Mackey Draw: Bruree GAA will once again promote the Limerick GAA Development Draw for 2013 as one of its main fundraisers. There are a total of twenty eight prizes for each draw and the top prize each month is €15,000. There is a total prize fund of over €300,000. The subscription is €100 for the year. Please support your club and your county by joining the draw with any of the local promoters or any committee member. The first of the ten draws will take place on Friday, March 1st.
TIDY TOWNS: Your village needs you! We have re-entered “Tidy Towns” for 2013. Are you willing to lend a hand? If so, we are holding an open meeting on this Friday, March 1st, at Bruree National School at 8.00 pm. Come along and help us pick a time and a place to start working. All help is appreciated – and needed! We look forward to seeing you. Light refreshments will be served on the night.
STEPPING STONES PLAYSCHOOL: Stepping Stones community playschool in Bruree is having a new and used clothing collection (they need a shed for their tricycles)!! They will accept new and used men’s, women’s, children’s clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, ties, linens, household textiles, stuffed toys etc. in any condition once the item is clean. They will also accept mobile phones (in separate bag please). Collection day is Thursday, March 7th, and all bags should be left at the school before 9.30 on the day please. Contact Brenda at 087-1649755 with any enquiries.
BRUREE/ROCKHILL COMMUNITY GAMES 2013: Under 14 talent finals in Caherconlish Friday, March 1st, with registration at 6.30pm. Art and handwriting finals on Saturday, March 2nd, with time and venue to be announced.
Cycling: Under 14 Brian McCarthy, Under 12 Harry Mullane and Under 12 (girls) Kate Frawley will represent Bruree in cycling in Limerick some time in March, date and time to be announced. Rugby training continuing in the community hall at 6.30 pm every Wednesday evening.
LIMERICK’S BUILT HERITAGE: The sixth series of exploratory lectures on the theme of Limerick’s Built Heritage will take place over six Tuesday nights at the County Hall in Dooradoyle starting at 8.00 pm each night. The remaining topics are as follows: Feb 26 The Archaeology of Mills and Milling in County Limerick from an early medieval period to c.1900, Mar 12 University of Limerick: a Technological University on the Banks of the Shannon, Mar 26 Limerick 2030. Admission is free every night.
DEFIBRILLATOR Training: A new round of training and re-training in the use of the defibrillators in the parish is now taking place. This equipment is very important in the community and the more people who are trained in their use, the better. It could save someone’s life! Training is free for those who join the rota of those on call - this means you would be on call one week in approximately three months. Training is also available for those who do not wish to become part of the rota but who would like to know how to use the equipment. Training takes just three hours or so. Contact John Daly (087)2388924 for details.
Used Phones: Do you have a mobile phone or phones you no longer need or use? If so, the Bruree Rockhill Defibrillator Group can make use of them. If they can collect enough mobile phones, these can be exchanged for a portable defibrillator unit for the parish. The only stipulation is that the phone must be complete. Contact John Daly (087)2388924 for details.
The Witness: A musical by Carol & Jimmy Owens. The Witness is the story of Jesus, told and sung by Peter and the other men and women who knew the Master best. Featuring a great cast and coordinated by Fr. Terry Loughran. “The Witness” a musical, will be presented by the Diocese of Limerick, in the Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, on Friday and Saturday, March 8th/9th at 8.00 pm. This production, which is being staged just before Easter, is an ideal opportunity for parishes, youth groups, as well as individuals to participate in a meaningful and relevant way in the Year of Faith and to enter into the spirit of the season of preparation for the events of Holy Week. Young people would particularly enjoy this Musical. You can book your tickets at the Lime Tree Box Office Tel 061-774774 or www.limetreetheatre.ie at €15 each.
REUNION: John Hanley is a native of Bruree. He attended the National School in the village from 1953 to 1961. John will be in Ireland in April 2013 and would love to get together with some of his school mates of fifty years ago during his visit. John’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you were in John’s class at Bruree National School and would like to reminisce with him, make contact with John.
SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Lily Crotty, Colmanswell, and Kit McGath, Ballyagran, who died recently.
THANK YOU: The parish clerk in Bruree would like to thank everyone who supported her recent collection. Your generosity is appreciated.
LOTTO: The jackpot of €17,750 in the Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw was won last week by Ann Crowley.