Good news for the Drama Festival and Claremorris this morning as the Environment Minister Phil Hogan has approved LEADER funding of €200,000 for the Town Hall.
The Town Hall Trust is planning to carry out refurbishment works at the Town Hall ahead of hosting the All-Ireland Confined Drama Festival next year.
The 43rd Claremorris Drama Festival took place from March 8th to 18th, 2013. John O’Mahony TD performed the official opening on Friday March 8th.
The results for 2013 are now available on our Results page.
The Adjudicator for the 2013 festival was Imelda McDonagh ADA from Wicklow. Click here for more details on Imelda.
Blue Riband Trophy
Photo: © Michael Donnelly
Congratulations to Corofin Dramatic Society who won the 2013 Blue Riband Trophy for their performance of Marina Carr’s “By the Bog of Cats”.
Full results are on our Results page.
We are pleased to announce that this year’s festival results will be broadcast live on Claremorris TV on Monday night March 18th – expected time around 11pm.
For more information see the Claremorris Community Radio website.
Congratulations to the winners of our Art Competition
! Presentation of prizes will be at 3.30pm in the Dalton Inn Hotel on Sunday 10th March. See our Art Competition
page for a full list of winners.
With the 2013 festival kicking off this Friday night, there’s still time to snap up a 10-night season ticket for the great-value price of €75.
To book, contact Vaughan Shoes, The Square, Claremorris 094 9371089
Once again we are running our annual Art Competition for local primary school students. Please our Art Competition
page for full details.
John O’Mahony TD is a native of Magheraboy, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. He is married to Gerardine and they have five daughters.
John taught as a secondary school teacher in St. Nathys College. He served Mayo and Connaught G.A.A. as an administrator, referee, player and team manager. Winner of 2 All-Ireland medals as a Mayo player.
Winner of 6 All-Ireland titles and 15 Connaught titles as Team Manager with Mayo, Galway, Leitrim, St.Nathys and St. Bridgets. John is a Vice Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny had hoped to attend, diary permitting, the opening of the Drama Festival.
Regrettably due to Government Business related to the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, he will not be in a position to attend. He wishes the Festival the best of luck.
We are running our first fringe festival this year – please see full details on our Fringe Festival page.