South Wicklow Drama Festival

South Wicklow Drama Festival 2007


Under the auspices of the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland
St.Brigid's Hall Carnew
Hosted by Kilrush Drama Group
Adjudicator: Larry McCluske
17th - 25th March 2007

The south Wicklow town of Carnew was treated to a feast of drama for the duration of the "South Wicklow Drama Festival" which took place from the 17th to the 25th of March. The groups that performed were:-

"Midden" by Morna Regan

Performed by:   The Bridge Players


"The Glass Menagerie" by Tenessee Williams

Performed by:  Thurles Drama Group


"The Chastitute" by John B. Keane

Performed by:  Tinahely Variety Group


"Thy Will be Done" by Michael Carey

Performed by: Gorey Little Theatre Group


"From These Green Heights" by Dermot Bolger

Performed by: Ballycogley Players


"The Beauty Queen of Leenane" by Martin McDonagh

Performed by: Droichead Nua Players


"By the Bog of Cats" by Marina Carr

Performed by: Wexford Drama Group


"The Loves of Cass Maguire" by Brian Friel

Performed by:  Kilmeen Players


"Portia Coughlan" by Marina Carr

Performed by: Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group


Festival Results

Open Section

Best Play: "By the Bog of Cats" performed by Wexford Drama Group
Best Actor: Thomas O'Leary in the role of "Carthage" "By the Bog of Cats"
Best Actress: Adrienne Meyler in the role of "Hester Swaine" "By the Bog of Cats".
Best Supporting Actor: Kevin Bolger in the role of "Martin" "The Will Be Done", Gorey Little Theatre Group.
Best Supporting Actress: Kathleen Tierney in the role of  "Jane" "From These Green Heights" Ballycogley Players
Best Director: Paul Walsh -  "By the Bog of Cats".

Confined Section

Best Play: "Portia Coughlan" Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group
Best Actress: Gayle Jordan in the role of  "Portia" "Portia Coughlin"
Best Actor: Tommy Murphy in the role of "Raphael Coughlan"  "Portia Coughlan"
Best Supporting Actress: Mary Gibson in the role of "Blaize" "Portia Coughlan"
Best Supporting Actor: Eamonn Cowman in the role of "Fintan" "Portia Coughlan
Best Director: Pat Connaughton - "Portia Coughlan"

Audience Cup (Carnew Credit Union Cup)

"Thy Will be Done" : Gorey Little Theatre Group"

Adjudicators Awards

Kieran Tyrell for his portrayal of a "Drunk" in "The Chastitute" Tinahely Drama Group.
Pip Walsh and Mark Redmond for lighting of "By the Bog of Cats"
Phyllis Callanan for Costumes for "The Loves of Cass McGuire Kilmeen Drama Group

Images from 2007 Festival

Photography for this website by Eamonn Doran & Lorna Doran
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