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Mrs Browns Winnie loves West Cork from head to Toe

August 28th, 2015 5:10 PM

By Kieran O'Mahony

Mrs Brown's Boys actress Eilish O'Carroll loves West Cork and isn't ready to leave it yet, she admitted this week.

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While Eilish O’Carroll may be selling her house in Toe Head, it doesn’t mean that she is leaving West Cork for good.

The actress and sister of Brendan O’Carroll, who is also known for her role as Winnie McGoogan in the sitcom Mrs Brown Boys has recently put her house in Toe Head up for sale with a guide price of €235,000, but she is undecided about where she will go next.

‘My heart is in West Cork and I have been living here for the past 15 years. I was only going to be here initially for six months but I’m still here. I love it here and when I originally moved here, I thought I’d never have a social life again, as I thought it would be total isolation,’ said Eilish speaking to The Southern Star.

‘In fact it was the opposite and I had a busier social life here than I had in London or Dublin. I’ve made so many friends here in West Cork. I just feel I need a property that requires less maintenance in the garden so I will see what is out there.’

Sean Carmody of Charles P McCarthy Auctioneers in Skibbereen is handling the sale of Eilish’s two-bedroomed cottage on a half acre site.

The property boasts a bathroom, kitchen, a living/music room and an outdoor stone fireplace, and strong interest is expected from prospective buyers.

Eilish herself is in the middle of rehearsals in Dublin for a new play, Elvis is my Daddy, which opens next week in the Dolmen Theatre and she goes back into the studio in September to record two Christmas specials of Mrs Brown Boys.

‘Once we have these recorded, we’re then off to do the live arena tours which start in November. We’ve been doing the live shows since 1999, but the only difference now is that we’re playing big arenas, which will see us tour the UK as well.’

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