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Week 10/07/2011

posted Jul 5, 2011, 2:12 AM by Unknown user

Morty Calls it a Day!
Representatives of various organisations which benefit from the work of the Rural Resource Group gathered at Morty Kelly's Bar in Ruan on Thursday night last, to pay tribute to Morty on his retirement as Supervisor from the Group.   Morty initially became involved in FAS, as it was then known, in 1993, and he took on the role as Supervisor in 1996, a role which he filled with diligence, patience and good humour.   He is highly regarded by those he came into contact with in the course of his work - his workers, staff and the wider community. Morty, originally from Dysart,  displayed "pride of place" in his work over the years and the parish is all the better for his involvement.     
During his time as Supervisor, he has overseen work on the Community Centres, Dysart Castle, graveyards, housing estates and in Ruan Village itself.   He was also Chairman of the Supervisors in Clare, and chaired his last meeting with them last week.  
Presentations were made to Morty, and his wife, Sadie received flowers for the special occasion.   
Refreshments were served, and Frank Custy, Joe Quinn, Patrick O'Loughlin and Flan Murtagh  provided music for what was a very emotional and enjoyable night.
The celebrations then continued on Friday morning in the office of the Rural Resource Group in Ruan Community Centre, when the workers acknowledged Morty's retirement, making a presentation to him and Sadie, wishing them both good health to enjoy the years ahead.  
A presentation was also made to Morty from the Tidy Towns Association in appreciation of his committment and dedication over the years. 
Married in Italy.
Cassandra Bell, daughter of John and Veronica Bell of Dromore, Ruan, married John McInerney, son of Pat and Kitty McInerney from Ennis, in Riva, Lake Garda, Italy, last week, joined by their families and friends.  Bishop Willie Walshe, a family friend, was celebrant at the ceremony.    Bridesmaids were Marie O'Gorman and Crystal Bourke.   John's brother, Paul, was Bestman and Groomsman was Marty Brennan.   
Saoirse Davies was flowergirl.   The honeymoon was spent touring Italy and John and Cassandra will reside in Cork, where they both work.
St. Mary's Church Centenary.
St. Mary's Church, Ruan is 100 years old this year, and centenary celebrations will be held on Sun. 24th July at 2.00p.m.  
There is a huge wealth of talent in the parish and it would be welcomed on the day, anyone wishing to take part, 
may contact Fr. Pat O'Neill at 0656827799 or 0862612124.