Theme Night 2016

We are delighted to announce the theme for the 2016 Theme Night at Gormanston. The event takes place in the Huntsman pub next to the college and is a night of music, dancing and the most imaginative and, in many cases, detailed costumes. It must be said that in some cases the effort only extends to what ever people can get their hands on to cobble together a costume. The mix of creativeness, i...
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RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival 2016

Cormac Donoghue and Mike Crowley at RTE ALl Ireland Drama Festival Awards
The Gormanstown Summer School Scholarship was awarded to Mike Crowley of Kilmeen Drama Group at the awards ceremony on Saturday 7 May 2016. Mike played the role of  John Smith in Ray Cooney's farce "Run for your Wife". Kilmeen Drama Group is based in Rossmore, West Cork and is one of the longest established drama groups in the Ireland. Festival Adjudicator Padraic McIntyre, a ...
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Friel and the amateur theatre in Ireland

The death of Brian Friel recently was particularly sad and momentous for the Irish theatre scene, but particularly for the amateur drama scene. Theatre groups around Ireland have a particular affection and a familiarity with the works of Brian Friel. His plays were truly a mirror up to our society and the amateur theatre groups in Ireland were willing to present them - because they need to be show...
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