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There's going to be a Mrs Brown dance-off in Dublin this weekend

How far are you willing to go to show your appreciation for Agnes Brown?

Brendan O'Carroll as Agnes Browne on set during filming for Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie.
Brendan O'Carroll as Agnes Browne on set during filming for Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie.
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

IF YOU’RE A fan of the Mrs Brown’s Boys series, then your loyalty may be tested this weekend.

This Friday marks the beginning of the Finglas Festival, a family-focused event held in the north Dublin village, which is home to actor Brendan O’Carroll and his alter ego Agnes Brown.

The event organisers are calling on fans of Mrs Brown to come along dressed as the character of the hit series and take part in the Agnes Fest dance-off.

Festival Director Sean Mooney has asked both businesses and residents to take part and “get your rollers, scarf and apron on and get ready to make some dance moves”.

Last year, the festival hosted a Mrs Brown look-a-like competition, won by Sean McMahon – a six foot tall, 17 stone, 32-year-old man. They also set a world record for the most Mrs Brown’s in one place, with a total of 65 Mrs Browns, (and a further 30 who didn’t make the cut).

The Mrs Brown character has gathered a lot of support since the show launched in 2011, receiving high viewership and breaking records in Ireland for the highest box office gross on the opening day for its spin-off film Mrs Brown’s Boys: D’Movie in 2014.

The Finglas Festival will run for three days and a schedule of events is available on

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