SAD DAY: - we awakened on Thursday morning last to hear sad news on radio, starting with the death of Brendan Grace entertainer and comedian and also well-known Radio personality and political commentator, Noel Whelan. May they both rest in peace. Following this announcement the new of the loss of approximately 150 jobs between the Power Station and Bord Na Móna Mount Dillion, Lanesboro. This will affect Coolnagun Bog in this parish as milled peat from here is brought by road to Lanesboro. Not good news for Lanesboro and the Midlands, but hopefully the powers that be will be able to resolve the situation.
SOCIAL DANCING: - our next Social Dancing night is on Friday, July 19th with music by the very talented Jimmy Hynes & the Crusaders. Dancing from 10.00p.m. - 12.30a.m. Free raffle and supper on the night. Come along for a great night’s entertainment.
STREETE WILDLIFE CLUB: - Summer league 2019 done and dusted. Secretary Seamus Denning did the formalities and started by thanking everyone for their support over the past few months. He especially thanked Conor Cassidy of Connor Cassidy cars.ie for sponsoring the league. He thanked the members of Streete club who make themselves available each week to help out. He gave special mention to the few that take time off work each Thursday to make sure everything is set up and ready to go. He concluded by wishing everyone taking part in the NARGC All Ireland Shoot in Ballinasloe the best of luck.
The winners are as follows, Group of four Enda Mcloughin . Junior winner Sam Harkness.
Ladies winner Kelsey O'Rawe. Class C winner Ollie Donoghue. Runner-up Patrick Ownes, Mullingar. Class B winner Joe Coyle. Runner up Kelsey O'Rawe. Class A Martin Parker
Runner up Tom Mcloughin. Class AA winner Conan Kelly Runner up Gareth Mitchel. Most improved shooter Peter Sheridan. Overall High Gun Winner Brian Higgins.
The club would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Enda Mcloughin from south Leitrim on winning his class in the recent world shooting championship held in Dowth in Co Meath recently. Well done Enda. Streete wildlife club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to the Reilly family baloo on the recent death of Paddy Reilly .May he rest in peace.
BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS: - The weather on Sunday 7 July 2019 was ideal for the Ramblers walk from Jonathan Swift Park beside Lough Ennell to Dysart along the Westmeath Way and back on a loop. The route included bog track and field’s where the walkers were watched by several herds of cattle who were also probably enjoying the pleasures of the countryside in high summer.
Thank you to Eileen Moreton and Mary McHugh who checked and led the walk.
The Ramblers Annual Family Day will be held in Lough Boora Discovery Park on Sunday 21 July 2019. Cars will leave Boherquill at 10am and will be pooled at 10.30am in the car park beside the Fire Station in Mullingar before moving on to arrive in Boora at 11.30am. There will be a range of activities including a guided 90 minute walk suitable for children with the Fairy Avenue and Maze, bicycle rides and, of course, a picnic. A longer walk for adults will include the Sculpture Park, wetland areas and the Mesolithic site where some of the oldest traces of human habitation in Ireland have been found.
New members and new walks are always welcome. For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411.
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