Streete & District

PARADE: Next Sunday, 17th March will be St. Patrick’s Day Parade Day in many areas and the one for this district is in Castlepollard and we wish them a successful day.

PARADE: Next Sunday, 17th March will be St. Patrick’s Day Parade Day in many areas and the one for this district is in Castlepollard and we wish them a successful day.

VINTAGE INSURANCE: - Streete Parish Park Vintage Memberships are now due for 2013 and FBD insurance will only give the special vintage Insurance if you have a membership number got through your club. 
Membership stays at the same price of €25 and insurance cover is only up to 31st December, so there is no advantage in waiting. Membership can be paid at our meeting this Friday night, 22nd March at 8p.m. or sent to Brian Nerney. All welcome.

MEETING: Vintage Meeting this Friday night, 22nd at 8p.m. in Streete Parish Park. We will discuss our Vintage Weekend, Saturday, 13th July, Philip Moran Memorial Tractor Run and Sunday, 14th July, Vintage Day. We hope for a good attendance to discuss our weekend in July and to offer help as it’s time to plan ahead and we hope to celebrate the Gathering 2013 with a bigger weekend this year. Contact Brian Nerney, Pat Duffy or John Parker if you have any queries.

WALKING FESTIVAL: Boherquill Ramblers Walking Festival takes place on 10th, 11th & 12th May with hopefully visitors from other clubs to help celebrate the Gathering. Details are currently going out to clubs in Ireland and U.K. Please pass on the word. For any queries or details contact Brian 086 2596656, or Patricia Bruton 087 9812801. Please tell your friends.

BIRTHDAY: - Congratulations to Karen Keary, daughter of John and Geraldine who celebrated her 21st with family and friends at a party in Feericks Hotel, Rathowen last Saturday night. May she have many happy returns of the day.

NEW SHOP: - I am asked to advise that Jim Phelan is to open a new shop in Fiddlers Green, Streete on 22nd March at 9a.m. Daily papers, milk etc. etc. will be available and we wish Jim success as he is to take over the pub as well.

COFFEE DAY: Daffodil day is on March, 22nd from 11a.m.-5p.m. in Streete and is being organised by Linda Butler. Should anyone like to give a hand for a while please contact Linda on 089 4486332. Thank you.

CONCERT: - A variety concert will take place in Streete Parish Park on Easter Sunday night, 31st March starting at 7.30p.m. This concert is a fundraiser in aid of the Parish Park and the Walkway and all its facilities. The concert will include the best of local talent so a great show with something for everybody. Pat Duffy, Vice Chairman of the Parish Park is very busy as well as Stephen Keary and has most of the acts organised while Stephen Keary will be Musical Director for the show. The usual raffle will take place and any donations of prizes will be greatly appreciated and can be given to Brian, Pat or any committee member. To enjoy talent at its very best remember March, 31st. Tickets will be available at the door or from committee members in advance. Please support this on Easter Sunday night.

BINGO/LOTTO: - In Streete Parish Park on Monday, 18th as usual at 8.30p.m. All welcome and our normal Lotto draw will take place. The numbers drawn in our last draw on 4th March were 5,6,14 19 with no winner of the jackpot the three €40 winners were, Pat Cooke, Kilcogy, A Fallon c/o bingo and Connie Tighe, Streete. Stay in to win it could be you. Lotto Jackpot on next Monday night, €11,000 and Bingo Jackpot €18,200.

BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS: - The Ramblers visited the charming village of Glasson, near Athlone, last Sunday, braving the very cold weather for a loop walk to the north-west of the village. The route first left the eastern edge of Glasson, climbing a hill from where there were great views first of Lough Ree and later much of the surrounding area in nearly all directions. Further on the group followed a track through the forest and bog beside Waterstown Lough before turning back to return to their starting point in Glasson. Next weekend the Ramblers will travel to Strangford for the annual St. Patrick’s Festival. On Friday March 15th a coach will leave O’Brien’s garage on the Lynn Road in Mullingar at 6pm sharp and the group will return on Monday the 18th. Anyone wishing to join the trip is asked to contact Brian Nerney on 086 2596656 or Patricia Bruton on 087 9812801 as soon as possible. The cost is €250 each. On the following Sunday, March 24th, the Ramblers will walk in Portlick. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at 2pm in Ballymahon at the garage on the Athlone road.

