One Act Drama Festival

Friday 12th November - Monday 15th November 2021



Over the years, Anna has adjudicated throughout the length and breadth of Ireland, and has been privileged to meet the most creative, talented and dedicated Theatre Practitioners, in the many unique Drama Festivals which welcome, support and nurture a host of travelling players and adjudicators.

Anna has an M.A. in Theatre Studies, and a diploma of Association and Licentiate from the Royal Irish Academy. Her working life embraces a wide range of Drama disciplines and activities. She is Senior Drama Examiner with the Royal Irish Academy of Music, tutors Drama Students, adjudicates Festivals and Feiseanna, and directs for a number of Acting Companies.

She trod the boards as an amateur actress with The Olivian Players in Dublin, where she won a host of best acting awards. The professional stage beckoned, and she relished the opportunity to work on stage, screen and television. Her favourite stage roles include, Hedda in Hedda Gabler, Bessie Burgess from The Plough and the Stars, and Dr Martha Livingtone in Agnes of God.

She is a regular visitor to London, where she engages in Courses with The Globe and The National Theatre. She has been a member of ADA for the past ten years, and is proud to have adjudicated The One Act All Ireland Drama Festival in Ennis in 2011, The Confined Three Act All Ireland Drama Festival in Castleblayney in 2016, and The Open Three Act All Ireland Drama Festival in Athlone in 2018.


Past Results

Best Actors

Best Actresses

Best Producers

The Festival

The Festival is a member of the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland and has participated in nominating groups to take part in All-Ireland Finals (rural/Confined) since 1968 and to the All-Ireland Finals (Open) in Athlone since 1973.

Find out more information on the history of The Festival by simply clicking on the button below.

Doonbeg Drama Group

Doonbeg has a long tradition of drama going back to the early 1960’s when there were three groups in the parish, Bealaha, Clohanes and Doonbeg.

After 1962 plays were performed intermittently until the present group was revitalized in 1981 by Murt McInerney and Mary J. Egan.

In the 1980’s the group concentrated on presenting productions locally, at the West Clare Drama Festival and occasionally venturing as far as Scarriff!

About Doonbeg

Located in the heart of West Clare, Doonbeg is a beautiful, picturesque village with plenty to offer.

From the magnificence of the world renowned Doonbeg Golf Club, to our acclaimed sandy beaches, with the vibrance of many festivals & events, Doonbeg has everything to meet your needs. Please take the time to explore, to find out more about our village, you won’t be disappointed!!

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