PICTURES | Drag Queen of Ballymahon a hilarious night of entertainment

Jessica Thompson


Jessica Thompson


Seven glamorous queens took to the stage in Cooney's Hotel last Saturday night as part of the hilarious and entertaining Queen of Ballymahon.

Lip syncing, singing, dancing and even lapdancing performances had the crowd in stitches for the entire night as the brave local men donned their heels and their eyelashes and strutted their stuff in aid of Ballymahon music festival.

Each performance was followed by feedback and comments from the judging panel, which was made up of glamorous Forgney woman, Penny Quinn, hilarious creator of Jimmy Jests, Jimmy Connell, and Ballymahon woman and Longford Leader reporter Jessica Thompson.

Votes were purchased for a euro after the queens' performances, as the glamorous ladies made their way around the room shaking buckets - and other things - in the faces of spectators who gave up their last few pennies to support the cause.

The winner on the night was the beautiful Penny Tration (Kevin McCormack) who, wearing a snakeskin bodysuit, gave an unsuspecting audience member a lapdance.

The evening was made that much better by host, Michael Conlon, who kept the crowds entertained between performances; soundman Conor Lynn McLoughlin who also sang a few tunes at the interval; and makeup artists Rebecca McGann from Fades and Flicks, and Sharon Noonan from Saffron Rouge.


Read more: Local men dress up in drag to raise funds for Ballymahon Music Festival 2019