Friday, October 25, 2013

BRUREE NOTES 20/10/2013:


Maura Allen is again returning to Calcutta. A fundraising table quiz is being held at the Central Bar, Bruree, on Friday, November 8th, starting at 9.00 pm. Subscription for a team of four is just €20. Every euro raised on the night will go directly to Calcutta. Your support on the night would be greatly appreciated. The quiz is to raise much needed funds to continue supporting a project in Calcutta started by Fr. Pat Hogan and his group back in 2005.


Bruree Badminton Club is up and going again in the community hall for the new season. The club is open for members and the membership fee is the same as last year at €30 for social membership and €40 for competitive membership. This must be paid before end of this month. There is training/play every Monday and Wednesday night from 9.00 to 11.00 pm. New members are always welcome - just turn up any Monday or Wednesday night.


The photos collected for the Gathering weekend are now available to view in the De Valera Museum and De Valera Heritage Centre. The centre is open Monday to Thursday 9.00 to 5.00 and Friday 9.00 to 4.30 pm.


Now taking bookings for the autumn and winter season! If your club would like to book the hall and secure the day and time you want, please phone the community hall on 086 056 5544. All bookings will be on a “first come, first secured” basis. Facilities include: Large Hall with viewing space, stage, 2 badminton courts, hand ball alley, large outdoor space and kitchen. The Hall is also available for hire for functions. Phone 086 056 5544 for further information. Upcoming events include a Halloween children’s disco and a Christmas Fair on Sunday 1st December. Details to follow.


An indoor car boot sale will be held in Bruree Community Hall on Saturday, October 26th, from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.


The Holy Souls special day in Emmanuel House, Clonfert, will take place on Sunday, November 10th. It will be led by Eddie Stones and various priests. Book early as the bus is more than half full already. Names (with fare of €20) should be given to Ann Mockler (063-90564). All are welcome.


Bag Packing: Many thanks to everyone that supported our recent bag packing fundraiser in Supervalu, Charleville. Thanks to the staff in Supervalu for their assistance and patience! Thanks in particular must go to Donna Finn and Joan Quirke for organising the bag packers and to the bag packers themselves; Johanna Carey, Mary Daly, Becky Hand, Donna Finn, Kathleen Ryan, Monica Queally, Bernie Sheehan, Pauline O’Connell, Adrienne Cronolly, Owen Tobin, Mary Feane, Jim O’Connell, Mike Mullane and Joan Quirke.


Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Breda Allen €25 Amy O’Connor, Tony, Kay and family Thompson Ryan €20 Annette Carey, Francis Fitzgerald, Hospital, Mike McGrath.


The after-school service at Stepping Stones Community Playschool has started and is doing really well. Remember, the playschool want everyone to avail of this handy service and also want to make it affordable for everyone. Families in receipt of social welfare payments can avail of the service from 2.00 - 3.00 pm every day from as little as €5 per week. Those who have a medical card can avail of the 2.00 - 3.00 pm session from as little as €11.50 per week. Contact Brenda on 087-1649755 or Bethany/Bernie 086-4179087 for more details.

Pictured at the Rockhill Bruree Defibrillator Group Annuan Vintage Run on Sunday last


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