Notes for July


W/E 25/07/2021

posted Jul 20, 2021, 3:44 PM by John O'Sullivan

Toonagh Hall.
On this Thursday evening, July 22, between 6pm and 8pm, there will be a sale of Toonagh School schoolbooks and uniforms in Toonagh Hall. The organisers will also have a sale of cakes, books and good quality toys, which they hope will be well supported, as this is also a fundraiser for the ongoing costs of keeping the hall and sports complex open in these challenging times. This event will be run in adherence with all safety restrictions.

Recent Death.
The deaths have occurred of Martin Dormer, Ennis, father of Sabrina Brohan and brother of Pattie Griffin, Ballygriffey, and also of Nigel Bane, Newtown, Corofin, brother of Finan Bane, Ballygriffey.

Camogie News.
Members of the local Camogie Club in all age groups have been very active over the past week - the under 14’s had a great win over Kilkishen on Wednesday last. The under 12’s had a win over Truagh/Clonlara on Saturday, ​ in the first round of that competition. The under 16’s ​ lost out to Scariff on Friday evening. The adult Junior team beat Parteen on Thursday and they now meet Feakle/Kilkishen at the weekend.
Aoife Anderson, a member of Ruan Camogie Club, played with the Clare Minors last week. They overcame Waterford in the Munster Final, with Aoife scoring a great goal in the process.
Brid MacNamara, also a member of the local Camogie Club and P.R.O. of Clare Camogie, will finish up her ‘one million steps for Clare Camogie’ on a visit to Ruan on Friday evening, July 30. Brid has visited all the Camogie Clubs in the county, receiving fantastic support on the journey and she hopes to have a good turn-out on Friday evening. These funds are essential to help Clubs throughout the county in their efforts to provide facilities and look after girls of all ages interested in Camogie.

Anniversary Masses.
The anniversary Masses for August for Dysart will be celebrated in Ruan Church on Saturday, July 31, at 8pm and for Ruan in Ruan Church on Saturday, August 14, also at 8pm. All the names of the deceased will be brought forward from last year’s list.​ Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is in Ruan Church on Wednesdays from 3-7pm and in Dysart Church on Thursdays from 10am-1pm.
Anyone wishing to contact Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office may ring 06590865, and leave a message, or Fr. Damian on 0868396636 or Fr. Pat on 0862612124.

Hurling.
The u15 Academy ‘A’ team overcame Doora/Barefield in Ruan on Sunday morning, a great win, in very challenging conditions, this time heat, rather than the usual rain being the reason.
Shane Punch and Robin Mounsey were in action with the under 20 Clare hurling team which took on Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Monday, with Limerick coming out as winners after a gallant performance by both teams in sweltering conditions on the evening.

W/E 18/07/2021

posted Jul 14, 2021, 3:16 PM by John O'Sullivan

Wedding Bells.
The wedding took place in Loughrea on Friday last of Una Lyons, daughter of Flan and Catherine, Fountain, and Simon Lawless, son of Joe and Dymphna, Athlone. Best man was Simon’s brother Steven and his friend Conor was groomsman. Una’s sister, Niamh, and Fiona McGrath were bridesmaids. The reception was held in the Loughrea Park Hotel and the couple are setting up home in Kinvara.

Ruan Schoolchildren Celebrations.
Sixth class children in Ruan School were given a lovely ‘send-off’ before the summer holidays. It began with a mass in Ruan Church, celebrated by Fr. Pat O’Neill, with their parents in attendance. Ms. Ni Chonghaile ​ gave a short talk about the occasion and praised the children, who then returned to school where they painted their hands and left the handprints on the wall, enjoyed an ice cream party and, when they were collected by their parents, they were given a guard of honour by the children from all the other classes. The children in sixth class were Leah O’Brien, Sophie Haugh, Sarah Curtis, Lily-Mae Lyons, Ava Casey, Aaron Twomey, Dara Masterson, Jack Lordan, Teige Moloney, Aodain O’Lachtain, Sam Kelly and Jack O’Halloran.

Camogie.
Aoife Anderson represented Ruan Camogie Club playing with the Clare Minors last week in a great game against Limerick. The u-14’s played a tough game against Clarecastle last week. The past weekend saw them have a break before they get back to training.

U-20 Clare Hurling.
Members of Ruan Hurling Club, Shane Punch and Robin Mounsey were on the u20 panel when Clare played Kerry on Monday evening, in Tralee. Clare came away with a win. They now go on to play Limerick in Limerick on Monday, July 19.

