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Linenhall Arts Centre
The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley at The Linenhall
By Karen Conway & Vincent McHale
17, Mar 2015 - 10:05

Parke Arts & Drama Group Presents -

The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley at The Linenhall

Gabriel Foley is 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, or become a Grandmother. Then to her dismay he meets upmarket, Hazel Myers and joins the posh drama group in the nearby town in order to romance her. But little does Gabriel realise that true love is closer to home than he realised! He is unaware that Chrissie McHale a cheerful countrywoman, who comes in as a Home Help, fancies him! By the time Chrissie makes her feelings known to Gabriel, he has already got Hazel's attention. He and Chrissie decide to try going out together. He tries to let Hazel down gently, but Hazel is not a woman to give up easily.....

Directed by Michael Rice with Producer Vincent McHale, assisted back stage by Mary Mahon, Bríd Quinn, Emily Connor, Ann Connor & Marion Daly the experienced Parke Drama cast of "The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley" consists of Richie Wynne as Gabriel Foley, Maria Jordan as Chrissie McHale, Karen Conway as Hazel Myers, Fiona Campbell as Gabriel's Mother Aggie, Ann Marie O'Malley making her debut with the group as Gabriel's Aunt Aggie, Ger Minogue as Clive Snell, Joanne Deane as Morag Delamere & Seamus Beirne as Liam Gavigan.

Further to a recent performance in Parke, this production is also presented March 19th in The Linenhall, Castlebar at 8.00pm, tickets at €10 are available from The Linenhall 094 9023733 or Following demand for previous productions early booking is advised. Founded in 2008 this is Parke Arts & Drama's 8th Production including the Claremorris Fringe & invitation to Luton Irish Festival 2014. The Group has also contributed over €6,000 to Charity since being established. Among those to benefit have been: Western Alzheimers, Hospice Uganda, Parke NS, Enable Ireland, Mayo Autism Action, Parke Community Centre Extension Programme and Irish Wheelchair Association. The Group is delighted to have been in a position to make such donations and is grateful for the support of its audiences in making such donations possible. For more information on the group please visit or visit them on Facebook - new members always welcome.
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