Russagh Sunday, June, 1st 3pm. Rathaspic Sunday, June, 8th 3pm. Streete Coolamber Cemetery, Sunday, July, 6th 11a.m. Edgeworthstown, Sunday, July 6th 3p.m.
To the committee who organised the publication of the book “Streete and its People” which was launched last year by Bishop Francis Duffy. The book has been entered into a national Book Competition at Listowel Writers Week and it is expected to hear a result back sometime in the days ahead. There will be some copies of the book for sale on Cemetery Sunday, as many will come back home to Streete & District for that day. Any queries contact Fr. Joe McGrath 087 8363523.
A well-attended meeting of people interested in our Streete Parish Park Annual Vintage weekend in July took place in the Centre last week and plans for our Annual Philip Moran Memorial Tractor Run on Saturday, July 12th and our Vintage Day on Sunday, 13th were discussed. We will need all the help and support we can get, so should you be prepared to help in any way our next meeting will be in the Centre Thursday, 12th June at 9pm and all are welcome to attend.
Will take place at a music night in Fiddlers Green, Streete on Sunday night, 1st June, so please come along and give your support. We thank Jim Phelan who offered his premises for the night and he is sponsoring the music and finger food on the night. Any offers of prizes for a raffle on the night or on Vintage Day will be appreciated and can be left in the pub or shop.
This year we are doing all we can to have as good as ever a show as in the past. We believe at least two steam engines will attend. We will have a horse drawn machinery etc. from times past in a section especially prepared for a working machinery display by Eamon Egan and family members, Kenagh. We thank Liam Egan and his father, Dominic for their help with this display which is a treat not to be missed. As always we will have our outdoor stage and music and entertainment throughout the day. As our Club are members of the Irish Vintage Society, the National body we can be assured of members of clubs from around the country whom we are always glad to meet. Free supervised car parking as always across the road, sit down food available from our ladies in the Centre, so don’t worry about the weather. If you have any suitable ideas let us know. Contact 086 2596656, 086 8433355 or 086 8301347. On Sunday, 13th there will be a raffle with cash prizes of €300, €200 and €100. We will also have a Farrier, Liam Mullins giving a demonstration as well as many surprises throughout the day. Our Tractor Run will end with a B.B.Q. on Saturday evening at the Park thanks to John Rogan and Patricia who have kindly offered to do the cooking on the day. Entries in the Run will get a free B.B.Q. admission but the Public are welcome to purchase admission tickets at €5. The food should be available around 6p.m. as the Run starts at 4p.m.
Monthly meeting takes place on Tuesday, 3rd June at 8pm in Streete Parish Park. New members always welcome. We had a lovely night on Tues, 5th, May last when our Federation President May Campbell and our Federation Vice President Margo Ward came to our meeting to present Certificates to our members who are 50 years and 40 years in our I.C.A. guild. We shared many happy memories and were delighted that Francis Butler (Marie Butler’s son) could come to our meeting to receive Marie’s 50 Year Certificate and Crystal Vase for her dedicated service to Coolamber ICA. We will miss Marie and her lovely smile - R.I.P.
We were sorry for St. Fintan’s National School team who played Streamstown School in the Final at Cusack Park, Mullingar last week. The better team on the day won and we congratulate them and say to our team not to despair, there will be many more years and we can’t win them all. Thanks goes to the teachers and parents who helped get them to the final and for the refreshments afterwards.
At our Vintage meeting last week there was a unanimous agreement that Streete Parish Park Vintage organisers give a contribution from the Tractor Run to the Parents Group to go towards the extension to the School and the car parking area, which means by supporting and helping you will also help the School.
Roy Jones sends me the following date change. The talk by Chris McCarthy on “Sign of the End Times on Thursday, 29th May has had to be re-scheduled for Thursday, 5th June due to prevailing circumstances. Same place and time. Fourwinds, Barradrum, Streete at 7.15p.m. Further information Roy Jones 043 6676023 or 087 1258722.
In Abbeylara on Sunday, 8th June. Vintage Display of Cars, Tractors, & Motor Bikes commencing at 12noon. Auto Jumble, Dog Show, Trap and Pony rides, Car Boot Sale, Best dressed Lady, Threshing demonstration, Ladies & Gents Tug ‘o’ War etc. etc. Music on the field from 3.00p.m. Kids go free. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Our under 12 had a terrific game against Clonmellon on last Wednesday. Both sides were evenly matched and the goals and points were flying in all directions. It ended in a draw and thanks to Clonmellon for their hospitality. Training continues every Friday in the Streete Parish Park for under 12, 14 and 16 and the under 6, under 8 and under 10 in Bunbrosna. The Committee and players of Inny Shamrocks would like to congratulate St Fintan’s National School, Lismacaffrey on reaching the final on Thursday last.
Irish Cancer Society
The society annual church gate collection will be held at Boherquill church this weekend, 31st May/1st June All support would be very much welcome.
The 2014 County Longford Sporting clay shoot was held in the club grounds on Sunday last, and we will have full details in next week’s notes. The 54th AGM of County Longford Shooting and Conservation Council was held on the 21st May last at which our club Secretary Seamus Denning was re-elected as County Chairman, and our club Treasurer Willie Campbell was elected County PRO. Well done to both of them.
The Ramblers took the short drive from Boherquill to Killasona for their walk on Sunday May 18th. As they followed the route through the lanes between Killasona and Abbeylara they saw how the colours in the hedgerows had been transformed, with the yellow daffodils and primroses of spring replaced by white hawthorn blossom and, this year, an abundance of white cow parsley along the roadsides. The narrow, winding lane through Ballyboy was bordered by lush green fields and overhung with brambles and hawthorn branches. The party split at the Abbeylara GAA Pitch, with some of the group heading straight back to Killasona while the rest extended the walk with a loop which climbed through Robinstown, giving a panoramic view over to Mullaghmeen Forest and the lower country around Lough Derravaragh. They then re-joined the others for refreshments outside Killasona School. The Ramblers will visit Derrycassin Woods near Granard on Sunday June 1st. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm.and meet at Derrycassin at 2pm.