Winning recipe for summer success

A MIX of drink and food with a strong dollop of Killinaskully humour is proving a winning summer cocktail with tourists and locals alike in Limerick.

Mike Finn, who co-writes Killinaskully with comedian/actor Pat Shortt, has hit the Shannonside visitor season with The Old Time Irish Radio Show.

With the Bottom Dog Theatre Company, Mike Finn’s show is staged each Thursday and Friday at the 60-seat Oyster Restaurant Loft theatre in Limerick’s George’s Quay.

Owner Richard Costello came up with the dining /theatre idea and built an upstairs Loft theatre over a year ago alongside his Oyster Restaurant at Locke’s bar.

Richard said: “I was looking to come up with something different. It is like the Bunratty Castle concept where people can come and enjoy a night out with food, drink and entertainment.”

Mike said: “We wanted to showcase Irish culture, through music, song, dance and humour and in writing it I came up with a framing device with the idea of the audience being at a radio studio for broadcasts.”

The show (tickets €15) commences at 7.30pm and runs for 90 minutes. Visitors can also avail of a package which includes early bird dinner, show and after-show drinks.

Richard said: “We have started just two weeks and we are delighted at the initial response. It is something different which appeals to locals as well as visitors.”

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