February


W/E 28/02/2021

posted Feb 26, 2021, 2:05 PM by John O'Sullivan

Priest on Call this week
Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636

Priests Contact Numbers: 
Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124

Masses this Weekend  
Ruan: Saturday February 27th at 8:00pm Months Mind Mass for the late Angela Hanrahan, Ballygassane, Crusheen
 (Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Weekday Masses: Online at 9:30 am 

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday March 6th at 8:00pm Dysart Mass of Anniversaries:-  Brendan McMahon, Knockreagh,  Pa Crowe,  Claire Marrinan,  Jimo Marrinan, Bridget Hehir,  William Hehir,  John Hehir
(Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Note: If you require a Baptism or any other Certificate please forward details of type of certificate required, with your name and contact number, together with a stamped addressed envelope to Anne in the Imeall Bóirne Office. 
Please be assured that all Data Protection Policies and Privacy Guidance are complied with.

Recent Online Donations: €1,226.00.    Donation Envelopes: €1,093.80 

THE TRÓCAIRE campaign for 2021 explores the impact of conflict on families in South Sudan. ‘No one can face life in isolation … 
We need a community that supports and helps us, in which we can help one another to keep looking ahead. How important it is to dream together… 
By ourselves, we risk seeing mirages, things that are not there. Dreams, on the other hand, are built together. Let us dream, then, as a single human family, as fellow travellers sharing the same flesh, as children of the same earth which is our common home, each of us bringing the richness of his or her beliefs and convictions, each of us with his or her own voice, brothers and sisters all.’ (Pope Francis) 
The Trócaire boxes for Lent are available in our Churches. We invite and encourage you to collect one for your home and during the season of Lent through your financial support think of the people of South Sudan who are struggling and displaced.

Weekly Donations now available Online. Sincere thanks to all our parishioners who have contributed during these restricted times when we were unable to personally be together at our Masses. You can now make a contribution by credit/debit card directly to your parish using the website www.killaloediocese.ie. 
The full contribution as received by the Diocesan website will be fully paid to your parish. 
Simply go to the Diocesan Website and click on the red “Donate to your Parish” button on the top of the page. You will be invited to select your parish and the parish fund you wish to contribute to. 
Donation envelopes or regular envelopes with your box number written on it must be dropped into Fr. Pat’s house and not left into the Church.

Signed Mass Cards are available from Anne in the Imeall Boirne Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 
Also from Fr. Damien & Fr.Pat

Thought for the Week “It is easy to discourage, and far too easy to criticise, complain, rebuke. Let us try to be quicker to see even a small amount of good in a person and concentrate on that.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Due to the current Covid–19 restrictions the Imeall Bóirne Office is open to the public on Thursday only from 10am to 4pm, where you can drop off your weekly donation envelopes or purchase Mass Cards. 
Anne can be contacted by phone or e-mail all other days Mon to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

St Patricks Day Virtual Event.    This year, Clare County Council is organising and presenting an online St Patrick’s Day Event with the theme of ‘Connecting Clare’, and everyone can get involved. The Council is inviting Clare People at home and abroad to celebrate St Patrick’s Day together, by actively participating in the online event or by joining in on the day as a member of a global audience. 
The event is a great opportunity for Clare People to showcase their talents across the globe so get creative, get thinking and get involved! 
Prizes to be won! For more details see: www.clarecoco.ie

W/E 21/02/2021

posted Feb 19, 2021, 1:11 PM by John O'Sullivan

Priest on Call this week
Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124

Priests Contact Numbers: 
Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636

