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May 18

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.

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.

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 27thSeptember. 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.

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. 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.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE: A number of people from the parish have expressed an interest in going to Lough Derg for a three day pilgrimage. Abbey Coaches are running buses on Saturday 1st June, Tuesday 2nd July and Friday 26th July with pick up in Limerick City. The cost is €120 which includes bus, boat, accommodation and “refreshments” on the island. You may have considered going at some stage but did not know where to start or did not fancy going with strangers so now is an ideal opportunity. For further details please ring Maurice at 061 382019 or contact Abbey Coaches at 068 31232.

GAA CUL CAMP: The GAA Cul Camp will be held in Bruff from the 15th to 19th July. Registration can be made

SCOIL DEAN CUSSEN: are holding a bric a brac and cake sale on May 31st next. This is to raise funds for an exciting new Literacy programme starting in the school very soon. So if you need to do a clear out of books, comics, toys, games or any other small items we could sell at the sale Please Please drop them into the school reception as soon as possible. Hope to see you at our Monster Sale!!

KNOCKAINEY AFC FESTIVAL 2013: Knockainey AFC is celebrating its 20 year anniversary by holding a Festival this June bank holiday weekend to celebrate youth, sport and community. We have come together with Bruff Rugby Club to use there excellent facilities. Program of Events for the Weekend: Friday 31st May: Jimmy Buckley & his Band, Doors open at 8:30pm. Saturday 1st June:1pm: 5km Fun Run/Walk & 10km Run. Registration from 12pm. 2pm: Family Fun Day. 8pm: Poker Classic. Sunday 2nd June: 1pm: Food/Craft Fair. 3pm: Monster Bingo - €2,000 Jackpot. 9pm: Parish Social with music by Nightfall & friends. Monster raffle running all weekend with the draw on Sunday night at 10pm. Tickets are now on sale for the main attraction Jimmy Buckley & his band on May 31st in the marquee at Bruff RFC. Please call the ticket office to book your tickets on 086-1553449 or check for more festival details.

PAINTING CLASSES: Painting classes will resume in the Community Cafe from Thursday 16th May from 7 to 8.30 p.m. for 6 weeks. Cost €4 per night. Beginners welcome. Contact Kathy Tiernan at 086 0778787 for more information”.

THE GATHERING SIMPSONS TABLE QUIZ: We are holding a Simpsons Table Quiz in Clancy’s Bar, Bruff on Friday 24th May 2013 at 9.00 pm. Team €20.00 to raise funds for The Gathering which is on from 1st to 7th July. Questions to suit everyone with 50% on The Simpsons and 50% general. Fancy dress optional. Prize for best team name. Raffle. Refreshments served. Ok, Rub a dub dub, thanks for the grub. Please pass on details to your friends.

BEREA BLUEGRASS/ GOSPEL COLLEGE BAND: will perform in the Church of Ireland, Bruff on Tuesday 21st May from 8p.m. The Berea Band features Ashley Long, vocalist. This is a performance not to be missed. Tickets are €10 and can be purchased from Community Council members in advance or at the door, but as places are limited it might be best to get your ticket in advance.

DEISE COMMUNITY CLUB: Deise Community Club monthly party will take place at the Rugby Pavilion, Kilballyowen on Tuesday 28th May 2013 at 8.00 p.m. Please give names and indicate should you require transport to Ms Claire O’Meara, Post Office on or before Friday 24th May 2013. All are welcome.

KNOCKAINEY AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: Afternoon Tea Dance in aid of Knockainey Tidy Towns at Knockainey Community Centre on Sunday 19th May 3pm. Admission €5. Music by Mike Regan, Great Raffle prizes with refreshments served.

TOP STAR IN CONCERT: One of the top entertainment artistes in the country is on the way to Adare in the person, Michael English who will appear in concert at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel on Saturday night, 8th June. Currently riding high with ‘High Five’, one the most popular songs of the year, Michael English made his first major appearance on the Late Late toy show on RTE when he was just 12 year’s of age. He subsequently went on to become a major star on the dancing circuit and captured national attention with a Henry McMahon song, ‘The Nearest To Perfect’. Tickets are now available from the hotel at 061 – 605100. (Keep an eye on the advertising columns of theLimerick Leader for further details)

BORD NA NOG NOTES: Our U16 hurlers had a great week with 2 wins in the championship. A dominant display against Cappamore saw the boys win out 3-14 to 1-10. Goals by Paul Riordan (2) and Kyle Dillon set Bruff on their way. Fine displays by Sean Riordan, Pat O’Neill and a couple of great saves early in the game by goalkeeper Cormac Daly ensured a good victory. The game against Kilpeacon was brought forward from the end of June and after a tight battle in atrocious weather conditions the boys ran out 4 point winners 2-12 to 2-8. The hurlers now have a well deserved break until the end of June. Best of luck to the lads who are doing exams. The U12 hurlers took on Monaleen and had a good win. Some excellent performances by Danny O’ Leary, Padraig Mulcahy and Eoin Murphy ensured 2 wins from 2.Great to see some of the younger players Mike Meade and Mark Kenny turning out and Jack Gunning hitting the back of the net rounded off a good nights work. Our U14 footballers open their campaign with a trip to Abbeyfeale to take on Fr Casey’s on Wed 22nd, throw in 7pm.

TERRA NOVA GARDEN CENTRE: Treasure Hunt at Terra Nova Garden, Dromin, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. Open Day Sunday May 19th 12-6pm. Great fun and prizes for all the winners! See for full details and directions or phone Deborah or Martin on 063 90744. Teas and yummy cakes available on the day.

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