Eilish O'Carroll

Eilish O'Carroll

News & Events (Mrs Brown’s Boys)

Australia – we’re here!

Well we’ve all arrived had our read through and completed the first week in Newcastle – as always the audiences were fabulous and we had such fun at the Meet & Greets after the shows.

Next Stop Sydney!

UTV Life

I had a lovely time chatting with Mark Mallett on the UTV – Life show on Friday evening. We talked about Mrs Brown’s Boys, Live Love Laugh, and reinventing yourself. Click the link to see the interview.

UTV Life

All Round To Mrs Brown’s

What a fabulous time we’re all having with the new show, and we have such fun with our guests and their mammy’s. I couldn’t resist having a photo with Ross Kemp, he is such a lovely guy.

Another NTA!

Wow! What a fabulous night at the NTA’s on Wednesday. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us – all awards are special, but when it’s the public that vote, it makes it very special indeed. I’m pictured here with the NTA and my beautiful talented niece Fiona.

On The Air

I popped into BBC Radio Derby on Thursday and had a lovely chat with Andy Potter about Cinderella, “hand me downs” Live Love Laugh and all things MBB.

Saturday AM

Recently I was invited on to the Saturday AM sofa to chat about Elvis Is My Daddy & Mrs Brown’s Boys – nice to meet up with the lovely Simon Delaney again.

Watch here

On the last leg

Well as the title says, we’re on the last leg of the 2016 Australia & New Zealand Tour – and what a tour it has been. We’ve had fantastic audiences, amazing sunsets, beautiful scenery, marvelous food…..oh and a few earthquakes too.  The people of Christchurch are such a resilient lot, they’ve suffered so much devastation but they have, as one got right up, dusted themselves down and started all over again (just as the song says) So, we’re just about ready to fly out to Auckland for our final shows before returning home next week. I can’t believe the tour is nearly over!

Australia Bound!

So the bags are packed – the passport, tickets and money have been checked several times and we’re ready for our return to Australia, I can’t believe it’s come around so quickly, so looking forward to going back to Wollongong, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney,Adelaide & Hobart. And this time we get to see New Zealand too with shows in Christchurch & Auckland.


Well we’ve come to the end of another amazing UK & Ireland tour with Mrs Brown’s Boys. Once again I’d like to thank each and every one of you for coming out to see us, your support is sincerely appreciated by myself and the rest of the cast. We performed  76 shows during the year, starting in Rhyl and ending in our home city – Dublin. In between we played, Cardiff, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham, London and Belfast. It was lovely to meet so many of you at our meet and greets after the evening shows. I’ve seen many of the photographs you shared on the Facebook pages.

I’ve also had so much fun touring with my own show Live Love Laugh and playing Lana Lavelle in Elvis Is My Daddy this year and we’re looking forward to more shows with the latter next year…..The Olympia – Dublin…..make a note in your diaries (dates to be fixed).

So now we have a few weeks rest, before we set of to Australia & New Zealand with Good Mourning Mrs Brown – I’m so looking forward to returning to Australia and very excited that we’ll be playing New Zealand for the first time.

Until then, it’s time to put up the tree, stuff the turkey and have some downtime. So I’ll take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy & prosperous 2016



Mrs Brown’s Boy’s Tour

So it’s back on with the pop socks, rollers and curlers as Winnie, How Now Mrs Brown starts the final leg of the 2015 tour in Liverpool on 24th November until 28th November. Then it’s on to Sheffield, Belfast & Dublin – hope to see some of you there.

Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Specials

First of two Christmas specials in the can as they say – no spoilers, but you’re going to love it.

NTA’s 2015

I’m still reeling from the NTA’s. What a great night and another win for Mrs. Brown’s Boys. It’s down to you guys. Your support and love for the show enables us to enjoy nights like this. Thank you all so much for voting and keeping us up there. Where would we be without you????? x



D’Movie Premiere

On Wednesday 25th June we attended the world premiere of Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie at The Savoy Cinema in Dublin. The heavens opened but that didn’t dampen the crowds, or our enthusiasm.

It was amazing to see all those people turn out to give us a big Dublin style welcome home.

D’Movie looks like it will be a huge success, and I’m so delighted to be on this amazing journey, I have to pinch myself often to confirm it’s all real.

