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W/E 04/05/2014

posted Apr 28, 2014, 1:49 PM by John O'Sullivan
Alzheimer's Tea Day.
This year is the 20th anniversary of the Alzheimer's Tea Day, which raises money for the local Alzheimer services in the County.   This community has been very generous over the years, hosting the annual Tea Day, however, this year, due to Toonagh Hall being closed, due to storm damage, the only venue in the parish will be in  in Ruan, where the ladies hosting it will only be too delighted to give a "cuppa" and some home baking to all who attend, in return for a donation towards the Alzheimer's Association. 
It will be held from 9.30a.m. to 12.30p.m.on Thurs. 1st May, in Ruan Community Centre,  and all are welcome.
Recent Death.
The death has taken place, in the Mid West Regional Hospital, Limerick, following a short illness, of Cathy O'Neill, of Beechgrove, Toonagh.   Cathy worked for over thirty eight years in the offices of Houlihans Solicitors in Ennis, where she made many friends, and where her dedication and work ethic gained her much admiration from colleagues and clients alike.  She was also a keen follower of the Arts, being very interested in music, theatre and cinema.   Her nieces and nephews shared some very happy times with her and are left with great memories.
Cathy's remains resposed in Dysart Church on Easter Sunday and requiem mass was concelebrated by Fr. Pat O'Neill, Fr. Tom McCabe and Fr. Ned Barrett, followed by private cremation.   She is survived by her brothers, Tom and Oliver, sisters, Eileen, Philomena and Rosemary, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.
Clare & Galway Hill Climb.
Local young rally driver, Martin Casey, of Hazelgrove, Ruan took part in the Hill Climb on Corkscrew Hill on Sat. last.   He came 2nd in his class, and 19th overall  and on Sun. on Ballyallaban, he came 3rd in his class and 21st overall, driving his Honda Civic.
Training continues for the Junior Camogie Team, with their next game against Wolfe Tones on 5th May.   The u14's had a win over Whitegate last week, and the u11 girls took part in a tournament which ran in Tulla over the weekend.
The Camogie Club is hosting a Family Fun Bingo Night on May 30th in Purcell's Bar, Ruan at 9.00p.m.  As this is the main fundraiser for the Club, which relies on the support of all parents, friends and parishioners, the organisers would be delighted if people could donate a spot prize, sponsor a Bingo game or even help out on the night.   Further details from 0873266819 or 0857603951.
Ruan u14C team had a win in the first round against Feakle/Killanena.  Liam O'Donovan from the Ruan Club is on the panel of the Clare Minors which had a win over Kerry last week. 
The Ruan Juniors had a good win over Clarecastle in Round 2 of the Junior League on Easter Sat. last in Ruan and the Seniors had a well deserved draw with Ballyea on Easter Monday.
Darkness into Light - Ennis Walk.
Darkness into Light is is the flagship fundraising and awareness event for Pieta House, and this year the walk will take place from Ennis Courthouse on May 10th.   
Registration for the walk will take place after 6.30p.m. Mass in Dysart on Sat. 3rd May and after 10a.m. Mass on Sun. 4th May, in Ruan.

May Devotions.
The rosary will be recited every evening at 8.30p.m. at Our Lady's Grotto in Fountain.   All are welcome.