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.
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 up. Eight years later, on October 12, 1952, the monument was finally unveiled by President Sean T O’ Kelly.
On this day 12 Oct 1952, President of Ireland Sean T O’Ceallaigh unveiled a memorial to Brigadier Sean Wall and the other Volunteers who died in the War of Independence 1920 -1921 in Bruff, Co. Limerick #otd #limerick pic.twitter.com/JSYI3HrgIT
— Limerick's Life (Sharon Slater) (@limerickslife) October 12, 2020
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
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
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