January


W/E 10/01/2021

posted Jan 9, 2021, 2:12 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jan 9, 2021, 2:16 PM ]

Priest on Call this week
Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124

Priests Contact Numbers: 
FFr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636

Masses this Weekend  
Ruan: Saturday January 9th at 8:00pm Mass for the People
 (Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Weekday Masses: Online at 9:30 am 

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 16th Mass of Anniversaries at 8:00pm:-   Paddy Casey,  Birdie Cassidy,  Michael, Patsie & Martin Vaughan,  Paddy & Mary Ann Vaughan,  Tony Byrt. The Byrt Family,  Orla Byrt-Kinnane,  The Cusack Family,  Paddy Quinn,  Kitty Quinn,  Gerard Daffy,  Bridget Callinan  Ballyogan,  Nan O'Halloran,  Martin O'Halloran,  Carmel Cusack,  Kevin O'Halloran,  John Corless,  Cliff Thompkins , John Howard,  Deceased Members of the Howard Family. 
(Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Note: If you require a Baptism or any other Certificate please forward details of type of certificate required, with your name and contact number, together with a stamped addressed envelope to Anne in the Imeall Bóirne Office. 
Please be assured that all Data Protection Policies and Privacy Guidance are complied with.

Imeall Boirne Calendars  The annual calendars are in all churches at present. Please take one home with you and take one to a neighbour or friend.

Weekly Collections:   Recent Collections: 
We are really grateful for your generosity and support

Priests’ Christmas Collection:- Our sincere thanks to all who contributed to the Christmas Collection for the priests of the parish. 
Your generosity is very much appreciated.

Weekly Donations now available Online. Sincere thanks to all our parishioners who have contributed during these restricted times when we were unable to personally be together at our Masses. You can now make a contribution by credit/debit card directly to your parish using the website www.killaloediocese.ie. 
The full contribution as received by the Diocesan website will be fully paid to your parish. 
Simply go to the Diocesan Website and click on the red “Donate to your Parish” button on the top of the page. You will be invited to select your parish and the parish fund you wish to contribute to. 
Weekly Donations Envelopes can also be dropped into the Imeall Boirne Office on Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm or anytime to Fr. Pat’s home in Ruan or Fr. Damien’s home in Corofin. 

Dear Parishioners: As the ongoing restrictions continue due to the Covid-19 pandemic, parishes and communities have now to act to keep everyone safe during these further weeks of lockdown, cocooning and social distancing. Imeall Bóirne and the Killaloe diocese has to play its’ part and we have once again to celebrate our Masses behind closed doors across the Imeall Bóirne Pastoral Area, this action has to be taken in the interest of public health. 
You are all most welcome to join us for Daily Mass and Spiritual Communion on the Imeall Bóirne Facebook Page Monday to Friday at 9:30am Church Ruan - Saturday 8:00 pm Corofin Church - Sunday 11:00 am All Mass Intentions.
Months Minds, 1st Anniversaries and Mass of Anniversaries will be celebrated on Saturday evenings at 8:00pm from St. Mary’s Church Ruan for Ruan/Dysart and Tubber/Boston Parishes. And from St. Brigid’s Church Corofin on Sundays Mornings at 11:00am for Corofin/Kilnaboy/Rath also Ballinruan/Crusheen Parishes

At present the restrictions also impact other Religious Services / Gatherings as follows: 
Baptisms - Not taking Place.  Weddings - 6 Guests.  Funerals - 10 Mourners.  Eucharistic Adoration - Not taking Place 
Some Churches will be open for private prayers only but must close for funerals.

Christmas Ceremonies Our thanks to all involved with our Christmas Masses and the preparation of our Churches. We thank God that all who wished to be present for Christmas Mass had the opportunity to do so. So many people made this possible, our gratitude to all. 
Parish Calendar 2021 Our Parish Calendar is available free of charge in any of our Churches. Please take one home or drop one to a neighbour.

XL Ruan: To support the local community, we at XL Ruan are pleased to offer delivery service to our local vulnerable and isolating customers. If you require groceries or fuel please call or text and we will deliver to you, ensuring social distance and the safety protocols are maintained. Stay safe!

