Category Archives: Drama

Weather Takes its Toll on Drama Festival Opening Night

Weather Takes its Toll on Drama Festival Opening Night

Unfortunately, due to the current bad weather, Kerry Drama Festival will not open tonight, Saturday, March 3rd. and Skibbereen Theatre Society’s performance of ‘Abigail’s Party’ has been cancelled. As of now the remainder of the festival is scheduled to get underway tomorrow night, Sunday, March 4th at 8pm. Kerry Drama Festival Revised Schedule “We hope… Read more…

Spike Back with Poor Jimmy in Knocknagoshel

Spike Back with Poor Jimmy in Knocknagoshel

The Spike Players’ production of this year’s play, Poor Jimmy is occupying the waking thoughts of Knocknagoshel based thespians these mornings, noons and nights. Most of these nights will find them at the local community centre as they put the final and finer touches to the P.G. O’Dea scripted play. A Respectable Woman The story… Read more…

The Late Michael Twomey, Actor and Adjudicator

The Late Michael Twomey, Actor and Adjudicator

It was as an adjudicator on the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland circuit that the late Michael Twomey endeared himself to audiences at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre in Castleisland and at Siamsa Tire in Tralee. Mr. Twomey, whose acting career spanned over 70 years, died after a short illness in Cork last week at… Read more…

Children’s Summer Drama Course at the Ivy Leaf

Children’s Summer Drama Course at the Ivy Leaf

A Children’s Summer Drama Course for eight to 11 year olds is being organised for the famed Ivy Leaf Art Centre stage in Castleisland for July 4th., 5th. and 6th. from 10:30am to 1:30pm each day. Michael Burke and Redmond Roche will be familiar to people who have attended performances by the Island Players in… Read more…

Presentation Project on The Moonlighters Ready to View

Presentation Project on The Moonlighters Ready to View

St. Joseph’s Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland was one of just six schools in the south of Ireland chosen to take part in the North / South History Initiative late last year. The initiative is run as part of a joint collaboration between The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) and the School Development Service (SDS)… Read more…

St. Pat’s and The Pres Join Forces for TY Comedy Drama Night

St. Pat’s and The Pres Join Forces for TY Comedy Drama Night

On Thursday, April 6th, the Transition Year students from the St. Joseph’s Presentation and St. Patrick’s Secondary Schools in Castleisland will showcase a drama filled evening with lots of humour and banter. The students will be performing three scenes from three different plays which they have been working diligently on over the past few months.… Read more…

Free Drama Workshop in April – Book Now

Free Drama Workshop in April – Book Now

Actor and playwright Michael Hilliard Mulcahy, who is currently the drama facilitator with the Killarney Municipal District, will be giving free drama workshops in April for anyone interested in acting. The workshops are being held in the Killarney Cultural Centre on the weekend of April 8th and 9th. Successful Series “We had a very successful… Read more…

Spike Players to Stage Happy Birthday Dear Alice

Spike Players to Stage Happy Birthday Dear Alice

It’s full steam ahead for the Knocknagoshel based Spike Players with their production of the Bernard Farrell play Happy Birthday Dear Alice. Stage manager, Noel Murphy is still collecting bits and pieces and adapting what they have in terms of props and the like. “This is our first play for a while without our late… Read more…

The Healy-Rae World Tour to Stop at the Ivy Leaf on Saturday Night

The Healy-Rae World Tour to Stop at the Ivy Leaf on Saturday Night

The Healy-Raes are embarking on a world tour of Kerry through a new play written by Killarney storyteller and actor Ray O’Sullivan. The Rise and Rise of the Healy-Raes is set to take to the stage at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre here in Castleisland on this Saturday night at 8pm. An additional, local interest… Read more…

Local Cast Wanted for Castleisland Good Friday Passion Play

Local Cast Wanted for Castleisland Good Friday Passion Play

Anyone interested in getting involved in a home produced Good Friday Passion Play is invited to a meeting in the River Island Hotel on this Monday night, March 13th at 8pm. A DVD of the passion play will be shown at the meeting. The organisers will be looking for expressions of interest from actors,  actresses,… Read more…

