W/E 27/12/2015

posted Dec 21, 2015, 2:08 PM by John O'Sullivan
Walk for Seeking Vision.
Seeking Vision is a non-profit registered charity in Clare, set up in April, 2005, to provide support and services to people who are blind and visually impaired. It also supports Clare Talking Social Club which operates a telephone service to maintain links with people who may feel cut off from the local community.
It's aims are to combat loneliness  by, every week, talking by telephone to over one hundred and seventy people living in isolation. 
This year, the Toonagh Walk, which takes place on Sun. 17th Jan at 12.30pm, will raise funds for this very deserving charity, and it is hoped that it will be well supported. The walk will start and finish at Toonagh Hall and there are three routes on quiet country roads, suitable for all levels of fitness.

Christmas Masses.
Mass will be celebrated for Christmas Eve at 7pm in Ruan Church and at 9pm in Toonagh.

Camogie Club.
The supporters of the local camogie club will 'hunt the wren' on St. Stephen's Day. Players, parents, musicians, singers and dancers are welcome to join in the fun, which is also a fundraiser for the club.  They will start off from Toonagh School and Ruan School from 12 noon and will be out until 2pm, hoping to visit many houses in the parish.

Minor Hurling.
A Christmas party for the u6s and u8s was held in Toonagh Hall last week, when Santa visited and caused great excitement. Thanks to the parents, coaches and all involved in underage hurling,  great numbers have been attending training from u6 to u12 years of age, and it bodes well for the future of hurling in the parish.

Church Gate Collection for Missionvale.
Twenty five people are travelling, at the end of Jan., to extend and improve the water collection project which has proved to be of tremendous benefit to the community in Missionvale.
Local man, John O'Sullivan, will be among them, and a church gate collection will be held before Masses in Ruan and Dysart Churches on Christmas Eve., and support will be much appreciated.