Friday March, 7th. Mass at 8pm is in memory of the late Thomas and Annie Devaney and Mass on Sunday, 9th in memory of Tom and Christina Keary and deceased members of Reilly and Keary families.

First Friday

As next Friday is the first Friday of the month the sick and housebound will be visited at the usual times by Mgr. Earley.


The Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes with Bishop Francis Duffy takes place this year from May, 27th to June, 1st. Booking can be arranged through J.W.T. Travel, Baggot Street, Dublin 2 01 2410810 or on line joe Please note that every parish has one or two places for sick pilgrims, so if you would like to travel as an assisted pilgrim please contact Mgr. Ealey 043 6676044 or Fr. Joe McGrath 087 8363523.

Mini marathon

St. Fintan’s N.S. are fundraising for the extension to the school of a new classroom and the proposed development of the car park. We are looking for parent and pupil, both present and past to join us on the 2nd of June to run, jog or walk in the Mini Marathon to raise funds. If you are interested please log on to the website To register or get the entry form from the Evening Herald and contact us and we will issue sponsorship card to you. The Parents Group will organise transport to the event for a nominal cost. Ladies young and old why not make it a memorable day out from our parish for our school!. Please contact Liz 0873169425, Julia0863102623 or Orla 0867752679.

School enrolment

Please note St. Fintan’s N.S., Lismacaffrey are currently enrolling children for September 2014. Further information and enrolment forms are available from the School during School hours.

Fianna Fail

The Annual General Meeting of Boherquill Fianna Fáil will take place in the Cornmill Pub, Boherquill on next Thursday, 6th March at 9p.m. Local representatives will attend. All welcome.

Art classes

For children with Art teacher, Grace Bruton will commence a 6 week course for age group 6-12 years of age starting Saturday, 8th March until 12th April in Ballynacargy Community Centre 10.a.m. to 11a.m. The cost will be €7 per child and booking is essential with Grace 086 1293667.

Rural arts

Westmeath Rural Arts presents Yoga for beginners with Yoga instructor, Willie Kiernan in Ballynacarrigy Hall. The course fee is €49 for a 7 week course and booking in advance is essential. Contact Grace Bruton 086 1293667.

Suggestions for courses

We in Rural Arts are open to any suggestions for courses, classes etc. etc. Should you have an idea and enough support we would love to hear from you. Contact Grace 086 1293667 or Brian 086 2596656.


Many will remember our very popular camera classes with Danny Boyce which took place in Streete Parish Park organised by our Westmeath Rural Arts Group. We are now in a position to run a further course if there is enough interest. Please send your ideas to Brian 086 2596656 or brian.nerney’ All ideas welcome and will be discussed at our next meeting.


In Streete Parish Park every Monday night with the Main jackpot at €20,000, also jackpot on loose sheet, €4,000. Our lotto draw takes place during Bingo every second Monday night. We look forward to your continued support. All welcome to avail of our walkway which is lighted until 9,30p.m. each night. All we ask is that you support our lotto if you can. Annual envelopes at €50 available from Brian 086 2596656, just send a text.

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers walked on Sunday, February 23rd in Ballynacargy. The Royal Canal lock and harbour on the edge of the village have been rejuvenated over the last year with flower beds and seats, while the new stonework along the stream which runs into the harbour matches the original stonework of the bridge over the canal at the western end of the harbour. Attractive lamps on the street leading down to the harbour add to the picturesque scene. The Ramblers left the village behind, heading south, out past Deerpark towards Irishtown, then took a side road which led on to the Canal near Kiddy’s Bridge. The Canal is built on an embankment for much of the way from Kiddy’s Bridge to Ballynacargy so the Ramblers were afforded an elevated view of the surrounding countryside on their way back along the towpath to the village. Back in the Community Hall Rambler Patricia Bruton treated the group to tea and delicious home-made scones to end the afternoon. Thank you to Patricia and also to Ballynacargy Parish Hall Committee for the use of the Hall. The Ramblers will walk another stretch of the Royal Canal on Sunday March 7th when they visit Coolnahay. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at Coolnahay Harbour at 2pm.

Wildlife Club

The club’s spring clay shooting league is on-going at the moment with a large number of shooters in attendance each week. The final of this competition will be held on Thursday 27th March next. There will be prizes in all classes, however to be eligible to take part in the final, shooters must take part in at least five of the eight shoots which are held each Thursday night from 7pm to 9pm. The club 36th AGM will be held on Friday, 21st March next, and the club annual mass will be held beforehand at 8pm in St Mary’s Church, Boherquill. The 2013/14 Annual Report will be with all members at least five days before the AGM.