Apr 6

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.

ORDINATION OF BISHOP-ELECT BRENDAN LEAHY: On Sunday, 14th April, 2013 at 3.00pm, Rev. Brendan Leahy will be ordained Bishop of Limerick in St. John’s Cathedral. Further details in relation to the ordination, seating allocation, liturgy, etc., will be finalised in the next few weeks and will be forwarded to you well in advance of the occasion.

SUMMER ENGLISH SCHOOL 2013: Some Spanish and Italian teenagers will be coming to this area from late June to mid July to learn English. We are looking for families in Bruff and surrounding areas to host them; attractive rates will be paid to suitable families. If you would be interested in having some students stay with you as part of your family for two or three weeks, please contact 087 8289959 for more details.

BRUFF 45 CARD GAME:The 45 card game in Bruff is run by Bruff National School Parent’s Association. You are sure to receive a warm welcome, a hot cup of tea, some nice home-baking and you’d never know, you might go home financially a bit better off too! So come on to Bruff every Tuesday night in the National School starting @ 8.30pm. All are welcome.

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 CAMOGIE CLUB: are holding a clothes collection on Saturday 13th of April in aid of the Bruff Camogie Feile team. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

FIRST ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE: The Apostolate of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration have organised their First Annual Pilgrimage to Knock for Saturday 20th April 2013 from 10 am to 5 pm. All are invited. There is a notice at the back of the Church on the table at the left as you enter with a list on which you can place your name if you need transport. The full programme for the day is on the notice.

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

CLIONA’S FOUNDATION: Battle of the Bands Sat 6th April next at 8 pm in Bruff Rugby Club, all proceeds going towards Brendan Ring and Martin Hartnett’s fundraising in aid of Cliona’s Foundation and the Limerick Lourdes Invalid Fund for their 800 km cycle from Nantes to Lourdes in June. Performing bands include Nightfall, Reverse the Hearse, The 3 Chords, Nevertheless, Wonderwall and Cairde Ceoil. Admission €10, finger food & Raffle. Come along and enjoy a great night of musical entertainment of varying degrees

TIDY TOWNS: Spring Clean time is with us again. During the month of April, we will be undertaking our annual litter pick and clean up. We try to cover an area beginning with the town and extending to about a mile out on all approach roads. We welcome support from people who will take on their immediate area and we have a limited supply of gloves, pickers and bags for distribution. Please ring 086 3375207. At this time also householders may consider touching up boundary walls and do away with any weeds/grass in the vicinity of their property.

BGM COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Attention Job Seekers: Ballyhoura Jobs Club provide help with: CV’s, Covering letters, Application Forms and Interview Skills.

We are now looking to run a Jobs Club in Bruff. If interested please contact the Community Office on (061) 389841 or bgmcouncil@gmail.com. Participants can be met on a one-to-one basis or join a two-day CV & Interview Skills Training Course. This is a free and confidential service.

FASHION SHOW: On Thursday the 11th of April next, Bruff GAA will leave aside the sliothars and the footballs and instead take to the catwalk when the club holds its fundraising fashion show at 8pm in Bulgaden Castle. With a host of top range shops displaying their range of clothing, a monster raffle and a prize for the best dressed lady this promises to be a great night. The funds raised from this event will go towards the Community Playground Development, Feile Under 14 hurling and Bruff Camogie Club. Ticket prices are €10 adults, Students €5, and Children €5. Further information to follow. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

BGM COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Would like to thank everyone who participated in and helped make the St. Patrick’s Day parade a great success. The following are the prize winners: Best Float: Joe O’Shea’s “Cheltenham”.Best Walking Group: Scoil Dean Cussen 45 drive cards. Fancy Dress: Marie O’Neill Speech and Drama Group. Judges Special award for Multi Cultural: The Gathering Float and Best Shop Front: O’Connor’s Pharmacy.

BRUFF 45 DRIVE CARDS RESULTS: 1st: Murty Hayes & Ann Murphy, 2nd: Sr. Mary Breen & Josephine O’Leary, Mary Sheehy & James O’Leary, Eily Browne & Angela Troy and Mike O’Brien & Tommy O’Riordan. Table Prizes: Mick Maune & Alex Burke, Eugene Grant & Noreen Hayes and Teresa Hayes & Joe McDonald. Raffle Winners: €50 Mike O’Leary, €20 Ger Healon, €10 Mick Maune, €10 Liam O’Riordan and €10 Pat O’Donovan.

BOHER MACRA: Will be hosting a Charity Alternative Table-Quiz on Friday 12th April in Hanly’s Pub, Boher at 8pm. €20 per table of 4. All proceeds on the night will go to Cliona’s Foundation, who provides financial assistance for critically ill children. There will be raffle tickets on sale on the days leading up to the quiz and on the night. There will be numerous raffle prizes and a good night is promised. For more information on the quiz, contact us on bohermacra@gmail.com or on our facebook page. All support greatly appreciated.

KNOCKAINEY AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: Next dance on Sunday April 14th at 3pm. Music by the fabulous Sam O’Doherty. Dancing from 3pm to 6pm. Tea and refreshments will be served. Raffle on the day. Admission €5.

KNOCKAINEY LADIES CLUB : Next meeting will take place on Monday April 8th at 8pm sharp. Marie O’Neill will give talk on Aloe Vera. All are welcome.

LIMERICK RACECOURSE 2013: Family Fun Raceday – Sunday 7th April. Children are invited to join us from 1.30pm for the Teddy Bear Dash which will be followed by a host of treats at our Teddy Bear Picnic. Other entertainment will include Animal Petting Farm, Pony Rides, Face Painting and Cinema Club. Check out limerick racecourse website for further details.

SOCIAL SERVICES: Social Services monthly meeting will be held at the Health Centre, Bruff on Tuesday 9th April 2013 at 8.30.p.m.

BRUFF CAMOGIE CLUB: Bruff Camogie Club are holding a Clothes Collection on Saturday 13th April. The following pick ups are as follows: Meanus 10.30am to 12noon, Bruff GAA field 11am to 1.30pm. Old School Grange 10.30am to 12noon. Your support would be very much appreciated and anyone that wants bags collected can contact Mairead Dempsey @ 087 6893659 or Eileen Ryan @ 086 2002715 Thanking you.

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 one of the highlights being the auction of a greyhound pup kindly donated by well-known Kilkenny trainer, Paul Hennessy. Entrance tickets are currently on sale for €10, with under 16’s being free on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated to help get our playground built this year. The committee would once again like to thank everyone who supported the Duck race on St. Patrick’s Day which raised €3,500, the raffle in Nagles which raised €252, and the “free” ice-cream in Centra which raised €230.

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