Streete & District
Corr: Brian Nerney. Tel: 086-2596656
Westmeath County Council organised an open meeting to discuss the fact that the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government have launched a Pilot initiative allocating €2m euro to fund a number of pilots of varying scale and on a regional basis inviting all local authorities in co-operation with their relevant REDZ (Rural Economic Development Zones) communities to submit an application to be considered for as part of this pilot initiative. Westmeath County Council would like to submit an application for funding to develop the North Westmeath area. No doubt other counties will submit similar applications in their Counties. Over 120 people representing many, many organisations and businesses attended and aired their views on business, tourism communities, activities and their needs all of which will be included in the submission. The meeting took place in the Mullingar Hotel. Further meetings will be reported on as they take place. From this parish Boherquill Ramblers were represented by Brian Nerney, I.F.A. farm families by their Chairperson, Alice Nerney and Streete Warriors Basketball Club by their Chairperson, Teresa Daly.
The club has released a number of mallard duck over the last few weeks, and the first of the pheasants were released recently. Both the duck and pheasants have been reared by club members Pat Denning, Michael Campbell, and Patrick Owens. On behalf of the club we offer our sympathy to Louise Tiernan, Burgesland on the death of her father last week.
The results of the Dog Show at Streete Parish Park Vintage Day are as follows – The prize for champion of the show, went to Seamus Getting’s, Newtownforbes, for his German wirehaired pointer “Fletch”. The reserved champion went to Denis Nolan, Multy for his Rottweiler “Shiloh”. The Joe and Mary Stell Memorial Perpetual Plaque went to Tom Hill Killnaleck for the best foreign breed. The R.O.R perpetual trophy went to Seamus Getting’s for the best gun dog. The rest of the results are as follows: Best working dog 1st Denis Nolan Multy, 2nd Cornelius Fitzsimons, Kilcogy, 3rd Sean Gallagher, Tubbercurry, Sligo. Any variety gundog. 2nd James Brady, Coole, 3rd Olivia Mulvey, Milltown. Best foreign breed, 2nd Tom Lennon, Longford, 3rd Neal Quigley, Clones. Best terrier breed 1st James Brady, Coole, 2nd Barry Sullivan Streete, 3rd Rod O’Brien, Ballinasloe. Any variety puppy, 1st Elizabeth Tilson, Killnaleck, 2nd Sandra MuMMlvey Castlepollard, 3rd Neal Quigley, Clones. Child handler class, 1st Sarah Rose Headd Coole, 2nd Mark Fulham, Rathowen, 3rd Neal Quigley, Clones. Best utility breed, 1st Elizabeth Tilson, Killnaleck, 2nd Pat McTigue, Mannorhamilton, 3rd Avril Moran, Legan. Best toy breed, 1st Stephen McCarthy, Kentstown, Meath, 2nd Mairead Brady, Edgeworthstown, 3rd Shauna Quinn, Finea. Dog I would like to take home, 1st Cornelius Fitzsimons, Kilcogy, 2nd Sean Gallagher, Tubbercurry, Sligo, 3rd Pat McTigue, Mannorhamilton, Leitrim. We say a special thank you to Oliver Kelleher, Castlebar for sponsoring the wonderful trophies for the show. Their superb quality was commented on by many. A sincere thank you to Catherine and Michelle Londun, who once again gave freely their time to do unenviable job of judging the show. Also to Joanne Rossiter for all her help in organising the show. And last but not least, thanks to Niamh and David Gogan from Edgeworthstown who did a smashing job of judging the Dog I would like to take home at the show.
The writer wishes all readers a Happy and safe holiday period.
Numbers drawn in Streete Parish Park Lotto on Monday, 20th July were 12, 24, 25 and 27. There was no jackpot winner. €40 winners were: Eimear Kiernan, Michael Reilly and Cyrian Connaughton. Next Lotto draw is on Monday 3rd August when the jackpot will be €6,900. Thank you for supporting our community.
The Ramblers met at Lilliput on Sunday, July 19th for a walk to Dysart along the Westmeath Way and then a loop back to Lilliput. The route was a combination of roads, farm tracks and fields and all along the way the verges and ditches were filled with wild flowers; in several places the wild raspberries were nearly ripe enough to eat. Warm sun and a cool breeze added to the enjoyment of the afternoon. Thank you to Eileen Moreton for leading the walk.
The Ramblers take a break during August each year so they will meet again on September 6th. In the meantime all Club members and their families are wished a most enjoyable and relaxing month. New members and new walking routes are always welcome. Details atwww.boherquillramblers.ie.