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The Community of Bruff are seeking funds to renew their Sean Wall Monument    



Sean Wall Monument in Bruff pictured above 

The Community of Bruff are seeking funds to renew their Sean Wall Monument    

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Jade Crowe   

The Community of Bruff has set up a virtual walk/run in a bid to raise money for the renewal of their beloved Sean Wall monument which has played a pivotal role in the village’s heritage since the 1950s.  

Locals in the Bruff area have been seeking funds over the last few weeks in hopes to raise 35,000 to restore the village’s monument of Sean Wall. It is feared that serious structural defects may affect the monument in the near future, such as water or frost damage.  

A virtual walk/run has been set up to raise the funds they need. The virtual event will take place over a period of thirteen days from Wednesday, March 17 to Wednesday, March 31. It is hoped that each participant will be able to run or walk 5 or 10km throughout these days.  

The monument was originally designed in 1931 to mark activity that took place between the years 1920-1921. In 1944 the East Limerick Brigade formed a committee to raise funds for the statue to be put upEight years later, on October 12, 1952, the monument was finally unveiled by President Sean T O Kelly. 

 The Sean Wall Memorial Committee works to look out for the welfare of the monument and continues to carry out the work that the original Committee once did. Today’s Committee believes that they have been faithful to the words spoken by the chairperson of the original Committee many years ago when he said “It is grand to think that those men are remembered. It is grand to see that so many men have come here to honour their memory and to keep their traditions. I hope the younger generations will do so in the future.”  

The Sean Wall Memorial Committee will also be creating a time capsule to be placed in the base of the monument which will contain the names of those who have donated over €10 to the GoFundMe page. This time capsule will be opened in thirty years.  

Keep an eye out as Eventmaster details are to follow including the pricing for entry fees. Each entry will also receive a commemorative T-shirt. 

For those who may not be able to participate in the walk/run, there is an alternative of donating to the Sean Wall GoFundMe page which can be found HERE

For more information on the Sean Wall monument go HERE 

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.