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The 32nd Claregalway Festival of Drama commences on this Thursday night 10th March and will run for ten nights. Claregalway Leisure Centre is once again transformed into a theatre where adjudicator Mr Geoffrey O’Keefe will give a public critique of the plays each night before announcing the overall winners on closing night. The Claregalway Festival of… Read more »

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Best Stage Crew (Confined) No Romance, Skibbereen Theatre Society. Best Supporting Actress (Confined) Una Duffy, Eclipsed. Best Supporting Actor (Confined) Sean McCarthy, No Romance. Best Actress (Confined), Anna Flaherty, Glenamaddy Players, Agnes of God. Best Actor (Confined), DADS, On Such As We, Kevin O’Dwyer. Best Plays (Confined) 1st Glenmaddy, Agnes of God. 2nd Compántas Lir, Eclipsed. 3rd Skibberreen, No Romance. Best Director (Confined), Coman Keaveny. Best Lighting (Open) Philip McIntyre,… Read more »

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Speaking at the closing of the Claregalway Festival of Drama, Michael Hession thanked the many people who had made the festival such a success. Special tribute was paid to the sponsors and advertisers. Mary Kelly made a presentation to Festival President Mary Moran and Secretary Sheila Hession made a presentation to Adjudicator Tom Byrne in… Read more »

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Seamus McNulty paid sincere tribute to the people of Claregalway and in particular the sponsors who repeatedly come on board to help Claregalway Festival of Drama committee continue with their annual Drama Festival. He added that this was the 31st Claregalway Drama Festival and will take place from March 14th to March 22nd 2013 in… Read more »

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Mayor of County Galway, Councillor Michael Maher was high in his praise for Claregalway Festival of Drama who completed their thirtieth year at Claregalway Leisure Centre. Cllr Maher added his appreciation to the hardworking team that made the festival so successful and to acknowledge their success in thirty years of Drama made a special presentation… Read more »

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Claregalway Festival of Drama was officially launched last week to a large attendance in the Claregalway Hotel. Festival Director Seamus McNulty said that this is the 30th year of the festival, founded in 1982. Owing to the outbreak of Foot & Mouth, they had to cancel one festival during that period, which makes this the… Read more »

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It is all systems go for Claregalway Drama Festival Committee as they get ready for the staging of the All-Ireland Confined Drama finals which will be staged in Claregalway Leisure Centre from Friday, April 21st to Saturday, April 29th. It is the first time in many years that Claregalway Drama Festival Committee have staged the… Read more »

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This year Claregalway has the honour of hosting the 54th All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals. This event will be staged in the Claregalway Leisure Centre and will run from the 21st of April to the 29th of April inclusive. This is a national event, which will attract large numbers from all over the Country and will… Read more »

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The Claregalway Festival of Drama Committee held their AGM on Thursday night, 27th May. All present were in agreement that it was a very successful with large attendances most nights. The mixture of some new plays along with some of the old reliables running over the nine nights went down very well with the audience…. Read more »

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The AGM of 1998 Drama Festival Committee was held recently following a very successful programme of plays. As usual a number of Groups competed in the All Ireland Finals in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford for the confined competition and in Athlone for the Open competition. Two groups who contended in the Confined competition—Ennis players Equus by Paul… Read more »

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