Knockaderry gets ready to sing to the rafters for the sake of a (better) roof

Norma Prendiville

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Norma Prendiville

KNOCKADERRY is gearing up for a royal night of entertainment next week when the community council hosts its Grand Variety Concert. The concert is being organised to raise funds to fully insulate the parish’s community resource centre.

KNOCKADERRY is gearing up for a royal night of entertainment next week when the community council hosts its Grand Variety Concert. The concert is being organised to raise funds to fully insulate the parish’s community resource centre.

“The ceiling in the Halla Mor and the cavity walls need to be insulated,” community council secretary Helen Beckett said this week. “Everyone is conscious of the high cost of heating – but also of damage to the environment so it is hoped that once the insulation is installed, it will reduce both our gas bills and our carbon footprint.”

Funding from West Limerick Resources will significantly help in paying the insulation bill but the local community needs to raise a minimum of €5000 for the project. And the hope is that the wealth of local talent, all coming together for a single cause, will do just that.

The Grand Variety Concert will be a one-off and will take place on Friday, April 20 at 8pm. The line-up for the night is both long, varied and rich and includes a mix of music, song, drama, dance and comedy.

The Newcastle West Musical Society, who performed in Knockaderry some months ago, will make a return visit for concert and there will be other choral numbers from Monagea Light Entertainment and from the local church choir. Ahalin NS will showcase its talent and Knockaderry Drama Group will perform a short sketch specially produced for the night called The Hurling Season.

A dance group from Limerick, Limrockers will also perform and there will be a number of individual acts including singer Josie Meehan and musician Ger Fennell. Rock enthusiasts are also promised a treat.

There is a guarantee of good entertainment, promises Helen – as well as a bumper raffle. “If anyone would like to donate a prize for our raffle, we would be delighted to get it,” she added.

Tickets for the Grand Variety Concert are already available for sale and cost €10. There is no charge for children.