Streete notes

Streete & District

Streete & District

Corr: Brian Nerney. Tel: 086-2596656


The 8p.m. Mass this Friday, 13th at 8p.m. is in memory of the late Hugh, Winnifred, Con and Paddy Reilly and Rita Gilsenan and the 11a.m. Mass on Sunday, 15th will be in memory of the late Annie & Joe Devine, Lismacaffrey. Mass at 8p.m. Friday, 20th November will be in memory of the late Gerard Devine and the Devine & Wilson family members.

Anniversary & Station Masses

May be booked in the Sacristy after all Masses or with Fr. Nigel 087 7009433, 043 6685847 or an email to


Is the month of The Holy Souls. Please pray for the faithful departed especially those who may have no one to pray for them. Lists for the dead in both Boherquill and Rathowen churches, and lists if returned will be remembered in all Masses for November.

Christmas Market

The good news this week is that over ten stalls have already been booked for this year’s Christmas Market which takes place in Streete Parish Park on 29th November next. Should anyone wish to book a stall for the day or wish to get more information please call Irene Kenny on 087 93188528. Please remember this is a Christmas Indoor Market and NOT a Car boot sale. If interested just give Irene a call – confectionery, buns, cakes, jams, cards, gifts etc.etc. – All welcome. Details also on facebook.


The following received from Rathowen Pastoral Council is an open invitation to all parishioners of Streete Parish, Rathowen Parish and all friends. “we are sure that most of you are aware of the changes that have taken place throughout the Diocese since September, 1st 2015. The most significant of these changes is the retirement of Monsignor Pat Earley who has served us all so well over the past nine years and who has become a central and most valued member of the Community. We all wish him health and much happiness in his retirement and all are delighted that he will not be moving out of his home in Rathowen. Many will want to mark this momentous occasion in some way; therefore all are invited to get together in Rathowen Community Centre on Sunday, November 22nd at 3p.m. At the same time a warm welcome will be extended to Fr. Nigel Charles wishing him a happy future in Streete and Rathowen parishes. We are fully aware that Monsignor does not want a fuss, so bearing this in mind it has been decided not to have a collection. However, among many, there is a strong feeling that some might like to mark the occasion by given something or collectively. That being the case a gift towards a small presentation to him on the day can be given in a sealed envelope to a member of Rathowen Pastoral Council. The writer is told that this is not a request but merely a suggestion. We look forward to joining together on November, 23rd and giving the Monsignor a well-deserved send-off”.


We extend a sincere sympathy to the extended Devine family, Lismacaffrey and Delvin on the death of Fr. Oliver Devine Parish Priest of Mountnugent and Ballinacree. Fr. Oliver was born in Dublin on 25th October 1936 and died 29th October 2015. Fr. Oliver was laid to rest in Ballinacree following concelebrated Mass. The chief concelebrant was Bishop Michael Smith, Mullingar and a large number of Priests from the Meath diocese. Fr. Oliver was brother of the late Joe Devine Publican, Lismacaffrey. May he rest in peace.


To Stephanie & Mark McClean, Correally on the safe and happy arrival of baby Ava Rose, a sister for A. J and Andrew. We wish the family a long happy and healthy life.


To Bob & Bess Madge who recently took up residence in Correally. We wish them a long happy and healthy life among us.

Wildlife Club

The club held its annual presentation night on the 1st November last in Murphy’s Crossroads Inn, Lisryan, and the club thanks Pauline Murphy for the use of her premises and refreshments. The following are the prizes that were presented on the night. The Pat Denning Plaque for the 2015 vermin competition was won by Tommy Denning. Padraig McGauran won the Michael Mulleady/ Padraig Kiernan shield as the high gun winner at the club member clay shoot 2015. Pat Denning and Tommy Denning were the joint winners of the DTL competition and they received the Raymond Murphy shield, and the following got their prizes as stand winner’s Pat Denning, Joe Kelly, Tommy Denning, Willie Campbell and Michael Campbell. Tommy Denning won the Pat Earley memorial cup as club person of the year 2015. The club pheasant competition results are as follows; 1st Barry Sullivan who won the Peter O’Kelly cup, 2nd Padraig McGauran, Joint 3rd Martin Fagan and Michael Campbell. The free Landowners Draw was won by Matt Keegan Lisryan and John O’Brien Kilmore. The club open winter clay shooting league will get under way this Thursday night at 7pm in the club grounds. On behalf of the club we offer our sympathy to Mary Gaynor Lisryan on the death of her brother recently.


Numbers drawn in Streete Parish Park Lotto on Monday, 26th October were 6, 13, 15 and 22. There was no jackpot winner. €40 winners were: J. R. Mannion, J.M. Newman, Coolnagun and Séamus McManus. Next Lotto draw is on Monday 9th November when the jackpot will be €7,600. Thank you for supporting our community.


The Westmeath League is in full swing. Three of our four teams were in action last week. Streete B had a good win over Athlone at the Streete Complex. To put the icing on the cake, Streete D, boosted by the return of Enda Murphy, overcame Ballymore B. Streete C travelled to Ardagh where they took on the Ardagh B team. At half time Streete trailed by eleven shots. In the second half, inspired by Phyllis Martin and Rachel Gaffney, they went on to win the second game and the bonus point. Streete C Team 1: Rachel Gaffney, Kieran Fahy and Martin Gaynor (skip). Team 2: Jimmy Croak, Phyllis Martin and Eamon Carthy. (skip), All the Streete bowlers would like to congratulate Jimmy Kelly on the birth of his granddaughter Emily. The club wish to extend their condolences to Martin Gaynor on the sudden death of his brother-in-law Con Lynch. May he rest in peace. New and lapsed members are welcome at the club.

Boherquill Ramblers

On November 1st the Ramblers walked in Kenagh for the first time. The fog which had lingered for the morning dissipated, leaving a beautiful and mild autumn afternoon for the walk from Kenagh village out to Mosstown bog. The part of the route beside the Royal Canal was particularly attractive with the autumn colours of the trees mirrored in the still water. The number of horses in the fields was striking, with free-range turkeys and even a couple of free-range pigs along the way. Thank you to Bee O’Rourke for leading a very enjoyable walk. Another new walk is being planned for Sunday November 15th in Ballynacargy. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the Church Hall in Ballynacargy at 2pm. It will be a bog walk of about 8km. Photos of the Ramblers recent visits to Drumshanbo, the Slieve Blooms and Drogheda can be viewed at

Trad for Trocaire

Joe Callaghan CCE are hosting a night of traditional Irish music, song and dance in the Mostrim Arms Hotel on Friday, 13th November 2015 at 9.30p.m. A junior session for younger musicians will take place in the Community Centre at 8.00 p.m. Please support this very worthy fundraiser.