Drama Festival time in Carnew

By Dan Walsh The 16th South Wicklow Drama Festival takes place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew, from next Saturday (March 18th) for nine nights until Sunday, March 26th once again there is a wonderful and varied line up of plays lined up with many of the local groups taking part along with Drama Groups fromContinue reading “Drama Festival time in Carnew”

Kilrush Drama Group on stage

By Dan Walsh Kilrush Drama Group will take to the stage in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew, this weekend with their production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane before heading off on the Festival Circuit in a bid to reach the All-Ireland finals in Athlone. Performances on Friday, February 24th and Sunday, February 26th and audienceContinue reading “Kilrush Drama Group on stage”

64th Kilmuckridge Drama Festival

By Dan Walsh at Upton Court Hotel, Kilmuckridge The 64th Kilmuckridge Drama Festival runs for nine nights in Kilmuckridge Memorial Hall from Saturday, February 25th to Sunday, March 5th, inclusive, and the official launch took place last night (Friday) in the company of a large attendance in the Upton Court Hotel. The privilege of officiallyContinue reading “64th Kilmuckridge Drama Festival”

Ballycogley Players première of ‘The Red Iron’ 

By Cian Cassidy As the count down to the start of the 3-Act drama festival circuit continues, Ballycogley Players are preparing to begin their pre-festival run with their circuit entry for 2023, ‘The Red Iron’ by Jim Nolan. The group are no strangers to Nolan’s work, having performed the amateur premiere of the Waterford playwright’sContinue reading “Ballycogley Players première of ‘The Red Iron’ “

Comedy in Craanford

By Dan Walsh Craanford Drama Group are back on stage at Craanford Community Centre with their chaotic comedy ‘Pretend Sick’ last night and tonight (Thursday) with two more shows still to come on Saturday and Sunday nights at 8pm. The play will see Deirdre Malone in the role of Katie Logan – a woman who spends herContinue reading “Comedy in Craanford”

One-Act Drama Festival in Gorey

By Dan Walsh Gorey Little Theatre is the stage for the One-Act Drama Festival which will be officially launched by Senator Malcolm Byrne on Thursday and continues for three nights. Thursday night features two plays; Camross Drama Group presents Glacier Bay by Frederick Stropped, and Kilmuckridge Drama Group presents The Book Club of Little WitteringtonContinue reading “One-Act Drama Festival in Gorey”

Cheering on the Dorans of Craanford

By Dan Walsh Mairead Ronan is back on the hunt to find the nation’s fittest families as the popular programme Ireland’s Fittest Family begins its 10th season on RTE 1 on Sunday at 6.30pm. And there is a Wexford interest in heat one featuring the Dorans of Craanford – Ger, Eamonn, Caitriona and Ollie –Continue reading “Cheering on the Dorans of Craanford”

Fintan’s ‘Farsiders’ premiere sold out!

By Dan Walsh Enniscorthy-born actor Fintan Kelly is writer and director of an exciting new play ‘Farsiders’ and the world premiere takes place in the Presentation Arts Centre on Tuesday night, and there are also performances on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and Saturday. Fintan told WexfordLocal.com; “I’m delighted that the premiere night is all soldContinue reading “Fintan’s ‘Farsiders’ premiere sold out!”

Enniscorthy stage set for ‘Farsiders’ premiere

By Dan Walsh in Enniscorthy Summer theatre comes to the Presentation Arts Centre at Enniscorthy with the world premiere of Farsiders, a new play written and directed by local talent Fintan Kelly from August 24-27th which was launched at a pleasant reception held tonight (Wednesday) in the IFA Farm Centre at Enniscorthy. Liam Doyle, ChairmanContinue reading “Enniscorthy stage set for ‘Farsiders’ premiere”

Bunclody runners-up in drama finals

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 theContinue reading “Bunclody runners-up in drama finals”