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W/E 10/05/2020

posted May 14, 2020, 1:48 PM by John O'Sullivan
Pride of Place.
It is heartening, during these strange and unprecedented times, to see people taking pride in their localities, while still keeping within the 2km restrictions on movement and on social distancing. A local father and son have stepped up to the mark and taken it upon themselves to ensure that Dysart Graveyard is still kept in immaculate condition, a job usually undertaken by Ruan Dysart Resource Group, which is not operating as normal with the current restrictions in place. 
Meanwhile, on the other side of the parish, three volunteers collected several bags of rubbish on one road in Ruan, observing the same restrictions. Great credit is due to these volunteers for their civic mindedness.

Busy as Bees.
A number of people from the parish have been busy making and delivering laundry bags, face masks and ear savers for hospitals, nursing homes, the Red Cross, community groups, meals on wheels volunteers and similar organisations. They’ve put the time they now have, as they aren’t working at their usual jobs, to good use, and have dusted off their sewing machines and brought them into use doing this very important work. The Facebook page - Knitting for premature Babies has the contacts and details of what has been done to date and patterns for anyone interested in helping out.

Ruan Gymkhana.
Among the casualties of ‘COVID 19’ is the Ruan Gymkhana which has, for the past 17 years, brought great crowds and excitement to the village. The Committee has had to cancel the show, which was to be held on June 7. They have thanked their sponsors and exhibitors for their support over the years and hope that they will be back on track for the  2021 Gymkhana.

Recent Deaths.
The death has taken place of Anna Clohessy, Hermitage, Ennis, mother of Seanie Clohessy, Hazelgrove, Ruan and also of David Wooodford, Drumconora, Barefield, brother of Aidan Woodford, Cloona, Dysart.