W/E 16/10/2022

posted Oct 12, 2022, 3:33 PM by John O'Sullivan

Dromore Woods in October.

The parish is fortunate to have such beautiful walks as are in Dromore and it’s environs. The visitor centre in the main car park is open Saturdays, Sundays and Bank holidays in October from 10am to 5pm.

The centre is run by National Parks and Wildlife Service and features displays and information on the flora and fauna of the reserve. They will also be happy to answer any questions on the wildlife in the Reserve.

Toonagh Hall and Sports Complex.

The members of the current committee running Toonagh Hall and Sports complex have stepped down after four years in their positions. Over that time they have organised many activities in the complex, renting out the hall for school discos, dancing, training groups, birthday parties and hosting community and charity events. The complex now boasts an office, kitchen, bathroom and boardroom which is rented out to Dysart Toonagh Water Scheme, a project which was carried out by the local Rural Resource Group in conjunction with the DTGWS. Toonagh Handball Club, Toonagh School and various groups also use the hall and it’s facilities.

A meeting will be held tomorrow, Friday evening, Oct. 14 at 8pm, when it is hoped a new committee will be formed, otherwise the facility will have to shut down, which will be a huge loss, not only to the community, but to the school which also has use of the premises.

Fun Run.

Scoil Mhuire would like to thank ​ the community of Ruan for their wonderful support of the school’s Fun Run on Thursday, September 29. A fantastic evening was had by all and, thankfully, the weather was favourable. The school is indebted to James Sexton, and his wife Sally, who coordinated the event in conjunction with the school staff. The attendance of First Responders, Podge and Peter, Safety Stewards and the Parents Association who provided refreshments on the night is also hugely appreciated.

Darragh Casey, Max Sheehan and Dara Masterson were placed first, second and third,​ respectively, in the men’s 6K run and Niamh McCoy, Katie Considine and Louise McNamara were similarly placed in the women’s event.

After a few years where no school community gatherings were possible, it was great to see so many familiar faces, current pupils and their families, past pupils, friends and local members of the community gathered on the school grounds. The community spirit is certainly alive and strong in Ruan.​

Author Visits School.

Scoil Mhuire was delighted to host a visit from best-selling Irish children’s author, Judi Curtin, at the school on Wednesday, September 28. Ms Curtin spoke with the children about her life, her writing and her books and this was followed by a long Questions and Answers session. Ms Curtin’s visit was thoroughly enjoyable, very informative and extremely inspiring to the children. This visit came about as a result of fourth​ class pupil, Molly O’Malley, being awarded the visit for her participation in Summer Stars Reading Challenge at the DeValera library in Ennis.

Camogie News.

On Saturday, Ruan u16’s took on Smith O’Briens in Ruan in the Championship semi-final. The Ruan girls came out on top after a superb performance from this energetic group of girls who now progress to the final.

The u11’s played in the fourth round of that age group’s league in Ruan on Saturday against Kilkishen. Both teams put on a great display of Camogie and, more importantly, enjoyed the outing.

The Club appreciates the support of Adrian and Cathy Howard of Auto Body Repairs who have sponsored Camogie sweaters for the u12 Camogie team.

The Junior A ladies take on Scariff/Ogonelloe on Sunday at 4pm in Tulla, in the Shield Final.

The Camogie Club has organised a Community Dinner Dance in Woodstock Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 12. Tickets may be bought from Tasha Hynes, Rebecca Crowe, Rebecca O’Donoghue and Gillian McNulty of Ruan Camogie Club.


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