W/E 11/03/2012

posted Mar 6, 2012, 7:22 AM by Unknown user
Wedding Bells.
 
Donna Courtney, daughter of Jimmy and Dolores or Ardcarney, Ruan, married Mortimer O'Sullivan, son of Margaret and Gerry of Inishannon, Co. Cork, in St. Mary's Church, Ruan, recently.   Bridesmaids were Lisa Courtney, Martha Fitzpatrick and Rosaleen Finn.   The groom's three brothers, Denis, Declan and Eoin were groomsmen.   Fr. Pat O'Neill was celebrant.  Following the ceremony, the couple and their families and friends enjoyed a reception at the Armada Hotel, Spanish Point.
                                                                                                                                               
Nathan on Stage.
 
Local boy, Nathan Bluett from Dysart, is playing Kurt - of the Von Trapp family, in Ennis Society's Musical production of "The Sound of Music", which is being staged until Sat. 10th March, in Glor.   Nathan is a past pupil of Toonagh N.S. and is presently attending Gaelcholaiste an Chlair in Ennis, and has always had an interest in singing.   He has previously appeared in "Oliver" and enjoys taking part in the productions.
 
  
40th Celebrations in Toonagh.
 
Forty years ago, Toonagh Hall and Sports Complex came into existence, with a great community effort, around the building which housed the old school in Toonagh.   Over the years there have been many enjoyable evenings, with  Socials, Marquees, set dancing classes, handball tournaments, youth clubs, meetings, yoga, flower arranging classes, keep fit classes, hurling and camogie training which have brought the community together.   Some of the most memorable nights held in the Hall were the Friends of Toonagh Concerts, at which the cream of traditional music, song and dance appeared.  This year, being a special anniversary, Thurs. 29th March has been earmarked for a return to the stage of many of those who have already performed in Toonagh, as well as new and young talent, with a Concert, starting at 8.00p.m., in a fundraiser for the upkeep of the hall and sports complex.   
There has been a lot of work done there over the past two years, heating was upgraded, the hall itself was dry lined, a new kitchen installed, and these have brought the hall up to a good standard, however work needs to be done in the toilets, and that,  and the general upkeep of the venue, with annual Insurance, electricity,  etc. requires that there is money available.  
It is hoped that the community will come out and support what is a very valuable asset to the people of the parish, young and old.

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