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The DLI Office in Dundrum closes on Thursday 27 July for Summer School in University of Limerick. This is followed directly by our summer holiday closure. 

The office reopens on Wednesday 23 August


DLI Summer School 2017

Summer School 2017

DLI Summer School 2017 – a message from Director Anne Mekitarian

Most of our DLI Summer School 2017 courses are now full, but there are still A FEW places left!  Don’t delay – download our brochure, and get in touch to discuss which course might still be available for YOU!

See you in Limerick on 29 July!!

For all Summer School enquiries, contact either:  Anne Mekitarian  DLI Summer School Director, annemek@eircom.net  087 2741136 or Deputy Director  Bernie Harten  bernieharten@eircom.net  087 2333600 

Download DLI Summer School Brochure 2017


One Act Festival Circuit 2017

One Act

Important Dates to remember for the 2017 One Act Festival circuit:

Groups may apply to the Secretary of the DLI/ADCI Joint Committee,
Jackie Scanlan, for a registration number if they wish to compete on the One Act Festival circuit 2017 from:
1 August 2017 

  • Particulars required at time of registration:
    Group Name
    Contact, Email & Telephone
    Section: Open or Confined
    Name of Play
    Festivals to be applied for…
  • Registration numbers and an official application form will be forwarded to all applicants after the Joint Committee meeting on Sunday
    27 August 2017
  • Groups must not apply to Festivals prior to
    1 September 2017
    All festivals will only accept applications on the official application form which will have your registration number listed.

For all One Act Festival circuit enquiries, contact:

Jackie Scanlan
Secretary DLI/ADCI Joint Committee
Email: jscanlan00@gmail.com
Tel: 087 2679577

Download Festival Listing 2017


SIVE By John B Keane

John B Keane

The amateur rights for SIVE are withdrawn from November 2017 - April 2018.  All other John B Keane titles are available for performance. 



Sam Cree

Sam CreeDLI is pleased to announce that we now hold the amateur rights to the plays of Sam Cree in the UK & Ireland. From Lisburn, Co Antrim, Sam Cree (1928- 1980) remains one of Northern Ireland’s most popular and much - performed comedy playwrights.  The scripts are now available from the DLI Library - Don’t Tell The Wife, Cupid Wore Skirts & Widows’ Paradise are just some of the full length comedy standards on offer.

Contact Valerie in the DLI Office for further details 01 2969343 dli@eircom.net


DLI Membership 2017

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 2017 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

As of 29th February 2016, the DLI office in Dundrum is open as follows:

MONDAY 10.00 – 3.00
TUESDAY 10.00 – 3.00
WEDNESDAY 10.00 – 3.00
THURSDAY 10.00 – 3.00

Phone: 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. His latest play, Betwixt and Between, is now also available for performance! The scripts can be borrowed from the DLI Library. 


Group Insurance

The annual premium for the scheme operated by JPC Insurances for DLI members is €390.00 for the Insurance Year 1st April 2017 - 31st March 2018.

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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