Stories from Old Newspapers

 Waterford News 20th February 1903

The re-opening of the Temperance Hall some few weeks ago has already been productive of very good results concerning the young men of the village.  For a long time so to speak they were kept out in the cold and deprived of the solace which they now enjoy in such an admirable rendezvous as the Temperance Hall.  I understand that the dramatic class connected with the hall intended getting on the boards in the course of a few months an Irish drama. In fact they are already studying their respective parts in the piece, the name of which has not yet been disclosed, except to members.  The play will be first produced in Kilmacthomas, and subsequently at Kill and Newtown, and the proceeds of each occasion will be applied for the laudable purpose of enabling the respected P.P. Father Purcell, to have erected in the church at Kill a new marble altar.  

As the result of recent entertainment given in the Temperance Hall, the debt hanging over the local parochial house has been considerably reduced, and the equipment of the hall itself has been completed.  The weekly meeting of the committee was held on Monday nights and a very interesting matter was introduced by Mr. Patrick Morrissey moved the question of reorganising the local brass band be considered, and pointed out the acquisition and attraction which the band would prove, as it had proved in the past, to the village…he suggested that if possible they should not encroach on the funds of the Hall, but raise a special fund for the maintenance of the band.