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W/E 18/03/2018

posted Mar 13, 2018, 10:54 AM by John O'Sullivan

Prizewinning Stockbreeder.
Local farmer and stockbreeder, Michael Whelan of Toonagh, figured in the winners list at Clare Co-Operative Marts Spring Show & Sale at Ennis Mart recently when his pedigree limousine heifer took first prize in the heifer class.   Michael was presented with a trophy and rosette and a very generous animal feeds prize from Liffey Mills Farm Supplies, Ennis.

Successful Fundraiser.
Two student teachers, Louise McDonnell from Dysart and Claire Kearney from Corofin, joined forces recently to hold a fundraising walk in Dromore Woods, raising €740. They represented Mary Immaculate College in Limerick in a nationwide colleges fundraising effort, entitled “Walk for Jailbreak”, Ireland’s largest student-run charity, which raised €56,000 to be split equally between Amnesty International and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
The girls are very grateful for the support they received from the community.
Date for the Diary.
It’s been a number of years since a “Friends of Toonagh” Concert was held in Toonagh Hall, so people are looking forward to Saturday March 24 next, when local musicians, singers and dancers will take to the stage in the Hall at 8pm sharp.
This concert is a fundraiser for a Defibrillator for the area and the Heart and Lung Appeal for the Mater Hospital, and the support of the community will be much appreciated. 

Recent Deaths.
The death has taken place of Geraldine O’Brien of Ruan Village and Coothill, Co. Cavan in Parc an Coille Nursing Home, Ennis.  Geraldine trained as an Optician and practiced for a number of years before turning to teaching, a profession which she retained a passion for, until her retirement, when she returned to live in Ruan. She was an intrepid traveller, loved her game of golf, cultivated great friendships and was an avid reader, a pastime which served her well in recent years.  
Geraldine’s remains reposed in St. Mary’s Church, Ruan and private cremation followed requiem Mass, celebrated by Fr. Pat O’Neill.
She is survived by her sister, Clare, nieces Angela and Fidelma, nephews Ronan, Maurice and Conor, extended family and friends. 

The death has also taken place in Carrigoran House, Newmarket on Fergus of John O’Sullivan, Fountain. John, a former member of An Garda Siochana, and since he and his wife, Maura, came to live in Fountain, was a great supporter of Toonagh Hall.
He willingly gave of his talents, singing and playing guitar, at various events in Toonagh Hall over the years, and their support was very much appreciated in the community.