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2 days ago

Joanne Keane

Great to get to read the new Drama League of Ireland Magazine and hear from so many in the ’drama world’, Paddy Farrelly on the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland Lockdown Conversations that kept us connected during lockdown, Bridget Mineogue on keeping an eye on the souls at DLI Summer School!, the knowledgeable President of Association of Drama Adjudicators Imelda McDonagh on creating theatrical magic, Clare Barrett from Rough Magic Theatre Company on taking medicine for the acting bug, John B. Keane’s son John on his father, Bernie Harten director, on the long awaited 'DRAMA at ENNIS' All-Ireland One Act Finals, Christine O'Brien on the highly successful DLI Summer School run by Ollie Kenny and his team of Willie, Christine, Elaine, Kris and Valerie - against all odds, Liz O’Hanlon on the residential writing week she spent at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre Annaghmakerrig (the prize for the new Writing Award sponsored by the DLI/ADCI ‘6&6’ Joint Committee), Peter Rothwell on becoming a professional actor, the famous Garry Hynes on directing with Druid theatre company, drama groups on what they’ve being doing to ‘keep her lit’: Breda Hayes - Ballycogley Players, Edward Hayden-New Ross Drama Workshop, Mary Newman-Moat Club Naas, Irene Yore-Millrace Drama Group and Sally Stevens-Coolgreany Amateurdramaticsociety with a review by Elaine Jordan of the DLI supported workshop with Geoff O'Keeffe … and all the news from Valerie McGuile at the DLI Office.

It was heartening to be reminded that so much went on during the tough Covid times - ah you can’t keep the drama crowd down 🎭🎉

What a super job was done by editor Edward Hayden. 👏

Cover photo | Conor Horgan www.conorhorgan.com
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Great to get to read the new Drama League of Ireland Magazine and hear from so many in the ’drama world’, Paddy Farrelly on the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland Lockdown Conversations that kept us connected during lockdown, Bridget Mineogue on keeping an eye on the souls at DLI Summer School!, the knowledgeable President of Association of Drama Adjudicators Imelda McDonagh on creating theatrical magic, Clare Barrett from Rough Magic Theatre Company on taking medicine for the acting bug, John B. Keane’s son John on his father, Bernie Harten director, on the long awaited DRAMA at ENNIS All-Ireland One Act Finals, Christine OBrien on the highly successful DLI Summer School run by Ollie Kenny and his team of Willie, Christine, Elaine, Kris and Valerie - against all odds, Liz O’Hanlon on the residential writing week she spent at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre Annaghmakerrig (the prize for the new Writing Award sponsored by the DLI/ADCI ‘6&6’ Joint Committee), Peter Rothwell on becoming a professional actor, the famous Garry Hynes on directing with Druid theatre company, drama groups on what they’ve being doing to ‘keep her lit’: Breda Hayes - Ballycogley Players, Edward Hayden-New Ross Drama Workshop, Mary Newman-Moat Club Naas, Irene Yore-Millrace Drama Group and Sally Stevens-Coolgreany Amateurdramaticsociety with a review by Elaine Jordan of the DLI supported workshop with Geoff OKeeffe … and all the news from Valerie McGuile at the DLI Office. 

It was heartening to be reminded that so much went on during the tough Covid times - ah you can’t keep the drama crowd down 🎭🎉

What a super job was done by editor Edward Hayden. 👏

Cover photo | Conor Horgan www.conorhorgan.comImage attachment

3 days ago

Moatclubnaasoadf

Being Festival Director isn’t all that glamorous is it Padraic? Moat Club The Moat Theatre Amateur Drama Council of Ireland Drama League of Ireland

Festival is getting close! BOOK NOW!

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Being Festival Director isn’t all that glamorous is it Padraic? Moat Club  The Moat Theatre Amateur Drama Council of Ireland Drama League of Ireland

Festival is getting close! BOOK NOW! 

https://moattheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873628291

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Don't know what you're talking about.....Padraic is pure glamour!!

Best of luck with the festival

One happy man🤩

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4 days ago

Paddy Farrelly

Congratulations Edward Hayden for a fabulous DLI magazine, and thank you for asking me to contribute on Amateur Drama Council of Ireland lockdown Conversations. Continued success as the editor. 🎭 ...

