Roy Jones will have Open House at his home in Barradrum Streete during April on Thursday evening from 7p.m. to 8p.m. in preparation for Easter and all are welcome to attend. Roy may be contacted on 043 6676023 or on 087 125 8722.
St. Fintan’s National School Parent Group are still trying to encourage parents to take part in the Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin to help raise badly needed funds for the extension to the School and car park. A bus will go from the parish on the day. For any further information or to book just call Julia Badrick 086 3102623 or see the poster in the Church Porch.
Please note as there were not enough calls regarding our proposed photography Course with Danny Boyce in Streete Parish Park it has had to be postponed to a later date unless the interest increases and those interested contact Brian or Grace.
The club held the final of its spring league clay shooting on Thursday evening last, and we had 40 shooter’s taking part. Well done to Brian Higgins from Cavan who won the High Gun prize and received the Campbell Bros Perpetual Cup, and again we thank Willie and Michael Campbell for donating this cup to the Club. Next Sunday, 6th April, the club’s annual open clay shoot will be held, beginning at 12 noon with last cards at 4.30pm. There will be cash prizes for all classes on the day. Further details please phone Padraig 0872057847 or Willie 0862582370. On behalf of the club, we offer our sympathy to Bina Murtagh, Boherquill and the Murtagh family, on the death of Bina’s brother in England recently.
Spring was definitely in the air when the Ramblers visited Portlick Forest beside Lough Ree on Sunday March 23rd. They followed the winding trail through the woodland, out onto the Whinning Peninsula and past the ruins of Whinning House with the waters of the Lough almost always in view between the trees, which are a mixture mainly of ash, birch, holly and willow. In a few weeks much of the ground will be covered in bluebells; their fresh green leaves were already several inches high on each side of the track. There was much evidence of recent high water levels in the area marked by ridges of dead foliage among the trees. Bright sunshine warmed the group as they emerged from the wood to follow a track beside open fields leading to Portlick Castle, a privately owned mediaeval tower house which has been available to rent for functions in recent years. A short distance further on the group passed the Scouting Ireland campsite, a great amenity set on several acres beside the Lough. A couple of kilometres of road brought the walkers back to their starting point and their post-walk refreshments. The Ramblers will walk the section of the Royal Canal from the Hill of Down to Moyvalley on Sunday April 6th. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the Hill of Down at 2.15pm.