The Folly Announces Bernard O'Shea

Bernard O’Shea, comedian and broadcaster from Durrow, County Laois, will be MC for both nights of this year’s eagerly anticipated Folly Festival, at Cullohill Castle, on July 8th & 9th!
We are really looking forward to welcoming Bernard back to The Folly, after his appearance in 2019, when he was part of our ‘Feast Of Irish Beef’ event, with Munster and Irish rugby great, Alan Quinlan, and Michelin trained, TV Chef, Kwanghi Chan.

In radio he wrote sketches for Today FM and co-hosted two breakfast shows on “I Radio” and 2fm. On Television he first made his name on RTE’s The Republic of Telly co wrote and co-starred in the sitcom Bridget and Eamon and more recently can be seen in Marty and Bernard’s Big Adventure. In the course of his stand-up career he won the Harp Newcomer Comedy Award in 2000 and performed in the BBC Newcomer Awards the same year. Over the years, Bernard has made a number of regular TV appearances including Dancing with the Stars, The Panel, Naked Camera, The Byrne Ultimatum, The World Stands Up and The Late Late Show. He has performed at comedy festivals around the world including Montreal and Edinburgh.

His first book “My wife is married to a feckin ejit” was published in 2019. He currently lives in Dublin with his long suffering wife and three children and is a full time comedy writer and performer.

More Folly Announcements To Follow

We’ll be announcing some of the many wonderful acts that will feature at this year’s Folly Festival, in the coming days, so do stay tuned! From headline acts, to new up and coming artists, we really have an array of amazing talent in store!