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W/E 15/05/2022

posted May 10, 2022, 3:54 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated May 10, 2022, 3:54 PM ]
Circus Corvinni.
in 2019, Circus Corvinni, one of the oldest circusses in the country, visited Ruan, intending to perform for three evenings, however, a storm blew up at the time and the last performance had to be cancelled. Anyone who was disappointed to have missed it that time will now have an opportunity to enjoy it when it returns to the Ruan Gymkhana field on Friday May 20, Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22, when it is hoped it will run, this time, without a hitch.

Michael Lyons of Kilcurrish, Fountain has recently retired, after fifty years service at Mangans/BWG, Clonroad, Ennis. Michael began working there in May 1972 and over the following half century got to know an incredible number of people from all over the county. He was always extremely popular with both staff and customers. His retirement party was held in the Old Ground Hotel, where work colleagues, both past and present, gathered to wish him well in his retirement.

Our Lady's Grotto.
The Rosary is recited each evening for the month of May at Our Lady's Grotto, in Fountain. On Friday, May 13, at 8.30p.m. the Crowning of Our Lady's Statue will take place, with the recital of the Rosary and hymns to Our Lady being sung and all are welcome.

Corofin/Ruan lost out to Inagh/Kilnamona in Corofin last week in the u15B league. The Corofin/Ruan Academy A team were also defeated by Doora/Barefield in Barefield.

Dysart Castle Re-Opens.
Having been closed for the past two years, due to Covid, Dysart Castle has now re-opened to the public in time for this year's summer season. The castle, which was built in 1480, was the stronghold of the O'Dea Clan and has a very interesting history, which can be seen in the castle. It is now the Clare Archaeology Centre, opened in July 1986 and has been the recipient of numerous national awards. Apart from the Castle itself, there is a six kilometre archaeological walking trail around it, suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The trail includes the Romanesque Doorway over the church doorway in Dysart Graveyard, the Round Tower and the High Cross and walks on the quiet country roads of Dysart. This time of year, it is also one of the places the cuckoo has already been heard announcing the coming of summer.

Aoife Anderson and Aisling Moloney played with the Clare team in the Minor A final where they were beaten by Cork, in Cahir GAA, at the weekend.
The local Camogie Club hosted a blitz in Ruan on Sunday where a large number of girls aged under ten played. Apart from the home Club there were teams from Kilkishen and Feakle/Kilanena and they had great fun.​ The girls have been really enjoying these friendly competitions over the past few weeks and its a great credit to the various Clubs which have taken part, in organising these blitzs and travelling to the games.
On Saturday, in Cork, Aoife Anderson and Rebecca Crowe will play in the Munster Camogie Final against Waterford.

First Holy Communion.
The children from Ruan School received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in St. Mary's Church, Ruan on Saturday, from Fr. Pat O'Neill. They were Maeve Quirke, Cody Sheehan, Evan Masterson, Brian Quirkle, Lucia Hayes, Archie O'Halloran, Anna Callinan, Daniel O'Connor, Rosie Lyons and Aaron Page. The children and their parents were invited back to the school for refreshments after the ceremony, the first time in over two years they had gathered as a group and it was very heartening to see the enjoyment it brought to everyone.