His­tory as renowned lo­cal play comes back to life

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - NEWS - By TADHG EVANS

THERE’LL be a lit­tle bit of his­tory in the CYMS Hall in Kil­lor­glin later this month as one of the plays writ­ten by a late and well-re­spected mem­ber of the lo­cal com­mu­nity comes to life again.

On Novem­ber 22 and 23 at 8pm, ‘ He Never Sang for Me’ – a play by Michael Ah­ern first per­formed 36 years ago – will go on show in the iconic venue for the first time in decades.

Fea­tur­ing many mem­bers of the orig­i­nal cast and di­rected by John A O’Brien, the play will take place as a fund-raiser for Kil­lor­glin Archive So­ci­ety.

Edso Crow­ley took the time to fill us in on the his­toric event sched­uled to take place later this month, first pro­duced by the Caragh Lake Drama Group.

“We’re hold­ing this with kind per­mis­sion from the Ah­ern fam­ily, and Gene Ah­ern will be there on the night in a lead­ing role,” Edso said.

“It was one of three plays put to­gether by Michael C Ah­ern, who was a well-re­garded lo­cal so­lic­i­tor.”

The en­tire cast runs to 15 mem­bers, Edso ex­plained, and ex­cite­ment is al­ready high with more than a fort­night to go un­til show-time.

The cost of at­tend­ing on the night is €12, and you can get your tick­ets by get­ting in con­tact with CYMS Com­mu­nity Hall.

You can do this by phon­ing (066) 976 2053 or vis­it­ing www.face­book.com/Kil­lor­glinCYMSPlay­ers/.

Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

John An­thony O’Brien (right), Di­rec­tor of ‘He never sang for me’ by the late Michael Ah­ern. It was first per­formed in Caragh Lake School 36 years ago. At re­hearsals for this year’s per­for­mance were Kath­leen Cronin, Eileen O’Con­nor, Gene Ah­ern (stand­ing from left) Edel Mo­ri­arty, David O’Sul­li­van Edso Crow­ley, Brian Ah­ern, An­thony Fo­ley, Jim Burns and Keith McKenna. It will take place on Novem­ber 22 and 23 in the CYMS Kil­lor­glin at 8pm. Miss­ing from pho­to­graph: Rosarie Clif­ford and Kate McKenna.

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