W/E 25/12/2011

posted Dec 20, 2011, 2:52 AM by Unknown user
Christmas Masses and Confessions.
On Christmas Eve Mass will be celebrated in Ruan Church at 7.00p.m. and Dysart Church at 9.00p.m. and on Christmas Day, Mass as usual, Dysart 9.45a.m., Ruan 11.15a.m.  Confessions will be held in Ruan Church on Wed. night next at 7.00p.m.
Club of the Year Award.
Ruan Minor Club recently received a Club of the Year Award from Bord na nOg Iomaint.  The Plaque was presented to Flan Lyons, who was the Delegate from the local Club attending the A.G.M. of Bord na nOg, recently, in recognition of the performance and success of the Minor Club in 2011.   It is a fitting reward for all the players, coaches, officers and supporters of the Minor Club for their participation and dedication over the year.
Bus Service from Ruan.
A Saturday bus service between Corofin and Ennis, run by Clare Accessible Transport has added Ruan to its schedule recently.   The bus leaves Ruan at 11.50a.m.   It returns to Ruan, from the Bus Stop at Dunnes Stores Car Park on Friar's Walk at 3.000p.m.   The bus then returns to Ennis from Ruan at 3.40p.m.   This service is available to any member of the public to use. 
  Anyone wishing to avail of this service needs to prebook, and this can be done by texting 0868188182, during office hours;  on line at ourbus@catconnects.ie low call 1890687287 or 061 924375.   The fare is €3.00, single to Ennis, under 16's €2.00, children under 5 are free and people with free travel pass are also eligible to travel for free, once they are registered.  There is a registration fee €10.00 per year, which includes one day's free travel on any of their services.   Clare Accessible Transport is a "not for profit" company and more may be learned about its services at www.catconnects.ie.
Grotto to Our Lady.
Ruan Tidy Village Committee is considering building a grotto to Our Lady on the road between the village and the school - on the site of the old bottle bank.   The Committee would like to get the comments/observations of the community to the plan to any member of the committee.   The members will also be starting a collection of unwanted clothes/household linens in January.   This is a fundraiser to replace lawnmowers used for the upkeep of the green areas and graveyards in the village and it is hoped it will be well supported.