W/E 03/11/2019

posted Oct 31, 2019, 3:38 AM by John O'Sullivan
Halloween Parties.
The children of Toonagh School had great fun in Toonagh Hall on Friday night last, where they enjoyed party tricks and treats laid on for them by the Parents Association. There were prizes for best costume and also for an Art Competition in which a child from each class in the school was awarded a prize. It was a fun-filled and happy occasion for all involved and the work of all who made the evening such a success is much appreciated.
In Ruan Community Centre over 100 children from Ruan School were entertained with fun and games and treats and spot prizes for both children and adults. The children wore fancy dress and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Again, the success of the evening depended on the work of those who decorated the hall and organised everything to make the event so enjoyable.

Recent Deaths.
The death has taken place of Nuala Keane (née Marrinan), Tullyodea, Ruan, late of Kincora Park, Ennis and formerly of Lisdoonvarna, peacefully, at the Galway Clinic.  Nuala was a well respected and well loved teacher, teaching in Fanore and Sixmilebridge during her career, always seeing the good in people.  She was a quiet and gentle lady, devoted to her family. She was up to date with technology, keeping in touch with family and friends through her iPad, and she loved her style. She also loved nature and feeding the birds over the winter gave her much pleasure. Nuala and her husband, Joe, were  keen supporters of community events and, indeed, one their last outings together was to support Cahercalla Hospice Coffee morning in Ruan Community Centre in September.
Nuala’s remains reposed at Daly’s Mortuary Chapel and, following concelebeated requiem mass in St. Joseph’s Church, she was laid to rest in Drumcliffe Graveyard.
Nuala is survived by her husband, Joe, daughters Sinead,  Patricia and Emer, sons  Alan, Conor, Joseph and Mark, sisters Rose Munelly, Dublin and Mary Donoghue, Galway, her brothers Oliver and Michael Marrinan, Lisdoonvarna, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. 
The death has also taken place of Nora Sheehan (née Bourke), Sixmilebridge, mother of Lourda Flanagan, Ballygriffey, Ruan.

Senior Citizens Party.
This year the Senior Citizens Christmas Party will be held in Morty Kelly’s Bar on Sunday, Dec. 1. Anyone wishing to attend should contact Sheila @ 0876546637,  Linda @ 0868748845 or Mary @ 0879776583 - this is necessary to ensure that sufficient meals are available on the day. 

Blessing of Graves.
Blessing of the Graves for November will take place in the parish on Sunday, Nov. 3, as follows - Ruan 12 noon, Kyle 12.30, Dysart 1.30, Kilcross 2pm.
Mass of Anniversaries will be celebrated in Dysart on Sat. evening Nov. 2 at 8pm.
Lay led Liturgy will be celebrated  in Ruan Church on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 10am.