Miriam Meets...

Miriam Meets...

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Miriam Meets... Sunday 27 January 2013

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Miriam Meets...

Miriam Meets...

Miriam O'Callaghan interview Eilis O'Carroll and her partner Marian O'Sullivan. 

Both women explain to Miriam how they met at a lesbian support group in Cork.  Eilis had just returned from England and was looking for friendship, Marian had just been made redundant and at forty nine years old was trying to figure out what she wanted from the rest of her life. 

They explain to Miriam their different experiences of realising that they were lesbian and their experiences of coming out.  Eilis was married with two sons and living in England when she fell in love with a woman and her marriage fell apart.  Marian always realised that she was different but it was only after the death of her parents that she began to live as a lesbian.

Both women now work together.  Eilis has become an actress after a lifetime working as a brewery rep.  She plays the role of Winnie in Mrs Brown's Boys, starring her brother Brendan O'Carroll.  Marian spent most of her career working in an accounts department before being made redundant.  She is now a stage manager with the Mrs Brown's Boys touring shows.  More recently, Eilis has starred in her own critically acclaimed one-woman show Live, Love, Laugh.

They chose Mika Grace Kelly; Imelda May Kentish Town Waltz; Marian Anderson Softly Awakes My Heart and  Mungo Jerry In the Summertime

Miriam Meets.... Eilis O'Carroll and Marian O'Sullivan

Miriam Meets.... Eilis O'Carroll and Marian O'Sullivan

Miriam O'Callaghan interviews actress Eilis O'Carroll, Winnie in Mrs Brown's Boys, about her relationship with Marian O'Sullivan and their experience of finding love later in life.

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Presenter: Miriam O'Callaghan

Producer: Eileen Heron


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