Camross drama group is in the spotlight as it celebrates its 60th anniversary with a special bash

By AMY LEWIS

Published 15/12/2015 | 00:00

Peggy Doyle, Gillian Dunlop, Breda Nolan, Eileen Flood (founding member) Breda Banville and Anne Devereux (founding member).
Peggy Doyle, Gillian Dunlop, Breda Nolan, Eileen Flood (founding member) Breda Banville and Anne Devereux (founding member).

In 1955, 15 people with similar interests joined together with a common goal in mind - to share their love of drama with the public.

Now 60 years on, the Camross Drama Group has become one of the most successful amateur drama groups in the county. At a recent celebration in Camross Hall, members from the past and present joined together to mark six decades on the stage.

Over 100 guests arrived to the festive venue for the special celebration, including two founder members Eileen Morrissey and Anne Foley. Both women recounted vivid memories of their time on stage, while many others also took to the mic to tell dramatic tales and congratulate the group on its achievements.

Guests were treated to a feast of wine and nibbles while photo displays, trophies, recitations and some singing kept everyone entertained. The founding members and several current members then did the all-important deed of cutting the celebratory cake.

Since it was established, members of the Camross Drama Group have performed over 60 plays of all genres and have several All-Ireland awards under their belts. They currently rehearse and perform in Camross Hall and Caroreigh Old School. Group representatives say that they hope to keep up their success and are looking forward to the next 60 years.

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