January


W/E 19/01/2020

posted by John O'Sullivan

Priest on Call this week

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124 


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Friday 17th at 7:00pm Months Mind for the late Paddy Courtney 
Ruan: Saturday January 18th at 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:-  Paddy Casey.  Birdie Cassidy.  Michael,  Patsie & Martin Vaughan.  Paddy & Mary Ann Vaughan.  Tony Byrt.  Orla Byrt-Kinnane.  The Byrt Family.  The Cusack Family.  Patrick Quinn.  Kitty Quinn.  Gerard Daffy.  Bridget Callinan Ballyogan. 
Nan O'Halloran.  Martin O'Halloran.  Carmel Cusack.  Kevin O'Halloran.  John Corless.  Cliff Thompkins. John Howard Deceased Members of the Howard Family

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday January 25th at 8:00pm:- Mass for the People

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: : €2,429.00,  Priests Christmas Collection: €1,005.00

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Ministers this week:- Sheila Lynch,  Mary Tierney            

Reader this week:- 

Euch Ministers next week:- Marion Lyons,   Pat O Halloran          

Reader next week:


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister next week:-         Reader next week:- 


Parish Pastoral Council: Next meeting will take place on Tuesday 14th January at 8:00pm in Ruan Community Hall. All are welcome.


You Shall Be My Witness” Confirmation Programme for all Confirmation Candidates commences this Sunday 12th January from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, in St. Patrick’s Hall, Corofin. and will continue on the following three Sundays thereafter on 19th & 26th Jan and 2nd February. 

All Confirmation Candidates must attend each evening. 

Confirmation Dates:-Friday 24th April in Ruan at 11:00am (Ruan and Toonagh Schools)

Confirmation Retreat Dates: Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd March in Knock, Co. Mayo. (Bus pick up times will be advised shortly)


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.

Dates for January 2020:-  Ruan 12th - Corofin 19th - Tubber 26th 

Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 11th January in Crusheen From 11 am to 12 noon.

People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. 

All forms for the above are available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Pilgrimages 2020  The 64th Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 26th June to Wed 1st July; €725 full board with €20 discount for online booking to: joewalshtours.ie

 Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Shannon Airport on 20th to 27th May 2020 Outward to Mostar (30 mins from Medjugorje) 

Return from Split Airport. Cost is €675 p.p.s before February 1st . Thereafter €725. Enquiries from : Kathleen Lee on 086 1031508 or Mary 086 3629808


Ruan Tidy Towns: The AGM will be held this Monday night January 20th in Morty Kellys at 8.30pm All Welcome!


Computer Programme The ‘Getting Started’ Programme aims to make over 55’s comfortable using a computer / tablet / ipad / smartphone and the internet. Tutoring is usually on a 1:1 basis in a relaxed atmosphere. Classes are 2 hours once a week for 5 weeks. Ennis Library / Wednesdays 10.30 - 12.30 

For more information email gettingstartedgalway@ageaction.ie or call 091 527831


Toonagh National School: is now open for Enrolment of Junior Infants September 2020.Please contact the school on 065-6820143 or email toonaghschool@gmail.com for an application form. Application forms can also be downloaded from the school website toonaghns.com. You can also call into the school to receive an application form. Closing date for applications is February 28th 2020. Thank you. 


Toonagh Parents Association: are holding a clothes collection to raise money for the school. Donations of clean clothes, shoes etc, will be appreciated. No Duvets or PIllows please as these have to be brought to the recycling centre which eats into the funds .Toonagh hall will be open on Thurs 30th from 9-10am, 1:45-3:00pm and 6.30-7.30pm for drop off. 


Craft Classes have resumed in Toonagh Hall on Wed. morning from 11am-12.30pm. 

Anyone may call to the hall during that time,  even for the company and a ‘cuppa’, where there will be a warm welcome. 


W/E 12/01/2020

posted Jan 9, 2020, 12:01 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jan 9, 2020, 12:09 PM ]

Priest on Call this week

 Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Dysart: Friday 10th January at 8:00 pm Months Mind Mass for the late Pat Cullinan 
Ruan: Saturday January 11th at 8:00pm Mass for the People 
Dysart: Sunday 12th January at 10:00am: Lay Led Liturgies:

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Friday 17th at 7:00pm Months Mind for the late Paddy Courtney 
Ruan: Saturday January 18th at 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:-  Paddy Casey.  Birdie Cassidy.  Michael,  Patsie & Martin Vaughan. 
Paddy & Mary Ann Vaughan,  Tony Byrt.  Orla Byrt-Kinnane.  The Byrt Family.,  The Cusack Family,  Patrick Quinn,  Kitty Quinn,  Gerard Daffy

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: : €1,485.00,  Priests Christmas Collection: €1,120.00

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Ministers this week:- Mary O Halloran,  Siobhan LeCathelinais           

Reader this week:- 

Euch Ministers next week:- Sheila Lynch,  Mary Tierney          

Reader next week:


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister next week:-         Reader next week:- 


Parish Pastoral Council: Next meeting will take place on Tuesday 14th January at 8:00pm in Ruan Community Hall. All are welcome.


