Monica Hegarty, better known as ‘Mon’, looks back on a long and illustrious career. A wonderful conversationalist, she recalls Father O’Flynn’s elocution classes in the Loft, and the attendance there. This school instilled in many a love for theatre, and being a gifted comedienne, she imitated Father O’Flynn’s actions while dealing with the wives of troublesome husbands in the Northside. She spoke about Father O’Flynn’s great ability to switch at ease from Shakespearian plays to Cork satire. Monica worked tirelessly in operatic productions and panto in the city, and later she worked as a secretary to the manager in the Opera House for a number of years.