From as far back as our history and folklore does go, Bruree has been continually intertwined in history books for a multitude of remarkable reasons
Ollums strength & stamina descended down through generations of Munster’s Kings.
In 1242 Bruree was seized from John de Marisco and his wife Mabel. Mabel was the grand-daughter of Richard de Brugh.
In 1700, Rev. Lewis Prytherc arrived in Bruree. He would live in Ballynoe Castle, standing in the churchyard, beside the ruins of the old church of St. Munchin.
Dr Richard Hayes was born in 1882 in Bruree, county Limerick. He was the son of a local school teacher.
Fr. Eugene Sheehy was born in Broadford, County Limerick, Ireland, son of Richard Sheehy and Johanna Shea.
Eamon de Valera was born in Manhattan, New York, on 14th October 1882. His mother Kate Coll was a native of Bruree
Mannix Joyce or Mainchin Seoighe, as he was known as in the locality, was a local Irish historian and a most gifted writer.