You Shall Be My Witness” Confirmation Programme for all Confirmation Candidates commences this Sunday 12th January from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, in St. Patrick’s Hall, Corofin. and will continue on the following three Sundays thereafter on 19th & 26th Jan and 2nd February. 

All Confirmation Candidates must attend each evening. 

Confirmation Dates:-Friday 24th April in Ruan at 11:00am (Ruan and Toonagh Schools)

Confirmation Retreat Dates: Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd March in Knock, Co. Mayo. (Bus pick up times will be advised shortly)


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.

Dates for January 2020:-  Ruan 12th - Corofin 19th - Tubber 26th 

Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 11th January in Crusheen From 11 am to 12 noon.

People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. 

All forms for the above are available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Pilgrimages 2020  The 64th Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 26th June to Wed 1st July; €725 full board with €20 discount for online booking to: joewalshtours.ie

 Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Shannon Airport on 20th to 27th May 2020 Outward to Mostar (30 mins from Medjugorje) 

Return from Split Airport. Cost is €675 p.p.s before February 1st . Thereafter €725. Enquiries from : Kathleen Lee on 086 1031508 or Mary 086 3629808


The Exercise Classes with John Conroy resume as follows after the Christmas break:  Ruan on Wednesday Jan. 15th. - 1.15pm.


Computer Programme The ‘Getting Started’ Programme aims to make over 55’s comfortable using a computer / tablet / ipad / smartphone and the internet. Tutoring is usually on a 1:1 basis in a relaxed atmosphere. Classes are 2 hours once a week for 5 weeks. Ennis Library / Wednesdays 10.30 - 12.30 

For more information email gettingstartedgalway@ageaction.ie or call 091 527831


Annual Toonagh Walk:  This year's annual walk takes place on Sunday 12th January 2020. Monies raised will be divided between Motor Neuron Disease Association and Huntings Disease Assciation.

Anyone who would like to help should contact Denise on 087 6731966.


Ruan GAA: The club would like to thank everyone who made the Parish League on St. Stephens day such a success. 

It was fantastic to see so many players and supporters. Huge thanks to everyone who brought refreshments and all who helped out on the day. 


W/E 05/01/2020

posted Jan 2, 2020, 10:57 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jan 2, 2020, 10:58 AM ]

Priest on Call this week

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124


Priests Contact Numbers: 

 Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Dysart: Saturday January 4th at 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:-  Mary King Drumina,   John Joe Cullinan,   Tom O’Gorman
Lay Led Liturgies: Will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Ruan on Sunday 5th January at 10:00am

Masses next Weekend 
Dysart: Friday 10th January at 8:00 pm Months Mind Mass for the late Pat Cullinan 
Ruan: Saturday January 11th at 8:00pm Mass for the People 
Dysart: Sunday 12th January at 10:00am: Lay Led Liturgies:

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: : €1,793.00,  Priests Christmas Collection: €5,265.00

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week:-            Reader this week:- 

Euch Minister next week:-           Reader next week:


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister next week:-         Reader next week:- 


“You Shall Be My Witness” Volunteer Parents Confirmation Training evening takes place on Thurs 9th January in the Community Hall Meeting Room, Ruan at 7:30pm.


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.

Dates for January 2020:-  Crusheen 5th - Ruan 12th - Corofin 19th - Tubber 26th 

Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 11th January in Crusheen From 11 am to 12 noon.

People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. 

All forms for the above are available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Pilgrimages 2020  The 64th Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 26th June to Wed 1st July; €725 full board with €20 discount for online booking to: joewalshtours.ie

 Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Shannon Airport on 20th to 27th May 2020 Outward to Mostar (30 mins from Medjugorje) 

Return from Split Airport. Cost is €675 p.p.s before February 1st . Thereafter €725. Enquiries from : Kathleen Lee on 086 1031508 or Mary 086 3629808


Computer Programme The ‘Getting Started’ Programme aims to make over 55’s comfortable using a computer / tablet / ipad / smartphone and the internet. Tutoring is usually on a 1:1 basis in a relaxed atmosphere. Classes are 2 hours once a week for 5 weeks. Ennis Library / Wednesdays 10.30 - 12.30 

For more information email gettingstartedgalway@ageaction.ie or call 091 527831


Annual Toonagh Walk:  This year's annual walk takes place on Sunday 12th January 2020. Monies raised will be divided between Motor Neuron Disease Association and Huntings Disease Assciation.

Anyone who would like to help should contact Denise on 087 6731966.


Ruan Camogie Club: Ruan Camogie Club were hunting the wren on St. Stephens day and we thank you all for your generosity. 

Your continued support every year for the girls is very much appreciated. 

