Ruan is a village and parish in Co Clare. It is located near the Burren and between Corofin, Crusheen and Ennis. Nearby is Dromore Lake and Dromore Wood, 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 the parish church of St Mary's, as well as a school and community hall.