A theater feast in Ballyduff

After months of inactivity, amateur theater is making a comeback. All along The Avondhu watershed, the places are once again hosting a variety of productions.

Things are particularly lively at Ballyduff Upper – the setting for the 40th edition of the West Waterford Drama Festival.

Speaking at the opening night last Friday, longtime committee member and current festival chairman Hugh Collins said the demand for quality drama was stronger than ever.

“The artists are thrilled to be back and audiences wasted no time returning to theaters. There’s a brilliant lineup for next week and audiences are in for some great drama,” he said. -he declares.

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John Ahern hails from Araglin and has been associated with Avondhu since 1997. A keen sports fan, John has a particular interest in the GAA and is often called upon to don the referee’s jersey. He has a keen interest in local issues and current affairs, and his knowledge of the general area makes him in high demand for Avondhu assignments.