W/E 26/03/2017

posted Mar 20, 2017, 10:20 AM by John O'Sullivan
St. Patrick's Day Festivities.
Vigil Mass for St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in Dysart Church on Thursday eve., with the congregation involved in a celebration of our culture with traditional music, dancing, presentation of the gifts at the Offertory and appropriate hymns.
On the day itself, Mass was celebrated in Ruan Church.
Later that morning members of the under 6, 8 & 10 hurlers from  Ruan G.A.A. Club marched in the Parade in Ennis and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Tidy Towns.
Ruan Tidy Town & Graveyard Group is fundraising to buy new grass-cutting equipment and is appealing to people to bring bags of clean, used clothing, bed linen, shoes, bags, belts, curtains to Ruan Community Centre, which will be open every weekday, until Sat. 25th March next.

Recent Deaths.
The death has taken place of Peggy Roughan (nee Leahy), Kilcross, Fountain in Cahercalla Nursing Home, where she had resided for two years. Peggy spent her life farming the family farm, living in the home where she was born and reared. She was married to Paddy Roughan for 37 years until his death in 2001. Peggy's love of fashion was acknowledged by all who knew her, she loved nothing more than taking a trip to the town to keep herself up with the style.
She was a valued member of the local branches of I.C.A. and Apostolic Works Society and was known for the wit and humour she brought to these organisations.
Peggy's remains reposed in Cahercalla Community Hospital and, following requiem mass, she was laid to rest in Drumcliffe Graveyard. She is survived by her daughters Edel and Ruth, son in law, Brendan, grandchildren Padraig and Roisin, sister, Mary Lynch, Clarecastle, nephews and friends.

The deaths have also taken place of Maureen Frawley (nee Hogan), New Road, Ennis and formerly of Ruan;  Evelyn Keane, Kilnamona, mother of Aine Cotter, Fountain; Patsy O'Callaghan, Feakle, sister of Pauline Cullinan, Toonagh, Patrick Sheedy, Newmarket on Fergus, brother of Tommy Sheedy,Sheila Callinan, Dromellihy, Cree, niece of Michael Callinan, Dromina, Dysart and Frank Winters, brother of Teresa Cullinan, Ruan.

Apostolic Works.
The local branch of the Apostolic Works Society held their display in Ruan Community Centre recently and wishes to thank all who worked over the past months to make it a very successful day, and also those who supported them on the day.
Members came from branches all over Clare to show their support for the foreign missions and meet up over a 'cuppa' and home baking.

Grandparents Mass.
A great crowd turned up to Toonagh Hall on Thursday last to celebrate a special 'Grandparents Mass' with Fr. pat O'Neill and the children and teachers in Toonagh N.S.
The children participated in the Mass singing, reading and playing music, while grandparents also did readings and the Parents Association laid on tea in the kitchen afterwards, making it a memorable day for all.

Handball.
The recently resurrected Handball Club in Toonagh made great strides as they reached the semi finals of Division 4 of the County Handball Leagues which were played in Newmarket last week.
They were beaten by Clooney on the night but their hopes are up that they might go even further next year.

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