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W/E 11/07/2021

posted Jul 6, 2021, 9:39 AM by John O'Sullivan
Wedding Bells.
The wedding was celebrated of Damien Corry, Cloona, Dysart and Teresa Roseingrave, Ballyline, Crusheen, on June 28, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Barefield. Damien’s brothers Adrian and Mark were groomsmen and Carina Roseingrave and Katie Foley were bridesmaids. Fr. Pat O’Neill was Celebrant. The reception was held in Hotel Doolin.

Dysart Walking Tours.
Last year the Walking Tours of Dysart O Dea archaeological sites proved very popular with locals and visitors, walking on the quiet fields and roads of Dysart. The walk, around 5 km., takes approximately 3 hours and includes information on each site. It starts from Dysart Romanesque Church and Round Tower at 12 noon on Sunday July 11, ​ and ends back at the same place.​
Local historian, Mary O Halloran, who was born and raised in the area and has a wealth of knowledge of the history of her own place, is leading the walk.
Mary intends to have another tour on August 8th to different sites which will include the Soup school, Rath medieval church and a hill fort, she may be contacted on 087 2830950 or​ maryohalloran@hotmail.com​ to book a place on the walk.

Toonagh Hall.
The committee which runs Toonagh Hall is having to go to the community once again in an effort to raise much needed funds for the ongoing expenses, such as electricity and insurance. They have set up a Go Fund Me page on Facebook should anyone wish to donate. The committee is hoping for the community’s support and look forward to welcoming everyone back when Covid restrictions have been lifted.​
They are also asking if any parents of children who attend Toonagh National School have school books or uniforms their children have finished with, that they might leave them to any of the committee, Pamela, Mairead Culliney, Caoimella, Catherine or Ollie Callinan. They hope to have a sale of these items in the next two weeks to assist parents who may be interested.​

Recent Death.
The death has occurred of May Whelan (née Vaughan) of Toonagh, formerly of Maghera, Clooney, in Carrigoran Nursing Home, where she had been for just a week, having been taken care of by her family and carers at her home in recent years due to ill health.
May came to Toonagh when she married Michael Whelan on June 7, 1961 and they celebrated sixty years of marriage this year.
Prior to her moving to Toonagh, May had trained and worked as a Nurse in Our Lady’s Hospital, Ennis, where she was passionate in her care of those with whom she came into contact. She also made a lasting impression on her colleagues with her knowledge, good humour and caring attitude. On her marriage, she had to give up her career, as was the ruling at that time, and she put her heart into raising her family of two boys and two girls and helping out on the farm. She returned to her career in Our Lady’s in 1973 and loved being part of the workforce again and made a new set of friends. May was very well read, articulate, followed sport, traditional music, the Irish language, loved politics and current affairs and was always meticulously dressed. She was a great asset to any Table Quiz team she was part of as her interests were wide and varied.​
May was a great neighbour and supporter of local activities in Toonagh Hall.​
May’s funeral mass was celebrated in St. Tola’s Church, Dysart, following which she was laid to rest in Drumcliffe Graveyard. She is survived by her husband Michael, daughters Anne and Maire, sons Ger and Gus, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, sister Pat McMahon, brothers Denny, P.J. and Tony, extended family, friends and neighbours.

Munster Championships.
Local girls Neasa Ni Ainifein, Nooan, Ruan and Aisling Moloney, Toonagh, members of Ennis Track Club, took part in the Munster u12-u18 Track and Field Championships 2021 at the weekend. Neasa came 2nd in the u18 3000 metre and Aisling came 4th in u18 800metres and 5th in u17 Javelin.

Camogie.
Rebecca Crowe and Louise McDonnell were on the losing side with Clare on Saturday in Mungret when they were beaten by Kerry in the Munster Final. Ruan u16s overcame Kilmaley in the 2020 semi final, carried over from last year. Cliona Jones, Tara Moroney, Aoife Cummins and Aisling Moloney all represented Clare at the weekend in underage competitions. The Junior team lost to Scariff on Saturday in the Junior League in a tough and exciting game.

Hurling.
The u15 Academy team had a win over Inagh/Kilnamona on Sunday morning in very wet conditions. Both teams put in a great effort and showed skill and enjoyment in the game.
 which runs Toonagh Hall is having to go to the community once again in an effort to raise much needed funds for the ongoing expenses, such as electricity and insurance. They have set up a Go Fund Me page on Facebook should anyone wish to donate. The committee is hoping for the community’s support and look forward to welcoming everyone back when Covid restrictions have been lifted.​
They are also asking if any parents of children who attend Toonagh National School have school books or uniforms their children have finished with, that they might leave them to any of the committee, Pamela, Mairead Culliney, Caoimella, Catherine or Ollie Callinan. They hope to have a sale of these items in the next two weeks to assist parents who may be interested.​


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