Streete notes

Streete & District

Streete & District

Corr: Brian Nerney. Tel: 086-2596656

First Friday

As always, the sick and housebound will be visited by Mgr. Earley on Thursday at the usual times. Please let Mgr. Earley know if any sick or housebound person requires a monthly call.


Our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mary Neary, (nee McKenna), formerly of Castle Lane, Coolamber and England who died recently. RIP

Anniversary Masses

Can be booked in the Sacristy after any Mass or call Fr. McGrath, 087 8363523.

Parish records

Streete Parish records need to be updated before the end of June, so please confirm with Fr. McGrath all baptisms that took place in Boherquill in 2014/2015 as soon as possible. Fr. McGrath may be contacted on 087 8363523.

Cemetery Sunday

In the parish Sunday, 5th July starting in Streete Cemetery with Mass & Blessing of graves 11a.m. followed by blessing of graves, Boherquill approx. 11.45; St Fintan’s Cemetery approx. 12 noon ending with blessing of graves in Coolamber approx. 12.15.

Thank you

To all the local families and volunteers around all four cemeteries who give of their time and effort to tidy the graves and enhance the cemeteries for this day as well as during the year as a fitting memorial to all who have gone before us. There is great work being done in all four cemeteries in preparation for the blessings that will take place this weekend.

Best wishes

To newly ordained Priest for this Diocese Fr. Seamus O’Rourke who was ordained in St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford on Sunday, 21st June. We wish him health and strength for the future.

Smallest cow

Streete Parish Park organisers are excited to announce the fact that one of, if not the world’s smallest cows, Ella and her calf, Áine will be at Vintage Day. Ella is a purebred Pedigree Dexter Breed. Her overall height is just 31 inches. The writer of these notes has seen both Ella & Áine and it is really well worth a visit to see them, especially by the children, We will also have on show a purebred Highland Cow, most unusual in this part of the country. Bring your camera along. If you are an animal lover we also have our Annual Dog Show at approx. 3p.m.


Are invited to inspect a display of Wood Mizer-Fest woodworking equipment on display for the first time by John Rogers Engineering, Rathowen who look forward to having a gathering of woodmizer owners and their equipment and their advertising boards. To book in advance please contact John Rogers on 043 6680100 or 085 1611516 Spares orders will be brought over from wood-mizer U.K. so get them in and save on carriage. - Another first for Streete. All welcome.

Tractor run

Please pass on the word that all are welcome to join in the Philip Moran Memorial Tractor Run on Saturday, 11th but all drivers must have road insurance on their tractors and only one person per tractor starting at 4p.m., but Registration starts at 3p.m. so come early for a cup of tea and to meet your friends. Watch out for our feature in this paper. Remember this is All Ireland Weekend. Overnight parking with professional security available. See Pat Duffy before the start for overnight booking.


A very important meeting this Thursday night at 9p.m. as we are down to only days away from our All Ireland Vintage Wekend.

Big screen TV

Will be available at Streete Vintage Day for matches and we send our very best wishes to both Westmeath and Longford teams.

Boherquill Ramblers

The warm weather continued on Sunday, June 21st when the Ramblers walked out and back from Streete village to the Inny Bridge where the Dublin to Sligo railway line crosses the River Inny at Derradd. The 8km walk took about two hours and for part of the return leg the group took to the bog where the ground was much softer underfoot. Thank you to Alice Nerney who provided the sandwiches and cakes in the Fiddlers Green pub after the walk and the pub staff who provided the tea. On July 5th the Ramblers will visit Edenmore Bog, Ballinamuck, for a two hour loop walk which will be a mix of bog track and roads. Walking boots are advised. The Ramblers will be joined by a group from Longford Sports Partnership as part of their Longford Walking Series. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm. Otherwise meet at the petrol station on the Drumlish road just off the Longford by-pass at the Red Cow roundabout at 2pm. The Ramblers website at has details of the Club’s activities and photos of recent walks and weekends away.


Numbers drawn in Streete Parish Park Lotto on Monday, 22nd June were 16, 24, 26 and 29. There was no jackpot winner. €40 winners were: Kathleen Gaffney, Aughnacliffe, Mary & Kate, c/o Larry Leslie and Mark Scally, Rathconrath. Next Lotto draw is on Monday, 6th July when the jackpot will be €6,700.

Wildlife Club

Following a request from a number of Counties, the club open fifty bird clay shooting practice over eight stands will continue on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm in the club grounds until the 9th July. All members please note that club membership fees are now due and must be paid by the 25th July next.