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5th June 2019

1. Reunion Meeting

The committee had a very productive 3 hour meeting on Monday last, where we were busy finalising all arrangements for the reunion.

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2. Family Tree printing

Our family tree is currently with the printers. A lot of work is required to piece it all together as it contains approx 300 A4 pages.

3. Posters/Banners/signs

Our signs have been made & we think they look great, we hope you do too! They will be erected around Achill this weekend. We are also getting a banner made which will be displayed on the way into Dookinella (Our ancestral home). Posters & brochures are also in production with information on all activities planned for the weekend.

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4. Welcome Night

A warm welcome awaits you at our welcome night in the Amethyst Bar & Restaurant on Thursday 4th at 7.30pm. Achill Tourism will be in attendance on the night to welcome you all & also outline what to do & see over the coming days.

5. T Shirts

Our ‘Team Toolis’ Achill T- shirts are proving to be a big hit. We will be selling these at a reduced rate to you at the welcome night & on Friday at the exhibition (If we have any left over)!

6. Buses

A bus has been organised for those of you that would like to take a guided tour of Achill. This is arranged for Friday 5th. There are 2 pick up times: 10am or 2.30pm. The tour will take approx 2/2.5hrs. Pick up will be outside Keel Hall (where exhibition is taking place). We are also providing transport to & from the Gala Dinner for those who may wish not to drive on the night. You can reserve your seat at the welcome night. * Payment for both these options to be made to the bus driver on the day.

7. Gala Dinner

Our Gala Dinner commences at 6pm on Sunday 7th. We will be showing a slideshow of pictures of Tooli from around the world. We will also be showing the much anticipated interview from Lee, all the way from Australia. We hope to have a ‘roaming Mike’ also on the night, so if anyone would like to contribute or get involved (5 mins max) please get in touch at toolisfamilyreunion@gmail.com

8. Ticket sales

We have to date sold 213 tickets (169 adults, 14 teenagers & 30 children). We had to shut eventbrite down during the week as we had almost reached capacity. The remaining 60 or so will be sold locally.

9. Our sponsors

Finally, we would like to acknowledge & thank the people who have made donations to us so far! This money will be used to assist us with printing costs (as they are a lot higher than anticipated). It will also be used to purchase the plaque & if possible to provide some refreshments on welcome night. Looking forward to meeting you all next month in amazing Achill The Toolis Reunion Committee

12th May 2019

1. The excitement is building here at HQ with the countdown on! We are down to just 8 weeks until our reunion weekend kicks off!

2. Gala dinner tickets are selling fast! We are now down to the last 35 tickets so get ordering yours now to avoid disappointment – Click here!

3. If anyone travelling to the reunion has any special requests such as, you would like more information on particular Achill traditions, you want to know where your deceased relations are located in the cemetery, you would like to speak to some people who maybe knew of your relations or had any stories about them or if you are wondering where the family land/bog is located, or maybe where they attended school etc please email us and we will try and facilitate this over the weekend!

4. There are now 21 people registered in the 10k under the Toolis Team. The race is now at 90% capacity so if you are interested in taking part please register as soon as possible

& don’t forget to register under our team name ‘Toolis Reunion’. Click Here!

5. The password has now been removed from the photo gallery on the website! All photos are now accessible. If you wish to have any photos included here or on our slideshow please forward them to us via our email address (in JPEG format) toolisfamilyreunion@gmail.com

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28th April 2019

1. Gala tickets will go on sale on the website this week!! There are a limited number of tickets available so make sure you get yours! Those who have already registered, will receive a discount coupon via email ( to the email address you registered with). Those who have not yet registered can still do so via the website.

2. Lots of Tooli have been registering for the 10k & half marathon the past few weeks. There are a small number of entries left in both codes, so if you are interested in running or walking either make sure you register before it is too late.

3. We are just in the process of ordering our ‘Toolis Reunion’ signs. These will be erected throughout the island. (Will post a pic of them in the next update).

4. We are doing a press release about the reunion in our local newspaper ‘The Mayo News’. If anyone has any contributions, such as funny or interesting stories or facts about being a ‘Toolis’, we would love to hear from you. Please email them to toolisfamilyreunion@gmail.com

5. The countdown is on! We have only 10 weeks until the reunion. Looking forward to meeting you all then!

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10th April 2019

1. Time is moving by quickly & we are working very hard in the background to make the reunion a weekend to remember.

2. The 10k & half marathon are nearly at full capacity but there are still a few spaces left if anyone is interested. Remember to join the ‘Toolis Reunion’ group.

3. Please continue to send your photos to toolisfamilyreunion@gmail.com for our slideshow. Please note: photos must be in jpeg format!

4. We are finalising the banquet details & tickets will be for sale on the website (via Eventbrite) after Easter.

Tickets are priced as follows: Adult – €65 12 – 18 yr olds – €25 Children under 12 – €10 Your ticket includes a welcome reception with drinks & canapes, a 4 course meal with wine, live music by local band ‘Cheers’ & an appearance by the ‘Achill Pipe Band’. A kids club is also available if there is a demand for this.

5. Our next meeting is in Achill over the Easter break so keep an eye out for updates after that.

6. Lee is putting the final touches to the family tree. We think it looks fantastic! Here is a sneak peak:

Toolis Tree

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