The 6pm. Mass this Saturday, 14th is in memory of the late James & Kathleen Sheridan, Coolamber and Mass on Saturday, 21st in memory of Hughie and Annie Owens, KIlmore.
We extend our sincere condolences’ to the extended Sullivan family, Streete on the death of Ann Smyth, (nee Sullivan), Glendara, Kill, Co. Kildare and late of Fermore, Streete. Her removal took place last Monday morning from her sister’s home in Blessington to St Brigid’s Church, Kill, Co. Kildare for 10am Mass, followed by burial in Eadestown Cemetery. Ann is survived by her husband, Ned, her sons Enda and Barry, daughters Aishling, son in law, grandchildren and a large extended family as well as brothers, Dominick, Thomás, John and sisters, Mary, Bridie, and Helen and sister in law Maura. May she rest in peace.
In the Church of Ireland, Streete as follows: - 1st Sunday, 10am, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays 11.30am.
On Sunday night of last week, 2nd June Streete Parish Park launch of their forthcoming Tractor Run on 12th July and their display on 13th July took place at a most enjoyable function in Fiddlers Green Pub, Streete. We thank Jim Phelan who sponsored the night, including the music which was supplied by the group “Tickle the Pig” who are a well-known group, as they are a support group for Davy Arthur and his band. Bernard Ryan who is well known to all in this parish was here for the holiday weekend and he joined in to the delight of all. A raffle took place and the Chairman of the Vintage thanked all who donated spot prizes for the raffle. When thanking all, the Chairman, Brian Nerney thanked John Parker and Pat Duffy who along with himself are the main organisers of this most important event. Fliers and posters were available for anyone prepared to distribute them and Brian asked any person who can help out in any way on the day or beforehand to contact himself, John or Pat. Our Philip Moran Memorial Tractor Run is on Saturday, 12th July starting at 4p.m. with registration in the Park from 3p.m. This year our Vintage organisation decided to include St. Fintan’s National School, Lismacaffrey Parents Group for a donation towards the new construction and new Car Park at the School as well as the Irish Heart Foundation which is the choice of Noreen Moran, wife of the late Philip. It is hoped all the parents will help out this year as it will benefit the school. Anyone with ideas for the event such as organising things like Wellie Throwing, Horse shoe throwing, Milking the Cow or whatever ideas come to mind please come forward as we must organise things in time. Thanks to Lily Parker and Marie Keary who sold raffle tickets at the launch and are always willing helpers.
There is an open meeting of Streete Parish Park Vintage in the Centre at 9pm this Thursday night, 12th June to which all are invited, so we will all make an extra effort to attend to hear how our plans for this year’s Tractor Run & Vintage Day are progressing.
Congratulations and well done to those ladies who took part in the Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin last Monday to raise funds towards the work at the School and its car park. This effort was organised by the School’s Parents’ group.
We wish success to all the Students who commenced their Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams last Thursday. It is a worrying time for students and their parents. All we can do is remember them at this time with a prayer.
Apologies for an error last week with the date for a meeting which was not correct. We went ahead with the meeting on Thursday of last week instead of this week as sixteen people turned up. Some of us will be at the Centre at 9p.m. this Thursday in case anyone turns up to offer help with preparations etc.
The vintage organisers will have a few raffles over the Vintage Weekend and would appreciate any offers of prizes for raffles. Please remember all money from the Tractor Run will be shared between the Irish Heart Foundation and the building Fund for our Local St. Fintan’s N.S. This is a good chance to support the school improvements and car park. For further information or offers of support please contact Brian 086 2596656; Pat 0868433355; or John 0868301347.
Irish Cancer society
Wishes to thank everyone who supported its annual church gate collection at Boherquill Church. The total amount collected was €123.00.
Practice clay shoots for the All-Ireland shoot are been held in the club grounds on Thursday evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm for the next few weeks. For further details please contact Willie Campbell 086 2582370. The club offers its sympathy to Tomas Sullivan, Fermore on the death of his sister.
The Main Avenue walk through Derrycassin Wood near Granard provided a relaxing afternoon walk for the Ramblers on Sunday June 1st. A short detour to the viewing point looking out over Lough Gowna gave a chance to hear some of the lively music at the Open Air Festival held by the local branch of the Mentally Handicapped Association in Dring car park, a short distance away across the Lough. The birdsong in the Wood provided a more peaceful accompaniment to the walk through what were once the grounds of Derrycassin House. Little remains of the House now, but Coillte have turned the 179 acres into a great amenity with trails and signs to various points of interest. The trees are a mixture of conifers and deciduous species; some of the older beeches date from the time of the old estate. Tea and biscuits beside the GAA club at the entrance to the Wood brought the gathering to an end. The Ramblers will visit Anne and Marie Carroll’s Gourmet Garden at Lewinstown House near Killucan on Sunday June 15th. Cars will leave Boherquill at the earlier time of 1.15pm sharp and meet at the Cloughan Inn on the Delvin road outside Mullingar at 1.45pm. Those who intend to join the visit are asked to phone Brian Nerney as soon as possible on 086 2596656 to ascertain numbers. Please take special note of the early departure time at Boherquill.
All the competitions are finished in the county at the present time. The Streete club finished with their singles competition. In the semi-finals Liam Connaughton overcame Pat Kelly and Mick McLoughlin edged out Eamon Carty to set up the dream final. Mick, playing the bowls of his life, raced into an early lead and despite a comeback from Liam, kept his nose in front to eventually win out. Well done Mick! Sincere sympathy is extended to Thomas Sullivan on the passing of his sister Ann and also to Michael Gillen on the sudden death of his brother Padraig. May they rest in peace. New members are welcome at the Streete club.