Members of the parents Group at St. Fintan’s N.S. are still urging ladies from the Community to join in and help their fundraiser in aid of the School extension and the extension to the car park when they take part in the Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin. A bus will travel from the parish on the day. For any further details or to book please phone or text Julia 086 3102623. Parents are requested to try and encourage their friends to take part.
The Ardagh & Clonmacnoise Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes with Bishop Francis Duffy takes place, May 27th to June, 1st. Seats may be booked with JWT Travel 01 2410810
This year’s Daffodil and Coffee Day takes place in the Church of Ireland, Streete on Friday, March 28th from 10am to 5pm and all support will be greatly appreciated. All proceeds to Irish Cancer Society - we hope you can call for a cuppa.
Our local Arts group as most know organised music classes , photography classes etc. in the past year as well as Arts and crafts. We would like to hear from anyone in the community with ideas for the coming months and we will see what can be done. We have a special interest in crafts. Contact Brian 086 2596656 or Grace 086 1293667.
Bingo and Lotto
Every Monday night at 8.30pm in Streete Parish Park.
Please support fundraiser for Rosaleen Maguire, Rathowen and help her follow her dream to launch her C.D. Rosaleen has an intellectual disability and she attends St. Christopher’s in Longford. Many from this parish have heard her beautiful voice and some support locally would be a wonderful benefit to Rosaleen. The quiz is in Connaughton’s, Rathowen on 28th March starting at 9pm and all are welcome to attend.
Please remember notes must be with Brian on Saturday evenings due to earlier publication of some papers.
Go to Siobhan Walker who has started a take-away fast food outlet at the Cornmill Pub, Boherquill on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights 8pm to midnight. She has a new lighted sign in the window with details including prices etc. It is great to see new ventures, especially run by young people – if you feel like a burger, chips etc. call to Boherquill.
This coming week will be a very busy one for the club as a number of clay shooting finals are due to be held in the club grounds. On Thursday evening the last round of the club spring league will be held followed by the finals with prize money in all classes, and the overall high gun winner will also receive ‘The Campbell Bros Perpetual Cup’ kindly donated by the Campbell Bros, and on behalf of the club we sincerely thank them. On Sunday 30th March the finals of the County Longford Single Clay Shooting League will be held in the club grounds, and the club’’s annual clay shoot will be held on Sunday 6th April. The 36th AGM of the club was held on last Friday night, 21st March and the following Officers were elected for the coming year; Chairman Padraig McGauran, Vice Chairman Joe Kelly, Secretary Seamus Denning, Asst. Secretary John Mulligan, Treasurer Willie Campbell, Asst. Treasurer Michael Murtagh, PRO Michael Campbell, Safety Officer Pat Denning, Delegates Michael Hayden, James Garvey, Martin Fagan, Barry Sullivan. (any two)
Each year a party of Ramblers visits Strangford to join the St. Patrick’s Day walk organised by Down County Council and The Lecale Ramblers. This year they travelled north on the evening of Friday the 14th and were given the usual warm welcome at The Cuan Guest Inn in Strangford.
Saturday’s itinerary included a loop walk at Windy Gap near Slieve Croob. The car park at the Gap has wonderful views both south to the Mourne Mountains and north towards Lisburn. The walk itself followed a mix of side roads and trails through an area of low hills and valleys, ideal walking country made even better by the bright sunshine tempered with a cool breeze throughout the day. Sunday’s weather was as good as the previous day, and the Ramblers set off on one of their favourite walks: the Ballyhornan Coastal Walk south of Strangford. The route from Killard to the small village of Ballyhornan includes stretches of beach and rocky coastline, and it crosses the grassy headland of Killard Nature Reserve. Refreshed by a cup of tea in the small pub in Ballyhornan, the group moved on to Quoile Pondage Centre near Downpatrick for a walk beside the River Quoile with its swans, ducks, seagulls and herons. The St. Patrick’s Day walk attracted several hundred participants from far and wide with the Ramblers meeting friends from the Down Danderers and the Wee Binnians walking groups during the day. The route for the day began at Castle Ward, outside Strangford, and followed a well-signed and marshalled trail through the network of country roads and pathways in the Lecale area of County Down, with a break for refreshments along the way. The Ramblers were pleased to have been able to participate in marking St. Patrick’s Day in the area where the Saint first landed in Ireland and built his first church, at Saul near Downpatrick. The Ramblers would like to thank Caroline and Peter McErlean and the staff of The Cuan for the great food and hospitality over the weekend. Thank you to Paddy and Moira O’Brien of Rover Coaches in Mullingar who supplied the transport for the trip, and especially to Ramblers Chairman Brian Nerney who drove the mini-bus, for another wonderful weekend. There will be a change to the Walks Calendar for Sunday March 30th when Joe Masterson will lead a walk in Mullaghmeen Forest. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and pause outside the Town and Country Pub in Castlepollard at 1.45pm before continuing on to Mullaghmeen to arrive at 2pm.