These vital funds will help the club to function for the year ahead. Apologies to any house that we did not get to, we will see you next year.


W/E 27/01/2019

posted Jan 26, 2019, 5:14 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jan 26, 2019, 5:20 AM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-

Fr Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124: 


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wednesday @ 9:30am


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 26th January 8:00pm:- Mass of the People 
“Do This In Memory Of Me” Mass for First Holy Communion Children

Masses next Weekend  
Dysart: Saturday 2nd February 12:00 noon -1st Anniversary- John Mulqueen 
Dysart 8:00pm:- Mass of the Aniversaries:- Claire Marrinan,  Jimo Marrinan,   Bridget Hehir,  William Hehir,  John Hehir

Rest In Peace We remember in our prayers this evening Michael Collins, Feakle, brother of Pauline Cullinan, Toonagh, who was laid to rest last week. 
May his gentle soul Rest In Peace.

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsChurch Collections: €1,775.00

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week: Francis Howard             Reader this week:-  Garry Shannon

Euch Minister next week:-                                           Reader next week:-  


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister this week:- Moira O Loughlin           Reader this week:-  Aidan Hastings                       


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

All Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all nine churches.

January -Tubber 27th


People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. All forms for the above are
available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Do This In Memory” Mass The second of these Masses for the First Holy Communion children in the Imeall Boirne Parishes takes place as follows:
Saturday January 26th Ruan 8:00pm,  Sunday January 27th Crusheen 9:30am,  Sunday January 27th Corofin 11:00am


Imeall Boirne Pastoral Area Meeting The next Pastoral (Cluster) Meeting takes place on Thursday 7th February in St. Patricks Hall Corofin at 8:00pm. 
All Welcome.

Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Works Society The local Apostolic Works Society annual display of works will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Saturday 9th March after 8:00pm Mass and again on Sunday 10th March from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm. Anyone wishing to donate a sacred vessel please contact Eileen Roughan, Mary Marrinan or Eileen Hannon as soon as possible. Thank You.

Toonagh hall committee: The AGM will be held on Friday 1st February at 8.30pm. As the currant committee are stepping down it is imperative for the continuation of Toonagh hall as a community facility that a new committee be elected on the night. All are welcome.

Ruan Gaa & Camogie Club: Registration night will take place on Friday 1st of February at 7:00pm in Ruan Hall. There will be a presentation on the night for the U13B and U18C shield winners from a special guest. Refreshments served, donations of home baking welcome

Toonagh National School  Pre-enrolment Junior Infants 2019/2020 Pre-enrolment for Junior Infants (September 2019) has begun. If you have a child to enrol please phone (0656820143) or email the school (toonaghschool@gmail.com) if you have not already done so. Enrolment packs will be distributed in February.
Toonagh School Parents Association are holding a clothes collection on Thursday, Jan.31st . Bags may be left into Hall on that date from 9-10am,
1.45-3pm and 6.30-7.30pm. All contributions will be much appreciated.


Community Area Based Plans From Leader. Leader are offering a community development planner to 20 communities.
This person will work with our community, if selected, to develop a 3 year progression plan encompassing our development in economic, social, environmental and culture. A meeting will take place to discuss this in Ruan Community Centre on Tuesday 29th next at 8:00pm. 

Anyone interested in the progression of our community are welcome to attend.


Health Care Assistants Required Full & Part time hours available. QQI Level 5 in Health Care Support/Community Health or similar. Patient Moving & Handling. If currently studying for this award, applicants will also be considered. Experience required.
Contact Bluebird Care Clare on 065-6868222 or Email clare@bluebirdcare.ie



W/E 20/01/2019

posted Jan 18, 2019, 2:10 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jan 18, 2019, 2:14 PM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-

Fr Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124: 


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wednesday @ 9:30am


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 19th January 8:00pm:- Mass of Aniversaries- John Corless - 1st Anniversary, Rita Keating - 1st Anniversary, Josie & Donna Bowes 1st Anniversary, Mary Shannon, Paddy Casey, Cliff Tompkins,  John Howard, Deceased members of the Howard Family, Nan O’Halloran, Martin O’Halloran
Kitty Quinn, Paddy Quinn, Michael, Martin and Patsy Vaughan, Paddy and Mary-Ann Vaughan, Carmel Cusack, Kevin O’Halloran, Deceased members of the Cusack Family, Deceased members of the Byrt Family, Anthony Byrt, Orla Byrt Kinnane, The Casey Family, Nooan, Bridget Callinan, Tommy Casey, Patsy Murphy.


Rest In Peace We remember in our prayers this evening Dawn Croke, sister of Ethan Croke, Ruan, who was laid to rest in Donegal on Monday last. 
May her gentle soul Rest In Peace

Masses next Weekend  Ruan: Saturday 26th January 8:00pm:- Mass of the People

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsChurch Collections:

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week:- Ellen Hannon             Reader this week:-  Padraig Casey

Euch Minister next week:- Francis Howard          Reader next week:-  Garry Shannon


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Reader this week:-                 Euch Minister this week:-


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

All Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all nine churches.