W/E 11/07/2021

posted Jul 6, 2021, 9:39 AM by John O'Sullivan

Wedding Bells.
The wedding was celebrated of Damien Corry, Cloona, Dysart and Teresa Roseingrave, Ballyline, Crusheen, on June 28, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Barefield. Damien’s brothers Adrian and Mark were groomsmen and Carina Roseingrave and Katie Foley were bridesmaids. Fr. Pat O’Neill was Celebrant. The reception was held in Hotel Doolin.

Dysart Walking Tours.
Last year the Walking Tours of Dysart O Dea archaeological sites proved very popular with locals and visitors, walking on the quiet fields and roads of Dysart. The walk, around 5 km., takes approximately 3 hours and includes information on each site. It starts from Dysart Romanesque Church and Round Tower at 12 noon on Sunday July 11, ​ and ends back at the same place.​
Local historian, Mary O Halloran, who was born and raised in the area and has a wealth of knowledge of the history of her own place, is leading the walk.
Mary intends to have another tour on August 8th to different sites which will include the Soup school, Rath medieval church and a hill fort, she may be contacted on 087 2830950 or​ maryohalloran@hotmail.com​ to book a place on the walk.

Toonagh Hall.
The committee which runs Toonagh Hall is having to go to the community once again in an effort to raise much needed funds for the ongoing expenses, such as electricity and insurance. They have set up a Go Fund Me page on Facebook should anyone wish to donate. The committee is hoping for the community’s support and look forward to welcoming everyone back when Covid restrictions have been lifted.​
They are also asking if any parents of children who attend Toonagh National School have school books or uniforms their children have finished with, that they might leave them to any of the committee, Pamela, Mairead Culliney, Caoimella, Catherine or Ollie Callinan. They hope to have a sale of these items in the next two weeks to assist parents who may be interested.​

Recent Death.
The death has occurred of May Whelan (née Vaughan) of Toonagh, formerly of Maghera, Clooney, in Carrigoran Nursing Home, where she had been for just a week, having been taken care of by her family and carers at her home in recent years due to ill health.
May came to Toonagh when she married Michael Whelan on June 7, 1961 and they celebrated sixty years of marriage this year.
Prior to her moving to Toonagh, May had trained and worked as a Nurse in Our Lady’s Hospital, Ennis, where she was passionate in her care of those with whom she came into contact. She also made a lasting impression on her colleagues with her knowledge, good humour and caring attitude. On her marriage, she had to give up her career, as was the ruling at that time, and she put her heart into raising her family of two boys and two girls and helping out on the farm. She returned to her career in Our Lady’s in 1973 and loved being part of the workforce again and made a new set of friends. May was very well read, articulate, followed sport, traditional music, the Irish language, loved politics and current affairs and was always meticulously dressed. She was a great asset to any Table Quiz team she was part of as her interests were wide and varied.​
May was a great neighbour and supporter of local activities in Toonagh Hall.​
May’s funeral mass was celebrated in St. Tola’s Church, Dysart, following which she was laid to rest in Drumcliffe Graveyard. She is survived by her husband Michael, daughters Anne and Maire, sons Ger and Gus, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, sister Pat McMahon, brothers Denny, P.J. and Tony, extended family, friends and neighbours.

Munster Championships.
Local girls Neasa Ni Ainifein, Nooan, Ruan and Aisling Moloney, Toonagh, members of Ennis Track Club, took part in the Munster u12-u18 Track and Field Championships 2021 at the weekend. Neasa came 2nd in the u18 3000 metre and Aisling came 4th in u18 800metres and 5th in u17 Javelin.

Camogie.
Rebecca Crowe and Louise McDonnell were on the losing side with Clare on Saturday in Mungret when they were beaten by Kerry in the Munster Final. Ruan u16s overcame Kilmaley in the 2020 semi final, carried over from last year. Cliona Jones, Tara Moroney, Aoife Cummins and Aisling Moloney all represented Clare at the weekend in underage competitions. The Junior team lost to Scariff on Saturday in the Junior League in a tough and exciting game.

