The Gathering 2013
As most of you know, 2013 was the year of the Gathering – an event organized to promote Ireland, Irish culture & its people all around the world. One of the ways in which towns & cities were encouraged to become involved was by organizing an event which reconnected Irish people home & abroad.
The year of the Gathering was also the 40th birthday of Kilkenny Musical Society and with that in mind the committee decided that it would be an exciting opportunity to reconnect with past society members & showcase our 2013 production of The Pirates of Penzance as an official Gathering event. In recognition of our efforts, members of Kilkenny Musical Society’s committee were invited to attend a reception held in Kilkenny County Hall & were presented with a certificate from President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins.
Being part of such a monumental event in both Ireland & Kilkenny’s history underlines the importance of our society’s activities to the continued thriving of Kilkenny’s cultural landscape. Here’s to 40 more years of entertaining the people of Ireland & abroad with the magic of musical theatre!