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W/E 22/07/2018

posted Jul 19, 2018, 1:58 PM by John O'Sullivan
Dysart/Toonagh Group Water Scheme.
On the recommendation of Clare County Council, the Scheme has implemented a hose-pipe ban with immediate effect until this is in line with the National Water Conservation Order and the support of all users on the scheme is appreciated.

Wedding Bells.
David, son of Caroline  Quirke of Hazelgrove, Ruan married Emma, daughter of Jimmy and Mary Meehan of Kilmaley at Hotel Doolin recently.  Bridesmaids were Ciara Mangan and Louise Shanahan. Best man was David Lynch and Groomsmen were Leon Quirke and Conor Quirke.  Roisin Quirke was flowergirl. 
The couple and their family reside in Ennis.

Walk/Run for Zara
There will be a great opportunity for people to meet members of the Clare Senior Hurling team in Ruan on this Saturday, July 21, when they take part in a fundraising walk/run for Zara Cronin’s lifesaving surgery which will, hopefully, go ahead in September in Barcelona. Registration will be in Ruan Community Centre at 9.15am and the walk starts at 10am sharp.  A large crowd is expected on the day and there will be marshals and traffic management in place to ensure everything runs smoothly.   Tea/coffee and home baking and a barbecue will ensure everyone is well treated after the walk.
A further fundraiser is a CD featuring Monica Morgan singing “Feel the magic of the Saffron and Blue”, written by Josephine Cotter, with music by Michael Sexton and piano accompaniment by Fiona Walsh. This CD is on sale at Custy’s, O’Connell Street, Tierney’s, Abbey Street, Dysert Castle and also will be available at the walk.
Zara and her mother, Anne, are overwhelmed and hugely encouraged by the support they’ve received to date, and they are hopeful that the funds needed will be in place by September, thanks to the generosity of people of all ages who have been touched by Zara’s story.

Recent Death.
The death has occurred of Patrick (Pat) O’Loughlin of Kells, formerly of Ballygireen, Newmarket on Fergus, at Limerick University Hospital, following a short illness.  Pat was a quiet and gentle man, who, with his late wife, Bridget (who predeceased him three years ago) reared their family of three boys and four girls on the family farm.  He worked for thirty eight years with the ground staff in Shannon Airport.  He loved the land and the animals and the camaraderie of farmers he used to meet at the Mart in Ennis. His family meant the world to him and he had a great rapport with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Although he was a life-long Pioneer and never smoked, Pat was a regular for many years at Morty Kelly’s for the gamble on Friday nights.  The only holidays he and his late wife took were to their daughter in Ballina, Co. Mayo, where they enjoyed the scenery of the county.
Pat’s remains reposed at Kennedy’s Funeral Home, Ennis and following requiem mass in St. Mary’s Church, Ruan, he was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. He is survived by his family Gerard, Frances, Noel, Anne, Patricia, Michael and Brid, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons in law, daughters in law, brothers John, Noel, Kevin and Michael, sister Eileen, brother in law, sisters in law, extended family and friends.

Summer Camp. 
The beautiful weather last week meant that the one hundred and twenty boys and girls who attended the Kellogg’s Cul Camp spent a very enjoyable week in the sun in Ruan Hurling Field. They honed  different Hurling/Camogie skills under the tuition of coaches and all were delighted with the Camp.
The local G.A.A. Club will be hosting its own skills camp in the Hurling field from August 20 to 23, with coaches from the Club leading it. 
On the last day (Thursday) a Fun Day for all the family is being organised. Ninety one children have already registered and anyone wishing to still enrol may contact Anne Marie  @ 0863692135 or Grainne @ 0878560636 for further details.