Bruff Sept 21

ART CLASSES: Art classes for beginners and advanced, Friars Gate, Kilmallock Tuesday morning and evening. Honey Fitz, Lough Gur, Wednesday mornings. Starts September 24 and 25 for ten weeks. Costs €130. For details contact Friars Gate on 063 98727 or Robert Ryan on 086 8812929.

ART CLASSES: Art classes for beginners and advanced, Friars Gate, Kilmallock Tuesday morning and evening. Honey Fitz, Lough Gur, Wednesday mornings. Starts September 24 and 25 for ten weeks. Costs €130. For details contact Friars Gate on 063 98727 or Robert Ryan on 086 8812929.

ADARE TO SURVIVE WITH CLIONA’S FOUNDATION: Adare to Survive is a 7.5km military style obstacle course taking place in Clonshire Equestrian Centre, Adare, Co Limerick on Sunday 29th September. Cliona’s Foundation which provides financial assistance to the families of critically ill children is the charity partner and participants are invited to Endeavour | Endure | Enjoy a unique physical and mental challenge, individually or part of a 4 person team, to raise funds for a charity or club of their choice. Full details, including registration is on the event website

MILFORD HOSPICE FUNDRAISER: Following a recent meeting in Meanus to organise a fundraising event in the Parish for Milford Hospice, this Saturday September 21 has been pencilled in as our day. A five hour ‘Hurlaton’ will be held in the local GAA field where all past and present hurlers of Camogue Rovers and indeed neighbouring clubs are invited to “Hurl for Milford” at some stage between 12 noon and 5 p.m., whether your fitness levels will last five minutes or five hours all are asked to take part and donate to Milford Hospice. At 5p.m. a “Parish Walk for Milford” will begin around the walking track when every parishioner will be asked to turn out in support of the great work being done by Milford Hospice. For further details contact Gerard Murnane at 087 6535030.

CRYSTAL SWING IN MEANUS: Crystal Swing and Local Supporting Band Deise Ceoil will be performing in Meanus Community Centre on Saturday September 21at 8.30pm. Tickets are €10 each. Contact Martin at 087 2660958 or Rosaleen at 087 6354756 for Tickets or further details.

BRUFF CAMOGIE CLUB: would like to wish Mary O’ Callaghan, Niamh Ryan, Lorraine McCarthy and the entire Limerick team the best of luck in the All Ireland Camogie final on Sunday. Under Age Training: U6,U8 and U10 Training on Mondays From 6.30 to 7.30pm in the Convent field Bruff. New players always welcome. Up Coming Events: -U10 Blitz on Saturday 21st. U8 County Blitz on in the UL on Saturday 28th September. Bruff Camogie Club will hold a clothes collection on Saturday 5th October. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

WELLNESS WORKSHOP: The Limerick Federation of the ICA are holding a full day training session at the Day Care Centre, Drombanna on October 12th from 9.30am to 5pm. Such sessions are being held countrywide by SOS that is ‘Suicide or Survive’ aimed at promoting good mental health and combating negative and destructive psychological conditions. This course is free but Pre-booking is essential First Come, First Served by contacting Noeleen at Lo Call 1890 577 577 or

A GALA FASHION SHOW: On Thursday 17th October a Gala Fashion show will be held in Bruff Rugby Club in aid of Milford Hospice co-ordinated by Bruff Parish in association with “Walk for Life”. More details to follow.

COFFEE MORNING FOR CARI AND THE ARK: A coffee morning in aid of CARI and the ARK will be held in the Community Cafe on Thursday, September 19th 2013. Limerick 95FM will broadcast from the Cafe for the duration of the morning. Please come along and help us surpass last year’s figures.

LIMERICK LIVING LINKS: Contact No: 087-7998427. Providing Emotional Support for people who may have been touched by suicide. Annual Healing Programme for 2013. Information night will be held on Tuesday night September. 24. Venue: Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Denmark St., Limerick Time .... 7.30pm.

TIDY TOWNS: People may be disappointed that we only received an additional 5 points in this years national competition. Judging took place on the Saturday before the visit of Caroline Kennedy. Accordingly most of the great work carried out in the lead up to June 21 had not taken place. However, this will give us a great start for next year and completion of the Playground together with the Carebright building should contribute to a much higher mark. After the amazing year that we had, there is a lot to be positive about. Thank you to all the people who contributed so much throughout the year and especially for the visit and the Gathering.

BRUFF COMMUNITY CAFÉ COFFEE MORNING FOR CARI AND THE ARK: Will be holding a Coffee Morning for 95fm Stop Tour for Limerick Kids from 9am to 2p.m this Thursday September 19. Limerick Live 95 will be broadcasting from the Community Café. Bruff will be buzzing next Thursday with two coffee mornings in town their will also be a coffee morning in Derry’s Bar in Aid of the Cancer Society another worthy cause. Please Please come along and support and make a morning of having coffee, tea, nice cakes and a chat at the above venues with friends. Looking forward to your support.

COFFEE MORNING FOR MILFORD HOSPICE: A coffee morning in aid of Milford Hospice will be held in Derry’s Bar, Bruff next Thursday morning September 19 at 10am – 2pm. Please come and support this worthy cause.

MS LIMERICK BRANCH: Would like to say a big thank you to all those who generously contributed to our Church Gate Collection last weekend.

EVENING CLASSES FOR AUTUMN: Evening Classes for Autumn 2013 in John the Baptist Community School, 061 383173: Art, Beginners Spanish, Cooking for Family & Friends, Digital Photography, Kettlebells, Occupational First Aid, Set Dancing and Zumba dancing. Registration will take place from 2pm - 7pm on Wednesday September 25. All are welcome.

LIMERICK WEST GIY: with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food goes back indoors for the next few months as we return to D & M Garden Centre, Croagh on Thursday September 19 where the subject for discussion will be The Winter Garden and Perennial Vegetables. The meeting will start at 7pm sharp and all are welcome from the beginner to the experienced old hand. As with all GIY meetings there is no charge to join in.

BRUFF BLUE GRASS FESTIVAL: The fifth Annual Blue Grass Festival will be held in Bruff on October 3, 4, 5,and 6 . This year’s events commences with the interviewing and crowning of the Morning Star Rose on Thursday Oct 3 and Friday October 4. On Saturday morning, 5th October the Longboat Memorial 10k run will take place also a 50k cycle with Limerick 95fm broadcasting live from the town. The Parish Mass at 6p.m. on Saturday evening will include Gospel music with a band from Northern Ireland. Sunday Oct 6 will commence with a Hillbilly Tractor Run in aid of the Cliona Foundation with registration at 11 a.m. at Clancy’s Pub. A donkey Derby will take place in the afternoon and a Soap Box Derby. The Festival will draw to a close on Sunday evening with a Fireworks Display at 8pm. There will be an abundance of music in all the pubs each night with the following bands taking part: Tin Box Company, Woodbine, Bending the Strings, Knotty Pines String Band, Down and Outs and Well Enough Alone. This is surely a great weekend’s entertainment in Bruff.