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.
PILGRIMAGE’S: Pilgrimage on 23-30th May to Fatima, 7 nights full board, Spiritual Director, Group price €699. Also Pilgrimage to San Giovanni, Assisi and Medjugorje, 8 nights Special Group Price €945. If you are interested or for further information please contact Joan Bourke at 061-600951.
BRUFF COMMUNITY PRE-SCHOOL LTD: For children aged 2.6 to 5 yrs. Free Pre-school places, subvention Places. Now taking names for Sept. 2013. Early booking essential as limited places available. For further details and application forms please contact Mary or Stacy on 086 1056864
ANNUAL SAGGART PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: The Annual Saggart Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 22nd to 27th September. Hotel Paradise full board costs €699. For booking forms or further information please contact Fr. Joe Foley at 087 2618412 or Eileen Irwin at 087 6628288.
CHARITY 5 KM RUN/WALK: On Saturday April 27th at 7.20 pm Friends of Limerick ‘73 will hold a charity 5 Km Run/Walk in Knockane, Pallasgreen. Runners €10 and walkers €5 with all proceeds going to Milford Care Centre, MS Limerick and Lisnagry Association Limerick. A special aspect is our “best of three times” team event. There is no limit to the number of participants on a team but the three lowest times will count. The team with the lowest aggregate times will be the winner. So any GAA, Family, Soccer, Rugby team can participate and make the event a bit more special. As luck would have it we are competing with the Munster Rugby Game and The Limerick Football game which commence at 5.00 pm. The Idler Bar will be showing the games should you wish to get here early. We can stall the start to 7.20 pm . We ask you to make a special effort to attend and thanking you in anticipation of your support. We look forward to seeing you on the night. Regular updates on our Facebook page.
DEISE COMMUNITY CLUB: Deise Community Club party will be held at the Band Room Bruff on Tuesday 30th April 2013 at 7.30 p.m , hosted by Grange ICA. All are welcome.
DEISE COMMUNITY CLUB ANNUAL OUTING – CHANGE OF DATE: Because of numerous events during ‘The Bruff Gathering Festival 1 – 7 July 2013’ , the Deise Community Club Annual Outing will take place on Thursday 11th July 2013 . ( second Thursday in July ) Full Details later.
BRUFF COMMUNITY PLAYGROUND: Fundraising for the new community playground continues with a “Night at the Dogs” scheduled for May 11th. This promises to be a great night of family entertainment, with some of the highlights being the auction of a greyhound pup donated by Kilkenny trainer, Paul Hennessy, a best-dressed lady competition, and a raffle where the first prize is an Angus heifer. Entrance tickets are currently on sale for €10, with under 16’s being free.
IRISH CANCER SOCIETY: The Irish Cancer Society’s ‘Care to Drive’ transport service is available for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick. This service is completely free to the patient – a driver will pick you up at the door of your home and bring you to the hospital & then, after treatment, bring you home. So if you are having trouble getting to and from the hospital for your chemotherapy treatment, please speak to your oncology team in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital or call Gail on 01 2310 566
SHAPE UP FOR SUMMER: A new fun 12 week weight loss group is starting on Monday 29th April at 7.30pm, in the Hospital Family Resource Centre. You will get helpful hints and advice, information on good nutrition and long term health. Go on- lets be ready for the sun, when it does arrive!! For more information or to book in, call Anna on 087 7917630.
BRUFF MONTESSORI SCHOOL: Bruff Montessori School now taking names for September 2013 for the free pre-school. Also taking names for Pre-Montessori 2 1/2 -3 year olds. Contact Siobhan Finn @ 086 6003074 for further information.
BRUFF TIDY TOWNS – LENORE QUILTY AWARDS SCHEME:“If each before his own door swept, the whole village would be clean”. Chinese Proverb. It does not seem like a year since we launched this scheme. The aim is to promote local involvement in the upkeep of streets/estates as well as to encourage householders and businesses to brighten up their own area. Categories are as follows: CATEGORY 1: Best Kept Housing Estate/Street, CATEGORY 2: Best Front Garden - Urban or Rural, CATEGORY 3: Window Boxes/Hanging Baskets and CATEGORY 4: Best Kept Shop Front/Business. The main criteria for adjudication are:• Litter Control , • Colour - Including Planting and Painting, • Weed Control and • Overall Appearance. Application forms may be got from any member of the committee or by ringing 086 3375207. We would ask you to call together some like-minded neighbours and form a small committee with a view to entering before Wednesday, 19th May, 2013. An awards ceremony will be held in the Autumn and prizes will be given out. Please let’s get together and make a “blooming”difference.
BRUFF TIDY TOWNS – SPRING CLEAN: A huge thank you to all members of the community who so far have braved the elements to join us on our Spring Clean event. We were delighted with the turnout and even more thrilled with the very visible results achieved. Our thanks to Limerick County Council for the distribution of gloves and litter pickers and to Moss Daly for facilitating the refuse collection. There is a lot more to be done and it is not too late to join in. Please ring 086 3375207.
BRUFF CARDS RESULTS 16TH APRIL: Mike O Leary and Jimmy Carey, Mike O Brien and Tommy O Riordan, Mary Casey and Kate Cullinane. Table Prizes: Pat O Riordan and Mick Joe Quirke, Pat O Dea and Tom Fitzgerald, Angela Troy and Eily Browne. Raffle: €50 Sean Madden, €20 Joe McDonald, €10 each Teresa Brosnan, Angela Troy and Teresa Hayes.
BRUFF-GRANGE-MEANUS SCOUTS : Scouts, Cubs and Beavers braved the wind and showers to go kayaking in Castleconnell last Sunday. It was great to get them all back on the water again after the winter break and we are putting a schedule together to keep kayaking through the summer months. We are also planning our Summer camp in June which is always a great success.
HOSTING FAMILIES: Kind responsible families wanted to look after Spanish, French and German teenagers during the summer holidays, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
HOSPITAL TENNIS CLUB: Would you like to learn a new sport in a fun and relaxed environment? Hospital Tennis Club are organising tennis coaching for new players or for those who want to refresh their tennis skills. Coaching starts on Monday 30th and continues on Tues 7th May, Mon 13th May, Mon 20th May and Mon 27th May. It’s a great way to exercise, meet new people and learn a new sport. Please contact Mary Paul on 087-6208183 or Evelyn on 087-9904019 by Sat 27th April. Club night continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm, come along and enjoy a few games of tennis and refreshments all welcome. Membership is now due, Adults €50, children €25 and Family €100. Children’s Open American Tournament will take place at the end of May, further details to follow.