Streete & District
Corr: Brian Nerney. Tel: 086-2596656
On Saturday, 27th in memory of the late James & Kathleen Sheridan, Lisryan.
The death has occurred in England of Mary Neary, nee McKenna, formerly of Castle Lane, Coolamber. Funeral arrangements to be announced later. May she rest in peace.
Enquiries regarding St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Boherquill can be made with Cemetery Committee: - Chairman, Enda Murphy 087 6687330 or Secretary, Seamus Denning 087 6213500.
In Streete takes place on 5th July with blessings of all graves in Boherquill & Coolamber after mass in Streete Villiage Cemetery at 11a.m.
To all who supported the recent church gate collection for the Irish Cancer Society.
As many know, Streete Parish Park Vintage meetings were held each Thursday night for the past number of weeks for the purpose of planning the upcoming All Ireland Vintage Day on July, 12th preceded by our Annual Philip Moran Memorial Tractor Run on July, 11th. Everyone who is interested is asked to come along at 9p.m. this Thursday. We need all the help and support we can get just contact John White, John Parker, Pat Duffy or Brian Nerney.
Spot prizes for a number of raffles will be greatly appreciated and can be given to any member or left into Fiddlers Green Shop in Streete Village anytime. All spots will be acknowledged.
Is currently being printed and will be on sale on Vintage Day to help reduce our big expenses with this All Ireland event.
As mentioned householders are asked to put out flags, bunting, flower boxes etc. and make our parish a place to be proud of. This can only happen with local input and help.
Are currently being distributed to households and if each house could sell or buy a card it will make such a difference, so maybe you might help, we hope. Any sold cards can be put into an envelope and left into the shop. We may seem to be asking all the time, but this is a great opportunity and honour for our parish.
For a speedy recovery to a number of people in this parish and Rathowen.
The Ramblers visit to the Cavan Burren Park, near Blacklion on Sunday, June 14th was really outstanding. Oliver Usher led the walk first through a rocky area reminiscent of the Clare Burren and then further on into a landscape rich in myth and legend where the hills are crowned with Megalithic tombs. The hills were covered in forest but Coillte is now clearing the trees to reveal the hilltop sites of the tombs and there is a network of paths and boardwalks linking them, as well as a visitor centre and car park. In the glorious summer weather the vistas beyond the park were stunning in all directions; north beyond Lough Macnean, southwest as far as Lough Allen and the long crest of Cuilcagh Mountain was always in view. Thank you to Oliver for leading a great walk and imparting some of his extensive knowledge of the history and geology of the area. Thanks also to Chris Salmon’s Coaches of Castlepollard for transport; their driver Martin Fagan was as usual patient and reliable in collecting the walkers. There is a change of walk for Sunday June 28th. Instead of Kenagh, the Ramblers will walk the section of the Royal Canal Way from Abbeyshrule to Ballynacargy to mark this year’s Ballynacargy Tradfest. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet in Abbeyshrule at 2pm for the 8km walk along the towpath. The Ramblers website at www.boherquillramblers.ie has details of the club’s activities.
The Streete Bowls Club held the Summer Doubles tournament in the Greville Arms Hotel Mullingar on Wednesday night 17th. June. There was a good attendance from all the clubs in the county. After an exciting night’s bowling the following pairs made it to the semi-finals -Mick McLoughlin and Tommy Connell from the Streete club, Kevin Nolan and Sean Harrigy from the Mullingar club, from Athlone Tommy Campbell and Noel Murray and finally Mick Lynch from Tyrrellspass paired up with John Flynn from Trim. In the first semi-final, Tommy Campbell and Noel Murray narrowly defeated Mick McLoughlin and Tommy Connell. In an equally exciting match John Flynn and Mick Lynch overcame Kevin Nolan and Sean Harrigy. In the final John and Mick eventually came out on top after been led for most of the game. Well done to all the competitors! The club would like to thank Pat Kelly and Liam Connaughton for organising this event. We would also like to thank John Corcoran and his staff for facilitating us on the night..New members and guest bowlers are welcome in Streete every Tuesday night.