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W/E 04/03/2018

posted Feb 27, 2018, 2:11 PM by John O'Sullivan
‘Be my Witness’
Children from Toonagh and Ruan National Schools who will make their Confirmation this year, together with children from all the schools in the Imeall Boirne Cluster, took part in a programmer titled “Be my Witness” in St. Patrick’s Hall, Corofin, over the past four Sunday evenings, which has now concluded. This programme aims to encourage, challenge and invite the children and their parents to take an active part in the preparation for their upcoming Confirmation.

Grandparents Masses.
Fr. Pat O’Neill recently celebrated Grandparents masses in Ruan School, for the schoolchildren, and in  Toonagh Hall for the children of Toonagh School.  The children and their grandparents took an active part in the celebration, reading, bringing up gifts, singing and playing music. All were treated to refreshments afterwards. 
The teachers and students had put a lot of thought and preparation into making the celebrations special for all who attended.

Recent Deaths.
The death has taken place, following an illness, in University Hospital, Limerick of Mary Griffin (nee Coughlan) of Ruan. Mary worked in Our Lady’s Hospital, Ennis and she, with her husband, Kevin, came to Ruan in 1977, where they raised their family of three boys and three girls. She was known for her sense of style and love of fashion, and her home-making skills and love of family brought great warmth to the family home.   Over the two days of her funeral, the family took great consolation from the many stories they heard from neighbours and friends and those who knew Mary.
Mary’s remains reposed in St. Mary’s Church, Ruan and following concelebrated requiem mass, she was laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard.
She is survived by her husband, Kevin, sons Pat, Kevin and Gerard, daughters Helena, Orla and Mairead, sons in law, daughter in law, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, extended family and friends.

The death has also occurred of Nancy Long of Ballyea, Inagh, mother of Brid Long, Ballygriffey, Ruan.