Streete

Book

Book

Some copies of the Parish Book “Streete & Its People” are available in the Sacristy before and after Mass or from a member of the book committee.

Lotto

The numbers drawn in our Streete Parish Park Lotto Draw on 11/11/2013 were – 6, 8, 16, 22 with no winner of the jackpot which will be €12,800 at our next draw on Monday, 25th. The 3 winners of €40 each were Terry Burns, Veronica Donnelly and Kathleen Garry. We thank all for continued support but remember you must be in to win. Any problem getting envelopes just call 086 2596656.

BINGO: In Streete Parish Park every Monday 8.30p.m. where the main jackpot is €20,000 and we also have a jackpot on our Game 6, which is the loose sheet game. This jackpot is approx. €2,600 as far a as I remember.

I.C.A.

Coolamber Guild of I.C.A. meets in Streete Parish Park Complex on the first Tuesday of every month at 8p.m. The next meeting is Tuesday, 3rd December. For any information contact Linda Rogers 043 6676058.

Dancing

With the O’Reilly School of Dancing in Streete Parish Park every Wednesday evening 5p.m.-7p.m. For any details call Carol O’Reilly 087 119130.

Drama

Classes in Streete Complex with Susi Hogan every Saturday morning. Contact Susi 086 8677164.

Basketball

For any details or to join call Teresa 087 0682186.

Booking

To book any event in Streete Complex please call Declan Carthy 086 8123514 or Tracey 087 9287129.

Parents group

The annual Christmas Fair takes place in Streete Sports Complex on 1st December. The group are now collecting all your unwanted items, bric-a-brac, books, bottles/tins for the Tombola, fancy goods, toys in good condition, but no cuddly toys please. All donations and also prizes for raffle will be gratefully received. There will also be a cake stall, so ladies start baking and put in in the freezer. Any gifts can be left in the parish Park with Tracey on Wednesday 5p.m.-6p.m. or Friday 6p.m.-7p.m. or at the School at 3p.m. to any committee member. If does not suit please drop gifts into the shop in Fiddlers Green for Marie. As this is the one big fundraiser for the year please donate what you can to help make the event a big success. – Tracey 087 9287129 or Julia 086 3102623.

Calendar

It is hoped to launch a new calendar for 2014 as a run out of the recent Gathering year. The calendar will capture some magical moments from the Gathering year and will be of a very high quality. Should any of the many clubs in the parish like to include dates of their events scheduled for 2014 now is the chance to do so. It would also be a lovely gift for Christmas to send to Family members and friends overseas. The cost of the calendar complete with envelope will be €10. Postage in Ireland will be €1.50 and to the rest of the world, €3.30. For any further details contact Brian 086 2596656 or brian.nerney@gmail.com, Pat 086 8433355 or Kevin 087 1375222 or kbrady1964@gmail.com. Please remember if you wish to have club events etc. included, it is necessary to make contact now. We assure you the quality will be exceptional due to the input of Tony Tighe.

Genealogy

A large crowd turned out on Wednesday night of last week at Kilbixy Church Hall for the presentation of certificates by Henry Healy to those who took part in the Genealogy Course during the past few months funded by Westmeath Community Development and Westmeath Rural Arts. Henry Healy as many will remember made a visit to our Parish Park last January in connection with our Gathering. He is a 7th cousin of President Barack Obama and he is the co-ordinator of the Ireland reaching Out programme, which was set up to link parishes the Country with our Diaspora who left our shores over the centuries. Among those who received certificates form this parish were – Clare Molloy Fox, Lily Parker and Kevin Brady. If interested in the reaching out programme or genealogy contact Kevin Brady 087 1375222. Well done to all who attended the course. Please help by ordering and supporting our calendar.

Senior Citizens

Jim Phelan, owner of Fiddlers Green Pub, Streete is very kindly providing a Christmas Senior Citizens Dinner Party in Fiddlers Green Lounge on Sunday, 5th January at 4p.m. Jim is giving advance notice to all Senior Citizens in the parish so they can plan ahead. All Senior Citizens welcome just send word to Jim in advance if you can attend. Leave word in the shop or contact Brian. More details nearer the date.

Wildlife Club

The club are holding open night clay shoots for five weeks on Thursday nights from 7pm to 9pm in the club grounds starting on this Thursday night, 21st November. For further details please contact Padraig 0872057847 or Willie 0862582370. All club members are asked to note that the next round in the County clay shooting winter league will be held on Sunday 24th November in the Mostrim grounds at11a.m.

Boherquill Ramblers

he Ramblers met at the Mart in Ballymahon for a loop walk taking in a section of the Royal Canal near the town on Sunday November 10th. They headed out of the town on the N55 Edgeworthstown road to Ballybrannigan, then took the side road to the Canal at Ballybrannigan Harbour, passing a beautifully preserved thatched cottage on the way. The original stone Chaigneau Bridge over the Canal at the harbour is still in use as is the passage-boat ticket office which was recently restored by the Royal Canal Amenity Group. The group turned west along the towpath and were greeted by several dozen mallard ducks on the water, all clamouring for titbits. Unfortunately the Ramblers weren’t able to oblige the ducks so the two parties went their separate ways with the Ramblers continuing along the towpath to the new bridge which carries the Ballymahon to Lanesborough road over the Canal. Two kilometres of straight road brought the group back to the centre of Ballymahon and their cars at the Mart. Tea, biscuits and scones were shared before the Ramblers left for home. The Ramblers will walk in Newcastle Forest near Ballymahon on Sunday November 24th. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the bridge in the Forest at 2pm.