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The DLI Office in Dundrum closes on 21 July for our annual Summer School in University of Limerick, followed by two weeks holidays.  We re-open on Monday 15 August.
01 2969343 dli@eircom.net


DLI Summer School 2016

DLI Summer School 2016


The countdown is on to 23 July when the DLI Summer School 2016 is launched! All is not lost if you haven’t yet booked your course - there are still four, (YES, ONLY 4) places left!
Get in touch with Anne 087 2741136 annemek@eircom.net  or Bernie 087 2333600 bernieharten@eircom.net for further details. No need to be left out – we’d love to see you in Limerick.   Make that call NOW to see if there’s still a place left on the course to suit YOU…..!!

Download Summer School 2016 brochure now!


One Act Festival Circuit 2016

One Act

The ADCI/DLI JOINT COMMITTEE National Secretary for the 2016 One Act Circuit is Mr Jackie Scanlan.  

  • Groups wishing to participate on the 2016 circuit may register with Jackie from 1 August 2016.

  • Following the Joint Committee meeting on 28 August, groups will be assigned a registration number on an official application form.

  • From 1 September, groups may apply to their chosen festivals. 

  • All festivals have been notified of these dates, and earlier applications will not be accepted.

Send all your enquiries about the circuit, including the rules, to Jackie:
087 2679577 jscanlan00@gmail.com

Download 2016 Fixture List

Download Festival Rules


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


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


Group Insurance
We are delighted to tell our members that the annual premium for the insurance year 1st April 2016 – 31st March 2017 will be the same as the 2015 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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