Festival 2019

The 2019 South Wicklow Drama Festival was officially opened by Imelda MacDonagh and the adjudicator was Ailbhe Garvey Hughes.
The Winners of the 2019 South Wicklow Drama Festival:

Confined Section

1st – Skibbereen Theatre Society, The Beauty Queen of Leenane
2nd – Kilmuckridge Drama Group, The Righteous are Bold
3rd – Tinahely Drama Group, Eclipsed

Open Section

1st – Bridge Drama, Brighton Beach Memoirs
2nd – Kilrush Drama Group, The Steward of Christendom
3rd – Wexford Drama Group, Rabbit Hole


Confined Section:

Best Supporting Actress – Tara Murphy, Tinahely
Best Supporting Actor – Barry Turner, Kilmuckridge
Best Actress -Hannah McNiven, Kilmuckridge
Best Actor – Aidan McParland, Lislea
Best Director – Ger Minihane, Skibbereen

Open Section:

Best Supporting Actress – Danielle Reck, Wexford
Best Supporting Actor – Billy Canning, Bunclody-Kilmyshall
Best Actress – Mairéad Cummings, Bridge
Best Actor – Michael Dunbar, Kilrush
Best Director – Pat Whelan, Bridge


Adjudicator Award 1 – For a moment of real theatre, Skibbereen Theatre Society for the pouring of boiling oil.
Adjudicator Award 2 – Gorey Little Theatre Group for seamless transitions from past to present.
Adjudicator Award 3 – Kilrush Drama Group for their lighting and soundscape.

Best Comedy Performance (Jim Tighe Trophy) – Tara Murphy, Tinahely

Magic Moment in Theatre (Pat Connaughton Award) – Niall Kehoe’s haunting but glorious singing as Willie, Kilrush Drama Group.

Audience Cup (Altura Credit Union Award) – Bunclody- Kilmyshall Drama Group, Moonglow

Best Presentation – Kilrush Drama Group, The Steward of Christendom