Glen Theatre: Widows’ Paradise

2016-04 Widow's Paradise - Glen Theatre Drama Group - posterWidows’ Paradise
written by Sam Cree directed by Tadhg O Keeffe.

This farcical comedy is set in the 70s 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 romp is guaranteed to have you in hysterics! Performance on Sunday 17th April @ 8.30pm at the Glen Theatre, Banteer.

Community Singers at Mallow Library

2016-04-16 Millstreet Community Singers in Mallow Library - posterAs a part of the Lifelong learning Festival based in Mallow this week, Millstreet Community Singers are performing in Mallow Library on this Saturday 16th April from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Everybody welcome to come and listen to this talented group of singers whose motto is to sing for fun and with freedom. Some members will speak on how joining the group has been life-changing for them and how the emphasis is always to enjoy ourselves through song. They produced a very successful CD last year and are enjoying performing as invited guests at many functions on a regular basis. Drop in to hear them on Saturday.

Update (16th April): here are the choir playing in Mallow:


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Duhallow Today Competitions

2016-04-13 Duhallow Today - logoDuhallow Today Competitions ……. are coming to an end. Closing date is the 15th.

“Kids Corner” has had a great reaction with some wonderful colourful entries. There are two movie tickets (sponsored by The Gate in Mallow) available for the lucky one to be drawn.

Also the “Sports Quiz” is being hotly contended with a chance to win a gift voucher from The Wallis Arms.

So if you have a copy of the magazine, submit your entries so that you have a chance to win. The draw will be made by Sean Radley and winners will be notified before the 17th April.

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Trains nearly collide at Millstreet Railway Station

5Steam Train Visits Millstreet 10th May 2015 -800The Irish Examiner reports this morning that on December 8th 2013, two trains travelling towards each other on the same track on the Mallow-Killarney railway line narrowly avoided a head-on collision when they came to a stop just 175 metres apart at Millstreet station.

It reports that the cause was that one of the drivers failed to stop at warning signals. An accident was only prevented after a signal controller became aware of the danger and contacted the drivers to stop their trains. Read the full story on today’s Irish Examiner, and the investigation report below.

In 1964 there was another nearly head-on collision at Millstreet Station this time involving a runaway train:

On the night of Monday May 11 1964 a special goods train was derailed at Millstreet and blocked the Mallow-Tralee line. The special was headed by loco A54 and had originated at the Rathmore siding of Messrs Fry-Cadbury where it was loaded with chocolate crumb. It was scheduled to cross the 02:25 Mallow-Tralee mail goods at Millstreet but seemingly got out of control on the two mile fall at 1 in 154/124 approaching the station. The Millstreet signalman, fearing a collision between the runaway and the mail goods, [read more …] “Trains nearly collide at Millstreet Railway Station”