New photos

New photos from the Awards Night are now on the website in the Gallery section! Check the gallery also for photos of all the competing groups this year.…


Winners of 2014 Festival are Corn Mill Theatre Company

Corn Mill Theatre Company from Carrigallen in County Leitrim were crowned All Ireland Drama Champions with “The Devil’s Ceili” at the gala awards ceremony in Athlone’s Radisson Blu Hotel on Saturday May 10th RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival.... read more


Day 9 Adjudication

Wexford Drama Group
Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz

“It was a play worth doing, a play worth us seeing and worth us watching this company perform it”

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Day 8 Adjudication

Prosperous Dramatic Society
Boeing, Boeing by Marc Camoletti

I’ve tried not to use too many theatrical technical terms but tonight I’m going to make an exception. I’m going to use a term that I don’t use very ofte... read more


Day 7 Adjudication

Bradan Players

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee

It’s a long play, but what matter when we’re privy to such consummate acting skills as we were tonight from Bradan Players?

A... read more


Day 6 Adjudication

Thurles Drama Group
A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller

A nice, very professional production that was, perhaps better on other occasions

Adjudicator Russell Boyce complimented the set, acting... read more


Day 5 Adjudication

The Moat Club
The Steward of Christendom by Sebastian Barry

Playwright Sebastian Barry’s great grandfather came to life on stage in Athlone this evening thanks to actor Padraig Broe, who showed just how... read more


Day 4 Adjudication

Nenagh Players
The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham

A splendid set, believable characters and a director who knows how to tell a story well

Russell Boyce began his adjudication of The Outgoing Tide, ... read more


Day 3 Adjudication

Cornmill Theatre Company

The Devil’s Ceili by Philip Doherty and Kevin McGahern

A wealth of talent, a tour de force of theat... read more


Day 2 Adjudication

Ballyshannon Drama Society
The Gingerbread Lady by Neil Simon

There’s a myth that Neil Simon’s plays don’t work on this side of the Atlantic.

But All Ireland Drama Festival adjudicator Russ... read more