Bruff Nov 23

SPONSOR A BULB – BRUFF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS APPEAL: We would be so grateful if people could buy a line for €5 to sponsor a bulb so we could light up our town for Christmas. Lines are on sale in all local outlets. We will have volunteers selling lines in various shops also. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

SPONSOR A BULB – BRUFF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS APPEAL: We would be so grateful if people could buy a line for €5 to sponsor a bulb so we could light up our town for Christmas. Lines are on sale in all local outlets. We will have volunteers selling lines in various shops also. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

COR NA NOLLAIG – Christmas a time for reflection: Practice will continue on Tuesday 26th November at 7.30pm in Grange Church. Hope to see all previous members and new members are very welcome to join. For more information and any queries please contact Noreen on 087-7471137.

BRUFF HERITAGE GROUP: It is that time again and we are almost ready to launch the Third Edition of Images of Bruff. This will be done on the 30th of November after evening Mass (about 7.00p.m.). This year it will be done in the Old Courthouse building and we have to say that we are especially grateful to the Community Café for hosting the first two launches. This year the book looks like being a very special one and we are hoping to have a big crowd for the launch on the night. We have asked Tom O Donnell, former TD, Minister and Member of the European Parliament to launch the Book. He has agreed and we are delighted he has done so and we are looking forward to a great night. Teas and Coffees will also be served on the night. All are welcome.

BRUFF HERITAGE GROUP – CHRISTMAS MARKET: Please note a change of date is being announced for the Christmas Market it will now be held on Saturday 14th December and not the 7th as was stated last week. We will be holding the Christmas Market again in the Old Courthouse building. We will be hoping for the same success as we had in past years. If you want to host a stall you can get in contact with Paul on 087 3945246. Get baking and making those decorations.

STARS, CHOIRS & CAROLS: Help set a world record and join a choir for a day! Stars Choirs and Carols is set to take place in Croke Park on Thursday December 19 with the primary beneficiary of funds raised being Cliona’s Foundation. The church choirs of Lough Gur and Knockainey have agreed to join forces for the night as “Cliona’s Choir for a day” and are inviting people to join them in supporting this unique event, the brainchild of Richard Mulcahy, the Secret Millionaire. To help us we want YOU to join us on the night in Croke Park and assist in reaching our fundraising target of €1,000. The members of Lough Gur choir are holding a “Thanksgiving Table Quiz” at Reardons, Holycross on Friday night November 29th and are asking for your support on the night.

MEANUS SOCIAL CLUB: Meanus Social Club are holding a 45 drive on Nov 24th in Meanus Hall 8.30pm in Aid of Not so Young Xmas Party. Adm €5. All are welcome.

BRUFF CAMOGIE AGM: Bruff Camogie A.G.M. will take place on Saturday November 23rd at 8pm in the Bruff GAA Complex. The Club request that one parent of each girl playing camogie would attend please. It takes a lot of voluntary help to run a club and all assistance would be much appreciated.

RE-SCHEDULE OF COMMUNION PROGRAMME: The next Communion Programme was scheduled for 24th November it is now postponed until 1st Sunday of Advent which is December 1st.

HEALING THE FAMILY TREE MASS: will be celebrated in Knockainey Church on Monday November 25th at 7.30pm. Mass will be celebrated by Fr. John Walsh, individual blessing will take place on the night and water and salt will be blessed also. All are welcome.

‘PUNK GUERRILLAS’ PERFORMING IN THE HONEY FITZ: ‘Punk Guerrillas’ (performance by County Limerick Youth Theatre) will perform in the Honeyfitz Theatre in Lough Gur for three nights only Friday - Sunday December 6th - 8th. For further information see All are welcome

80TH ANNIVERSARY OF ST. JOSEPH’S (COLAISTE IOSAEF) SECONDARY SCHOOL, KILMALLOCK: All past pupils are invited to a gathering to mark this event on Sunday, 24th November. There will be a special Mass in Kilmallock Church at 3.00pm followed by a gathering in the school afterwards. This will include refreshments and a photographic exhibition of memorabilia associated with the school.

BRUFF TIDY TOWNS CALENDER 2014:The long awaited 2014 Bruff Tidy Towns Calendar is now on sale. It is a limited edition. As the saying goes “When they are gone, they are gone”. Price €7 each, 2 for €12 or 3 for €15. Available in retail outlets around town or ring 086 3375207 to place your order. This is an ideal Christmas present for family and friends at home or abroad. Proceeds will go directly to Bruff Tidy Towns to fund native perennial flowers and shrubs which will give all year round colour and reduce maintenance and costs in the years ahead.

ST AILBES MAIGUE DISTRICT FORUM: The Next St Ailbes Maigue District Forum will take place on Tuesday 26th of November from 7.30 to 9pm in the Community Café Bruff. Guest speaker will be from the Citizen Information Centre. All welcome.

RASPBERRY RED BRUFF – FANTASTIC OPENING NIGHT: What a fantastic evening it was last Thursday at the official opening of Raspberry Red in Bruff. The shop was literally packed to capacity with wine and drinks flowing, canapés and a great fashion show. It is a fantastic, classy and modern women’s clothing shop with styles and sizes to suit everyone. We wish Margie, John, family and staff the very best of luck in their new venture.

COFFEE MORNING IN THE COMMUNITY CAFÉ: A coffee morning will be held in the Community Cafe on Wednesday 27th November from 10.30am to 12.30 in aid of the victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. We will also be accepting donations of light clothing, men’s and women’s clothing, children’s and babies’ clothing, baby blankets etc. (No coats, jumpers or heavy clothing) A hamper will be raffled at the coffee morning. (Hamper kindly donated by Nagles in Bruff.) Please come come along for a coffee and a chat. All donations appreciated.”

BRUFF/ GRANGE/ MEANUS PARISH LOTTERY: At the Parish Lottery on Monday 18th November, the numbers drawn were 1, 8 and 33 and there was no jackpot winner. The lucky dip winners were as follows: Eily Browne c/o Breda, Patsy Madden c/o Peggy Ryan, Nuala O’Mahony c/o Breda, Pepe Power c/o Nagles and Ann Daly c/o Breda. Promoter’s Prize went to Angela Clancy Troy. Next Lotto jackpot is €2,700 and will be held on Monday 25th November. Congratulations to the above winners. Thank you for your continued support.

CHANGE OF DATE - SCRAP COLLECTION: Bruff GAA Club are changing the date of their Scrap collection- it will now take place after Christmas. They ask all who contacted them to hold on to their scrap-metal for another few weeks, please.