The Wooing of Barney McKeown


Barney McKeown is a lonely, unmarried farmer from Ballymagilligan who is fed up living on his own and having to do everything himself. If it wasn’t for his two best friends, Tom O’Neill and Danny McLaughlin, his bachelor existence wouldn’t be worth living. So, he’s decided it’s time he had a wife about the house to help him and look after him, someone to keep his back warm in bed at night and cook his meals. The Wooing of Barney McKeown is the story of his journey (down a few blind alleys) towards wedded bliss.

The action takes place in the living room of Barney’s cottage over the period of a few weeks.

Limavady Drama Club return to Stendhal with their stand-out production of Episode 2 of the Wooing of Barney McKeown. 



Barney McKeown – Seamus McCloskey

Tom O’Neill – Keith Martin

Danny McLaughlin – Robert Blair

Mrs Mullan – Joanne Palmer

Mary Shannon – Debbie Vincent

Rose Shannon – Carol Roulston

Adrian McLoone – Damien Corr

Jane McIlroy – Pamela Hayes

Ruth Mulholland – Geraldine Compton

Ellen Downey – Kim Devlin Neil

Margaret McDermott – Addis Blair

Mrs McHenry– Marise McShane

Michael Kerr – Kris Doherty

Cynthia Wagstaff – Pamela Hayes



Director – Keith Martin

Set Construction & Painting – Robert Blair & Keith Martin

Sound & Lighting Technician –Daryl Harkin

Stage Crew – Nigel Daly & Erin Vincent

Props – Robert & Addis Blair

Costumes – Addis Blair & Joanne Palmer

Prompt – Eric Crown

Publicity – Harry Coates

A Tribute written by Damien Corr.

Raymond Wright MBE is probably known to most people as the former Principal of Limavady College where he is still fondly remembered. It is, however, fair to say that Raymond played a part in most of the key strategic developments in the Borough over the years, indeed far too many to list here! He was a founder member of LCDI almost 30 years ago and served as vice Chairman until his passing late last year.

In addition to his charitable and development work, Raymond had a passion for the Arts not just in Limavady but also in Portrush and Londonderry Musical Societies and Ballymoney Literary & Debating society. Limavady Drama Club was delighted when approached by LCDI to stage this production in Raymond’s memory and to donate the proceeds to local? The Sperrin Unit, Altnagelvin, Marie Curie and MacMillan Nursing.