RTE All Ireland Finals 2013, Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone
Congratulations to Kilmeen Drama Group on their three-in-a-row victory in Athlone. Winners in 2011 and 2012, they took first place again in the 2013 Finals. The results were:
1st Kilmeen Drama Group Playboy Of The Western World by JM Synge
2nd Silken Thomas Players Mercury Fur by Philip Ridley
3rd Prosperous Dramatic Society The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? By Edward Albee
For all the results, go to www.adci.ie
Simply Am Dram RTE 1 Tuesday Nights at 7 pm
Beginning on Tuesday 16 April, and running for six weeks, this series follows the fortunes of seven amateur drama groups as they plan their production, and set out on the 2012 Full Length Circuit. The participating groups are Bradán Players, Cornmill TC, Ballyshannon DG, Prosperous DS, Nenagh Players, Brideview DG and Kilmeen DG. Don’t forget to tune in! www.rte.ie for more details.
RTE All Ireland Finals 2012, Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone
Congratulations to Kilmeen Drama Group, winners of the All Ireland title for the second year running with their production of The Weir by Conor McPherson. Silken Thomas Players came second with their production of Jerusalemby Jez Butterworth, while Corofin Dramatic Society took third place with The Subject Was Roses by Frank D.Gilroy.
Go to www.adci.ie or www.dramafestival.ie for all the news from Athlone.
Kilmeen Drama Group All Ireland Winners 2012
Left to Right: Denis O'Mahony, Declan Price, Donie Walsh, Nora Scannell, Brian Majoribanks (Adjudicator), Denis O'Sullivan, Tim Coffey (Director)
Brian Majoribanks, Tim Coffey, Juliet Coffey
Photos from Confined Finals in Shercock
Pluincead & Roisin O'Fearraigh and Irene & George Fraser
Festival President Gerard O'Reilly and Seamus Tully, Cavan
Sean Corcoran, Chairman ADCI, Paraic McIntyre, Opening Speaker, Ollie Kenny, Chairman DLI
Launch of 60th Annual RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival
Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Culture & Gaeltacht launched the 60th RTE Athlone Finals in The Abbey on 18th April 2012.
RTÉ press release by Sheena Madden...
Photos by Darren Kinsella:
Tommy Martin and Karina Buckley
Anne Mekitarian (DLI Board) Sean Corcoran (Hon. Chariman ADCI) and Mary Pears (DLI Board)
Eileen Mooney (Newry), Geraldine and Kate Canning (Ballyduff), Maureen Grant (Newry)
Billy Nott, Chairman of Athlone Finals and Jimmy Deenihan TD
Billy Nott, Brian Dalton, Cllr. Alan Shaw Mayor of Athlone Town Council, Jimmy Deenihan, Sean Corcoran and Bryan McMahon Chairman of the Abbey Board
Minister Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Launches 60th Annual RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival
Silken Thomas Drama Group with Billy Nott, Karina Buckley and Ronan Collins
Silken Thomas Drama Group with Ronan Collins
Billy Nott, Ronan Collins and Karina Buckley