W/E 20/09/2015

posted Sep 14, 2015, 7:08 AM by John O'Sullivan
Wedding Bells.
The unending rain on Friday last did little to dampen the spirits of a local girl, Anne O'Regan on her marriage to Paul Drumm, the many umbrellas used adding a spectacle of great colour to the celebrations. The local Camogie Club, of which Anne is a very popular member and Chairperson,  had a Guard of Honour outside the Church. 
Anne is a daughter of Michael and the late Margaret O'Regan of Dromore, Ruan and Paul is a son of John and Maria Drumm of Drumcondra, Dublin.  Celebrant was Fr. Pat O'Neill and Bridesmaids were Maureen Cleary and Mai-Ling Drumm.  Bestman was Gary Craig and Groomsmen were Kevin Drumm and Declan Flynn.  Hailey and Jeyan Drumm were flowergirls and Pageboy was Sebastian Drumm. 
The reception was held at the Castle Oaks Hotel, Castleconnell and the couple will live in Crusheen.

Dublin City Marathon.
Last year local man, Shane O'Loughlin from Kilcurrish, Fountain, ran in the Dublin City Marathon, raising funds for the Clare Crusaders Clinic in Barefield, so encouraged was he by the support he received, he's in training for this years marathon with renewed vigour. He welcomes any donations to aid the fundraising for this very valuable asset in the County, which is such a help to families with children with special needs.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Joe O'Brien of Bealnalicka, Ruan, Ennis General Hospital.  Joe had endured poor health for the past few years, which led him to retiring from working on his farm, which he loved.  He was always known for his work with sheep and cattle  and he kept sheepdogs and beagles and when the sheepdogs had pups, there were always eagerly given homes by farmers who appreciated their nature. 
Over the years Joe was a member of Ruan and Dysart Harriers,and regularly won the Dysart Harriers Cup, he was on the local hurling team of the '60's with which he won a championship medal and he also ran Cross Country with the Athletics Club. One of his passions was card playing, and, on the circuit, he was keenly aware of the strengths and weaknesses of his opponents.  Joe will also be remembered for his wit and sense of fun and his ability to always have time for a chat.
His remains were removed from Kennedy's Funeral Home to Ruan Church and, following requiem Mass concelebrated by his cousins Fr. Martin and Fr. Mike O'Brien with Fr. Pat O'Neill, he was laid to rest in the old Graveyard.  He is survived by his sister Martina, brother, Kevin, brother in law, sister in law, nieces, nephews and friends.
The death also took place last week of Tom Kelly.  Tom was the  last surviving member of the Kelly family from Morty Kelly's Public House in Ruan Village.  He emigrated to England at a young age and worked there until his retirement when he returned to live in Barefield where he spent his last years, enjoying the company of extended family. He was laid to rest in Ruan Graveyard with his family.