Streete & District

READER: At the 8p.m. Mass in Boherquill this Saturday, Alice Nerney and Eucharistic Minister, Mary Mulligan.

READER: At the 8p.m. Mass in Boherquill this Saturday, Alice Nerney and Eucharistic Minister, Mary Mulligan.

ANNIVERSARY: The 8pm Vigil Mass this Saturday, 27th is in memory of the late Mary Blessington, Coolamber.

TROCAIRE: Please bring any outstanding Trocaire Boxes to the Church this weekend. 
At the moment the amount gathered in the parish is at €900 and it would be great if we could reach four figures, every little helps.

LOURDES: - Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes with Bishop Colm O’Reilly takes place from 27th may to 1st June. For details or to book contact J.W.T. at 012410811.

GATHERING: - Schools Reunion in the parish on 26th October next. Details of past pupils who are not currently living in the parish greatly appreciated as we wish to send invitations to all well in advance to enable persons to plan ahead. The format will be an ecumenical prayer service in St. Mary’s Church, Boherquill followed by a reception in Streete Parish Park Complex followed by a sit down hot meal and then entertainment and craic. This will be a great opportunity for many to meet up after possibly many years. Any donations towards organising this event very welcome. The overall cost to attend the complete event is only €30 and tickets are available anytime. Please help to make this a really memorable one. For any further information please contact pat Duffy 086 8433355, Kevin Brady 087 1375222 or Brian Nerney 086 2596656 or brian.nerney@gmail.com

ENROLMENT: Forms for St. Fintan’s National School, Lismacaffrey School Year 2013/2014 are now available at the School. Please note that forms must be completed and returned to the School by Tuesday of next week, 30th April. Any enquiries please contact 043 6685233 – Thank you.

LOTTO: The numbers drawn in Streete Parish Park Lotto draw were 1, 25, 29, and 30 with no winner of the jackpot. The three €40 winners were Nancy Hyland, Tyrellspass; Denise Grimes, Edgeworthstown and Christopher Ferrick, Multyfarnham. Stay in to win you could be next. Envelopes now available in Fiddlers Green Shop, Streete. Please support. All monies go towards the upkeep of our Complex, pitches, playground and walkway. Envelopes €2 or three in same draw €5. Annual envelopes available for €50 or it can be done on line www.streetesportscomplexlocallotto.ie.

FINE GAEL: - thanks to all who supported the annual Fine Gael collection last weekend. Should anyone have missed the collection and would like to contribute please give or send you contribution to Hugh Meehan, Culvin, Regina Scally, Correally or Alice Nerney, Corrreally.

BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS: Rambler Eileen Moreton led a walk in the Slieve Bloom Mountains in County Laois last Sunday. The route of the walk climbed up through Glenbarrow, carved out by the River Barrow on its way down to the lowlands of the midlands. The trail passed waterfalls and gorges as it climbed through areas of pine forest, cleared for commercial use in several places, and stretches of birch, willow and holly. There were no leaves on the trees yet, so it was easy to see the course of the river, sometimes far below the winding path. At the top of the walk the group emerged onto a forest road with extensive views north towards Tullamore over the flat country of north Laois and Offaly. The Ramblers followed the road back down to their starting point in warm sunshine and accompanied by birdsong which contributed to a very pleasant walk, a little different to the usual Sunday outings. Thank you to Eileen for leading the walk, to Paddy O’Brien of Rover Coaches for providing the coach and to Ramblers Chairman Brian Nerney for driving the coach. Next Sunday, April 28th, Oliver Usher will lead a walk in Dun na Ri Forest near Kingscourt, County Cavan. A coach will leave O’Brien’s Garage on the Lynn Road in Mullingar at 12.30pm and arrive at Dun na Ri at 2pm approximately. Those wishing to travel on the coach are asked to contact Brian Nerney on 086 2596656 as soon as possible. The Boherquill Ramblers Midland Walking Festival is only weeks away now, and as always some very interesting walks are promised. The Festival will open with an evening walk in the grounds of Tullynally Castle, near Castlepollard on Friday May 10th. On Saturday May 11th there will be a longer walk in the Castlepollard area and on Sunday May 12th the venue will be the beautiful and very historic village of Fore. Further details will be given in future Notes.

BOWLS: Westmeath Bowls held their annual presentation night in the Greville Arms Hotel Mullingar last Friday night. Over thirty people from the Streete club attended this very enjoyable function. Streete club was presented with the Westmeath League shield and the Basil Sullivan Memorial Cup.Sean Flood accepted the League Shield on behalf of his colleagues whilst Thomas Sullivan had the honour of accepting the cup on behalf of the club.Fra Dillon received the County singles trophy and Phyllis Martin was presented with a trophy for runner up in the Ladies Competition. Entertainment was provided by Noel Briody. A most enjoyable night was had by all. New members welcome.