Signed Mass Cards are available from Anne in the Imeall Boirne Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 
Also from Fr. Damien & Fr. Pat

Ruan Camogie Cub  Well done to Ruan Camogie Cub on their brilliant St. Stephen's Day 'Virtual Wren', which they hosted via their Facebook page. Such a fab and varied array of acts ... music and dance performances by club members and their families from throughout the parish (both home and abroad), clips from member's work days, art and 'baking' coverage. Amazing talent. 
Bualadh Bos Mór to those involved in organising it and to everyone who took part. It was lovely to look at all the clips and performances 


W/E 02/01/2021

posted Jan 1, 2021, 11:47 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jan 1, 2021, 11:54 AM ]

Priest on Call this week
Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636

Priests Contact Numbers: 
Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124

Masses this Weekend  
Ruan: Saturday January 2nd 2021 at 8:00pm:-  Months Mind Mass for the late Charlie Kenny 
 Mass of Anniversaries for Dysart :- Mary King, Drumina,   John Joe Cullinan,   Tom O’Gorman 
 (Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Weekday Masses: Online at 9:30 am 

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday January 9th 2021 at 8:00pm:- Mass for the People
(Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Note: If you require a Baptism or any other Certificate please forward details of type of certificate required, with your name and contact number, together with a stamped addressed envelope to Anne in the Imeall Bóirne Office. 
Please be assured that all Data Protection Policies and Privacy Guidance are complied with.

Imeall Boirne Calendars  The annual calendars are in all churches at present. Please take one home with you and take one to a neighbour or friend.

Weekly Collections:   Recent Collections: €3,590.00.   Priests Collection: €3,940.00
We are really grateful for your generosity and support

Priests’ Christmas Collection:- Our sincere thanks to all who contributed to the Christmas Collection for the priests of the parish. 
Your generosity is very much appreciated.

Weekly Donations now available Online. Sincere thanks to all our parishioners who have contributed during these restricted times when we were unable to personally be together at our Masses. You can now make a contribution by credit/debit card directly to your parish using the website www.killaloediocese.ie. 
The full contribution as received by the Diocesan website will be fully paid to your parish. 
Simply go to the Diocesan Website and click on the red “Donate to your Parish” button on the top of the page. You will be invited to select your parish and the parish fund you wish to contribute to. 
Weekly Donations Envelopes can also be dropped into the Imeall Boirne Office on Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm or anytime to Fr. Pat’s home in Ruan or Fr. Damien’s home in Corofin. 

Dear Parishioners: As the ongoing restrictions continue due to the Covid-19 pandemic, parishes and communities have now to act to keep everyone safe during these further weeks of lockdown, cocooning and social distancing. Imeall Bóirne and the Killaloe diocese has to play its’ part and we have once again to celebrate our Masses behind closed doors across the Imeall Bóirne Pastoral Area, this action has to be taken in the interest of public health. 
You are all most welcome to join us for Daily Mass and Spiritual Communion on the Imeall Bóirne Facebook Page Monday to Friday at 9:30am Church Ruan - Saturday 8:00 pm Corofin Church - Sunday 11:00 am All Mass Intentions.
Months Minds, 1st Anniversaries and Mass of Anniversaries will be celebrated on Saturday evenings at 8:00pm from St. Mary’s Church Ruan for Ruan/Dysart and Tubber/Boston Parishes. And from St. Brigid’s Church Corofin on Sundays Mornings at 11:00am for Corofin/Kilnaboy/Rath also Ballinruan/Crusheen Parishes

At present the restrictions also impact other Religious Services / Gatherings as follows: 
Baptisms - Not taking Place.  Weddings - 6 Guests.  Funerals - 10 Mourners.  Eucharistic Adoration - Not taking Place 
Some Churches will be open for private prayers only but must close for funerals.

Signed Mass Cards are available from Anne in the Imeall Boirne Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 
Also from Fr. Damien & Fr. Pat

W/E 26/01/2020

posted Jan 25, 2020, 3:03 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jan 29, 2020, 5:33 AM ]

Priest on Call this week

Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124 


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday January 25th at 8:00pm:- Mass for the People

Masses next Weekend 
Dysart: Saturday February 1st at 8:00pm Mass of Aniversaries:- John Mulqueen,  Alfie Hayes,  Michael & Thomas O'Leary.
Ruan: Sunday February 2nd at 10:00a.m. Lay Led Liturgy

We remember in our prayers the souls of Angela Donnellan (Casey), Claire Galvin (Fitzgerald) and Bridie Moroney whose funeral masses took place this week.