Masses this Weekend  
Ruan: Saturday February 20th at 8:00pm  Mass of Anniversaries:-  Jimmy O’Brien,  Margaret O’Brien,  Bridget O’Brien,  Joseph O’Brien and Nora Sweeney,  deceased members of the O’Brien family,  Gerard Daffy,  Jack Doherty,  Mary Griffin,  Mary McNamara,  Johnny McNamara,  Joe Moloney, Deceased members of the Moloney Family,  Pappy O’Rourke,  Bridget O’Brien ,  Paddy O’ Donoghue,  Maisie O’ Donoghue,  Jimmy Smyth and Vera Smyth,  Tommy Casey, The Casey Family Nooan,  Bridget O’ Loughlin,  Patrick O’Loughlin,  Martin and Mary Collins,  The Curtin Family,  Margaret Quinn,  Peter Quinn,  Kathleen and Nora Cassidy,  Leonard and Lilly Healy,  John Waring,  Lilly Waring,  Noreen Cahir,  Michael Cahir, late of Kells and Wexford,  Seanie O’Connor and Mary Malone/O’Connor
 (Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Weekday Masses: Online at 9:30 am 

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday February 27th at 8:00pm Months Mind Mass for the late Angela Hanrahan, Ballygassane, Crusheen
(Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Note: If you require a Baptism or any other Certificate please forward details of type of certificate required, with your name and contact number, together with a stamped addressed envelope to Anne in the Imeall Bóirne Office. 
Please be assured that all Data Protection Policies and Privacy Guidance are complied with.

THE TRÓCAIRE campaign for 2021 explores the impact of conflict on families in South Sudan. ‘No one can face life in isolation … 
We need a community that supports and helps us, in which we can help one another to keep looking ahead. How important it is to dream together… 
By ourselves, we risk seeing mirages, things that are not there. Dreams, on the other hand, are built together. Let us dream, then, as a single human family, as fellow travellers sharing the same flesh, as children of the same earth which is our common home, each of us bringing the richness of his or her beliefs and convictions, each of us with his or her own voice, brothers and sisters all.’ (Pope Francis) 
The Trócaire boxes for Lent are available in our Churches. We invite and encourage you to collect one for your home and during the season of Lent through your financial support think of the people of South Sudan who are struggling and displaced.

Weekly Donations now available Online. Sincere thanks to all our parishioners who have contributed during these restricted times when we were unable to personally be together at our Masses. You can now make a contribution by credit/debit card directly to your parish using the website www.killaloediocese.ie. 
The full contribution as received by the Diocesan website will be fully paid to your parish. 
Simply go to the Diocesan Website and click on the red “Donate to your Parish” button on the top of the page. You will be invited to select your parish and the parish fund you wish to contribute to. 
Donation envelopes or regular envelopes with your box number written on it must be dropped into Fr. Pat’s house and not left into the Church.

Signed Mass Cards are available from Anne in the Imeall Boirne Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 
Also from Fr. Damien & Fr.Pat

Ruan/Dysart Community Notice Reminder there is a vacancy for an Administrative assistant in the Ruan Office of Ruan Dysart Resource Group. 
There are also General maintenance vacancies, full details from Fr. Pat O’ Neill on 086-2612124 or Senan Coughlan on 086-4475400.

Due to the current Covid–19 restrictions the Imeall Bóirne Office is open to the public on Thursday only from 10am to 4pm, where you can drop off your weekly donation envelopes or purchase Mass Cards. 
Anne can be contacted by phone or e-mail all other days Mon to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

St Patricks Day Virtual Event. Clare County Council invites Clare people at home and abroad to take part, by recording and submitting a performance, prizes to be won. For more details see www.clarecoco.ie.

W/E 14/02/2021

posted Feb 12, 2021, 2:28 PM by John O'Sullivan

Priest on Call this week
Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636

Priests Contact Numbers: 
Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124

Masses this Weekend  
Ruan: Saturday February 13th at 8:00pm:-  Months Minds Mass for the late Mary Neylon Tubber
 (Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Weekday Masses: Online at 9:30 am 

