W/E 18/09/2016

posted Sep 12, 2016, 9:32 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Sep 12, 2016, 9:33 AM ]
Toonagh Hall Tractor & Vintage Car Run.
There's great excitement being generated in the parish with the Tractor & Vintage Car Run which is to take place on Sun. next, 18th Sept.  Registration is in Toonagh Hall at 12 noon with start off time of 1pm. All drivers will be treated to refreshments before they take to the roads, taking in parts of Ruan as well. 
There will be music, face painting, beat the goalie and other activities in the Hall as people await the return of the participants and more refreshments for all.  It promises to be a great day of fun for all the family and people are asked to support this community event.

Changes to Mass Times.
Starting from Oct. 1st next, changes to Mass times in the Imeall Boirne Cluster Group, of which this parish is a member, will come into place, as Fr. Ger Nash will be moving from Crusheen.  6.30pm Mass on Sat. evenings will alternate between Ballinruan & Tubber;  8pm Sat. evenings Mass will alternate between Kilnaboy and Rath;   10am Sun. Mass will be in both Ruan and Boston;   11.30am Sun. Mass will be in both Corofin and Crusheen;  7pm Sun. evening Mass will be in Dysart. This change was agreed at a meeting last week and will be reviewed in six months time.

Recent Deaths.
The death has occurred of Patricia O'Halloran, nee O'Halloran, Tullyodea, Ruan, formerly of Belharbour,matter an illness. Patricia & her husband set up home in Ruan where they reared their two sons. She devoted herself to her family and, in recent times the addition of her grandson, Jack, was a source of great happiness for her.  She had a great interest in horse racing & enjoyed the odd 'flutter' on a race.
Patricia's remains reposed at St. Mary's Church, Ruan, and following Requiem Mass, she was laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard. She is survived by her husband,John, sons, Shane and Paul, Shane's partner, Breda and grandson, Jack, her sisters, Martina & Christina, brothers, Michael, Steven & Bernie, extended family and friends.

The death has also taken place of Bridie McDonnell, nee O'Halloran, of Soheen, Dysart, at Cahercalla Nursing Home. Bridie was 93 years of age and, was still living at her home until nearly two years ago.  She was the tenth of eleven children in the O'Halloran family from Kilnamona and, at 93 years of age, still read 'The Clare Champion' from cover to cover every week, without reading glasses and was an avid reader.  She was a resident in Cahercalla for nearly two years and lived in her own home until then.
Bridie trained and worked as a nurse in England during World War 2, and, indeed lost a brother, Lott O'Halloran, when his plane was shot down during that war, in the 1940's.  When she returned home, she nursed in Our Lady's Hospital and Cahercalla hospital and left to rear her family when she married Joe McDonnell. When her family was reared she returned again to work in Our Lady's. She had a great knack of 'tracing' and loved looking at old photos with her grandchildren, who had a very happy and warm relationship with her as she kept up to date with the changes in life that came her way.
Bridie's remains reposed inSt. Tola's Church, Dysart and following concelebrated Requiem Mass, she was laid to rest in Dysart Graveyard.   She is survived by her sons, Kevin and Dermot, daughters Una Cherriman and Caroline McDonnell Barry, sister, Teresa Power, daughters in law, sons in law, grandchildren, extended family and friends.

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