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DLI Convention 2016

DLI Convention 2016

We are looking forward to meeting our individual and group DLI members in the New Park Hotel on 13 February!  For all details on the 2016 AGM, contact Jackie Scanlan, DLI National Secretary:

087 2679577


DLI Summer School 2016

DLI Summer School 2016

DLI SUMMER SCHOOL 2016 – sneak preview!!

A message from Anne Mekitarian, DLI Summer School Director

Plans are well advanced for the 51st DLI Residential Summer School to be held at the splendid University of Limerick.

Like-minded people from all over the country are already planning ahead: booking the week off, farming out the kids, cashing in the Brownie points, arranging kennels for the dog, as they prepare for their annual week-long visit to University of Limerick. Only 6 months to go – it’ll FLY!!

There will be 7 courses on offer this year, covering acting, directing and stagecraft, from beginners to advanced and at all levels in between. Tutors fully committed so far include Pádraic McIntyre, Vincent O’Neill, Chrissie Poulter and David Scott, with the remaining slots to be confirmed within the next couple of weeks.

Full details of all of the DLI Summer School courses will appear on this website presently.

Remember the dates 23rd July – 30th July 2016 at glorious U.L.

See you in Limerick!



Josef Weinberger Plays 2016

As agents for Josef  Weinberger Ltd www.josef-weinberger.com & Dramatists Play Service www.dramatists.com in Ireland, and, in accordance with UK VAT legislation, the DLI is now obliged to impose 20% VAT on all JW & DPS productions licensed in Ireland.  
To reflect the ongoing weakness of the euro versus sterling, we must also increase the performance fee from €95 to €110 per performance.  
For further details, contact Valerie in the DLI Office 01 2969343


Michael Joe Ginnelly

The DLI now acts as agent for Michael Joe Ginnelly.  From Co Mayo, Michael Joe is the author of the ever-popular and hilarious Wake In The West, Pretend Sick and A Marriage of Connivance.  The scripts can be borrowed from the DLI Library. 


DLI Membership 2016

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 2016 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


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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