Ballymacelligott Drama Group on Stage at the Weekend

Ballymacelligott Drama Group members: Tom O’Sullivan (left) with Gail Groves and Steve Elvins pictured during rehearsals for ‘Mother Knows Best’ which will be staged at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre over the coming weekend. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Drama in the making as Catherine Leahy, Mick Bolger and Siobhán O’Connor go through a scene from Jimmy Keary’s ‘Mother Knows Best’ which is due to be staged at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre over the Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights of the coming weekend. ©Photograph: John Reidy
The cast and crew of the Ballymacelligott Drama Group pictured during rehearsals for the weekend’s staging of Jimmy Keary’s ‘Mother Knows best’ at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre, Castleisland. Front from left: Roger O’Halloran, Amanda Mannix, Mick Bolger, Siobhán O’Connor, Gail Groves and Steve Elvins. Back from left: Aidan Reidy, Kay Dowling, Maurice O’Connell, Úna Kerins, Oonagh O’Rahilly, Ita O’Brien, Catherine Leahy and Tom O’Sullivan. Group member, Emma Sweeney was unavailable at the time the photograph was taken. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Ballymacelligott Drama Group members are back on the boards with their performance of ‘Mother Knows Best’ – a three-act comedy by Jimmy Keary.

“After taking a break last year, rehearsals are under way for this year’s performance,” according to group spokesperson, Siobhán O’Connor.

Fun and Chaos Ensue

“The play is set in the home of Harry and Tess McDermott. Tess is anxious to get her daughter, Suzanne, married to the up and coming financial consultant, Adrian Bird.

“However, Suzanne is not keen and is delighted to meet up with an old school friend, Nick Cassidy, who does not meet Tess’s high standards and fun and chaos ensue as Tess tries her best to split them up.

At the Ivy Leaf Art Centre

“The play will be staged in the Ivy Leaf Art Centre, Castleisland over the coming weekend of Friday, 28th, Saturday, 29th and Sunday, 1st March, 2020,” said Siobhán.

Performances begin at 8pm each night. The proceeds from Saturday night’s performance will be donated to Comfort to Chemo.

Info and Booking Details

For further information you’re advised to contact: Siobhan O’Connor, 089 72 894 805, Email

Bookings can be made by ringing or texting: 087 38 18 894.