W/E 14/05/2017

posted May 10, 2017, 2:34 PM by John O'Sullivan
First Holy Communion.
Thirteen children from Toonagh N.S. received their First Holy Communion in Dysart Church on Saturday last from Fr. Pat O'Neill. They were Jack Browne, Joseph Burns, Darragh Casey, Ella Casey, Natasha Denner, Diarmuid Hastings, Tara Lucas, Isabelle McInerney, Kate Moran, Alex O'Loughlin, Amber Roche, Lauren Roche and Julian Travers. The schoolchildren participated in all aspects of the ceremony, reading, singing and music, and the First  Communion Class displayed their art work specially prepared for the day, with their teacher Sean Eustace. 
The children and their families enjoyed a breakfast organised by the Parents Association in Toonagh Hall after the Mass, making it a memorable day for all.
The children of Scoil Mhuire, Ruan also celebrated their First Holy Communion in a beautiful ceremony at St. Mary's Church, Ruan, also with Fr. Pat, on Saturday morning. Teachers, Ms. de Brun and Ms. Corbett prepared the boys and girls, who read and sang, making it a very special occasion for them and their families.
They enjoyed refreshments in the school, afterwards, arranged by the Parents Association and the occasion was a credit to all involved.

May Devotions.
The Crowning of the Statue of Our Lady in the Grotto in Fountain will take place on Monday evening, 15th May,  after the recitation of the Rosary at 8.30pm.
The Rosary is also in Ruan Church at 7.00pm for the month of May.

Community Games.
Neasa Ni Ainifein won individual Gold at the Community Games National Finals of the u13 Cross Country on Sat. last.  She was also a member of the Clare team which won Gold on the day.

Local History Display.
The local history group which has been meeting over the winter, researching families who lived in various townlands in the parish displayed photographs and information gathered, to date, in Morty Kelly's Bar in Ruan on Tuesday night of last week.  Parishioners still living in the areas, and many who had moved elsewhere, met up to share their memories and enjoyed reminiscing over the photos.
The group is still seeking information or photos, which will be carefully scanned and returned to their owners, on the townlands of Ruan Commons (the village), Bealnalicka, Nuan, Lisduff, Caherclancy, Erinagh, Ballynagonnaghta and Kilcurrish.

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