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All Ireland Full Length Festivals 2015

Congratulations to the 18 groups who have qualified for the 2015 Open and Confined Finals - all the details are on www.adci.ie.

The Confined Finals take place 10th – 18th April in Kilmuckridge, Co Wexford. www.kilmuckridgedramafestival.com

The RTE All Ireland Open Finals will be in The Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone 30th April – 9th May. www.dramafestival.ie


DLI 50th annual Summer School 2015

DLI Summer School 2015

We are so excited about our 2015 50th DLI Summer School!  Read all about the courses on offer on the DLI Summer School page and check out our online brochure.  See you in Limerick!



Bernie HartenFollowing our 2015 Convention in Longford, Bernie Harten was elected DLI Chairman 2015-16. 

A member of Ennis Players, Bernie has served on the DLI Board for four years.  Her previous role was that of DLI Magazine Editor.  Bernie is also Hon National Secretary of the ADCI/DLI Joint Committee (6&6).

We also welcome two new members to the DLI Board – Mary J Egan from Doonbeg DG, and Jim Flynn from Oranmore Music & Drama (Bualadh Bos).   




DLI Membership 2015-16

Group and Individual membership of The Drama League of Ireland is now due for renewal.  To renew your annual subscription with us, please send the following with your payment for two main contacts from your group:


Postal Address:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Group Membership for 2015-16 is €120, while Individual Membership is €35.  We always welcome new members – contact Valerie in the office for details of the competitive insurance scheme available to DLI members, and for information on the other benefits of joining us. 

01 2969343


SIVE – January 2015

The DLI acts as agent for the amateur performance of John B Keane’s work.  We are delighted that Sive is now available again for amateur production in 2015. Contact Valerie in the DLI office for further details:

01 2969343


DLI Office Opening Hours

The DLI Office in Dundrum is now open at the following times:

MONDAY          Closed
TUESDAY         10.00 – 3.30
WEDNESDAY   10.00 – 3.30
THURSDAY       10.00 – 3.30
FRIDAY            Closed


Group Insurance
We are delighted to tell our members that the annual premium for the insurance year 1st April 2015 – 31st March 2016 will be the same as the 2014 rate -  €350.00. 

Download DLI Scheme Details Sheet...


Amateur Licensing and Royalties

Before making a decision on choosing any play for amateur performance, please take a look at the factsheet which our DLI Royalties Officer, John Corcoran, has put together.  It covers all aspects of the important areas of amateur licensing. 

Download FAQ Rights & Licensing (.doc)...


Resource Service
Advice on selecting plays, scripts and performing rights,
Information on finding props and costumes and set pieces
Start up advice on forming a Drama group

Full details can be viewed on our member services page.



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