Streete & District May 13

WEDDING - Congratulations and best wishes to Assumpta Keary, Kilmore, Streete and Philip Walker, Derry who were married in St. Mary’s church, Boherquill last Friday.

WEDDING - Congratulations and best wishes to Assumpta Keary, Kilmore, Streete and Philip Walker, Derry who were married in St. Mary’s church, Boherquill last Friday.


We extend our sincere sympathy to Hughie Meehan, Culvin and the Meehan family on the sudden death in Dublin of their brother, Tommy who’s removal took place from Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown to St. Mary’s Church, Boherquill on Friday of last week with funeral to the new cemetery, Boherquill following Mass on Saturday morning. Tommy’s funeral Mass and burial was attended by government Minister, Richard Bruton and members of the Government. Minister Bruton spoke fondly of Tommy at the graveside as he had, all his life supported Fine Gael and the Minister. May he rest in peace.


Streete Farmers Market resumes on Saturday, 21st May from 11a.m.-3p.m. with a Car Boot sale outside at the same time when we hope to see all our regular customers and suppliers back. - That’s Saturday week, 21st.


The venue is Barradrum Farm, Streete and the event is this Sunday, 15th from 2p.m.-5p.m. Entry is free and donations for refreshments will be appreciated. This is a H.B. Ice-cream Party invitation and proceeds go to Down syndrome Ireland. Please support.


Robert Mizzell and his band play in Streete Parish Park Complex on Friday, 27th May and tickets are available from Jimmy Brady, Brian Nerney, Pat Duffy, Martin Fagan or from the office in the Parish Park on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday between 10a.m. and 2p.m. There will be a bar on the night and all proceeds will go towards the creation of a walkway at the park which will benefit all, young and old. We ask for your support on the27th. Tickets are €15 each.


The Annual General Meeting of Streete Parish Park will take place in the Centre on Sunday, 29th May at 7p.m. and will be followed at 8p.m. by Streete parish park Vintage A.G.M. Please take note of date and time and attend as the complex is of wonderful benefit to the parish and indeed to the surrounding area. We thank you for your support over the years and ask for your continued support for the future.


Once again we wish to thank everyone who help out in anyway with the fire in and around the club shooting grounds on last Sunday week.

On Sunday last the 2011 County Longford Sporting Clay Shoot was held in the club grounds. The senior competition was won by Newtowncashel, and the junior competition was won by Newtownforbes. The high gun winner was Keith Carberry Newtowncashel with a score of 49 out of 50, and the 10 DTL was won by Ronan Quinn Moydow. Streete came 5th overall and the team was Patrick Ownes, Hugh O’ Hara, Michael Campbell, Willie Campbell, John Mulligan, and Tommy Denning.

On behalf of the club we offer our sympathy to the Meehan family Culvin on the death of Thomas last week.


The Ramblers held their annual Walking Festival from Friday to Sunday last, the 6th to the 8th of May. They met at Tullynally Castle on Friday evening and were welcomed by Lady Valerie Pakenham before Oliver Usher led the way on a tour of the gardens and forestry on the estate. Frank and John Higgins devised and led Saturday’s walk which began in the Square at Castlepollard. The long day’s walk ended with the descent from Knockeyon’s summit to the car park beside the Lough at Gartlandstown where the bus collected the weary walkers and ferried them back to Castlepollard.

Frank and John also organised Sunday’s walk, a tour of the Loughs and hills near the picturesque village of Fore. The Ramblers would like to thank the following people who helped to make this year’s festival such an enjoyable occasion. Firstly, Frank and John Higgins who put in weeks of work organising the routes for Saturday and Sunday’s walks, and invaluable assistance was provided by Barry Higgins on Sunday. The Ramblers would like to acknowledge that these wonderful walks would not have been possible without the co-operation of all the landowners whose property the walkers crossed during the weekend. Several farms provided toilet facilities to the walkers over the weekend, an offer which was especially appreciated. Oliver Usher was the ever-informative guide for Friday evening’s tour of Tullynally. Jimmy Brady and Brian Nerney drove the bus on the two days, ferrying both people and lunches wherever needed and Paddy O’Brien of Rover Coaches in Mullingar who supplied the bus as always when asked. Sean Gurran provided many insights into the history of the area around Tullynally when he joined the walk on Saturday. Jane, the proprietor of the Coffee Shop in Fore was as helpful as ever in catering for a group of hungry walkers. The Ramblers Committee also put in a lot of work, especially Club Chairman Brian Nerney, Treasurer Maura McLoughlin and Club Secretary Patricia Bruton whose daughter Grace designed the wonderful posters and leaflets for the Festival.

On next Sunday, May15th, the Ramblers return to their usual activities with a walk along the Royal Canal from Mary Lynch’s pub on the N4 east of Mullingar, through to Killucan. Please note this is a variation from the calendar listing. Cars will leave Boherquill at 2pm. and meet at Mary Lynch’s at 2.30pm.