June 1

John Harrold

Reporter:

John Harrold

THANK YOU: The recent church gate collection in aid of the Irish Cancer Society saw a total of €860 donated. The organisers would like to thank everyone who contributed for their generosity and those who helped for their assistance.

THANK YOU: The recent church gate collection in aid of the Irish Cancer Society saw a total of €860 donated. The organisers would like to thank everyone who contributed for their generosity and those who helped for their assistance.

GREAT PHOTOS: The appeal for old photos for an exhibition as part of The Gathering 2013 celebrations in the parish brought a great response. Two very enjoyable hours were spent scanning and discussing the photographs on Thursday night. A range of very interesting and historic photos were brought along. These included school groups from Bruree, Rockhill and Killacolla schools, sporting events, the first presentation of the Donncha O hArgain Cup for Sports Personality of the Year, the “Duke’s” party, fancy dress parades from festivals of years gone by, confirmations, communions, and many, many more. The photos evoked much discussion and reminiscing. Another occasion will be held to give more people the opportunity to bring some more treasures. In the meantime, contact John Harrold or Brendan Hogan for further details or if you have a lot of photos you would like to have scanned. Anyone away from home may email photos to brendan.hogan@emc.com.

ROCKHILL BRUREE TIDY TOWNS: Words cannot express the generosity shown to us by everyone at the table quiz last Friday night. All the local clubs pitched in buying tables, loads of the locals made the effort to turn up and support us on the night and quite a lot of people who were out having their own get-together joined in to make it a very successful and memorable night. It was quite a humbling experience to have been a part of this event and the words thank you seems totally inadequate.

The sponsors were amazing and we will thank them all individually as there were way too many to put on print. We got spot prizes from every and all kinds of businesses in Bruree and Kilmallock.

Finally, we will endeavour to spend all moneys wisely in the improvement and enrichment of the village and surrounding areas and a 3 year plan seems like a good idea around about now. (PS anyone up for a game of bingo later on in the year? could be, should be fun!)

RAMBLING HOUSE: Look out for the next traditional Irish rambling house on Friday, June 14th in Bruree Community Centre.

CAR BOOT SALE: There was a great turn out for the May car boot sale with lots of traders and customers attending. The sale in aid of the Rockhill Bruree Sportsfield Development Committee will be held on Saturday, June 29th.

STEPPING STONES: Bruree-Rockhill Community Childcare Summer Camp: Stepping Stones Playschool will be open from Monday to Friday, July 8th to 19th in our new premises for lots of summer fun activities. Your child (age 3-7 yrs) does not have to be attending Stepping Stones Playschool to attend the Summer camp. Rates are very reasonable but remember that places are limited so get in touch with Brenda (087-1649755) for further information or any queries you may have. Stepping Stones will start an after school service in September

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Eileen Culhane, Derawlin, and Mike Landers, Galbally, who died recently.

LOTTO: Lucky dip winners in last weeks Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Maura, Pat and John Castletown €25 Linda Mullane, Joan Quirke €20 Jim O’Connor, Pat Dunne, Castletown, Norita Winters, Hospital.

COMMUNITY GAMES: Congratulations to Robert Lynch who won silver in the Under 10 Art in the community games national finals at Athlone on Saturday. Well done also to Aine Hayden and Rachel Williams who also represented Limerick in the Under 12 and Under 14 national art finals over the weekend.