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We can't wait to welcome old friends and new to South Wicklow Drama Festival in 2022.

'This is not the end of the play,
this is just the interval,
because the show must go on'.

Listen carefully for the voice of our own Brendan Doyle.

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South Wicklow DF hosted the All Ireland Confined Drama Finals in 2018 which kicked off this night 3 years ago. What a week we had! 🎭⭐️ ... See MoreSee Less

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It was such an enjoyable All Ireland in Carnew 🎭⭐️

What fantastic people we met here. And so well organised.

Fabulous festival.......will always remember walking into the school & Mandy greeting me with "hello Ms West Clare" and the welcomes only got better after that!! Also the fabulous young musicians outside the hall every night.......and of course Tommy getting me home!! Brilliant memories! 🎭😁❀

A fabulous All Ireland and a great weekend in Carnew. πŸŽ­πŸ‘πŸ»

Holycross had an absolutely fabulous weekend at Carnew. It was a pleasure to tread the boards there.

A fantastic festive great memories of a special week with amazing friends

Shane Fox any sign of Big Tom 🀣🀣

Great times ❀

What a fantastic week we had.... Great funπŸ’•

What a great week that was! 🎭 🎭🎭

Fond memories 🎭 begob it was great fun!

A fantastic festival on and off the stage! Such happy memories🎭🎭

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Great memories from South Wicklow Drama Festival 2012, lots of drama friends from across the country pictured here. Can you name the drama groups photographed? And for extra points can you name the plays they performed? ... See MoreSee Less

Great memories from South Wicklow Drama Festival 2012, lots of drama friends from across the country pictured here. Can you name the drama groups photographed? And for extra points can you name the plays they performed?

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A great festival. I won an award that night, but couldn’t be there because of a school production. I’ve always loved performing in Carnew. The best atmosphere. You guys are the best πŸ’•

Great memories for all 🎭

A very enjoyable series of amateur drama conversations. Have a listen if you missed out 🎭It's Thursday but there's no need to feel lonely for Lockdown Conversations. All 19 episodes of Lockdown Conversations with our host, Paddy Farrelly, are available to watch on our YouTube Channel, and also here on our Facebook page.
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A very enjoyable series of amateur drama conversations. Have a listen if you missed out 🎭

Lockdown Conversations 2021 - Padraic McIntyre ... See MoreSee Less

Actor, director, playwright and adjudicator, Padraic McIntyre will join his fellow Cavan man, Paddy Farrelly, on Lockdown Conversations on Thursday 1st April.
This will be the final episode of Season 2 of Lockdown Conversations. Join us for the chat on Thursday night at 8pm live on Facebook.
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Happy World Theatre Day 🎭

We take this opportunity to reminisce on many wonderful amateur drama memories and also to look forward to the day when we can make many more. Better days are coming.

What do you love most about amateur drama?
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Happy World Theatre Day to all of our patrons and friends across the country and beyond!
Tonight would have been the last night of our 2021 Festival had it been able to ahead this year.
To mark the day we take a look back at one of the highlights in the life of South Wicklow Drama Festival when we hosted the All Ireland Confined Drama Finals in 2018 under the auspices of the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland. The photographs bring back great memories of a wonderful week and all of our wonderful drama friends and patrons. We hope the memories bring a smile to your faces.Great memories, wonderful people.
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Great memories of the festival and all involved....

Great photos of a great event.

Wonderful Photographs and Cherished Memories of Our All Ireland Drama Festival! In Carnew 🎭🎭🎭

Lovely photos from a super All Ireland Confined Finals in Carnew South Wicklow Drama Festival 🎭

Great memories ❀❀❀

Great photos, and all the familiar faces πŸ₯°πŸŽ­πŸŽ­

Fabulous memories of a wonderful event.

Miss wonderful events like that.

