W/E 16/10/2016

posted Oct 10, 2016, 3:26 PM by John O'Sullivan
Tidy Towns Success.
Ruan did very well in this year's Tidy Towns competition, gaining six points above last year's score, to bring them to 305, which is very encouraging for all who are involved in keeping the village and surrounding areas clean and litter-free.  The judges commended the energetic and ambitions committee which built on previous years' accomplishments. The approach roads were admired for their hedges, stone walls and colourful planting.
They also applauded the participation of the committee in the new Junior Tidy Towns section and suggested that children can bring another dimension to enhancing the area into the future.
The committee wishes to acknowledge the help of all who help keep their areas neat and especially the work of the Rural Resource organisation for their input into maintaining walls, planting and all the other works they do in the parish.

MORglor Tribute.
There was a large gathering of traditional musicians in Glor Saturday night last to pay tribute to Frank Custy.  Not only did the audience comprise people who had learned their music from Frank, but many past pupils of his who attended Toonagh School also joined in the celebrations.  He and Teresa were joined by family and friends for a very lively and heartwarming evening of music, song and dance.
He was presented with the MORglor award by Una Ui Rochain, wife of the late Muiris, to acknowledge his contribution to the development of traditional music in the county over many years.

Craft Morning.
A group gets together on Thursday mornings in the kitchen in Toonagh hall from 11am for a 'cuppa', a chat and a sharing of ideas and tips on various crafts, such as children's Halloween crafts, crochet, knitting or any other crafts people might like to learn about. 
They hope to have visiting crafts people showing their particular crafts, and anyone who would like to find out more may contact Pamela @ 0876224698.

Clare Crusaders.
Shane O'Loughlin from Kilcurrish, Fountain and Aidan Lawton from Nooan, Ruan are running in Dublin City Marathon on the Oct. bank holiday Monday. 
All monies they raise will go towards the Clare Crusaders Clinic in Barefield to enable it to provide much needed assistance to children with disabilities.

The u13 Camogie team had a victory over Bodyle in the u13 semi final last week and they now meet Crusheed in the final this coming weekend, with time and venue yet to be confirmed.
The support of the community would be welcome.