Political Drama at Cashel Arts Festival

Brendan Maher, the later father of Paul Maher, of Rathbritt, Coolmine, with his collie Mackey entertaining the crowd and and listening to the match at the same time at Rosegreen Field a few years ago.
‘A Vote for Michael Lowry’ is the title of one of the short comedy plays by local writer Paul Maher which will feature on the Theatre Programme at this year’s Cashel Arts Festival.

‘A Vote for Michael Lowry’ is the title of one of the short comedy plays by local writer Paul Maher which will feature on the Theatre Programme at this year’s Cashel Arts Festival.

The play was inspired by Paul’s father Brendan’s hospital experience and finding himself in a dangerous situation with a Cork nurse! Brendan Maher from Coolmoyne, who died two years ago was a well-known character around Cashel, often seen at bingo, the mart, the races, at matches and, in earlier years a familiar figure with the dog or on a bicycle. This is one of two twelve minute plays which will be performed back-to-back in Spearman’s Cafe at 2.15pm, Friday 14th November; in The Heritage Centre (the Old Town Hall) at 12.15 on Saturday 15th, and at Feehan’s (Upstairs) at 1.15pm on the same day. The second play is a very, very funny tale of a teacher trying to teach an infuriating and utterly maddening child how to tell the time. Live classical/traditional music wil l be performed by students from Cashel Community School before and after the plays to give a nice 35 to 40 minutes show.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.