W/E 18/11/2018

posted Nov 14, 2018, 2:01 PM by John O'Sullivan
Defibrillator Course.
Now that a defibrillator is being installed outside Toonagh Hall, it is important that there are facilitators who may be contacted regarding its use. There is a course being run in Ruan Community Centre and people, particularly from the Toonagh/Dysart/Larchill areas, are invited to attend. 
Further details may be had from Ger Barry @ 0866066888.

Parent and Toddler Group.
Ruan Community Childcare Centre hosts a Parent and Toddler Group on Tuesdays, from 9.45-11.15am, where parents/guardians and their toddlers meet up and chat in a relaxed and fun atmosphere, over a ‘cuppa’. Derryn @ 0894080368 or Anne Marie @ 0868142246 have all the details.

Recent Death.
The death occurred last week of Eilish Mannion, Kilcolgan, formerly Turkenagh, Scariff, sister of Ita McDonnell, Dysart and Frances  Heagney, Ruan.

Service of Remembrance.
Among those remembered at the Service of Remembrance held in the Clare Peace Park on Sunday last were Thomas Christoper and Michael O’Shea, who were born and reared in Nooan, Ruan.  Historian, Dr. Keir McNamara, paid tribute to all those who lost their lives in World War 1 and wreaths were laid at the base of the glass memorials. 
Thomas Christopher O’Shea, who, as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, was fatally wounded at Verzy, France and was buried outside the town of Pierrefond, in France. His body was exhumed on May 21,  1919 and  required in the Military Cemetery in Polish, Aisne, France. He was remembered by his nephew, Tony Meaney and nieces Mary Anne Casey and Bridie Morgan and members of their families, at the service. Thomas’ mother, Catherine O’Shea, formally requested that her son’s remains be returned home and, on May 24, 1922, Thomas was laid to rest in Ruan Graveyard. 
They also remembered his brother,  Michael, who had also served in the U.S.Army. He had been severely wounded and was honorably discharged in April, 1919. He died on September 6, 1942 and is buried in New York.