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: : €1,016  

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Ministers this week:Marion Lyons,   Pat O Halloran            

Reader this week:-   Garry Shannon

Euch Ministers next week:-        

Reader next week:


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister next week:- Moire O Loughlin       Reader next week:- Louise McDonnell 


You Shall Be My Witness” Confirmation Programme for all Confirmation Candidates on this Sunday 26th Jan and 2nd February from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, 

in St. Patrick’s Hall, Corofin.  

All Confirmation Candidates must attend each evening. 

Confirmation Dates:-Friday 24th April in Ruan at 11:00am (Ruan and Toonagh Schools)

Confirmation Retreat Dates: Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd March in Knock, Co. Mayo. (Bus pick up times will be advised shortly)


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.

Dates for January 2020:-  Tubber 26th 

Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday

People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. 

All forms for the above are available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Pilgrimages 2020  The 64th Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 26th June to Wed 1st July; €725 full board with €20 discount for online booking to: joewalshtours.ie

 Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Shannon Airport on 20th to 27th May 2020 Outward to Mostar (30 mins from Medjugorje) 

Return from Split Airport. Cost is €675 p.p.s before February 1st . Thereafter €725. Enquiries from : Kathleen Lee on 086 1031508 or Mary 086 3629808 


Computer Programme The ‘Getting Started’ Programme aims to make over 55’s comfortable using a computer / tablet / ipad / smartphone and the internet. Tutoring is usually on a 1:1 basis in a relaxed atmosphere. Classes are 2 hours once a week for 5 weeks. Ennis Library / Wednesdays 10.30 - 12.30 

For more information email gettingstartedgalway@ageaction.ie or call 091 527831


ToonaghWalk: Thanks to everyone who supported the walk for Huntington's and Motor Neuron Disease. Over € 9,500 has been raised.


Toonagh Parents Association: are holding a clothes collection to raise money for the school. Donations of clean clothes, shoes etc, will be appreciated. No Duvets or PIllows please as these have to be brought to the recycling centre which eats into the funds .Toonagh hall will be open on Thurs 30th from 9-10am, 1:45-3:00pm and 6.30-7.30pm for drop off. 


Craft Classes have resumed in Toonagh Hall on Wed. morning from 11am-12.30pm. 

Anyone may call to the hall during that time,  even for the company and a ‘cuppa’, where there will be a warm welcome. 


Ruan Gaa  The victorious Ruan Junior team will be presented with their medals at a function in Morty's on this Saturday night beginning at 9p.m.

This promises to be a great night with music and refreshments.


W/E 19/01/2020

posted Jan 17, 2020, 10:23 AM by John O'Sullivan

Priest on Call this week

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124 


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Friday 17th at 7:00pm Months Mind for the late Paddy Courtney 
Ruan: Saturday January 18th at 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:-  Paddy Casey.  Birdie Cassidy.  Michael,  Patsie & Martin Vaughan.  Paddy & Mary Ann Vaughan.  Tony Byrt.  Orla Byrt-Kinnane.  The Byrt Family.  The Cusack Family.  Patrick Quinn.  Kitty Quinn.  Gerard Daffy.  Bridget Callinan Ballyogan. 
Nan O'Halloran.  Martin O'Halloran.  Carmel Cusack.  Kevin O'Halloran.  John Corless.  Cliff Thompkins. John Howard Deceased Members of the Howard Family

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday January 25th at 8:00pm:- Mass for the People

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: : €2,429.00,  Priests Christmas Collection: €1,005.00

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Ministers this week:- Sheila Lynch,  Mary Tierney            

Reader this week:- 

Euch Ministers next week:- Marion Lyons,   Pat O Halloran          

Reader next week:


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister next week:-         Reader next week:- 


Parish Pastoral Council: Next meeting will take place on Tuesday 14th January at 8:00pm in Ruan Community Hall. All are welcome.


You Shall Be My Witness” Confirmation Programme for all Confirmation Candidates commences this Sunday 12th January from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, in St. Patrick’s Hall, Corofin. and will continue on the following three Sundays thereafter on 19th & 26th Jan and 2nd February. 

