Bruree/RockhillCommunity Council

History Timeline

  • 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.

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