2015 UK Tour – How Now Mrs Brown Cow

The Mrs Brown’s Boys team will be back on tour in 2015 with the hit stage show “How Now Mrs Brown Cow”. The tour will cover many of the venues from the highly successful 2013 tour, with the addition of Leeds.

Christmas Specials

We finished recording the two Mrs. Brown’s Boys 2013 Christmas Specials at BBC Glasgow. In May!

The first one went out on Christmas Day and received a staggering 9.6 million viewers, the second on Monday 30th December received 8.7 million viewers. We had great fun and a lot of laughs making them and looking at those amazing figures, it looks like you enjoyed them too.

Did you know over 68,000 people applied for tickets for the live recordings!!!!!

I’m pleased to say we will be making two Christmas Specials every year until at least 2018, so there will be  two more Christmas Specials this year,  recordings will take place in October but we have no firm dates yet, I will update this page when I have confirmation.

Christmas Special 2011


Event Diary

Mrs Brown’s Boys back on the road!

Well we’re delighted to be back touring with Mrs Brown Rides Again, We’ve already played Glasgow & Manchester and next on the list are Wolverhampton & Liverpool !

The One Stop Tour!

We’ve all heard of the non-stop tour.  Well, you know – it’s good to be a little bit different – so in March I’m going to be doing a ONE stop tour.  I will be at The Viking Theatre at The Sheds in Clontarf, with my one woman show Live Love Laugh. I’ll be there Weds 1st March – Saturday 8th March & Weds 8th March – Saturday 11th March. Come on down! (as somebody used to say). Tickets are available from http://bit.ly/3JoHMp7 or by scanning the QR code opposite ! 

Living, Loving & Laughing!

I’ll be touring with my one woman show this September, you can catch me at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Townhall Theatre Galway and Venue Theatre Ratoath – It would be lovely to see you!

Waiting For Gateaux

I’m so happy to be appearing in a fabulous comedy in Laois called Waiting For Gateaux. Centered around a local slimming club, it’s a laugh a minute. I can’t wait to get started – talk about having your cake and eating it!

Live Love Laugh 2021

Due to the whole uncertainty around Covid, it has been necessary to reschedule ‘Live Love Laugh’ for Rathoath, Galway and Ballymaloe Cork. I will confirm the new dates for 2022 when they have been agreed. Can I also take this opportunity to thank everyone who came to the show in Portlaoise, Naas, Waterford, and the Pavilion Dublin. Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and here’s hoping things will ease up for us all in the not too distant future!

The Madam Blanc Mysteries

If you are lucky enough to get Channel 5 this is so worth watching. You never know who you might recognise!!!!

Mrs Brown’s Boy’s Live 2021

Don’t miss our live spooky spectacular on Friday 29th October! 9:30pm on BBC & RTE

The Six O’ Clock Show

I’ll be on the 6 o’clock show  I’m looking forward to being back there, tune in if you can 🙂


Ray D’arcy

I’ll be appearing on The Ray D’arcy Show on Saturday 6th October, adding my voice to a campaign close to my heart.


All Round To Mrs Brown’s

We have just finished recording the 2nd series of ARTMB at one of our favourite locations, BBC Scotland in Glasgow. As usual the staff looked after us so well and we had a great time making the series.

New Zealand Are You ready?

After 6 weeks in Australia we’ve arrived in New Zealand for our shows in Christchurch & Auckland, I can’t believe this tour is nearly finished, we’ve had an absolute ball.


The final 2 weeks of our 2017 tour!

Hello everyone from Belfast – It’s only Baltic here! We’re on our final leg of the tour now having just played Liverpool & Sheffield on the mainland – we have 4 shows to do here and then it’s on to our home city of Dublin for the final 5 shows of 2017, as always we’ve had great fun and met such lovely people along the way.

Almost time to get back on tour with Mrs Brown!

Thursday 23rd November will see Good Mourning Mrs Brown open at The fabulous Liverpool Echo Arena. I love Liverpool, we’re always assured of a lovely welcome and fantastic audiences.

Mrs Brown at The O2

On Wednesday 5th July we will be appearing at the wonderful O2 Arena in London – 6 shows in all, and what a fabulous way to bring the second leg of the 2017 tour to a close

Tour Life Week Two

A busy week lies ahead  with 4 shows on this leg of the tour. Omagh – Strule Arts Centre – Weds 3rd May, Armagh – The Market Place Theatre – Thurs 4th May, Newtonabbey – Theatre At The Mill – Fri 5th May, Downpatrick – Down Arts Centre –  Saturday 6th May.

