W/E 04/01/2015

posted Dec 30, 2014, 5:25 AM by John O'Sullivan

Mass in Toonagh Hall.
    To celebrate the New Year and new beginnings in Toonagh Hall & Sports Complex, Fr. Pat will celebrate a Mass in the hall on Sun. 4th Jan., at 6p.m.  This will be a mass of thanksgiving for all who have brought the hall back to life, following it's closure due to storm damage December 2013. Following the Mass, refreshments will be served and the Kitchen Sessions' musicians, dancers and singers will entertain the gathering.  
The local G.A.A. Club will hold its weekly lotto draw during the party, and the whole community is invited to celebrate the re-opening of the Centre.

Christmas Weddings.
    Jennifer Lyons, daughter of Martin and Monica from Kells, and Gerard Moroney, son of Mary and Pat from Kilnaboy, returned to Ireland from Australia over the Christmas Season where they were married in St. Mary's Church, Ruan, with Fr. Pat O'Neill presiding over the ceremony.   Bridesmaids were Michelle and Lyola Lyons and Orla Whelan and bestman was Paul Moroney, with groomsmen Christopher Roche and Patrick Lyons.  Pairic Casey was ring bearer.  
Following the ceremony, the couple with their families and friends adjourned to the Lady Gregory Hotel in Gort for the reception.   The couple will now return to Australia where they've lived for a number of years.

    The wedding has also taken place of Laura Lynch, daughter of Pat and Sarah of Laurel Vale, Ruan and Terry Scanlon, son of Anthony and Mary of Clarecastle.  Maids of Honour were Laura's sisters Maureen Tierney and Patricia O'Donnell and Best Men were Peter Scanlon, the groom's brother and Patrick Quinn.  Hannah Tierney was flowergirl. 
The ceremony was concelebrated by  Fr. Pat O'Neill, Ruan and Fr. Harry Brady, Clarecastle. 
The happy couple hosted the reception at Dromoland Castle, with family and friends.