SYMPATHY: we extend our very sincere sympathy to Mrs. Helen Gaynor, Lisryan and the extended Gaynor family on the sad death of her daughter, Fiona in Kilkenny. Following Mass in Kilkenny Fiona’s funeral took place to Boherquill where she was laid to rest following prayers in St. Mary’s Church. Fiona is survived by her daughters Rose and Olive her sister Mary, brothers James, Michael, Pat, Martin and Hal. May she rest in peace.
ALL IRELAND TICKETS: - A raffle for eight All Ireland Stand tickets will take place in Feerick’s Hotel, Rathowen on Friday next, 21st September. There will be music and finger food on the night. Tickets are available at €10 each in Feerick’s and will also be available on the night. Tell your friends. Accommodation also available 043 6676025.
ORGANIC: Congratulations to John Dunne, Streete who had a most enjoyable and informative launch of his new type of organic potato “pinkfir” at the very successful organic tasting afternoon at Lough Owel Organic Farm, Lough Owel, Mullingar last Sunday. The potatoes which are very different were cooked on the evening were delicious and are suitable for dinner, lunch, salads or can be sliced and fried for breakfast. John sourced this potato in Scotland and grows them in Streete. John can be contacted at 043 6676136. Lough Owel Farm owned by Joe Brady has 28 day mature Angus Beef, saddleback pork and hams. Further details can be had from Lough Owel Farm on 087 69111164 or found on Facebook. We all wish success especially to John.
THE GATHERING: by now most people will have heard of the Gathering and Community Gathering meetings are taking place all over the Country. Briefly it is an opportunity to boost tourism with support from Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland in 2013 by encouraging all families to come home to Ireland for holidays next year. To explain the idea there are two gathering meetings in Westmeath. On Wednesday, 26th September in Athlone and on Thursday, 27th September in the Mullingar Park Hotel. Make sure Westmeath is a part of the gathering as it starts with you. All Community Groups, Festival Committees etc. who are interested in this nationwide idea are invited to attend. Mullingar meeting 27th at 7.30p.m., Mullingar Park Hotel.
PRESENTATION: a most enjoyable function took place in Feerick’s Hotel, Rathowen last Sunday at which in excess of €3,600 being the proceeds from Streete Parish Park Vintage Run in memory of Philip Moran was made by the organisers to Mairead McMee the Regional Manager of the Irish Heart Foundation. Mairead thanked all who supported the charity and all who attended on the night. She also spoke and advised on the excellent work the Heart Foundation do. We thank her for her kind remarks and wish the charity continued success. The event which was attended by very big numbers included Nora Moran, Shane and Niall and a great gathering of the Moran family. Music was by Enda Cassidy and recitations by Liam butler, Legan who has a new C.D. launched and is available at €10 direct from himself by post.
ROAD RUN: - a meeting to finalise details for our first 5k.m. Fun Road Race on Sunday, 30th September and children’s sports at Streete Parish Park will take place in the Centre at 9p.m. this Thursday night. We need lots of help for the few hours on the day and ask that you attend the meeting if you can help. This day is being organised by the ladies playgroup committee to raise funds to clear the debt on the play area and any surplus will go towards our walkway. Please support this very worthy cause.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: wishes go to Anna McGivney who celebrated her 21st Birthday with family and friends in Danny Byrnes, Mullingar last Saturday. We wish her many years of happiness in the future. Anna lives in Multyfarnham and is daughter of John & Sarahanne.
RAMBLERS: Oliver Usher led a group of Boherquill Ramblers on a most enjoyable walk in Girlie Bog between Clonmeelon and Kells last Sunday. The main topic for discussion was our trip to County Mayo this coming weekend. We leave O’ Brien’s Filling Station by bus at 6p.m. and return on Sunday evening. The all in cost is €200 per person. Hotel accommodation is arranged in Newport for Friday and Saturday nights. Please confirm your booking by text to save any confusion. We will walk the Greenway to Achill. Contact number for Brian 086 2596656.
CRUMLIN HOSPITAL: Kirsty and Irene Kenny tell me the total raised at the recent Fashion Show in aid of Crumlin Hospital was €3,255 and they ask me to thank all who supported the event. Well done girls.
STREETE WILDLIFE CLUB: The club hopes to get 150 pheasants over the next few weeks, and they will be released throughout the club area. The club sends their best wishes to Brendan Flynn the FAS CE worker who was involved in a serious accident last week. On behalf of the club we offer our sympathy to the Gaynor family Lisryan on the death of Fiona RIP.
LOTTO: the numbers drawn in last week’s Streete Parish Park lotto draw were 2,19,22,25 with no winner of the jackpot. The three €40 winners were Mia McGlynn c/o Paul McGlynn. Barney McGlynn c/o John White and Ger. Connaughton, Rathowen. Stay in to win. Envelopes €2 each or three for €5. If more convenient you can do it on line streetesportscomplexlocallotto. It is great when some of our emigrants do it on line and it keeps them up to date on parish happenings.