Streete notes

Streete & District

Streete & District

Corr: Brian Nerney. Tel: 086-2596656


The writer has been contacted by an exhibitor last Sunday week, 12th in Streete who has a disability and must use a walking stick. This man from County Tipperary had a fold up stick which, at the time that the rain came in the evening was in the area where the motorcycles were and thinks that someone may have put it in a car. The handle has a wrist strap on it and I think it may be red in colour. Should anyone have seen or found this stick please contact Brian on 086 2596656. It will be greatly appreciated as it is essential for the owner to have it back. – Thank you.


Please note for the month of August Masses in Boherquill will change to Vigil Mass 8pm on Saturday and Sunday Mass 11a.m. Rathowen.


To visitors who are home for holidays during July and August.


The 11a.m. Sunday Mass is an Anniversary Mass for the late Charlie & Dollie Farrelly, Barradrum. Masses can be booked after Masses in Boherquill with the Priest.

Diocesan changes

We are sad to hear that Fr. Joe McGrath who has been our priest for the past five years will be leaving on 1st September to take up duty as priest in charge in Ballinamuck. He will be replaced in Boherquill by Fr. Nigel Charles on that day. Fr. Joe will remain on the teaching staff in St. Mel’s College as well as duties in Ballinamuck. Mgr. Pat Earley is retiring as Parish Priest. He will be missed by all in Rathowen and Streete parishes but hopefully, we will see him afterwards, as he will remain living in the Parochial House in Rathowen. We wish him good health and relaxation for his retirement.


The parents association of St. Fintan’s National School, Lismacaffrey ask me on their behalf to thank the Streete Parish Park Vintage committee and all those who supported the St. Fintan’s National School Stall at the Irish Vintage Society All Ireland Rally in the Parish Park last Sunday, 12th July.


Streete Parish Park chairman and committee wish to sincerely thank the many volunteers who helped make the All Ireland Rally the resounding success that it was. This was the 14th year of the Streete event and the second time to host the All Ireland, the last being ten years ago in 2005. This year was undoubtedly the greatest of all. Exhibitors of cars, tractors, engines, bikes etc. etc. totalled 670 all of whom received a complimentary sit down meal in the Centre. A larger than ever number of trade stands were also present and reports of the variety of goods on offer were very complimentary. Everyone from children to adults were catered for. Probably the most enjoyable exhibit on show was the smallest cow in the world, a Dexter who stands just less than 31 inches who was accompanied by her three month old calf. A new attraction this year was a Mobile Sawmill displayed working by John Rogers Engineering, Rathowen who ca be contacted for more information anytime. Eamon Egan, Kenagh gave a working display of Horse Drawn Machinery Haymaking and Michael O’Neill, Mostrim Vintage displayed his Vintage Tractor and finger bar mower being used to mow a meadow. Once again our friend John Reynolds brought along his Horse & Barrel Wagon. John, a qualified chef cooked bacon, cabbage and potatoes outdoors and shared it with many enthusiasts. The Kerrigan brothers, Barradrum brought along their Highland Cow to the delight of many. Creamer brothers, Granard had on display a very old Vintage Truck which they have restored and an early 1900’s bus which is currently being restored. Displays also by Farrier, Tinsmith and much more. Music was by Noel Briody, the weather was perfect and the day ended with great fun with the mouse racing run by Declan Carthy and James Parker. Thanks to Regina Scally and her team the Dog Show was a great success with trophies sponsored by Oliver Kelleher who was in attendance. We were delighted to welcome John Madden and his wife, Kathleen from Cork for the weekend. John is President of the Irish Vintage Society, the National Organisation. He played the bagpipes in the Centre and afterwards in Fiddlers Green Pub, which like the weekend was different. All we can do is to say a big thank you to all who helped in any way especially Linda Butler, Nuala Garry and volunteers who did the catering. Also to the people who directed traffic and manned the carparks. We send everyone’s very best wishes for a speedy recovery to Anne Tighe and Bernie. Anne has had surgery and thankfully is recovering. It was great to see her put in an appearance on the day.

Vintage Day

The All Ireland Vintage Rally held in Streete Parish Park on Sunday last was a huge success. Big crowds attended and the weather was very favourable. The organising committee would like to thank all those who gave of their time to help out on the day. Help was available both from inside and outside the parish and without this the show would not have been such a success. Thank you to all who helped. It is much appreciated.

Field Day

This Sunday the Egan Family Glanmore Kenagh Co.Longford headed up by Eamon are holding their annual field day at their home in Kenagh where you are invited to a working display of horse drawn machinery music and craic which will bring back fond memories to many.This event has been a huge success in past years and no doubt this year will be similar. All welcome.

Vintage Card winners

1st €200 – Michael Hussey, C&D foods; 2nd €100 – Jeanette Everson, Kilmore; 3rd €50- Matthew Callaghan, Maynooth; 4th €50- Andrew Butler, Streete; 5th wine- Mick Murphy, Lismacaffrey.

Tractor run

Our annual Philip Moran Memorial Tractor Run took place on a wet Saturday week last when thanks to friends and enthusiasts 67 tractors took part. Monies will be shared and presented in about a month’s time to the Irish Heart Foundation, Streete Catholic Church and Streete Church of Ireland at a function to take place in Feericks Hotel. Anyone wishing to support this financially can do so with Brian Nerney, John Parker, John White or any member of Streete Vintage. The evening ended with a B.B.Q. in the Centre. Thanks to John Rogan and Patricia for the usual excellent food and to Alex Small for music.

Streete Bowls

The mini league is proving to be a major success. Last week we had players from four clubs in the Parish Park Centre. The winners from last week were Kevin Crummy and Phyllis Martin. The Streete club were guests in Ardagh on their promotion night. The Bowls Club would like to congratulate John White and his committee on hosting a very successful All Ireland Vintage Rally recently. New members always welcome.


The new postcode system for Ireland has launched. Local organisations in Longford and Westmeath are helping to spread the word about the benefits of Eircode. If you, or someone who you know, have any questions or would like assistance, including elderly family members or neighbours, please get in touch with Margaret Walsh, Longford Community Resources Ltd at 043-3345555 or email: Alternatively, the Eircode helpline number is 0818 300 005.

Boherquill Ramblers

There was no walk on Sunday July 12th as the Streete Parish Park Vintage Rally was held on that date. The Parish Park committee are to be congratulated on organising the Rally which attracted such a large attendance. For their last walk before their customary August break, the Ramblers will walk beside the River Inny on Sunday July 26th. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the Float Bridge on the Coole to Lismacaffrey road at 1.45pm. Further details of the Ramblers activities can be found at