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Geoff O’ Keeffe Article


There is an interesting article on the website about our adjudicator for the 2014 All-Ireland confined finals. In it Geoff discusses his involvement in the amateur drama movement as an actor, then director and now as an adjudicator.

You can read the article here:

And you can follow Geoff on twitter here:

Town Hall Secures Leader Funding

Town Hall

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.

Claremorris Drama Festival 2013

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.

Last Chance for Season Tickets

Season Ticket

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

John O’Mahony to Open 2013 Festival

John O'Mahony
John O'Mahony

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.