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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For those suffering drama withdrawals......
Ennis Players present their supper theatre in Old Ground Hotel next week. 🎭
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ATTENTION ATTENTION!! We made a big error with the wording of our ad in The Clare Champion stating that we are performing only Tuesday to Thursday but we are also performing on FRIDAY night. This was entirely our own fault (too many late nights rehearsing) and thankfully we managed to get the dates correct in the rest of the great coverage we got in the paper. Spread the word and looking forward to seeing you all there 😀

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Now that the curtain has come down on another One Act Drama Festival, we would like to thank everyone who helped to make it such a success......

Thanks to all the groups - Enniscorthy Drama Group, Doonbeg Drama Group, Kilmeen Drama Group, Shannonside Drama Clonlara, Cree Cooraclare Gaa Drama Group, Ballycartoon Players - Doolin, Haulbowline Theatre Group, Amphitheatre Company, Kilkee & Ennis Players for 9 very entertaining shows......

Thanks to our adjudicator Imelda McDonagh for her insights and help to all the groups........

Thanks to Caroline O'Brien at The igoe inn bar and restaurant for her hospitality with the groups and looking after the adjudicator.........and hosting a couple of great nights at the festival club!!!!!!........

and thanks to the audience, who came out in such numbers to support the groups and the festival.......we hope to see you all back in March for the 3 Act Festival! 🎭🎭🎭🎭
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Congratulations to all our award winners tonight!!! 😁🏆


1st Kilmeen
2nd Ennis
3rd Ballycartoon

Best Director: Denis O'Sullivan - Kilmeen
Best Actor: Brian McCarthy- Kilmeen
Best Actress: Saoirse Byrne - Ennis

1st Doonbeg
2nd Amphitheatre
3rd Cree Cooraclare

Best Director: Andrew Killeen - Doonbeg
Best Actor: John Keane - Doonbeg
Best Actress: Dympna Shalloo - Amphitheatre
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