2022 South Wicklow Drama Festival

We are excited to announce the return of South Wicklow Drama Festival in 2022 after a two year absence. The 2022 festival will take place from Sunday 20th – Friday 25th March in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew. Ciarán McCauley (ADA) will adjudicate the competing plays this year.

The 2022 Festival was launched on Thursday 17th February in Jim Byrne’s, Carnew by Philip Howlin (Drama League of Ireland & Camross DG).

We look forward to welcoming back our patrons, drama groups and friends for the 2022 drama festival.

Performance Photos 2022 taken by Lorna Doran McEvoy

2022 Festival Launch in Jim Byrne’s – Kevin McEvoy (SWDF Secretary), Debbie Furlong (SWDF Treasurer), Philip Howlin (Camross DG & Drama League of Ireland) and Eamonn Doran (SWDF Chairman).

2022 South Wicklow Drama Festival Committee

The Winners of the 2022 South Wicklow Drama Festival

Confined Section

1st – Kilmuckridge Drama Group – ‘The Playboy of the Western World’
2nd – Camross Drama Group – ‘The Kings of the Kilburn High Road’

Open Section

1st – ‘The Good Father’, Bunclody-Kilmyshall Drama Group
2nd – ‘Class’, Kilrush Drama Group
3rd – ‘God of Carnage’, Prosperous Dramatic Society

Confined Section:

Best Supporting Actor in a Supporting Role – Annette McCarthy, Kilmuckridge
Best Actor in a Major Role – Ben Murphy, Kilmuckridge
Best Director – Anthony O’Connor – Kilmuckridge

Open Section:

Best Supporting Actress – Catherine Stafford, Kilrush
Best Supporting Actor – James Whelan, Kilrush
Best Actress – Mairéad Connaughton, Bunclody
Best Actor – Pádraig D’Arcy, Bunclody
Best Director – Kieran Tyrrell, Bunclody

Adjudicator Award 1 – Scene in which Colm & Donal discussed their relationship- Ballycogley
Adjudicator Award 2 – Ensemble & crew for work and commitment – Camross
Adjudicator Award 3 – Dance scene in ‘Class’, Kilrush

Best Comedy Performance (Jim Tighe Trophy) – Old Mahon – Richard Devereux, Kilmuckridge.

Magic Moment in Theatre (Pat Connaughton Award) – Old Mahon by the fire talking about the loss of his son – Richard Devereux, Kilmuckridge

Audience Cup (Altura Credit Union Award) – The Good Father, Bunclody-Kilmyshall

Best Presentation – The Good Father, Bunclody-Kilmyshall