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Clermont Arms host Hagglerock's awards night after successful year


Clermont Arms host Hagglerock's awards night after successful year

FOLLOWING on the recent success of HaggleRock Theatre Group's performance of 'For Better, For Worse' in the Geraldines Club Rooms and Droichead Arts Centre. HaggleRock held a presentation night on Thursday 8th September, 2016, in the Clermont Arms, Blackrock.

Five different local organisations received €500.00 donation from HaggleRock on the night.

The Maria Goretti Foundation, represented by Paula Hanlon, Blackrock Tidy Towns, represented by Richard Martin and Joe Bailey, The Blackrock Youth Club, represented by Committee members Karen Savage, Sunnibha Corcoran and Gabby Nelson, The Birches Alzheimer Day Care Centre, represented by Tom Murphy and Sean Lawless and St. Oliver Plunkett National School, represented by Principal Angela McAdam. Each of the organisations spoke briefly on the work of their group and how the donation would be put to use.

Two other charities were presented with donations of €500.00, earlier in the year, The Blackrock/Haggardstown Defibrillator group and the Cross Border Orchestra. This bring to a total of €3,500, which has been given back to the community from the HaggleRock Theatre Group, in 2016.

The group was founded in June 2014, by Patricia Reynolds and Margaret Gamble and has grown in numbers steadily throughout the last three years. The group's mission statement is to 'make new friends, learn new skills and to give back to the community all through the medium of Drama'.

As you can see it has been very successful, Patricia Reynolds said that, " this is all due to the unqualified support received from our local community of Blackrock and Haggardstown and the surrounding areas. We could not succeed without the wonderful goodwill provided."

HaggleRock plans to hold a 'Showcase' and musical entertainment evening toward the end of November. There will be a few good laughs, lots of dancing and enjoyment. The 'Showcase' will be dramatic contributions from some of the members of HaggleRock in the form of solo-drama, drama's with two or three and hopefully some musical theatre.

Local band 'Crisis' will be playing on the night and it is hoped that other entertainment will be arranged. Two local charities will benefit from whatever is taken on the night, just in time for Christmas. The group hope that members of the local community will show their support by coming along on the night. More details to follow.

The main production of next year will take place, again at the Geraldines Club Rooms, in early April, and the group is currently researching comedy play scripts to decide on the right play! As the new membership year commences in September, HaggleRock is delighted to have welcomed several new is excited about the year ahead. Any new membership enquiries should be made to

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