January - Corofin 20th - Tubber 27th


People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. All forms for the above are
available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Blessed Sacraments in Imeall Boirne Volunteer Parents Meetings.
The next First Holy Communion volunteer parents meeting will be held on Monday 21st Jan at 7:30pm in Ruan Community Centre.


The Confirmation volunteer parents training meeting will be held on Wednesday 23rd Jan at 7:00pm also in Ruan Community Centre.
It is important that all volunteer Parents attend these meetings.

Do This In Memory” Mass The second of these Masses for the First Holy Communion children in the Imeall Boirne Parishes takes place as follows:
Saturday January 26th Ruan 8:00pm,  Sunday January 27th Crusheen 9:30am,  Sunday January 27th Corofin 11:00am


Killaloe Diocese Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019 The 63rd Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from the Diocese of Killaloe under the leadership of Bishop
Fintan Monahan leaves Shannon Airport on Tues 25th June returning Sunday 30th June. 
€725pps full board with €20 discount for online booking details from Fr. Tom Ryan on 087-2349816 .


Toonagh National School  Pre-enrolment Junior Infants 2019/2020 Pre-enrolment for Junior Infants (September 2019) has begun. If you have a child to enrol please phone (0656820143) or email the school (toonaghschool@gmail.com) if you have not already done so. Enrolment packs will be distributed in February.
Toonagh School Parents Association are holding a clothes collection on Thursday, Jan.31st . Bags may be left into Hall on that date from 9-10am,
1.45-3pm and 6.30-7.30pm. All contributions will be much appreciated.


Rosary Beads Do you have spare Rosary Beads at home (new or used) in good condition?? Can you please donate them to an Orphanage
in India by depositing them into the allocated boxes available in all nine churches in Imeall Boirne from this weekend.
Your kindness and generosity is appreciated.



W/E 13/01/2019

posted Jan 12, 2019, 4:25 AM by John O'Sullivan

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-

Fr Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124: 


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wednesday @ 9:30am


Masses this Weekend 
Dysart: Saturday 12th January 8:00pm :-Mass of the People

Lay Led Liturgy
A Lay Led Liturgy will be held in Dysart Church on Sunday 13th January at 10:00am. All Welcome to Attend.

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 19th January 8:00pm:- Mass of Aniversaries- John Corless - 1st Anniversary, Rita Keating - 1st Anniversary, Mary Shannon, Paddy Casey, Cliff Tompkins,  John Howard, Deceased members of the Howard Family, Nan O’Halloran, Martin O’Halloran, Kitty Quinn, Paddy Quinn
Michael, Martin and Patsy Vaughan, Paddy and Mary-Ann Vaughan, Carmel Cusack, Kevin O’Halloran, Deceased members of the Cusack Family.
Deceased members of the Byrt Family, Anthony Byrt, Orla Byrt Kinnane, The Casey Family, Nooan.  Bridget Callinan


Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsChurch Collections: €1,565.00.  Priests Collection: €8,444.00

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Weekly Contribution Envelopes. Your church contribution envelopes can be dropped into the basket at any Mass in any Parish within the
Killaloe Diocese and they will be returned to your home Parish. Thank You.


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week:- Ellen Jones

Euch Minister next week:- Eileen Hannon


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Reader this week:-                 Euch Minister this week:-


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

All Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all nine churches.

January - Ruan 13th, Corofin 20th - Tubber 27th


People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. All forms for the above are
available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Blessed Sacraments in Imeall Boirne Volunteer Parents Meetings.
The next First Holy Communion volunteer parents meeting will be held on Monday 21st Jan at 7:30pm in Ruan Community Centre.


The Confirmation volunteer parents training meeting will be held on Wednesday 23rd Jan at 7:00pm also in Ruan Community Centre.
It is important that all volunteer Parents attend these meetings.

Do This In Memory” Mass The second of these Masses for the First Holy Communion children in the Imeall Boirne Parishes takes place as follows:
Saturday January 26th Ruan 8:00pm,  Sunday January 27th Crusheen 9:30am,  Sunday January 27th Corofin 11:00am


The Ruan Gaa Club wishes to extend sympathies to the following -families who have lost loved ones: The Howard families Toormore and
Ruan. The Casey family Drumeer and Ruan. The McDonnell and Heagney, families Dysart and Ruan. The Smyth families.
The O’Halloran family Ruan. The O’Regan family Ruan. The Kelly family, Ruan. The O’Halloran family Barefield


Solas - An overnight of Faith, Fun and Workshops in St. Flannan’s College Ennis. Friday 18th Jan 6:30p.m-Saturday 19th Jan at 2pm.
All T.Y to 6th Year students are welcome. For info/bookings contact Joanne (085) 874 9207  or Cora (087) 240 0135


Killaloe Diocese Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019 The 63rd Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from the Diocese of Killaloe under the leadership of Bishop
Fintan Monahan leaves Shannon Airport on Tues 25th June returning Sunday 30th June. 
€725pps full board with €20 discount for online booking details from Fr. Tom Ryan on 087-2349816 .


