SYMPATHY: - we extend sincere sympathy to the Early family on the death of Edward (Ned) Early, Boherquill, Lismacaffrey.  Ned died peacefully on Wednesday, March, 20th surrounded by his family and in the loving care of the Nurses and Staff of St Bridget's ward Cluain Lir Nursing Home, Mullingar. Predeceased by his brother Tommy. Deeply regretted by his sisters Rosemary (Ciss) Doherty, Mullingar and Maureen Whyte, Ardagh, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Ned reposed at St Mary's Church, Cluain Lir, Mullingar on Wednesday from 4 o'clock with prayers at 6 o'clock followed by removal to St Mary's Church, Boherquill. Funeral Mass took place on Thursday at 12 o'clock with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.  May he rest in peace

MASS: - the 11a.m. Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Boherquill was celebrated on St. Patrick’s Day by Parish Priest, Fr. Nigel Charles.  Music on the morning was from our adult choir and musicians Mary Dodd, Maura Sullivan and the young Ross girls who played music.  When Mass was ended we were treated by All Ireland champion Shane Fahy and two friends.  Shane has performed at world level previously, so to see these three young dancers was a great treat for all present.  Thanks in particular to Fr. Nigel for approving the treat.

CARD DRIVE: - 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.
AGM: - please note that the Streete Parish Park A.G.M. will take place in the Centre on Sunday, 28th April at 7p.m.  We ask for your support as most people in the district use and benefit from our Complex which is a voluntary organisation.  New members always welcome and needed.  Should anyone wish to become a shareholder at a cost of €127 per share please contact Declan Carthy, James Parker, Kevin Brady or any committee member.

LAUNCH: - of this year’s vintage takes place in the Crossroads Inn, Lisryan on Sunday, 25th May.  Music & craic on the night.

MONSTER BINGO: - in Streete Parish Park Good Friday night, April, 19th - €2,500 in prize money.
TRACTOR RUN: - in aid of Larcc and St. Christopher’s, Sunday 26th April starting from the Parish Park at 2.30 p.m. sharp.  Hall opens for Registration from 1.30p.m.  Support greatly appreciated.  The event ends with the usual Annual Auction on the day.

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.
PARADE: - The North Westmeath St. Patrick’s Day parade took place on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, 17th March in Castlepollard where Donie Cassidy took to the stage and did a great job as M.C.  for the day. Present for the event among others was Parish Priest, Fr. Paddy Moore.  There was the largest ever number of floats etc.  The Mullingar Town Band marched in the parade.  This parish was represented by Streete Parish Park Float with Vice Chairman, James Parker and his driver, Stephen Keary both of whom we thank.  The trucks, tractors and outstanding floats had to be seen to be believed.  Well done to all who helped on the day and especially the organisers and stewards without whom there would be no such event.  Our renowned Streete Parish Park Vintage Day takes place on June, 30th, so please mark the calendar.

DEFRIBILATOR: - It is intended to hold 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.
St. FINTANS FLAME: - our National School in Lismacaffrey took part recently in a junior Entrepreneur Programme and the results of their project are scented candles which represent the heritage of our local bog land and its flora.  The jars used by the pupils are all made from recycled glass and all the candles were produced by 5th & 6th class.  The candle is made from soy wax which is a vegetable wax made from oil of soybeans, therefore it is natural and eco-friendly.  The candles are scented to represent the heritage of our bog land and its flora.  All the candles are produced in St. Fintan’s N.S. in Lismacaffrey.  The pupils will appreciate your support and candles can be purchased for €5 at the School where the pupils have enjoyed taking part in the junior entrepreneur programme.  Congratulations to Mrs. Anne Marie Brady and staff in the school and great credit to some parents who guided the programme – well done to all especially the pupils of 5th & 6th classes.  The phone number for the School is 043 6685233

STREETE WILDLIFE CLUB: - Another very successful Spring league was completed on Thursday night last. The club would like to congratulate the following prize winners. The winner in the veteran section Frank Lyons Legan Winner of the junior section Martine Lee  Cavan.  Runner-up of the group of 4 section Tom Mcloughin,  Mostrim.  Winner of the group of 4 section Malcolm Graham  Monaghan. Runner up in the Ball trap David Berry Monaghan. Winner of the Ball trap Ronan Quinn  Moydow.   Third in class C Darren McCabe Cavan. Second class C Clifford Brady Cavan. Winner class C Aron McPartland Leitrim. Third class B Eddie Hughes Mostrim . Second class B Sean McPartland Leitrim . Winner class B Simon Burke Legan .  Third class A Dinko Bearta Streete. Second class A William Lee Cavan . Winner class A James Flynn Streete . Third class AA Ronan Quinn Moydow. Second class AA Brian Higgins Cavan . Winner class AA Gareth Mitchell Westmeath. Ladies winter Kelsey O'Rawe Cavan .  Most improved shooter of the league Sharon Gettings Streete.The Overall High Gun winner of the league Nigel McCloughrey Longford. The club would like to take this opportunity to thank the following our Main sponsor Ciaran Brady of KBG Accountants Cavan & Longford, Campbell Bros Streete, Mullingar Electrical Mullingar, CEF Electrical Mullingar, The two ladies Mary Mulligan and Peggy Denning for all the buns and scones, To all members who show up each Thursday to man taps etc. and not forgetting the three wise men in the office and to all of our great supporters a big thank you to you all. So, next Thursday we will finish with a charity shoot for the Multy club from Westmeath, please support for more information contact PJ Gray Multy Gun Club.
The club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to the Early family on the recent death of Eddie Early formerly of Boherquill, whose funeral took place during the week, May he rest in peace.

BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS; - The Ramblers visited County Leitrim for their walk on St. Patrick's Day, Sunday 17 March 2019. They followed the Lough Allen Canal from near Leitrim Village to the new floating walkway on Acres Lough just outside Drumshanbo.
The walk was followed by a visit to Glenview Folk Park in Ballinamore where Brian Kennedy has an amazing collection of vintage farm machinery, road vehicles,
tradesman's tools and household effects. There are also several full-scale shops with suitable goods and interior fittings. Thank you to Brian for his enthusiastic guided tour of the collection and to his wife Teresa and himself for the refreshments afterwards in their guesthouse. Glenview Folk Park is well worth a visit for a family or a bigger group. Details are on their website.
Thanks also to Ramblers  Patricia Bruton and Nini Murray who organised the outing. The bus was from Salmon's Coaches of Castlepollard and was ably driven by Christy Salmon, especially round the narrow streets of Drumshanbo, so thank you to them.
On Sunday 31 March 2019 the Ramblers will walk in Ballymahon. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the Cattle Mart in Ballymahon at 2pm for an 8km walk to Brannigan's Harbour on the Royal Canal and along the canal towpath.
Club members who are joining the trip to Wales for the 2019 June Bank Holiday weekend are asked to pay the balance of the full price to Nini Murray by the end of March 2019.
New members and new walks are always welcome. For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411.
See boherquillramblers.ie

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