Notes for November 2017


W/E 19/11/2017

posted Nov 15, 2017, 10:01 AM by John O'Sullivan

Coffee Morning/Cake Sale:
On this Sunday,  19th November, at 10.30am all are invited to a Coffee Morning and cake sale which will be held in Ruan Community Centre.  This is a fundraiser in memory of Gary Baker of Carrowkeal Beg, organised by his family.  All proceeds will go to the ILFA (Irish Lung Fibrosis Association) which supports patients and families living with IPF (Idiomatic Pulmonary Fibrosis).
For further information contact Susan Meaney and Podge Lordan @ 087 4175745

Minor G.A.A.
Ruan u15's had a great win in the final of the Championship against Broadford recently, on a scoreline of 5-15 to 4-11. Jack Lyons, Captain, was presented with the Cup by Tony Brohan of Coiste na nOg. Great credit is due to this group of boys, their management  team of John Punch, Gerry Heagney, Frankie Power and Dermot  McInerney.
The Ruan/Corofin minors defeated Scariff/Ogonelloe in the Minor B Shield, on a scoreline of 2-19 to 4-9. Again, the boys with their mentors Aidan Lynch, Michael Vaughan, Michael Neylon, Frankie Lyons, John Fitzgerald and Joe Cahill deserve great credit for the time and dedication they've put into training, matches, etc. 
Ruan Minor Club will hold its AGM on Wed. 22nd Nov. at 8pm in Ruan Community Centre. Nominations for Secretary and Chairperson, and any motions, need to be with the Club Secretary, Claire McDonagh by Fri. Nov. 17th. The meeting is open for anyone interested to attend.

W/E 12/11/2017

posted Nov 7, 2017, 2:00 AM by John O'Sullivan

Halloween Party for Hospital.
The Halloween Party held in Toonagh Hall was a huge success and raised €1,095 for Temple Street Hospital.  Pamela Vaughan, who organised the event, hugely appreciates all the help she received, in sponsorship, preparing and clearing up the hall, providing games, etc and helping out on the night, at which the children had great fun.

Recent Death.
There was widespread shock and sadness last week at the sudden and unexpected death of Frank Cantillon, Soheen, Dysart, formerly of Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry.   Frank and his wife Ethna (O'Gorman) worked and lived in London for a number of years. They returned to Ireland and settled in  Soheen seventeen years ago, where they were busy rearing their family of four. Frank retained his love of Kerry football and has imbued this passion in his children, attending many of their games.
He was Senior Vice President Operational Controllership with G.E.C.A.S. - part of G.E. His no nonsense approach to any challenge always exemplified the right way to do things. His colleagues will remember him as a leader, teacher, mentor and friend.
Frank's remains reposed at St. Tola's Church, Dysart and, following concelebrated requiem mass, he was laid to rest in Dysart Graveyard, and the huge attendances on both days were evidence of the esteem in which Frank and his family are held. 
Frank is survived by his wife Ethna, son Jamie, daughters Sarah, Emma & Abby, mother Eileen, father Francie, brothers T.J. and Keith, sisters in law, brothers in law, mother in law, extended family and friends. 

Minor Hurling.
Ruan minor hurling club will hold its AGM on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at 8pm in Ruan community Hall. All nominations for Minor club secretary and minor club chairperson, and any motions, need to be with club secretary Claire McDonagh by Friday 17th November.  All welcome to attend.

Vacancy for Office Administrator.

Ruan and Dysart Resource Group has a vacancy for an Office Administrator. Duties will include wages, banking, Revenue returns, etc.

Training will be provided. Interested applicants need to be on some form of Social Welfare payments and can contact Senan Coughlan on 086-447540 for further details.

W/E 05/11/2017

posted Oct 31, 2017, 12:57 PM by John O'Sullivan

Ireland's Fittest Family
Over the next few Sunday evenings, on RTÉ 1, we'll find out if the Guilfoyle family become Ireland's fittest family. Tracy, her daughter Fawn, sons Ezra and Sionnach are participating in the programme. 
Tracy and her husband, George and their family, who now live in Ennis, previously lived in Toonagh, where the children attended Toonagh N.S. Tracy also ran fitness classes in the local hall for many years and Sionnach and Ezra still live in the family home.
The local community will be avidly watching their progress in this tough competition and hoping they go all the way to the final.

Marathon for Crusaders.
Shane O'Loughlin was delighted to finish the Dublin City Marathon in a time of 3:29:33 and Aidan Lawton in a time of 3:30:00 on Sunday last and were delighted with their times.  They ran it to raise funds for the Clare Crusaders Clinic and appreciate the support they have received for their efforts.

