We extend sincere sympathy to Lily Parker on the death of her sister in law, Noreen Nugent, wife of Tommy, Mullingar and late of County Kerry who died at a young age following a long illness. Noreen’s removal took place last Wednesday from Shaw’s Funeral Home, Mullingar and she was laid to rest in Ballyglass Cemetery following her Funeral Mass in Mullingar Cathedral on Thursday. Our condolences are offered to her husband, children and extended family. May she rest in peace.

Best wishes

From his many friends in this parish go to Philip Aughey and his brother, Bernie following Philip’s donation of a kidney to his brother. We are glad to report that both men are recovering very well. We also remember Philip’s wife, Margaret and family who were of great support in this wonderful gift of a transplant.

Bible studies

Continues each Thursday evening from 7p.m.-8p.m. in the home of Roy Jones, Barradrum and all are welcome to attend. Roy can be contacted on 043 6676023 or on 087 1258722 for any further information.


Midland retired teachers association hope to attend Pride and Prejudice, featuring local lady, Lorna Quinn, in Gate Theatre, Dublin on Tuesday Sept. 16 at 7:30pm. Tickets €32. Depending on sufficient numbers we will run a bus from Longford, approx. cost €15 return. Details contact Rosemary 0877589287 or 0436686101. I expect the bus will go via Edgeworthstown and Rathowen, but best phone first.

5k run/walk

Takes place locally next Friday, 12th September starting from Streete Parish Park Complex at 7p.m. as days get shorter. Final details are now in place following a meeting at the weekend. The main organisers are Declan and Tracey Carthy who can be contacted anytime on 087 9287129 for any further details. Any donations of prizes for a raffle will be greatly appreciated and can be left into Fiddlers Green Shop in Streete. We also will appreciate sandwiches, scones, buns etc. for a cup of tea at the end. All proceeds from this event will go towards the Walkway and other upkeep of the Complex. It is hoped all who can will attend especially young people and mothers with buggies. This will probably be the last outdoor event this year so do your best to come along at 6.30p.m. on Friday for registration. All offers of help welcome. Please wear a visi jacket if you have one. Entry fee - under 18 €5 and adults €10.

Sean Nos dancing

Classes commence with champion dancer, Edwina Guckian in Streete Sports Complex on Thursday, 18th September at 6p.m. for children and 7p.m. for adults. Prices for the term – children €40, adults €50 and the term is five weeks.


For any queries re- booking of facilities in Streete Parish Park Complex, please phone Tracey on 087 9287129 in advance as she is the only one with the booking diary.


Doors for a Vintage International 484 Tractor cab. Please contact Brian 086 2596656 with information.


The numbers drawn in the last Streete Parish Park Lotto Draw were 13, 16, 17, 25 with no winner of the jackpot which will rise to €4,600 in the next draw on next Monday, 15th September. The three €40 winners were – Nick Baxter, c/o Longford Architectural Metalwork, Karen Keary, Kilmore Streete and James Keary, Kilmore, Streete. Stay in to win it could be you. Envelopes for next Monday’s draw will be available at next Fridays run/walk.


We extend sincere sympathy to Colm and Breda Smith, Lismacaffrey on the sudden death of Breda’s father, Tommy Reilly, Finea on Friday, 31st August while on a visit to Cork. Tommy was very well known in this district when he worked with Plunkett Quarries, Finea for many years. He is survived by his wife, Anna May, sons Thomas, Eamon, Micheál, Seán, Hubert, daughter Breda Smith, son in law, grandchildren and a large circle of friends and neighbours. Tommy’s burial took place following his Funeral Mass in Finea on Monday, 1st September. May he rest in peace.

Wildlife Club

The duck shooting season got underway on the 1st September last, with most members having a good days shooting as it seems that ducks are plentiful in most areas. The club are continuing to work on its game development for 2014 and it’s hoped to release about 200 pheasants over the next few weeks, and will also set up a number of feeding stations throughout the parish which will be a benefit to all wild birds over the winter months. All members are asked to attend a club general meeting on this Thursday night, September 11th in the Crossroads Inn Lisryan at 9pm.

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers met in Ballynacargy on Sunday, August 31st for their first walk after their August break. Teresa Cole guided them as they first drove out of the village to Milltown and then she led the way on the five-mile walk back to the village on a loop through Rathmore. On the way they paused at the Hill of Laragh with its panoramic views in all directions, then they moved on downhill, to end their walk with a two-kilometre stretch of the towpath beside the Royal Canal. The afternoon came to a very pleasant end with tea, scones and slices of Bakewell tart in Ballynacarrigy Community Hall, courtesy of Teresa together with Patricia Bruton, so thanks to them both for their efforts.

On Sunday September 14th the Ramblers will visit Tullynally Castle for a walk in the grounds. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the Castle gate on the Castlepollard road at 2pm. The Ramblers website can be found at with news and details of walks, past and future, as well as a gallery of photographs of Club activities.

Secretarial Services

Available with Mary and Anne upstairs in Streete Parish Park 10a.m. to 2p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Service includes typing, email, posters, tickets, photocopying, and internet broadband - all at special community prices. The office number is 043 6685926. Everyone is welcome to contact Anne or Mary.


St. Fintan’s N.S. Parents Group AGM and swimming classes. - Welcome back to all students, teachers and parents. Swimming for 1st to 6th class students starts Monday, 8th September 2014 and runs for 7 weeks up to the mid-term break. The consent forms for swimming will be sent home from the school. The Parents Group subsidise the cost through fundraising and the price of the 7 week course is €35 per child. We are holding our first meeting of the year on Thursday, 4th September at 9p.m. and we would invite all parents to come along and get involved. We are affiliated with the NPC and more information is available on their website, We are holding the AGM on Thursday September 11th at 9.00p.m. in the school. Please contact Liz on 0873169425 for further information.


Instructor; Rodney Connolly has started an Inspiration Taekwondo class in Coole Hall on Tuesday, 2nd September. Hopefully classes will continue every Tuesday and Friday evening 6.30p.m. to 7.30p.m. Classes will also be held in Edgeworthstown, Collinstown, Delvin, Clonmellon, Athboy and Ballivor. There are currently a few children from this parish attending. For any details please call Rodney 085 7400638.

Ploughng Championships

A bus will leave from Streete Parish Park to the All-Ireland Ploughing Championship in Laois on Thursday, 25th September. Anyone wishing to travel may book with Mary or Anne in Streete Parish Hall on 043 6685926.