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W/E 05/05/2019

posted May 1, 2019, 3:40 PM by John O'Sullivan
Tractor Run for Tidy Towns.
There was a great turn-out in Ruan on Easter Sunday when the beautiful weather drew out young and old to support the Tractor Run, raising funds for the Tidy Towns and Graveyard Group. Around seventy tractors of all shapes and sizes and twenty vintage cars and trucks. They left Ruan village and took the road to Kell’s Cross and Corofin, returning to Ruan where refreshments were served at Morty Kelly’s Bar. A group of children also drove their vehicles around Ruan Church with great enthusiasm and it was a very enjoyable day. The organisers are very grateful for the support they received for this fundraiser and will use the funds for maintenance of machinery used in keeping the village and graveyards in the parish in top shape.

Poker Classic a Success.
The recent Poker Classic held by Ruan Gymkhana in Morty Kelly’s Bar raised funds for the upcoming Gymkhana in July and was well supported. The Committee gave a portion of the funds raised to the Senior Citizens Group to go towards their annual trip to Lahinch and the Christmas party for the senior citizens of the parish. The support of all who helped in any way is deeply appreciated.

Retreat in Donegal.
Last week 38 young people from the Imeall Boirne Cluster went on Retreat to Donegal to take time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, for the purpose of reconnecting with each other through various activities, including prayer. They also had fun attending a surf camp on both days. The Retreat was organised by the Net Ministeries, who are young missionaries sharing the Gospel message with the youth across Ireland. All who took part thoroughly enjoyed their time away.
The group will finish for this year with a Mass for all exam students in the Cluster on Friday, May 3, at 7pm in Ruan Church.

Well done to Ethan Lucas on coming 4th in the Community Games County Final recently, for which he received a certificate.

Holiday in Lahinch.
This year, the Senior Citizens annual holiday in Lahinch is taking place from June 6 to June 11. Anyone wishing to avail of a place may contact Mary (0879776583), Sheila (0876546637) or Linda (0868748845).

Bus to Bloom. 
A bus is being organised by Toonagh Craft Group to Bloom on the May Bank Holiday,Friday May 31. Anyone interested in travelling should contact Denise (0876731966) as soon as possible, so that numbers may be finalised.

May Devotions.
The rosary will be recited in Ruan Church every evening for the month of May at 7pm and at Our Lady’s Grotto in Fountain at 8.30pm each evening.

GAA Fundraising Launch.
The clouds lifted just in time on Sunday last to ensure that all who attended the launch of the fundraiser in Ruan pitch was an enjoyable evening for everyone. Tubber got the better of Ruan in a challenge match, while the Ruan underage hurlers and camogie players entertained at halftime. There were refreshments afterwards and many stayed on to watch the Community Games events in which many of the children participated.