56th West Clare Drama Festival Doonbeg 4th to 13th March 2017

Established in 1962 to foster, encourage and acknowledge the efforts of amateur drama groups in rural Ireland, the West Clare Drama Festival in Doonbeg continues to grow from strength to strength to becoming the 10 night festival it is today.

Full length plays by Irish and international writers are performed by amateur groups from all around the country, as well as local groups, who are seeking nomination to the Open and Confined All-Ireland Finals.

The West Clare Drama Festival has become a constant feature of the social and festival calendar of the locality with strong audience attendance each night.

The adjudicator this year will be  Walker Ewart from Co Down.

Doors open at 7pm and curtain up at 8pm.

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Please Note: Applications now being accepted by participating 2017 One Act festivals from groups registered from today! Best of luck!

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Delighted to announce that we, West Clare Drama Festival Doonbeg, have been confirmed as the hosts of the 2019 Confined All Ireland Finals!!!

Can't wait to welcome everybody to Doonbeg!!! 😁😁😁😁
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Saddened to hear of the passing of Matthew Berminham. A regular patron of the festival who celebrated his 100th birthday with us in March.

To his wife Peg, and all his family, we offer our condolences.

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Saddened to hear of the passing of Michael Twomey, adjudicator and friend of the festival. An absolute gentleman.

May he enjoy the theatre of heaven.

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