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday February 20th at 8:00pm  Mass of Anniversaries:-  Jimmy O’Brien,  Margaret O’Brien,  Bridget O’Brien,  Joseph O’Brien and Nora Sweeney,  deceased members of the O’Brien family,  Gerard Daffy,  Jack Doherty,  Mary Griffin,  Mary McNamara,  Johnny McNamara,  Joe Moloney, Deceased members of the Moloney Family,  Pappy O’Rourke,  Bridget O’Brien ,  Paddy O’ Donoghue,  Maisie O’ Donoghue,  Jimmy Smyth and Vera Smyth,  Tommy Casey, The Casey Family Nooan,  Bridget O’ Loughlin,  Patrick O’Loughlin,  Martin and Mary Collins,  The Curtin Family,  Margaret Quinn,  Peter Quinn,  Kathleen and Nora Cassidy,  Leonard and Lilly Healy,  John Waring,  Lilly Waring,  Noreen Cahir,  Michael Cahir, late of Kells and Wexford,  Seanie O’Connor and Mary Malone/O’Connor
(Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Note: If you require a Baptism or any other Certificate please forward details of type of certificate required, with your name and contact number, together with a stamped addressed envelope to Anne in the Imeall Bóirne Office. 
Please be assured that all Data Protection Policies and Privacy Guidance are complied with.

Weekly Collections:   Recent Collections: 
We are really grateful for your generosity and support

Weekly Donations now available Online. Sincere thanks to all our parishioners who have contributed during these restricted times when we were unable to personally be together at our Masses. You can now make a contribution by credit/debit card directly to your parish using the website www.killaloediocese.ie. 
The full contribution as received by the Diocesan website will be fully paid to your parish. 
Simply go to the Diocesan Website and click on the red “Donate to your Parish” button on the top of the page. You will be invited to select your parish and the parish fund you wish to contribute to. 
Weekly Donations Envelopes can also be dropped into the Imeall Boirne Office on Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm or anytime to Fr. Pat’s home in Ruan or Fr. Damien’s home in Corofin. 

Signed Mass Cards are available from Anne in the Imeall Boirne Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 
Also from Fr. Damien & Fr.Pat

Ruan/Dysart Community Notice There is a vacancy for an Administrative assistant in the Ruan Office of Ruan Dysart Resource Group. 
This position includes some accounts, wages, and general office duties. Training can be provided but some experience would be an advantage. 
This is a community employment scheme so certain criterion applies: 
Are you on some form of social welfare/disability payment. 
Are you on that payment for more than 12 months (or close to 12 months) 
There are also General maintenance vacancies, the same criteria as above applies…. 
If yes to the above, please contact Fr. Pat O’ Neill on 086-2612124 or Senan Coughlan on 086-4475400 for further information

Bottle Bank Recycling We would ask that everyone who uses this facility to please bring home their cardboard boxes, plastic bags and not leave them beside to bottle banks. Thank You. 

W/E 07/02/2021

posted Feb 6, 2021, 2:56 PM by John O'Sullivan

Priest on Call this week
Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124

Priests Contact Numbers: 
Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636

Masses this Weekend  
Ruan: Saturday February 6th at 8:00pm:- Dysart Mass of Anniversaries   John Mulqueen,   Alfie Hayes,   Michael O’Leary,   Thomas O’Leary.
 (Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Weekday Masses: Online at 9:30 am 

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday February 13th at 8:00pm:-  Months Minds Mass for the late Mary Neylon Tubber
(Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Note: If you require a Baptism or any other Certificate please forward details of type of certificate required, with your name and contact number, together with a stamped addressed envelope to Anne in the Imeall Bóirne Office. 
Please be assured that all Data Protection Policies and Privacy Guidance are complied with.

Weekly Collections:   Recent Collections: 
We are really grateful for your generosity and support

Weekly Donations now available Online. Sincere thanks to all our parishioners who have contributed during these restricted times when we were unable to personally be together at our Masses. You can now make a contribution by credit/debit card directly to your parish using the website www.killaloediocese.ie. 
The full contribution as received by the Diocesan website will be fully paid to your parish. 
Simply go to the Diocesan Website and click on the red “Donate to your Parish” button on the top of the page. You will be invited to select your parish and the parish fund you wish to contribute to. 
Weekly Donations Envelopes can also be dropped into the Imeall Boirne Office on Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm or anytime to Fr. Pat’s home in Ruan or Fr. Damien’s home in Corofin. 

