Lee Valley Enterprise Board created this website to promote all aspects of the town of Macroom and the beautiful Lee Valley in which it lies. Here you will find information about the business and enterprises of the area, the schools and clubs that provide education and recreation for its people and news of the people themselves in the Lee Valley Outlook pages.
The Briery Gap group takes Oliver to the Everyman Palace in Cork. © Lee Valley Outlook
The Briery Gap group returned to the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork on May 9, playing to a huge audience and receiving a standing ovation at the conclusion. They first came to the southern capital with The Sound of Music last year and their second visit, presenting Lionel Bart's Oliver – the musical, established them as serious performers with enormous talent and stagecraft.
Anne Dunne and her stalwart group of helpers are to be congratulated on their courage and skill in successfully undertaking such a challenging enterprise on the big stage. The Everyman show saw performers rising to new heights of excellence in both singing and acting. Particularly enjoyable numbers such as That's Your Funeral, Small Pleasures and My Name – Bill Sykes received thunderous applause as well as the 'Nancy' songs, Oom Pah Pah and As Long as he Needs Me and Fagin Reviewing the Situation.
We look forward to hearing what joys Anne and director, Kevin Hough, have in store for 2016.
Having commenced on Monday 13th April, work on the resurfacing of the main road through Macroom town as far as the Bridge should be completed before May 22, dependent on weather conditions. Work is done at night time, from 7pm (sometimes before that) to 7am Monday to Friday, finishing at 7a.m. each Saturday morning. Traffic is controlled by a Stop / Go system, entailing up to 20 minutes wait. The main work to be now completed involves road marking, which is very much dependent on weather.