Streete Parish Park annual general meeting which was re-scheduled takes place in the Centre this Friday, 12th December at 8.30p.m. We trust people will make that extra effort to attend. This is just a reminder that only shareholders have a vote and are eligible for election to the committee. All who helped out and supported the complex over the years are sincerely thanked and it is hoped all who can at all will attend on Friday night and help set up a committee for the next number of years.


Mass on Friday, 12th at 8p.m. in memory of the late Josie Reilly, Clonmore, Saturday, 13th the late Larry Murtagh, Correally and Friday week, 19th December the late Michael Noonan, Coolnagun. Mass at 4p.m. Saturday, 20th Month’s Memory for the late Annie Devine, Lismacaffrey.


From Maureen Flynn to the many neighbours and friends who called to her house and also those who attended the funeral of her son, Geoff Devine last week. Geoff’s wake took place at their home and was followed by Mass celebrated by Fr. Joe McGrath in St. Mary’s Church, Boherquill before Geoff’s burial in Streete. Geoff died following a tragic accident near his home last Friday week. May he rest in peace.

Christmas party

Boherquill Ramblers Christmas Party follows our walk this Sunday, 14th in Hotel Castlepollard at approx. 4p.m. We will meet at the Hotel at 2p.m. for a walk in the area before returning for the meal. Should anyone still wish to attend please contact Brian 0862596656 or Alice 086 8130780.

10k & 5k run/walk

Coole’s Christmas Challenge in aid of the Carers Association takes place on Sunday, 28th December from Castlepollard to Coole Hall starting at 2p.m. Whether you want a fund day out or to set yourself a challenge you are invited to come along and help raise much needed funds for the family carers in Longford and Westmeath. Entry fees for the 10k at €15 or 5K at €10 or €5. - Family rate €20. Refreshments and music after in Pat’s Bar. Contact John 086 804755. This is a timed event and is AAI improved.

Parish Park

Were honoured to have our Complex selected as the venue for the 2014/2015 Boys Senior Schools Volleyball finals on Monday, 1st December when teams from St. Brigid’s Loughrea, Co. Galway played Drumshambo V.S. Co. Leitrim and Coláiste Híde,Tallaght, Dublin played Mountrath Community School, Laois. Mr Des Currivan President Volleyball Association of Ireland paid tribute to Streete Parish Park and to our local Club, Streete Warriors for the use of our fine facility for this important game.

Wildlife Club

The club Christmas Clay shooting league is on- going on each Thursday evening at 7pm in the club grounds. The final is due to be held on 18th December, and all shooter’s that attended at least four weeks will be in a class final on the 18th, with the overall highest score winning the high gun prize for the competition. Please also note that every shooter that attends five of the six weeks will be in a free draw which will include a Christmas Hamper, and there will also be spot prizes on each stand on the final night.

The club offer its sympathy to the family of the late Geoff Devine, Culvin.

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers had a very pleasant walk in Rathowen Bog on Sunday, November 23rd. No turf has been saved in the bog recently so the peace in the bog was heightened by the slightly overgrown track and the faint sound of traffic on the N4 in the distance. The sun was sinking lower so there was a distinct chill in the air as the group enjoyed their tea and biscuits at the end of the walk. On Sunday December 7th the Ramblers will visit Kilbixy near Ballynacargy for a 6km walk on forest tracks and roads. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet in Kilbixy at 2pm. The Ramblers will hold their Christmas Party in the Hotel Castlepollard on Sunday December 14th. There will be a walk first, starting at 2pm in the Square in Castlepollard and the meal will begin at around 4pm. The charge this year is €20 each and those who would like to join the Party are asked to contact Brian Nerney by text at 086 2596656 or e-mail as soon as possible to ascertain numbers. Donations for the raffle are welcome. Details of the Ramblers activities can be found at with items of interest to Club members and a gallery of photographs of Club outings.