Castlerea Musical Society prepares for 40th production

A sub committee has been established to plan the celebrations to mark the 40th production of Castlerea Musical Society. The AGM of Castlerea Musical Society was held in Tully’s Hotel on Thursday 17th April. Chairperson, Connie Gannon, welcomed all present and congratulated all who had participated in all aspects of the successful show ‘Hello Dolly’ staged in February. She also thanked all sponsors, everyone who helped in any capacity with the staging of the show and thanked the McDonagh Family ‘Stagger Inn’ for their very generous help throughout rehearsals. The following officers and committee members were elected on the night. President Angela Webb, Chairperson Connie Gannon, Vice Chairperson Ivan Moran, Secretary Sinead Flynn, Treasurer John Callaghan, PRO Frances Cooke, Programme Daniel Doherty and Niall Heaney, Committee Members Mary Garvey, Kieran Croghan, Harry Farrell, Niall Gannon, Derval Flynn and Mary Heaney. A big year is ahead for the new committee with their 40th production forthcoming. This should be marked in some way, as it is a great achievement to run a Musical Society successfully for 40 years. A sub-committee was formed at the AGM to help the incoming committee with the organisation of a major event to mark the occasion. The members of this committee are Clare Kelly, Daniel Doherty, Caroline Madigan and Catherine O’Rourke. A gala event is envisaged before the year is out and it is hoped that everyone will join in the 40th celebrations. Keep an eye and ear open for details over the coming months. The meeting concluded with a very positive note for the forthcoming year and the society looking forward to its next event ‘The Aims Banquet’ in Killarney in June. Film-maker award Roisin Geraghty from Castlerea was part of a team of student film-makers from NUI Maynooth who recently walked away with €3,000 in prize money after they won the Dare2bDrinkAware film competition. The team, called Pottor Productions won three out of five awards in the competition for their short film ‘It’s Funny, But It Also Makes You Think