All Confirmation Candidates must attend each evening. 

Confirmation Dates:-Friday 24th April in Ruan at 11:00am (Ruan and Toonagh Schools)

Confirmation Retreat Dates: Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd March in Knock, Co. Mayo. (Bus pick up times will be advised shortly)


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.

Dates for January 2020:-  Ruan 12th - Corofin 19th - Tubber 26th 

Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 11th January in Crusheen From 11 am to 12 noon.

People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. 

All forms for the above are available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Pilgrimages 2020  The 64th Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 26th June to Wed 1st July; €725 full board with €20 discount for online booking to: joewalshtours.ie

 Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Shannon Airport on 20th to 27th May 2020 Outward to Mostar (30 mins from Medjugorje) 

Return from Split Airport. Cost is €675 p.p.s before February 1st . Thereafter €725. Enquiries from : Kathleen Lee on 086 1031508 or Mary 086 3629808


Ruan Tidy Towns: The AGM will be held this Monday night January 20th in Morty Kellys at 8.30pm All Welcome!


Computer Programme The ‘Getting Started’ Programme aims to make over 55’s comfortable using a computer / tablet / ipad / smartphone and the internet. Tutoring is usually on a 1:1 basis in a relaxed atmosphere. Classes are 2 hours once a week for 5 weeks. Ennis Library / Wednesdays 10.30 - 12.30 

For more information email gettingstartedgalway@ageaction.ie or call 091 527831


Toonagh National School: is now open for Enrolment of Junior Infants September 2020.Please contact the school on 065-6820143 or email toonaghschool@gmail.com for an application form. Application forms can also be downloaded from the school website toonaghns.com. You can also call into the school to receive an application form. Closing date for applications is February 28th 2020. Thank you. 


Toonagh Parents Association: are holding a clothes collection to raise money for the school. Donations of clean clothes, shoes etc, will be appreciated. No Duvets or PIllows please as these have to be brought to the recycling centre which eats into the funds .Toonagh hall will be open on Thurs 30th from 9-10am, 1:45-3:00pm and 6.30-7.30pm for drop off. 


Craft Classes have resumed in Toonagh Hall on Wed. morning from 11am-12.30pm. 

Anyone may call to the hall during that time,  even for the company and a ‘cuppa’, where there will be a warm welcome. 


W/E 12/01/2020

posted Jan 9, 2020, 12:01 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jan 9, 2020, 12:09 PM ]

Priest on Call this week

 Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Dysart: Friday 10th January at 8:00 pm Months Mind Mass for the late Pat Cullinan 
Ruan: Saturday January 11th at 8:00pm Mass for the People 
Dysart: Sunday 12th January at 10:00am: Lay Led Liturgies:

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Friday 17th at 7:00pm Months Mind for the late Paddy Courtney 
Ruan: Saturday January 18th at 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:-  Paddy Casey.  Birdie Cassidy.  Michael,  Patsie & Martin Vaughan. 
Paddy & Mary Ann Vaughan,  Tony Byrt.  Orla Byrt-Kinnane.  The Byrt Family.,  The Cusack Family,  Patrick Quinn,  Kitty Quinn,  Gerard Daffy

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: : €1,485.00,  Priests Christmas Collection: €1,120.00

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Ministers this week:- Mary O Halloran,  Siobhan LeCathelinais           

Reader this week:- 

Euch Ministers next week:- Sheila Lynch,  Mary Tierney          

Reader next week:


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister next week:-         Reader next week:- 


Parish Pastoral Council: Next meeting will take place on Tuesday 14th January at 8:00pm in Ruan Community Hall. All are welcome.


You Shall Be My Witness” Confirmation Programme for all Confirmation Candidates commences this Sunday 12th January from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, in St. Patrick’s Hall, Corofin. and will continue on the following three Sundays thereafter on 19th & 26th Jan and 2nd February. 

All Confirmation Candidates must attend each evening. 

Confirmation Dates:-Friday 24th April in Ruan at 11:00am (Ruan and Toonagh Schools)

Confirmation Retreat Dates: Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd March in Knock, Co. Mayo. (Bus pick up times will be advised shortly)


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.

Dates for January 2020:-  Ruan 12th - Corofin 19th - Tubber 26th 

Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 11th January in Crusheen From 11 am to 12 noon.

