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Tubbercurry All-Ireland One Act Drama Festival

Will begin on November 22, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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Celebrating 75th year – Diamond Jubilee in 2018.

22nd Nov 2018 to 24th Nov 2018
St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry
Adjudicator:
Geoff O’Keefe ADA
Festival Contact:
brendanmcgowan03@hotmail.com
All-Ireland One Act Drama Festival

Programme click here.

 

The Western Drama Festival, Tubbercurry was founded in 1944 and ever since hosts annual full length and one-act drama festivals for amateur drama groups from the 32 counties who present their plays in competition and whose apiration is to qualify for the All-Ireland Drama Finals and win and All-Ireland award.

The Western Drama Festival was the very first festival of its kind in Ireland. Four enterprising local gentlemen, Matt J Devine, Dr. John A Flannery, Sean O’Dowd and Alfie Rochford were the founding members. Having viewed the fine stage facilities, dressing rooms and extensive auditorium of the recently constructed St Brigids Hall they regarded it as the perfect venue for a week-long festival of drama. From these humble beginnings was born the festival circuit and today there are 37 Drama Festivals throughout the 32 counties. The iniative of these same people established the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland (ADCI) and the first All-Ireland Drama Finals in Athlone in 1953.

This innovation and creativity in Tubbercurry continues today and the Western Drama Festival have been honoured to host the All-Ireland (Confined) Drama Finals on 3 occasions, in 1985, 2002 and 2017.

Check out our upcoming events and The Western Drama Festival look forward to welcoming you to St Brigids Hall Theatre, Tubbercurry.

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