The Honey Fitz Theatre is home to the Lough Gur Drama Society.
The venue is available for hire at a rate of €20 per hour. For a listing of events please go to the “What’s On” section of this website.
The theatre gets its name from John Francis Fitzgerald (1863 – 1950) who was Mayor of Boston and grandfather to President John F. Kennedy and known as “Honey Fitz” because of his beautiful singing voice. The Fitzgeralds emigrated to Boston from this area.
honey-fitz-outsideLocated beside Patrickswell church, The Honey Fitz theatre was originally Lough Gur National School and was used as a school from 1854 to 1966. It seats 110 people which creates an intimate atmosphere for any dramatic group whether local or travelling.
The theatre was refurbished in 1994 and in October of that year, Jean Kennedy-Smith, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, performed 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.
The Honey Fitz is used as fully functioning theatre and community hall. It is equipped with tiered seating, full audio-visual equipment and all features of a professional theatre space. This multi-purpose room measures 11.653 x 5.499 Metres. It is an ideal venue for drama, presentation talks, poetry evenings, demonstrations. It is also used as a venue for yoga / fitness classes, set dancing, computer classes, art classes, etc. There is a kitchen area available to customers, the kitchenette comes fully equipped with kettle, fridge and microwave for your convenience.
Room rental is only 20 euro an hour.
For enquiries regarding booking the Theatre space / Multi-purpose room please phone 087-2852022.