Young People in Imeall Boirne We welcome back the children and staff of our National Schools after the Christmas holidays and
we wish them a successful term. Also to all students in Secondary Schools especially those doing important State exams.


Date for your Diary. Sunday January 13th, 2019 - the annual Toonagh Walk will take place around the quiet roads of Toonagh. Hot and cold refreshments and treats will be served in the hall afterwards, with a Monster raffle also being held. Registration will be at 11am and there are 3 routes suiting all levels of fitness. This year the funds do go to The Huntington’s Disease Association and Denise Whelan @0876731966 has all the details.


W/E 06/01/2019

posted Jan 3, 2019, 12:53 PM by John O'Sullivan

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-

Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124: 


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wednesday @ 9:30am


Masses this Weekend 
Dysart: Saturday 5th January 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:- John Joe Cullinan,  Tom O’Gorman,  Sr. Therese O’Connell

We remember in our prayers this evening Pat Meere (whose parents came from Dysart) who passed away on New Years Eve in London, England. 
May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 12th January 8:00pm:-  Mass for the People


Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsChurch Collections: €2,700.15

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Priests’ Christmas Collection Our sincere thanks to all who contributed to the Christmas Collection for the priests of the parish.

Your generosity is very much appreciated


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan



Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Reader this week:- Frances Browne                Euch Minister this week:- Ita Hastings


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

All Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all nine churches.

January - Crusheen 6th - Ruan 13th, Corofin 20th - Tubber 27th


People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. All forms for the above are
available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Solas - An overnight of Faith, Fun and Workshops in St. Flannan’s College Ennis. Friday 18th Jan 6:30p.m-Saturday 19th Jan at 2pm.
All T.Y to 6th Year students are welcome. For info/bookings contact Joanne (085) 874 9207  or Cora (087) 240 0135


Killaloe Diocese Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019 The 63rd Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from the Diocese of Killaloe under the leadership of Bishop
Fintan Monahan leaves Shannon Airport on Tues 25th June returning Sunday 30th June. 
€725pps full board with €20 discount for online booking details from Fr. Tom Ryan on 087-2349816 .


Farmers’ Meeting New farmers’ group meeting being held in the Auburn Lodge, Gort Road, Ennis. On the 8th of January at 8pm. 

The meeting will be open to all farmers to listen and ask questions about Ireland’s Beef Plan. Clare rep is Joseph Woulfe .
Membership is €10. www.beefplan.ie


Date for your Diary. Sunday January 13th, 2019 - the annual Toonagh Walk will take place around the quiet roads of Toonagh. Hot and cold refreshments and treats will be served in the hall afterwards, with a Monster raffle also being held. Registration will be at 11am and there are 3 routes suiting all levels of fitness. This year the funds do go to The Huntington’s Disease Association and Denise Whelan @0876731966 has all the details.

Ruan Camogie Club  We wish to thank all who supported them as they hunted the Wren on St. Stephen’s Day. Unfortunately they didn’t get to visit as many houses as they would have liked, but look forward to the continued support of the community as they face into the 2019 season.

W/E 28/01/2018

posted Jan 26, 2018, 7:12 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jan 26, 2018, 7:31 AM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-
Fr. Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636.

Priests Contact Numbers:

  Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124:     Fr. Seamus Nohilly, 091 633124 085 1443021


Weekday Masses:         Ruan:      Monday, Tuesday at 9:30 am.     Dysart:     Wednesday at 9:30am


Masses this Weekend
Today also we remember Patrick (Paddy) Real, Thomondgate Limerick uncle of PP Fr. Pat O’Neill and also Mrs. Eileen Dinan Ennis mother of Noel Dinan Toonagh, who were laid to rest during the week.

Dysart: Sunday
28th January 2018 7:00 pm     First Anniversary—Kathleen Hassett

Masses next Weekend
Ruan: Sunday 4th February 10:00 am Mass of Anniversaries
Bridget O’Brien,  Jack Doherty,  Pappy O’Rourke,  John & Lilly Waring,  Gerard Daffy,  Noreen Cahir

Feast of St. Blaise & Presentation / Blessing of Candles
Ruan Sunday 4th @ 10:00am,  Dysart Sunday 4th @ 7:00pm
The Blessing of the Throats will take place at the regular weekend Masses.  Also please bring along any candles you wish to have blessed.

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

 

Weekly Collections:   PDF €2,579.59,    Priests’ Collection: €1,760.00 

Thank you very much for your contributions.


