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W/E 02/03/2014

posted Feb 27, 2014, 5:40 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Feb 28, 2014, 4:32 AM ]
Apostolic Works Society.
    The members of Ruan & Dysart Apostolic Works are now busy preparing for their annual display of work which takes place on Sun. 9th March next in Ruan Community Centre.  Anyone wishing to donate a sacred vessel (ciborium, chalice or pyx, etc.) to the missions, may contact any member of the Apostolic Society
All monies collected go directly to the educational and medical needs in our many foreign missions.  The continued support of the community is much appreciated.
Clothes Collection.
    There's been a big clear-out in homes around the parish for the Clothes Collection to help raise funds to repair recent storm damage to Toonagh Hall.   People will be in attendance outside Toonagh Hall on this Thurs. 27th Feb. at 9a.m., 2p.m., 3p.m. and from 6-8p.m. to take bags for the collection, and the fundraising committee is very grateful for the support is has received to date.
Bingo Nite.
    The Bingo Nite held in Purcells Bar, Ruan on Fri. night last was a huge success and a very enjoyable night for all who attended.   
Over €3,000 was raised, and it was thanks to the dedicated people who organised the event, collected prizes and to those who donated prizes and money for the night, which was in aid of Toonagh Hall & Community Centre.
Recent Deaths.
    The death has taken place, suddenly, at his home in Cappinakella, Fountain,  of Alfred, better known as Alfie Hayes, just short of his 85th year.   Alfie spent all his life on his farm in Cappinakella, where he was know as one of nature's gentlemen - he was a great neighbour ad supporter of his local community - he was know to sing a song or two at social gatherings in Toonagh Hall over the years.
Alfie's remains were removed to St. Tola's Church, Dysart from Kennedy's Funeral Home, and following requiem Mass, he was laid to rest in Dysart Graveyard.   He was predeceased by his wife, Kathleen, twenty five years ago, and his sister, Elizabeth, last year.   He is survived by his sons, John and Alan, brothers, Morty and Gerry, his sister, Maureen, daughter in law, Louise, grandchildren, extended family and friends.

    The death has also taken place of Vincent Howard, Shannon, and formerly of Ruan.  Vincent had lived with his family in Shannon for 35 years where he worked with Shannon Development.  He was laid to rest in his native Ruan on Wed. last.  He is survived by his wife, Joyce, son, Vincent, daughters, Sharon, Carmel and Denise, grandchildren, his brothers, Gerry, P.J., Chris, Francis and his sisters, Mary, Anna and Kathleen.
    Ruan u12 Davin and McNamara League winners received their medals recently at a function in Ruan Community Centre.   
The medals were presented by Ruan Senior Hurler, Pakie Roughan, and a DVD of the under 12 finals was shown on the night.   
Refreshments were also served and it was a very enjoyable night for all who attended.
Adult Dancing.
    Adult Dancing Classes - set dancing, jiving, waltz and quickstep - have started up in Ruan Community Centre, on Thurs. nights from 8.30.  All are welcome.