Gabriel Foley and his two loves at Roscommon Arts Centre

Mohill’s Acorn Players formed three years ago and while they may have had humble beginnings, their performances of Jimmy Keary’s three-act comedy The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley have exploded into a phenomenally successful production that is in demand from all corners of Ireland.

Some may wonder why they keep doing the same play all the time but so far only nine counties have been covered! There are 23 more counties out there demanding to see it and now it’s Roscommon’s turn as they pay the arts centre a visit on Friday, April 8 at 8pm.

In this hilarious comedy we meet Gabriel, a middle-aged bachelor farmer, who lives with his elderly mother. He has been unlucky in love many times, much to his mother’s frustration. She thinks she’ll never get rid of him. Then he meets up-market Hazel Myers and joins the posh drama group in the nearby town in order to romance her. He is unaware that Chrissie McCabe - a cheerful country woman who comes in to help him and his mother — fancies him. By the time Chrissie makes her feelings known to Gabriel, Hazel is already attracted to Gabriel and has plans for his farm!

Playwright Jimmy Keary is a native of Rathowen, Co Westmeath and has written five one-act and 19 three-act plays. His work has been staged all over Ireland and parts of America but The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley is a particular crowd favourite. From the curtain up to the final bow, this piece of theatre will have the audience in stitches!

Tickets are available now from Roscommon Arts Centre on (090 ) 6625824 or at


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