The 8pm Mass this Saturday, 12th is in memory of the late John Mulligan, Coolamber and 8p.m. Mass the following Saturday, 19th is in memory of the late Ned, Laurette and Mary Dawson, Correally.


This Sunday, 13th October at 4p.m. our new Bishop Francis Duffy will be welcomed to Streete Parish when he launches our Parish History Book. The launch will be a short gathering with a little music, a few readings, and some light refreshments, so after about three years of work and effort it is hoped as many as possible will attend and welcome Bishop Francis to share the joy, laughter and all the memories. Thanks from the small committee to all who contributed photos, stories etc., as this is what made the publication possible.

Harvest thanksgiving

Takes place this Sunday, 13th in the Church of Ireland, Streete at 3p.m. and all are welcome as always.

The Gathering

We thank over two hundred people for their replies; the majority are all positive and some apologies from those who, for different reasons will be unable to attend on 26th October. Some are due to health problems, some who are committed etc., but there are a wonderful number of acceptances. Most of the replies are from outside the parish, so can I ask those who have not replied yet to please do so whether your answer is yes or no and as I said before we must give a number to the caterers. We appreciate that there are people who cannot attend but please reply. If more convenient your replies can be left in the shop in Streete or email The small committee also wish to say a sincere thanks to those who sent donations towards the cost.

Rosary rally

Takes place this Sunday, 13th October at the Gaelic Football Park of Killoe Emmets G.A.A. Club. - 3 miles from Longford Town by-pass along the Balinalee and Granard road starting at 3.15p.m. on until 5.45p.m.

Rural arts

Our Rural Arts A.G.M. took place last Saturday night in the Cornmill Pub, Streete when the committee for the coming year was elected as follows – Chairman Eamon Donoghue, Vice Chairman, Brian Nerney, Secretary, Grace Bruton, Balynacargy, Betty Murtagh, Treasurer and Kevin Brady P.R.O. Eamon informed us of a list of activities and suggestions for the year ahead. The purpose of this group is to promote Rural Arts including talents such as music, art, drama, as well as all projects connected with the Arts. Currently there are music classes in all areas, drama with Susie Hogan, also in many areas including Streete Parish Park where music classes, dancing classes etc. take place. For any information please call Eamon 087 2513000 or Brian 086 2596656 and we will give details of who to contact. Following the meeting we had a most enjoyable music session with both adults and youth entertaining us. We compliment all who took part and our thanks to Frank and Siobhan Walker of the Cornmill who treated all to most welcome finger food which went down well. All involved in Rural Arts and all her many friends wish a speedy recovery to Franks wife, Theresa who is currently receiving treatment in a Dublin Hospital. We look forward to her return home to The Cornmill A.S.A.P.


Streete Parish Park Vintage was pleased to donate three cheques, being the money collected by the club during the recent Philip Moran Memorial Tractor Run. Alice Nerney, Treasurer of Streete Vintage presented a cheque for €1,000 to Mairead McMeel, Regional Manager of the Irish Heart Foundation, John Parker, Committee member presented a cheque for €1,000 to Valerie Moran of I.C.L. to help independent living for wheelchair users and Brian Nerney, Chairman Streete Vintage presented a cheque to Aware in aid of suicide prevention and depression. This cheque was accepted by Noreen Moran on behalf of Aware as their representative was committed elsewhere on the night. The cheque has been forwarded. We thank John Feerick for the use of his Hotel and his gesture with finger food to all. Music as always was top class from Stephen Keary and finally thanks to the raffle ticket sellers. Thanks to all who supported the event.


The numbers drawn in the last Streete Parish Park Lotto draw were 18, 19, 22 29 with no winner of the jackpot. The three €40 winners were Thomas Tighe, Kilmore; Jimmy & Catherine Keegan, Ardagh and Sheila O’Shea c/o bingo. Stay in to win. Next draw is this coming Monday night.


In Streete Parish Park every Monday night at 8.30p.m. The main jackpot on game 5 remains at €20,000 so why not come along and try your luck. Remember it will be won!

Mens shed

most of us have heard of the idea of a men’s shed and I have been approached to see if any members of our community would be interested in creating such a shed. The idea is that it would cater for retired men, unemployed men etc. The whole idea would be that it would be a centre to meet once a week and help out and get involved in whatever. One mentioned to me would be to restore a Honda 50 which is available, maybe work on repairs to a boat, vintage car, vintage tractor or whatever is agreed on. Your suggestions would be most welcome. The men’s sheds are now very popular in many countries. Contact with the person who contacted the writer may be made through me in strict confidence. In many areas it has given much pleasure to many. My address is Brian Nerney, Correally, Lismacaffrey or email or test your details to me on 086 2596656.

Westmeath rural arts

Are running Art classes with Artist Ursula Meehan for children aged between 8- 12 in Milltown Community Centre.

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers joined the Charity Walk along the Royal Canal from Mullingar to Coolnahay on Sunday September 29th in aid of The Irish Wheelchair Association and National Learning Network. There were many runners on the route, though the Ramblers settled for a more sedate walk along the canal towpath and had no difficulty in covering the 10k distance. The going was easy along the wide towpath with its well-maintained surface, there were markers for each kilometre along the way and the many stewards were generous with their words of encouragement. Cups of tea, delicious scones and fruit awaited the participants in a marquee at Coolnahay, with music to enjoy and buses providing transport back to Mullingar. The Ramblers were pleased to help such worthy causes and compliment the organisers for such a well-run and enjoyable outing.

Anyone who would like to join the weekend trip to Nenagh leaving Mullingar at 6pm on Friday October 11th and has not contacted Brian on 086-2596656 is asked to do so immediately to finalise bookings. Many thanks to Brian Nerney for keeping all up to date with notes during my absence. It was much appreciated.


Out of the woods – an exhibition of Fairytale Ceramics in Castlepollard Library, Castlepollard from 7th to 19th October. You are invited to see this exhibition of hand-made ceramics by Jeanette Everson. For further information contact 044 9332199 or visit the website on Open during normal hours.