Streete & District

READER: At the 11a.m. Mass this Sunday, 13th Breege Campbell and Eucharistic Minister, Mary Mulligan.

READER: At the 11a.m. Mass this Sunday, 13th Breege Campbell and Eucharistic Minister, Mary Mulligan.

MASSES: - For the Month of January the Weekend Masses in Boherquill on Sundays at 11a.m. and in Rathowen Saturday evenings 8p.m.

ANNIVERSARY: The 11a.m. Mass in Boherquill this coming Sunday, 13th January will be in memory of our former priest, Fr. James Masterson, Streete and Kimmage.

SYMPATHY: We extend deepest sympathy to the Meehan Family, Clonave on the death of their sister Peggy Gormally which took place in Clonskeagh Hospital on 3rd January and whose funeral in Dundrum Church took place on Monday, 7th January. May she rest in peace.

BIG NEWS: - On Thursday, 31st January at 8p.m. Henry Healy comes to Streete Parish Park Complex to launch the Gathering in our area arranged by Kevin Brady, Coolnagun. It is hoped with local support that a Lismacaffrey School reunion can take place during this 2013, the year of the Gathering in Ireland. On the night of 31st at the meeting photographs from school days and the Roll Book will be made available so that former pupils can have a look. As a committee will have to be formed to oversee this exciting project it will be most important that we have a good turnout. Henry Healy, the man who introduced Barack O’Bama the current President of the United States of America to Moneygall, Co. Offaly in 2011 will give us the low down on all that’s involved. He has offered to answer any questions connected to our Gathering. This will be an open meeting and everybody is invited to attend and will be welcome. We promise that nobody will be asked to do anything they don’t want to do so don’t be afraid or shy to come along. This is our chance to show what we can do for the Gathering. Please support us on Thursday, 31st of this month.

THANKS: - As Chairman of Streete Parish Park and on behalf of the committee members I say a sincere thank you to Paddy and Nancy Tighe at the level crossing for their donation of three wonderful pictures as a gift to our Sports Complex. Paddy tells me they were created, one by his daughter, Ita and two by his son, Tony. These will be framed and displayed in the centre shortly. Yet another display of some the wonderful talent in our District.

LATE LATE: Congratulations and best wishes for a very successful future which no doubt she will have , go to Annmarie Durkin wife of Patrick who live in Clonconnell, Lismacaffrey and both of whom have their businesses in Granard. As many will have seen, Ann Marie was chosen and appeared on the Late Late last Friday to launch her new invention of a baby bottle sterilizer the first of its kind in the world which will be available around March. Annmarie has had a previous product, a baby’s dummy which comes ready sterilized and is currently in the middle of yet another new invention. This is a great achievement and we should all be very proud of her and we all wish her well. She was one of a number of most interesting of small businesses displayed on the Late Late and more programmes like this from R.T.E. can only help for the future in Ireland. Keep up the good work.

A.G.M.: Please note that Clann Gaels ladies football A.G.M. is being held this Friday night, 11th January at 8.30p.m. in Tormey’s pub, Bunbrosna. As always support is needed. All welcome to attend.

WEDDING: The marriage of Julie Butler, Streete and Eugene Lynch, Abbeylara took place on New Year’s Eve in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeylara followed by reception in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell. A great day was had by all and it included a great firework display at the Hotel at midnight to welcome the New Year. We wish the newlyweds a long, healthy and happy life together.

5KM RACE: A 5km walk took place at Streete Parish Park walkway on New Year’s Day run by the Edgeworthstown Branch of St. Christopher’s. This branch always gets great support but it was down a bit this year. The organisers thank all who took part especially the large number from and connected to this parish. Anyone who may like to give a donation no matter how small can be still given to Eamon Carthy or to Declan Carthy. I am asked to thank all for approx. €850 - well done, also thanks from St. Christopher’s to all who walked, played music after, ladies who helped with tea and parish park committee for use of all facilities.

ZUMBA: Dancing in Streete Parish Complex resumes again this Wednesday at 8p.m. New faces welcome just turn up.

BADMINTON: Resumes Thursday night in Centre at 9p.m. What about a New Year’s resolution to play badminton. All welcome male and female. Just come along on Thursday night.

BINGO: - Every Monday night 8.30p.m. Lotto at Bingo every second Monday. At the moment last Monday’s jackpots were – bingo €10,500 and Lotto jackpot €17,400. It could be you to start 2013 on a good note!. If more convenient our lotto can be played on line see Happy New Year to all our supporters.

WILDLIFE CLUB: As the lambing season gets underway we ask all members and all dog owners in the area to keep all dogs under control at all times. All club members are asked to note that an important club EGM will be held on this Thursday night in the Crossroads Inn Lisryan at 9pm. It’s hoped that all members will attend.

Boherquill Ramblers: The Ramblers visited the picturesque village of Multyfarnham last Sunday afternoon for a walk out to the shore of Lough Derravaragh at Donore. The many swans which are usually to be seen on the Lough and are reminders of this setting for the story of The Children of Lir , were absent last week but many other wildfowl were making their presence heard among the reeds. As for the weather; the Ramblers were more fortunate than on recent walks with just a hint of rain at the end of the walk but even this stopped in time to allow the group to enjoy their tea and biscuits back at the Friary Gates in the village. On next Sunday, January 13th, the Ramblers will visit The Hill of Down, near Enfield and Kinnegad. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the Church of Ireland Church in Killucan at 2pm.