A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM IN VALLEYMOUNT
VALLEYMOUNT was a hive of activity over the weekend as the village held a three day Art and Heritage Festival.
The festival opened on Friday with the Valleymount Theatre Company’s production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, the classic Shakespeare comedy fittingly staged on Midsummer eve, Friday, June 21.
The well-received production in front of a full house took place in Valleymount Hall, with audience members not only marvelling at the performances, but also the wonderful costumes, stage, lighting and make-up.
The Valleymount Theatre Company were recently formed by Ged Doyle, Liz Gardner and Mark Wright, who hope to create an ongoing drama group and art centre as part of the many activities now being created in the area.
From Saturday, Valleymount Hall also hosted a heritage exhibition on the history of the parish, which continued into Sunday.
On Sunday, Bishop Eamon Walsh officially opened and blessed the memorial garden, erected in memory of all the families from the parish who were moved from the valley to make way for Poulaphouca Lake.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by Valleymount Theatre Company in Valleymount Hall.
Catherine Boyle as Francis Flute and Aoife Blyle as Theseus The Ard Ri and High King of Tara.
Mark Wright, Production Manager and Elizabeth Gardner, Director.
Kayleigh Bealin doing the make up on Evan White who played Robin Goodfellow, better known as Puck.
Maggie Conway Halligan as Hermia, Tom Bealin as Oberon and Sarah Walsh as Helena.
Maggie Conway Halligan as Hermia, daughter of Egeus.