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                                      Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:    Garry Shannon                                     Reader this week:         Frances Browne

Reader next week:    Emer O Halloran                                Reader next week:         Edel Bluett

Euch Min this week:   Carrie Droney                                   Euch Min this week:     Monica Tierney

Euch Min next week:   Mary O Brien                                   Euch Min next week:    Tommy Kelly

                                                                                                     


Thought for the Week

“If you can’t fly then run,
If you can’t run then walk,
If you can’t walk then crawl,
But whatever you do
you have to keep moving”



St. Bridget’s Blessing
May Bridget bless the house wherein you dwell
Bless every fireside every wall and door
Bless every heart that beats beneath its roof
Bless every hand that toils to bring it joy
Bless every foot that walks its portals through
May Bridget bless the house that shelters you.


Imeall Boirne Cluster Meeting
Being held on Wednesday 31st January in St. Patricks Hall Corofin at 8:00pm All welcome to attend.


Recent Baptisms
We welcome into the Christian Community through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Grace Hannon daughter of Yvonne & Fergus, Aoibhinn Hannan daughter of Deirbhle & David, Róise Cecilia Ní Chatháin daughter of Ian & Rose
Next Baptism Preparation Meeting will take place in Tubber on February 10th from 11am to 12 noon and in Corofin on 10th March from 11 am to 12 noon.


Cilíns (children’s burial grounds)
It is hoped to identify all the Cilíns in our parish and to commemorate the unbaptised babies who were buried there. Some are marked on the Ordnance
Survey maps but it is likely that there are others known only to people who live in the townland where they are located. If you have any information
on the location of a Cilín and would like to share it you can contact Linda (086 874 8845) or Frances (0876575578)


Live the Word
A New Year is always a great opportunity to make a fresh start. Perhaps there is something in your life yourself you wish to change or let go of. Ask
yourself “what are the steps I need to make to create this”? Change allows for great personal growth which will be reflected in your life or within.


Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: on 14th June 2018 from Shannon to Split. Spiritual Director Fr. Paddy Conway. Price: €719.

Contact Bernadette Murphy 086 1634553.


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes:
Next Baptism Preparation Meeting will take place in Tubber on February 10th from 11am to 12 noon and in Corofin on 10th March from 11 am to 12 noon.
Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all the churches within each parish
Next in January 2108 are as follows:
Corofin 21st — Tubber 28th
In February 2018 as follows:
Ballinruan 4th — Dysart 11th ,   Kilnaboy18th — Boston 25th
All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised.
All forms for the above are available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865.
Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


The National Catholic Schools Week takes place from January 28th to February 3rd 2018.On Sunday 4th February Bishop Fintan Monahan,
Bishop of Killaloe, will be the chief celebrant at Mass for the conclusion of Catholic Schools Week 2018.

This Mass will be broadcast by RTÉ on radio from the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Ennis.


The Annual 10k Burren: Walk in aid of the Clare Branch of the Alzheimer Society will take place on Sunday Feb 11th from O'Donoghues Pub in Fanore. Sponsorship cards are from the Alzheimer Society, Cuan an Chlair, Cahercalla, Tel - 065 6868621


Toonagh Charity Walk A sincere thank you to all who supported the recent charity walk.

Total collected and donated to Seeking Vision was €2,500.00. Well Done To All!


ACCORD
The Accord Marriage Preparation Courses for Clare 2018 are taking place in the Ennis Parish Centre, Station Road Ennis on Fridays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on selected dates during the year. Details are available from Accord on 085-2358384 or 065-6824297
Booking is advisable 6 months in advance.


World Meeting of Families 2018
Register: Individual pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th, guaranteeing your ticket(s) for
the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing Mass on Sunday 26th August. Register at: www.worldmeeting2018.ie.
Volunteer: This event will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it and seeing it through will only be possible with the help of thousands of volunteers. Why not make volunteering your New Years resolution for 2018!
You can sign up now at:  volunteer@worldmeeting2018.ie or call 01-5676800


Ruan GAA

GAA Lotto

Jackpot:  €4,350   Numbers Drawn 08, 13, 15, 26.

€30 Winners:  Paschal Courtney, Patricia O Connor, Francis Lyons, Ben Fitzpatrick, Anna Maher

Next Weeks Lotto:   €4,500 in Mortys’-   Sean Ryan's Team.


W/E 21/01/2018

posted Jan 19, 2018, 5:28 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jan 19, 2018, 5:46 AM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is
Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124:  Fr. Seamus Nohilly, 091 633124 085 1443021

Priests Contact Numbers:

   Fr. Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636.   Fr. Seamus Nohilly, 091 633124 085 1443021


Weekday Masses:         Ruan:      Monday, Tuesday at 9:30 am.     Dysart:     Wednesday at 9:30am


Masses this Weekend
Ruan: Sunday 27th January 10:00 am  Mass of Anniversaries:-  Cliff Tompkins,  John Howard,  Deceased members of the Howard family
Carmel Cusack,  Kevin O’Halloran,  Kitty Quinn,  Paddy Quinn,  Maryann Vaughan,  Paddy Vaughan,  Martin Vaughan,  Patsy Vaughan
Michael Vaughan,  Paddy Casey,  Bridget Callinan

Dysart: Sunday 21st January 7:00 pm First Anniversary:-   Mary King

Today also we pray for Imelda Micks, Ennis, sister of Teresa Custy, Toonagh, who died last week. May she rest in peace.

