The death took place of Canon Jerry MacAuley and also of Rose Nugent, Mgr. Earley’s housekeeper for many years. May they rest in peace.


Please note St. Fintan’s N.S., Lismacaffrey are currently enrolling children for September 2014. Further information and enrolment forms are available from the School during School hours.


The Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes with Bishop Francis Duffy takes place this year from May, 27th to June, 1st. Booking can be arranged through J.W.T. Travel, Baggot Street, Dublin 2 or on line Joe Please note that every parish has one or two places for sick pilgrims, so if you would like to travel as an assisted pilgrim please contact Mgr. Ealey 043 6676044 or Fr. Joe McGrath 087 8363523.

Inny Shamrocks

Is holding a Table Quiz in Connaughton’s Pub, Rathowen this Friday, February 28th. A Table of 4 adults is €30.00 and a Junior Table (under 16) is €16. Raffle will be held on the night. Starting at 9.30pm. Please support our local underage football club. A big thank you to all who supported our bag packing last Saturday and a big thanks to Buckley’s Super Valu, Mullingar.

Open House

Every Thursday evening from 7pm to 8pm at Fourwinds, Barradrum to discuss Bible passages that are relevant in today’s world: e.g. “What must I do to be saved?” The answer’s different to what you think! For more info. Ring Roy Jones on 087 125 8722 or 043 6676023. Refreshments provided.


Two Streete teams were in action this week. Team B travelled to Ballymore and came away with a comfortable win. Team C were in Ardagh where they were narrowly defeated by the home team. Streete C: Team 1- Mel Dunleavy, Rachel Gaffney and Bill Bennett (skip). Team 2: Angela Whelan, Hughie Owens and Martin Gaynor (skip). Streete Bowl’s club in conjunction with Westmeath Bowls are hosting the county rinks (teams of four) competition on Sunday March 2nd at the Streete complex. This is a new competition and hopefully it will be well supported. The draw takes place at 1:45 and the bowling commences at 2pm. All are welcome!

St Fintan’s NS

Are fundraising for the extension to the school of a new classroom and the proposed development of the car park. We are looking for parent and pupil, both present and past to join us on the 2nd of June to run, jog or walk in the Mini Marathon to raise funds. If you are interested please log on to the website to register or get the entry form from the Evening Herald and contact us and we will issue sponsorship card to you. The Parents Group will organise transport to the event for a nominal cost. Please contact Liz 0873169425, Julia0863102623 or Orla 0867752679.

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers were shocked and saddened by the loss of Cathal McWeeney, a long-time member of the group, on 16th February. Cathal was very well-liked and his wide range of interests meant that a walk with Cathal was always a very enjoyable and informative experience. May he rest in peace. Oliver Usher led the Ramblers on their annual ‘Snowdrop Walk’in Drewstown on Sunday February 16th. There were some snowdrops around Drewstown House at the start of the walk but the highlight of the afternoon was the visit to Sinead Connolly’s garden just down the road. Mrs. Connolly welcomes the Ramblers to her garden each year at this time to see the splendid display of many varieties of snowdrops beneath the trees. The white flowers were particularly eye-catching this year, along with many hellebores, cyclamen, aconites and crocus in other areas. The Ramblers continued on to follow a track through the forest beside Girley Bog; the intended route through the bog itself was too muddy for walking. The forest track led onto a very old road leading back to Drewstown House where the walkers were treated to a feast of cakes, biscuits and fruit crumble prepared and served by Aideen Usher and her helpers. John Bailey of Drewstown gave a brief account of the history of the House since 1954 when an American missionary group opened an orphanage there. John returned to Ireland from abroad to join the group which now runs camps for disadvantaged city children and retreat weekends for various church groups. The Ramblers wish to thank Oliver and Aideen Usher, Sinead Connolly and John Bailey for making their Sunday afternoon walk such a pleasure. On Sunday March 2nd Frances Nolan will lead a walk in Taghmon, near Mullingar. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at Taghmon Church at 2pm.

Wildlife Club

Once again there was over fifty shooters at the club spring clay shooting league on last Thursday night, and shooting continues each Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm in the club grounds. For further details please contact Willie on 0862582370. The club are once again planning to hold school nature walks from April to June, and details will be in all schools within the next few weeks. Members should make sure and return their nominations and resolutions forms to the club Secretary by this Friday, 28th February