Second Show And 1st Weekend Done

What a lovely night in Donaghmore – a great audience and another standing ovation, thank you to all the staff at the theatre, and to all of you who came to the show.

First Night Done And Dusted

Thank you to Ramor Theatre, Virginia Co. Cavan. Wonderful venue, excellent staff, lovely audience and a standing ovation, what more could I ask for on the first night?

Live Love Laugh Spring Tour (21/04/17)

I’m so excited that the tour is starting tomorrow – I’ve been busy doing tv & radio interviews around Belfast today and tomorrow we open in Cavan at Ramor Theatre, then move on to The Bardic Theatre, Donaghmore – I will update the website weekly to let you know where I’ll be performing – but if you click on the Live Love Laugh page, you can see the dates and venues on the tour poster.

The Wright Stuff

I will be on the panel of channel 5’s The wright stuff on Tuesday 4th April – the programme will be going out live between 9:15 and 11:10, I’m really looking forward to doing this.


Good Morning Mrs Brown

Our 2017 UK & Ireland tour began on Thursday 23rd March at The Pavilion Theatre in Rhyl, North Wales – we were  all raring to get back on stage. We had a wonderful reception from the Welsh crowd and we now move on to Glasgow, Birmingham & Manchester. I hope I’ll meet as many of you as I can at the post performance “meet & greets”.


A Little Chat With Paul Ross

Friday 3rd March:

I had a lovely little chinwag with Paul Ross on Friday morning on his breakfast show on Talk Radio. Click the link to hear the interview.

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Last show of the 2016 tour!

The last show of my 2016 Live Love Laugh tour is coming up on Saturday 22nd November at the fabulous Everyman – Cork. Performing in my home city is such a delight, I really can’t wait – see you all there.

We have a Christmas Special !

Well that’s the Christmas Special done and dusted, and as always you’re going to love it. We’re now in rehearsals for the New Year Special, and will be recording on Thursday.

Here Comes Winnie!

Back in Glasgow for rehearsals and recordings of the Christmas & New Year specials, feels just like coming home. Glasgow has been so good to us.

The Anton Savage Show

I had a lovely morning with Anton Savage on Today FM discussing MBB, Live Love Laugh, The Festival of Women and teetotal beer sellers! And more! 

You can listen to it here.

Today FM


Anton Savage Show


Wow! What a response.

What an amazing response to The Live broadcast of Mrs Brown’s Boys on RTE One & BBC One. It was great to be back in the studio with the gang, and we had such a lot of fun making this episode. Thank you for all the support, and thank you for watching – the statistics say it was around 11 million viewers across the UK & Ireland. 


Winnie’s Back!

So, my sequinned dresses and dancing shoes have been stored away for a while and I’ll be donning my hair net, curlers and pop socks again in July as Mrs Brown’s Boys broadcasts LIVE from BBC Scotland….who knows what Agnes will get up too!


MC Eilish Is in D’House!

I feel honored to have been asked to be MC for the eagerly anticipated ‘Hooley in the Hall’, a charity bash taking place in the County Hall (Cork) on Friday, June 17 to mark the end of Cllr John Paul O’Shea’s term as county mayor. Really looking forward to it.


Elvis Is My Daddy – Olympia Theatre

Well after a fabulous week in Cork, we arrived here at the fabulous Olympia Theatre, We’re having such fun with the audiences – this is such a feel good show and it’s just brilliant to see everyone singing, clapping and dancing along – Lana is thrilled dahlings!


Elvis Is My Daddy – Everyman Cork

The time is almost upon us – on Tuesday 3rd May we open at Everyman Cork for 5 nights of sing a long, toe tapping fun and laughter in John Murphy’s wonderful musical/comedy/drama. Tickets are available at The Everyman, Ticketmaster, www.elvisismydaddy.com and our Facebook page. A fabulous night is guaranteed!


Seven o’clock show

I appeared with Martin & Lucy on Tuesday night’s Seven o’clock show, we chatted about Mrs Brown’s Boy’s Australia & New Zealand tour, cooking, Elvis Is My Daddy, oh…. and peeing in a bucket in a dressing room – the glamour of showbusiness! The lovely Gwen Taylor was also on the show.


