Reader at the 11am Mass in Boherquill this Sunday, Anne Murphy and Eucharistic Minister, Enda Murphy.

Boherquill Ramblers

Frank and John Higgins led the Ramblers on an exceptionally enjoyable walk in the Castlepollard area on Sunday, July 6th. The music and fun of the Truck Show in the Square in Castlepollard was soon exchanged for a quiet track through the woods between the Mullingar and Collinstown roads out of the village. Out of the wood and across the Collinstown road, a steady climb and a short scramble led to the top of Randoon Hill in glorious sunshine. The hill is topped by the remains of a 7th century hill fort with extensive views in all directions including Lough Lene, Knockeyon, Mullaghmeen and the lower land towards Granard. Rain threatened during the walk back to Castlepollard through Teevreagh but it held off until everyone had found their way to Frank Higgins house where they were treated to a fine spread of fresh fruit with tea, savouries and home baking in the garden. Many thanks from the Ramblers to Frank and John for leading the walk and a special thank you to the Higgins family for their hospitality after the walk. Thank you also to the landowners whose property was crossed during the afternoon. There will be a change to the walk listed on the Walks Calendar for Sunday, July 20th: Mary McHugh will lead a walk along the Royal Canal west of Mullingar. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the car park beside the fire station in Mullingar at 2pm.


The Streete Bowls Club hosted a doubles competition in the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar in conjunction with Destination Sport. After a great evening of bowling, the following players qualified for the semi-finals: From Tyrrellspass - Mick Lynch and Aaron O’Brien, from Athlone Pat and George Clinton and from Streete two pairs- Rachel Gaffney and Pat Kelly with Mick Turner and Jimmy Leavy. Unfortunately the Streete players were drawn against each other. Mick and Jimmy won out and went on to play Mick Lynch and Aaron in a thrilling final that went down to the last end. Eventually, Tyrrellspass won, beating their opponents in fine style. Congratulations Mick and Aaron! Two Streete club members, Seamus Moran and Sean Flood had a very enjoyable bowling holiday in Brittany recently. The Bowls club wish a speedy recovery to Angela Whelan following her recent accident. Bowling takes place in the Streete Sports complex every Tuesday night commencing at 8.30. Instruction given by experienced players.


Streete Parish Park Vintage weekend was a resounding success, starting with the annual Philip Moran Memorial Tractor Run on Saturday evening last and followed by a B B Q with first class food supplied and cooked by John Rogan and Patricia. Sunday, in wonderful weather conditions, the attendance was up on last year and the quality of displays by exhibitors could hardly be surpassed. See next week’s notes in this paper where we hope to have some pictures


From the Streete Parish Park Vintage organisers to all who attended and supported the weekend


Due to a long day at the Vintage, I regret that’s all the notes for this week. Back to normal next week.