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W/E 17/04/2016

posted Apr 11, 2016, 5:39 AM by John O'Sullivan
Wedding Bells.
Noelle Hayes, daughter of Joseph and Ann from Kilkee, Ruan and Matthew Moloney, son of Donal and Kathleen from Kerry were married in St. Mary's Church, Ruan recently, with Fr. Pat O'Neill celebrant.  Chief bridesmaid was Caroline Hayes and bridesmaids were Jennifer Hayes and Aideen Fitzgerald. 
Bestman was David McCarthy and groomsmen were Brian and Cathal Moloney. Heather Hayes Daly, Claire Hayes, Aoidheann Hayes Ryan, Isuelt Jordan and Catelyn Moloney were all flowergirls and pageboys were Jack Gallagher and Laurence Hayes. 
The reception was held in the Armada Hotel, Spanish Point.

Poker Classic.
The Ruan Gymkhana and Ruan/Dysart Senior Citizens have joined forces to raise funds in a Poker Classic on this Fri. 15th April at 9.30pm in Purcell's Bar, Ruan.  The Gymkhana has been running for fourteen years and goes from strength to strength each year, bring  big crowds to Ruan where there are competitions for various classes of showjumping and this  year it is on the 12th June.
The Senior Citizens organisation is a valuable asset in the parish which organises a holiday in Lahinch every summer and the Christmas party and their only funds come from church gate collections so they're hoping for a generous response to the Poker Classic,  where there is a prize of €1,500 pro rata and many spot prizes on the night.

Alzheimer's Tea Day.
Every day another 11 people are diagnosed with dementia, and there are 48,000 people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia right now.  Every €25 raises provides one hour of Home Care, every €50 funds five hours at a Day Care Centre and €200 pays for an overnight stay in Respite Care. 
This year's Alzheimer's Tea  Day is Thurs. 5th May and if there is anyone in the parish who would be interested in organising one in Toonagh Hall they may contact the Society at or call 0870610212.

Ruan Community Centre Activities.
Every Tuesday morning in Ruan Community Centre there is an opportunity to come and meet neighbours and friends at the weekly coffee/tea morning.
John Conroy, an experienced fitness coach for older adult fitness holds a class every Wed. From 1.15pm to 2.15 pm which is gaining numbers due to its popularity and effectiveness.
People with arthritis, heart disease or diabetes benefit from regular exercise and it can also help people with blood pressure, balance problems or difficulty walking.