Signed Mass Cards are available from Anne in the Imeall Boirne Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 
Also from Fr. Damien & Fr.Pat

Toonagh National School is now accepting Enrolments for Junior Infants September 2021. Please contact the school on email toonaghschool@gmail.com for an application form or phone 065-6820143 and leave a message. Application forms can also be downloaded from the school website toonaghns.com. 
Closing date for applications is February 26th 2021. Thank you. 

Ruan National School - Application forms are available for families who wish to enrol their child for the 2021/2022 school year. 
Please email the school at ruanschool@gmail.com if you wish to receive a form. Thank You. 

Bottle Bank Recycling We would ask that everyone who uses this facility to please bring home their cardboard boxes, plastic bags and not leave them beside to bottle banks. Thank You. 

W/E 23/02/2020

posted Feb 21, 2020, 10:51 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Feb 21, 2020, 10:54 AM ]

Priest on Call this week

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday February 22nd at 8:00pm:- Mass of the People

Rest in Peace We remember in our prayers Bridget Cullen (née Loftus) Corballa, Ballina, Sligo, mother of Eileen Hannon, Ruan, who was laid to rest during the week.  May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Masses next Weekend 
Dysart: Saturday 29th February 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:- Brendan McMahon, Knockreagh,   Claire Marrinan,  Jimo Marrinan,  Bridget Hehir, William Hehir,  John Hehir,  Pa Crowe. 
Lay Led Liturgies: Will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Ruan On Sunday March 1st at 10:00am 

Ash Wednesday February 26th marks the beginning of the holiest time of the Christian year. With the priest using his right thumb to apply the ashes while saying the prayer, "Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return," the 40-day Lenten season commences. 
Traditionally, at least one person from every household attends Church on Ash Wednesday so they would bring home a pinch or two, so that all family members could have their foreheads marked. 
Imeall Boirne Ash Wednesday Masses:-  Ruan : 9:30am   Boston: 9:30am   Corofin : 7:00pm   Crusheen : 7:00pm

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                   Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: : €669.70

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Ministers this week:- Carrie Droney  Eileen Hannon          

Reader this week:- Aidan Lawton

Euch Ministers next week:-      

Reader next week


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister next week:-       Reader next week:- 


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.

Dates for February 2020 -Boston 23rd 


People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. 

All forms for the above are available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Imeall Boirne Pastoral Area Meeting The next Pastoral Area (Cluster) Meeting takes place on Thursday 5th March in Tubber at 8:00pm. All Welcome.


Distribution of the Eucharist in Imeall Boirne Elderly and house bound parishioners in any of the Imeall Boirne Parishes who wish to receive Holy Communion should contact Anne in the Imeall Boirne Office and arrangements 

will be made with Fr. Pat or Fr. Damien. Imeall Boirne Office - 065 68 90865.


Lenten Practice. This Lent why not take 30 minutes on a Friday evening to come to St. Tola’s Church, Dysart to leave behind, the hustle and bustle of the busy lives we are leading. The Stations of the Cross and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be led from 7.30pm, commencing Friday, February 28th and each Friday evening until April 3rd. All are welcome. 


Tractor Run and Family Fun Day Takes place in Toonagh on Sunday, March 8th. A great day’s entertainment is planned, with tractors, new and vintage, trucks, vintage cars and motorbikes expected to take part. In the time between the vehicles leaving Toonagh Hall, and their return, games for the children will be organised, a bric a brac sale, book and cake sale will be held, and refreshments will be served. More details will be given nearer the time. 


Cash for Clobber: The recent collection in Toonagh School raised €1,000, which will be used for the benefit of the children in the school. The efforts of all who supported the Parents Association is much appreciated.

