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 welcomes its drama champions

By Dan Walsh in Kilmuckridge The newly crowned All-Ireland drama champions Kilmuckridge Drama Group were afforded a hero’s welcome on return from Donegal this evening and were cheered through the village and were proudly paraded through the village aboard a large truck. Award-winning Director Anthony O’Connor and his cast and crew were given a greatContinue reading “Kilmuckridge welcomes its drama champions”

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!”

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”

Bunclody and Kilmuckridge are Gorey winners

Bunclody-Kilmyshal Drama Group (Open) and Kilmuckridge Drama Group (Confined) were the winners at the South Leinster Drama Festival which concluded in Gorey Little Theatre last night. The full result was as follows; OPEN SECTION 1st; Bunclody-Kilmyshal Drama Group; The Good Father by Christine O’Reilly. 2nd; Kilrush Drama Group. 3rd; Butt Drama Circle. CONFINED SECTION 1st;Continue reading “Bunclody and Kilmuckridge are Gorey winners”

Carnew hosts 15th Drama Festival launch

By Dan Walsh The 15th annual South Wicklow Drama Festival takes place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew, from Sunday to Saturday, March20-26th and the festival was launched in Jim Byrne’s Lounge, Carnew, last Thursday night by Philip Howlin from Camross, who is a member of the Drama League of Ireland Committee. Philip was a longstandingContinue reading “Carnew hosts 15th Drama Festival launch”

Kilrush Drama back on the stage

By Dan Walsh Kilrush Drama Group is back on stage presenting the amateur premiere of Class by Iseult Golden and David Horan as their 2022 festival production and the play will be performed in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew on this Friday and Saturday, February 18th and 19th, and again next Thursday and Friday, March 3rd andContinue reading “Kilrush Drama back on the stage”