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I wish to acknowledge with deep gratitude the excellent attention given to our 48 members  when we had refreshments at the above Cafe while we were visiting Farmleigh House. The service provided by Alex and his team together with the tasty scones and tea/coffee made it a very memorable visit. Thank you.



Brendan McCartie

Secretary and organiser of the day

Whitehall Active Retirement Association (WARA)

If you were not able to attend the Garden Party in RHSI Garden Russborough on Saturday you missed something very special. Even before the gates were officially open, people were streaming in, hundreds, young and old, babies in buggies and pet dogs came to enjoy the afternoon. The Stedfast Band played a soothing selection of music in the centre of the garden, their dulcet tones drifting throughout the garden. Delicious teas were served up by the Brambles staff, and people ambled about in the pleasant weather, chatting to friends and admiring the garden’s features.

Two fantastic teams had clearly put in a lot of work to ensure the afternoon would be enjoyable for all. The Bi-centenary team,  whose idea it had been, headed up by Brenda Branigan, have to be congratulated on the successful organisation of the event, while Denise Gill and her band of garden volunteers had clearly put in a lot of extra effort during the weeks leading up to the party to have the garden looking so well.

From my point of view, I feel it was one of the most worthwhile and gratifying events, which must have enhanced our image immeasurably, to have been organised by the RHSI since I became a member many years ago. So, on behalf of our friends and supporters, I take this opportunity to pay tribute to all those who made the afternoon such a pleasurable success! The Gala Celebration at the RDS on 30 September is certainly something to look forward to.

Robert Myerscough




I just wanted to drop you a line to say how thoroughly impressed we were with the service and food at our wedding on the 18th of August last. Brambles’ staff was professional, efficient and thoughtful the entire afternoon. We first started receiving compliments about the quality of the food while the finger-food was being served, and haven’t stopped receiving them a week later!

When the hog was served, everyone was delighted. It went down an absolute treat, and not only for the novelty value – it was cooked to perfection, and the crackling was almost like toffee! More than that, our vegetarian guests commented on the consideration given to them – they had previously been to weddings where by the time they came to the head of the queue, there was no more of the vegetarian meal available, as it had already been served to other guests. In this instance, however, an entire dish was kept separate for vegetarian diners. This small detail made a large difference to these guests, greatly enhancing their enjoyment of the day.

Finally, we want to single out Adrian for the quality of service he gave throughout the evening. He was always ready to top up Helen’s glass with champagne, without being asked, he was extremely helpful to myself and my groomsmen when we were bringing the cake and favours into Tailors’ Hall, and whenever we needed anything at all, we knew that we could ask Adrian and it would be sorted out quickly with no fuss. Knowing that there was someone that we could trust to sort out any problems that arose really helped to contribute to the relaxed atmosphere at the wedding and allowed myself and Helen enjoy it to the fullest.

Thanks for all your help, and we are and have been happily recommending you to anyone who has asked us for events in future.


Niall & Helen

Dear Maeve,

Thank you very much for the lovely food and drinks you supplied for the above commemoration (Labour Party Connolly Commemoration Collins Barracks). Also a word of thanks to you and your staff. Everyone was very professional, helpful and friendly.

Once again thanks for everything.


Patricia Dunleavy

Hi Maeve,

Can I take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for you dedication and hard work during the conference. Everybody I spoke to was very complimentary towards the quality and variety of food available for the lunches.

The Symposium dinner was a huge success and all the delegates I have spoken to have commented on the wonderful quality of the food and the service. Please pass on thanks to your staff on behalf of me personally and on behalf of the CIPAC organisation. People from 31 countries all around the world had a wonderful experience of Ireland.


Dr. Jim Garvey

Dear Maeve,

I would sincerely like to thank you for the wonderful food and very professional service at our recent exhibition in The Coach House, ‘Because Culture Belongs to Us’.

Our students, guests and members of the general public really enjoyed the selection of finger food and sandwiches.

You area always available to provide help and support and answer our many questions.

On behalf of City of Dublin VES, Aine Ivers, and all the Adult Education Service team we sincerely appreciate all the assistance that you and your team provided to make our event truly a great success.

Kind regards,

Cathie Hogan

Dear Maeve,

I obtained your email address from Celine in Dublin castle, and as a member of the audience last week I felt it was my duty to commend you on the fabulous healthy catering for the local office seminar on both Thursday and Friday.

Dinner was delicious! Table settings were immaculate. The serving staff were very polite, helpful and speedy, and continually topped up water jugs at each table. Their appearance was one of cleanliness and looked like they took pride in their work. Given the numbers and timing involved I must add my congratulations on a job well done (not to mention fresh warm scones with cream and jam for elevenses). Please pass on my regards to your team.

Many thanks

Sylvia Mullins


Thanks very much for the lovely meals. I have to tell you that they were flawless. From speaking to the attendees they said it was excellent ,delicious superb. So I want to pass on some of the many compliments.

Also I must say the staff were very helpful and obliging and provided a great service. So thanks again and kind regards


To Whom It May Concern:

The Health Research Board acquired Brambles catering service for a relatively small but very high-level buffet of 45 pan-European guests in Dublin Castle in September 2011.