W/E 16/02/2020

posted Feb 14, 2020, 8:49 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Feb 14, 2020, 8:59 AM ]

Priest on Call this week

  Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Friday 14th 7:00pm Months Mind Mass for the late Angela Donnellan (nee Casey) Bealacana. 
Ruan: Saturday February 15th at 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:- Jack Doherty,  Mary Griffin.  Mary McNamara.  Johnny McNamara,  Joe Moloney, Deceased members of the Moloney Family,  Pappy O’Rourke.  Bridget O’Brien.  Paddy O’ Donoghue.  Maisie O’ Donoghue,  Jimmy Smyth and Vera Smyth,  Tommy Casey,  Bridget O’ Loughlin,  Patrick O’Loughlin,  The Casey Family  Nooan,  The Curtin Family,  Margaret Quinn,  Peter Quinn,  Kathleen and Nora Cassidy. Leonard and Lilly Healy,  John Waring,  Lilly Waring, Noreen & Michael Cahir

Rest in Peace We remember in our payers Mai Rynne (née McMahon) London, 
and formerly of Dysart, sister of Sarah O’Halloran, Dysart. Nonie 
Wallace, Bridie Byrnes in Ennis, also their niece, Anne Gavin 
(née McMahon) of Shanagolden. May their gentle souls rest in peace.

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday February 22nd at 8:00pm:- Mass of the People

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                   Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: : €1,120.46

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Ministers this week:Theresa Cullinan  Ellen Jones            

Reader this week:- Liam Jones

Euch Ministers next week:-      

Reader next week: Aidan Lawton


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister this week:-       Reader this week:- 


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.

Dates for February 2020 - Dysart 9th - Kilnaboy 16th - Boston 23rd 


People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. 

All forms for the above are available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


First Holy Communion The next “Do This In Memory” Mass for the First Holy Communion children in Imeall Boirne takes place next Saturday Feb 15th Boston at 6:30pm /Ruan 8:00pm. On Sunday Feb 16th Crusheen 9:30am /Corofin at 11:00am.


Distribution of the Eucharist in Imeall Boirne Elderly and house bound parishioners in any of the Imeall Boirne Parishes who wish to receive Holy Communion should contact Anne in the Imeall Boirne Office and arrangements 

will be made with Fr. Pat or Fr. Damien. Imeall Boirne Office - 065 68 90865.


Ruan National School: Ruan N.S. invites applications for the part-time post of School Secretary. For details, please see www.educationposts.ie. Shortlisting may apply. Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Monday 17th Feb. Please forward your CV and letter of application to: The Chairperson, Board of Management Ruan NS, Ruan, Co. Clare. 

W/E 09/02/2020

posted Feb 6, 2020, 10:21 AM by John O'Sullivan

Priest on Call this week

 Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday February 8th at 8:00pm:- Mass of the People
Dysart: Sunday February 9th at 10:00a.m:- Lay Led Liturgy

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Friday 14th 7:00pm Months Mind Mass for the late Angela Donnellan (nee Casey) Bealacana. 
Ruan: Saturday February 15th at 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:- Jack Doherty,  Mary Griffin.  Mary McNamara.  Johnny McNamara,  Joe Moloney, Deceased members of the Moloney Family,  Pappy O’Rourke.  Bridget O’Brien.  Paddy O’ Donoghue.  Maisie O’ Donoghue,  Jimmy Smyth and Vera Smyth,  Tommy Casey,  Bridget O’ Loughlin,  Patrick O’Loughlin,  The Casey Family  Nooan,  The Curtin Family,  Margaret Quinn,  Peter Quinn,  Kathleen and Nora Cassidy. Leonard and Lilly Healy,  John Waring,  Lilly Waring

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: : €665.21  

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Ministers this week: Monica Cassidy    Mary Quinn            

Reader this week:- Emer O Halloran  

Euch Ministers next week:-   Theresa Cullinan  Ellen Jones   

Reader next week: Liam Jones


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister this week:-       Reader this week:- 


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.

Dates for February 2020 - Ballinruan 12th -  Dysart 9th - Kilnaboy 16th - Boston 23rd 


Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 8th February Tubber

People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. 

All forms for the above are available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


First Holy Communion The next “Do This In Memory” Mass for the First Holy Communion children in Imeall Boirne takes place next Saturday Feb 15th Boston at 6:30pm /Ruan 8:00pm. On Sunday Feb 16th Crusheen 9:30am /Corofin at 11:00am.


