SYMPATHY: We extend sincere sympathy to the Belton family on the very sudden and unexpected death of Paddy Belton, Kenagh and a current member of Longford County Council. Paddy’s funeral took place following Mass last Sunday in Kenagh. May he rest in peace.
I.C.A: Please note the local I.C.A. guild Monthly Meeting takes place in Streete Parish Park Complex on next Tuesday, 7th at 8p.m.
VINTAGE: An invitation has been received inviting all Streete Parish Park Vintage Members to join in the Cornagheeha, Mohill Tractor Run on Sunday, 19th May. For any further information please call 087 6537510.
WALKING FESTIVAL: Boherquill Ramblers Walking Club invite anyone interested in this year’s festival to join them on Friday evening, 10th, Saturday, 11th and Sunday, 12th May for a one, two or three days walking. See Ramblers section of these notes for details or call Brian 086 2596656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org All welcome and walks will suit all. We will greatly appreciate if people can pass on the word to others as due to funding cutbacks this year, advertising as in previous years will be difficult. All you need is good footwear, a jacket and a sandwich and fruit. The cost is - Friday evening, e5 Saturday and Sunday e10 each or the weekend e20. All welcome.
GATHERING: Progress is being made with the proposed Past Pupils re-union in October but the last few meetings were very badly attended. Please come along on Friday next, 3rd May to a short meeting at 9p.m. and let us know any views you may have regarding this event.
LOTTO: Streete Parish Park Lotto takes place every second Monday night and we thank al who continue to support our draw and also our bingo each Monday night at 8.30p.m. Lotto envelopes are available in Fiddlers Green, Shop each day from 9a.m. until 11p.m. so why not call and get your supply. Completed envelopes can be left in the shop and they will be included. Envelopes are also in The Cornmill, Boherquill and Devine’s, Lismacaffrey. We depend on your support.
CAKE SALE: There will be a cake sale in aid of St. Fintan’s N.S. Parents Group after Mass on Sunday next. All donations of homemade cakes, etc. will be appreciated.
WILDLIFE CLUB: On Wednesday 24th April last the children from St Fintan’s NS Lismacaffrey came on their nature walk in the club grounds at Killtareher. A most enjoyable day was had by all. Further details and photos in next week’s paper. Over sixty shooters took part in the club annual clay shoot on the 21st April last. The club wishes to thank our main shoot sponsor Stone Facing Ltd Dublin Rd Longford, and also to CEF Mullingar, Quinn’s Supply Stores Edgeworthstown, and ROR Tractor Parts Granard for their sponsorship also. On the 12th May next Roscommon County Shoot will take place in the Streete grounds, and the club will also run a 30 bird sporting and a 10 DTL shoot on the day.
BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS: The Ramblers travelled by coach to visit Kingscourt and Moynalty last Sunday afternoon. Oliver Usher first led a short walk around the beautiful village of Moynalty which is famous for its annual Steam Threshing Festival. Moving on to Kingscourt, Oliver led the group on a new loop walk, The Wishing Well Way which leaves the town and passes through Dun na Ri Forest Park which is part of what was once the Cabra Estate. Coillte has developed several walks through the Forest, much of which is commercial pine and oak, but there are also areas of hazel, holly and elderberry. The history of the area can be seen in the ruins of Fleming’s Castle, a Holy Well and an ice house as well as Lady’s Lake, an artificial lake fed by water once used by a flax mill. The loop walk then returns to Kingscourt. Thank you to Paddy O’Brien of Rover Coaches in Mullingar who provided the coach and also Club Chairman Brian Nerney who drove the bus. Thanks to Oliver for leading the walk and also for passing on some of his great knowledge of the history of the area. The Ramblers will walk a stretch of the Royal Canal next Sunday, May 5th. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and assemble in Mullingar at the car park beside Millie Walsh’s garage at 2pm. The Ramblers Midlands Walking Festival will be held from Friday May 10th to Sunday the 12th. On Friday there will be an evening walk in the grounds of Tullynally Castle beginning at 7pm at the carpark beside the Castle and Coffee Shop. At 11am on Saturday a coach will leave The Square in Castlepollard to go to the start of the day’s walk. On Sunday the beautiful village of Fore will be the base for what is always a very popular outing for walkers. After 10 o’clock Mass in Fore the walk will begin at 11am at Jane O’Reilly’s Coffee Shop.