People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. 

All forms for the above are available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Pilgrimages 2020  The 64th Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 26th June to Wed 1st July; €725 full board with €20 discount for online booking to: joewalshtours.ie

 Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Shannon Airport on 20th to 27th May 2020 Outward to Mostar (30 mins from Medjugorje) 

Return from Split Airport. Cost is €675 p.p.s before February 1st . Thereafter €725. Enquiries from : Kathleen Lee on 086 1031508 or Mary 086 3629808


The Exercise Classes with John Conroy resume as follows after the Christmas break:  Ruan on Wednesday Jan. 15th. - 1.15pm.


Computer Programme The ‘Getting Started’ Programme aims to make over 55’s comfortable using a computer / tablet / ipad / smartphone and the internet. Tutoring is usually on a 1:1 basis in a relaxed atmosphere. Classes are 2 hours once a week for 5 weeks. Ennis Library / Wednesdays 10.30 - 12.30 

For more information email gettingstartedgalway@ageaction.ie or call 091 527831


Annual Toonagh Walk:  This year's annual walk takes place on Sunday 12th January 2020. Monies raised will be divided between Motor Neuron Disease Association and Huntings Disease Assciation.

Anyone who would like to help should contact Denise on 087 6731966.


Ruan GAA: The club would like to thank everyone who made the Parish League on St. Stephens day such a success. 

It was fantastic to see so many players and supporters. Huge thanks to everyone who brought refreshments and all who helped out on the day. 


W/E 05/01/2020

posted Jan 2, 2020, 10:57 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jan 2, 2020, 10:58 AM ]

Priest on Call this week

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124


Priests Contact Numbers: 

 Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Dysart: Saturday January 4th at 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:-  Mary King Drumina,   John Joe Cullinan,   Tom O’Gorman
Lay Led Liturgies: Will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Ruan on Sunday 5th January at 10:00am

Masses next Weekend 
Dysart: Friday 10th January at 8:00 pm Months Mind Mass for the late Pat Cullinan 
Ruan: Saturday January 11th at 8:00pm Mass for the People 
Dysart: Sunday 12th January at 10:00am: Lay Led Liturgies:

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: : €1,793.00,  Priests Christmas Collection: €5,265.00

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week:-            Reader this week:- 

Euch Minister next week:-           Reader next week:


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister next week:-         Reader next week:- 


“You Shall Be My Witness” Volunteer Parents Confirmation Training evening takes place on Thurs 9th January in the Community Hall Meeting Room, Ruan at 7:30pm.


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.

Dates for January 2020:-  Crusheen 5th - Ruan 12th - Corofin 19th - Tubber 26th 

Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 11th January in Crusheen From 11 am to 12 noon.

People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. 

All forms for the above are available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Pilgrimages 2020  The 64th Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 26th June to Wed 1st July; €725 full board with €20 discount for online booking to: joewalshtours.ie

 Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Shannon Airport on 20th to 27th May 2020 Outward to Mostar (30 mins from Medjugorje) 

Return from Split Airport. Cost is €675 p.p.s before February 1st . Thereafter €725. Enquiries from : Kathleen Lee on 086 1031508 or Mary 086 3629808


Computer Programme The ‘Getting Started’ Programme aims to make over 55’s comfortable using a computer / tablet / ipad / smartphone and the internet. Tutoring is usually on a 1:1 basis in a relaxed atmosphere. Classes are 2 hours once a week for 5 weeks. Ennis Library / Wednesdays 10.30 - 12.30 

For more information email gettingstartedgalway@ageaction.ie or call 091 527831


Annual Toonagh Walk:  This year's annual walk takes place on Sunday 12th January 2020. Monies raised will be divided between Motor Neuron Disease Association and Huntings Disease Assciation.

Anyone who would like to help should contact Denise on 087 6731966.


Ruan Camogie Club: Ruan Camogie Club were hunting the wren on St. Stephens day and we thank you all for your generosity. 

Your continued support every year for the girls is very much appreciated. 

These vital funds will help the club to function for the year ahead. Apologies to any house that we did not get to, we will see you next year.


