Once again, it was the amateur, the community theatre company who are providing the drama of big cast plays, big broad brush spectacle and good value for money. Dungarvan Dramatic Club in the shadow of bereavement and in a time honoured tradition showed that the show goes on and their closeness of cast and crew carried them despite very heavy hearts.

Taking on a biggie, Dion Boucicault’s The Shaughraun, with a cast of twenty-four, lots of diverse settings and locations is no easy task and they were equal to the difficulties.