Streete notes

Streete & District

Streete & District

Corr: Brian Nerney. Tel: 086-2596656


The 8p.m. Vigil Mass this Friday, 16th is an Anniversary Mass in memory of the late Margaret & Joseph Quinn. The 8pm Mass Saturday, 17th in memory of the late Michael & Annie Reilly. Mass, 23rd in memory of Ned, Laurette and Mary Dawson.


Of the Blessed Sacrament will take place from 7.30p.m. to 8p.m. before weekday Masses on Tuesday’s and Friday’s and the Rosary will be prayed twenty minutes before Mass.


Anniversary Masses can be booked with Fr. Nigel, if required.


Longford County Choir will perform in St. Mary’s Church, Rathowen next Sunday, October, 18th. Tickets are available from members of Rathowen Pastoral Council, at the Parochial House in Rathowen or at Rathowen Post Office. All proceeds go towards parish funds and all welcome. Please support. Many may have heard this wonderful choir in the Cathedral and I am sure all agree it’s a performance not to be missed.


Mullingar Arts Centre are holding classes in music, dance, and drama in Rathowen Community Centre every Saturday with junior classes 3.30p.m. to 4.30p.m. and senior classes from 4.30 to 6p.m. Any queries please call 044 9347777. All welcome.


Rathowen Community Development had to change their Facebook page and it can now be found as Rathowen development. Great pictures of past event and history of the area are on the page for all to enjoy.

Garda vetting

There are big changes coming to Garda vetting, so keep yourself up to speed by attending at Longford Volunteer Centre who are hosting an information session these changes in the FBI Centre, Longford on Tuesday, 20th October from 7p.m. to 8.30p.m. Should you like to attend please register your contact on


Due to broadband problems at my home I am only contactable by phone 086 2596656. Hopefully, all will be rectified for the next issue. Sorry for inconvenience, Brian.

Wildlife Club

The club has now released over 250 pheasants and 60 mallard duck so far this year. We wish to thank the club members who helped out with the releasing of the birds last Saturday. The club wishes to thank Michael and Sheila Mulleady from CoolKeen Adventures, Unit 3, Hazelwood Shopping Centre, Longford for their kind sponsorship to the club Christmas League Clay shoot which is due to get underway on 12th November next, full details later.

Station Masses

If required in your home can be booked with Fr. Nigel or you can email him at or 043 6685847,

Boherquill Ramblers

The weather was mild and bright for the Ramblers walk from Multyfarnham to Lough Derravaragh and back on Sunday October 4th. There were signs of the coming season with some of the trees in Donore Woods beside the Lough starting to show their autumn colours. A couple of anglers’ boats and quite a few swans could be seen out on the Lough as the group followed the narrow path beside the water beyond the caravan park. The Ramblers will visit Tarmonbarry on the River Shannon for a new walk at Cullagh Bog on Sunday October 18th. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the Centra shop beyond the bridge in Tarmonbarry at 2pm. See

John Keegan Casey

Local historian, Paddy Egan will host an evening in memory of the great poet and song writer, John Keegan Casey on Friday 16th October in Milltown Rathconrath Community Centre at 8 pm. Better known as ‘Leo’, Casey was born near Milltown, Rathconrath in 1846. His composition’ The Rising of The Moon’ is one of his best known songs


The new bowling season is about to commence. The Streete club have decided to start off the new season with a charity tournament in aid of St. Christopher’s Longford. This will be held at the Streete Sports complex on Sunday 18th. October, commencing at 2 o’clock sharp. Our esteemed club member, Eamon Carty is chairman of the Edgeworthstown branch. We are expecting top bowlers from the Westmeath and Meath leagues, so a great afternoon of bowling is expected. This is a very worthy cause and all proceeds will go directly to St. Christophers. We would like to invite non bowlers and spectators to come along and see what it is all about. The club wishes to sympathise with Tom Connell on the death of his brother Pat and also Molly Feery who was also bereaved recently. New members and visiting bowlers are always welcome at the club.