W/E 27/01/2019

posted Jan 26, 2019, 5:14 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jan 26, 2019, 5:20 AM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-

Fr Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124: 


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wednesday @ 9:30am


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 26th January 8:00pm:- Mass of the People 
“Do This In Memory Of Me” Mass for First Holy Communion Children

Masses next Weekend  
Dysart: Saturday 2nd February 12:00 noon -1st Anniversary- John Mulqueen 
Dysart 8:00pm:- Mass of the Aniversaries:- Claire Marrinan,  Jimo Marrinan,   Bridget Hehir,  William Hehir,  John Hehir

Rest In Peace We remember in our prayers this evening Michael Collins, Feakle, brother of Pauline Cullinan, Toonagh, who was laid to rest last week. 
May his gentle soul Rest In Peace.

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsChurch Collections: €1,775.00

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week: Francis Howard             Reader this week:-  Garry Shannon

Euch Minister next week:-                                           Reader next week:-  


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister this week:- Moira O Loughlin           Reader this week:-  Aidan Hastings                       


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

All Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all nine churches.

January -Tubber 27th


People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. All forms for the above are
available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Do This In Memory” Mass The second of these Masses for the First Holy Communion children in the Imeall Boirne Parishes takes place as follows:
Saturday January 26th Ruan 8:00pm,  Sunday January 27th Crusheen 9:30am,  Sunday January 27th Corofin 11:00am


Imeall Boirne Pastoral Area Meeting The next Pastoral (Cluster) Meeting takes place on Thursday 7th February in St. Patricks Hall Corofin at 8:00pm. 
All Welcome.

Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Works Society The local Apostolic Works Society annual display of works will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Saturday 9th March after 8:00pm Mass and again on Sunday 10th March from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm. Anyone wishing to donate a sacred vessel please contact Eileen Roughan, Mary Marrinan or Eileen Hannon as soon as possible. Thank You.

Toonagh hall committee: The AGM will be held on Friday 1st February at 8.30pm. As the currant committee are stepping down it is imperative for the continuation of Toonagh hall as a community facility that a new committee be elected on the night. All are welcome.

Ruan Gaa & Camogie Club: Registration night will take place on Friday 1st of February at 7:00pm in Ruan Hall. There will be a presentation on the night for the U13B and U18C shield winners from a special guest. Refreshments served, donations of home baking welcome

Toonagh National School  Pre-enrolment Junior Infants 2019/2020 Pre-enrolment for Junior Infants (September 2019) has begun. If you have a child to enrol please phone (0656820143) or email the school (toonaghschool@gmail.com) if you have not already done so. Enrolment packs will be distributed in February.
Toonagh School Parents Association are holding a clothes collection on Thursday, Jan.31st . Bags may be left into Hall on that date from 9-10am,
1.45-3pm and 6.30-7.30pm. All contributions will be much appreciated.


Community Area Based Plans From Leader. Leader are offering a community development planner to 20 communities.
This person will work with our community, if selected, to develop a 3 year progression plan encompassing our development in economic, social, environmental and culture. A meeting will take place to discuss this in Ruan Community Centre on Tuesday 29th next at 8:00pm. 

Anyone interested in the progression of our community are welcome to attend.


Health Care Assistants Required Full & Part time hours available. QQI Level 5 in Health Care Support/Community Health or similar. Patient Moving & Handling. If currently studying for this award, applicants will also be considered. Experience required.
Contact Bluebird Care Clare on 065-6868222 or Email clare@bluebirdcare.ie



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posted Jan 18, 2019, 2:10 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jan 18, 2019, 2:14 PM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-

Fr Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124: 


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wednesday @ 9:30am


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 19th January 8:00pm:- Mass of Aniversaries- John Corless - 1st Anniversary, Rita Keating - 1st Anniversary, Josie & Donna Bowes 1st Anniversary, Mary Shannon, Paddy Casey, Cliff Tompkins,  John Howard, Deceased members of the Howard Family, Nan O’Halloran, Martin O’Halloran
Kitty Quinn, Paddy Quinn, Michael, Martin and Patsy Vaughan, Paddy and Mary-Ann Vaughan, Carmel Cusack, Kevin O’Halloran, Deceased members of the Cusack Family, Deceased members of the Byrt Family, Anthony Byrt, Orla Byrt Kinnane, The Casey Family, Nooan, Bridget Callinan, Tommy Casey, Patsy Murphy.