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Category Archives: Drama

Weather Takes its Toll on Drama Festival Opening Night

Weather Takes its Toll on Drama Festival Opening Night

Unfortunately, due to the current bad weather, Kerry Drama Festival will not open tonight, Saturday, March 3rd. and Skibbereen Theatre Society’s performance of ‘Abigail’s Party’ has been cancelled. As of now the remainder of the festival is scheduled to get underway tomorrow night, Sunday, March 4th at 8pm. Kerry Drama Festival Revised Schedule “We hope… Read more…

Spike Back with Poor Jimmy in Knocknagoshel

Spike Back with Poor Jimmy in Knocknagoshel

The Spike Players’ production of this year’s play, Poor Jimmy is occupying the waking thoughts of Knocknagoshel based thespians these mornings, noons and nights. Most of these nights will find them at the local community centre as they put the final and finer touches to the P.G. O’Dea scripted play. A Respectable Woman The story… Read more…

The Late Michael Twomey, Actor and Adjudicator

The Late Michael Twomey, Actor and Adjudicator

It was as an adjudicator on the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland circuit that the late Michael Twomey endeared himself to audiences at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre in Castleisland and at Siamsa Tire in Tralee. Mr. Twomey, whose acting career spanned over 70 years, died after a short illness in Cork last week at… Read more…

Children’s Summer Drama Course at the Ivy Leaf

Children’s Summer Drama Course at the Ivy Leaf

A Children’s Summer Drama Course for eight to 11 year olds is being organised for the famed Ivy Leaf Art Centre stage in Castleisland for July 4th., 5th. and 6th. from 10:30am to 1:30pm each day. Michael Burke and Redmond Roche will be familiar to people who have attended performances by the Island Players in… Read more…

Presentation Project on The Moonlighters Ready to View

Presentation Project on The Moonlighters Ready to View

St. Joseph’s Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland was one of just six schools in the south of Ireland chosen to take part in the North / South History Initiative late last year. The initiative is run as part of a joint collaboration between The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) and the School Development Service (SDS)… Read more…

St. Pat’s and The Pres Join Forces for TY Comedy Drama Night

St. Pat’s and The Pres Join Forces for TY Comedy Drama Night

On Thursday, April 6th, the Transition Year students from the St. Joseph’s Presentation and St. Patrick’s Secondary Schools in Castleisland will showcase a drama filled evening with lots of humour and banter. The students will be performing three scenes from three different plays which they have been working diligently on over the past few months.… Read more…

Free Drama Workshop in April – Book Now

Free Drama Workshop in April – Book Now

Actor and playwright Michael Hilliard Mulcahy, who is currently the drama facilitator with the Killarney Municipal District, will be giving free drama workshops in April for anyone interested in acting. The workshops are being held in the Killarney Cultural Centre on the weekend of April 8th and 9th. Successful Series “We had a very successful… Read more…

Spike Players to Stage Happy Birthday Dear Alice

Spike Players to Stage Happy Birthday Dear Alice

It’s full steam ahead for the Knocknagoshel based Spike Players with their production of the Bernard Farrell play Happy Birthday Dear Alice. Stage manager, Noel Murphy is still collecting bits and pieces and adapting what they have in terms of props and the like. “This is our first play for a while without our late… Read more…

The Healy-Rae World Tour to Stop at the Ivy Leaf on Saturday Night

The Healy-Rae World Tour to Stop at the Ivy Leaf on Saturday Night

The Healy-Raes are embarking on a world tour of Kerry through a new play written by Killarney storyteller and actor Ray O’Sullivan. The Rise and Rise of the Healy-Raes is set to take to the stage at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre here in Castleisland on this Saturday night at 8pm. An additional, local interest… Read more…

Local Cast Wanted for Castleisland Good Friday Passion Play

Local Cast Wanted for Castleisland Good Friday Passion Play

Anyone interested in getting involved in a home produced Good Friday Passion Play is invited to a meeting in the River Island Hotel on this Monday night, March 13th at 8pm. A DVD of the passion play will be shown at the meeting. The organisers will be looking for expressions of interest from actors,  actresses,… Read more…

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