by Kevin Brady News & Notes
May 19, 2019

19 May 2019


Preparations are full steam ahead as the committee and friends prepare for our 2019 Streete Parish Park Vintage. The launch of this year’s event takes place in Murphy’s Crossroads Inn, Lisryan on next Saturday, May,25th with music and entertainment being supplied by Michael Cahill.  Also earlier the same day starting from Streete Parish Park at 4.00p.m. will be our Annual charity Tractor Run followed by a B.B.Q. as previously mentioned, complete with food by John Rogan whom we thank.

All monies from this run go to the two charities being chosen which are St. Christopher’s, Longford and Larcc Cancer Care Centre, Multyfarnham.  To help these two very worthy local charities we will greatly appreciate your support on the day.  Any donations of turf, timber, tractor oil, vouchers etc. for the auction with all monies raised going in total to the said charities, so please contact John Parker, 0868301347 or Brian Nerney 086 2596656 or any Parish Park Vintage member.

Registration for the Run starts at 3.00p.m.  Even if you have no interest in vintage, just come along for the fun and help a good cause.  Remember it’s this Saturday, 25th May.

Vintage Day

This year is Sunday, 30th June and will include music by well-known musician, Johnny Brady  accompanied by Carmel Mcloughlin.  Many stalls are booked in already, so there will be entertainment for all ages.  Our state of the art Food Hall with catering by the very experienced staff  from Feericks Hotel, Rathowen 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.


Offers of help on the two days urgently needed in advance to help with the planning.   Please contact Declan Carthy, James Parker, Kevin Brady or any committee member including our two new members, Stephen Keary and P. J. Tiernan whom we welcome on board.

We wish to thank John Feerick for his help and permission to erect signage on his property in Rathowen.  We also like to thank Safeway Scaffolding for their help as well as may others, too numerous to mention: - Please help us to keep up our standards, as in previous years.

Free Local CPR Training

The Irish Heart Foundation have a new programme out called Hands for Life which is free to all interested. The Irish Heart Foundation are endeavouring to teach 1000’s of us some very important Life Saving Skills and how to perform CPR.  The course includes:

  • Recognising Cardiac Arrest
  • Making a 112 call
  • Practise CPR
  • Recognising Stroke and Heart Attack
  • Choking and child CPR and much more..
  • This course is free for all interested.

The Course takes place in Streete Parish Park Community Centre on Wednesday,  22nd May. The times are as follows:

  • 5.00 p.m.
  • 6.30 p.m.
  • 8.00 p.m.

If interested please contact Sheila on 0868637000 or Streete Parish Park (Tracy) 087 9287129 14th May. Thiscourse is available to all so please spread the word to any clubs committees, or school Groups in all surrounding areas

“A life Saving Skill is a skill learned for Life”.

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers 2019 Walking Festival was held over the weekend of 10-12 May, opening with an evening walk in the gardens and grounds of Tullynally Castle during which the owner Thomas Pakenham met the group and recounted the history of some of the magnificent magnolias and other shrubs. The tea and scones in the Tea Shop were a fitting ending to the evening.

On Saturday the group met at the Hotel Castlepollard for tea and scones before their walk in Mullaghmeen Forest. Joe Masterson led the way in the forest, moving among the marked routes in the forest, and including the highest point with its wonderful views including over Lough Sheelin into Cavan. The bluebells were spectacular in the forest, and on a short stretch of road outside, the ditches were full of wild flowers and even a few orchids. There was birdsong in the air all day.

The weather continued mild and bright on Sunday for the longest walk of the weekend, from the Float Bridge near Coole to Fore Abbey, a distance of 24 km. After tea and bites in Jane's Coffee Shop in Fore everyone boarded the bus to the start of the walk. The route of the walk crossed Coolnagun Bog and along a green road to Coolure, past Coolure House and on to the back entrance to Tullynally Castle where there was a stop  for lunch in the car park.

After lunch the walk continued through corn fields around Castlepollard and skirted Kinturk Hill before climbing to the ruins of the Viking fort on the summit of Randoon Hill with magnificent views over Lough Lene and much of County Westmeath. There was one final hill to be climbed in Moortown and then it was downhill to the road and right into Fore for a very well-deserved cup of tea back in Jane's Coffee Shop.

The Ramblers have many people to thank for the weekend's success: walk leaders Alice Nerney and Joe Masterson on Friday, Joe again on Saturday and Frank Higgins with John Higgins and members of John's family on Sunday. Thank you to Thomas Pakenham, Octavia and the staff of the castle Tea Shop at Tullynally on Friday. Thanks also to the Hotel Castlepollard for the tea and scones before Saturday's walk and to Jane O'Reilly who provided refreshments for all on Sunday.

The Ramblers President Brian Nerney was always on hand with fruit and water or a lift back to base when required. Thank you to Salmon's Coaches of Castlepollard who provided transport on Sunday. The Festival would not be possible without the cooperation of the many farmers whose land was crossed so special thanks to them.

On Sunday 26 May 2019 the Ramblers will meet in Fore to join an IFA Green Ribbon Walk aimed at raising awareness of suicide. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet in Fore at 2pm.

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

Streete Bowls

Streete Bowls Club completed their doubles competition on Tuesday night last. In the first semi-final Pat Purcell and Thomas Sullivan edged out Mick Turner and Phyllis Martin. Marie Delamere and Liam Connaughton got the better of Sean Flood and Seamus Moran in an exciting match that went down to the last bowl. In the final, Marie and Liam raced into an early lead. Despite their best efforts Thomas and Pat couldn't find any way back. Well done to all who took part in the competition. We will be playing fun bowls from next week onwards and everyone is welcome to take part. New and lapsed members are very welcome.

Streete Wildlife Club

Street shooting grounds summer league gets underway this Thursday the 23rd of May from 7 to 9 pm. The league will be 50 bird sporting run over an 8 stand layout similar to the upcoming all Ireland which will be held in Ballinasloe in early July. It will run over eight weeks with top prizes in all classes
The club would especially like to thank young Edgeworthstown Business man Connor Cassidy of Connor Cassidy cars for coming on board as our main sponsor for this league.  Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday

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