Frank Twomey
Known forBeing the man from Bosco
Notable work
Bull Island

Frank Twomey (born mid-1950s) is known as the man from children's television programme Bosco.[1][2][3] His lesser known credits include other screen appearances and appearances on stage.

Twomey went on to appear on Bull Island, particularly as Mary O'Rourke, the then Minister for Public Enterprise.

Twomey later featured on the advice show Agony OAPs, with retired footballer Pat Spillane and retired politician Mary O'Rourke, whom he impersonated on Bull Island.[4]

He is openly gay, though not while on Bosco, at which time he was illegal, "but it didn't stop me from being gay. It meant that I was careful and I was very discrete because I had a government job", he said later.[4]


  1. ^ "Frank Twomey on the set of the RTÉ Television children's programme 'Bosco' in September 1987".
  2. ^ Watkins, Frances (17 September 2019). "Frank Twomey is bringing his one man show to Cork this week for a three night run: The stage and screen legend is coming to the rebel county".
  3. ^ "6 vintage Bosco stars… where are they now?". 17 November 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Frank Twomey on coming out: 'Everybody knows an aul' queen'". 12 February 2020. Retrieved 12 February 2020.