W/E 15/05/2016

posted May 9, 2016, 1:00 PM by John O'Sullivan
Crowning of Our Lady.
On this Sat., the 14th May, the statue of Our Lady in the Grotto at Fountain will be crowned, after the rosary, at 8.30pm.
The local community gathers every evening at that time to recite the Rosary together and all are welcome.

Apostolic Works Society.
The local Apostolic Works Society held its annual display of work in Ruan Community Centre. Through the past year the members have been busy knitting, sewing, making crochet pieces, embroidering vestments, making rosary beads and planting up pots of flowers. Many people donated sacred vessels and raffle prizes and the honorary members also contributed.
On the day the display was visited by the local community and by members of Apostolic Societies around the county, including Mary Duggan from Bridgetown, President of the Apostolic Society, and tea was provided to all.
Monies collected, and the sacred vessels go directly to the Missions to help educational and medical needs and the support of all who contributed is very much appreciated.

Trip to Tipp!
The Ruan u12 panel enjoyed a great day out recently when they, and their team mentors, travelled by bus to play Burgess GAA Club u12 in a challenge match.  After a closely contested game they continued on to Thurles where they watched the Clare v Waterford drawn game in the League final.
It was a very enjoyable and exciting day out for all who travelled.

Alzheimer's Tea-Day.
This annual fundraising event was held in Ruan Community Centre recently, when Martha Casey & Mary O'Donnell hosted a very successful tea morning.
With generous donations of home baking, plenty of tea and coffee, all who attended enjoyed the get-together and €200 was raised for this worthy cause.   

Recent Death.
The death took place, recently, of Frank O'Halloran of Lisduff, Ruan, at his home. Frank was born and raised on the family farm in Lisduff and worked all his life on the land, until he became ill almost three years ago. His passions in life, apart from his family, were the land, nature and mementos of the past, he valued vintage and took part in vintage tractor runs with his Massey Ferguson.  He was a valued member of the local History Group.
He loved to travel and prior to his illness he had travelled to many countries.
His remains reposed in St. Mary's Church, Ruan and following concelebrated Requiem Mass he was laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard.  
The newly renovated kitchen in the local Community Centre was a hive of activity on both days, as locals provided refreshments to all who gathered from near and far to reminisce and recollect memories they had of times with Frank.
Frank is survived by his wife, Frances, sons Vincent and Michael, daughter Helen, sister Florence Hill, daughter in law, son in law, grandchildren, extended family and friends

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