Hurling.
The u15 Academy team had a win over Inagh/Kilnamona on Sunday morning in very wet conditions. Both teams put in a great effort and showed skill and enjoyment in the game.
 which runs Toonagh Hall is having to go to the community once again in an effort to raise much needed funds for the ongoing expenses, such as electricity and insurance. They have set up a Go Fund Me page on Facebook should anyone wish to donate. The committee is hoping for the community’s support and look forward to welcoming everyone back when Covid restrictions have been lifted.​
They are also asking if any parents of children who attend Toonagh National School have school books or uniforms their children have finished with, that they might leave them to any of the committee, Pamela, Mairead Culliney, Caoimella, Catherine or Ollie Callinan. They hope to have a sale of these items in the next two weeks to assist parents who may be interested.​


W/E 03/07/2021

posted Jun 30, 2021, 2:30 PM by John O'Sullivan

Dysart Walking Tours.
Last year the Walking Tours of Dysart O Dea archaeological sites proved very popular with locals and visitors, walking on the quiet fields and roads of Dysart. The walk, around 5 km., takes approximately 3 hours and includes information on each site. It starts from Dysart Romanesque Church and Round Tower at 12 noon on Sunday July 11, ​ and ends back at the same place.​
Local historian, Mary O Halloran, who was born and raised in the area and has a wealth of knowledge of the history of her own place, is leading the walk.
Mary intends to have another tour on August 8th to different sites which will include the Soup school, Rath medieval church and a hill fort, she may be contacted on 087 2830950 or maryohalloran@hotmail.com to book a place on the walk.

Toonagh School says ‘goodbye’ to Sixth Class.
Toonagh NS closed for the summer holidays on June 25th and will re-open on August 30th. The children and staff have had a very busy few weeks with events such as a sports day, school tours, hurling and camogie league finals, Accelerated Reader rewards party and Active Schools week.​
On Friday June 25th the school said goodbye to a wonderful sixth class. The children received special graduation​ packs which included a personalised engraved pen and key ring and a memory book among other treats. Graduating in Sixth Class were:​ Jack Browne, Joseph Burns, Darragh Casey, Ella Casey, Natasha Denner, Diarmuid Hastings, Tara Lucas, Isabelle McInerney, Kate Moran, Alex O’Loughlin, Amber Roche and Lauren Roche.
Their teacher was Claire Cullinan. The school also said goodbye to Ms. Kate Brosnan who was teaching in First and Second class for the last two years.​

Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Ann Burns (née Hickey), Limerick Road, Ennis, mother of Robert Burns, Ruan.

Camogie.
The u14 Camogie team had a great win against Ballyea in a very exciting game on Wednesday of last week in a very exciting game.
Due to the Covid restrictions over the past year or so, fundraising has been severely curtailed, however, Brid​ McNamara, PRO of Clare Camogie, is taking to the roads again this year in a fundraiser for the organisation. ‘One million steps for Clare Camogie’ will launch on July 1 and go on until July 31. Brid will lead out the Executive Committee in completing the challenge, she will complete daily walks at home and during lunch breaks and will visit each of the twenty six Clare Clubs where members of each club will stride out with her, while each of the officers will complete a 2km walk each day. The support of the public will be very much appreciated.

W/E 19/07/2020

posted Jul 14, 2020, 11:47 AM by John O'Sullivan

Friends of Toonagh Hall + Sports Complex.
The facilities in Toonagh Hall and Sports Complex have been closed, as have all community centres, over the past few months, because of COVID 19. However, there are still costs involved in keeping the place maintained and insured, so that it will be ready when the restrictions are lifted. 
The Committee has set up a Go Fund Me Page on its Facebook page and the community is encouraged to support it with a donation, however small, as it will be much appreciated.
It is also hoped to hold a Car Boot sale in the near future and people are asked to donate items for this. 
Further information may be had from Pamela Vaughan (0876224698) or Mairead Culliney (0863620688).

Rescheduled Sacraments.
Confirmation for Toonagh schoolchildren will take place on Aug. 8 at 2pm. Confirmation for Ruan will take place on the same day at 11am. Both ceremonies will take place in Ruan Church. These are the rescheduled dates following the postponement of the Confirmation ceremony which was due to take place for both schools on Friday April 24th. 
Ceremonies will adhere to social distance guidelines and for space reasons Toonagh First Holy Communion will also take place in Ruan Church.
The rescheduled dates for First Holy Communion are September 12th in Ruan Church, Toonagh NS at 11am and Ruan NS at 2pm. 

Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Colin Barry, Newhall, Ennis, nephew of Pete Barry, Dysart.

Mass Times.
Fr. Pat and Fr. Damian would encourage those who are able, to attend weekday masses in Dysart on Wednesdays at 9.30am and Ruan on Thursday mornings, 
also at 9.30am so that the numbers at masses at the weekend are manageable, keeping in mind social distancing.

