Streete Parish Park Vintage are holding their annual Philip Moran Memorial Tractor Run on Saturday, 12th July starting from the Parish Park at 4p.m. Registration will commence at 3p.m. Monies from this event will be shared by The Irish Heart Foundation and also our local St. Fintan’s N.S. to help with the new car park construction as well as some school improvements. The organisers are being helped by the Schools Parents Group and will be delighted to get help also from parents, male and female on the day. Please contact any member of the group or Julia Badrick 086 3102623.
Immediately after the Tractor Run there will be a free B.B.Q. for all who drive in the run, but anyone else is welcome to attend at only €5 for an admission ticket. We have been offered a number of items to be auctioned after the run ie. logs, turf, hay etc. and will welcome any more donations for the auction or raffles which will help our donation to the Parents Group. Please pass on the word to help us get a good attendance. Any queries or offers please contact Brian, Pat or John whose phone numbers are on the posters and fliers.
With all the usual attractions and more takes place on Sunday, 13th July in Streete Parish Park. All offers of help will be appreciated. Entries from exhibitors are arriving daily. We also expect a great Auto jumble section where you might find the part you have been ages looking for. This year Gerry Bratten is kindly exhibiting his fully restored Steam Roller and Council Van. It has taken Gerry almost five years to restore it to the pristine condition it is in now. Gerry is a Longford man from Killoe parish and a great friend and supporter of Streete Parish Park Vintage. We look forward to our working display of horse drawn machinery by Eamon Egan, Kenagh, Co. Longford and members of the Egan family including Eamon’s brother, Dominic and nephew, Liam from this parish. For this we are currently growing grass so we can guarantee a display not to be missed as well as lots more too long to list. Our outdoor bandstand will provide lots of music all day so mark the calendar. Pubs in the parish will also provide entertainment over the weekend.
Wanted especially by parents and parishioners to sell raffle tickets, help with tea before the Tractor Run etc. etc. Contact Brian, Pat or John in advance. Prizes for the raffle are €300, €200 €100 cash and draw on Sunday, 13th.
If anyone is prepared to lend and erect a tent for the day to be used by some of the craft exhibitors please contact us. We are making an effort to have a bigger show than over this year. All help appreciated.
Flags and bunting
Hopefully, any household with flags or bunting might put them out for Vintage weekend and put a buzz in the District. It will all help!
Best wishes for the future to Cathy Baxter, Clonconnell, Streete who graduated with degree of B.M.B.S. Hons. From University of Limerick last week. Cathy is daughter of Colin and Margaret Baxter and we wish her well in her medical career which commences with an intern year in the Regional Hospital, Galway. We also say well done to Caroline Kearney, daughter of Patrick and Theresa, Edgeworthstown who was conferred with the same degree.
Anne and Marie Carroll welcomed the Ramblers to their Gourmet Garden at Lewinstown House near Killucan on Sunday, June 15th. The afternoon’s walk was a circuit of quiet side roads through Balrath and Clonlost with Anne and Marie as attentive guides. The most striking sight of the afternoon was a small stream in Clonlost set in a landscaped area with waterfalls and a natural fountain. A ruined church covered in ivy and surrounded by its old graveyard added to the scene beside the stream. Elder flowers and dog roses could be seen in the hedgerows and the fields were full of buttercups and yellow iris. Back in Lewinstown the group were treated to tea and home-baked cake in the sunny courtyard before Anne led some of the Ramblers on a tour of the garden while others explored on their own. The Ramblers thank Anne and Marie for being such generous hosts throughout a very enjoyable afternoon.
The Ramblers will visit Ballynacargy on Sunday June 29th. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the Church Hall in Ballynacargy at 2pm. Ballynacargy CCE Midsummer Trad Fest is taking place from the 27-29th of June so the Ramblers will be able to enjoy some great traditional music after their walk. The Fore Village 5k Road run/ Fun run/ Walk will be held in Fore village on Wednesday 25th June at 8pm. All are welcome and refreshments will be available after the event.
The writer apologises for no Streete & District notes in this paper last week due to an internet problem. I hope you can catch up to date with this week’s notes.