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Our annual summer holidays immediately follow the summer school in Limerick 25th July-1st August. The office in Dundrum will close on Thursday 23 July, re-opening on Wednesday 19 August.  dli@eircom.net


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.

Here’s a message from Anne with the latest update!


All roads will very soon lead to University of Limerick for the 50th Anniversary DLI Annual Residential Summer School!  Apartments are being allocated, bags are being packed, texts exchanged and lifts arranged. (A requisition has also been made to the Powers-That-Be re Weather for the Week . . . .)

This year’s social activities will include a short play: ‘Bardot Bites’ written and performed by Denise Quinn; the ever-popular ‘DLI Has Talent’ night; our ultra-competitive Table Quiz; the astonishingly innovative Fancy-Dress; a Celebratory Gathering with some invited guests (bring your party pieces, guitars, tin whistles, bodhráns, etc.) There will be a surprise guest speaker at the Final Night Barbecue!  

Don’t miss out – there are a limited number of places still available, but you will need to be QUICK!  Call Anne - 087 2741136 or Jane - 087 1238631.

Looking forward to a wonderful week in UL, on the beautiful banks of the Shannon.
Sure, you would be MAD to miss it!

Anne Mekitarian
Drama League of Ireland Summer School Director



One Act Festival Circuit 2015

One ActOver the past number of 1-Act seasons, there have been many groups looking for festivals and many festivals seeking groups. While the National Secretary has a list of contacts for the festivals, the same information is not available for groups.

To facilitate a smoother running of the 1-Act circuit, the ADCI/DLI Joint Committee is introducing a Group Register this year. All groups wishing to participate on the 1-Act circuit must first register with the National Secretary and be assigned a registration number. This should allow for easier matching of groups/festivals when required.

Download One Act Circuit fixture list 2015 here (Updated 14 July)


THE FIELD by John B Keane - July 2015

The DLI is pleased to announce that the John B Keane classic THE FIELD is now available again for amateur production.  All details from Valerie in the DLI Office 01 2969343 dli@eircom.net


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 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


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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