The Honey Fitz theatre was originally Lough Gur National School from 1854 to 1966. It now seats 110 people which creates an intimate atmosphere for any dramatic group whether local or travelling and is home to the Lough Gur Dramatic society.
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 the area.
The theatre was refurbished in 1994 and in October of that year, Jean Kennedy-Smith, US Ambassador to Ireland, performed the official re-opening, and renaming it in honour of her grandfather and so it became The Honey Fitz Theatre.
The Honey Fitz is now used as a theatre and community hall and is used weekly for set dancing, computer classes and art classes, etc. It is widely used by the Lough Gur Dramatic Society to stage drama and also hosts the Lough Gur storytelling festival at Halloween for one week. This festival includes drama, storytelling, music, concerts, etc. Opening times vary depending on activities.
Further renovations have been completed since and the theatre is now equipped with tiered seating, full audio-visual equipment and all the features of a professional theatre.
For enquiries regarding booking the hall for meetings or community activities please contact the Lough Gur Dramatic society.
Located beside Patrickswell church. Our GPS coordinates are: N52.50564 W8.50664.
The Honey Fitz Theatre, Lough Gur, Co. Limerick,