Streete and District local news Jan 28

Death: We extend our sincere sympathy to Gerry Moran and family Killinaugh, Rathowen on the sad death at a young age of his wife Bernadette whose removal took place from her home to St. Mary's church, Rathowen on Friday last.

Death: We extend our sincere sympathy to Gerry Moran and family Killinaugh, Rathowen on the sad death at a young age of his wife Bernadette whose removal took place from her home to St. Mary's church, Rathowen on Friday last.

Bernadette's funeral and burial took place in the New Cemetery, Boherquill following Mass on Saturday. Bernadette is survived by her husband Gerry, family Maggie Lily, Gerard, Sarah Jane and Julianne, her Mother Mary Anne Rock, Mother in law, Patricia , brothers, sisters in law and a large extended family. Bernadette was very involved with the youth and sport including St. Fintan's GAA. and Streete Warriors Basketball as well as equestrian with her children. She will be sadly missed in this parish where they had lived for many years. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy

We extend our sincere sympathy to John Garvey, Rinroe on the death of his sister in Dublin last week. John works with us in Streete Parish Park. I have no details at time of going to press. RIP

Rotas

New Church Rotas for 2011 can be collected after Mass in Boherquill by Readers, Ministers, Servers etc.

Meeting

A committee meeting for St. Fintan's School takes place in the school in Lismacaffrey this Thursday, 27th at 9p.m. and the committee, teachers, and children send sincere sympathy to the Moran family. All welcome to attend the meeting.

ICA

Meeting in Streete Parish Park Complex on Tuesday evening next week, 1st February at 8p.m. A guest will attend and give a knitting demonstration which should be of great interest to many. All welcome. New members always welcome just come along.

Farmers market

In Streete Parish Park will recommence indoors on Saturday of next week, 5th February 10a.m. to 12noon. Any queries contact Brian 0862596656 or Jimmy 0879287129 or emailbnerney@o2.ie.

Camera course

The photography course consisting of eight classes will begin in Streete Parish Park Complex on Tuesday of next week, 1st February at 7.30p.m. and will continue each Tuesday. The complete course with Danny Boyce is subsidised by Westmeath rural Arts and will cost e55. Any queries please contact Brian 086 2596656 or email bnerney@02.ie.

Fatima

Planning ahead a trip will take place to Fatima from Mullingar on 14th March next. The cost all in from Mullingar will be e530. Any queries please call Paddy 086 2571645. More details nearer the date.

Streete dance

Please note that the postponed Streete Parish park and 'vintage Christmas Dinner Dance will now take place on Saturday of next week, 5th February in Feericks Hotel, Rathowen. The original tickets are still valid and there are still some available if booked in advance. If booked they can be paid for at the door on the night. The cost of the tickets is e25 and includes a raffle for 4 cash prizes to take place on the night. Any queries please call 086 2596656 or emailbnerney@o2.ie.

Bowls

Both Streete teams had away games during the week. The B team travelled to Tyrrellspass and gave a very good account of themselves before going down to their experienced opponents. The A team travelled to Athlone and dug deep to come away with a comprehensive victory. Team B 1 Tom Connell, Bill Bennett, Mick Murray and Pat Kelly. Team 2: Thomas Sullivan, Jimmy Kelly, Packie Scally and Paul Flood. Team A 1 Jimmy Leavy, Phyllis Martin, Martin Gaynor and Finbar Mullen.

Team 2 Michael Turner, Tom Connell, Bill Harvey and Sean Flood. We have a double home game this week with the A team taking on Ballymore and the B team have Mullingar as their opponents. Our P.R.O. Bill Bennett has produced an impressive leaflet to promote the Bowls Club. New members always welcome at our club.

Drama

Suzie Hogan will start drama classes in Steete Parish Park Community Centre on Saturday, 29th January 2011 from 10am to 11.30am in the meeting room. These classes will run for a number of weeks and it is hoped to finish same with a performance night in Streete where everyone will be invited to come and see the young people perform. Classes are open to boys and girls aged 6 to 12. Funding for this project has been made available and class numbers are limited to 12. To secure your child's place on this drama course please contact Breege Campbell by phone or by txt to 087 9127787. Places are limited so booking is essential.

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers luck with the weather held again last Sunday. On a day when fog lingered in many areas, keeping temperatures cool and the air damp, the group walked in Coolamber in sunshine with just a hint of warmth to encourage them, although ice still covered some of the pools beside the track. Their circuit of Coolamber Manor Demesne took in forest, meadow and farm roads in what was just a short walk for a short winter's day, but there were points of interest along the way such as the ingenious seed feeders for the pheasant which are raised by the local Wildlife Club. Around 30 new and established members followed the route, led by Maura McLoughlin. Details of future events and activities were discussed as the Ramblers tucked into their usual post-walk refreshments outside the gates to the Coolamber demesne.

On next Sunday, January 23rd, the Ramblers will walk in Knockdrin, near Mullingar. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and pause at Donnelly's petrol station at Lees Cross on the Mullingar to Castlepollard road at 1.50pm before meeting at Clonkill GAA Club at 2pm. This will be a road walk, so for safety reasons, all those who have hi-vis vests are asked to wear them on this walk.

The John Murray Radio Show Walking Club is holding a walk in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, on next Saturday January 29th, starting at 12.30pm. Some of the Ramblers plan to join the walk and cars are asked to assemble at the Aldi car park in Longford at 10.30am. Those intending to travel are asked to contact Brian Nerney at 086 2596656 beforehand.

Members who have a copy of the 2011 Calendar of walks are asked to note that the Abbeylara and Newcastle walks mentioned on the list for the 6th and 13th of February will be swapped, so Newcastle will now be on the 6th and Abbeylara on the 13th of February.

Members should also note that the very reasonable annual subscription of €20 per head or €30 per family is now due.

Plans are at an early stage for the Ramblers annual visit to Strangford for a few days around March 17th, to join the huge numbers of walkers from far and wide in their traditional St. Patrick's Day walk. Those who are interested in joining the trip should contact Club Secretary Patricia Bruton at 087 9812801 for further details.