Rest In Peace We remember in our prayers this evening Dawn Croke, sister of Ethan Croke, Ruan, who was laid to rest in Donegal on Monday last. 
May her gentle soul Rest In Peace

Masses next Weekend  Ruan: Saturday 26th January 8:00pm:- Mass of the People

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsChurch Collections:

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week:- Ellen Hannon             Reader this week:-  Padraig Casey

Euch Minister next week:- Francis Howard          Reader next week:-  Garry Shannon


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Reader this week:-                 Euch Minister this week:-


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

All Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all nine churches.

January - Corofin 20th - Tubber 27th


People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. All forms for the above are
available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Blessed Sacraments in Imeall Boirne Volunteer Parents Meetings.
The next First Holy Communion volunteer parents meeting will be held on Monday 21st Jan at 7:30pm in Ruan Community Centre.


The Confirmation volunteer parents training meeting will be held on Wednesday 23rd Jan at 7:00pm also in Ruan Community Centre.
It is important that all volunteer Parents attend these meetings.

Do This In Memory” Mass The second of these Masses for the First Holy Communion children in the Imeall Boirne Parishes takes place as follows:
Saturday January 26th Ruan 8:00pm,  Sunday January 27th Crusheen 9:30am,  Sunday January 27th Corofin 11:00am


Killaloe Diocese Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019 The 63rd Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from the Diocese of Killaloe under the leadership of Bishop
Fintan Monahan leaves Shannon Airport on Tues 25th June returning Sunday 30th June. 
€725pps full board with €20 discount for online booking details from Fr. Tom Ryan on 087-2349816 .


Toonagh National School  Pre-enrolment Junior Infants 2019/2020 Pre-enrolment for Junior Infants (September 2019) has begun. If you have a child to enrol please phone (0656820143) or email the school (toonaghschool@gmail.com) if you have not already done so. Enrolment packs will be distributed in February.
Toonagh School Parents Association are holding a clothes collection on Thursday, Jan.31st . Bags may be left into Hall on that date from 9-10am,
1.45-3pm and 6.30-7.30pm. All contributions will be much appreciated.


Rosary Beads Do you have spare Rosary Beads at home (new or used) in good condition?? Can you please donate them to an Orphanage
in India by depositing them into the allocated boxes available in all nine churches in Imeall Boirne from this weekend.
Your kindness and generosity is appreciated.



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posted Jan 12, 2019, 4:25 AM by John O'Sullivan

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-

Fr Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124: 


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wednesday @ 9:30am


Masses this Weekend 
Dysart: Saturday 12th January 8:00pm :-Mass of the People

Lay Led Liturgy
A Lay Led Liturgy will be held in Dysart Church on Sunday 13th January at 10:00am. All Welcome to Attend.

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 19th January 8:00pm:- Mass of Aniversaries- John Corless - 1st Anniversary, Rita Keating - 1st Anniversary, Mary Shannon, Paddy Casey, Cliff Tompkins,  John Howard, Deceased members of the Howard Family, Nan O’Halloran, Martin O’Halloran, Kitty Quinn, Paddy Quinn
Michael, Martin and Patsy Vaughan, Paddy and Mary-Ann Vaughan, Carmel Cusack, Kevin O’Halloran, Deceased members of the Cusack Family.
Deceased members of the Byrt Family, Anthony Byrt, Orla Byrt Kinnane, The Casey Family, Nooan.  Bridget Callinan


Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsChurch Collections: €1,565.00.  Priests Collection: €8,444.00

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Weekly Contribution Envelopes. Your church contribution envelopes can be dropped into the basket at any Mass in any Parish within the
Killaloe Diocese and they will be returned to your home Parish. Thank You.


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week:- Ellen Jones

Euch Minister next week:- Eileen Hannon


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Reader this week:-                 Euch Minister this week:-


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

All Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all nine churches.

January - Ruan 13th, Corofin 20th - Tubber 27th


People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. All forms for the above are
available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Blessed Sacraments in Imeall Boirne Volunteer Parents Meetings.
The next First Holy Communion volunteer parents meeting will be held on Monday 21st Jan at 7:30pm in Ruan Community Centre.


The Confirmation volunteer parents training meeting will be held on Wednesday 23rd Jan at 7:00pm also in Ruan Community Centre.
It is important that all volunteer Parents attend these meetings.