Imeall Boirne Notice.
From Sunday evening, 5th Nov. until Thursday 9th Nov. all Imeall Boirne priests will be away and there will be no resident priest in the Cluster.
For extreme emergencies only, please contact the Ennis Parish Office @ 0656824043.

  

W/E 27/11/2016

posted Nov 25, 2016, 7:40 AM by John O'Sullivan

Bingo Night
Purcell's Bar, Ruan is the place to be on Saturday the 3rd of December at 7pm as a fundraising bingo night is being held for Ruan Community Playgroup. With great spot prizes for the various games a fun night is guaranteed.

Christmas Fair
The annual Tidy Towns and Graveyard Christmas Fair fundraiser will be held after 10 o’clock Mass in Ruan on Sunday 4th Dec. We would welcome any donations of cakes, timber, turf, clothing, hay, silage, fresh farm produce as well as items for the auction and the raffle (no toys or brick-a-brac). All monies raised will go towards the replacement, repair and maintenance of equipment. We look forward to your support.

Ruan GAA Minor Club AGM
This was cancelled last week and will now take place in Ruan Community Centre on this Thursday 24th November at 8.00 pm. We would encourage anyone interested in developing hurling in our parish to attend this very important meeting. Also due to the large numbers of children that are training more adult help is urgently required at these training session. If you are interested in helping out with training sessions for the 2017 season please let Claire McDonagh 087 0547646 know. All are welcome to attend.

Ruan Camogie AGM
The Club AGM was held on 9th November in Toonagh hall. Club reviewed an eventful year with the underage teams to minor level; going forward the club requires full commitment from all players and parents at training sessions and matches. More parents are asked to become more involved in running the club and should contact any of the club officers. The following committee were elected: Chairperson: Aidan Hastings, Secretary: Mary Hickey O Brien, Treasurers: Miriam Strand and Mary Wynne, Club Registrar: Niamh Ni Mhuiri, PRO: Noelle Quirke. The following position is vacant: Child Welfare Officer. Club wishes to announce we will be out on the annual Wren day on 26th December 2016 - date for diary.

History Group
The local history group have resumed meeting again after the summer break and are now undertaking to gather old photographs of the people and places of the parish. These photographs will be copied and returned immediately to the owners on a day to be fixed in the next few weeks. This is a great opportunity to pass on local knowledge and old images to the younger generation and the wider community. New members are always welcome at the meetings on Tuesday nights at 8.30 in Morty’s bar.

W/E 29/11/2015

posted Nov 24, 2015, 2:29 AM by John O'Sullivan

End of an Era.
Michael Moloney, proprietor of The Dalcassian, pulled his last pint on the premises, in recent weeks, signalling an end to fifty five years in business, forty eight years in Ruan and, before that, seven years in training. Michael and his late wife, Teresa, as a young couple with vision and an entrepreneurial spirit set about building up a business that was well known, even beyond the county. They not only had a grocery and light hardware business, but supplied farmers with fertiliser, sand and gravel, animal feeds and solid fuels. They also continued the pub business, previously known as McGann's, and in the 80's people came from far and wide, following groups which played there at the weekends.  
Teresa also ran the local Post Office, until her untimely death and the premises was  a hub and a hive of activity in its time and it heralds the end of an era in the village as its doors closed for the last time, as the family has moved on in their own chosen careers and Michael decided to retire from the business. 
It is hoped that, sometime in the future, someone with the same vision and entrepreneurship and hardworking spirit that spurred Michael and Teresa to see the potential in the business, may take it over and inject a vibrancy back into the life of the area.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Michael Hehir of Ennis, brother of Noreen Cummins of Erinagh, Fountain.

W/E 22/11/2015

posted Nov 17, 2015, 4:03 AM by John O'Sullivan

Christmas Fair.
Ruan Tidy Towns & Graveyard maintenance group is running a Christmas Fair again this year, to raise much needed funds to help it continue to keep the village and the four graveyards in the parish maintained to the high standards they have reached in recent years. Ruan came second in Clare in its category in this year's Tidy Towns competition and with the support of the community the group  hopes to continue to keep the village and surrounding areas pleasing to residents and visitors alike.
The group would welcome donations of cakes, home produce, vegetables, fowl, timber, turf, animal fodder, farm equipment, books, children's toys, new or good quality used clothing, etc. for the Fair which takes place on Sunday, 6th Dec., next. 