Congratulations Edward Hayden for a fabulous DLI magazine, and thank you for asking me to contribute on Amateur Drama Council of Ireland lockdown Conversations. Continued success as the editor. 🎭

Delighted to share the 2021 One-Act Drama Festival Circuit schedule. The circuit kicks off on Thursday 28th October. 🥳 🎭 ...

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Aidan Digan. Frances Doyle

Hey do you know where the circuit kicks off by any chance? 😉

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2 weeks ago

Anne Williamson

The Fionn MacCumhaill Players
"The year of 21"
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PRO Lorna Doran McEvoy speaks to Vice-Chairman Paddy Farrelly about the launch of the newly designed ADCI website today, as well a reminder to like and follow the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube accounts.
Check out the new website design at www.adci.ie
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Congrats on the new website

Congrats on the new website Lorna et al. 🎭👏🎭👏

Nice design - augers well for the future.

Well done folks 🎭

Great work Lorna and Paddy

Well done folks and upwards for the future

Well done Lorna Doran McEvoy & co the website looks great. 👏👏

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National Secretary, and Chairman of the Joint Committee of the ADCI & DLI, Mairéad Broderick, speaks to Paddy about the upcoming One-Act Festival Circuit following the ADCI AGM today. ...

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Best wishes Mairead in your new role as Chair of the 6 & 6 Committee.

Well done Mairead and Paddy

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President John Travers who is also Festival Director of the 2022 Confined All-Ireland Finals in Ballyshannon, spoke to Vice-Chair Paddy Farrelly after the National AGM today about the All-Ireland preparations. ...

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Best wishes John for 2022 and well done Paddy

Well done John 👏👏🥰

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NEC members Kevin McEvoy (Information & Communications Officer), Lorna Doran McEvoy (PRO), Paddy Farrelly (Vice-Chairman), John Travers (President), Aidan Reidy (Vice-President), Michael Johnston (Outgoing Chairman), Coman Keaveny (Chairman) and Mairéad Broderick (Secretary) pictured after the National AGM in the Dean Crowe Theatre today. Missing from photo - Mary Cox (Treasurer). ...

NEC members Kevin McEvoy (Information & Communications Officer), Lorna Doran McEvoy (PRO), Paddy Farrelly (Vice-Chairman), John Travers (President), Aidan Reidy (Vice-President), Michael Johnston (Outgoing Chairman), Coman Keaveny (Chairman) and Mairéad Broderick (Secretary) pictured after the National AGM in the Dean Crowe Theatre today. Missing from photo - Mary Cox (Treasurer).

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Congratulations and the very best to you all!!

Congratulations and best wishes to a great team. We're back🎊🎉

Congratulations and Best Wishes to The New Committee!!Wishing You All The Very Best for The Year ahead! 👏👏🎭🎭

Great team. Best of luck to you all.

Congratulations everyone and the very best for the future ahead! 🎭

Congratulations to you all!! Best of luck with all your endeavours in the next year!!!

Congratulations to you all. The ADCI is in great hands 🎭🎭

Wishing you all the very best!!🎭🎭🎭

Congratulations and best of luck to the committee and especially Coman Keaveny in his role as Chairman, no better man for the job 👏 🎉🎉

Super, best of luck for the year ahead 🎭

Congratulations Coman

Well done Kevin and Lorna

Yahoo. What a line up - good luck Lorna Doran McEvoy & Kevin McEvoy👍

Congrats Colman

Woohoo....looking fabulous one and all. Congratulations to new Chair, Coman Keaveny and Vice-Chair Paddy Farrelly Best wishes to you both and all the incoming NEC for the year ahead! 👏🤩👏🤩

Congrats 👏 and best of luck

Congratulations Coman Keaveny

Congratulations and best of luck to you all.

