We extend our sympathy to the Devine family, Lismacaffrey on the death of Mrs. A. Burke, peacefully in her 96th year at Community Care Unit, Maynooth. She was sister of the late Joe Devine, Lismacaffrey. Her funeral took place last Thursday to Laraghbryan Cemetery Co. Kildare. May she rest in peace.


I am asked to say a sincere thank you from the Mental Health Association to all who supported their church gate collection in Boherquill and especially to Mel Newman who did the collection on the day. The amount collected and forwarded to the association was €80.


Continues every Monday night at 8.30pm in Streete Parish Park Community Centre and includes our Lotto draw every second week. With many families home for summer holidays, we would love to see you on Monday night.

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers journeyed to Lanesborough on Sunday, July 27th for their last walk before taking a break for the month of August. They walked the Commons North Trail which has been developed by Lanesboro Tourism Co-op as part of a plan to attract people to the area and the Co-op has provided several information boards describing wildlife in the area. There are also pictures and a history of the abandoned quarries which once flourished there providing crushed limestone for agricultural use. The Trail twists and turns for 4.5km through an area of mixed woodland beside Lough Ree, starting and ending at the bridge in Lanesborough and provides an easy and very enjoyable walk. The Ramblers website is now up and running at with information and a gallery of photographs of Club activities. All the Ramblers are wished a very enjoyable break. The Ramblers will meet again on August 30th when Teresa Coloe will lead a walk in Ballallen Bog near Ballynacargy.

Dog Show

As promised last week the following are the results of the Dog Show during Streete Parish Park Vintage Weekend. - (Class 1 Best Working Dog) 1st Tom Hill, Killinaleck, 2nd Tom Lennon, Longford, 3rd Hayley Evans, Lismacaffrey. (Class 2 Any Variety Gun Dog – ROR Perpetual Trophy. 1st Jimmy Brady, Coole, 2nd Catherine Conefrey, Fenagh, Co. Leitrim. (Class 3 Best Foreign Breed – Joe & Mary Stell Perpetual Plaque). 1st Noel Small, Glenview, Longford, 2nd Tom Hill Killinaleck, 3rd Hayley Evans, Lismacaffrey. (Class 4 Bes Terrier Dog) – 1ST Pat Flynn, Corick, Drumlish; 2nd Sophie Whelan, Slanemore, Mullingar; 3rd Katie Farrell, Ferefad, Longford. (Class 5 Any Variety Puppy) – 1st Catherine Conefrey, Fenagh, Co. Leitrim; 2nd Pauline Parker, Streete; 3rd Barry Sullivan, Kilmore, Streete. (Class 6 Child Handler) – 1st Dillon Tone, Mullingar; 2nd Ciara Tone, Mullingar; 3rd Anna Cibiniak, Clonbalt. (Class 7 Best Utility Breed) – 1st Liam Glennon, 6pk Road, Longford: 2ND Tom Hill, Killinaleck; 3rd Hayley Evans, Lismacaffrey. (Class 8 Toy Dog) 1st Pauline Parker, Streete; 2nd Olive Sherlock, Dublin; 3rd Mary Mulvaney, Moyvore. (Class 9 – Dog I would like to take home) - 1st Alice Sherlock, Dublin; 2nd Tom Hill, Killinaleck; 3rd Seán Tone, Mullingar.

(Show Champion) – Pat Flynn, Corick Drumlish with his Fox Terrier. (Reserve Champion) Jimmy Brady, Coole with his Pointer.


Please note, there will be no Church Newsletter for the month of August due to holidays, but anyone wishing to have notes, anniversaries etc. is welcome to forward them to Brian 086 2596656 or for inclusion in these notes but must be received before Saturday.


Ardagh & Clonmacnoise Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock with Bishop Francis Duffy takes place on Sunday, September, 7th. Bus tickets available from Fr. Joe McGrath 087 8363523. Tickets €15 and bus will depart Boherquill 9.50a.m. and Rathowen 10a.m.

Pride of Place

Rathowen Pride of Place judging takes place in Rathowen Community Centre on Tuesday, 19th August starting at 10am. All welcome to attend and show support for the good work being done.