Streete notes

Streete & District

Streete & District

Corr: Brian Nerney. Tel: 086-2596656


To the sick and housebound will take place as always at the usual times on Thursday. Any person who needs a house call each month should contact Fr Nigel who will try to facilitate anyone in need.


Masses for deceased members of the community can be arranged with Fr. Nigel after any Mass in Boherquill or he may be contacted on 043 6685847, 087 7009433 or by email on


For the month of November at weekends will be Saturday, Vigil Mass, Rathowen 8p.m. and Sunday Mass 11a.m. in St. Mary’s, Boherquill.


Next Sunday, 8th November at 4p.m. sees the “kidnapping” of Jim Phelan owner of Fiddlers Green Pub. All this is in aid of the LARCC Centre in Multyfarnham. Jim will be held until Saturday night, 18th November. His release is based on the ransom being paid by family, friends and customers. There will be music and finger food on the Saturday night to celebrate his release. In next week’s issue of this paper we will publish the amount contributed to the ransom fundraising event, all of which will be donated to LARCC. Please join in the fun.

Community alert

In Streete Parish is now up and active again and notes will be included as they come to hand form their P.R.O. We are all reminded to be extra careful about locking cars, house and shed doors if leaving home.

Wildlife Club

The club held its annual members clay shoot on the 24th October last and the following are the results; Overall High Gun, Padraig McGauran, Stand 1: Pat Denning, Stand 2: Joe Kelly, Stand 3: Tommy Denning, Stand 4: Willie Campbell, Stand 5: Michael Campbell. 15 DTL Joint Winner’s Pat Denning and Tommy Denning. The prizes were presented at the club presentation night held on last Sunday night in Murphy’s Crossroads Inn, Lisryan. Full details from the presentation night will be in next week’s notes. The club open Winter/Christmas League 2015 will start on Thursday next 12th November in the Club Shooting Grounds @ 7pm with last cards at 8.15pm. The shoot will be run over six weeks with the final on the 17th December. For further details please contact Willie on 0862582370.


Numbers drawn in Streete Parish Park Lotto on Monday, 26th October were 6, 13, 15 and 22. There was no jackpot winner. €40 winners were: J. R. Mannion, J.M. Newman, Coolnagun and Seamus McManus. Next Lotto draw is on Monday 9th November when the jackpot will be €7,600. Thank you for supporting our community.

Boherquill Ramblers

History had a big influence on the Ramblers trip to Drogheda and Oldbridge on Sunday October 25th and Oliver Usher, the leader for the day, is an expert on the subject. The walk began at St. Laurence’s Gate in Drogheda, a very imposing reminder of the wall which once surrounded the town. Oliver pointed out several buildings related to the town’s past, among them the two St. Peter’s Churches. The Protestant church has a very interesting interior with balconies on each side. The graveyard has a rather macabre ‘cadaver’ gravestone depicting two skeletons set into the graveyard wall. The Catholic St. Peter’s is famous for its shrine containing the Relic of the Head of St. Oliver Plunkett among many other ornate features. The group moved on to cross the Boyne for the 5km walk to the site of The Battle of The Boyne at Oldbridge. The riverside walk included a new boardwalk passing under the new cable-stayed Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge and later there was an opportunity for a short break beside the first lock on the Boyne Navigation Canal which dates from 1778. There were so many points of interest in Drogheda that the party arrived in Oldbridge just as the gardens were closing but the cafe stayed open long enough for refreshments before everyone boarded the coach to return to Mullingar. Thanks first to Oliver and Aideen Usher for the constant stream of information and guidance throughout the afternoon and also to Christy the driver and all at Chris Salmon Coaches of Castlepollard for the day’s transport. The Ramblers will visit Taghmon near Mullingar on Sunday November 8th for a 7.5km road walk. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at Taghmon Church at 2pm. See for details and photos of Ramblers recent trips.

Christmas Market

I am reminded that the annual Christmas Market will take place on Sunday, 29th of November. If anyone locally would be interested in having a stall please contact Irene on 087 9318528 . Please note that this is not a car boot sale it is a sale of Christmas produce. There will be more details in the coming weeks, so watch this space.