STEPPING STONES: - Parent and Toddler group is a group which welcomes parents, grandparents and carers of children to meet with other parents, grandparents or carers. The group meets from 10.30am until 12.30pm every Tuesday morning. It’s a great opportunity to meet up have a chat and a cup of tea/coffee, discuss how their week has gone for them while their children can socialise with other children of the same age and take part in set activities e.g. painting, singing rhymes, story time, play dough. On Tuesday 19th March at 11am we will be hosting Gymbooree this is a fun way to learn through play and music. Gymboree is always a great morning of fun so why not come along and join in. Contact Lorraine on 087 2244584/043 6676877 for more information.

ADULT LEARNING: - Granard Adult Learning Centre are running a short course on first year maths to prepare parent to be able to help with maths homework starting: 15th March - Time:10.00-12.00 Venue: Granard Adult Learning Centre. We are also offering an Introduction to Computers including word processing, key board skills, email/Skype using the Internet etc. Starting: 15th March - Time: 10-12; Venue: Granard Adult Learning Centre. For more information or to book a place, please contact Therese Smyth at 043 6686211 Adult Learning Centre, Main St Granard Co Longford

GATHERING 2013: - Over the next number of weeks and months we will be calling on you to help gather the names and addresses of all the past pupils of our parish Schools. Our aim is to compile a list of past students from 2003 backwards so as we can send out invitations to attend our School reunion event on the Bank Holiday Weekend October 26th 2013, this being our country’s National year of ‘The Gathering.’ We plan to make this a most memorable occasion for all to enjoy with a warm welcome home to all who have travelled to be with us on the night. A short prayer service will be held in our beautifully rededicated and refurbished Church in Boherquill, followed by a champagne reception with tea and coffee and a chance for you to reacquaint yourself with old school pals. You may like to have a little drink and wander around and look at some old photos, retrace your memories and reflect on times past. A nice sit down meal will be followed by music, song and dance to wind the night away, all in the comfort of our parish park facilities. All we ask is for your help to make this a dream come true for so many people. How can You Help? Please write down names and addresses, phone numbers, or any means of contact you may have in order for us to get in touch with past students who attended any of the schools in our parish, or who are from the parish and attended neighbouring schools outside our parish. Help us trace past pupils with whom you may still be in contact, who have left the parish may still be living in Ireland or who have emigrated to far off lands. It’s important we leave no one out. If you feel you would like to come on board and help out in organising this event in any small way, please feel free to come along to any of the meetings. Just keep an eye on the Streete notes for the next coming meetings or contact Brian Nerney, Tel: 086 2596656 Email: , Kevin Brady, Tel; 087 375222. Email; Pat Duffy 043 6633355 or drop in to Ann and Mary in the Parish Park 10am, till 2pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

PHOTO SHOOT: - It was great to see such a Hugh turn out at the parish park on Sunday for the school Children photo shoot. We would like to thank Photographer Tony Tighe and his partner Caroline for all there help and effort in putting together the photo shoot for us, a Collage of photos will appear in our history book due out soon. we are also aware some parents and children may not have got notice in time for the photo shoot and because of it being Mother’s day some Had made other committments, so in light off this Tony Has offered to Come back to the Parish Park on Sunday 24th of March at from 12 till 1 pm so as no one is left out of the opportunity to make history Please tell all you see so as there is no disappointment

PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE: - Will have a meeting on Wednesday 20th March at 9pm in Streete Parish Park. All members are requested to attend.

BOWLS: - The Westmeath League is now completed having been won outright by Streete A team. Three Streete teams were competing in the Basil Sullivan Memorial Competition last week. Streete C team travelled to Ardagh but unfortunately were beaten by the home team despite playing excellent bowls. On Tuesday last Streete A & B teams took on Mullingar and Tyrellspass A at the Streete Complex. Tyrellspass A were easy winners over Streete B. In the other match Streete A narrowly defeated Mullingar in a very exciting match. They just got over the line winning by a one shot margin after forty ends of bowls. The Singles Competition is in action at the moment and should be finished by Easter. New members are welcome to join the club.

WILDLIFE CLUB: - There were a reasonable number of shooter’s at last Thursday night qualifying round of the club winter league. There is only two more qualifying nights Thursday 14th and 21st with the finals due to be held on 28th March, where there will be money prizes in all classes. Practice rounds are also available on each Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm. For further details please call 0872057847 or 0862582370. All club members are reminded that the club’s 35th AGM will be held on Friday 5 April next, a copy of the club’s Annual report will be forwarded to all members beforehand.