After an initial meeting of former members of the old St Michael’s Musical Society with some friends; it was decided to gauge the interest in staging a musical again for the communities of Kilmainham & Inchicore. From this meeting in 2015, the society as you know it now – Kilmainham, Inchicore Musical Society (KIMS) was born. The first show staged was “Calamity Jane” , 3 nights in the Inchicore College of Further Education to packed houses each night! The following year (2016) we staged the classic “Guys & Dolls” for 4 nights, which was also a huge success.
We followed this up again with Cole Porter’s fantastic musical comedy ‘Anything Goes‘ , then onto Doris Day favourite – ‘The Pajama Game’!
Our most recent production was the hilarious musical adaption of the Adam Sandler comedy hit ‘The Wedding Singer‘. Little did we know this would be our last time on stage for a number of years, but we’re looking to get things back on track with ‘Made in Dagenham‘ coming November 2022
KIMS Has a total membership of 40+ and is growing each and every year. The society is always open to new members for future productions!
Adjudication & Awards Scheme
In the short time since we established KIMS, we’ve put forward nominations to the AIMS Adjudication & Awards Scheme, and we are thrilled to have so many Unsung Heroes from our community dedicated to the group.
2019 Mary Kelly / Unsung Hero Award – Marie Gaynor
2017 Mary Kelly / Unsung Hero Award – Rhonda Fitzgerald
2016 Mary Kelly / Unsung Hero Award – St James’ Brass & Reed Band
We’ve also been fortunate to pickup AIMS nominations for some of our past productions:
- 2018 – Best Female Singer – Katy Nicholas as Reno Sweeney (Runner-Up)
- 2019 – Best Ensemble – ‘ Once a Year Day’ The Pajama Game (Runner Up)
- 2020 – Best Supporting Actress – Jen Keane as Holly (Runner-Up)
- 2020 – Best Programme – The Wedding Singer (Runner-Up)
We wish a sincere thanks to all those in our community in Inchicore and Kilmainham and the wider South West Inner City for their support.
We would like to thank all our sponsors and advertisers, those who donated spot prizes and helped in any way!