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Lord Mayor expresses his condolences on death of Cork legend, 'Cha and Miah' actor, Michael Twomey

Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald has expressed  condolences on behalf of the people of Cork to the family of the much-loved Cork actor, Michael Twomey.

The Lord Mayor said:  “Michael Twomey was a legend within Cork theatre. A true Corkonian, the people of Cork waited for his appearances on the RTE TV show 'Halls Pictorial Weekly' as he brought Cork humour to the national stage. In 2013, he was conferred with the Freedom of Cork City by my predecessor, the former Lord Mayor Cllr John Buttimer along with fellow Cork actors Frank Duggan and Billa O’Connell. He received the award for his  lifetime contribution to professional and amateur theatre, arts, drama and song in Cork City and for his generosity in supporting the development of emerging talent in Cork. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.”

Former Lord Mayor Cllr John Buttimer said: "It was an honour to recognise Michael with the Freedom of Cork City on behalf of Cork City Council during my term as Lord Mayor. Michael was a true legend of the theatrical life of Cork and he played a significant role in the artistic and cultural development of the city.  He has left a legacy of work and talent he has mentored and developed over the years.  I offer my deepest condolences to his family, friends and many fans."

 

 

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