Streete & District
Corr: Brian Nerney. Tel: 086-2596656
The 11a.m. Mass on Sunday, 17th is in memory of the late Jack & Bridget Flood and deceased members of the Flood & Sullivan family. On Friday, May 22nd the 8p.m. Mass will be in memory of the late Michael & Mary Dolan, Balloo and the 11a.m. Mass on Sunday, 24th in memory of Jimmy Meehan, Streete.
The death took place following an illness in Roscommon of Ann Nerney, sister in law of Brian Nerney, Correally. Anne’s funeral took place on Wednesday of last week in Roscommon. May she rest in peace.
The rededication of St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford takes place on next Sunday, 17th May at 3.30p.m. Our parish has been allocated for tickets so if anyone is interested please contact Fr. McGrath on 087 8363523.
The annual Ardagh & Clonmacnoise Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes with Bishop Francis Duffy takes place from May, 27th until June, 1st and booking information is available directly from J.W.T.Baggot St. Dublin 012410810. Queries Fr. McGrath 087 8363523.
A meeting of those interested in helping with preparations for our All Ireland Vintage weekend took place last Thursday. We are happy to get all offers of support and our next meeting is on Thursday week at 9p.m. in the Centre and all are welcome. The weekend will include the annual Philip Moran Memorial Tractor Run on Saturday, 11th July and the Main Rally Sunday, 12th July. Flyers & Posters available just call Brian 086 2596656.
As mentioned last week, Streete Parish Park committee have decided not to sell tickets for our raffle on Vintage Day as people get fed up with too many sellers on that day, so instead we have cards being printed at the moment for a raffle to take place on July, 12th with lines at €2 or three for €5 or a full card with 12 lines €20 will be on sale from now until Vintage Day. This year being the All Ireland event we have extra expense and we ask all who can to take a card and sell it between now until Vintage Day to do so. Cards are available from Brian 086 2596656, John, Jimmy Brady, Pat or any member. To make this the weekend it should be we need lines sold, so please try and help, especially our youth.
National Land League of Ireland
(Helping to keep people in their homes). Free information clinics for people with mortage and other bank debt. We urge anyone in arrears to contact us for an appointment at the following Centres: - Mullingar, Friday’s 2p.m.-4p.m. in Congress Centre. Tel. 089 2469827, Castlepollard – Wednesday’s 10a.m.-11a.m. Castlepollard Parish Centre. Tel 089 2467265.
Boherquill Ramblers 3 day Walking Festival took place last weekend. Report from Philip will appear in next week’s edition of this paper.
The club will have a team taking part in the County Longford Sporting Clay Shoot in Edgeworthstown on Sunday next 17th May and we wish them good luck. Fifty bird sporting clay shooting practice continues on this Thursday evening in the club grounds at 7.30pm.
Green was the dominant colour in Mullaghmeen Forest when the Ramblers walked there on Sunday May 3rd. The beech trees had fresh spring foliage and their trunks were covered in moss, while beneath them there were ferns and wild flowers. There were many white flowers on the large areas of wood sorrel, a profusion of yellow primroses and here and there a purple violet could be found. The bluebells were just beginning to flower in some places, they will be a splendid display in a week or two. A heavy rain shower did not spoil the afternoon for the Ramblers who thoroughly enjoyed the many signs of spring around them. The Ramblers will visit Portlick beside Lough Ree on Sunday May 17th. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at 2pm at the petrol station on the Athlone road out of Ballymahon. They will then continue on to Portlick for a two-hour walk on roads and woodland paths.
A report on the Ramblers 2015 Walking Festival will be included in next week’s notes. Details of Ramblers activities can be found at www.boherquillramblers.ie.
New Community Centre
Tom Joe Donoghue reminds us that the new Abbeylara Community Centre will open at a celebration function in the new centre on 12th June. Music will be supplied by one of Ireland’s top country singers, Derek Ryan and his band. Tickets are being printed and will be available from the committee in advance at €15 each. Support requested, so don’t forget 12th June. We in this parish wish them well.