THE people of Clonakilty, Rossmore and surrounding areas turned out in force on Sunday to welcome home the members of the Kilmeen Drama Group who scored an historic third victory in a row at the All Ireland Open Drama Finals held in Athlone over the weekend.
Recently, the Kilmeen U12 footballers travelled to Croke Park to take part in a Munster Football Blitz. On the day these young stars played Cromane (Kerry), Foilmore (Kerry) and Cooraclare (Clare).
They performed exceptionally well and won two of their three matches comprehensively. They then went on a tour of the stadium and museum. This well-organised event was hugely successful for the children, parents and mentors involved. Thanks to Pauric Reilly for all his work with these players over the past number of years.
THE curtains were pulled on Saturday night on the very successful 61st All Ireland Confined Drama Finals in the theatre Rossmore after the insightful adjudicator Padraic McIntyre presented the results and awards to a jovial and packed theatre.
The colourful closing ceremony followed the final production by Galway’s Glenamaddy Players of ‘Moment’ by Irish playwright Deirdre Kinahan.
THE West Cork Drama Festival committee, based in the theatre, Rossmore, are delighted to have the honour of hosting the 61st All Ireland Confined Drama finals from April 19-27th this year (the open finals are always in Athlone).
While the recipe for the renowned Clonakilty Blackpudding, primary sponsor of the festival, remains secret, the drama festival ‘ingredients’ are now known.
THE curtains were drawn on the 52nd West Cork Drama Festival recently after the closing production of John MacDwyer’s enjoyable Callaghan’s Place by Palace Players from Fermoy and adjudicator Colin Dolley announced the results to a packed theatre.
by Maggie Hogan
March 8th to the 14th will see Rossmore Theatre host the 52nd West Cork Drama Festival.
The West Cork Drama Festival established in 1956 is a unique cultural event and has grown and developed to become one of the major venues hosting amateur drama throughout this country.
by Maggie Hogan
THE 52nd West Cork Drama Festival opens in a newly refurbished St Mary’s theatre Rossmore on March 8th and the festival runs until Thursday March 14th.
A rich miscellany of drama will take to the stage including comedy, farces and both Irish modern and popular classics. [Read more...]
ROSSMORE Theatre has undergone major refurbishment works over the last two years that essentially has given a new lease to the building to create a state-of-the -art theatre for West Cork audiences.
Upcoming Shows at St Marys Theatre Rossomore:
This lovely Comedy Drama impressed all who attended the opening performance in St Mary’s Theatre last week.