This is a centuries old family-run pub situated on the Monivea-Castleblakeney-Ahascragh-Ballinasloe road. It ia about 9m/16km from Monivea, 4m/6km from Menlough and Mountbellew, 2m/3km from Castleblakeney and 8m/14km from Ahascragh. The first mention of this pub is in the 1770's when a Garet Ruan was publican. The oldest part of the house, in which the bar is situated, dates back to this time.
These family-run premises comprise of a beautiful front bar with open fire and a large lounge/function- room catering for a wide range of events such as birthday parties, auctions, meetings etc. There is also a small grocery shop. Tea, coffee and sandwiches are available on request.
We are situated close to the busy market town (Tuesdays) of Mountbellew.
There are pleasant woodland walks in the old Demesne here. The Demesne is also the home of the interesting Old Forge Museum which houses one of the oldest dug-out canoes in Ireland.
Just a stones throw from the pub is the mausoleum of the Ffrenches (one of the Tribes of Galway). Just ask at the bar and you will be directed to the keyholder. About 7m/11km is the burial ground of the Ashtowns of Woodlawn House.
We are conveniently located (within 15m) to Ballinasloe, home of the world famous Horse Fair every October and should you fancy a day trip, the medieval city of Galway with it's multitude of attractions is less than 30m away.
Around 6m away is the rich limestone lake of Lough Acalla (30acres). It is stocked with Rainbow and Brown trout and the season is from May !st to October 31st. Further information can be found on the Shannon Fishery Board website where a permit to fish can be purchased online.
Whats on Offer:
- Parties Catered For
- Beer Garden
- Car Parking
- Family Friendly
- Family Run
- Function Room
- Open Fire
- Smoking Area
- Wheelchair Access
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Serves perfect Guinness. A great place to party. Had my 50th birthday party here in 2004 and my retirement here in December 2011 - absolutely brilliant. Gerry Lawless
Review published 22 April 2012
Posted by: Gerry Lawless
Spent an evening in Ruanes of Glentane, found it a great place to visit. very warm and friendly. the bar staff were very good and served with a smile. The Guinness was top notch. There was a great atmosphere in the place with good banter between the locals. I will definitely visit again. 10 out of 10 for me.
Review published 14 May 2010
Posted by: Kevin Moran
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