W/E 11/11/2018

posted Nov 7, 2018, 1:00 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Nov 7, 2018, 1:00 PM ]
Wedding Bells.
Liz Cullinan, Ballytigue, Ruan, daughter of John and Teresa, married John O’Reilly of Kildare, son of Miley and Mary O’Reilly in St. Mary’s Church recently.  Celebrant was Fr. Pat O’Neill and Liz’s three sisters, Claire Cullinan, Marie Madden and Teresa Loughnane were bridesmaids. Best man was John’s brother, Myles, and groomsmen were Omar Dunne and Colin O’Shea. Emily Loughnane, Liz’s niece, was  Flowergirl.  
The couple with their families and friends enjoyed a reception at Bunratty Hotel.

U15B Quarter-final.
Ruan was defeated by  Crusheen/Tubber in the quarter final of the u15B  championship played in Tubber on Bank Holiday Monday, despite a gallant performance by the Ruan boys, Crusheen/Tubber advanced on the day.

Recent Deaths.
Lott O’Halloran of Ballyalla, Barefield, who died recently,  was a well known and liked man who had great ties with this parish. He was born and reared in Ballygriffey, Ruan and in his early years was a noted athlete who won many medals in cross country running with St. Michael’s A.C. He also played hurling with Ruan, and in a pen picture of 1959-‘60 era appearing in The Clare Champion, when Ruan won  the 1960 Championship, Lott was described as follows - “ a member of the Ruan team for the past number of years and was a member of the team which recently won the Senior Championship for the second year in succession. A nippy forward, he always seems to be in the right place at the right time”. Through his work with Ryan’s Quarries delivering building materials, Lott was known far and wide. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret, and is survived by his son’s Anthony, Patrick and Martin, daughters Marie and Mairead, daughters in law, sons in law, grandchildren, extended family and many friends.
The death has occurred of Teresa Hayes (née Kelly) of Kilmaley and formerly of Scoole. Teresa was a sister of Morty Kelly, Ruan, John in Scoole, James and Tony in Ennis and Pat in England.   The death has also taken place of Mrs. Kathleen Downes, Marian Avenue, Ennis, mother of Caroline Murray, Ruan.

Family fun Bingo.
Ruan G.A.A. has organised a family fun bingo as a fundraiser in Toonagh Hall on this Friday, November 9, starting at 7.30pm with doors opening at 7pm.   They have a great array of prizes and look forward to the support of the community on the night.

Blessing of Graves.
A large number of people turned out to the blessing of the graves in the parish on Sunday last, with Fr. Pat O’Neill leading the prayers. The clement weather meant that people were able to visit the graveyards in comfort and at ease, making it almost a social occasion, with people meeting and reminiscing about those whom they came to remember. 

Christmas Party.
The annual Senior Citizens Christ as Party will be held in Morty Kelly’s on Sunday, December 2. This is usually a very festive gathering with a sit-down meal, music, singing and dancing and many gifts given out. All are welcome.