The Laois Open Door Theatre Company has received rapturous receptions at various venues for their presentation of the John B Keane classic, The Year of The Hiker. The lead role of the Hiker is played by Kevin Lalor-Fitzpatrick from Raheen, Abbeyleix, a well-known country music presenter on Midlands Radio. The group will stage the play in John B’s home town of Listowel on 31 May. Kevin returns to Midlands Radio on 6 June for his 9pm to midnight show.

Margo O’Donnell has just returned from a trip to Fatima. While there, she was inspired to write a new song about Fatima which she performed to friends who were on the pilgrimage and which went down a treat. The Donegal legend will headline her own concert shows in Killarney and Castlebar in August.