Elvis Is My Daddy

Well we sold out The Civic Theatre, Tallaght on 4th & 5th November. Our audiences have been up on their feet singing and dancing, and have left the theatres with  smiles on their faces – just as we wanted! Catch Elvis Is My Daddy at The Everyman Palace Theatre, Cork Tues 3rd – Sat 7th May 2016 and at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin 11th – 14th & 18th -21st May.

Below is a shot of me as the wonderful Lana Lavelle!

Lana Lavelle



Live Love Laugh

Live Love Laugh had it’s final performance of 2015 tonight at Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge Co. Kildare, and another sell out – what a great way to end the tour!





On Friday 23rd October at 4:10 pm I appeared on RTE One’s Today show with Maura Derrane and Daithí Ó Sé. 


How Now Mrs Brown Cow

We we’re back on tour in November/December in Liverpool, Sheffield, Belfast & Dublin


Elvis Is My Daddy returned for a week long run at The Dolmen Theatre in Cornelscourt, Dublin 18. We played 6 nights to full houses each night and we had such an amazing reaction to the show, thank you to all of you who came to see us.


How Now Mrs Brown Cow

Wow, I can’t believe we’re at the end of the second leg of the UK tour – Newcastle, Cardiff, Leeds,  Nottingham  & the fabulous 02 Arena in London all completed. We take a summer break, but will be back in September with the live DVD and Christmas recordings.


May 28th & 29th 2015

Live Love Laugh made it’s UK debut Brushford Parish Hall, Brushford, nr Dulverton Somerset, UK


April 2015


How Now Mrs Brown Cow


Glasgow Hydro  & Manchester Phones 4 U Arena


March 2015

So that’s the end of the Live Love Laugh 2014/15 Irish tour – thank you  Dun Laoghaire, nice to finish on a high. Thank you to all the family and friends who came to support me throughout the tour, and the members of my Official Facebook fan club who came to Dun Laoghaire for the final show.  No time to put my feet up though, on with the pop socks and in with the curlers – Mrs Brown’s Boys is back on the road around the UK with “How Now Mrs Brown Cow”. I hope to see some of you on our travels.

Rhyl Pavilion, Birmingham Genting Arena and  Glasgow Hydro


February 2015

Just completed shows in Derry, Letterkenny, Galway and Kerry, 4 more left on this years tour, Wexford, Waterford, &  Cork 

January 2015

Back on the road again with my show Live Love Laugh – full details of the tour can be found on the Live Love Laugh tab, but in short I played, Dublin, Derry, Letterkenny, Galway, Tralee, Waterford, Wexford, Cork and Dun Laoghaire throughout January – March.


TV3 19 Jan15






December 2014

I did an interview for RTE One’s Nationwide programme with Mary Kennedy at my home in West Cork. 


Just after Christmas I was invited to appear on The Saturday Night Show.


November 2014

On the road with Live love Laugh, Headford Hall – Co. Galway, Macroom Co. Cork &  Athlone Co. Westmeath.


October 2014

We returned to BBC Scotland  the recording of two new Christmas Specials. I think you will love the episodes, we had so  much fun making them.


June 2014

June saw the World Premiere of D’Movie! Despite the dreadful weather, we had a wonderful welcome home in Dublin when we arrived for the screening at The Savoy Cinema.


February / March / April

Well our first Australian tour is over.  We had an amazing time and met some absolutely wonderful people. I loved Australia and would love to go back and see more of it.  We were treated like rock stars and it is no exaggeration to say that Australia LOVES Agnes Brown!


January 2014

The new year started  brilliantly, Mrs Brown’s Boys won Best Comedy at The National television Awards. I was interviewed on RTÉ radio by Miriam O’Sullivan, and was a guest The Today Show on RTE1 tv.


December 2013

The tour continued in Sheffield and then appropriately finished in our home town of  Dublin at the amazing O2.


November 2013

Mrs. Brown went back on tour in Belfast & Liverpool.


September 2013

Mrs. Brown ‘D’ The Movie. Started filming in Dublin early September and finished end of October and what fun we had. Can’t wait to see it on the big screen. The UK release date is 27th June.


August 2013

I performed my one-woman show, Live Love Laugh, to more than 3000 people during the Edinburgh Festival.  What an experience.  Enjoyed every minute and got some great reviews.


July 2013

My third Grandson, Thomas arrived on the 14th July weighing in at 8lbs.