W/E 12/07/2020

posted Jul 11, 2020, 1:53 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jul 11, 2020, 1:53 PM ]

Mass Times in Parish.
Fr. Damian and Fr. Pat celebrate Mass in the Imeall Boirne Cluster and have a schedule put in place to encourage people back to attending Mass again in the churches. The following are the locations of Masses, all celebrated at 9.30am - Monday, Corofin;  Tuesday, Crusheen;  Wednesday, Crusheen and Dysart; 
Thursday, Corofin and Ruan;  Friday, Corofin and Tubber;  First Friday Masses in Tubber and Corofin at 9.30am. 
Weekend masses are broadcast live on the Imeall Boirne Facebook page - Saturdays 8pm from Ruan Church and Sunday’s 11am from Corofin Church. The July Mass of Anniversaries Will be celebrated in Ruan Church on Sat. July 18 at 8pm.
People are being encouraged to attend weekday masses where they can, and to  allow those who cannot attend during the week attend the Masses on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, if that is possible, 
Hand sanitisers are in all the churches for use on entering and leaving.

Re-opening of local GAA pitch.
The gates of the Ruan GAA pitch opened again last week, following the relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions. The adult hurling and camogie teams returned to training, followed by all juvenile teams returning last week. All necessary precautions are being taken by players, mentors and parents to ensure the safety of everyone involved, and the Club Officers are very grateful to everyone for their cooperation on this matter. Hand sanitisers are located around the grounds and people are reminded to use these entering and exiting the grounds.
For any further information please contact Senior Club Secretary, Claire McDonagh or Minor Club Secretary, Patricia O'Donnell. 
Membership 2020: Membership for this year is still due for some players and members of the club. This can be paid to Sandra Punch, Aidan Lynch or any club officer at your earliest convenience.

Return to Camogie.
Ruan Camogie players will be back on the pitch this week after a long absence. The pitch is in super condition and the girls are excited to be back training, while adhering to all new covid19 regulations. 
The Club appreciates the generous donation from Top Industrial Solutions, Shannon, of hand sanitiser, dispensers and alcohol spray to the Camogie and Hurling clubs, these are located on the grounds and at the entrance, and people are urged to use them.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place, following a short illness, of Bernadette Ruane (née Lynch), Woodhaven, Kilrush Road, Ennis, sister of Pat Lynch, Ballybrody.

Dysart Castle.
Dysart Castle was refurbished and reopened in 1986, and is one of twenty five original Archaeological field monuments which have drawn large numbers of visitors to the area over the past thirty years. These have included family reunions of the O’Dea family which has historical connections with the castle. 
This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Castle has remained closed and it is hoped that it will reopen in May 2021. 

W/E 05/07/2020

posted Jul 1, 2020, 2:33 PM by John O'Sullivan

Reopening of local GAA pitch.
The gates of the Ruan GAA pitch were opened again last week with Covid-19 restrictions having been eased. The adult hurling and camogie teams returned to training last week and this will be followed by all juvenile teams returning to training this week. All necessary precautions are being taken by players, mentors and parents to ensure the safety of everyone involved and the Club Officers are very grateful to everyone for their cooperation on this matter. 

Membership 2020: Membership for this year is still due for some players and members of the club. This can be paid to Sandra Punch, Aidan Lynch or any club officer at your earliest convenience. 

Ruan School ‘Goodbye to 6th Class’.
On Thursday, June 25, Scoil Mhuire, Ruan hosted a school graduation in the school grounds for its departing Sixth Class, in compliance with the social distancing guidelines. On a beautiful morning, the children, who were accompanied by their families, were presented with certificates and gift bags. 6th class students were Evan O Donoghue,  Ciara Punch,  Cliona Jones, Conor Parnell,  Rory Meaney,  Ava Quirke,  Aoibhinn O’Toole,  Joe Meaney,  Kya Mounsey,  Josh Ryan,  Oisin Punch, Pearce Wynne,  Aoibhe Lecathelinais,  Cornac Ryan, Lee White and Wiktoria Gajola. Principal, Cyril Lyons, taught this class.
The occasion was also marked with a tree planting ceremony and a wonderful address by Fr. Pat On Neill, P.P.  
To provide a fitting conclusion to the morning's events, a "drive by goodbye" was provided by all the other school children and their families, making it an occasion to remember for all those involved.

Return to Camogie.
Ruan Camogie players will be back on the pitch this week after a long absence. The pitch is in super condition and the girls are excited to be back training, while adhering to all new covid19 regulations. 
The Club appreciates the generous donation from Top Industrial Solutions, Shannon, of hand sanitiser, dispensers and alcohol spray to the Camogie and Hurling clubs.

