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Sunday 18 November 2018

Maggie and Billie show their talent

90-year-old Billie O’Donnell from Taghmon and Maggie Morrissey, Camross, aged 87, pictured in the Horse and Hound in Ballinaboola where they both performed in the County ICA Has Talent Show. Photo: Mary Browne
90-year-old Billie O’Donnell from Taghmon and Maggie Morrissey, Camross, aged 87, pictured in the Horse and Hound in Ballinaboola where they both performed in the County ICA Has Talent Show. Photo: Mary Browne

Brendan Keane

The recent ICA's Got Talent Show in the Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola, proved to be a great success with women from all around the south of the county showcasing their skills before a large and enthusiastic audience.

However, special mention must go to Maggie Morrissey, from the Camross guild, and Billie O'Donnell, from Taghmon, who were the oldest participants on the night.

Maggie, who is 87 years young, recited 'What Senior Citizens are Worth' and brought the house down in roars of laughter. Billie, who is 90, recited 'An Irish Mother' by Percy French. She also showcased her musical talent by playing 'The Town I loved so well' and 'Danny Boy' on the mouth organ - for which she won an award. She had the packed venue singing along with her. Both ladies love the stage and their experience shone through in how relaxed they were as they gave their performances in front of a capacity crowd.

Maggie is a founder member of the Camross guild while Billie, who refers to her age as '30-by-3', is a founder member of the Taghmon guild.

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