Do This In Memory” Mass The second of these Masses for the First Holy Communion children in the Imeall Boirne Parishes takes place as follows:
Saturday January 26th Ruan 8:00pm,  Sunday January 27th Crusheen 9:30am,  Sunday January 27th Corofin 11:00am


The Ruan Gaa Club wishes to extend sympathies to the following -families who have lost loved ones: The Howard families Toormore and
Ruan. The Casey family Drumeer and Ruan. The McDonnell and Heagney, families Dysart and Ruan. The Smyth families.
The O’Halloran family Ruan. The O’Regan family Ruan. The Kelly family, Ruan. The O’Halloran family Barefield


Solas - An overnight of Faith, Fun and Workshops in St. Flannan’s College Ennis. Friday 18th Jan 6:30p.m-Saturday 19th Jan at 2pm.
All T.Y to 6th Year students are welcome. For info/bookings contact Joanne (085) 874 9207  or Cora (087) 240 0135


Killaloe Diocese Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019 The 63rd Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from the Diocese of Killaloe under the leadership of Bishop
Fintan Monahan leaves Shannon Airport on Tues 25th June returning Sunday 30th June. 
€725pps full board with €20 discount for online booking details from Fr. Tom Ryan on 087-2349816 .


Young People in Imeall Boirne We welcome back the children and staff of our National Schools after the Christmas holidays and
we wish them a successful term. Also to all students in Secondary Schools especially those doing important State exams.


Date for your Diary. Sunday January 13th, 2019 - the annual Toonagh Walk will take place around the quiet roads of Toonagh. Hot and cold refreshments and treats will be served in the hall afterwards, with a Monster raffle also being held. Registration will be at 11am and there are 3 routes suiting all levels of fitness. This year the funds do go to The Huntington’s Disease Association and Denise Whelan @0876731966 has all the details.


W/E 06/01/2019

posted Jan 3, 2019, 12:53 PM by John O'Sullivan

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-

Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124: 


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wednesday @ 9:30am


Masses this Weekend 
Dysart: Saturday 5th January 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:- John Joe Cullinan,  Tom O’Gorman,  Sr. Therese O’Connell

We remember in our prayers this evening Pat Meere (whose parents came from Dysart) who passed away on New Years Eve in London, England. 
May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 12th January 8:00pm:-  Mass for the People


Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsChurch Collections: €2,700.15

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Priests’ Christmas Collection Our sincere thanks to all who contributed to the Christmas Collection for the priests of the parish.

Your generosity is very much appreciated


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan



Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Reader this week:- Frances Browne                Euch Minister this week:- Ita Hastings


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

All Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all nine churches.

January - Crusheen 6th - Ruan 13th, Corofin 20th - Tubber 27th


People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. All forms for the above are
available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Solas - An overnight of Faith, Fun and Workshops in St. Flannan’s College Ennis. Friday 18th Jan 6:30p.m-Saturday 19th Jan at 2pm.
All T.Y to 6th Year students are welcome. For info/bookings contact Joanne (085) 874 9207  or Cora (087) 240 0135


Killaloe Diocese Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019 The 63rd Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from the Diocese of Killaloe under the leadership of Bishop
Fintan Monahan leaves Shannon Airport on Tues 25th June returning Sunday 30th June. 
€725pps full board with €20 discount for online booking details from Fr. Tom Ryan on 087-2349816 .


Farmers’ Meeting New farmers’ group meeting being held in the Auburn Lodge, Gort Road, Ennis. On the 8th of January at 8pm. 

The meeting will be open to all farmers to listen and ask questions about Ireland’s Beef Plan. Clare rep is Joseph Woulfe .
Membership is €10. www.beefplan.ie


Date for your Diary. Sunday January 13th, 2019 - the annual Toonagh Walk will take place around the quiet roads of Toonagh. Hot and cold refreshments and treats will be served in the hall afterwards, with a Monster raffle also being held. Registration will be at 11am and there are 3 routes suiting all levels of fitness. This year the funds do go to The Huntington’s Disease Association and Denise Whelan @0876731966 has all the details.

Ruan Camogie Club  We wish to thank all who supported them as they hunted the Wren on St. Stephen’s Day. Unfortunately they didn’t get to visit as many houses as they would have liked, but look forward to the continued support of the community as they face into the 2019 season.

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