Monthly Archives: February 2013









John O’Mahony to Open 2013 Festival

John O'Mahony
John O'Mahony

John O’Mahony TD is a native of Magheraboy, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. He is married to Gerardine and they have five daughters. John taught as a secondary school teacher in St. Nathys College. He served Mayo and Connaught G.A.A. as an administrator, referee, player and team manager. Winner of 2 All-Ireland medals as a Mayo player.

Winner of 6 All-Ireland titles and 15 Connaught titles as Team Manager with Mayo, Galway, Leitrim, St.Nathys and St. Bridgets. John is a Vice Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications.

Apologies

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny had hoped to attend, diary permitting, the opening of the Drama Festival.

Regrettably due to Government Business related to the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, he will not be in a position to attend. He wishes the Festival the best of luck.





Fringe Festival Lineup Confirmed

At tonight’s launch for the 43rd Claremorris Drama Festival the Fringe Festival 2013 lineup was confirmed.

FRIDAY MARCH 8

Trapa Tony – Padraic Neary (Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo.)
The Dancing Classes – Michael Joe Ginnelly (Mulranny, Co. Mayo.)

SATURDAY MARCH 9

What Time Is it There? – Hugh Cardiff , (Dublin.)
Radio Luxembourg – Mick Donnellan, (Galway and Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo.)

SUNDAY MARCH 10 AFTERNOON

Never Ending Wild Stories – Miceal Kearney, (Ballinderreen, Co. Galway.)
Scapegoats – Seamus O’Ruainaidh, (Charlestown, Co. Mayo.)

SUNDAY MARCH 10 NIGHT

Soulmates – Seamus McNally, (Westport, Co. Mayo.)
Broken – Anne Donnelly, (Castlebar, Co. Mayo.)

MONDAY MARCH 11

Sunk – Jane McNulty (Manchester, UK.)
The Doubles Partner – Ken Armstrong (Castlebar, Co. Mayo.)