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Lockdown Conversations 2021 - Emma Jane Nulty ... See MoreSee Less

Lockdown Conversations continues on Thursday night when our host, Paddy Farrelly, will welcome Emma Jane Nulty for a chat. Emma Jane is an All-Ireland Award winning Director with Dalkey Players and a member of the board of the DLI for whom she is the IT Coordinator.
Join Paddy & Emma in conversation, live on Facebook at 8pm on Thursday night.
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Lockdown Conversations 2021 - Michael Stafford ... See MoreSee Less

Amateur drama stalwart, Michael Stafford, will join Paddy for Episode 11 of Lockdown Conversations on Thursday night at 8pm. Michael has a long history of involvement with amateur drama as an actor and director with numerous drama groups across Co. Wexford. He is currently a member of Camross Drama Group as well as being a Board Member of the Drama League of Ireland.
Join Michael, and our host, Paddy Farrelly, live on Facebook at 8pm on Thursday 18th March.
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* DLI/ADCI Playwriting Award Sponsor *

We are delighted to announce that we have secured a sponsor for the annual DLI/ADCI Playwriting Award. The Ramor Theatre in Virginia, Co. Cavan has committed to sponsoring the award for three years, with immediate effect. For this period, this very popular competition will be called:

The DLI/ADCI Playwriting Award, in association with The Ramor Theatre, Virginia.

We are delighted that the Ramor Theatre has come on board to support the competition, and we thank them most sincerely for this very welcome support in these difficult times.

Issued by The ADCI /DLI Joint Committee.
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Great news. Let's build on it

Lockdown Conversations 2021 - Mary Cox ... See MoreSee Less

Lockdown Conversations continues on Thursday night when host, Paddy Farrelly, will be joined by Mary Cox. Mary is the National Treasurer of the ADCI and a well-known face from the Roscommon Drama Festival. Join us live on Facebook at 8pm on Thursday night for another episode of Lockdown Conversations.
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Lockdown Conversations 2021 - Ger Finn ... See MoreSee Less

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Lockdown Conversations 2021 - Imelda McDonagh ... See MoreSee Less

Looking forward to seeing Imelda McDonagh on Lockdown Conversations on Thursday night. Imelda was due to be the adjudicator for our 2021 South Wicklow Drama Festival but alas it was not to be! We hope we will get to welcome her to Carnew as our adjudicator in the not too distant future.Joining Paddy on Lockdown Conversations this Thursday is Imelda McDonagh. Imelda is an award-winning director and actress and the Secretary of the Association of Drama Adjudicators.
Join Imelda and our host, Paddy Farrelly, live on Facebook on Thursday 25th February at 8pm.
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Looking forward to seeing Imelda McDonagh on Lockdown Conversations on Thursday night. Imelda was due to be the adjudicator for our 2021 South Wicklow Drama Festival but alas it  was not to be! We hope we will get to welcome her to Carnew as our adjudicator in the not too distant future.

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Lockdown Conversations 2021 - Liam Hannaway ... See MoreSee Less

Lockdown Conversations 2021 has seen some fantastic conversations with well known and loved amdram personalities and the fun is not over yet. Our host Paddy Farrelly continues to bring the amdram community together every Thursday night live on Facebook and all previous conversations are also available to view on our Facebook page.
If you have been enjoying Lockdown Conversations please spread the word to your drama festival, drama group and drama enthusiast friends.
Join us at 8pm tonight when Paddy welcomes Arts Council of Northern Ireland Chair and Lislea Drama man, Liam Hannaway.
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Congratulations to Liam Hannaway on his new role as the Chairman of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Liam is no stranger to Carnew having visited our festival on numerous occasions with Lislea Drama Festivaltic Players. We look forward to his chat with Paddy on Thursday.Liam Hannaway, recently appointed Chair of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, will join Paddy for a chat on Lockdown Conversations this Thursday night.
Liam has acted and directed with Lislea Dramatic Players and is a former Chair of the Ulster Region of the ADCI.
Make sure to join us here, live on Facebook at 8pm on Thursday 18th February.
#amdramireland
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Congratulations to Liam Hannaway on his new role as the Chairman of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Liam is no stranger to Carnew having visited our festival on numerous occasions with Lislea Dramatic Players. We look forward to his chat with Paddy on Thursday.
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