Toonagh N.S. says Farewell to 6th Class.
On Friday June 26th at 2pm all the parents and children of the school gave 6th class a send off to remember when they drove by in their cars in a parade, to beep at 6th class who were lined up outside the school with social distancing being obeyed. There was was a huge turn out of families for the parade of cars to salute 6th class, and the pupils were wished well as they now embark on their next stage of life through Secondary School. 
The children also received special graduation packs which included a signed Toonagh NS hoodie and a personalised engraved pen and key ring. Graduating in 6th Class were: Bláithín Barry, Ronan Barry, Sara Browne, Daniel Clancy, Grace Corcoran, James Cullinan, Aoife Cummins, Clarissa Gilmore, Leah Griffin, Daniel Guinnane, Sean Healy, Ethan Lucas, Billy Marrinan, Tara Moroney, Cathal Noonan, Ellen O'Leary, Lennon Rushton and Jamie Ryan. Their teacher was Claire Cullinan. 

Recent Deaths.
The death has occurred, after a short illness, of May Browne (née Lynch) of Newmarket on Fergus, mother of Bernadette Browne, who is a teacher in Toonagh N.S. May was well known to many from the parish who shop in Dunnes Stores, where she greeted everyone in a gentle and helpful manner, always having a smile and pleasant words to exchange with customers.

The death has taken place last week of Paschal Courtney, Ardcarney, Ruan, in U.H.L.
Paschal was a well known man in the area, having worked in Clare County Council for many years. He was a quiet gentleman, supportive and caring, and blessed with good humour and a ready smile for all he came into contact with. 
Paschal was laid to rest in Ruan Graveyard, following requiem mass and he is survived by nephews, nieces, extended family and great friends and neighbours.
The death has also taken place of Jimmy Derham, Newmarket on Fergus, father of Helen Mounsey, Ballygriffey.

W/E 28/07/2019

posted Jul 23, 2019, 11:04 AM by John O'Sullivan

Camogie.
Well done to the Clare team and the four girls from our local Club, Louise and Claire McDonnell, Niamh Lyons and Rebecca Crowe on their win over Armagh at the weekend. They now go on to play Tyrone in Tyrone on Saturday next.
The Ruan u15 girls overcame Sixmilebridge last week, in a great game of Camogie, taking them closer to the final. Their next game is this week, against Broadford/Parteen.

Down Syndrome Tour de Munster.
The 10th 600Km annual four day charity cycle will take place from 8-11 August.  This year the cycle is raising funds for the Munster Branches of Down Syndrome Ireland. Treasurer of Clare branch, local lady, Laura Cahir, with the Committee members and supporters will be ‘bucket shaking’ in Ennis on Friday, August 9. Should anyone be interested in helping for an hour on that day, they might contact Laura @ 0872901892.  
The support of all who contribute to the cycle is much appreciated, as these funds go towards providing vital services to children such as speech and language therapy, swimming lessons and various supports.

Munster Fleadh.
There were a number of people from the parish who participated in the Munster Fleadh held in Ennis last week who had success in various competitions.  
Denise Whelan took 1st in English Singing, over 18;  Liam Jones took 1st in Whistling and also in Lilting O18;  Eve O’Connor came 3rd in Fiddle 15-18;  
Lily O’Connor came 3rd in Concertina 15-18 and 1st in Irish Harp 15-18;  Maisie O’Connor came 3rd in Irish Harp u12;  Shona O’Halloran with Roisin Clancy came 1st in duets 15-18;  Holly O’Loughlin came 3rd in Whistle 12-15.
A number of children are also members of grupai ceoil  and ceili bands which have also progressed to the All Ireland which will take place in Drogheda from August 11-18.

Summer Camp.
Ruan GAA and Camogie Clubs are hosting their annual Summer Camp in August in the local pitch.  It’ll be a great four days of hurling and Camogie for the young children in a fun atmosphere. This camp is made possible by the commitment of the coaches and organizing committee of Ruan Club and is looked forward to eagerly by the children.

W/E 14/07/2019

posted Jul 10, 2019, 9:06 AM by John O'Sullivan

Cycling Success.
Imogen Cotter from Lisduff, currently living in Belgium and training with S Bikes Bodhi Cycling Team, took part in the elite woman’s race in Derry last week. 
The event was hosted by Foyle Cycling Club. Imogen came second in the National Road Cycling Championships Elite Ladies race, a great achievement for the young cyclist.

