W/E 12/01/2014

posted Feb 9, 2014, 4:33 AM by John O'Sullivan
Recent Death.
The death has taken place, suddenly, at his home of Martin O'Halloran, Belturbet, Co. Cavan and formerly of Dromore, Ruan.  Martin was a member of the Defence Forces for nineteen years,  he did a tour of duty in Cyprus and was stationed along the Border during his career. Until his retirement,  he was stationed in Cavan, and it was there he met his late wife, Alice, who predeceased him in 2012. 
Removal took place from his home to Belturbet Church, and he was laid to rest with his late wife.  Martin is survived by his son, Laurence, brothers, Christy and Anthony and his sister, Mary.  A memorial mass for Martin will be celebrated in Ruan on Sat. 18th Jan., in Ruan Church at 3.00p.m.
Community Games.
Calling all budding artists in the parish - closing date for the Ruan Community Games, Art and Model Making Competition is Jan. 21st, 2014.  Ages u8 to u16, as at 31st July, 2014.  Entries to Moira O'Loughlin with an entry fee of €2. 
Turkey Trotters.
A group of over 60 horses and their riders took to the roads around Ruan on New Year's Day for their annual hunt.   Due to the inclement weather experienced over Christmas, they contented themselves riding at a leisurely pace around the environs of Ruan and all enjoyed their day's outing.  Broadcaster, Hector O'hEochagain and his family were among the spectators in Ruan on the day.