Streete & District
Corr: Brian Nerney. Tel: 086-2596656
Philip Sorohan Memorial Tractor Run on Sunday, 19th July 2015, all proceeds to “Kevin Bell Foundation”. Registration will take place at Dillion’s Bar & Bistro at 10.30am with refreshments served, the run will be approx. 20 miles, then dinner will be served in Dillon’s Bar & Bistro. The registration fee for this event is 20 euro. Collections/Buckets will be available, so please support. For more info 086 8724458 or 086 3847482.
Numbers drawn in Streete Parish Park Lotto on Monday, 6th July were 6, 13, 14 and 25. There was no jackpot winner. €40 winners were: Pat Grimes, Rathowen; Stephen Scully, c/o Sharon Gettings, Lisryan and Bridget Maguire, c/o Bingo. Next Lotto draw is on Monday, 20th July when the jackpot will be €6,800. Thank you for supporting our community.
St Fintan’s Cemetery
The St Fintan’s Cemetery committee wishes to thank everyone who helped clean up the cemetery for cemetery Sunday and for their generous contribution to the cemetery collection. We also wish to say a special word of thanks to Patrick Goran, Edgeworthstown who cleaned the cross in the cemetery free of charge for the committee.
Marita and James MacNerney led a Shanmullagh Bog and hill walk starting at the ‘98 Hall in Ballinamuck on Sunday, July 5th. Thirteen people turned up all with rain gear and after a heavy shower they climbed steeply to a monument for General Humbert & The Croppy Graves. After a rest there to admire the scenery, they continued along a narrow road, around some sharp bends to reach the main Arva-Drumlish road. After a short distance they turned left down a bog road which leads into Shanmullagh Bog. This dirt road gradually became a grassy track, then more bog road and on to a tarred road (Legga - Ballinamuck) and returned to the Hall. This was an 8km walk and took about 2 hours. All arrived back to the village in good spirits where they sat in the sun and ate ice cream! Ballinamuck has the distinction of being the site of the last great battle on September 8th of the 1798 Rebellion. Hundreds of pikemen were murdered in Shanmullagh Bog, while the French soldiers surrendered and were repatriated back to France. Many thanks to Marita and James, not only for leading the walk, but also for all the information on the history of the area. On Sunday July 19th the Ramblers will walk part of the Westmeath Way. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at Lilliput, beside Lough Ennell at 2pm. Find out more about The Ramblers and see the Photo Gallery atwww.boherquillramblers.ie.