W/E 03/05/2015

posted Apr 27, 2015, 6:45 AM by John O'Sullivan

Wild Atlantic Way Cycle

30 cyclists from the Burren Cycling Club including local Ruan cyclists Anthony O’Halloran, Richard Casey, Michael Daffy and Kevin O’Regan,  will complete the entire 2,300km of the Wild Atlantic Way from the tip (Kinsale) to the top (Derry) over the course of 5 days from Thurs Apr 30th to Mon May 4th. The McCullough family, Breda, Brendan and Conrad from Dysart will also cycle in parts of the relay on the route and are delighted to be part of the challenge.  Each day consists of a approx 500km relay to be completed by 5 relay teams in sequence with the first team leaving at 6am each morning.

The relay team cycling each day’s final leg will complete it in the dark. It is a enomorous logisitical undertaking between cyclists, drivers, team cars and food stops and you might wonder why are they doing it.....”because it’s there”.

In fact the Burren Cycling club will be the first to take on the challenge to cycle the Wild Atlantic Way from “tip to top”.       


First Holy Communion.

On Saturday last Fr. Pat O'Neill administered the sacrament of First Holy Communion to children from Toonagh N. S. in Dysart Church. They were Barry Whelan, Brendan O'Halloran, James O'Sullivan, Brian O'Gorman, Aoibheann Roughan, Eilis Strand, Paul Bliss (P.J.), Roisin Cotter, Christian Cummins, Cillian McInerney, Dara McDonagh, Roisin Finucane, Emma Finucane, Daniel McInerney, Cathal Hastings and Amy Gibbons. 

In Ruan Church, on Sunday morning it was the turn of children from Ruan N. S. - Jake Sheehan, Ben Kelly, Adam Quirke, Oisin d'Abreu, Chloe O'Loughlin, Ella Forde, Emma Masterson, Isabelle Maleady, Katelin O'Loughlin and Rebecca Meaney. 

On each day the children read, played music, sang and brought up the gifts, making it a memorable occasion for all in attendance and credit goes to the children, their parents and teachers for their participation in the ceremony.

The Parents Associations of both schools laid on breakfast for everyone afterwards.


Alzheimer's Tea Day.

This year Alzheimer's Tea Day takes place on Thursday 7th May next. It will take place in Ruan Community Centre from 9.30 am to 12 noon on the day, with home baking and all are invited to support this worthy cause.

All funds raised in Clare are used in the county to alleviate the plight of families affected by Alzheimer's disease.


May Devotions.

The rosary will be recited every evening for the month of May at Our Lady's Grotto in Fountain at 8.30p.m., starting this Fri.  

On Thurs. 14th May the Crowning of the statue of Our Lady will take place, with the community gathering in the special way it has since the Grotto was erected 22 years ago.


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