Holy Week /Easter Meeting A meeting to plan Holy Week / Easter will be held in Ruan Community Hall on Tuesday 11th Feb at 7:30pm. We invite all Choir Directors & Members, Eucharistic Ministers, Readers, and all involved with the celebration of Masses and Lay Led Liturgies across Imeall Boirne to attend. 

Fr. Adrian Pelo from Ennis Friary will be in attendance to discuss how best, we, as a pastoral area can come together and prepare to celebrate Holy Week and Easter.


Ruan National School: Ruan N.S. invites applications for the part-time post of School Secretary. For details, please see www.educationposts.ie. Shortlisting may apply. Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Monday 17th Feb. Please forward your CV and letter of application to: The Chairperson, Board of Management Ruan NS, Ruan, Co. Clare. 


Ruan/Dysart History Group: We plan to commemorate “The Decade of Centenaries”. They are working on The Ruan Barracks Raid 18/10/1920. Ruan Cumann na MBan formation 1917 and Dysart 1920 consisted of 44 members. They are looking for photos or any info regarding same and any help would be very welcome for the running of the commemoration later on in the year. History group meet at Morty’s each Wed at 8:30pm. 


Fundraising Cake Sale: We are holding Cake Sale this Saturday 8th from 6pm -9pm with all funds raised going toward the History Group and the local Ruan/Dysart CFR Group (Community First Responders) Group. 


CFR Group: We are also launching our Community Group in association with the National Ambulance Service on Friday 14th of Feb at 7:30pm in Ruan Community Centre. The group, first established in Nov 2018, is run entirely by volunteers and has been set up to benefit our local area. This service aims to respond to and provide basic medical assistance to people in the local area, while an ambulance is on-route. Local support would be greatly appreciated. 

All Welcome!

W/E 02/02/2020

posted Jan 30, 2020, 1:03 PM by John O'Sullivan

Priest on Call this week

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124


Priests Contact Numbers: 

 Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Dysart: Saturday February 1st at 8:00pm Mass of Aniversaries:- John Mulqueen,  Alfie Hayes,  Michael & Thomas O'Leary.
Ruan: Sunday February 2nd at 10:00a.m. Lay Led Liturgy

Feast of St. Blaise - 3rd Feb  
The Blessing of Throats associated with St. Blaise will take place at the regular weekend Masses in Imeall Boirne on Sat 1st and Sun 2nd Feb

Candlemas Day - 2nd Feb This Sunday 2nd February is Candlemas Day, the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus. Candles both for home and church use will be blessed at all Masses on Saturday and on Sunday. This is to remind us that Jesus is the light of the world.

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday February 8th at 8:00pm Mass for the People 
Lay Led Liturgies: Will take place in St. Tola’s Church Dysart on Sunday 9th February at 10:00am. 

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: : €320  

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Ministers this week:-            

Reader this week:-   

Euch Ministers next week:- Monica Cassidy  Mary Quinn       

Reader next week: Emer O Halloran


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister this week:- Moire O Loughlin       Reader this week:- Louise McDonnell 


You Shall Be My Witness” Confirmation Programme for all Confirmation Candidates on this Sunday 2nd February from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, 

in St. Patrick’s Hall, Corofin.  

All Confirmation Candidates must attend each evening. 

Confirmation Dates:-Friday 24th April in Ruan at 11:00am (Ruan and Toonagh Schools)

Confirmation Retreat Dates: Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd March in Knock, Co. Mayo. (Bus pick up times will be advised shortly)


A meeting for the volunteer parents of the Children receiving the Blessed Sacrament of First Holy Communion, will be held on Tue 4th Feb, in Ruan Community Hall at 7:30pm


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.

Dates for February 2020 - Ballinruan 12th -  Dysart 9th - Kilnaboy 16th - Boston 23rd 


Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 8th February Tubber

People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. 

All forms for the above are available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Apostolic Works Society The annual Apostolic Works Society Display will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Sat. March 14 and Sun. March 15. Is anyone is interested in donating a sacred vessel in memory of a loved one who has died, or from a family, they may contact Eileen Roughan (0876460691), Mary Marrinan (0868064838) or Eileen Hannon. 


