W/E 09/12/2018

posted Dec 3, 2018, 2:23 PM by John O'Sullivan
Top Marks.
Nineteen year old Caoimhe Roughan from Fountain was awarded a Medal and Certificate for achieving exceptional standards in the 2018 State Examinations in Technology, in the female category, having achieved the highest marks in Ireland in the subject in the Leaving Certificate.   Caoimhe, a former pupil of Toonagh N.S. and Colaiste Muire, Ennis, with her teacher, Aidan Lawton, and her family were  all present at the Conference and A.G.M. of the Engineering and Technology Teachers Association Awards Ceremony, where Mr. Ronan McBrearty, National Chairperson, presented the awards, sponsored by Wriggle and Microsoft.  Caoimhe is now studying Architecture in U.L. and thoroughly enjoying the course.

Confirmation Enrolment.
A confirmation Enrolment ceremony for all confirmation candidates in the Imeall Boirne parishes will take place in St, Mary’s Church, Ruan on this Friday, December 7, at 7.30pm.

Senior Citizens Party.
The Senior Citizens of the Parish enjoyed a festive afternoon in Morty Kelly’s Pub in Ruan on Sunday, when the local Senior Citizens Committee organised the annual Christmas party. A sumptuous meal was delivered by the Sherwood Inn and, afterwards, Frank Custy, Joe Quinn and friends, together with a group of young musicians and dancers from the parish entertained the gathering. There were spot prizes galore and all who attended were delighted with the annual “catch up” with people they may not have met since last year’s party. 
Great credit is due to the organisers and to Morty and Sadie Kelly, as this is a date in the Senior Citizens’ calendar to which they look forward every year.

Apostolic Works Celebrations.
Ruan/Dysart Apostolic Works Society celebrated sixty years in existence on Friday evening last, beginning with concelebrated mass in St. Mary’s Church, Ruan.  The people then adjourned to the local Community Centre, where the members had laid on “high tea” for all. Members of various Societies from around the county attended and the President of the Killaloe Society, Mrs. Mary Duggan, thanked the local branch for their work over the years, in helping priests who are working on the missions, by making vestments, providing chalices and other necessities for their mission, and by their monetary donations.
Marcella Kelly of Porte, the last surviving founding member of the local branch, attended, and the current President of this branch, Eileen Roughan, presented a framed certificate to her, in recognition of her contribution to the Apostolic Works Society over the past sixty years.  Eileen also thanked everyone for their continued support over the years, and it was a lovely evening of sharing reminiscences with  the families of deceased members, who had come to celebrate the occasion.