The priests serving the parish are:
Very Rev. John Daly PP: 087 8180815 firstname.lastname@example.org
Very Rev. James Costello, (Canon, PE) (Retired): 061 382555
Bruff Sacristan – Eileen Irwin. Sacristy: 061 382917 Home: 061 382563
Grange Sacristan: Helen O Dwyer
Meanus Sacristan: Teresa
Parish Secretary; email notes to: email@example.com before Thursday am
> SS Peter & Paul, Bruff
Saturday Vigil 6 pm Sunday 11 am
Weekdays 10 am
> St Mary, Meanus
Saturday Vigil 7.30 pm
> SS Patrick & Brigid, Grange
Sunday 9.30 am
> Holy Days: As on Sundays
Saturday 12.00 – 1.00 pm
Bruff First Fridays (Visiting Priest available for Sacrament of Reconciliation during 10 am Mass)
Baptisms: As requested
Parish Baptismal and Marriage registers are not held in a central repository: they are conserved in individual parishes. For conservation reasons, direct access to the registers is reserved to parish personnel. While parish staff make every effort to facilitate researchers, they are unable to prioritise queries. Access extends to entries up to and including 1912. Alternatively, The Irish Family History Foundation or Roots.ie provides a gateway to Irish ancestry, roots, genealogy and family history from anywhere in Ireland with access to church records pre 1900. Limerick Genealogy, the Irish Family History Foundation's designated centre for Limerick city and county, provides a professional genealogical service to researchers. Researchers should also be aware that microfilm copies of parish registers are available in the National Library.
Find below, a list of sites as an aid to research.
Where to begin?
Irish Genealogy: exploring your Irish family history step-by-step.
National Archives of Ireland: a guide to resources for researching the family tree.
Census, property valuation, civil registration and other sources
• Census of Ireland 1901 and 1911
• Griffith’s Valuation, the primary valuation of Ireland provides information on where people lived in the nineteenth century. See also www.irishorigins.com
Ireland, Civil Registration indexes, 1845-1958; these include births registered between 1864 and 1958; marriages, 1845-1958; deaths 1864-1958.
• Tithe applotment books 1823-37; compiled to determine the amount which occupiers of agricultural holdings over one acre should pay to the Church of Ireland.
• Wills: Calendars and administration of wills, 1858-1920 and Soldiers wills 1914-17
Looking in Limerick
County Limerick Genealogy: Limerick maps and townlands.
Limerick City Archives: with an online collections database, notably Mount St Lawrence Burial Ground registers, 1855 - 2008; Mount St Lawrence, New Extension, February 1960 - April 2010; Mount St Oliver Burial Ground registers February 1960 - April 1998.
Limerick City Library: Local Studies, an extensive online collection of Limerick-related materials.
Limerick City Museum
Limerick County Library: Local Studies. See the Family History Research pages which include a comprehensive listing of sources regarding grave inscriptions.
Limerick Genealogy: the Irish Family History Foundation's designated centre for Limerick city and county, provides a full and professional research service for enquirers. Initial correspondence usually receives a reply within two weeks. Church records to which Limerick Genealogy has access include:
the earliest Catholic parish records date from 1745,
the earliest Church of Ireland records date from 1692,
Presbyterian records from 1828 and Methodist records from 1824.
Limerick's Life: Limerick local history site, including a helpful introduction to a variety of sources for the study of family history. How to trace your Limerick family history.
University of Limerick Special Collections Library: the Leonard collection of books on Limerick city and county is of particular interest.
Looking in Ireland; Irish Archives
Irish Archives Resource contains information about archival collections open for public research in Ireland. Its purpose is to aid researchers in finding collections relevant to their studies.
Learn About Archives in Ireland: a practical information service on archival material and archives in Ireland.
The Irish Archives: an internet based family history research tool with links to a cross section of sources.
Other helpful sources
Place names database of Ireland
Historic Graves: a community based heritage project which digitally records and publishes historic graveyard surveys and stories. The following are Graveyards in the parish of Bruff/Grange/Meanus which have been recorded:
1. SS Peter and Pauls, Bruff (Catholic Church)
2. St Peter Alexandria, Bruff (Church of Ireland) – mixed burials
3. Knockuregare, Bruff
4. Templain, Bruff
5. Kyle, Bruff
6. St Molon, Tullybracky, Bruff
7. St Mary’s, Meanus
8. Grange Church
10. Tullybrackey Church, Rockbarton
TEL: 061 382917