Ruan Community Centre.
The 10am gatherings on Tuesday mornings in the local Community Centre is proving a great success - a place for the community to meet for a chat and a cuppa, in warm, and pleasant surroundings. Ideas are discussed and, from the discussions, things are happening - this week  Rosie McMahon gave an introductory gentle yoga session, and, should sufficient numbers be interested, she will run a series of classes - Rosie's mob. is 0864547827. 
John Conroy, a fitness coach with the H.S.E., who travels all over the county giving classes to over 50's, will also be coming one Tuesday soon, to talk about "Exercise for Fun" and show people that they can exercise, no matter what level of fitness they may have.

Schools Cross Country.
Blaithin Barry, Tara Moroney, Emma Masterson and Cliodhna Jones representing  Ruan/Toonagh Schools, came third at the Clare Cross Country finals held in Lee's Road last week.

Camogie.
The A.G.M. of Ruan Camogie Club was held last week. The outgoing Chairperson, Anne O'Regan and outgoing P.R.O. Brid McNamara were thanked for their work with the Club over the past year. Mary Hickey O'Brien was elected Secretary, Mary Wynne and Mary Strand, Treasurers, Carmel O'Dea Mahoney, Child Officer and Niamh Ni Mhuiri, Registrar. 
The posts of Chairperson, vice-Chairperson and P.R.O. remain unfilled. In order for the Club to remain viable for the year ahead, the Club needs support, and anyone willing to fill the vacant positions are asked to contact any club officer.

Black Tie Ball
Adam Quirke, son of Jason & Noelle, who attends Ruan N. S. was on hand to welcome guests to the Black Tie Ball in Dromoland Castle recently. Adam also attends the Clare Crusaders Clinic in Barefield and he was delighted to be given this opportunity, where he also introduced special guest,  Ann Doyle, former R.T.E. Newsreader.

Cheoil an Gheimhridh.
Local musician, Tierna Casey, is a member of an u13 quartet, comprising Eileen and Eoin Costello and Lily Price, which is going on to represent Clare at the Munster finals in Feb. of next year, after their performance in Cois na hAbhna on Sunday last, representing Clarecastle/Ballyea Ceomhaltais. 
Shona O'Halloran from Dysart, won the solo reed competition, u17, and came 2nd in a duet, u17,  with  Roisin Clancy from Tubber.

W/E 15/11/2015

posted Nov 9, 2015, 9:31 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Nov 9, 2015, 9:33 AM ]


Funds for Clare Crusaders.

Shane O'Loughlin from Kilcurrish, recently ran in the Dublin City Marathon to raise funds for the Clare Crusaders Clinic in Barefield, which caters for children with special needs, covering a wide area.
Thanks to all those who supported Shane, the sum of €1,200 was raised and is very much appreciated by the Clinic.

Eucharistic Adoration.
A meeting will be held in the Parochial house in Ruan on this Thurs. eve 12th Nov. at 7.30pm when anyone interested in having Eucharistic Adoration in Dysart Church is invited.
Those already involved in it in Ruan Church are also welcome, and a Eucharistic Adoration team will be on hand to offer advice and assistance.

Adam at The Ball.
On Friday last, local boy, Adam Quirke from Ruan welcomed guests to The Black Tie Ball in Dromoland Castle.
Adam attends the Clare Crusaders Clinic, which hosted the event, and he was delighted to be given the opportunity, where he also introduced the special guest, Ann Doyle, former newsreader with RTE, who acted as M.C. for the occasion.

W/E 08/11/2015

posted Nov 2, 2015, 12:04 PM by John O'Sullivan

Wedding Bells.
The wedding took place last week of Patrick, son of Eileen & Tom Roughan of Kilcurrish, Fountain and Maura, daughter of Eileen & Kevin Barry of Killeedy, Co. Limerick in Ashford Church. Celebrant was Fr. John Keating, assisted by Fr. Pat O'Neill. Bestman was Gearoid Roughan and Groomsmen were Darragh and Brian, the groom's three brothers.
Bridesmaids were Noreen Barry, Lorraine Doyle and Sheila Dore.  Muireann Barry was flowergirl. The reception was held in The Listowel Arms Hotel.

NOTICE of Ruan GAA AGM 2015

The Annual General Meeting of Ruan GAA club will take place at 7.45 pm  on Wed Nov 25th in Ruan Community Centre. Club members are invited to submit nominations for club officers and executive committee members to Runai - Kevin O’Regan in advance of the meeting.