Ruan Camogie & Gaa Club Registration night will take place on Friday 7th February in Toonagh Hall along with the hurling club with registration starting from 7pm. There will be a medal presentation to the U14 Camogie team from a special guest on the night.

St. Flannan’s in Harty Cup Final - Congratulations to the players from our Parishes who were part of the Harty Cup semi-final hurling team who defeated Templemore last weekend. Best of Luck in the Final !!



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posted Feb 21, 2019, 10:46 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Feb 21, 2019, 10:54 AM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-

Fr Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124: 


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wednesday @ 9:30am


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 23rd February 8:00pm:- 1st Anniversary—Mrs. Mary Griffin

Masses next Weekend  
Dysart: Saturday 2nd March 8:00pm:- Mass of Anniversaries.  Michael McGuane, Cragmoher,   Michael O’Leary,   Tom O’Leary,
Mary Nestor,   Tom Nestor,   Gerry Nestor.

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsChurch Collections: €364.94

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week: Mary O Halloran                  Reader this week:-  Aidan Lawton

Euch Minister next week:-                                                  Reader next week:-  


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister this week:- Aidan Hastings                      Reader this week:- Rose Foudy     


Ruan Parish Council Meeting  The next meeting will take place on Monday 4th March at 8:00pm in Ruan Community Centre. 

All are welcome.         


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

All Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all nine churches.


Next Baptism in February:- Boston 24th

March Baptism Dates:  Crusheen 3rd  - Ruan 10th - Rath 17th - Tubber 24th


People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. All forms for the above are
available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


First Communion Dates 2019:  Saturday 18th May:- Ruan 11:00am, Dysart 1:00pm. 

Saturday 25th May:- Crusheen 11:00am, Corofin 11:00am,  Kilnaboy 1:00pm.


Confirmation Dates 2019: Saturday 8th June -11 am Venue Ruan for (Ruan - Toonagh Schools)
Saturday 8th June -11 am  Venue Crusheen for (Crusheen - Tubber Schools)
Sunday 9th June -11 am      Venue Corofin for (Corofin - Kilnaboy Schools)

You Shall Be My Witness” Confirmation Programme for all Confirmation Candidates concludes this Sunday February 24th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, in
St. Patrick’s Hall, Corofin

Celebrating 120 Years of Priesthood   On 21st February 1959 at different ceremonies in Rome, two young men, one from Tipperary, the other from Galway were ordained to the priesthood. Willie Walsh was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Killaloe. Cletus Noone was ordained a Franciscan Priest; sixty years later these two men find themselves in ministry in Ennis. Bishop Willie as Bishop Emeritus and Fr. Cletus as a member of the Ennis Franciscan Fraternity. 
Bishop Willie has lived almost all of his priesthood in Ennis serving as Teacher, Priest and Bishop. 
Fr. Cletus has served in different Friaries and in best known for St. Anthony’s Novena each Tuesday and his weekly Radio Show on a Saturday night on Clare FM. As both men give thanks for the blessings of the last sixty years, we join with them in thanking God for blessing us with two great priests. We wish both Bishop Willie and Fr. Cletus continued blessings, for good health and many more years.


Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Works Society The local Apostolic Works Society annual display of works will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Saturday 9th March after 8:00pm Mass and again on Sunday 10th March from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm. 
Anyone wishing to donate a sacred vessel please contact Eileen Roughan,  Mary Marrinan or Eileen Hannon as soon as possible. Thank You

Ruan Hurling Club We wishes to extend sympathies to the following families who have recently lost loved ones.
The Leahy Families.  The Lyons Family, Larch Hill.  The Family of Michael Flanagan, Gort. The Barrow and Kennedy Families, Fountain.  
The Henchy, Family. The Reeves Family, Ruan 
Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.

