Cemetry Sunday will take place on Sunday, July 7th at 11a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Boherquill and the Blessing of Graves afterwards in Church cemetery, St. Fintan’s, Coolamber and Streete after Mass. Please send word to any family members and friends who live away from the parish. These details depend on suitable weather conditions.
Friday, June 21st at 8.00p.m. Michael & Mary Dolan and Saturday, June, 22nd 8.00p.m. John & Kate Kerrigan, Hugh, Annie & Patsy Owens.
Our next Social Dance will be held on this Friday, 21st June with music by the ever popular Chris Dallat. Dancing from 10.00-12.30 a.m. Free raffle and supper on the night. Come along for a great night’s entertainment.
Preparations for this year’s Streete Parish Park Vintage 2019 continue as we arrange a full day’s entertainment for all who attend on Sunday, 30th June. Many who intend coming have requested our Eircode which is N91 RC43. which is for anyone who was not here before, otherwise we are just off the N4 at Rathowen Church which is half way between Mullingar and Longford and will be well signposted.
For any further information please call Declan 0868123514, John 0868301347, Brian 086 2596656 or Kevin 087 1375222.
We have received a large entry of vintage cars and tractors already but Trade Stalls must be booked in advance with John 086 8301347. This year’s major attraction is well known Johnny Brady and band as well as a jiving competition. A suitable dance floor has been ordered for outdoor for this event. Johnny Brady will be accompanied on Stage by Carmel McLoughlin.
Once again our state of the art Food Hall will be opened with catering by the very experienced staff from Feerick's Hotel, Rathowen, so you are assured of top class food and for those who prefer outside we will have chip vans, coffee stalls etc., in other words there will be something to suit all tastes. Admission to the field is €10 and children under 15 free.
The raffle is being run by our own committee and is expected to take place at approx. 4.00p.m. on the day.
James Parker, Vice Chairman and Declan Carthy, Chairman will once again create some fun with the mouse racing to add to the entertainment .
Exhibitors of Vintage Cars & Tractors gain free admission, as do the young people under 15 years of age. To get one food voucher for drivers of Vintage Vehicles, one must register at our registration Hut which will be located convenient to the vintage entrance gate. We ask everyone please to obey the stewards on the day as we endeavour to simplify entry on the day. Spectator’s car park is free, just follow the signs.
Our annual Dog Show takes place at approx. 3p.m. The usual trophies are once again supplied and donated by Oliver Kellegher, owner of O.K. Trophies, Castlebar and we wish to thank Oliver sincerely for his generosity.
We wish to thank our Parish Park staff caretaker, Gerry O’Neill for cutting grass etc. and making sure all is in tip top shape, also Mary, Anne ,Marie who help in so many ways, the Parish Park chairman and committee who are hands on at all times to make sure it all happens. All offers of help to Declan 086 8123514 or John 086 8301347 will be greatly appreciated.
Marita and James MacNerney led the Ramblers walk in Edenmore Bog on Sunday 9 June 2019. The area north of Longford town is an attractive mix of hills and valleys with lots of choice for walkers. During Sunday's walk quiet side roads with wide-ranging views of the countryside led to peaceful green roads and finally on to tracks through the bog with cut turf laid out to dry and patches of bog cotton on each side.
Thank you to Marita and James for leading a most enjoyable walk and even managing to avoid the rain showers! On Sunday 23 June 2019 the Ramblers will visit Newtownforbes for an 8km road walk led by Marita and James MacNerney. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the church in the centre of Newtownforbes at 2pm.
New members and new walks are always welcome. For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411. See boherquillramblers.ie
Streete Wildlife Club
Streete Wildlife Club held its annual charity shoot on Thursday 6th June. This year all proceeds from this event will go to Heart Children Ireland. Over 80 guns took part and I must say everyone seemed to be happy with the variety of targets that was on display. Cavan man Niall Gumley gave an exhibition of shooting by shooting a 50 straight 50/50 and winning the Luke Kiernan perpetual cup. Well shot Niall.
The other prize winners on the night were as follows:
- Class B Enda Mcloughin
- Class C Paddy Gallagher
- Class D Colm Keegan
- Ladies winner Pamela Lee
- Runner up Kelsey O'Rawe
- Junior Sam Harkness
- Runner-up Setanta Gavigan
The Club would like to thank the following sponsors:
- Joe Coyle Granard
- Hugh O'Hara
- Mary McGarr
- Padraig Kiernan Balla County Mayo
- Gareth Mitchell
- Hanley controls Clonmel
- Patrick Denning
- Noel Murray Babylin
- Conan Kelly Baylin
- and Quinn's butcher's Granard
Our next big event will be on June 29th, when we will host the Woodcock hunting group of Ireland charity shoot. Our main sponsor for the summer league Connor Cassidy of Connor Cassidy cars.ie has come on board and said he will sponsor a VW golf for the person who can break a 50 straight on the day.
All proceeds from this shoot are going to a local charity known as A - Night -for -Nicky. All shooters welcome.
The club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to the Gaynor family Lisryan on the recent death of Hal. May he rest in peace, also to Mrs Kiernan and family Boherquill on the recent death of her brother in Mayo. May he rest in peace .