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W/E 29/03/2015

posted Mar 23, 2015, 10:47 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 23, 2015, 10:52 AM ]

Wedding Bells.
Declan O'Regan, son of Michael and the late Margaret, of Dromore, Ruan married Catherine Nugent, daughter of Sean and Maureen of Galbally, Tyrone in Bundoran recently. Fr. Pat O'Neill was celebrant and Bridesmaids were Aideen Nugent, Noelle McGuane and Chloe Nugent.
Best men were Kevin O'Regan, Paddy O'Halloran and Martin O'Halloran.  Flowergirls were Enya and Kristen Nugent
 The reception was held in The Great Northern Hotel and the couple will reside in Crusheen.

The local Junior camogie team got its league off to a good start on Sunday, when they had a one point win over St. Joseph's in Gurteen.

Parish Graveyard.
The last double grave has been taken in Ruan Graveyard, so there are no new family graves available in the parish. If anyone has suitable land, between Ruan and Dysart, who would be willing to make it available for the development of a parish graveyard, they might contact Fr. Pat O'Neill.

Recent Deaths.
The death has taken place of Frankie Leahy of Erinagh, Fountain, in St. Joseph's Hospital where he had been for a short time. Frankie lived all his life in his home where he farmed the land, as well as having worked with Clare County Council. He was a member of the Castle Rovers hurling team which was in the parish in the 1950's. He also loved to play the drums and he played many sessions in Cruises' in Ennis and in Toonagh Hall.
Frankie's remains were removed from Kennedy's Funeral Home to Ennis Cathredal, and, following requiem mass, he was laid to rest in Drumcliffe Graveyard.
He is survived by his brothers Mickey in Cork, Paddy in Limerick, sisters Loretta in Limerick and Madeline in England, many nephews and nieces and extended family and friends.

The death has also occurred of Margaret (Peig) Cullinan , nee Barrett, of Ballygriffey, Ruan, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Ennis. Peig had been confined to bed for the past number of years in her own home, where she was cared for by her son, Gerry and his wife, Nora, however she never lost her sense of humour and fun, and always had a great welcome for visitors. Peig was a talented seamstress and she was also a very talented fiddle player, and loved nothing more than joining in with many musicians over the years at sessions wherever music was played. She and her late husband, James, always had an open door, where neighbours and friends converged 'on cuairt' to play cards or music. She was a familiar figure on her bicycle  cycling to Ennis, or to visit friends and neighbours, until ill health forced her to stop cycling.
Peig's remains reposed in Kennedy's Funeral home and requiem mass was celebrated in St. Tola's Church, Dysart, during which traditional music was played by her friends. She also had a rousing 'send-off' at her graveside in Templemaley Graveyard.
She was the last surviving member of the Barrett family from Kilnamona.
She is survived by her son, Gerry, daughter in late, Nora, grandson, James, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Died in the U. S.

The death has taken place in the U. S. of Sr. Mary Ita (Nora) Guthrie of Ballytigue, Ruan in her 101st year. Sr. Ita outlived all of her siblings, of whom there were nine, born to Patrick and Nora Guthrie (nee Brew). She went to London, having completed her education in Ireland, and there she joined The Sisters of the Holy Child. At the end of her Novitiate, she volunteered for the American Missions in 1936. She served for almost eighty years in different parts of the U. S. with her sister Anne (Sr. Brendan), who died in 2002. They both enjoyed many visits home over the years.
Sr. Ita's last big celebration was her 100th birthday in August of last year, when many of her nephews and nieces were welcomed by herself and her community. She will be missed by her family and her community in Rye, New York and Rosemount, Pennsylvania, where she is laid to rest.
Memorial mass will be held in St. Mary's Church, Ruan this Sun. 29th March at 10am for Sr. Ita.