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W/E 05/08/2018

posted Jul 30, 2018, 12:08 PM by John O'Sullivan
Community Games.
The local committee who runs the Community Games in Ruan and Dysart has done great work over the years promoting Community Games, through the schools and in the parish.  Children have taken part in Athletics, Art and Crafts, swimming, and other activities over the years and a number of them have gone on to represent the County at the All Ireland finals.
The committee appreciates the support of the community for the church gate collections held at the weekend, which raised €300, which will be used to defray costs associated with running the Comminity Games.

Munster Fleadh.
The Clare Traditional Orchestra, under the direction of Paraic O’Reilly,  which played in Glor for the  Fleadh,  featured a number of local talented musicians, some of whom also had success at the Munster Fleadh competitions.  Eve O’Connor took first in Fiddle (12-15), Lily O’Connor came third in Concertina (15-18) and first in Harp (15-18), Maisie O’Connor came first in Harp u12, Moya Tiernan came third in Whistling (12-15), Liam Jones came first in Whistling and Lilting (018). Garry Shannon’s grupa Ceoil came second in the u12 section and his Burren Ceili band come third in (15-18) Ceili Band Competition. Inis Og took first in Ceili Band (12-15). The All Ireland Fleadh will be held in Drogheda over the weekend of Aug. 18/19.

New Mass Schedule.
The changes in the weekend mass times which will pertain to this parish are that Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evenings in Ruan at 8.00pm, except for the first Saturday of the month when it will be at 8.00pm in Dysart.  This will come into effect from September 1, when Mass will be in Dysart at 8.00pm on that evening. These changes will be reviewed after six months.

Great Day Out.
The Clare Accessable Bus gives a great service to the community. On Tuesdays it takes people from the parish to the Day Centre in Lisdoonvarna and on Saturdays to Ennis. On Tuesday last, those who avail of the bus services were treated to a day trip, which included  a visit to The Rock Shop in Liscannor,  a walk on the promenade in Lahinch and a meal at The Armada Hotel, which was much enjoyed by all who travelled.