Masses next Weekend
Dysart Sunday 28th January 2018 7:00 pm First Anniversary—Kathleen Hassett

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

 

Weekly Collections:   PDF €855.93,    Priests’ Collection: €460.00 

Thank you very much for your contributions.


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                                      Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:    Padraig Casey                                     Reader this week:           Laura Cahir

Reader next week:   Garry Shannon                                   Reader next week:        Frances Browne

Euch Min this week:   Teresa Cullinan                              Euch Min this week:     Aidan Hastings

Euch Min next week:   Carrie Droney                                Euch Min next week:    Monica Tierney

                                                                                                     


Thought for the Week

“Sometimes the bad things that
happen in our lives put us directly
on the path to the best things that
will ever happen to us”
(Anon.)


Imeall Boirne Cluster Meeting
Being held on Wednesday 31st January in St. Patricks Hall Corofin at 8:00pm All welcome to attend.


You Shall Be My Witness”
Volunteer Parents Confirmation Training evening takes place on Wednesday 24th January in the Community Hall Meeting Room, Ruan at 8:00pm.


Ruan Community Art The closing date for entries is 17th January, 2018
Subject - Any Community Games Sport. All details and entries to Moira O'Loughlin or Bernadette Kelly. Entry fee 2.00 per person.

Live the Word
A New Year is always a great opportunity to make a fresh start. Perhaps there is something in your life yourself you wish to change or let go of. Ask
yourself “what are the steps I need to make to create this”? Change allows for great personal growth which will be reflected in your life or within.


Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: on 14th June 2018 from Shannon to Split. Spiritual Director Fr. Paddy Conway. Price: €719.

Contact Bernadette Murphy 086 1634553.


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes:
Next Baptism Preparation Meeting will take place in Tubber on February 10th from 11am to 12 noon and in Corofin on 10th March from 11 am to 12 noon.
Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all the churches within each parish
Next in January 2108 are as follows:
Corofin 21st — Tubber 28th
In February 2018 as follows:
Ballinruan 4th — Dysart 11th ,   Kilnaboy18th — Boston 25th
All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised.
All forms for the above are available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865.
Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Cancer Man 2 Man: Men only meeting on Saturday, January 27th at 11am in Sláinte an Chláir, Kilnamona.
Guest speaker on the day Nutritionist/Dietician.


Parkinson’s Support Group:The next meeting for people affected by Parkinson’s takes place at Carrigoran Health & Wellness Centre, NewmarketonFergus at 10.00 am on Friday 26th January. It offers a forum for discussion, support and information and to raise awareness locally about Parkinson’s and problems associated with the condition. These meetings include an activity that assists people living with Parkinson's such as Yoga, Dance, Physiotherapy or Tai Chi.
Contact 087 415 8430. All are Welcome


The Annual 10k Burren: Walk in aid of the Clare Branch of the Alzheimer Society will take place on Sunday Feb 11th from O'Donoghues Pub in Fanore. Sponsorship cards are from the Alzheimer Society, Cuan an Chlair, Cahercalla, Tel - 065 6868621


ACCORD
The Accord Marriage Preparation Courses for Clare 2018 are taking place in the Ennis Parish Centre, Station Road Ennis on Fridays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on selected dates during the year. Details are available from Accord on 085-2358384 or 065-6824297
Booking is advisable 6 months in advance.


World Meeting of Families 2018
Register: Individual pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th, guaranteeing your ticket(s) for
the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing Mass on Sunday 26th August. Register at: www.worldmeeting2018.ie.
Volunteer: This event will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it and seeing it through will only be possible with the help of thousands of volunteers. Why not make volunteering your New Years resolution for 2018!
You can sign up now at:  volunteer@worldmeeting2018.ie or call 01-5676800


Charity Walk
Toonagh Charity Walk A sincere thank you to everyone who came out and supported our recent walk for Seeking Vision Clare Sunset Foundation . We are still counting the final amount collected and we will confirm same in next weeks’ newsletter.


Ruan GAA

GAA Lotto

Jackpot:  €4,200   Numbers Drawn 05, 10, 15, 21.

€30 Winners:  Michael Lynch, Kitty Crowe, Martha Casey, Patrick Crowe, Sean Ryan.

Next Weeks Lotto:   €4,350 in Mortys’-   Ted Wynn's Team.


