W/E 31/07/2016

posted Jul 25, 2016, 7:31 AM by John O'Sullivan
Summer Camp.
Ruan Hurling/Camogie Club is hosting a camp for all primary school players, boys and girls, commencing 23rd August 2016, comprising of games and fun activities. The leaders are from the parish with Cillian Ryan as head coach.
In order to continue this camp, the Clubs are hosting a fundraising dance in Purcells Bar, kindly sponsored by Kieran & Loretta 0'Connor, with 'Break Free Band' on Fri. 27th August 2016. The Clubs appreciate and welcome the continued support of the community in their efforts in promoting healthy pastimes and activities for the youth of the parish.

Weddings.
Tanya Curtin, daughter of Michael & Kathleen, of Fountain and Martin Barry, son of Michael & Anne, of Ahasla, Maurice's Mills were married at St. Tola's Church, Dysart on Fri. last. They returned from Perth, Australia, where they have lived for the past five years and were joined by friends and family from home and abroad for their celebrations. Fr. Sean Sexton was celebrant and Maid of Honour was Rebecca Curtin with Chloe Curtin, Caroline Carmody and Tracey Barry as Bridesmaids. Bestman was Paul Kennedy and Groomsmen were Ray Kennedy, Tony Barry and Stephen Toomey. Katie Carmody and Kayla Cullinan were flowergirls and Tony Og Barry was pageboy. The reception was held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick and Tanya & Martin are returning to live in Australia.
At the other side of the parish, also on Friday last, in St. Mary's Church, Jean Tierney, daughter of Noel & Monica of Beechgrove, Toonagh married Jerry O'Keeffe, son of Tom & Catherine O'Keeffe of Roslevan, Ennis. Celebrant was Fr. Ger Nash and Bestman was Thomas O'Keeffe, with Groomsmen, Mark Kelly, Sean McMahon, Kieran McAllister and Brian O'Dwyer. Jean's sister, Noelle, was Maid of Honour and Nicole Burns O'Keeffe, Jackie Coffey, Geraldine Hayes and Aisling Moloney were Bridesmaids. Flowergirl was Ellie O'Keeffe and Ushers were Shannon Fox Tierney and Shane Tierney. The reception was held in The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon and the couple will reside in Ennis.


Recent Deaths.
The death has taken place in Galway Regional Hospital of John Joe O'Connell, Drimeen, Ruan, following a short illness. John Joe was born and reared in Drimeen and farmed the family farm, with his brother, Michael, all their lives. He and Michael were well respected farmers, who kept up with the changes in times, and were very helpful and generous with their time and advice to others. Their wisdom and their ability to 'trace' family and local history is much appreciated by their extended family and neighbours. They both supported their local community and loved their Friday nights' game of cards in Morty Kelly's over the years.
John Joe's remains reposed in St. Mary's Church, Ruan and following concelebrated requiem Mass, he was laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard. He is survived by his brother, Michael, many cousins and wonderful neighbours.
The death also occurred last week of Mickey Casey, Turnpike, Ennis and formerly of Ruan, brother of Martin, Tom, Margaret & Marion.

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