Families of
 Ruan


  Ruan school group, 1926

The village and parish of Ruan*

Ruan (Irish: An Ruán, meaning "reddish land") is a village in County Clare in Ireland and a civil parish by the same name. It is in the Catholic parish of Dysart and Ruan. Ruan is near the Burren and between Corofin, Crusheen and Ennis. The name "Ruan" (An Ruadhán) is an old Irish term for the alder tree, at one time used to make red dye. The parish contains Dromore Lake. Dromore wood is a wildlife sanctuary, with diverse flora and fauna including badgers, pine martens, squirrels and foxes. There are two self-guiding nature trails. The five lakes of Dromore are rich in fish.

Ruan contains the parish church of St Mary's. The Catholic parish of Dysart and Ruan has its parish office in Ruan. In 1977 a new school was opened on the outskirts of Ruan village, and the old school became a Community Hall used for indoor sports and social events.

* From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruan,_County_Clare

This website

This website is a sister to "Families of Tubber" (see http://www.clareroots.org/WebPagesCaseyTNG/). It was originally intended to document the family trees of the Casey families of Ruan but if others wish to broaden its scope to include other families those will be welcome. Hence the broad title "Families of Ruan".


Feature Articles

feature 1 The Caseys of Ruan There are at least four Casey family clusters in Ruan: the Kids, the Stacks, the Lambs and the Londons. The origins of these names are obscure but a reader of this site may be able to cast light on them.

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