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W/E 11/04/2021

posted Apr 7, 2021, 3:47 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Apr 7, 2021, 3:47 AM ]

Traffic calming measures in Ruan Village. 

Members of the local community had a meeting last month with Enda MacNamara, Senior Engineer with Clare County Council.  Councillor Joe Killeen attended the meeting on behalf of Cathal Crowe TD.  At the time of the meeting, traffic was busy in the village, therefore, all parties are fully in agreement that something needs to be done to make the village safer. Enda now intends to get plans drawn up and hopefully the issue of funding will be addressed by Cathal and his team. 

It is hoped to get a pedestrian crossing, line markings, signage and possibly an electronic speed detection sign. Enda did mention that this process will take a few months but it is hoped that the outcome will benefit all in the community sooner rather than later. 

Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Frances Brodie (née Butler) of Killeen, Corofin and formerly of Station Road, Ennis. Although Francis and her late husband, Sean, lived in Corofin, their connections with Ruan ran deep.  They were involved in church activities in the parish since they moved to Killeen in 1972 where they reared their six young children. Having come from the town to the country, Frances learned to drive, showing the resilience, determination and strength that served her well as she lived with cancer for the past four years. She and Sean gave great support and encouragement to Fr. Pat and to the community over the years. 
Frances was known for her sense of fun and her zest for life and was an inspiration, not only to her children but her grandchildren, who are left with many fond memories of times with her.
Requiem mass for Frances was celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Ruan and afterwards she was laid to rest in Drumcliffe Cemetery. She is survived by her family Susan, Elizabeth, Anne-Marie, Elaine, Patricia and Michael, grandchildren, great grandchild, brother in law, sister in law, nephews, nieces, neighbours and friends.

Easter Water.
Bottles of Easter water which was blessed at the Easter Masses are available in the churches in the air all Boirne cluster for anyone wishing to take them. Traditionally people used to bless their homes and land with this water at this time of year. 

Clothes Collection.
Toonagh Parents Association is holding a clothes collection on Thursday, April 15, as a fundraiser for the school. Items of unwanted clothing, shoes, belts, bags, towels, sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases (no duvets, cushions or pillows please) may be dropped off at Toonagh Hall on that day between the hours of 9-10am, 1.45-3pm and 6.30-7.30pm. If these times do not suit, Noreen Cummins May be contacted at 0866030005 who will arrange collection. The Association appreciates the support it has received from the community in the past and is hopeful for a good response on the day.