W/E 07/11/2021

posted Nov 4, 2021, 12:38 PM by John O'Sullivan
AGM of Down Syndrome Clare.
Down Syndrome Clare’’ will holds its A.G.M. on Thursday, Nov 11th at the Auburn Lodge Hotel, Ennis at 7.15pm. A special guest speaker - Dr. Toby Sachsenmaier will give a very informative talk on the night and the organising committee is looking forward to seeing all members and their families.​ Contact 087 9438610 or​ downsyndromeclare@gmail.com​ for further information.

Remembering the Dead.
Traditionally during the month of November people visit the graves of their deceased to remember them specially a during this month of the holy souls.
​ The blessing of the graves will take place in this parish on Sunday, November 7, starting at 12 noon in Ruan, visiting Kyle at 12.30pm, Dysart at 1.30pm and Kilcross at 2.00pm.
The mass of anniversaries will be celebrated in Dysart on Saturday at 8.00pm and in Ruan on Saturday, November 20.

Recent Deaths.
The death has taken place of Leslie Geraghty, Hazelgrove, Ruan, formerly of Whitehall, Dublin, at home.​ Leslie is remembered for his friendliness, wit, good humour and by always having time for a chat, which endeared him to all who knew him. Leslie is survived by his sons Ciara and Sean, brothers John and Dominic, relatives, neighbours and friends.
The death has also occurred of Mary Vonn Le Cathelinais, mother of Yanne, Nooan, Ruan.

Appointed as Manager.
Local GAA stalwarth, Francis O’Halloran, has been appointed as Manager to Roscommon Senior Hurling team, with Tommy Guilfoyle, Feakle and Stephen Cusack, Newmarket on Fergus at his side. Francis has a strong affiliation to the coaching side of the GAA, having managed Bodyke Intermediate team in 2021, being a goalkeeper coach for Clare Senior Camogie team, which he will continue for the coming year.​ He was involved in the backroom team with the Clare Senior team, and Clare under 21 level and with Eamon Cregan and Mary Immaculate College so he has plenty of experience to call upon in this post.

Attack on RIC Barracks Remembered.
The local History Group is putting together a booklet of 40/50 pages on the events leading up to the attack on the Ruan RIC Barracks, on October 18, 1920, and its aftermath, during the War of Independence.​ The raid was carried out under the direction of the Mid Clare Division, which was largely assisted by volunteers from the Dysart/Toonagh/Ruan Companies and the surrounding parishes.
The booklet will focus on local volunteers who played important parts in the taking of the Barracks. A full list of volunteers from 1917/1922, as well as the list of Cumann na mBan volunteers will be printed as they appeared in the papers of the 1920s.
To offset the cost of printing the booklet, it will cost €10 and be limited to 120/150 copies which must be ordered in advance. The group would be delighted should anyone/a business wish to sponsor the booklet or make a donation, as it remembers a very important time in the history of the parish and the sacrifices made by the Volunteers during that turbulent time. The next meeting is on Wed. Nov. 10, at 8.30pm in the meeting room at Morty Kelly’s.