Drama at the Glen Theatre Banteer Widow’s Paradise Written by Sam Cree and directed by Tadhg O Keeffe
This farcical comedy is set in the 70’s and the action takes place in a seaside caravan with five ladies embarking on a “strictly women only” holiday. A case of mistaken caravan identity sends the Widows’ Paradise into disarray with the subsequent arrival of no nonsense Alpha-male Harry his dim-witted sidekick Ernie and Harry’s handsome young son Alan.
Add a couple of surprise visitors in the form of Willie and Farmer John and you have what can only be described as hysterical chaos.
What was supposed to be a scene of peace and tranquillity turns into a riotous clash of the sexes, each of the ten characters with his/her own story to tell!.
This hilarious comedy will sure to have you splitting your sides! Come along and join us if your up for a good laugh!
Easter Monday 28th March at 8.30pm. Booking 029 – 56239
Also, at the Glen Theatre: Patrick O Sullivan and Guests on Friday 1st April, and Red Hurley on Sunday 3rd April
The centenary commemoration of the 1916 Rising and the mobilisation of the four local companies – Keale, Millstreet, Mushera and Rathduane will take place next Sunday. The 11.30 Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet will be in memory of the local deceased Irish Volunteers who participated in Easter manoeuvres 1916. (In the event of a funeral, the funeral will take precedence) All descendants and relatives of the Volunteers of the above Companies are invited to attend.
After Mass the Millstreet Pipe Band will lead the parade of descendants, relatives and the general public from the West End to the Square. The colour party will include Órla Twomey, Hannah Meaney, Pádraig Moynihan and Donnagh Murphy. The ceremony in the Square will include:
Raising of the National Flag by Connie Foley,
Laying of Wreath at Monument by Tadgh Crowley,
Cullen School Ballad Group: My Last Farewell
Sounding of the last post,
Recital of decade of the rosary by Josephine Murphy,
Reading the proclamation by Nóirín Ní hEalaithe,
Oration by Tom Meaney,
Playing of the National Anthem by Millstreet Pipe Band
MC Jerry Lehane will give an explanation of the two new plaques
Nicole Ryan spoke to Ryan Tubridy this morning on RTÉ Radio 1, on the death of her brother Alex, and dealing with the aftermath. She wants to go out and share his story with others, in schools and colleges to warn young people about the dangers of drug use and “give kids the information they need to not make the same mistake my brother did”, starting in Ireland, and moving across Europe and onto Asia.
Listen to it below, or click here for more information on her campaign.
Gordon O’Keeffe RDF ( Reserve Defence Force ) of which he has been a member for 39 years. He is part of Company 12th Battalion attached to Sarsfield Barracks in Limerick . He is one of only 200 RDF (Reserve Defence Force) members and 2,300 members of the PDF (Permanent Defence Force ) who will be taking part in the 1916 Easter Sunday commemoration in Dublin on Easter Sunday 2016 . They will be marching from Stephens Green via O’Connell Street to Parnell Street with ceremonies at The Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin Castle, the GPO and the Garden of Remembrance between 9.00am and 12.30 pm on Easter Sunday April 27th. Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)
Another Millstreet native JD Corcoran also took part in the parades in Dublin at Kilmainham Gaol, as a member of the Prison Services. ( here )