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W/E 08/04/2012

posted Apr 3, 2012, 2:29 AM by Unknown user
Anniversary Concert. 

The fortieth anniversary of the building of Toonagh Hall was celebrated last Thurs night with a lively evening of music, singing and dancing.   Due to the generosity of the community and those who gave their talents, freely, on the night, it has ensured that funding is now in place for continued work in the upkeep and upgrading of the hall.   New lighting has been installed and was very much appreciated on the night, the services of the local Rural Resource Group is in place for another year, and it is hoped work can commence on the toilets.   
The Hall Committee appreciates the support of all who helped on the night, from preparation of the hall, ensuring all who took part had refreshments, donated raffle prizes and gave their time in any way whatsoever - it was a great example of commuity spirit, goodwill and appreciation of having such a facility in the parish.
Easter Ceremonies.
Mass of the Eucharist will be in Ruan Church at 8.00p.m. Thursday evening.  Good Friday Ceremony in Dysart 3.00p.m. and Ruan at 8.00p.m.  Easter Vigil Mass in  Dysart at 7.00p.m. and Ruan at 9.00p.m.   This year, the Dawn Mass will be celebrated on the ruins of an old Monastic site in Ballymacrogan at 6.30a.m.   
This is situated between Ruan village and Nooan Cross on the road to Dysart, in an avenue opposite the Riasc.

First Holy Communion.
Fr. Pat O'Neill gave nineteen children from Ruan N.S. First Holy Communion on Sat. last.   Hannah Halpin Fitzpatrick, Fionn Lyons, Thomas O'Halloran, Danny Saunders, Roise Ni Lachclain, Emma Kelly, Kealan Mounsey, Aine Shannon, Jamie Neilan, Katie Duson, Grainne Wynne, Maria Jones, Molly Parnell,, Paul Cusack, Dara Guthrie, Conor Foley, Teresa Marshall, Sarah Quinn and Ylonah Gadd all participated in the readings, bringing up of the gifts and prayers.  The Parents Association later served refreshments in the school to the children and their families.
World Dance Championships.
One of the guests who took part in the Concert in Toonagh last week, Aoife Bane, competed at the All Ireland Dance Championships which were held in Dublin in February.  She has now qualified to dance at the World Championships in Boston, in the U.S. next year.
Apostolic Works Society.
The annual display of the local Apostolic Works Society was held in Ruan Community Centre last Sun.   
The organisers appreciate the support of all, locals and visitors, who contributed to the success of the day.
Recent Death.
The death has occurred of Nora Leahy, Rathflynn, Maurice's Mills, aunt of Nora Cullinan (nee Custy).  Her remains were removed from Kennedy's Funeral Home to Inagh Church.   Burial took place in the adjoining graveyard, following requiem Mass.