Boxercise Classes: Commencing on Feb 28th for 6 weeks at 8:00pm in Ruan Community Centre. Fee: €55 To book please text 0876104357

The Clare Area 2019 Daffodil Day  Launch Night is on Monday Feb 25th at 8pm in Tracey’s West County Hotel.
If you would like to volunteer on Daffodil Day (March 22nd) or sell merchandise in your local area or workplace, please come along. 
For all enquiries please call Clare - 086 2267364 or Michael - 087 2045759.

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posted Feb 15, 2019, 7:00 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Feb 15, 2019, 7:04 AM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-

Fr Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124: 


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wednesday @ 9:30am


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 16th February 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:- Jack Doherty, Bridget O’Brien, Pappy O’Brien, Tommy Casey, Gerard Daffy
John Waring, Lilly Waring, Bridget O’Loughlin, Paddy O’Loughlin, Mary McNamara, Johnny McNamara, Joe Moloney, Deceased members of the Moloney Family
Margaret Quinn, Peter Quinn, Kathleen and Nora Cassidy, Leonard and Lilly Healy, Noreen Cahir, Fr. Michael Cahir.


Masses next Weekend  
Ruan: Saturday 23rd February 8:00pm:- 1st Anniversary—Mrs. Mary Griffin

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsChurch Collections: €364.94

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week: Loretta Kenny                  Reader this week:-  Liam Jones

Euch Minister next week:- Mary O Halloran             Reader next week:-  Aidan Lawton


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister this week:-         Reader this week:-                      


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

All Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all nine churches.


Next Baptism in February:-  Kilnaboy 17th - Boston 24th


People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. All forms for the above are
available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


First Communion Dates 2019:  Saturday 18th May:- Ruan 11:00am, Dysart 1:00pm. 

Saturday 25th May:- Crusheen 11:00am, Corofin 11:00am,  Kilnaboy 1:00pm.


Confirmation Dates 2019: Saturday 8th June -11 am Venue Ruan for (Ruan - Toonagh Schools)
Saturday 8th June -11 am  Venue Crusheen for (Crusheen - Tubber Schools)
Sunday 9th June -11 am      Venue Corofin for (Corofin - Kilnaboy Schools)


Enrolment at Scoil Mhuire Ruan. Scoil Mhuire Ruan is now accepting enrolment of Junior Infants for September 2019. Please contact the school on 065 6837301 or at ruanschool@gmail.com for further details.


Imeall Boirne Youth Gathering.On Friday nights, a group of secondary school youths from the Imeall Bourne Parishes gather in Ruan Community Centre from 7.30-9:00pm. They enjoy time together, meet new people of their own age group, and have ‘gadget free’ time, as phones are not allowed. One of their outings last year was to the R.N.L.I. Lifeboat Station in Galway, to see the valuable contribution of the volunteers to the service. The Club is based on the values of N.E.T. Ministries (www.netministty.ie). 
At Easter, every year, the group goes on a Surfing Retreat to Donegal, which all participants have found to be a very special time. All info from Mary Wynne or Ellen Jones.

Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Works Society The local Apostolic Works Society annual display of works will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Saturday 9th March after 8:00pm Mass and again on Sunday 10th March from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm. 
Anyone wishing to donate a sacred vessel please contact Eileen Roughan, Mary Marrinan or Eileen Hannon as soon as possible. Thank You

Camogie Presentation/Registration Night.  Ruan Camogie held its annual registration Night on Friday 1st February. A successful night with
great numbers registering for the upcoming year of camogie. The winning U13B and U18C teams were presented with their medals from Clare
camogie star Chloe Morey on the night. Congrats to all involved on a enjoyable night.

Ruan Camogie Gear: A wide variety of stunning gear is available, and can be seen on the Ruan Camogie Facebook Page. 
Registration is also available to those who may have missed the registration night at ruancamogie@gmail.com

The Clare Area 2019 Daffodil Day  Launch Night is on Monday Feb 25th at 8pm in Tracey’s West County Hotel.
If you would like to volunteer on Daffodil Day (March 22nd) or sell merchandise in your local area or workplace, please come along. 
For all enquiries please call Clare - 086 2267364 or Michael - 087 2045759.

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