The Adjudicator – 2024


Irene O’Meara, B.Ed., L.L.S.M., MA Drama & Theatre Studies

Many of you will be familiar with Irene on the Drama Circuit as she adjudicates at One Act and Full Length Festivals. She particularly likes meeting the hard working groups to discuss the fruits of their labour with attention to detail & the driving force of their drama. Her experience in acting, directing, Stage Management, Costume & Set Design affords her a balanced perspective of productions.

Irene has been facilitating and designing courses for over twenty years in the areas of Acting, Directing, Ensemble work as well as Drama Therapy, Expressive Arts, Process Drama & Integrated Arts. She enjoys working with groups in education as well as performance where the introduction of new concepts, active learning & skill enhancement are all part of the bigger picture whereby participants are given a sense of ownership of their craft and authenticity. She draws from many practises and influences when exploring subject matter, utilising a broad, multi-disciplinary approach.

She has worked in the Drama Department of Mary Immaculate College and currently works with Hibernia College in the area of Arts & Literacy. She delivers courses with Education Centres, Baboró International Children’s Festival, Earthfest, Earthsong, One World Centre ,Youth Groups, Play Therapists, Drama Groups etc. Other areas of her work are running Harmonic Singing workshops, choreography, textile craft & teaching in a Primary School.