Streete

Anniversary

Anniversary

Mass at 8p.m. Friday, 13th is in memory of Josie Reilly, Clonmore. Mass at 6p.m. this Saturday is in memory of the late Larry Murtagh, Correally and Mass at 8p.m. on Friday of next week, 20th is in memory of the late Virgina, Princess of Saxony and her husband, Ernest. Mass on Saturday, 21st is in memory of the late Fr. Michael O’Hara and deceased members of his family.

Thank you

To all who supported the special church collection in aid of the Philippines and Syria. The amount collected was €573 at the one Mass.

Carol Service

In Streete Church of Ireland on December, 22nd. All musicians and singers very welcome. Rehearsal this Friday, 13th at 8.30p.m.

Book

“Streete and its People” still available in the Sacristy before and after Masses at €20 or two for €35.

Parish Calendar

As mentioned previously our Streete Gathering Committee has published a souvenir Parish Calendar with photos taken at our Gathering celebration. The calendar which will be on sale from Thursday of this week will cost €10 and the proceeds will go to Streete Parish Park committee to help defray the cost of our weekend Gathering events, so for this reason alone we trust every household will try to buy one. It would be a lovely gift to send for Christmas especially to those living away from the parish. Calendar is complete with envelope. Postage in Ireland is €1.50 and to the rest of the world, €3.50. For any more details contact Brian 086 2596656, Pat 086 84333555 or Kevin 087 1375222 or by email brian.nerney@gmail.com. Thanks and congrats to Tony Tighe who was the photographer and designer for the project.

Musical

Produced by Cnoc Mhuire Transition Year students takes place in the School on 17th, 18th and 19th December at 7.30p.m. Tickets €10 each can be purchased from the School. Queries call 043 6686231.

Concert

Ballynacargy C.C.E. concert on Friday next, 13th December in the Church of the Nativity at 8p.m. showing the best of local talent. Support from this District will be greatly appreciated. This group always support this parish.

Parents group

A massive thank you is extended by the group to everyone who helped make their Christmas Fair a big success. Many thanks to all who donated gifts, too many to name. To all who helped before, and on the day and of course to all of you who came and joined in the fun and supported us. The main draw prize winners were – Mrs. Ann Marie Brady, 2nd Mrs Bridie Matthews, 3rd prize P Owens and finally thanks to Santa who fitted us into his busy schedule. Happy Christmas to all.

Birthday

Congratulations to Tommy Tighe Jnr, Russagh, who hopefully reached the halfway with a big birthday. Tommy celebrated last Friday night with his wife Ger, family and friends in Fiddlers Green. We wish him another half century of health and happiness.

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers first walk of December followed the course of the Royal Canal feeder from the Canal on the northern edge of the town out towards Lough Owel. The Royal Canal links Dublin and the River Shannon; construction began in 1789 and when Mullingar was reached in 1806 the feeder was built near the highest point of the Canal to supply water from Lough Owel. The water still flows and is still surprisingly clear, evidence of the good quality of the spring-fed Lough Owel, although there have recently been suggestions that Lough Ennell could provide an additional feeder for the Canal. The Ramblers followed the footpath beside the feeder past the Famine Graveyard in Robinstown and the fish farm at Cullion out as far as Farranstick near Lough Owel, and then returned to Mullingar through Irishtown. Thank you to Eileen Moreton for leading the afternoon’s walk. The Ramblers will meet for their Christmas Dinner in Abbeyshrule on Sunday December 15th. There will be a walk beginning in the village at 2pm and the Dinner will begin in the Rustic Inn in Abbeyshrule at 4.30pm. The charge will be €25 each and all donations for the raffle will be welcome. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Brian Nerney on 086 2596656 or Patricia Bruton on 087 9812801. There will also be a Craft Fair in the Rustic Inn on the 15th.

Wildlife Club

Round four in the club Christmas Clay Shooting League will be held on this Thursday night with the final night due to be held on the 19th December. Everyone who attended at least four of the five shoots will be in the running for a prize on the final night. Prizes will include a Christmas Hamper.