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W/E 16/05/2021

posted May 12, 2021, 3:06 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated May 12, 2021, 3:10 AM ]
Masses Return.
The parish churches in the Imeall Boirne Cluster, of which Ruan and Dysart is included, are open since Monday, May 10. Weekend and weekday masses may accommodate 50 people, Baptisms 10 people, Weddings 50 people, Funerals 50 mourners.  First Holy Communion and Confirmation are not taking place during this current phase. Mass will return on Wednesdays to St. Tola’s Church, Dysart at 9.30am with Fr. Damian and will be celebrated on Mondays, and Thursdays in St. Mary’s Church, Ruan. 
Saturday evening masses and daily masses from Ruan will still be available on the Imeall Boirne Facebook page.
Eucharistic Adoration has also returned to Ruan Church on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Dysart Church, at the usual times.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Nora Griffin (née Quinn), Carrowvere, Ennistymon, mother of Kevin Griffin, Ruan Village. 
Following requiem mass in Rath Church on Monday, Nora was laid to rest in Inagh Cemetery.

The death has also taken place of P.J. (known to all as Bub) Leyden, Carrowkeel, Crusheen. Bub was laid to rest in Ruan Graveyard, following requiem mass on Friday last. He is survived by his family and friends.

T.V. Debut for Local Girl.
A young girl from the parish, Lisa O’Connor, daughter of Mary and Matthew from Cloona, is making a name for herself in the world of Drama. Lisa is a past pupil of Toonagh National School who graduated from The Cork School of Music with First Class Honours, and moved to London in 2017 to further her career. Her latest venture was playing the part of a mother, Jacinta O’Malley, in the very popular series, Call the Midwife, which aired on BBC 1 on Sunday night. It is hoped that this is the start of a successful career for Lisa who loves what she has chosen to do in her life.

Young Entrepreneurs.
Fifth and sixth Classes in Ruan National School participated in the Junior Entrepreneur Project this year. They came up with the idea of producing a jersey in the Ruan colours and are now selling them. During the project they picked up skills that will serve them well as they go forward in their lives - teamwork, research, costing the products and eventually the satisfaction of coming up with something that, hopefully, will be profitable. Great credit is due to the children, their teachers and all involved.

Tidy Towns.
With the ‘stretch’ in the evenings the members of the Tidy Town Committee have organised a clean up of the village and surrounding areas on Monday evenings. Anyone willing to help will be warmly welcomed.

The girls in the local Camogie club are all delighted to be back training again. Two of the stalwarts of the Club, Rebecca Crowe and Louise McDonnell, are in action on Saturday in the first game of the League, when they will meet Limerick.

Farewell to Fr. Donnelly.
The death has taken place of Very Rev. Fr. John Donnelly, Rathcabbin, Roscrea at  the weekend, in his 99th year. Fr. Donnelly came to Ruan and Dysart from Killaloe in 1980 and he left when he was transferred to Lorra and Dora in 1987. During those years he endeared himself to parishioners with his gentlemanly ways, his wisdom, his quiet manner and his deep faith and many people have fond memories of him. 
Following concelebrated  requiem mass on Wednesday, he was laid to rest in the church grounds in Rathcabbin.

Clothes Collection.
Ruan National School is holding a clothes collection to raise funds for activities in the school. People may drop off bags of clothes, curtains, duvet covers, pillow cases towels, shoes, belts and bags (no duvets or pillows please) to the local GAA pitch changing rooms on Tuesday and Wednesday May 18 and 19 between the hours of 9am-9.30am/1.45-2.05pm/2.40pm-3.10pm. The support of the community is much appreciated.

All underage groups are back hurling training and the Intermediates started back on Tuesday evening. It’s great to see the hurling field bustling with energy again and it is hopes  that people will adhere to the safety guidelines in place, making it safe for all attending.