W/E 14/01/2018

posted Jan 12, 2018, 7:26 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jan 12, 2018, 7:43 AM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is
Fr. Seamus Nohilly, 091 633124 085 1443021

Priests Contact Numbers:

Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124:     Fr. Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636 


Weekday Masses:         Ruan:      Monday, Tuesday at 9:30 am.     Dysart:     Wednesday at 9:30am


Masses this Weekend 
Dysart: Sunday 14th January 7:00 pm  Mass of Anniversaries:-   Tom O’Gorman and deceased members of the O’Gorman family
John Joe Cullinan,     Tommy Leonard,     Kathleen Feighery,    Paddy Hawkins

Masses next Weekend
Ruan: Sunday 21th January 10:00 am  Mass of Anniversaries:-  Cliff Tompkins,  John Howard,  Deceased members of the Howard family
Carmel Cusack,  Kevin O’Halloran,  Kitty Quinn,  Paddy Quinn,  Maryann Vaughan,  Paddy Vaughan,  Martin Vaughan,  Patsy Vaughan
Michael Vaughan,  Paddy Casey,  Bridget Callinan
Dysart: Sunday 21st January 7:00 pm First Anniversary:-   Mary King

Sympathy is extended to the Corless family on the death of John Corless whose funeral mass took place on Friday last. May his soul rest in peace.

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

 

Weekly Collections:   PDF €959.00, Priests’ Collection: €450.00

Thank you very much for your contributions.


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                                      Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:    Carmel Foley                                       Reader this week:           Mat McCormack

Reader next week:    Padraig Casey                                     Reader next week:         Laura Cahir

Euch Min this week:   Rachel O Loughlin                          Euch Min this week:     Gerry Kelly

Euch Min next week:  Teresa Cullinan                               Euch Min next week:    Aidan Hastings

                                                                                                     


Thought for the Week

All of your days have already been
written in God’s book. When you go
through a disappointment, don’t stop
on that page. Stay the course.
Keep believing. You may be tired,
discouraged and frustrated, but don’t
give up on your future. Our God is
faithful.
(Anon.)


Imeall Boirne Cluster Meeting
Being held on Wednesday 31st January in St. Patricks Hall Corofin at 8:00pm All welcome to attend.


You Shall Be My Witness”
Volunteer Parents Confirmation Training evening takes place on Wednesday 24th January in the Community Hall Meeting Room, Ruan at 8:00pm.


Ruan Community Art The closing date for entries is 17th January, 2018
Subject - Any Community Games Sport. All details and entries to Moira O'Loughlin or Bernadette Kelly. Entry fee 2.00 per person.

Ruan Local History Group will reconvene its weekly meeting in Morty Kellys on Tuesday 16th January at 8:30pm. All Welcome!

Live the Word
A New Year is always a great opportunity to make a fresh start. Perhaps there is something in your life yourself you wish to change or let go of. Ask
yourself “what are the steps I need to make to create this”? Change allows for great personal growth which will be reflected in your life or within.


Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: on 14th June 2018 from Shannon to Split. Spiritual Director Fr. Paddy Conway. Price: €719.

Contact Bernadette Murphy 086 1634553.


Next Baptism Preparation Meeting will take place on Saturday 13th January 2018 from 11am to 12 noon in Crusheen Church Meeting Room


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes:
Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all the churches within each parish beginning January 2108 as follows:
Crusheen/ Ballinruan 7th — Ruan/Dysart 14th
Corofin /Kilnaboy/Rath 21st —— Boston/Tubber 28th


ACCORD
The Accord Marriage Preparation Courses for Clare 2018 are taking place in the Ennis Parish Centre, Station Road Ennis on Fridays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on selected dates during the year. Details are available from Accord on 085-2358384 or 065-6824297
Booking is advisable 6 months in advance.


World Meeting of Families 2018
Register: Individual pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th, guaranteeing your ticket(s) for
the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing Mass on Sunday 26th August. Register at: www.worldmeeting2018.ie.
Volunteer: This event will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it and seeing it through will only be possible with the help of thousands of volunteers. Why not make volunteering your New Years resolution for 2018!
You can sign up now at:  volunteer@worldmeeting2018.ie or call 01-5676800


Charity Walk
Toonagh Charity Walk for Seeking Vision Clare Sunset Foundation Sunday 14th Jan.2018 @ 12.30pm register in Toonagh Hall @ 11.30am
3 Routes to suit all levels of fitness 2k, 5k & 10.5k Entry fee €10 Start & Finish at Toonagh Hall Refreshments served after. Children welcome
Info Breda 0851947763 Please support !!


Ruan GAA

The Ruan Hurling Club offers its sincere condolences to the Whelan family of Larch Hill on the recent death of James Whelan.

GAA Lotto

Jackpot:  €4,050   Numbers Drawn 02, 09, 20, 22.

€30 Winners:  Ted Wynne, Maura Barry, Marie O’Connor, Anne Griffin, Mary Byrt

Next Weeks Lotto:   €4,200 in Mortys’-   Frank Lyon's Team.


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