Muireann Ni She visited Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Local girl, Muireann Ni She visited Kolkata (Calcutta), India, with the Hope Foundation and 100 other students recently.  The Hope Foundation works with children living on the streets and slums of Kolkata.  Muireann raised €2,400 (€1,370 of which she raised here in her own community), which went directly to the Foundation and she paid her own travel expenses to India.
While in Kolkata the group visited boys and girls homes, crèches, hospital and a training Centre, all funded by the Charity through the generosity of its Donors.  They met directly with the children and spent time playing and interacting with them. 
Muireann found it a life-changing experience which opened her eyes to the extreme inequality which exists in the world today and she is very grateful to all who contributed to her fundraising, which will make a difference to the lives of children in Kolkata.

St. Tola’s Church, Dysart.
A Lay led Liturgy will be celebrated in Dysart Church on Sunday, July 14, at 10am.

Camogie.
It was disappointing for the Clare Juniors, and our club members Rebecca Crowe, Louise McDonnell, Niamh Lyons and Claire McDonnell on Sunday afternoon when they were beaten by Roscommon in the first round of the Liberty Insurance All Ireland Championship by just one point.
Ruan under 8’s were delighted to be part of the proceedings, providing a guard of honour for the teams coming out on to the field, and playing their own game during the half time break.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Claire McMahon (née Marrinan) , Ruan Village and late of Rineen, Ruan, peacefully at her home. Claire moved to Ruan eleven years ago, following the death of her husband, Paddy.  She was delighted with the move, as her house was so near St. Mary’s Church and she visited it every day. She was also well known on the roads around the village, as she loved to take a stroll while she was able. 
Claire was also predeceased by her daughter, Joan Daly of Ballyea in 2011.
Claire’s remains reposed in Ruan Church and, following requiem mass, she was laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard. She is survived by her daughter Mary, sons Patrick, Michael, Martin and Dermot, sons in law Francie and Kieran, daughters in law Angela and Liz, grandchildren, great-grandchild, relatives and friends.

Coffee Weekend.
Clare 250 Centre in Ballygriffey, Ruan will host a ‘Coffee Weekend’ in the Centre on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14 from 10am - 5pm. 
An exhibition of photos celebrating forty years of the 250 cycle will be on display, and everyone is welcome.

W/E 06/07/2019

posted Jul 1, 2019, 2:51 PM by John O'Sullivan

Schools out for Summer.
The schools in the parish are now closed for the summer holidays, and there was a novel and exciting treat for the children of the community on Thursday evening last, when Toonagh Hall Committee held a Movie Night in the Hall. The film ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ was shown and children enjoyed the ‘cinema’ experience, with popcorn, candy floss and drinks on hand. It was a resounding success, and the committee is very appreciative of all who helped and to Donnellans Centra,  Lakefield Store in Corofin and Copystop for their sponsorship.  Funds raised will go towards painting and repair of the canopy outside the hall.
The next community event which will be held in the hall is ‘Family Yoga with Rosie’  on Sunday, July 21 at 2.30pm. Contact Pamela @ 0876224698 for details.
The Mike Gardiner Band with Noreen Ferns are playing in the Hall on August 31, as a fundraiser, more details nearer the date.

Summer Tours.
Before closing up for Summer the children in Ruan School  had their school tours - to NUIG and to the Burren Nature Sanctuary in Kinvara. Toonagh schoolchildren went toMoher Hill Activity Farm, U.L. Activity Centre, Ben’s Surf School in Lahinch and St. Tola’s Goats Farm in Inagh. 

Dance Summer Camp.
Should sufficient numbers be interested a Dance Summer Camp will be held in Toonagh Hall from Wed. July 24 to Fri. July 26. Anyone interested should call Tony @ 0879002787.

Set Dancing Classes.
John Fennell Dance will hold set dancing classes for children from September, if sufficient numbers are interested. Please contact Pamela @0876224698 as soon as possible so that plans may go ahead.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Thomas Neylon, Ballykinvaraga, Kilfenora, brother of Ann Taaffe, Kells.

Under 14 Feile
Local girl, Saoirse Barry, who plays football with Banner Ladies Football Club, played with them in the Under 14 Feile Division 2 Shield Final in Cong, Co. Mayo on Sunday. They beat Killeavy, a team from Armagh in the final after a semi final against Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, where both teams were level at full time, level after extra time, had five free kicks each and finally ‘sudden death’ which the Banner won. 
It was a very exciting weekend for the girls, and they, their parents and mentors had a great time in Mayo. 

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