Confirmation was celebrated with Bishop Francis Duffy at 12 noon last Sunday in St. Mary’s Church, Boherquill. The girls and boys who were sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit by the Bishop included Jasmine Badrick, Cassie Canton, Evan Coade, Camille Everson, Anna Hatton, Jessica Kavanagh, Niamh Kenny, Jason Kerrigan, James Kiernan, David Kyle, Alyssa Maguire, Noah Redmond, Grace Ross, Rebecca Smyth, Aaron Sullivan, Aaron Tighe, Conor Tighe, and Louise Tighe. We congratulate all who helped and guided them especially their teacher and parents. We wish them all a safe future.


We offer our sincere sympathy and condolences to the extended Butler family, Barradrum, Streete on the death following a brief illness of Mrs Marie Butler. Mrs. Butler was predeceased by her husband Fred and is survived by her daughter, Jacki and sons, Francis, Brian, Fred, John and Ken, daughters in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a large extended family. Her burial took place following her funeral service in Streete Church of Ireland. Marie was a wonderful community activist very involved in Church matters, I.C.A., Tidy Towns to name but a few of her many interests. She will be missed by all. May she rest in peace. Her removal from her home and her burial service was one of the largest in this parish for many years, which showed the affection for this great lady.

Mass change

For the Month of April, weekend Masses will be in Boherquill on Saturday evenings at 6pm and on Sunday mornings in Rathowen at 11a.m.

New signs

At last Boherquill has been given new signs at each side of the village which were erected by Westmeath Co. Council. Thanks to Frank Walker from the Cornmill who campaigned for these over many years. Frank wishes to thank Robert Troy M.C.C. for his help in this matter.


Inny Shamrocks Underage Football Registration - Registration for the coming year will take place on Sunday, April 13th. Under 6, under 8 and under 10 will be held between 3 and 4.30p.m. We will have indoor soccer and treats after the game. Under12, under14 and under16 will register between 4.30 and 6p.m.also to play indoor soccer and treats will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your water bottles and gum shields. Registration costs €30 per child and we will measure children for their Kit including Hoodie on the day and deliver in a few weeks. Discounted rates for families. All existing and new players welcome.

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers paid their first visit of the year to Mullaghmeen Forest on Sunday March 30th. Mullaghmeen is very different from the other forests which the Ramblers visit; it is the largest planted beech forest in Western Europe and instead of densely-planted pines the slender grey trunks of the beech trees create a much brighter scene, cool and airy with large areas of bluebells in spring and lush ferns during the summer. A lot of brambles and scrub are now being removed, letting in more light and uncovering the mossy forest floor. After starting on the yellow walk the Ramblers left the Forest at Tonyowen for a short stretch of road walk and then returned through Foyran and skirted the highest area of the Forest on the way back to the car park at the end of the walk. Thank you to Ramblers member Joe Masterson for leading the group on the walk which included sections of several of the colour-coded walks through the Forest. The Ramblers will walk in Streete on Sunday April 13th. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the church in Streete at 1.40pm.

Open House

The Thursday evening Bible Studies will continue throughout April looking at “The Easter Experience”. From 7 - 8pm at Fourwinds, Barradrum. Roy Jones, 043 6676023/087 1258722.

Wildlife Club

On behalf of the club, we say well done to our Treasuter, Willie Campbell who won the B class at the County Single League final which was held in Streete on the 30th March last, and we say good luck to the club members who will be taking part over the next few weeks in the three rounds to select the County team for Longford for the All Ireland clay shoot. The club offer its sympathy to the family of the late Maire Butler, Barradrum who died last week.