The very best of luck for the year ahead. Exciting times 🎭🎭🎭🎭

Best of luck to you all 👏😃

Fantastic lads

Best wishes and welldone 😁

Now that's a great team😊

Congratulations Kevin and Lorna

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Newly elected Chairman, Coman Keaveny, speaks to newly elected Vice-Chair, Paddy Farrelly, following our National AGM today. Coman proudly represents the Connacht Province and his home festival of Glenamaddy Drama Festival.
Best wishes to Coman during his tenure as National Chairman.
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Many Congratulations Coman! Best wishes for a fabulous, busy and exciting two years ahead. Congratulations to Paddy also, you’ll be a great team !! 🍾🥂

Congratulations Coman. Best of luck as Chair🎭

Congratulations and good luck from Ballyshannon Drama Society

Congrats to you both in your new roles. A very busy time ahead for the two of you. Good luck.

Congratulations Coman Keaveny on your appointment. Best wishes for the next two years 👏👏

Best of luck for your tenure guys

Best of luck to Coman and Paddy in their new roles.

Congratulations Coman and Paddy. Delighted for you both

Congratulations lads 😃

Congratulations Coman Keaveny... No better buachaill! Delighted for you🤗 also... Delighted to hear theres a new website... Hopefully in March we'll be refreshing and obsessing over it furiously!! 🎭💯

Congratulations to you both!

Congratulations Coman and Paddy and best wishes in your new roles.

Congratulations and break legs for a post Covid dramaful year.

Congrats Coman and Paddy best of luck in your new roles from all around Clann Machua Drama Group

Congratulations

Congratulations Coman! Good luck in your new role! 🎭

Congrats Coman

Best of luck Coman Keaveny and Paddy Farrelly in your new roles

Congratulations Coman and Paddy from all at Ballina "ONE ACT" Drama Festival

Congratulations to you both🤩🤩

Congratulations Coman Keaveny

Congratulations Paddy Farrelly

Congrats

Good man Colman

Congrats 👏👏👏

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Outgoing Chairman, Michael Johnston, speaks to Paddy Farrelly following our National AGM today. Huge thanks to Michael for his contribution as Chairman of the ADCI for the last two years and to the NEC for the last nine years. ...

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Best wishes Michael and Paddy...great work

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The National AGM of the ADCI is well underway in the Dean Crowe Theatre. It’s wonderful to be together in person again. Things are looking up! 🎭 ...

The National AGM of the ADCI is well underway in the Dean Crowe Theatre. It’s wonderful to be together in person again. Things are looking up! 🎭

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Love your work! great to see ye back at it.... #ItsShowtime KC

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We look forward to seeing representatives from our member festivals at the National AGM tomorrow for our first in-person AGM in two years.
We look forward to welcoming you all to the Dean Crowe Theatre where the AGM will take place.
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We look forward to seeing representatives from our member festivals at the National AGM tomorrow for our first in-person AGM in two years. 
We look forward to welcoming you all to the Dean Crowe Theatre where the AGM will take place.

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Best wishes for a good meeting and catch-up

Best wishes.

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Group Registration for the 2022 Full-Length Festival Circuit opens today.

Drama Groups are asked to complete the following Google Form to register. forms.gle/aGzFv9kUfo38U1j69

Registration numbers and official application forms will be released to groups via email on November 7th.

Groups may begin to apply to festivals on November 8th.

*Please note – Groups must register with the National Secretary of the ADCI prior to applying to festivals.
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Group Registration for the 2022 Full-Length Festival Circuit opens today.

Drama Groups are asked to complete the following Google Form to register. https://forms.gle/aGzFv9kUfo38U1j69

Registration numbers and official application forms will be released to groups via email on November 7th.

Groups may begin to apply to festivals on November 8th. 

*Please note – Groups must register with the National Secretary of the ADCI prior to applying to festivals.

The Festival line-ups are flooding in, so we will share them over the coming days so you can plan your schedule from Oct 28th to the Finals on Dec 3rd.... its going to be busy, so get the diary out.

It is wonderful that so many festivals have put on additional sessions to try and accommodate as many groups as possible and terrific to see so many groups competing.
First up is GORESBRIDGE with Adjudicator Walker Ewart

Amateur Drama Council of Ireland Drama League of Ireland Kilcumney Players Theatre Group Mary Meaney Walker Ewart Moat Club New Ross Drama Workshop Coolgreany Amateurdramaticsociety Liam Howard
Camross Drama Group Balally Players Carlow Little Theatre Society Camross Drama Group Conna Drama Group Rasper Players Association of Drama Adjudicators
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The Festival line-ups are flooding in, so we will share them over the coming days so you can plan your schedule from Oct 28th to the Finals on Dec 3rd.... its going to be busy, so get the diary out.

