afternoon mccooeys

An afternoon with The McCooeys

Tickets £3.00

Screening of re-created McCooeys episodes followed by Q&A with Joseph Tomelty's grand daughter Hannah Carnegie and Director Michael Quinn.

Cultural heritage is celebrated with screenings of The McCooeys by Portaferry’s famed Joseph Tomelty. Afterwards, his granddaughter Hannah will be in conversation with director Michael Quinn to discuss Joe's legacy.

Unique, fabulous and funny

The legendary, much loved radio series The McCooeys was broadcast on the BBC Northern Ireland Home Service between 1949 and 1955. Relating the often comic lives of the McCooey family, their relatives, friends and neighbours, it was enthusiastically followed by hundreds of thousands of listeners and is still fondly remembered.

These screenings include performances filmed in Portico in 2021 with a cast including Dan Gordon, Christina Nelson, Hannah Carnegie, Patrick McBrearty, Maria Connolly, and Colin Carnegie.

“Unique, fabulous and funny [with] some of Northern Ireland’s finest acting talent.” Jane Hardy

“Captures with freshness, insight and charm… diverting viewing and listening.”

Remembrance Walk: In the Footsteps of Joe Tomelty

This event is followed by special remembrance walk, led by local historian Allison Murphy, starting from The Schoolhouse, 55 Ballyphilip Road and ending at Joseph Tomelty's grave. This starts at 5pm and is free to attend.

Part of

Portaferry Heritage Fest


Celebrating the fantastic abundance of heritage in Portaferry

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