W/E 18/01/2015

posted Jan 12, 2015, 2:47 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jan 12, 2015, 2:48 PM ]
Successful Toonagh Walk.
On Sunday last, despite the inclement weather, 164 people registered to walk the roads of Toonagh in what has now become an annual event.  Apart from the registered walkers, they were joined by as many children, who, wrapped up well, enjoyed the challenge of the day out, in the knowledge that, at the end of it, they would be treated to refreshments and home-baking back at Toonagh Hall.  "Seeking Vision Clare Sunset Foundation" is the beneficiary of funds raised by the walk and a raffle which was held, and, in due course, the McCullough family will hand over the funds to the charity.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Francie Cahir of Kells, Corofin, at Ennis General Hospital, following a short illness.   Francie was a retired farmer and a gentleman.  He was heavily involved in his own parish of Tubber/Boston, on the parish council and he also gave of his time to his neighbouring parish of Corofin, where he helped out with the annual Corofin Show.  He travelled to the Ploughing Championships every year and, once a week, he headed off in the bus to the Stella Maris Daycare Centre in Lisdoonvarna.  He was a mine of information on local history,  and he delighted in passing on his knowledge to anyone who wished to learn about the subject.  He loved to travel abroad, and visited many countries with his family and he was a voracious reader.   
Francie's funeral took place from Kennedy's funeral home to Ruan Church and, following concelebrated requiem Mass, he was laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard.  
He is survived by his brother, James in the U.S., Michael and John, sisters Myra (Hannon), Bridie (Nagle) and nephews and nieces, and his neighbours and friends.