It is wonderful that so many festivals have put on additional sessions to try and accommodate as many groups as possible and terrific to see so many groups competing.
First up is GORESBRIDGE with Adjudicator Walker Ewart

Amateur Drama Council of Ireland  Drama League of Ireland Kilcumney Players Theatre Group Mary Meaney Walker Ewart Moat Club New Ross Drama Workshop Coolgreany Amateurdramaticsociety Liam Howard
Camross Drama Group Balally Players Carlow Little Theatre Society Camross Drama Group Conna Drama Group Rasper Players Association of Drama Adjudicators

Contingency Plan for the One-Act Circuit 2021

The ADCI/DLI Joint Committee has a contingency plan in place for the All-Ireland One-Act Circuit in the event of a COVID outbreak in a group, and/or an adjudicator contracting the COVID-19 virus.

In the current edition of the rules, there are some which require provision for the event of a COVID-19 outbreak. These are Rule 18, under the heading of 'Festivals', and Rules 38 and 39 under the heading 'Adjudicator'.

The rules state:
18. There shall be an open and Confined Section, if possible, in each festival, with a minimum of three plays in each section. (See also Rule 38 regarding awarding of points). In the event of only two groups competing in any section, then that competition will be deemed void and no points will be awarded for a placing. THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE.

In the event of a group having to withdraw from a festival, and this being solely due to a COVID outbreak, and if this withdrawal leaves only two groups competing in either the Open or Confined section of a festival, the Joint Committee have decided that in this situation full points will be awarded to the winning group, and no further points will be awarded in the section affected. Festivals must advise their adjudicator of this, should the situation arise (Rule 38 in the 'Adjudicator' section governs the awarding of points). This ruling can ONLY be invoked if there is a COVID-19 outbreak in a competing group as outlined.

A group must inform (by phone and by email), the festival(s) that they are competing in immediately if there is an outbreak of COVID within their group that will exclude them from participating in a festival, and/or subsequent festivals. The group must also immediately inform the DLI/ADCI Joint Committee Secretary by email.

We would like to remind festivals about the importance of having a contingency plan in place under Rule 39, especially in the event of their adjudicator contracting COVID-19.

Clarification of Lighting Guidelines issued in July by the Joint Committee -
All lighting rigging, focusing etc. will be carried out by the technical person at a festival venue. Groups are requested NOT to bring any specials with them on circuit this year.
NB - the lighting programme will be operated on the lighting board by the group's lighting person for the duration of the group's play. We request that each group wipe the lighting board with a sanitizing wipe when they are finished their work on the lighting board, the wipes to be provided by the host festival.

Issued on behalf of the ADCI/DLI Joint Committee.
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🎭 GROUP REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022 FULL-LENGTH FESTIVAL CIRCUIT 🎭

October 1st 2021 - Registration for the Full-Length Festival Circuit opens. Registration will be done through a Google Form which will be shared on Facebook.
Information required: group name; group contact details; Open or Confined Section, insurance renewal date.

November 7th 2021 – Registration numbers and official application forms will be released to groups via email.

November 8th 2021 – Groups may begin to apply to festivals.

*Please note - Groups must register with the National Secretary of the ADCI prior to applying to festivals.

Queries should be directed to the National Secretary of the ADCI, Mairéad Broderick.
Email: adcisecretary18@gmail.com
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🎭 GROUP REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022 FULL-LENGTH FESTIVAL CIRCUIT 🎭

October 1st 2021 - Registration for the Full-Length Festival Circuit opens. Registration will be done through a Google Form which will be shared on Facebook. 
Information required: group name; group contact details; Open or Confined Section, insurance renewal date.

November 7th 2021 – Registration numbers and official application forms will be released to groups via email.

November 8th 2021 – Groups may begin to apply to festivals.

*Please note - Groups must register with the National Secretary of the ADCI prior to applying to festivals.

Queries should be directed to the National Secretary of the ADCI, Mairéad Broderick.
Email: adcisecretary18@gmail.com

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When will the full-length festival list be released?

Looking forward to seeing you soon. Greetings from Dublin. Jerry.

