Feb 9

Hanora Horan

Reporter:

Hanora Horan

THE GATHERING: The Bruff Gathering will take place from 1st to 7th July 2013. Full details of the itinery have yet to be worked out but it will coincide with the Summer Festival and include the Bruff Rose Contest, Heritage Projects, Guided Walks, a genealogy workshop etc. We have invited over 1000 people with ancestral connections to visit Bruff for the occasion. You may know other people abroad who have not been included and who would appreciate an invitation. Please feel free to contact them yourselves or alternatively provide the Community Office 061 389841 with their details preferably with an email address and an invite will be sent. Preparations for The Gathering will require a concerted effort from a lot of people and volunteers are asked to contact the Community Office to offer their assistance.

THE GATHERING: The Bruff Gathering will take place from 1st to 7th July 2013. Full details of the itinery have yet to be worked out but it will coincide with the Summer Festival and include the Bruff Rose Contest, Heritage Projects, Guided Walks, a genealogy workshop etc. We have invited over 1000 people with ancestral connections to visit Bruff for the occasion. You may know other people abroad who have not been included and who would appreciate an invitation. Please feel free to contact them yourselves or alternatively provide the Community Office 061 389841 with their details preferably with an email address and an invite will be sent. Preparations for The Gathering will require a concerted effort from a lot of people and volunteers are asked to contact the Community Office to offer their assistance.

BGM COMMUNITY COUNCIL – TABLE QUIZ: A Table Quiz in aid of Bruff, Grange, Meanus Community Council to be held on Friday 8th February at 8.00 p.m. in the Hogan’s Stand Bar, Meanus. All are welcome.

BRUFF BORD NA NÓG NOTES: Registration for this year takes place in the clubhouse on Friday 8th February from 8 – 9pm. All players must be registered in order to be eligible to play. If you are unable to attend on this evening forms can be requested from any member of the committee.

We have a very busy year ahead in particular with Limerick hosting Féile na nGael 2013. Féile will be held on the 5th, 6th and 7th July and Bruff will be hosting a team from somewhere around the country and we will have more details about this in the coming weeks.

SCOIL DEAN CUSSEN: Enrolement forms for new pupils starting in September 2013 are now available in the school office. We look forward to welcoming your child to our school community.

BRUFF CARD RESULTS 29TH JANUARY 2013: 1st Prize: Mike McAuliffe & Tom Fitzgerald, 2nd Prize: Danny Moloney & Ger Healon. Table Prizes: Pat O’Donovan & Jimmy O’Neill, Ted & Lucy Hynes and Brendan Collins & James Finn. Raffle Winners: €50 Joe Carey, €20 Ger Healon, €10 Pat O’Donovan, €10 Brendan Bourke and €10 Chrissie O’Sullivan

KNOCKAINEY LADIES FOOTBALL: will hold their AGM this Thursday 7th February in Knockainey Community Centre at 8.30 p.m. It is important that every player is represented at this meeting for the club to progress this year. Players over 14 are welcome to attend on the night with their parents. We are looking forward to an exciting 2013, so come along and help us plan for the future.

BRUFF HERITAGE GROUP – THE GATHERING: As part of “The Gathering” Celebrations in Bruff (July 1st- 7th) an exhibition of correspondence over the years will take place. Bruff Heritage Group are trawling all avenues in search of letters, postcards ,Christmas cards telegrams etc. which would have been exchanged between the people of Bruff (and South Limerick generally) and other places near and far. Have you a letter or postcard which was sent or received, giving the news from home or away, be it large or trivial (we are particularly interested in trivia!), down the years?

We would love to hear from you and be assured that all items will be treated with the utmost care and respect. We will exhibit all letters in their entirety or part, depending on the wishes of the donor. Emails or enquiries can be made to tombulfin1@yahoo.ie mobile number: (00353863143772). We feel this is a novel and relevant way to celebrate “ The Gathering” but it’s success depends on the response we receive so please get searching in those old boxes and cases!

SOCIAL SERVICES: Social Services monthly meeting will be held at the Health Centre, Bruff on Tuesday 12th February 2013 at 8.30.p.m.

JOB SEEKERS: Do you have a disability or a health issue? Find it hard to get a job? Need some help getting started? Please contact Work Access Ltd, 061 493095. We provide a supported employment service in Limerick city and also outreach offices in Kilmallock and Newcastlewest.

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION, LIMERICK: Care Assistants wanted. 19.5 Hours per week – day and evening work. Full training provided. Contact: CE Supervisor, IWA, Unit 10a, Docklands Business Park, Limerick at 061 313691. NOTE: Applicants must be eligible for FAS CE Scheme.