Blessing of Graves.

Fr. Pat O'Neill was joined by large crowds on Monday, All Souls Day, in Ruan, and later in Dysart Graveyard for Mass and blessings of graves. The autumnal sunshine was welcomed by all who were able to take part in prayers for families and friends who have died. The work of the local Rural Resource Group which keeps the graveyards in the parish neat and easily assessable for all is to be highly commended.

On this Saturday Fr. Pat will bless the graves in Kyle at 11am and Kilcross at 12 noon.


Recent Death.

The death has occurred, in England, of Kitty Kearney, sister of Claire McMahon, Ruan.


Call for a Cuppa.

On Tuesday mornings, at 10am, there will be a cup of tea/coffee and a chat in Ruan Community Centre. All are welcome.

W/E 01/11/2015

posted Oct 26, 2015, 5:09 AM by John O'Sullivan

Ruan Community Centre.
The kitchen and meeting rooms in the Community Centre in Ruan have been refurbished and are now open to be used by the community. The local Rural Resource Group, with some local tradesmen, have used their varied skills to put in a new kitchen which is fully operational and a warm and bright meeting room with new chairs.
The facilities must be pre-booked with one of the following - Fr. Pat O'Neill, 0862612124; Mary O'Halloran, 0872057019 or Senan Coughlan, 0864475400.

Trip to Croke Park.
Piaras O'Se from Ballygriffey, Ruan recently won a trip to Croke Park for forty children and ten parents from his local G.A.A. Club, sponsored by Centra. On Monday, 19th Oct. last they left Lynch's Centra in Ennis, accompanied by two Centra employees, Mary & Catherine, armed with their hurleys, boots and helmets and a healthy goodie bag each. On arrival they were met by their guide, Morgan, who looked after them for the day.
They met county and inter county players, including Pat Donnellan, Conor Lehane and, retired great, Henry Shefflin, who joined them in a training session on the hallowed grounds of Croke Park.
They were treated to lunch and having played games and done some souvenir shopping, they returned tired but thrilled with their day's outing.

Blessing of Graves.
On Mon., 2nd Nov. blessing of the graves will take place in Ruan at 10am and in Dysart at 11am, and on Sat. 7th Nov. in Kyle at 11am and Kilcross at 12 noon.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place, in Canada, of Eileen Marchildon, sister of the late Paddy (the Red) Crowe, late of Drummina, Dysart.

Confirmation Enrolment Night.
The children, from the Imeall Boirne Parishes, who will make their Confirmation next year, with their parents, are expected to attend  the Confirmation enrolment night to be held in Ruan Church in Fri. 13th Nov. next, at 8pm.

Minor Club Meeting.
A very important meeting of the underage club will be held in Ruan Community on Thurs. 4th Nov., next to put in place mentors for the next year.
The Minor Club A.G.M. will then be held the following week.
Anyone interested in helping out with the underage team is invited to contact Claire McDonagh, Sec. at 0870547646.


W/E 23/11/2014

posted Nov 17, 2014, 12:19 PM by John O'Sullivan

Christmas Sale of Work

A Christmas sale of work will be held in Ruan on Sunday 7th December after 10 a.m. Mass to raise much needed funds for the Tidy Towns and graveyards maintenance.  On sale will be timber/turf/cakes/Christmas flower arrangements & decorations/2nd hand designer clothes/books/bric a brac, face painting for the children – something for everybody.  

Donations are needed of all of these items.  

Contact Linda Hogan on 086 8748845 or Mary O’Donnell on 087 9776583, the support of the community will be much appreciated.


On the Catwalk for Camogie.

Niamh Lawton, Eimear Neilan, Sandra O'Halloran and Louise McDonnell from Ruan Camogie Club will join models from other camogie clubs in Clare to  take to the Catwalk at Treacy's West County Hotel on this Sat. 22nd Nov., at 7.30p.m. to raise funds for Clare Camogie development of "Fr. McNamara Camogie Park".  

They will showcase style available in shops in The Banner County and they would welcome support.  

Tickets may be had from Eimear at 0873143893.


Recent Death.

The death has taken place of Maureen Hume (nee Hayes), wife of the late George, of Pine Grove, Ennis and formerly of Cappinakella, Dysart.  Removal took place from Kennedy's Funeral Home to St. Tola's Church, Dysart, and following requiem Mass, she was laid to rest in Dysart Graveyard.   

She is survived by her daughters Valerie and Mary, stepson, Norman,  brothers, Morty and Gerry, nephews, extended family and friends.


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