W/E 15/12/2013

posted Dec 9, 2013, 9:56 AM by Unknown user
The Clare Hunt rode out over the fields in Ruan on Sun. week last.  Conditions were ideal for the Hunt, the best in many years so riders and the followers enjoyed the day out.   Over 100 horses and their riders turned out and they were joined by riders from England and the U.S. who were very impressed with the event.
School Concerts.
The children of Toonagh School kicked off the Christmas Season with their annual Concert on Thurs. night last in Toonagh Hall.  Every child in the school had a part to play in staging the Concert, which included Christmas plays, music, singing and dancing and the hall was filled to capacity for the event.
On Tue. night, it was the turn of the children from Ruan School to stage their concert in the local Community Centre, where parents and relations were treated to a night of great entertainment.  Great credit must go to the teachers in both schools who draw out the talent of the young children.
 Christmas Party.
The annual get together of the Senior Citizens took place in Morty Kelly's on Sun. last. with some of them not having met since last year's party.  The Senior Citizen's committee ensured that everyone was treated to a festive dinner, followed by entertainment provided by local musicians, singers and dancers. 
Recent Deaths.
The death has taken place of Nora Guthrie of Park Row, Ennis and formerly of Ballytigue, Ruan. Despite having many health issues over the years, Nora led a very full life.   She was a talented artist and had was devoted to the Arts.   She was a member of Ruan I.C.A. for many years.  She was a guiding light to her many nieces and nephews and she had an "open door policy" for each of them, her influence helped them achieve their goals. 
Nora's remains were removed from Park Row to St.Mary's Church, Ruan, and following requiem Mass, she was laid to rest beside her late parents and her late brother, Terence. Nora is survived by her sisters, Mary, Anne, Patsy and Berry, broters, Dan and Pat, sisters in law, brothers in law, extended family and friends.
The death also occurred in St. Joseph's Hospital, Ennis of Nancy O'Shea (nee Murtagh) of Hazelgrove, Ruan, formerly of Kildysart, in her 100th year.   Nancy worked at St. Joseph's Hospital, where she met her late husband, Michael and they lived on a farm for many years in Dromore, Ruan.  She was a founder member of the local Apostolic Works Society and for many years she supplied the Church in Ruan with fresh flowers from her garden.  
She moved, in later years to Hazelgrove, Ruan, where she is remembered fondly by her neighbours.  Her remains were removed from Daly's Mortuary, to St. Mary's Church, Ruan, and, following requiem mass she was laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard.
As the reconvened A.G.M. of the Camogie Club held on Sat. night last failed to elect a Chairperson, in order that the meeting might proceed, Aidan Lawton agreed to act as Chairperson for a period of one month.  The following officers were duly elected - Sec. Janet Neilan;  Assistant Sec. Mary Gilmore;  Joint Treasurers Miriam Strand and Mary Wynne;  P.R.O. Anne O'Regan.  Aidan stressed that it would not be possible for the officers of the Club to, solely, run the Club in the future, and he called on all families to have an input into the running of the Club.  The Club would be delighted to hear from anyone who might be interested in taking on the role of Chairperson.  The outgoing committee was thanked for their work in the Club to date.
Christmas Tree.
A beautiful Christmas Tree has been erected in the Church Grounds in Ruan and there was a special blessing and Christmas carols sung on Sundayevening last at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.