Streete & District
Corr: Brian Nerney. Tel: 086-2596656
The 8p.m. Mass this Friday, 30th is an Anniversary Mass in memory of the late Paddy, Teresa and Jimmy Parker and Molloy deceased family members.
As mentioned last week this Thursday, 29th October sees a film crew arrive in Fiddlers Green, Streete to record a programme on the “Pubs of Ireland”. Jim Phelan, owner of the pub would like to have around 20 people seated in the bar at the time. It’s your chance to feature on T.V. and the start time is 2p.m. but you can come along as early as you like. Please help to promote our parish and Rural Ireland if you can find the time. Watch these notes next week for breaking news about this event. Any proceeds from this event will be donated to LARCC and in anticipation Bernie McHugh of LARCC and Jim Phelan of the pub thanks all who attend and they look forward to meeting all this Thursday afternoon at 2p.m.
To book the Centre for any of the many facilities it is necessary to book with Tracey 087 9287129 or Declan 086 8123514 in advance.
To Longford County Choir who gave a wonderful performance in St. Mary’s Church, Rathowen last week with great credit to Rathowen Pastoral Council who were the instigators of this most enjoyable concert – well done.
Any notes for inclusion must be with Brian by Friday night at 086 2596656 or email brian.nerney @gmail.com.
Next Sunday the 1st of November is the start of the pheasant season, and on Sunday night the club will hold its annual presentation night and the following will be presented - The Pat Earley cup to the club person of the year, the Pat Denning plague to the 2015 club vermin competition winner. We will also hold the annual club members pheasant competition for the Peter O’ Kelly cup and there will also be prizes for 2nd and 3rd places. There will also be 1st and 2nd prize in the Longest Spur competition sponsored by Pat Denning. The winners of the club member annual clay shoot held on the 24th October last will also receive their prizes on the night, and we will also hold a special free draw for all landowners who allow the club to use their land.
The Ramblers visited Culliagh Bog near Tarmonbarry for the first time on Sunday, October 18th. The extensive area of bog land is just west of the River Shannon, with Sliabh Ban a few kilometres to the south-west. There were plenty of tracks to choose from and no hills in the bog of course, so the Ramblers enjoyed an easy out and back walk in the mild weather. Evidence of recent turf cutting could be seen on many of the plots where the gorse and heather had been cut away. Thank you to Nini Murray who led the walk and welcomed the group into her house for tea and biscuits at the end of the afternoon. On Sunday, November 1st the Ramblers will visit Kenagh for an 8km road, bog and canal walk. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the church car park in Kenagh village at 2pm. A selection of photos from the Ramblers recent trips to the Slieve Blooms and Drumshanbo can be seen at www.boherquillramblers.ie.
The Westmeath League has started again. Streete A had a comprehensive win over Mullingar at the Streete Sports Complex last Tuesday night. Streete B had a hard fought win over Streete C on the same night. Streete D travelled to Ardagh on Thursday night and narrowly lost to Ardagh B. Our fundraiser event held on Sunday last in aid of St. Christopher’s was a major success. We would like to thank all who took part and also all the people and businesses who donated spot prizes. A special word of thanks to Marian Denning and Angela Kelly who did the catering on the day. All club members are requested to turn out every Tuesday night to keep the four teams going. New and lapsed members are very welcome at the club.