Summer season at Saint George’s Arts & Heritage Centre

Legendary Mary Coughlan, who is sure to entertain this Friday, 3rd May in St George's.


The summer season begins at Saint George’s Arts & Heritage Centre with the legendary Irish jazz and folk singer Mary Coughlan taking to the stage this Friday, 3rd May at 8pm. Coughlan is one of Ireland’s greatest soulful jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has crafted a timeless and highly regarded, versatile career with devoted fans worldwide.

2024 will see Mary celebrate an impressive 40 years in the music industry, a landmark achievement. Mary has lived through childhood trauma, alcoholism and drug addiction to become a musical force like no other; redeemed and transformed through the creative power of music. She embraces each song with empathy, courage interspersed with humour, emotions that reach way beyond the stage connecting with each and everyone in the audience.

She has created a play with a unique, hauntingly beautiful, award-nominated soundscape, ‘woman Undone’, in collaboration with The Brokentalkers and Valgeir Sigurðsson, revisiting the archetypal themes of her songs about love and loss, trauma and womanhood.

Her debut album Tired And Emotional rocketed her to overnight fame in 1985 and 15 albums later, she is writing songs for another and continues to mesmerise live audiences in sold out houses throughout Europe, UK, Australia and New Zealand with her versatile velvet voice. Doors open at 7.30pm, concert commences 8pm. Tickets are priced at €30 and are available from Saint George’s office, usual local outlets – The Favourite, Spar and 2Shoes, on Eventbrite or call 087 4696913 or 087 8113611 for more information.

The summer events season at Saint George’s includes Coughlan, as well as Abba Super Trouper Tribute Show on Saturday, 25th May, Pilgrim Street, Saturday 8th June, Ger O’Donnell and Trevor Sexton on Friday, 21st June.


The second annual Mitchelstown Vintage Run takes place on Sunday, May 12th and all funds raised go towards the Saint George’s project.

The vintage tractors and cars will gather and depart from Saint George’s where drivers are asked to arrive at 10am for registration. The departure time for the run is 11am-ish, entry fee is €20 – see separate news piece elsewhere in this issue of The Avondhu.

The event organisers include Liam O’Donnell, Anne Morrison, Andrew Dineen, Mervin Hodgins and Bill Power. Any of these can be contacted for information or phone 087-8113611.