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Merry Christmas!


DLI Office Christmas Holidays

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015 from everyone in DLI! Our office in Dundrum will close on Thursday 18th December, re-opening on Monday 5th January 2015


All Ireland One Act Finals 2014

One Act Everyone who attended the 2014 One Act Finals in Ballyshannon will join us in congratulating Ballyshannon DS Chairwoman Betty McIntyre, Festival Director John Travers, and all the festival committee members in organising a wonderful weekend of drama and social events.  The standard of performance on offer matched these high standards - 11 great productions!   Special congratulations to Open Winners Kinnerton Players, and Confined Winners Compántas Lir.  



1st The Seduction of Chaos by Kent R Brown- Kinnerton Players- Director Maria Blaney
2nd The Judge's House by Bram Stoker, adapted by Stewart Roche- Prosperous DS Director TJ Duggan
3rd Vera Vera Vera by Hayley Squires- Rasper Players- Director Reidin Dunne

Best Open Acting Performance- Michelle Reade, Bradán Players, as Vera in Unveiling by Vaclav Havel


1st Nine by Jane Shepard -Compántas Lir- Director Caoimhe McLaughlin
2nd Stay, Carl, Stay by Peter Tolan -Coolgreany ADS -Director Sally Stevens
3rd I'm Not ADHD, I'm BOLD by Georgina McKevitt & Jacinta Sheerin -Grean DG
Director Eamonn Harty

Best Confined Acting Performance Sally Stevens, Coolgreany ADS as Caroline in Stay, Carl, Stay

Adjudicator's Awards

The cast of Vera Vera Vera Rasper Players
Ruth O'Driscoll, Compántas Lir, as Prisoner Two in Nine by Jane Shepard

DLI Summer School 2015 Scholarship Eamonn Harty, Grean DG, Director, I'm Not ADHD, I'm BOLD

PS Check out www.oneactfinals.ie for all the news and photos from Ballyshannon!

All Ireland Full Length Festivals 2015

All the contact details and application forms for the 2015 full length circuit are now on the ADCI website www.adci.ie.


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
A high value insurance package, specifically tailored by JPC Insurances for amateur theatre groups is exclusively available to DLI members. We are delighted to tell our members that the annual premium for the insurance year 1st April 2014 – 31st March 2015 will be €350.00, a reduction of €45 on last year’s rate of €395.00.  The scheme is very competitively priced in comparison with other insurance companies.

Download DLI Scheme Details Sheet...


DLI Membership 2014

Group and Individual membership of The Drama League of Ireland is now due for renewal.  To renew your subscription with us, please send names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses for two contacts in your group to the DLI office. The fees remain unchanged - €100.00 for Group Membership & €35.00 for Individual Membership.
New members are always welcome – contact Valerie in the office for details of the benefits of joining us!
01 2969343


Samuel French Ltd Licensing in Ireland 2014

As of 1st January 2014, all applications for Samuel French Ltd plays and musicals for performance in Ireland should be made directly to the Samuel French Ltd office in London.

As part of the service we provide to the amateur sector, the DLI will of course continue to welcome all general enquiries concerning amateur performance in Ireland.  We will also continue to issue licences on behalf of the other agencies and playwrights whom we represent.  Contact Valerie on 01 2969343 dli@eircom.net


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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