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Bruff (An Brú in Irish) is a small town in east County Limerick, in the midwest of Ireland, located on the old LimerickCork road (R512). The town lies on the Morning Star river, with unusually, two bridges in the town itself. The area around Bruff is quite scenic, and the horse-shoe lake of Lough Gur is nearby. Historical artifacts around the area date back to the Stone Age, with various buildings up to the early Christian still extant. Near the catholic church there is a large statue of Sean Wall, a hero of the War of Independence. The imposing building which formerly served as the Garda station in the town is a building which is listed for preservation, its current owner is currently converting it to Living accommodation. Bruff is the hometown of American missionary and bishop John Joseph Hogan.The town suffered heavy fighing in the Battle of Killmallock during the Irish Civil War. Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Limerick Code: LK Area: 2,686 km² Population (2006) 183,863 (including Limerick City); 131,303 (without Limerick City) Website: www. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference R574572 Statistics Province: Munster County: Area: 20. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Munster County: Area: 37. ... A Regional Road in the Republic of Ireland is a class of road not forming a major route (such as a National Primary Route, or National Secondary Route), but nevertheless forming a link in the national road network. ... The north end of Lough Gur reaches up to a maintained lawn at the visitor area at the lake. ... Garda Síochána na hÉireann (pronounced ; Irish for Peace Guard of Ireland, often rendered[1] as The Guardians of the Peace of Ireland) is the police force of the Republic of Ireland. ... Bishop John Joseph Hogan was a Catholic priest and missionary in Missouri in the American Civil War era. ... Combatants Irish Army Dublin Guard Irish Republican Army Commanders General Eoin ODuffy Major General W.R.E. Murphy Liam Deasy Strength 1,500 troops at start of battle nearly 4,000 by end of battle plus artillery and armoured cars 2,000 at start of battle plus armoured cars... The Irish Civil War (June 28, 1922 – May 24, 1923) was a conflict between supporters and opponents of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 6, 1921, which established the Irish Free State, precursor of todays Republic of Ireland. ...


The town is noted for having a strong sporting background with Gaelic Athletic Association & Pitch & Putt clubs within the town boundaries, A soccer club, a Hockey Club and also a strong Rugby Union Football Club, Bruff R.F.C., home club of Irish International player, John Hayes. Another notable attraction is the number of murals that have been painted on the walls of buildings in the town over the last few decades. Once described in the "Sunday World" newspaper as "the town that the Celtic Tiger Forgot", it has of late seen an increase in population and a general renewal, mainly due to its classification as a satellite town of Limerick City. Major expansion for the town is planned with a new development plan by Limerick County Council in the final design stages. The population is planned to double over the next ten years or so. A stylised Celtic cross serves as the traditional logo of the GAA. The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael) is an organisation which is mostly focussed on promoting Gaelic Games - traditional Irish sports, such as hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, handball, and rounders. ... Pitch and putt is a shorter version of golf, and is an organised and independent sport developed mainly in Ireland since the 1940s. ... Created in late 1969-early 1970, Bruff Rugby Union Football Club was created by two G.A.A. Players, Willie Conway and Nicholas Cooke. ... The Sunday World is an Irish newspaper published by Sunday Newspapers Limited, a division of Independent News and Media. ... Cartoon of the Celtic Tiger. ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Limerick Code: LK Area: 2,686 km² Population (2002) 175,304 Website: www. ...


There are seven Pubs (one with a restaurant) and two other restaurants if food and drink is what you are looking for. It is also located near the edges of the Ballyhoura Fáilte tourist area. Bruff has an active Cultural and Arts Society.For current news and views about Bruff visit News from Bruff A public house, usually known as a pub, is a drinking establishment found mainly in the Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries influenced by British cultural heritage. ...


See also

This is a link page for cities and towns in the Republic of Ireland, including larger villages, and villages and townlands of note, as well as towns, townships or urban centres in Dublin. ...

External links

  • http://www.bruff.demon.co.uk/
  • http://www.geocites.com/bruffsite
  • http://www.bruffrfc.com/
  • http://www.bruffhockeyclub.com
  • [http://www.bitsfrombruff.blogspot.com/htp//www.bitsfrombruff.blogspot.com

Coordinates: 52°28′N, 8°33′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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This three bedroom semi house is in good decorative condition in the heart of Bruff town and close to all amenities.
Travelling from Bruff, go out the main Limerick Road, when you arrive at Riordan’s Pub go left, and the property is the first house on the right hand side.
This two bedroom house is beside all amenities in Bruff Town.
Bruff Rugby Football Club, Kilballyowen Park, Bruff, Co. Limerick. (613 words)
After a long running saga trying to get the team to Derry last night, Bruff 1st XV managed to come away from Derry with a win and a bonus point despite having finished the game with two men in the sin bin.
The second half saw Bruff with the wind at their backs and very early on Mike Carroll got Bruff’s fourth try to snatch the bonus point.
Bruff seemed to rest on their laurels slightly after this but defended well finishing the game with thirteen men after Brian Cahill and Brendan Deady were binned within the last ten minutes.
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