Don’t forget enrolling for St. Fintan’s National School, Lismacaffrey for September is necessary and enrolment forms are available at the School any day during School hours.


Ardagh & Clonmacnoise Lourdes Pilgrimage with Bishop Francis Duffy takes place May, 27th to June, 1st and seats can be booked with JWT Travel 01 2410810.

Mini Marathon

If interested in helping in anyway the School Parents’ Group with their fundraiser during the Mini Marathon please contact Julia 086 3102623 or any of the parents group. This is a fundraiser and monies will go towards the School and car-park extension at St. Fintan’s. Help will be very welcome and I believe there will be a bus going from the parish to Dublin on the day. It promises to be a great fun day for a good cause.

Lent Mass

Please note for the duration of Lent there is Mass each Wednesday at 7.10a.m. in Boherquill so that people can attend and still be in time for work.


The first session of the Westmeath Rural Arts advanced photography course started last Thursday night in Streete Parish Park but sadly the attendance was very small. If this course is of interest please let us know, even should you prefer that we run it later in the year. Please call Grace 086 1293667 or Brian 086 2596656 or email brian.nerney

Rural arts

The next meeting is this Thursday at 8p.m. in the Cornmill, Boherquill and anyone interested in what we try to do is very welcome to attend. All new ideas welcome on Thursday night. Please try to come along.


Please note the committee of the Granard Visitor Centre are holding their Monster Bingo in Streete Parish Park Community Centre on Sunday, 23rd March starting at 3p.m. and €4,000 prize money must be won on the day. All monies from the event will go in total to the Granard Visitor Project which will be of great benefit to the town and district, so the members ask for your support. Come early for your own comfort.


Streete Parish Park bingo continues as always on Monday nights at 8.30p.m. Main Jackpot €20,000. We wish to say thanks for your continued support.

Wildlife Club

The club 36th AGM will be held on this Friday night 21st March in the Cornmill, Boherquill at 8.45pm, preceded by the club’s annual mass in St Mary’s Church, Boherquill at 8pm. It’s hoped that all members will attend. The next round in the club’s spring clay shooting league on Thursday night from 7pm to 9pm, and the last round and the finals will be on 27th March,

Boherquill Ramblers

Coolnahay Harbour on the Royal Canal 10 kilometres west of Mullingar, was the destination for the Ramblers walk on Sunday March 9th. The picturesque harbour and lock, with its recently restored lock-keeper’s house were constructed in 1809. They were left behind as the group headed west on the towpath towards Ballynacargy. Eight locks were passed along the way as the Canal continued the descent from its highest point at Thomastown, east of Mullingar, on its route to the Shannon at Clondra. The original stone bridges which still carry traffic over the canal provided an added attraction to the walk.

The Ramblers turned back just before Balroe Bridge and returned to Coolnahay where Clare Crinnigan, who lives beside the harbour, had cups of tea and delicious home-made scones for all, in the cosy lock-keeper’s house. Thank you to Clare for the tasty refreshments. The Ramblers will walk in Portlick on Sunday, March 23rd. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet in Ballymahon at 2pm, at the petrol station on the Athlone Road.