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; “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”

Kilrush at Carnew and Athlone next week

By Dan Walsh Kilrush Drama Group’s production of Class by Iseult Golden and David Horan and directed by Pat Whelan and featuring Michael Dunbar, Catherine Stafford and James Whelan will be performed in the RTÉ All—Ireland Open Drama Finals on Wednesday May 11th in the Dean Crowe Theatre in Athlone. Following last week’s performance inContinue reading “Kilrush at Carnew and Athlone next week”

Kilmuckridge are All-Ireland champions!

By Dan Walsh Kilmuckridge Drama Group’s production of The Playboy of the Western World by John Millington Synge has been declared winners at the Bostik All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals at Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Adjudicator Paul Fowler announced the winners just before midnight. Anthony O’Connor, who also won Best Director, was presented with the coveted ClareContinue reading “Kilmuckridge are All-Ireland champions!”

Four Wexford groups in All-Ireland drama finals

By Dan Walsh Four Wexford drama groups – two in the open section and two in the confined section – will contest the All-Ireland drama finals in the coming weeks and the draw for the final line-up was completed by the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland (ADCI) on Easter Sunday. The Bostik All-Ireland Confined FinalsContinue reading “Four Wexford groups in All-Ireland drama finals”

63rd Kilmuckridge Drama Festival

By Dan Walsh The stage is set for the 63rd Kilmuckridge Drama Festival which opens on Friday night in the KMH (Kilmuckridge Memorial Hall) and runs for seven nights. The adjudicator is Pauline Byrne and curtains up each night at 8pm. THE LINE UP IS AS FOLLOWS; Friday, April 1st – OPEN SECTION- Ballycogley PlayersContinue reading “63rd Kilmuckridge Drama Festival”

Bunclody and Kilmuckridge are winners at Carnew

By Dan Walsh The 15th South Wicklow Drama Festival ended on Saturday night after seven successful nights in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew, and the big winners are Bunclody-Kilmyshall in the Open Section and Kilmuckridge in the Confined category. Bunclody-Kilmyshall Drama Group presented The Good Father by Christina O’Reilly on Wednesday night and Kilmuckridge’s performance ofContinue reading “Bunclody and Kilmuckridge are winners at Carnew”

Wexford groups in Carnew drama week

By Dan Walsh The 15th annual South Wicklow Drama Festival will be officially opened by popular veteran All-Ireland winning producer Mick Byrne from Kilrush Drama Group in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew on Sunday night and it runs for seven nights. There is a strong Wexford involvement with six groups taking to the stage. The adjudicatorContinue reading “Wexford groups in Carnew drama week”