By Dan Walsh
Bunclody-Kilmyshall Drama Group’s performance of The Good Father are runners-up at the RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival Gala Awards announced tonight by adjudicator Michael Poyner ADA. The overall winners are Ballyduff Drama Group, Waterford, with Rabbit Hole.
The Good Father by Christian O’Reilly featured two actors Pádraig D’Arcy and Mairéad Connaughton and the director was Kieran Tyrell.
Bunclody-Kilmyshall were also winners of the Best Stage Setting award for Chris Atkinson and Kieran Tyrell.
Also amongst the nine national finalists who performed in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone, were next parish neighbours Kilrush Drama Group with Class directed by Pat Whelan, nominated in a number of categories, but the winner was Kevin McElroy for Best Lighting.