Mass this Friday, 20th December at 8p.m. is in memory of the late Virgina, Princess of Saxony and her husband, Ernest. The 6p.m. Mass on Saturday, 21st is in memory of the late Fr. Michael O’Hara, Coolnagun and all deceased members of the O’Hara family. Mass at 6p.m. on Saturday, 28th is in memory of the late John McGuigan and his son Paul, Streete & Scotland.

Carol Service

In Church of Ireland, Streete, Sunday, 22nd at 4p.m. all welcome to come along for 4p.m. All proceeds going to child line.


We extend sincere sympathy to Janet and Anne Butler as well as their husbands, Francis and Andrew and their extended families on the sad death at a young age of their brother, Bruce, Catchpole, Carnmore, Galway whose funeral took place after Service in Galway to Claregalway cemetery on Wednesday of last week, 11th December. Bruce is survived by his wife, Linda, son, Sam and daughter, Laura and a large extended family. May he rest in peace.


The death occurred on Wednesday, 11th December of David Berber, Rathfarnham, husband of Jackie Butler, Coolnagun and daughter of Mrs. Marie Butler and father of Tory. David’s funeral took place on Saturday, 14th December at Mount Jerome Victorian Chapel, Harold’s Cross. May he rest in peace.


The numbers drawn in our Streete Parish Park Lotto 9/12/13 were 4 6 8 25. No winner of jackpot, three 40 euro winners were Paddy Mc Namara, Granard; Connie Tighe, Rathowen and Patrick McGerr, Kilfintan. Stay in to win


In Streete Parish Complex next Monday, 23rd at 8.30 pm. Current Jackpot 20,000 euro. Extra jackpot on game 6, loose sheet. Have a go at making a great start to Christmas. Happy Christmas to all our many patrons.


Our Streete Parish Park Gathering Calendar 2014 is now on sale and is available in Fiddlers Green Shop Streete, Cornmill Pub Boherquill, Devines Pub Lismacaffrey, Rathowen Stores, Feericks Hotel Rathowen, Murphy’s Lisryan, or from Brian Nerney, Pat Duffy or Kevin Brady. It is hoped all families who can in the parish will purchase a calendar at 10 euro. You will be supporting our Streete Parish Park Sports Complex as well as Crumlin Hospital for sick children. We promise to see money goes directly to the hospital. Any problem getting a calendar please call Brian 0862596656 or email


The fundraiser run by Streete Parish Park Vintage in aid of the Philippines Disaster has now reached 665 euro which is now forwarded to the fund through Plan Ireland. The organisers of Streete Parish Park Vintage wish to thank all who supported this cause and we wish all a Happy Christmas. The main prizes in the raffle went to - 1st Marian Dunne, 2nd John Morgan, 3rd Robin Aughey; 4th.Tom Moran. Thanks to all who supported. A lamb donated by Freddie and Alice Wright was auctioned by John Parker and purchased by John Feerick. Many other donated prizes, too many to mention, were also won. All we can say is thank you, all were greatly appreciated.

Wildlife club

The club offer its sympathy to the Butler families, Streete on their recent family bereavements. The finals of the club Christmas League Clay Shooting is due to be held on this Thursday night at 7pm in the club grounds, with over 30 shooters due to take part, with prizes for all classes, plus other spot prizes on the night. The next round in the County League will be held in Streete on 29th December from 11am to 2pm. Club fox shoots will begin on Sunday, 5th January; full details will be forward to all members beforehand.

As this is the last notes for 2013 we take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the club over the year, and wish everyone a happy Christmas and New Year.

Boherquill Ramblers

The weather on Sunday December 8th was very mild indeed when the Ramblers visited Newcastle Forest. The treetops stirred in the breeze but down at ground level the forest was peaceful and quiet apart from the rustle of fallen leaves beneath the walkers’ boots. The Ramblers took their time, taking note that after the trees had shed their leaves the beauty of their trunks and branches could be seen, often draped with moss in the more sheltered and therefore damper areas. Darkness was gathering as the group finished their refreshments back at the car park and headed for home. There will be no walk on Sunday December 22nd to allow Ramblers a little time for their Christmas preparations, but as in previous years the Ramblers will meet for a walk in Mullaghmeen Forest at 11am on St. Stephen’s morning. Cars will leave Boherquill at 10.30 am and stop outside the Town and Country pub in Castlepollard at 10.45am on the way to Mullaghmeen. In the meantime all the Ramblers are wished a very Happy and Healthy Christmas.

Streete Bowls

The Streete, teams have taken a break from the Westmeath League but the Christmas doubles competition is in full swing. The following pairs have qualified for the semi-finals: Michael Turner and Rachel Gaffney, Jimmy Leavy and Hughie Owens, Mick Murray and Catherine Costello. Pairs who have to play off for the other semi-final place are as follows: Pat Kelly and Ciaran Fahy, Martin Gaynor and Angela Whelan, Jimmy Kelly and Frank Kelly. The standard of bowling has been exceptional so far and we are expecting a cracker of a final on Tuesday night. The annual Christmas party will be held in Ferrick’s Rathowen on December 19th. New members are invited to join the club at any time.

Rural transport

County Longford Rural Transport is managed by Longford Community Resources who wish to thank all the passengers and stakeholders who have supported and indeed campaigned for the continuation of the service throughout the year. Spaces are still available for this door to door service in your area. Please contact your local provider or call Seamus 043 3345555, all age groups welcome. It is important to keep numbers up to avoid losing this great service. Please note all routes for 2013 will be completed by Tuesday, 31st December and service will resume on Thursday, 2nd January. Longford Community Resources wish all passengers and supporters a very Happy & peaceful Christmas and good wishes for the New Year. This service goes to Granard and passes through parts of County Westmeath including this parish.

Westmeath Rural transport

Westmeath Rural Transport also wish all their friends who use the service from this parish and District on Tuesdays and Fridays and Noel McCormack, Manager of Westmeath Rural Transport tells us of the importance of keeping numbers up to make sure we don’t lose any of the current service. Noel wishes all who use or help the service a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year. If anyone in this area wishes to start using the bus give Lily Cassidy a call on 043 6685208. Good wishes also to Chris Salmon, Alan and Shane.


Support is requested by Edgeworthstown branch of St. Christopher’s, Longford who are holding a walk/run starting and ending at Streete Parish Park on the last Sunday of the year, 29th December, starting at 2p.m. The walk will be easy or you can run. Tea etc. afterwards in the Centre. For any further info please contact Eamon Carthy 087 7574622.