Nathan Carter's biggest Laois fan featured on his television show

A day to remember for Mountmellick for Jenny Conroy, who was serenaded and shared a dance, kisses and hugs country star Nathan Carter

Lynda Kiernan


Lynda Kiernan


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A great surprise for Jenny Conroy, when after her pal, Shauna Blake entered her in a competition to meet her favourite artist, Nathan Carter. Pic Kevin Byrne

Deli worker Jenny Conroy from Mountmellick got the surprise of her life when her idol, country star Nathan Carter surprised her in McConville’s SuperValu Mountmellick recently. Last Sunday November 20 the visit was featured on his RTE show.

The ‘Wagonwheel’ hit singer arrived with flowers, to meet his biggest Laois fan last August, taking to the supermarket microphone to call her to the checkouts, to the delight of customers, and her utter shocked joy.

“I was so surprised, he was very nice, genuine on and off the cameras,” said Jenny, 32, whose immediate reaction was to whip off her paper deli hat, and worry about not wearing any make-up.

“He’s a great singer, and he’s not bad looking,” a delighted Jenny said on screen, before enjoying a quick jive with Nathan as he serenaded her with ‘Shut up and Dance’.

Her friend and co-worker Shauna Blake had made the surprise happen.

See full story in next Tuesday's Leinster Express.