BURIAL: - Requiem Mass in Boherquill this Saturday, 13th at 3p.m. in memory of the late Paddy Reilly formerly Corlana whose body was cremated in Canada where he died and his ashes will be buried in the family grave in Coolamber.
TROCAIRE BOXES: - Please return to Church this weekend.
VARIETY CONCERT: The organisers of the recent Variety Concert in aid of Streete Parish Park Complex ask me to thank all who took part and all who supported the night in any way.
THANKS: Alice Nerney and her helpers wish to say a very sincere thank you to the very large number who attended and supported the American Tea Party in the Complex last Saturday night in aid of her niece, Cathy Baxter who is a Medical Student and has volunteered to help in a hospital in Tanzania in Africa. All monies raised on the night will be matched by the charity organising the trip so well done to all who donated. Also thanks to John & Philomena Parker who donated a tractor trailer load of turf for auction, which was purchased for €360 by Jim Phelan Fiddlers Green shop and pub. A cake in the shape of Africa was specially made by Auren Tighe, wife of David. (we wish her well with her new home bakery). Another cake made and decorated with the flag of America was made for Alice by a friend and both were prizes for the raffle as well as many more prizes which were donated. A great night was had by all. Thanks to Mgr. Earley and a nun from the Missionary sisters of St. Peter Claver who attended. A special word of thanks to Marian Denning & Margaret Tighe who did trojan work on the night also Eamon Donoghue and the many talented musicians.
MUSIC: - And craic in Fiddlers Green, Streete with Liam Fagan singing a mix of Irish Ballads and folk this Friday, 14th April. Singers and musicians welcome to come along.
SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the extended family of Noel McGlynn, Corrydonlon whose removal took place from Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown to Rathowen and following Mass in Rathowen, Noel was laid to rest in Russagh Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
LOTTO: The numbers drawn in the last Streete Parish Park Lotto Draw were 4, 5, 12, and 24 with no winner of the jackpot. The three €40 winners were Ann Blacoe, Ringtown; Esther Ledwith, c/o bingo and Camilla White, Lisderry. Stay in to win.
STREETE BOWLS: With the League and Cup secured, the Streete Bowls club sent their lady members to Ardagh to represent them in the Mary O’Hara Shield Competition. Rachel Gaffney, Marie Delamere, Phyllis Martin and Mary McLoughlin put in a sterling performance. Marie Delamere, who was competing for the first time in this competition, reached the semi-finals. Phyllis Martin powered her way to the final, only to be narrowly beaten by Glen Rysdale of Mullingar. The Singles competition has been completed also. Michael Gillen beat Pat Kelly and Finbar Mullen beat Damien Nally to reach the final. Finbar eventually overcame Michael in a thrilling match to claim his third consecutive singles title. Westmeath Bowls are holding a presentation night in the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar on Friday April 19th. when the Streete teams will be presented with their League and cup trophies. A good night out is assured. New members are welcome at the Streete club.
WILDLIFE CLUB: The club held its 35th AGM on Friday 5th April last, at which the following Executive Committee was elected for the coming year Chairman Padraig McGauran, Vice Chairman, Joe Kelly, Secretary Seamus Denning, Asst. Secretary John Mulligan, Treasurer Willie Campbell Asst Treasurer Michael Murtagh, PRO Michael Campbell, Safety Officer Pat Denning, Delegates Michael Hayden, James Garvey, Martin Fagan, Barry Sullivan. The club has agreed to assist St Fintan’s NS Lismacaffrey with a nature walk; this is due to take place within the next few weeks. The club annual clay shoot will be held on Sunday week 21st April with €1,000 in prizes. The club offer its sympathy with the Butler family, Streete and the Reilly family, Corlanna on their recent bereavements.
BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS: The venue for the Ramblers first walk after Easter was Newtowncashel, where Deidre Leavy led the way. The group left the Community Centre in the attractive village which has justifiably won Tidy Towns prizes in the past, and walked through Carrow More before passing the ruins of St. Catherine’s Church, the old Parish Church with its graveyard overlooking Lough Ree. After a short detour down to the shore of the Lough near Cow Island, the Ramblers returned to the village through Loughfarm where a viewing point gave a wide-ranging view of much of Lough Ree,including Inchcleraun Island. On next Sunday, April 14th, the Ramblers will visit Abbeyshrule. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the Church in Abbeyshrule at 2pm. A copy of the Ramblers 2013 Calendar of Walks can be obtained by sending a text with your name and postal address to Brian Nerney on 086 2596656.