DEATH: - our sincere sympathy is extended to the O’Neill family on the death of William (Billy) O’Neill Russagh, Rathowen on Thursday, 28th February
        Peacefully, in the loving care of the nurses and staff at the Regional Hospital, Mullingar and at Portiuncula Nursing Home, Multyfarnham. Predeceased by his wives Mary and Eileen. Sadly missed by his loving sons Frank, Sean, Noel and Gerry, his sisters Rosie Gilchriest and Nanny Lyons, and his brother Sean (London), grandchildren and great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, daughters-in-law, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, relatives and friends.  May he rest in peace.  Billy reposed at the Nursing Home in Multyfarnham on Saturday with removal to St. Mary’s Church, Rathowen.  Funeral Mass was at 12.30p.m. on Sunday with burial afterwards in Aughafin Cemetery, Edgeworthstown.

DROP IN MORNING: - As Thursday is the first Thursday of the month our monthly drop in morning takes place in Streete Parish Park Meeting Room 11.00-100p.m. when all, who are available at the time are most welcome to call for a cup of tea/coffee and a chat.  This idea has been a great success on the last two occasions and with local support we hope to keep it going on the first Thursday of each month.  We will continue our book swap table, so if you have any suitable books or magazines feel free to bring them along and swap them for one of your choice.

CAKE/BISCUITS: - if any of the ladies wish to donate a tart, cake/biscuits on the morning it will be appreciated, but only if it suits, not compulsory, just if convenient.

DANCING LESSONS: - With James & Bernie every Sunday night in Streete Parish Park starting at 8.00p.m. Any enquiries to 086 2008739.

SOCIAL DANCE: - Our next Social Dance date in Streete Parish Park is Friday, 15th March when music will be provided by John Hogan.  As many regulars have been enquiring about our next date I recommend you take note of it.  Refreshments and free raffle on the night.  Good music assured- you won’t be disappointed. 

TABLE QUIZ; - in aid of Coole/Whitehall Community on Friday, 8th march at 9.00p.m. in Burke’s pub in Coole.   Tables of 4 €40.  All welcome.

NATIONAL SCHOOL: - are now enrolling for September 2019.  Enrolment forms available at the School.  Contact number 0436685233.
BOOKING: - to book our Parish Park Centre for parties, sports etc. please contact Tracey on 087 9287129. Or call Mary or Anne in the office 043 6685926
STREETE WILDLIFE CLUB; - Round four of the spring league complete with over 60 guns taking part. Two men finished top of the pile with the perfect score of 40/40, they were Cavan man, Brian Higgins and Monaghan man, Malcolm Graham. Mostrim man, Tom McLoughlin and Westmeath man, Niall Brennan made it through to the ball club final on 21st March with a perfect score of 10/10. See you all next week for more of the same.

BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS: - The Ramblers met at Mary Lynch's pub in Coralstown on Sunday 24 February 2019 for a walk out through Heathstown Bog and back along the towpath of the Royal Canal. Many thanks to  Declan Leonard for organising the walk and to John and Mary Moriarty of Mary Lynch's for serving the tea and sandwiches afterwards.
On Sunday 10 March the Ramblers will visit Ardagh, County Longford with cars leaving Boherquill at 1.30pm. Cars will meet at 2pm at St. Bridget’s Church in the middle of the village, opposite the primary school. There will be a choice of walks: 11km or 6.5km.
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

LOTTO: - The numbers drawn in our Streete Parish Park Lotto Draw held on the 25th February are as follows: - 8,9,13 20 and the winners were: - James Farrar; Jimmie Moran: Brendan Keary.  Our next Lotto Draw will be on the 11th March when our Lotto Jackpot will be €15,000.  Thanks so much for your continued support of our Lotto.

New Year Get Fit- Stay Fit Program is now up andrunning in Streete Parish Park on Friday evening at 7 pm. Barry Webb a Professional Trainer with great experience working with sports partnerships in Longford and Westmeath is offering personal Weight Loss and Fitness Instruction. Barry’s co-partner Shannon who is also a fitness instructor assisted in the weigh in and working out a personal fitness and diet plan best suited to each person who attended. Barry tells me he had a full class and welcomes new comers to sign up any Friday evening at 6.15 before the class starts at 7. The class is open to Men and Women of all ages. We are delighted to have Barry come on board with the Parish Park to offer this great service. Anyone who valued Weightwatchers will welcome Barry’s personal program focused on you on a one to one basis. Each program will run for six weeks at a time starting with a weight in and a strategic plan drawn up for you to manage your food and inspire you to take part in a weekly fitness program in the Parish Park. The cost of the six-week program is €50 which is fantastic value when you consider you have your own personal trainer to mentor you along the way. Tell your friends and come along to see for yourself. Barry suggests you come in suitable working out gear and soft footwear and remember to bring a bottle of water. For more call Barry on 085 770 8679 to book your place.

Walking Track Membership: - It is great to see new members joining up to use our walking track. The walking track has proved a great success and enjoyed by many from a wide area. The Parish Park Committee would like to thank everyone who paid for membership for the past number of years and would like to remind you that your membership is now due for renewal. All members will be contacted in the coming weeks. New member application forms can be found in the entrance hall of the Parish Park or by calling into the office upstairs Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 10 am until 2 pm. Alternatively you can pick up a membership application form in the shop in Lisryan or the shop in Streete. Single membership is €20 and a family is €30. We also remind you this facility is a huge benefit to our community. We have had some reports of dog fowling over the past year. This may have been one offs but if you see deliberate dog fowling allowed by it owner we ask you to please report to any of our committee or in the office or call Declan 086 8123514 or Kevin 087 1375222. All cheques made payable to Streete Parish Park.

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