Previous Festivals


Here you will find a list of results plus all the plays that were performed in the festival over the years.


2009 : March 20th to 28th – Paul Brennan

OPEN : Equus, Silken Thomas

CONFINED : Portia Coghlan, Conna Drama Group

Full Details of 2009 Festival


2008 : March 7th to 16th – Dara Carolan

OPEN : Tom, Dick and Harry, Nenagh Drama Group

CONFINED : Love in the Title, Holycross Ballycahaill Drama Group

Full Details of 2008 Festival


2007 : March 16th to 25th – Michael O’Hara

OPEN : The Normal Heart, Silken Thomas Players

CONFINED : The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Droichead Nua

Full Details of 2007 Festival


2006 : March 171th to 26th – Flor Dullea

OPEN : Train Spotting, Silket Thomas Players

CONFINED : Up and Running, Holycrosss Drama Group

Full Details of 2006 Festival


2005 : March 11th to 20th – Gary Lombard

OPEN : The Wake, Palace Players Fermoy

CONFINED : The Kings of Kilburn High Road, Droichead Nua Players

Full Details of 2005 Festival


2004 : March 19th to 28th – Richard Lynch

OPEN : On Raftery’s Hill, Ballyduff D.G.

CONFINED :  Bent, Silken Thomas Players

Full Details of 2004 Festival


2003 : March 21st to 30th – Tom Honan

OPEN : The Enemy Within, Thurles D.G.

CONFINED :  Absent Friends, Holycross Ballycahill D.G.

Full Details of 2003 Festival


2002 : March 15th to 24th – Kathleen Barrington

OPEN : The Lonesome West, Nenagh D.G.

CONFINED : Professor Tim, Compantas Lir


2001: March 23th to 1st – Larry McCluskey

OPEN   The Caretaker, Cuckoo’s Nest D.G.

CONFINED  The Borstal Boy, Silken Thomas Players, Kildare


2000 : March 17th to 26th – Dolores Deacon

OPEN   By the Bog of Cats, Kilmeen D.G.

CONFINED   An Ideal Husband, Compantas Lir,Claregalway


1999 – March 19th to 28th – Scott Marshall

OPEN  Translations, Dalkey Plyrs.

CONFINED   Poor Beast in the Rain,Compantas Lir, Claregalway


1998 – March 20th to 29th – Adj. Jimmy McClatchie

OPEN   Faith Healer, Thurles D.G.

CONFINED    Flight to Grosse Ile’, Nenagh Players


1997 – March 14th to 23rd – Adj. Myles Purcell

OPEN   Some One Who’ll Watch Over Me, Thurles D.G.

CONFINED   My Three Angels, Kilmuckridge D.G.


1996 : Mar 19th to Mar 28th Adj. Larry McCluskey

OPEN  The Boys in the Band, Estuary Players,Dublin D.G.

CONFINED   Semi Private, Holy Cross/Ballycahill D.G.


1995 : March 17th to March to March 26th – Adj.Don McMullin.

OPEN   Last Apache Reunion, Dalkey Players.

CONFINED  Jacko, Harvest D.G.


1994 : March 18th to March 27th – Adj. P.J.Croal.

OPEN   Mass Appeal, Shoestring T.G.

CONFINED   The Highest House on the Mountain, Slieve Aughty D.G.


1993 : March 19th to March 26th – Adj. Don Foley.

OPEN   All My Sons, Gorey Little T.G.

CONFINED   The Lion in Winter, Nenagh Players.


1992 : March 20th to March 29 – Adj.Tom Honan.

OPEN   Aristocrats, Prosperous D.S.

CONFINED   Semi Private, Silken Thomas Players.


1991 : March 2nd to March 10th – Adj. M.J.Cuneen

OPEN   Educating Rita, Prosperous D.S.

CONFINED   Stags and Hens, Silken Thomas Players.


1990 : Mar.30th to April 8th – Adj. Pat Burke.

OPEN   Say Cheese, Dalkey Players,

CONFINED   Mungo’s Manchion, Mitchelstown D.S.


1989 : March 10th to March 29th – Adj. Tomas McAnna.

OPEN   One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.



1988 : March 18th to March 27th – Adj. Anna Manahan.

OPEN   Baliegangaire, Brewery Lane T.G.

CONFINED  The Diary of Anne Frank, Holy Cross/Ballycahill D.G. //

The Physicists, Allen Little T.G.


1987 : March 20th to March 29th – Adj. Gerda Redlich.

OPEN   The Chastitute, Mercury Players.

CONFINED.  A Life, Holy Cross/Ballycahill D.G.


1986: March 2nd to March 10th – Adj. Anne O’Driscoll.

OPEN   The Imaginary Invalid, Torch Players.

CONFINED   Mass Appeal, Glenview Plys.,Charleville


1985 : March 1st to March 10th – Adj. Charles Mitchell

OPEN   Godspell, Dundalk Group Players.

CONFINED   The Country Boy, Western Arts Group.


1984 : Mar 2nd to 10th – Adj. Biddy White-Lennon

OPEN   Translations, Club Players

CONFINED   Wood of the Whispering, Holy Cross/Ballycahill


1983 : Mar.4th to 12th – Adj. Tom Honan

OPEN  Lady Windermere’s Fan, Wexford D.G.

CONFINED  Lovers, Holy Cross/Ballycahill D.G.