Home to the Dram. Soc. is THE HONEY FITZ THEATRE, named for the Mayor of Boston, John Francis Fitzgerald, or 'Honey Fitz'.

Tom Fitzgerald, Bruff, and Michael Hannan, Lough Gur, emigrated to Boston c. 1850. Their children, John Francis Fitzgerald and Mary Josephine Hannan (1865 - 1964) married in 1889. Their first-born was Rose, later to be Rose Kennedy (1890 - 1993). THE HONEY FITZ was the local school from 1854 until 1966. Since then it has been a centre for communal functions, drama being to the fore. Works by Yeats, Synge, Murray, McCarthy, Keane, Farrell, Friel, etc. etc. have been presented over the years.

A refurbishment was completed in 1994 and in October of that year, Jean Kennedy-Smith, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, did the official re-opening , re-naming it in honour of her grandfather. Thus it became 'The Honey Fitz Theatre' and we raised the roof with "Sweet Adeline", his rallying song.

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