CEMETERY SUNDAY - Streete, July 3rd, Russagh, June, 5th and Rathaspic.
We send our sincere sympathy on the death of Jimmy Meehan, Rath to his wife, Gertrude and family, Maureen, Anne, Geraldine and John. Jimmy died after a short illness in Hospital. His removal took place to St. Mary’s church, Boherquill at 7.30p.m. on Monday of this week and his burial followed Mass at 12 noon on Tuesday to Russagh cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Streete Parish Park Annual General Meeting takes place in the Centre this Sunday 29th May at 7p.m. followed at approx 8.30p.m. by Streete Parish Park Vintage A.G.M. when all are welcome to come along to both as this is the place to air ones views and ideas.
The next Farmers Market in Streete Parish Park is Saturday week, 4th June. Please note there is no market this weekend. Our Car Boot sale which was to take place did not, due to bad weather, so we will try it again weather permitting on Saturday week. Please support us.
Streete Parish Park Lotto Draw during Bingo next Monday night. Please try to buy on envelope as “if you’re not in you can’t win”.
A big dance in Streete Parish Park Complex this Friday night, 27th May. The main band will be preceded by Pat’s Country Show. The event will have a bar for the night and buses will run as follows Bus 1 Gerry Walsh 087 2593030, Gowna, Mullinalaghta,, Granard, Finea, Abbeylara, Lisryan and Streete, Bus 2 John Maguire 087 6213526, Aughnacliffe, Ballinalee, Kiernan’s Forge, Longford Cathedral Car Park, Edgeworthstown, Rathowen. Bus 3 Chris Salmon 086 8302657, Mullingar, Delvin, Collinstown, Castlepollard, Coole, Streete.
For any bus details please contact the numbers above. A big crowd is expected on the night so best be on time. Any money made from this event will go towards the creation of a lit walkway 0.9 of a mile long around the Parish Park grounds. We have to raise a substantial amount of money and expect or hope to get support for the balance.Any offers of financial support should be sent to Brian Nerney 086 2596656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org If you support our dance it will give us a great start.
There’ll be blood, sweat and tears in the Fiddlers Green pub on Saturday 28th May when members of our local village get ready to rumble and take to the ring to raise money for the Boherquill Church renovations and Streete Tidy Towns. After ten weeks of intensive training in Ballinagore Boxing club 18 boxers, 16 male and 2 females, will lace up their gloves at the Fiddlers Green to compete in the village’s first ever White Collar Boxing Fundraiser.
The Ramblers followed the course of the River Boyne from Navan to Slane for their walk last Sunday. They were joined by some members of the Lansdowne Tennis Club Walking Group and also the Hill Biddies (also known as The Mountain Mollies). The Ramblers would like to thank Philip O’Neill their guide for the day, as in previous years, and also Ramblers Chairman Brian Nerney, who drove the bus which was kindly supplied, as always, by Paddy O’Brien of Rover Coaches in Mullingar. Thanks also to Eileen Gaughran and those who provided the sandwiches and buns at the end of the walk. Next Sunday, May 29th, the Ramblers will begin their walk in the beautiful village of Abbeyshrule. Cars will leave Boherquill at 2pm. and meet in Abbeyshrule at 2.30pm.
STREETE TIDY TOWNS
It’s that time of the year again, the voting for the tidiest town will commence in June. We have been very busy this year to try and better the voting scores from previous years and we thank you for all the kind comments on your satisfaction with the improvements. The past few months we have been working hard to complete the renovations to the old stone wall in the village, construct traditional flowerbeds, negotiate the resurfacing of the village road and commence pathways and kerbing. During this month will erect traditional cast iron tree guards to improve the streetscape, replace the village pump and continue to plant more bedding plants and flowers. None of this work could be done without the tireless efforts made by Marian, Mat and Noel and all the other committee members and local volunteers.
Our committee would like to extend congratulations to our committee member Mat Fahy who received a nomination under the The Cathaoirleach’s Awards, which recognises his significant contribution and involvement in our community. We would also like to formally welcome our new chairperson, Marian Denning, our Secretary Caroline Lambden and Treasurer Dominic Egan.
This year our big fundraiser is the ‘White Collar Boxing Event’, which takes place next Saturday in the Fiddlers Green Pub. This event will be hugely important in raising funds to improve our village, the more we raise, the more we can do! We would like to thank all the lads, and two girls who have volunteered to box and we acknowledge all the hours you have contributed during the training sessions and photos shoots! We wish you the very best of luck for a safe night of boxing and thank you sincerely for contributing to your community. We would also like to acknowledge the significant amount of voluntary work contributed by Ray Smith and without his planning, financial guarantees and contacts we could not have run this event.