The Maiden Aunt on her way to Thomastown and then Coon

Sean Keane


Sean Keane


Kilquan Players take to the stage at the Concert Hall, Thomastown on Friday and Saturday at 8pm each night with their 25th anniversary production of The Maiden Aunt by Jimmy Keary.

It will be staged in Coon Hall on Friday, February 9 (7.30pm), Saturday, February 10 (8pm) and Sunday, February 11 (8pm).

In the 25 wonderful years they have been in existence they have raised over €170,000 for various charities in Kilkenny city and county.
Each year, the receipts are divided out among local charities, community groups and other worthy causes.
As well as providing wonderful entertainment and giving local people a social outlet, it also helps to knit the community together and it a testimony to their love of place and drama they have kept going, so successfully for so long.
The charge to see this humorous piece of theatre in the hall in Coon is €1o and for that you receive a scone and a cup of tea.
As well as that you will get that warm, genuine reception that is part of life in this great part of north Kilkenny.
It is directed by noted thespian and retired policeman, John Martin.
The cast includes: Ann Tunstead, Thomas Murphy, Stasia Murphy, Jamie Wilson, David Wilson, Patrick Darcy, John Kavanagh and Aine Darcy.
This is Kilquan’s second year to perform a play written by the popular playwright Jimmy Keary from Westmeath.
The Maiden Aunt had its premiere in February, 2000. Eighteen years later, it’s going stronger than ever and fast becoming his most popular play.
Human Nature
The Maiden Aunt is a hilariously funny look at greed, deceit and human nature, set in a county farm house in the present day.
The plot centres on Gertie O’Grady, a retired teacher with money and the scheming of Mary and Dan Murphy to get their hands on her loot.
The results of their plan leads to an uproariously funny and unexpected, sequence of events. This play is live entertainment at its best and better than any box set on Netflix.