harbour to Archie's Bridge and back on the opposite bank. The white flowers of the blackthorn in the hedgerows along the way were the most noticeable signs of spring with the daffodils having finished flowering.

On Sunday 14 April 2019 the Ramblers will visit Killasona. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at Killasona school at 2pm for an 8km road walk; a shorter option will be available.  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.

The Boherquill Ramblers Annual Walking Festival will take place on the weekend of 10th May, 2019 with walks on the Friday evening, on Saturday and on Sunday. Further details will be given in future notes.

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

Monster Bingo

In Streete Parish Park Good Friday night, April, 19th - €2,500 in prize money.

Easter Monday

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.

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