W/E 27/01/2019

posted Jan 23, 2019, 4:45 AM by John O'Sullivan
Leader is offering  a Community Declopment Planner to 20 Communities.
This person will work with our community, if selected, to develop a three year progression plan encompassing our development in economic, social, 
environmental and culture.
A meeting will take place to discuss this in Ruan Community Center on Tuesday January 29, 2019 at 8.00pm. 
Anyone intersted in the progression of our community is welcome to attend.

Pony Centre of the Year Award 2018.
Banner Equestrian Centre was one of five Equestrian Centres nominated for the Pony Centre of the Year Award, 2018. The nominees were Barnadown E.C., Ballinamona E.C., Cavan E.C., Maryville E.C. and Banner E.C. It was up to the public to vote for the winner and, with the help of all the support from Munster and Clare members, and people from Ennis and great local support, Banner Equestrian Centre came out in top. They received the Award on Saturday last at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, when Simone Barry accepted it on behalf of the Centre. 
Local rider, Tomas Barry, Soheen, Toonagh, received two National Awards in the under 10 section.

Apostolic Works Society.
The local branch of the Apostolic Works Society will hold its annual display on March 9 and 10. Anyone wishing to donate sacred vessels to the display may contact Eileen Roughan, Mary Marrinan or Eileen Hannon.

Recent Deaths.
The death took place, on New Years Day, in England of Pat Meere, first cousin of the late Michael Meere, Ballygriffey and whose mother was Lizzie Crowe from Dromina, Dysart.  The death also took place, in England, of Mary Crowe, niece of Paddy (Tul) Crowe, Dromina. The deaths have also occurred of Philomena Barrow (née Curry), Drumcliffe, Ennis, mother of Aidan Barrow, Fountain;  Michael Collins, Curracloin, Feakle, brother of Pauline Cullinan, Ballybrody, Toonagh;  Maureen Fehin, Freemount, Cork, mother of Margaret O’Brien, Toonagh and Dawn Croke, sister of Ethan Croke, Ruan, who was laid to rest in Donegal last week.

Local History Group.
The local history group has resumed its meetings in Morty Kelly’s on Tuesday evenings at 8.30pm. This year the members are looking at the history of the old Ruan R.I.C. Barracks, which would be 100 years old on October 20, 2020.

Clothes Collection for Toonagh School.
The fundraising clothes collection for Toonagh School takes place on Thursday, Jan.31 next. Bags of clean clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts may be left to Toonagh Hall from 9-10am, 1.45-3pm and 6.30-7.30pm on the day. The contribution of the community is very much appreciated.

Camogie Registration.
Ruan Camogie Club registration night will take place in Toonagh Hall on February 1, at 7pm. A special guest will make a presentation to the U13B and U18C Shield winners and refreshments will be served afterwards. All donations of home baking will be very welcome on the night.


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