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Hannah Carnegie will be part in a revival of one of Northern Ireland’s oldest radio dramas, McCooeys. (Chris McLenaghan)

Hannah Carnegie will be part in a revival of one of Northern Ireland’s oldest radio dramas, McCooeys. (Chris McLenaghan)

Hannah Carnegie will be part in a revival of one of Northern Ireland’s oldest radio dramas, McCooeys. (Chris McLenaghan)

Actress Hannah Carnegie will have a lump in her throat as she takes part in a revival of one of Northern Ireland’s oldest and most enduring radio dramas — a new initiative which will pay tribute to her late mother and grandfather in the town they loved.

Hannah’s mum Roma Tomelty had been planning to transform her dad Joseph’s popular McCooeys plays into a stage show with her Centre Stage company in June last year to mark the 25th anniversary of the playwright’s death.

But Covid-19 scuppered the project and tragically she passed away aged 75 in April.


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