Rosemarie Smyth

Eddie McGlynn

Ursula Hogan is this useful for Noel ?

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ADA Committee meeting tonight . Looking forward to the One Act Drama Festival circuit and the full length festivals in 2022! ...

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IF ye are stuck I’m available 🤩

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Congratulations to Peadar Conway who is the lucky winner of the two Season tickets to DRAMA at ENNIS All-Ireland Finals.
For all those not lucky enough to win, tickers go on sale tomorrow morning at 10am ... so fingers on the button!!!
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ROLL-UP ROLL-UP for the final 24 hours of our fundraising raffle!!!

Entries for the raffle to win a set of Season tickets to DRAMA at ENNIS All-Ireland One Act Finals will close tomorrow at 12 noon. So far we have had a terrific response to the raffle and we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who have supported us. For those who have yet to purchase their raffle tickets, it is not too late .... if you're not in you cant win!
onlinefundraiser.ie/ennis-players/

The winning ticket will be drawn tomorrow evening at 6pm, live here on this Facebook page amid fanfare and flashing lights!!!

The lucky winner will be notified immediately so they don't have to worry about the scramble when tickets go on sale on Thursday morning.

Best of luck everyone and remember to tune in tomorrow evening at 6pm when we will bring you all the excitement, as it happens live on your screens😀
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Please note that tickets for DRAMA at ENNIS All-Ireland One Act Finals will go on sale this Thursday morning (Sept 23rd) at 10am. Tickets will be available online glor.ie/events/ or from the box office 065 684 3103.

Those wishing to buy Season tickets should book all 4 events and the discount will automatically be applied in the sales cart.

Amateur Drama Council of Ireland
Drama League of Ireland
Summer Limerick
glór
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Please note that tickets for DRAMA at ENNIS All-Ireland One Act Finals will go on sale this Thursday morning (Sept 23rd) at 10am. Tickets will be available online glor.ie/events/ or from the box office 065 684 3103.

Those wishing to buy Season tickets should book all 4 events and the discount will automatically be applied in the sales cart.

Amateur Drama Council of Ireland
Drama League of Ireland
Summer Limerick
glór
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Please note that tickets for DRAMA at ENNIS All-Ireland One Act Finals will go on sale this Thursday morning (Sept 23rd) at 10am. Tickets will be available online https://glor.ie/events/ or from the box office 065 684 3103.

Those wishing to buy Season tickets should book all 4 events and the discount will automatically be applied in the sales cart.

Amateur Drama Council of Ireland
Drama League of Ireland
Summer Limerick
glór

One-Act Festivals are now accepting applications by email.

Application forms, Contact Details and Festival Rules are all available on the ADCI and DLI websites.

www.adci.ie
www.dli.ie
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One-Act Festivals are now accepting applications by email. 

Application forms, Contact Details and Festival Rules are all available on the ADCI and DLI websites.

www.adci.ie
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1 month ago

Regina Bushell

It is with the greatest pleasure all things working in our favor that the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland wish to announce the return of the drama festivals all around the country.
All roads lead to Athlone in May 2022 where we will look forward to welcoming the 9 award winning finalists in the open section at the RTÉ All Ireland All Ireland Drama Festival in Athlone.
We are looking forward to a celebration like no other for our 70th year. RTÉ News Drama Fest Association of Drama Adjudicators Drama League of IrelandThe ADCI is excited to announce the return of the Full-Length Drama Festival Circuit in Spring 2022. Along with our member festivals, we look forward to reuniting the amateur drama community and welcoming back drama groups and audiences across the island of Ireland to enjoy the best of Irish amateur drama.

Keep an eye on our social media pages for more information to follow in the coming days and weeks.

#amdramireland #amateurdrama #amateurtheatre #amdram
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It is with the greatest pleasure all things working in our favor that the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland wish to announce the return of the drama festivals all around the country. 
All roads lead to Athlone in May 2022 where we will look forward to welcoming the 9 award winning finalists  in the open section at the RTÉ All Ireland All Ireland Drama Festival in Athlone. 
We are looking forward to a celebration like no other for our 70th year. RTÉ News Drama Fest Association of Drama Adjudicators Drama League of Ireland
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