On Friday evening, 24th October the 8p.m. Mass in Boherquill will be in memory of the late John & Alice McCann and the 6p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday evening, 25th October will be in memory of the late Joe Devine, Lismacaffrey.
Please note the Church newsletter will have a new format as Edgeworthstown, Rathowen and Streete will trial a new combined newsletter for all three parishes in a whole new layout with all the usual details included. Please bring a copy home.
We extend sincere sympathy to Geraldine Gilligan on the death of her mother, Mrs. Margaret (Peggy) Quinn, Culvin. Mrs Quinn who had reached an advanced age is survived by her daughters, Geraldine, May and Goretti as well as her sons in law, grandchildren and her extended family to whom we offer our condolences. Her funeral followed Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Boherquill and she was laid to rest in the small graveyard beside the church. May she rest in peace.
In the Church of Ireland, Streete as follows: - 1st Sunday, 10a.m., 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays 11.30a.m.
Now that the longer nights are here, Streete Parish Park Sports Complex is very busy and booking for indoor sports is essential, just call Tracey or Declan on 087 9287129. A number of groups have formed teams of 5 a side and play indoor soccer generally for an hour. It is probably the best value for money when two teams or groups book together. All welcome as long as you book in advance.
Sean Nos dancing
Has now ended in Streete due to disappointing attendance.
O’Reilly School of Dancing
Classes in Streete Parish Park Sports Complex on Wednesday only from 5.30-6.30p.m. All welcome just turn up.
Please note our local Westmeath Rural Arts Group are willing to organise Digital Photography classes for beginners in Streete parish if enough are interested. The cost would be €42 for a s ix week course. If interested please call Brian on 086 2596656 or Kevin on 0871375222.
St. Fintan’s National School Parents Group are organising their annual Halloween Monster Mash for the kids and all are invited to come in costume if possible. Each kid will receive a treat bag to take home full of frightening foods. The cost is €5 for one child, €7.50 for two kids and €10 for three or more in a family. All children must have an adult supervisor and tickets can be bought ahead of time, just call 087 6681796. Enter into the contest for the best Jack O’Lantern. Please refrain from using real candles to illuminate your pumpkins. Led candles are recommended. Maybe Grannies and Granddads might help and they will be welcome to come long on October, 31st from 5-7p.m. in the Centre.
The numbers drawn in last week’s Streete Parish Park Lotto draw were 6, 7, 15, 16 with no winner of the jackpot. The three €40 winners were – Philomena McHugh, Springtown; Martin Scally, Rathconrath and Nicole, Shauna and Ben Keary.
Continues in Streete Complex each Monday night at 8.30p.m. where the maximum jackpot of €20,000 is still in play. The hall is fully heated and a cup of tea can be purchased at half time. There are two jackpots each night, so why not come along. It starts at 8.30p.m. and is over around 10.20p.m.
Congratulations to Julie (nee Butler) and Eugene Lynch on the birth of their first baby, a girl, a grandchild for Francis and Janet Butler, Culvin, Streete and Christina Lynch, Kilbride, Abbeylara. We wish a happy and healthy life ahead to baby and parents.
The 2014 club member’s clay shoot will be held on this Saturday, 25th October in the club grounds and we hope all members will be able to attend. All proceeds will go to the Tommy Denning Dublin City Marathon Run for Irish Cancer Society. The club wishes to thank the Devine’s Pub, Lismacaffrey for their generous sponsorship to the club. Our presentation night will be held in the Devine’s on the 1st November. Full details in next week notes. The club offer its sympathy to Geraldine Gilligan, Kilmore on the death of her mother last week.
The unseasonably warm and sunny weather on Sunday, October 12th tempted a large group of Ramblers and guests outdoors for a walk along the Longford to Killashee Branch of the Royal Canal. Rambler Ann Airlie led the way out of Longford along the towpath and then the return journey on the opposite bank so thank you to Ann for organising a very enjoyable outing. On Sunday, October 26th the Ramblers will visit Mullaghmeen Forest near Castlepollard. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and pause outside The Town and Country pub on the Square in Castlepollard before moving on to meet at Mullaghmeen at 2pm. The two-hour walk will be on forest tracks and paths so walking boots are advised. There are several vacant Sundays on the Calendar over the next few weeks so any suggestions for walks would be very welcome.
The Westmeath League has commenced and our three teams were in action last week. Streete A travelled to Athlone and had a good win over against the home team. Streete B played Streete C in a thriller at the Sports complex. Team B just won on the bonus point, both teams winning two games. This week Streete A play Mullingar and Streete C play Ballymore at the sports complex. Streete B travel to Castlepollard for a difficult away game. Streete C - Team 1: Marie Delamere, Kieran Fahy and Mick Murray. Team 2: Frank Kelly, Eamon Carty and Bill Bennett. New members welcome.