BEREAVEMENT: Herbertstown parish mourned the passing of Kathleen O’ Donoughue, Hillcrest, Herbertstown last week end. Kathleen who worked with C.I.E. enjoyed huge popularity and her death caused much regret. Her funeral Mass was in Herbertstown church and to the Medical Research in U C C. She is survived by her brother Mike, sisters Maureen, Pauline, Frankie, Margaret and Teasey.
SEVERE FLOODING: The Camogue river burst its banks last week in many places after some torrential rain. The corcass around Cahercorney and Longford Bridge was covered in water and was a haven for swans.
LARK DRAMA GROUP: Herbertstown Lark Drama will perform two evenings of fabulous entertainment in Herbertstown hall on this coming Saturday and Sunday evenings. Doors ope at 7.15 – curtain at 8 and finish at 10.15. Admission is 10 euro and students 5. The opening play is Last Tango in Little Grimley, starring Michael Gleeson as Gordon, Kevin O Connor as Bernard, Therese Winship as Margaret and Phena Moroney as Joyce. Do Da is the next comedy on the evening with Fr. Jimmy Donelly as Do Da, Mie Durcan as John, Willie Lavery as Patsy, Mary Anne Daly as Sally, Caroline Sheehy as Mary and Nora Wallace as inspector. Then will follow a 0comedy set local pub with T J English as Dinny and Willie Lavery as Mikey, flying the sparks and the evening ends with a sketch entitled Trouble in the kitchen, starring Mike Durcan and Mary Hanley.
The return of drama to Herbertstown is most welcome. Tickets are in high demand for the event. Its many moons since the locals performed a Problem Solved and as far back as 1942 the Colleen Bawn was the rage in the village. Even in 1931 Herbertstown had a drama group with Johnny Guerin of Knockainey the producer. The group presented Johnny with a bell in appreciation of his work.