CAN YOU FIND MICHAEL’S LOST LOVE? (West edition, June 5)
WE LEARN the romantic story of an “our eyes met” moment that occurred many years
ago, and the efforts of one man to find the lady who made that moment memorable.
Movingly, the man in question is a widower, and says he saw a vision in which his
late wife gave her blessing to her husband’s new love...
IT’S POETRY, it’s opera... but it’s a thousand Mrs Browns as well. The Finglas Festival,
moving out from the pubs and into libraries, schools and the open air, promises to
pack the village for seven days and nights, starting on Monday July 13.
Organiser Sean Mooney says that the Opera in the Open, starting at 12:45pm on Wednesday,
July 15, outside the Civic Centre (Mellowes Road), will be a definite highlight.
“But no one else has gathered together hundreds of Mrs Browns in a world record lookalike
attempt.” He cites the Ted Fest: he vows that a possible future “Mrs Brown Fest”,
growing out of next week’s lookalike contest, will do for Finglas what the Kilfenora
celebration did for County Clare.
Amongst the highlights of the Finglas Festival, which runs from Monday July 13 to
Sunday July 19 (both days inclusive):
• MON July 13: Walking tour, starts Village Inn, 11:00am • TUE July 14: Old Dublin
History talk, Brookville Court, 2:00pm • WED July 15: Opera in the Open, Mellowes
Road, 12:45pm • THU July 16: Storytelling, Library, 2:30pm (please book) • FRI July
17: Poet Laureate Paula Meehan, Church St., 7:45pm • SAT July 18: Main event, Finglas
Main Centre, Noon to 5:00pm • SUN July 19: Bring your most outrageous Mrs Brown costume
for an attempt at a World Record for the greatest number of Mrs Browns gathered in
any one place!