Streete & District



In Streete parish, July 3rd, Russagh, June 5th, Rathaspic June, 12th.


Please note that Streete Farmers Market will not take place again until next September due to a lack of suppliers. We regret any disappointment this may cause and hope come September there will be more suppliers available.


A great night’s entertainment took place in Fiddlers Green, Streete last Saturday night in aid of Streete Tidy Towns and Boherquill church. Thanks to Ray Smith who with Caroline Lambden of the Tidy Towns committee organised the event which was an outstanding success. Congrats especially to all the boxers who took part.


The Annual General Meeting of Streete Parish Park and Street Parish Park Vintage took place last Sunday evening. There was an excellent turn out and a very positive attitude from all present. More help selling even a few lotto envelopes is needed, so if willing to help out please contact Brian 086 2596656. It was proposed and agreed to form a youth committee to get involved in the complex. Should anyone, girl or boy be interested please contact Jimmy Brady 087 9287129 by phone or text. The committee for the next year are Brian Nerney, Chairman, Pat Duffy, Vice Chairman, Martin Fagan, Secretary, Alice Nerney Recording Secretary, Alice Nerney Treasurer, Regina Skelly Assist. Treasurer, Jimmy Brady P.R.O, and Larry Leslie Committee & Bingo.


Streete Parish Park Vintage A.G.M. with the same committee as the Parish Park plus John Parker followed and a lengthy discussion regarding this year’s event and the all Ireland Tug o’ War on the 10th July took place. Watch these notes for updates nearer the event.


Please note the next ICA meeting of Coolamber ICA takes place in Streete Parish Park on 7th June and all members are asked to attend as a summer outing will be discussed.


Thanks to all who attended the Robert Mizzell dance in Streete Parish Park on Friday last. Many described the hall as simply stunning. A great night was had by all. Another big night is in the pipeline so keep an eye on these notes.


The club are getting 200 pheasants on this Saturday 4th June, and the will be looked after by a number of club members in five pens throughout the parish. A league clay shoot is been held on Thursday evenings over the next few weeks in the club shooting grounds from 7pm to 9pm, enquires to Willie 0862582370 or Padraig 0872057847. On behalf of the club we offer our sympathy to the Meehan family Rath on the death of Jimmy last week.


The Irish Cancer Society Annual collection will be held this weekend or donations can be given to Tony Boyce. All donations greatly appreciated.


The Ramblers visited Abbeyshrule for their walk on Sunday May 29th. It is easy to see why the village has won awards in the national Tidy Towns competition with its picturesque harbour on the Royal Canal in the shadow of the old stone hump-back bridge which carries the road to Colehill. This bridge was there long before a modern low-level bridge cut through the centre of the harbour but this newer bridge was removed a few years ago, the older stone structure was refurbished, and it now serves a useful and decorative purpose beside the harbour. The harbour area has polished granite seats and a table which add to the scene, blending with well-kept flower beds and neatly trimmed grass verges.

The Ramblers left this well-tended scene behind them on their walk as they headed out along the road to Forgney and then turned onto a bog road leading them in a two-hour circuit to the east of the village. The vegetation in the bog is now in full growth with the bright green stems of large areas of ferns standing tall above the brown remains of last year’s fronds. Wild raspberries are coming into flower beside the track and yellow-flowered gorse is everywhere. More yellow flowers were in evidence along the canal for the later part of the walk with iris along the water’s edge and water-lilies just beginning to open further out in the water. Back at the harbour at the end of their walk, the Ramblers basked in warm, sunny weather as they put the stone furniture to good use for their refreshments.

On next Sunday, June 5th, Eileen Moreton will lead a walk on part of the Westmeath Way, starting at Lilliput on the shore of Lough Ennel. Cars will leave Boherquill at the usual time of 2pm and assemble at Lilliput at 2.30pm.