Masses: Friday, June 7th 8p.m. Mass – Michael & Mary Dolan, Balloo and Saturday, June, 8th Vigil - John & Kate Kerrigan, Barradrum, Streete.
CONGRATULATIONS: To Niall Moran, Captain of St. Fintan’s National School who won the final recently. Niall was selected to play along with other youth from the County to play at half time during the Westmeath /Dublin game in Croke Park last Sunday. Niall is youngest son of Nora and the late Philip Moran. We also wish his brother, Shane success as he starts his leaving cert this week.
EXAMS: We wish success to all who start the leaving cert and Junior Cert exams this week. A stressful time for many so all we say is keep the cool and you will be o.k. Best wishes.
VINTAGE: - there was a small attendance at our meeting last week. All offers of help and any new ideas welcome by us.
SYMPATHY: - We extend our sincere sympathy with the Rogers family, Rathowen on the death of their father, George Rogers whose funeral took place following a funeral service in Rathowen Church of Ireland on Wednesday of last week. May he rest in peace.
GATHERING: - A short meeting to progress the well advanced plans for our Past Pupils Gathering next October will take place in the Parish Park on Thursday night at 9p.m. Please attend if you can and also we need any names and addresses as we are about to send out invitations.
THANKS: - The recent BBQ & Pig Roast in aid of M.S. Ireland and Bunbrosna G.A.A. held in Feerick’s Hotel on 25th May was a huge success. Andrew Whitney (Lord Mayor Candidate) would like to sincerely thank John Feerick and his staff for the use of his premises and for providing much of the delicious food on the night. Also John and Patricia for roasting and preparing the pig. A big thanks to Sean and William Murphy who sponsored the pig. There was a great crowd on the night and we would like to thank all those who bought and indeed sold tickets for the event and all those who helped or provided sponsorship, too numerous to mention. A special word of thanks also to the committee who worked so hard on this and all of the previous events.
TITANIC EVENT: Titanic Experience and Stormont Parliament, proposed day trip leaving Longford on Tuesday 25th June 8am for above. Approx. cost bus and entrance €35, subject to numbers. All welcome, children must be accompanied by adult. Details, evening only, Rosemary 0877589287
50 MILE WALK: - COVERING A SPECTACULAR REGION OF North Meath and Westmeath in aid of Irish Cancer Society and The Larch Centre starting from Dromone near Oldcastle Co. Meath at 6.00 a.m. on Saturday, 8th June 2013. Each walker is required to raise a minimum of €50 in sponsorship. For further d details visit the website on www.50milechallenge.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel; Mary 087 0569509.
BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS: - The Ramblers were led by Alice Nerney for their walk beside the River Inny on Sunday May 26th. They met at the Float Bridge and walked along the riverbank for a kilometre or so as the river meandered through Coolnagun Bog and then they struck out east across the bog towards the road from Coole to Multyfarnham. The surface of the bog was surprisingly dry after the recent wet weather, so the walking was easy over the bare peat levelled by the machinery working the bog. After reaching the road it was a short walk into Coole and some Ramblers returned to the Float Bridge by car while others continued on foot along the road west from Coole. As they walked down the hill from the village back to the bog not just the extent of Coolnagun could be seen, but also a very large area south towards Lough Derravaragh and west to Edgeworthstown. The cup of tea back at the Float Bridge was especially welcome on a day when there were signs of summer weather at last. In a change from the 2013 Walks Calendar the walk for Sunday June 9th has been changed to Mullaghmeen Forest. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and pause at the Town and Country pub in Castlepollard at 1.45pm before moving on to the Forest.
WILDLIFE CLUB: As expected there was a large turnout at the qualifying round for the National Clay Shoot which was held in Streete last Thursday evening. Another qualifier will be held on this Thursday evening in the Streete grounds at 7pm.
COOLAMBER CEMETERY: Longford County Council are not in a position to assist with the grass cutting or maintenance of Coolamber Cemetery this year. Therefore the work will have to be done voluntary. If each plot holder cuts the grass around their plot, if would leave it easier on everyone.