Please note for the month of October - Weekend Masses will be in Boherquill on Saturdays at 6p.m. and Rathowen, Sundays 11a.m.


Mass next Sunday at 11a.m. is in memory of the late Fr. Kevin Sullivan and all deceased members of the Sullivan family, Kilmore.


We extend sincere sympathy to Janet Butler, wife of Francis Butler, Culvin, Streete and Ann Butler, wife of Andrew Butler, Barradrum, Streete on the death of their uncle, Frank Catchpole in England where he lived. Frank was laid to rest in England on Wednesday of last week. May he rest in peace.

Presentation night

Takes place in Feerick’s Hotel, Rathowen next Saturday when money from our Philip Moran Memorial Tractor Run & Vintage Day will be presented to the two nominated charities, one being The Irish Heart Foundation and the other being, our local St. Fintan’s National School Parents Group to go towards work in progress on the school car park extension and other improvements. Music on the night will be supplied by Geraldine and Misty Midlands who also played at our vintage event in July. There will be no admission charge but a plastic pot will be at the door as some may like to give a donation, but no pressure. Please pass around word of this night, which is in aid of two worthy causes. As always we will have a raffle and any donations of prizes welcome. Finger food will be available on the night. Special guest with Geraldine will be Kevin Kilrane, wonder dancer. Please show appreciation by attending on the night.


In Streete Parish Park is very well used and now for the winter months the lights are and will be on until 10pm. All welcome to use this facility and hopefully purchase a lotto envelope. Any queries regarding the walkway please contact Brian on 086 2596656.


The numbers drawn in the Streete parish Park Lotto draw were 1, 2, 21, 27 with no winner of the jackpot which will increase to €4,700 for the next draw on Monday of next week. The three €40 winners were: - Kate Reilly, Loughinstown; Michael McCormack, Mostrim; Andrew Getting’s, Libran. Thanks for your support but stay in to win it could be you next draw. Envelopes €2 each or three for €5. Annual envelope €50.

5k results

The results of our recent 5km run/walk are as follows: - winner under 40, Paddy Kelly, Mullingar; 2nd place under 40 Niall Nerney jnr. 3rd place over 40 Ben White, Mullingar; 1st male over 40, Declan Carthy. 1st under 16, Tadhg Nerney; 2nd under 16, Seán Doyle; 3rd under 16, Luke Kiernan. 1st lady under 35 Fiona Getting’s, 1st Lady with buggy, Mandy Leslie. Thanks to all who supported this great fun evening from which many continued onto be entertained by Ita Tighe and many friends compliments of Jim Phelan in his Fiddlers Green Pub. We look forward to our next similar event.

Birthday wishes

From all her friends go to Mrs. Josie Reilly, Clonmore, Lismacaffrey who celebrated her 80th birthday with family and friends last weekend. We wish her many more happy and healthy years ahead.

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers are very familiar with the gardens and adjoining forest at Tullynally Castle as it has become a tradition to start the Ramblers Walking Festival each May with an evening walk there. As a result it was interesting to see the Estate just entering its autumn phase on Sunday September 14th, with the chestnut trees the first to show a change of leaf colour. A lot of work has been done over the summer, especially in the Chinese Garden whose meandering streams and pools were especially attractive. The walk was extended with a loop through the forest beyond the Lower Lake. Thank you for your hospitality to Valerie and Thomas Pakenham of Tullynally, as well as Bartle D’Arcy and the staff of the Teashop in the Castle Court yard who laid on a delicious spread of tea, scones, cakes and cheesecake at the end of the afternoon. The Ramblers will travel to Bohernabreena in Dublin for their walk on Sunday September 28th for a 7km loop walk on roads around the Bohernabreena Reservoirs led by Mary McHugh. There will be an early start with cars leaving Boherquill at 10.30am and re-grouping at O’Brien’s Garage on the Lynn Road in Mullingar at 11am. The walk will begin at the Tibradden carpark in Bohernabreena. A packed lunch is advised for the trip. Please take special note of the early start. Plans are at an early stage for a weekend away on Friday 17th to Sunday 19th of October. The destination will be Drumshanbo, in an area with lots of great walks. Anyone who is interested in joining the trip is asked to contact Brian Nerney at brian.nerney@gmail,com or 086 2596656 to ascertain numbers. Further details will be given in future notes and on the Ramblers website at as they become available.

Wildlife Club

The annual club member’s clay shoot is due to be held on Saturday, 25th October next, and all members will receive full details shortly. However it should be noted that the proceeds from this year’s shoot will go to the Irish Cancer Society, as our club member Tommy Denning is running the Dublin City Marathon for the Irish Cancer Society. If the is anyone who may wish to make a donation to this cause please contact Club Treasurer Willie Campbell 0862582370 or Club Secretary Seamus Denning 0876213500 on or before the 25th October next. On behalf of the club we offer our sympathy to Breda Smith Lismacaffrey on the death of her father recently.