CEMETERY SUNDAY: This Sunday, 3rd July with 11.30 a.m. outdoor Mass in Streete followed immediately with the blessing of the graves in Coolamber, at Boherquill Church and finally the new cemetery in Boherquill.
CHILDREN’S TOUR: For this parish takes place in late August before school reopens. Everyone is welcome to travel. More information shortly.
CAKE SALE: The newly formed Rathowen N.S. parents group held a cake sale in the church grounds after Mass last Sunday which was a huge success. Thanks to the organisers for their complimentary cup of tea for all during the event and congratulations to Hughie Meehan, Culvin Streete who won the raffle for a cake. Well done to all concerned.
BASKETBALL CAMP: All interested in joining the Streete Warriors summer camp are asked to contact Teresa or Ciara McAdden 087 9972942 A.S.A.P. as a large number of places are gone already,
NEWSLETTER: Next weekend will be the last church Newsletter until after the holidays, so for any inclusion contact Fr. Joe McGrath 0878363523 or to book an Anniversary Mass. To include anything in these notes contact Brian 086 2596656 before 8p.m. on Sunday evenings.
ST FINTANS NS: Parents Group A.G.M. was held on 22nd June and the following were elected for the year ahead - Stephanie McClean O’Hara, Chairperson, Susan McGuire, Secretary, Liz Coade, Treasurer, Julia Badrick, P.R.O., Board of management Parents rep., Frances Tighe Butler, ordinary members Ber Fagan, Morag Kavanagh, Barry Everson, Jeanette Everson. The committee wish to thank Ber Fagan, Breege Campbell and Rose Canton who have stepped down for all their invaluable work over the years. Thanks to the teaching staff for all their dedication and encouragement of the children. Lots of luck and good bye to Aideen, Arlene, Blaithnead, Libby, Sorcha, Conor, Robert B., Robert P. Ross and Seán who leave the school this year. The monthly draw was won by Michael and Edel Kiernan. The next meeting will be in September when school returns. Finally Happy Hols to all.
TOUR TO CLONREE: Please note that there are a few seats still available on the Annual tour with Nell Campbell which goes to the Clonree Hotel near Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. The tour leaves on 17th July and returns on July, 20th. For any details or to book please call Nell on 043 6676108 immediately.
VINTAGE: In preparation for our Annual Vintage Day on Sunday week, 10th July we will have a short get together in the field this Thursday at 8p.m. All men prepared to help are asked to come along. Last Sunday we attended Virgina Vintage Day and met a lot of our regular exhibitors who are looking forward to coming along again this year and Creamer Bros. attended a Vintage Day in Cork. Don’t forget we also have the All Ireland Tug o’war. As in previous years any offer of sandwiches for our Vintage Day will be greatly appreciated. It will be necessary to collect plastic containers for same in advance. Enquiries to Brian 086 2596656
DONKEY DERBY: We are delighted to announce we are having a Donkey Derby on Vintage Day and if any children wish to bring their own donkey they will be welcome but please contact Brian 086 2596656 in advance. A similar race took place in Ballinafid two weeks ago and was a great success and very popular.
RAMBLERS: Thanks to Philip Epps P.R.O. Boherquill Ramblers for the following report on last Sundays walk “Summer arrived last Sunday, June 26th, when the Ramblers visited Portlick for their afternoon walk. The hot sun was tempered by a breeze that was just slightly cooler and the group were glad of the shade as they followed the winding trail through the forest beside Lough Ree. The shade was much deeper than on the Ramblers last visit, with the trees now in full leaf and the ferns and mosses taking over from the bluebells which had preferred the brighter spring light. Short diversions from the track led to the shore where the full heat of the sun could be felt as the view over the water to the far side of the Lough could be enjoyed to the accompanying murmur of water gently lapping on the stones at the water’s edge. The sound of birdsong in the forest and grasshoppers in the meadows together with the profusion of wild flowers all around added to the summery atmosphere as the Ramblers followed the loop walk past Portlick Castle and the nearby large scouting centre, back to their starting point at the Portlick car park. The customary post-walk cup of tea was especially welcome on such a warm day.The Ramblers next walk will be beside the River Inny on next Sunday, July 3rd. cars will leave Boherquill at 2pm and meet at the Float Bridge near Coole at 2.10pm. A possible weekend away on Clare Island, Co Mayo is being considered for the weekend of Friday 2nd to Sunday the 4th of September. Further details can be obtained from Brian at 086 2596656 and those who are interested in joining the trip, are asked to contact Brian as soon as possible, so that a booking can be made.
CONGRATULATIONS: and best wishes for many more happy years together to Maura and Hughie McLoughlin., Cam, Edgeworthstwon who celebrated their 30th Wedding Anniversary with family and friends at their Home last Saturday night. Maura as many will know was formerly, Callaghan, Coolnagun.
STREETE WILDLIFE CLUB:- On last Thursday evening the club ran off the final of the club summer clay shooting league and the results was as follows; Class A 1st Mark Craven Roscommon, Joint 2nd Seamus Ennis Roscommon and Bob Carberry Newtowncashel. Class B 1st David McClougherty Moydow, 2nd Barney Kenny Newtowncashel. Class C 1st John Mulligan Streete, 2nd Willie Campbell Streete. Young Shooter Colm Clarke Newtownforbes. The club thanks everyone who supported the shoot and the shoot sponsor Tom Tully Granard. Well done to Michael Campbell and Willie Campbell who are members of the team that will be representing County Longford at the All Ireland clay shoot on the 9/10 July next. All members are reminded that club membership fees are now due and must be paid by the 25th July next. The club offers its sympathy to the family of the late Noel Carrigy, and Peggy Flynn Streete on the death of her sister recently.