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Kerry Drama Festival 2024

Kerry Drama Festival 2024

It’s that time of year again! The programme for the Kerry Drama Festival 2024 has been announced. This is one of our favourite festivals in Kerry and we encourage everyone to go at least once and experience the magic of live theatre.


Kerry Drama Festival 2024 at The Ivy Leaf Theatre

Kerry Drama Festival 2024 is on at The Ivy Leaf  Theatre in Castleisland, a wonderful venue located in an old church. This has been the venue for The Kerry Drama Festival for many years.
The 2023 festival was a great success with some superb performances by some of the best drama groups in the country over 7 nights.
You can see the results of the 2023 Kerry Drama Festival here.

This year we will see some of the best Amateur Drama Societies in Ireland. many will be recognised by regular patrons of  The Ivy Leaf Theatre in Castleisland. as the have performed in Castleisland on numerous occasions. We welcome a few groups which we have not seen before.

This years programme looks quite ambitious with the inclusion of two ancient Greek plays as well as two by Brian Friel and one by Martin McMcDonagh. We will also see a few plays which have not been seen previously at Kerry Drama Festival.

This is the programme for Kerry Drama Festival 2024

DatePlayDrama Group
Fri 1st Mar, 2024The Radium Girls
by D.W. Gregory
Clontarf Drama Group
Sat 2nd Mar, 2024The Lonesome West
by Martin McDonagh
Kilmeen Drama Group
Sun 3rd Mar, 2024A View from The Bridge
by Arthur Miller
Prosperous Dramatic Society
Mon 4th Mar, 2024Dancing at Lughnasa
by Brian Friel
Holycross/Ballycahill Drama Group
Tue 5th Mar, 2024Same Old Moon
by Geraldine Aron
Sliabh Aughty Drama Group
Wed 6th Mar, 2024Faith Healer
by Brian Friel
D.A.D.S. Dunmore Amateur Dramatic Soc.
Thu 7th Mar, 2024The Trojan Women
by Brendan Kennelly/Euripides
Memory Lane Theatre
Fri 8th Mar 2024Antigone
by Sophocles
Brideview Drama
Sat 9th Mar 2024Agnes of God
by John Pielmeier
St. Patrick’s Drama Group

These performances are part  of the qualifying rounds for the All Ireland Amateur Drama finals of the Open and Confined competitions which are held in Athlone later in 2024.

Anna Walker Adjudicator Kerry Drama Festival 2024

This year’s adjudicator is Anna Walker. She will give a summary of the performance each night and award the prizes on the final night.

A great week’s entertainment in Kerry for theatre lovers.
Book your seats at 086-1054515.

Accommodation in Castleisland.

The River Island Hotel is a good 3 star affordable hotel located across the street from the Ivy Leaf Theatre and is ideal for visitors to Kerry Drama Festival 2024.

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