Streete & District May 6

WALKING FESTIVAL - This weekend sees Boherquill Ramblers Walking Festival start on Friday evening, 6th May when at 7.30p.m. all are invited to meet up at the car park in Tullynally Estate, Castlepollard for a short walk and hopefully we will have a guest speaker to get all in the mood for really interesting walks on Saturday and Sunday.

WALKING FESTIVAL - This weekend sees Boherquill Ramblers Walking Festival start on Friday evening, 6th May when at 7.30p.m. all are invited to meet up at the car park in Tullynally Estate, Castlepollard for a short walk and hopefully we will have a guest speaker to get all in the mood for really interesting walks on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday morning we meet at the Square in Castlepollard for walk start at 11a.m. with a 4 or 5 hours walk to Lough Derravaragh and Knockeyon where there will be drop out points for those who would prefer the shorter route. On Sunday morning Mass is available in Fore at 10a.m. with registration after at the coffee shop and walk start at 11a.m. This is also a long walk taking in Ben of Fore, Lough Ban and Lough Lene with shorter walks on the way. - All are welcome. Friday evening is very suitable for families Registration will cost €5 on Friday and €10 Saturday and Sunday with concession prices for members. All welcome. Details from Brian 086 2596656 or Frank Higgins 086 8072208.

SYMPATHY

We extend our sincere sympathy to the Reilly family, Castlenugent on the death of Tommy Reilly who is survived by his wife, Josephine, son Tommy Joe and daughters, Cáit, Roseanne, Pauline, and Ashling. His funeral took place following Mass in Boherquill last week. May he rest in peace.

ROBERT MIZZELL

Robert Mizzell will play with his band in Streete Parish Park on Friday night, 27th May A licensed bar will be available for the event and tickets will be available at the office in Street Parish Park between 10a.m. -2p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in advance. The phone number for the office is 043 6685926 but only during 10a.m.-2pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. A Bus Service for the night will be available. Bus 1 covering Mullingar, Delvin, Collinstown, Castlepollard, Coole and Streete costing 5 euro return payable on the bus. Bus 2 - Gowna, Mullinalaghta, Granard, Finea, Abbeylara, Lisryan and Streete also 5 euro and Bus 3, Longford Route, nearer the date – watch these notes. Any monies from this event will go towards the creation of a walkway around the park to benefit all.

SOCCER

Best wishes for success to Inny Wanderers team who play Drogheda Crescent in the O’Neill’s Leinster Junior final this Sunday, 8th May at Gainstown, Mullingar also known as Mullingar Athletics pitch at 2p.m. All support will be greatly appreciated and no doubt will be of great benefit to Cliff Thomsen and the local team.

FIRST COMMUNION

Takes place in this parish on Sunday of next week, 14th May.

FARMERS MARKET

Indoor and car boot sale in Streete Parish Park on Saturday, 21st May, 11a.m-3p.m.

TROCAIRE

It is hoped all boxes are back in the church. If not please make sure to leave them this week as the money is being forwarded to Trócaire.

BOTTLE BANKS

At the request of Westmeath County Council both the bottle and clothes banks have been removed from Rath and placed in Streete Parish Park which it is expected will be more convenient and safer in future.

PARK BOOKINGS

With the long evenings here anyone wishing to book any of the sports pitches or our indoor facilities must contact Jimmy in advance 087 9287129.

VINTAGE

Our big Annual vintage Day in Streete Parish Park is on Sunday, 10th July. As time is passing and the date coming nearer we welcome all offers of help and support or any good ideas for the day.

WEDDING

Best wishes to Assumpta Keary and Philip Walker from Derry who are being married in Boherquill Church this Friday and their reception follows in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell afterwards. Assumpta is a daughter of John and Geraldine. We wish them a long happy and healthy life together.

BIRTH

Congratulations on the birth of their second child a girl Pio to John and Carmen O’Brien Kilmore Lismacaffrey. May all the family have a very happy life together.

FIRE

Traffic was disrupted at the weekend due to a severe fire ongoing at the float on Bord na Mona bog As I write these notes a number of Fire Brigades are fighting the inferno and traffic is being diverted from the area. Yesterday’s fire in the same district

was quickly brought under control due to expert work by the many firemen.

STREETE PLAYGROUND

Our well over due committee meeting takes place on Wednesday, 11th May at 9pm in Streete Parish Park Community Centre. This meeting is to finalise all matters relating to the playground etc. A discussion on Triple P Parenting Program will take place at this meeting. All members are asked to attend.

BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS

Thanks to Philip Epps for the following report: - “The Ramblers visited Portlick on last Sunday, May 1st. The walk through the woods beside Lough Ree is always a pleasure, especially at this time of the year when there are carpets of bluebells between the trees. Another feature is the Millenium Forest, one of several in the country which were planted at the turn of the century with a tree for everyone in the state.

The Ramblers Annual Walking Festival will take place over next weekend, on Friday the 6th, Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of May. Details above. Paddy Croghan’s Wednesday evening walks in the Ballymahon area are continuing with the group meeting at the Mart in Ballymahon each Wednesday at 7.30pm. Details can be obtained from Paddy at 087 9937533.

WILDLIFE CLUB

The 2011 County Longford Sporting Clay Shoot will be on this Sunday, 8th May in the Streete shooting grounds at 11am sharp. Seventeen teams are due to take part, and the shoot will be over a 50 bird sporting layout. The presentation of prizes will take place in the Cornmill Pub, Boherquill immediately after the shoot. The club is due to get 200 six week old pheasants at the end of May, and it’s hoped to carry out work on the pens on Tuesday evening next, 10th May. All members are asked to help out. On behalf of the club we offer our sympathy to the Reilly family Castlenunget on the death of Tommy last week.