Thursday, 24 September 2009

Talk on Robert Emmet.

The Lough Gur and District Historical Society will
host a talk on Robert Emmet by Dr. Ruan O'Donnell
of the University of Limerick in the HoneyFitz Theatre
on Thursday 24th September at 8.30 pm.

National Census for 1911. The 1911 Census is now available on-line. See the item below.

1911 Census for Co. Limerick is now online!

The 1911 census is now on line from the National Archives. The records for Bruff can be searched as can the records for all adjoining areas. Click here to take you to the homepage relating to Bruff Town in 1911.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

President Kennedy Bible from Bruff

John Kennedy’s great-grandfather, Patrick Kennedy, left Dunganstown, County Wexford during the Great Hunger and became a cooper in Boston. The Kennedy home in Dunganstown was turned into a museum in 1999. Another branch of JFK’s family, the Fitzgeralds, came from County Limerick village of Bruff and carried with them a family bible. Over a century later John Kennedy would lay his hand on that same bible as he took the oath of office of the nation that took in his poor immigrant ancestors. One can only imagine the reaction of the Fitzgerald’s on the way to “the land of the free” had someone predicted the future purpose to which that bible would be applied.