Claremorris Drama Festival

Festivals in County Mayo in the West of Ireland


March 2019

The 49th Claremorris Drama and Fringe Festival will run from Thursday 14th March to Saturday 23rd March 2019 in the Town Hall Theatre Claremorris nightly at 8.00 pm sharp.

The opening will be performed by Senator Marie-Louise O’Donnell. Born in Foxford, she is an Irish academic, and later broadcaster and politician. She played a key role in the arts at Dublin City University over a 23-year period, including in the launch of the Helix cultural centre.

This year, the adjudicator will be Alan Haslett who is an actor, singer and director with over 50 years of experience. He is a member of The Association of Drama Adjudicators, Ireland and the Guild of Drama Adjudicators in UK.

The official opening will be on Thursday 14th March at 7.00 pm with prosecco at Reception from 7.30 pm.

The event is under the auspices of Amateur Drama Council of Ireland and the schedule for 2019 includes:

  • On Broken Wings by Dermot Healy on Thursday March 14th

  • Someone Who'll Watch over Me by Frank McGuinness on Friday March 15th

  • Moonglow by Kim Carney on Sunday March 17th

  • Life Sucks by Aaron Posner on Monday March 18th

  • Same Old Moon by Geraldine Aron on Tuesday March 19th

  • I Do Not Like Thee, Dr. Fell by Bernard Farrell on Wednesday March 20th

  • The Factory Girls by Grank McGuinness on Thursday March 21st

  • Fool For Love by Sam Shepard on Friday March 22nd 

  • Sive by John B. Keane on Saturday March 23rd

After the last performance there will be the Presentation of Prizes.