Streete

Book

Book

Just to say there has been a last minute rush for the Parish Book “Streete & Its People”, so should anyone want one for Christmas or to send as a gift please call to the Sacristy before or after Mass in Boherquill.

Choir practice

Linda Butler reminds me that there is a choir practice in the Church of Ireland, Streete on this Friday, November, 29th at 7p.m. when all are welcome to attend in preparation for a special Carol Service on Sunday, 22nd December. More details nearer the date and all proceeds will go to child line. She hopes you can attend this Friday.

Musical

Cnoc Mhuire Transition Year Students, Granard are currently putting the finishing touches to Honk, a musical comedy that is based on the story of the Ugly Duckling. It is a heart-warming tale that will be enjoyed by both young and old alike. The musical will take place in the School Sports Hall on the 17th, 18th and 19th December at 7.30p.m. Tickets can be purchased from the School Office on 043 6686231 or through the Honk line on 085 88409506. There available now for the bargain price of €10 each, so why not treat the family this festive season and come along to what promises to be a fantastic nights entertainment. As you will understand productions on this scale are very expensive to stage, so it is most important to get the word out in order to have a full house for the three nights. Please promote this event.

Bowls

This has been another exceptionally busy week for the Streete Bowls Club. On Sunday last the club had six pairs competing in the Westmeath Doubles competition in Ardagh. After a great afternoon’s bowling, the following couples qualified for the semi-finals: Martin Farrell and Dean Victory along with Pat Hayes and Brendan Quaine from the Ardagh club. From Streete club, Pat Kelly and Finbar Mullen were joined by Catherine Costello and Liam Connaughton. Martin and Dean just got the better of Catherine and Liam whilst Finbar and Pat overcame their Ardagh rivals Brendan and Pat. This resulted in an Ardagh versus Streete final which was really worth waiting for. It went down to the last end with Pat Kelly and Finbar Mullen just getting there, thus ensuring victory for the Streete club!! This competition had eluded the Streete club until now. Well done lads! In the Westmeath League Streete A beat Mullingar and Streete B emerged victorious over Ballymore. Both games were played at the Streete Complex. StreeteC travelled to Ardagh on Thursday night but just lost out on the night. The Christmas Doubles have been drawn and will take place from next week for the Raymond Murphy shield. New members are very welcome at the club.

Boherquill Ramblers

Oliver Usher led the Ramblers on a walk around the historic town of Kells on Sunday November 17th. The walk began at the Fair Green, the setting for the town’s fairs in the past and then Oliver led the way out of town on the road to Virginia for a visit to the Victorian Waterworks, now just a rather neglected feature but when it was built in 1897 it was a great advance in supplying piped water to the town of Kells from the River Blackwater. The group next climbed the hill overlooking the waterworks and the town to the Spire of Lloyd, a 30metre high tower designed by Henry Aaron Baker for the First Earl of Bective in 1791, in memory of his father. This folly provided work for local people during a minor famine in the 1790s and it stands next to a graveyard for those who perished during the Great Famine of the 1840s. The afternoon’s steady drizzle was now becoming heavier, so the Ramblers made their way down the hill back into Kells and their cars for the journey home. Thank you to Oliver for another of his very interesting guided tours. The Ramblers will walk in Mullingar on Sunday December 1st. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet in Dunnes Stores overflow car park in Harbour Street at 2pm. The Ramblers Christmas Party will be held at The Rustic Inn in Abbeyshrule on Sunday December 15th. There will be a short walk beforehand, starting at 2pm and the meal will begin at 4.30pm. The charge will be €25 each and those who wish to attend are asked to contact Brian Nerney at 086 2596656 or Patricia Bruton at 087 9812801. All donations for the usual raffle will be welcome. There will be a Craft Fair at the Rustic Inn on the day of the Christmas Party which could be of interest to many of the Ramblers.

ICA

Coolamber Guild I.C.A. is meeting in Streete Sports Complex next Tuesday, 3rd December 8p.m. New members welcome.

Christmas Fair

Please note St. Fintan’s N.S. Lismacaffrey Parents Group are holding their Annual Christmas Fair in Streete Parish Park Sports Complex on Sunday, 1st December 2p.m. to 4p.m. This is your chance to get bargains galore, visit Santa, and have fun. I am told as always there are lots of promises of goodies for the cake stall. The children are asked to bring their parents along. See you there hopefully! Donations of the usual gifts are still being accepted by committee members at the School when collecting children.

Calendar

As mentioned last week to end our Gathering Year it is intended producing a calendar which will contain many memories and will be a great gift to post to family members and friends away from home. Some people say they bought a book but, this is a separate idea, just to help defray some costs to do with our Gathering event and creating a gift that will last all year. All support will be greatly appreciated. Please give it your consideration and tell others about it. Any club wishing to have their Main events highlighted on the calendar please contact Brian 086 2596656, Kevin 087 1375222 or Pat 086 8433355.

Wedding

We send best wishes to Orla Walker, the Cornmill, Boherquill who marries Alan on Friday of next week, 6th December in Boherquill and their reception takes place afterwards in Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar. We wish them a happy day. All friends are welcome for music and craic in the Cornmill on Saturday night from 7p.m. to celebrate with the bride & groom and make their day. Music, finger food etc. on the night. All welcome. The Philippines can also be supported here on the night.

Aerobics etc

Laura Doyle a qualified fitness instructor has commenced classes and Aerobics in Streete Complex each Tuesday 8-9p.m. If you are interested or involved in any sports activities this is a chance to be advised by a qualified instructor. For any details please phone Tracey 087 9287129. The cost is €5 per class.

Movember

As many will have noticed there are many men in the area ready for shaving to help support prostate cancer. The show takes place in Fiddlers Green, Streete this Saturday, 30th November at 9p.m. when it is expected there will be a big support and lots of fun. All expense is being looked after by Jim in the pub and all proceeds go towards Prostate Cancer Fund.

Philippines

Streete Parish Park Vintage Club wish to support the children and people caught in unfortunate situations far beyond their control in the Philippines at the moment. We are holding a fund raising night in Fiddlers Green Pub, Streete on Saturday night, 7th December. We thank Jim Phelan owner of the pub who has offered his premises and who is sponsoring the music, finger food etc. for the night. It has been decided all proceeds will be donated to the fund through the charity Plan Ireland as they are on the ground providing immediate relief to the children and communities who need it most. By giving the gift of clean water you are saving a life. Other gifts include school desks, tents etc. In light of the current crisis in Syria and the Philippines your support just now is critical. We in Streete Parish Park Vintage will do what we can to make a contribution no matter how small to do what is needed where it is needed most. Donations etc. can be given to or sent to John Parker 086 8301347, Pat Duffy 086 8433355 or Brian Nerney 086 2596656 or brian.nerney@gmail.com. We know money is scarce, but do what you can, all small donations will add up to something worthwhile.

Wildlife Club

There was over 40 shooter’s at the first round of the club open Christmas clay shooting league held on last Thursday night, and the shoot’s will continue each Thursday night from 7pm to 9pm until the 19th December next. The first count in the 2013/14 Vermin Control Scheme will take place on the 3rd December, and all vermin for this count should be in by 6pm on that evening.