Tuesday, 23 January 2007

Bruff Partnership

New Managers for Shannon Development

Shannon development has appointed two Limerick natives as the new Regional Managers for Limerick City and County. Finbarr Brougham who has represented Shannon Development at the Bruff Partnership Meetings is one of the people newly appointed and we offer our congratulations to him.

Finbarr Brougham and Eoghan Prendergast (the other appointee) are both experienced executives with the Development body.
They will work with the communities to help develop Limerick as the centre of the Shannon Region.
Finbarr Brougham believes his new job will keep him busy!

Friday, 19 January 2007

Recent News!

Bruff Cultural and Arts Society will be on the main Street tomorrow to finish the job of removing the Christmas lights!
The have also confirmed the dates for the Bruff Summer Festival 2007 as the 3rd, 4th and 5th of August.
Bruff RFC:
Nenagh Ormond Vs Bruff: "Ormond Park will be the place to be on Sunday when these two arch rivals meet in their Division 3 decider. Nenagh have leapfrogged over Bruff with some fine performances this season" Maybe Bruff winning tomorrow will cheer everyone up after Munster's defeat today!
In the McInerney Cup, Bruff will play St. Senan's at Bruff at 2.30pm on Saturday 20th.
Soccer:Errea Sport Div 1A League: Saturday 20th. Bruff Utd v St. Geraldines 10.30am Bruff

Tuesday, 16 January 2007

Recent News items News!

Another day of rain, sunshine, hailstones and some flash floods with the Fire Brigade called out in Kilmallock to clear some roads!

It is good to see that this site bitsfrombruff is receiving so many 'hits' (visitors) from all over the world..... friends in Bruff have obviously passed on the address. I have heard that some people tried to get the site but could not. Initially it was necessary to type the full web address into your web browser address line...but now Google will find it for you! Just type bitsfrombruff into the Google search box and you will find the site!

Friday, 12 January 2007

Recent News Items!

St. Patrick's Festival
We gather that the Community Council are organising a St. Patrick's Day Parade. This would of course duplicate the event advertised in the last Bruff Cultural and Arts Newsletter as quoted below
"Plans for next Year
Early in the New Year we will have a meeting to develop and plan our projects for 2007. We will issue invitations to other individuals and groups to join with us in this planning process. Our plans
include an open air dancing platform/stage for the Grove, celebrations for St. Patrick’s weekend and of course the Summer Festival"
The Deise : Cultural and Arts Newsletter : Published 15th December 2006

who had made plans, but have no wish to clash, so they have cancelled their arrangements: see Cultural and Arts Society news below!

Changing Chips!
Rumour has it that the Snack Bar (Anthony O'Connor's) is changing hands. We will see what the new owners bring to the culinary scene in Bruff! Maybe soon we will have an Indian Takeaway to add to the ethnic mix!

Bruff and Drink Driving
Bruff entered the national debate this week with Derry O'Meara, local publican being interviewed on Limerick 95fm. Local publican Derry, talked about the Bruff pubs initiative with a courtesy bus. Three pubs (Derry's Bar, Clancys and Dave Clarkes) have combined to provide a free courtesy bus. He indicated that maybe a second bus would soon be provided.

Drains, Mains and Sewers!
INSITUFORM an English firm has been working in the Main Street this last week. They are using high tech equipment to survey the main sewers. It also looks as if work may begin on the water treatment works with activity near the entrance

Thursday, 11 January 2007

Stormy Weather!

Bruff is experiencing gale force winds (100 to 120 kph) as a fierce storm moves across the Atlantic. The Newswire blog (Limerick City) included an accurate warning early on Tuesday (based on reports from a tornado watch centre in USA!)..... whilst at the same time little warning from Met.ie or RTE. Throughout the night Bruff has had either no electricity or very low power. Power restored at 12.00 noon!

Wednesday, 10 January 2007

Bruff and District Cultural and Arts Society

Reminder! The next Committee meeting is due to take place on Thursday 18th January at 8.30 pm in Clancy's Restaurant.

As we said in our last Newsletter we had plans for organising a St. Patrick's Festival, including bookings with Bands from Wales and USA. We had a very innovative approach planned for a weekend spectacular. We now find that The Community Council are going to organise a Parade and therefore we will not duplicate events...... but we wish them the very best!

Summer Festival 2006. We have plenty of photos' of the Summer Festival and a selection will appear on www.bruffsummerfestival2006.blogspot.com
We will also include photos of the two Historical walks on the www.bruffpictures.blogspot.com For those who enjoyed them we are a having a Town Historical walk as part of the Ballyhoura International Walking Festival and I will give further details soon so that it can be noted in diaries!
Christmas Festival 2006... we don't have so many pictures...in particular Santy coming down the Main Street with his wonderful horse and carriage..... if you have some we would love a copy!

Wednesday, 3 January 2007

Hi Readers,
Happy New Year to everyone.
The holiday is over and we are back on duty
More photos of the Commemoration Ceremony for Caherguillamore held just before Christmas in Grange will be published on our sister site (bruffpictures.blogspot.com )
The picture above shows TD John Cregan laying the wreath as the press photographers snap away! (Click on Picture for detailed view)
Bruff seems to have been peaceful enough at Christmas. There is a new Hackney cab service being run by Eric Lye, former proprietor of the Olde Bakehouse Restaurant, (telephone number for Morning Star Hackney Cabs is 087 0614550)

The Bruff Partnership Committee with aims to promote enterprise in Bruff following the closure of Microtherm is recently formed group that deserves strong community support and participation. A meeting of the group planned for Monday 9th January was cancelled. When I have more news I will bring it here.

Any Group or individual who wants an item included in The Deise, (The Newsletter of Bruff and District Cultural and Arts Society) should contact me by e mail: dfthurlow@gmail.com.