I wish to congratulate Maeve Reid and all her team on their professionalism and commitment to detail, and to express my complete satisfaction with their whole service. Pre-event preparations with Brambles were both professional and enjoyable and their ability to accommodate changes, make recommendations and adapt the menus accordingly were first class.

Brambles were also the most reasonably priced of several competitors for this contract. The food on the day was superb, in presentation and especially in quality. Service was immaculate and always very accommodating and polite.

I would have no hesitation in using Brambles for future events and am recommending them to others in this regard.

Best regards,

Derick Mitchell

Hi Maeve

Thanks a million, slowly finishing up the events now thank god!

As always, you guys provided a fantastic service and I (and the RSA) was delighted with everything. Please say a big thanks to your staff who are always so helpful and courteous. And of course, a big thank to you too.

Getting lots of emails today saying how lovely the day was yesterday so you guys played a part in that too!

See you soon


Dear Aoife,

Just a short note to convey the thanks of all the Citrix staff and their families that attended our day out in the zoo last week end.

Over 100 adults and children attended and the day ran seamlessly, from the efficient group entry, to the use of Haughton House as a base, the excellent buffet lunch, and the face painting for the kids. All in all, a perfect family day out and a lot of very happy kids and adults going home.

Many thanks again for all your assistance in setting this up for us.

Yours sincerely,

John Kelly

Dear Sir/Madam,

I visited the National Museum of Ireland in the Collins Barracks on Wed 15th Sept. This was my first time to visit this particular museum. After wandering around the interesting exhibits for quite a while, I needed to sit and have sustenance. So I crossed the courtyard to the café. I must say I rather enjoyed my repast and the surroundings were clean and repeatedly kept clean.

The staff were friendly and helpful and quiet. You might wonder at the last point of being ‘quiet’. Many cafes and restaurants I have previously visited were quite noisy with clattering of crockery and cutlery. So, thank you for a lovely healthy and peaceful visit to your Brambles branch in the Collins Barracks Museum.



To Whom It May Concern:

It is with great pleasure that I write this recommendation for Brambles. The British Embassy has used the service of Brambles on many occasions over the past number of years, most recently for a buffet of 1,000 invited guests for the Queens Birthday Party (QBP) celebration.

Following events held earlier which Brambles undertook and at which they adapted the menus to incorporate our specific requirements we had no hesitation in asking Brambles to undertake the Queens Birthday Party. The food, both in presentation and in quality in every occasion was superb as was the service.

Importantly each event was supervised in person by Maeve Reid which underlines Brambles professionalism and commitment to detail. Subsequently the Embassy received many plaudits for its choice of caterer and numerous enquiries from colleagues in the Diplomatic Corps for the contact details of Brambles.

I would like to underline my complete satisfaction with Brambles on each and every occasion used by the British Embassy for its events and I reservedly and with no hesitation have pleasure in recommending Brambles.

Yours Sincerely

Bridget Coffey

To Whom It May Concern

This is to confirm that Brambles have been providing a high quality professional hospitality service to BCM Hanby Wallace since 2005. This service has included catering for internal employee events, Partner lunches and a wide range of client events. At all times the food and service provided has been of the highest quality, and the service provided exceptional.

Over the years, Brambles have built a close relationship with the Firm as their client, and in doing so have developed a very clear understanding of the level and quality of service that is required for each event. The success of each of our events has been greatly enhanced by the dedication, commitment and service quality demonstrated by all of their staff..

Of particular note is the personal ownership that each of the Brambles team takes for ensuring that all our events run smoothly – they have continuously demonstrated great flexibility, and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that every request is catered for. In summary BCM Hanby Wallace have been more than happy with the service provided by Brambles over the years and would have no hesitation in recommending them as a corporate hospitality service provider.

In accordance with our normal practice this reference is given in good faith and without liability to the Firm or the undersigned.

Yours Faithfully

Patricia Barr

Dear Maeve, Donnchadha, Adrian and all the team

Just to say a big thank you for catering our event last Friday, 2nd January.

The event ran like clockwork, the food was delicious (we are still getting compliments on it), and everything was done with such professionalism.

Really lovely….. and such good advice from Donnchadha, to get your staff to serve it!

Thank you all so much

Sarah Thornhill

I’d like to thank Brambles for your amazing catering service….. You have supplied food to 2 events and each time the food was amazing, arriving on time and your staff were absolutely pleasure to deal with!! Everyone at both events commented on who did the catering and how yummy it was!!! Can’t wait till our next event for some more tasty brambles treats!!”

They were brilliant and kept me topped up on coffee! Lovely company to have helping The DSPCA


Hi Donnchadha ,


Just a quick note to thank you for all your help with the catering for Isabelle’s confirmation.The food was absolutely beautiful.The two dishes went down so well with our guest.Thank you for giving us Adrian he was fantastic he looked after us really well and was a great help to a complete novice.

Thank you for all your advice before the party and putting up with my many questions.

We will definitely be using you again for our next event and we will be highly recommending you and your team.


Many Thanks


Sheree   Comerford