Eilish O'Carroll

Eilish O'Carroll

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Today with Nuala & Daithi

Back at RTE  to discuss the headlines with Nuala & Daithi on The Today Show

New Venue & Date Added to Live Love Laugh Tour

I’m really pleased to say that I will be bringing my show to County Sligo for the first time. You can catch me at Hawks Well Theatre, Co Sligo on Thursday 11th May at 8pm


The Lady in Red!

I had to sing for my supper this time on  RTE’s Today Show ………..well at least dance for it anyway. Thank you to the gorgeous and very patient Declan Roche for my American Smooth lesson. My beautifully stylish dress is by Moderne in Cork City.

Back Again!

Here I am back again with Maura & Daithi, this time reviewing Dancing With The Stars. I’m really enjoying these visits to RTE.

RTE’s Today Show

I was asked to give my thoughts on a couple of news items for The Today Show It’s always a pleasure to spend time with Maura & Daithi, and it was lovely to be asked back.

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.

Back on the couch at TV3

I was delighted to be a guest on TV3’s Six o’clock show on Wednesday 19th January, lovely to chat with Deidre & Martin and to meet Paddy Holohan and we had great fun in the kitchen with Conor Pope and his basil chiffonade!

The link to the show is here: Six o’clock show

And With One Last Wave Of My Magic Wand……. We’re Done!

Well, there you have it, the final performance of Cinderella at Derby Arena. We’ve had an absolute ball (pardon the pun).  Seriously I’ve had such a wonderful time here in Derby with the whole gang, from the arena staff to my fellow performers – such a warm friendly bunch of people. Being away from home over  Christmas and New Year is always difficult, but these guys really helped to make it special. Thank you to all of you who came to see us, from near and far. We had a great time performing for you and we truly hope you enjoyed the show.

So for the last time tonight, I’ll be taking off my Fairy Godmammy wings and packing away my magic wand – it’s just a pity I can’t use it to pack my suitcases for the flight back home – I’m so looking forward to sleeping in my own bed and putting my feet up……for a few hours at least!

Before I go I’d just like to wish you all a very healthy and Happy New Year, and thank you again for your wonderful support throughout 2016

Cinderella cast visit to the local Children’s Hospital

What a wonderful opportunity we had to bring some Christmas fun and cheer to the kids in the local Children’s Hospital.

Cinders Does Go to The Ball

Having a ball here in Derby (excuse the pun). The panto is such fun and I’m enjoying every minute of being the Fairy Godmammy – and the fun has a few more weeks yet as we’re here at the Derby Arena until January 3rd 2017.

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.

Spring Tour 2017

I’m delighted to say that April/May 2017 will see me touring Northern Ireland with Live Love Laugh. We always receive such a wonderful welcome when Mrs Brown comes to town, and I can’t wait to get started.

Upcoming events

You can catch me on The Afternoon Show on RTE One at 4pm on Monday 17th October – I’m looking forward to a good old chinwag !


Irish Independent Interview 28/08/16


I was recently interviewed by The Irish Independent about my upcoming Live Love Laugh tour, my realisation in my 40’s that I was a lesbian, and why the number 40 bus holds so many memories!

Irish Independent



On The Road Again!

Just 3 weeks before I hit the tour trail again – it’s been such a busy year and I’m so looking forward to bringing Live Love Laugh to a theatre near you – first stop Co. Kerry. Listowel 8th September, followed by Kenmare 9th September

Live Love Laugh

I’m pleased to announce that Live Love Laugh will be touring again later in the year.

The 2016 tour dates for the show are as follows:
Listowel – Co. Kerry St. John’s Theatre .
Kenmare Co. Kerry Carnegie Theatre  – Friday 9th Sept.
Carlow – Co Carlow Visual Theatre  – Saturday 17th Sept.
Cornelscourt Co Dublin Dolmen Theatre  – Thurs 22nd Sat 24th Sept
Cork City – Co Cork Everyman  – Theatre Saturday 22nd Oct

Cinderella! You Shall go to the ball

I am so pleased to have been asked to play the fairy godmother in this years  production of Cinderella at Derby Arena. The pantomime will run from December 6th 2016 through to January 3rd 2017  and there are many dates where we have 2 performances a day.

Tickets are available on the link below – I hope to see some of you there………”Oh yes I do”! x



Well what an amazing 2 weeks we had at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin – thank you to everyone who works there behind the scenes and front of house and a special big thank you to all of you who came to see us a show is nothing without an audience – and you were fantastic xx

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

Almost time!

Well, we have just the read through and dress rehearsal to do tomorrow afternoon and then “it’s on with the show”! as the song says. We all so excited to be at The Everyman me especially as Cork has been my home for the last 15 years.


Event Diary

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.