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W/E 20/05/2018

posted May 15, 2018, 2:38 PM by John O'Sullivan
Traditional Music Class.
The traditional music classes held in Ruan Community Centre on Monday evenings are proving very popular. The classes which are held between 8.30-9.30pm aim to encourage interested teens and adults to enjoy playing popular ‘session’ tunes, with the help of an overhead projector.
All musicians are welcome. Mary Wynne @ 0863149261 has further information.

Community Games Athletics.
Ruan Community Games Athletics will be held in Ruan G.A.A. Field on this Sunday, May 20, with registration from 12 noon. The first event will be held at 12.30pm. Competitions are for boys and girls aged under eight to under sixteens and are open to call children of those ages living in the parish. 
There will also be fun activities for tiny tots and for children who are not taking part in the competitions.

BYC Youth Activities:
On next Thursday, May 17, Dr Maureen Griffin, will present a talk on Safe Internet/Social Media Usage to Imeall Boirne Youth, 1st Year to 3rd Year in Ruan Community Centre from 8.15 pm to 9.30pm. All youth from the cluster are invited to attend, and parents are asked to encourage their young people to attend the talk which will help equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary in today’s world. This talk will be followed up with a presentation for the adults of the cluster on Thursday June 7th in Ruan Community Centre.
Last Saturday morning, a large group from Ruan BYC, and their families, took part in Darkness into Light walk in Ennis to raise awareness and funds for Pieta House. It was an uplifting experience for all those who sacrificed a few hours sleep to unite with people in New York, Perth, Sydney and other far-flung places all walking for the cause.

Re-Enactment of Battle of Dysert O’Dea.
A large crowd came to Dysert in Saturday last to see a re-enactment of the Battle of Dysert O’Dea, in which local historical and dramatic groups came together to commemorate the battle which took place in 1318, when the Normans were defeated by local Clans led by Chieftain Conor O’Dea and his Allies. A number of the O’Dea family were invited to join in the ‘Battle’ and it added another dimension to the 10th International O’Dea Clan gathering, for which over 200 members converged in Clare over the past week.
Apart from the re-enactment of the battle, which was dramatised in three parts, there was a medieval pageant and various crafts on show - archery, butter-making, copper work, wood-turning, spinning and weaving, thatching and basket-making and the Crafts Class which takes place in Toonagh Hall Wednesday mornings had a stand showing their knitting and crochet work.
It was a very enjoyable day and the visitors enjoyed mingling with ‘the locals’, finding they had much in common, even though they lived in different continents.