October Talk: Celebrating 75 years of Balbriggan Dramatic Society – Grainne Maguire

Our October talk was by Grainne Maguire titled  ‘Celebrating 75 years of Balbriggan Dramatic Society ‘ in the Bracken Court Hotel Balbriggan Wednesday October 26th. Grainne spoke about the fascinating history of Balbriggan Dramatic Society which is celebrating an amazing 75 years this year.

She began her presentation with a video recording of May McKeon chatting to founding member Eoghan O’Callaghan about the early years of the Society. It was fantastic to have members from the first production in 1947 joining us on the night and Grainne presented Eoghan O’Callaghan and Dermot Reynolds with framed programmes from the historic event. She also had an exhibition of old photographs.
Grainne Maguire is very well known to you all in Balbriggan from her work as a Councillor and in the community particularly with the Balbriggan Summerfest and the Dramatic Society and she has been a familiar face in their productions for many years.
We also enjoyed short presentations from the local history students from Loreto Secondary school who were winners in a competition the Society is proud to sponsor.  We were delighted to welcome Noshien Aktar, Deborah Emeh and Rebecca Lawrence to share presentations on The Grand Palace Thailand and Balbriggan Harbour and Lighthouse