Ireland’s Got Mammies comedy for The Source, Thurles

Ireland’s Got Mammies

Never underestimate the power of a strong angle. Colm O’Regan might not be the most famous comedian on the circuit but he can certainly draw a crowd, thanks to the universal appeal of a show called Ireland’s Got Mammies. It is based on his cult Twitter feed, @irishmammies, which tweets the shared folk wisdom of an entire generation, using the clichés and distinctive language with which every Irish family will be all-too familiar.

O’Regan gets a laugh every time he spouts a phrase that the audience recognizes from their own mammy – or might even have found themselves uttering. Obsessions with weather, the tea, cooking and how the neighbors’ children are doing are all reflected, with the comic perfectly capturing the right turns of phase he’s had a lifetime to study.

The Twitter account continues to gather followers daily, with observations such as “I’ve the electric blanket on again tonight”. “Magine, and it nearly May”. “Global warming my eye”; “Could I have ten euros of credit for 0 8 7 please and I wonder would you mind putting it on the phone for me like a good lad”; and the priceless “What do you mean ‘out’? Out where?”

Colm has brought the world of the Irish Mammy to life in a unique and dotey way, and now he’s made a complete SHOW of Mammy.

‘Deadpan with hilarious consequences’ The Irish Times

‘Funny, resourceful informative’ The List

Friday 8 March 8pm

Tickets €16/14 concession

Why not make a night of it and come early to enjoy a meal or bar bites at The Source Café from 7pm? Ring Matt on 0504-58858 for more details. The Source Bar will be open from 7pm.

For bookings go to or ring the Box Office on 0504 90204