W/E 28/09/2014

posted Sep 23, 2014, 6:13 AM by John O'Sullivan
Tidy Towns Competition.
Ruan did very well in this year's competition, up 9 points on last year.  The feedback from the adjudicators was also very positive and they also gave some very helpful advice to take into account in the future.   The Tidy Towns Committee acknowledges that, without the help and involvement of so many people in the area, this success would not be possible.  
It is already planning for next year and is hoping the community will get behind whatever work has to be done to keep the area a clean, litter-free and pleasant place to live.

Parish Graveyard.
At a recent Parish Council meeting, the need to develop the parish graveyards in Dysart and Ruan was discucssed.  In the absence of acquiring suitable land close to the existing graveyards, a site located midway, which would be accessible to both sides of the Parish, would also be welcome.  
If anyone has a suitable plot, and would be interested in donating or selling same to the Parish, please contact Fr. Pat (0862612124) or any member of the Parish Council, or  email to ruandysartparish@gmail.com.

Clare Stages Rally 2014.
A number of local rally enthusiasts took part in this year's Clare Stages Rally, a stage of which was run over roads in the Dysart side of the parish.  Anthony O'Halloran, in his Opel Mantra 400, with Ciara O'Connell as co-driver, had the misfortune of a shaft axle breaking just 2k short of the finish line;  Declan Courtney, in a Citroen C2, with Tara Courtney as co-driver came 54th overall;  Tim Casey was navigator with Keith Naughton, driving a Peugeot, who came 59th overall;  Declan O'Regan, with Joe Dunne as co-driver and Adrian Hynes with Dermot Ryan as co-driver, both pulled out with engine trouble.  
In the Junior section, Martin Casey, driving a honda civic, with Jared Gill as co-driver, came in 8th