Castlemagner Players Present ‘Mother Knows Best’

This year Castlemagner Players are staging “Mother Knows Best” by Jimmy Keary. This 3 act play centres around Nick Cassidy who, while doing a painting job in the McDermott’s house, renews a friendship with their youngest daughter Suzy. The two begin dating, much to the disapproval of Suzy’s mother, Tess, who is hoping to make a match for her daughter with stuffy financial consultant, Adrian Bird. Tess resolves to break up the young couple by whatever means she can. However, such is Tess’ preoccupation with her daughter’s love-life, she fails to notice that her own husband, Harry is falling under the spell of her man-hungry golfing partner, Dulcie Cotter. Matters come to a head when Nick’s workmate, Joe Galligan breaks into McDermott’s, looking for money to pay off his gambling debts. During the theft, Tess’s plotting is exposed and Harry comes to a fateful decision.
The play is again directed by Neil Moylan and the final performances will be staged in Castlemagner Community Centre on Friday 29th, Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December at 8pm nightly, admission €10.

We thank Kathleen Moylan for this notice and we wish every success.  (S.R.) 

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Castlemagner Christmas Diary 2018

We thank Kathleen Moylan of Castlemagner for the following very comprehensive Castlemagner Christmas Diary 2018.  (S.R.)

Maggie Polpin is a widowed mother of four living in rural Ireland, now sole owner of the Polpin family shop and farm since the death of her husband.
She is a complex figure, far from the clichés of Irish femininity which
preceded her. This is a hard-bitten, uncompromising woman who puts her
personal security above all other concerns. She rejects the place which
cultural precedent has laid out for her and chooses to drive all of her
children away rather than nurture them like a mother can by trying to force them to do things that will benefit Maggie.

This production is a Castlemagner Sinsir Club (Senior Citizens) fundraiser
and your support would be greatly appreciated. It promises to be a great
night of entertainment and will start at 8pm each night. Tickets are
available at the door for €10.00.

The Annual Cookery Demonstration with Hazel Bourke, Assolas, will be held next Wednesday night December 5th in Castlemagner Community Centre at 8pm.
Mulled wine and Mince Pies will be served on arrival.

Tickets for this event are €10.00 and are available at door on the night. [read more …] “Castlemagner Christmas Diary 2018”

“Oíche Chiúin” in Castlemagner 18th & 19th Dec. 2015

Oíche Chiúin, (Silent Night) will be performed in Castlemagner Community Centre on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th of December at 7:30 pm. Following the success of the show last year, this year’s show promises to be a very special occasion. Oíche Chiúin is a seasonal recital of traditional and modern Christmas carols which invites the public to reflect and enter into the true spirit of Christmas. Featuring both adult and child performers, this Christmas musical and choral event, complete with a warm welcome reception of mulled wine and mince pies, is the perfect wind-down for the whole family to enjoy before Christmas. To book tickets, contact 086 8521808. Tickets will also be available at the door.

We thank Kathleen Moylan of Castlemagner for this important notice.  I attended the event last year and it was magnificent.  (S.R.)


Preparing for “Oíche Chiúin” at Castlemagner Community Centre

Oíche Chiúin, (Silent Night) will be performed in Castlemagner Community Centre on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of December. This is a seasonal recital of traditional and modern Christmas carols featuring both adult and child performers.

Musical Director is Neil Moylan who has been so wonderfully involved also with the recent preparation and launch of the Official CD of Millstreet Community Singers.

Registration for any children interested in taking part in the performance will take place on Sunday 16th November at 3pm until 3:45pm in the Community Centre.

All children from 2nd class upwards are welcome.

Registration for adults will also take place on the same day at 5pm.

We thank Kathleen Moylan of Castlemagner for this Notice.    (S.R.)