Earnest Ballyshannon'19 (9)‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ won First Place in Enniskillen! We also took home the Blue Riband for Best Overall Presentation, and Trish Keane won the Best Supporting Actress award as Miss Prism!! Congratulations everyone! It was fantastic to hear the news just after a brilliant show in the Abbey Centre with a full house.

Tonight, Prosperous Drama return to Ballyshannon to present Ibsen’s ‘Enemy of the People’ on the closing night of the drama festival. Please note the earlier start time of 7.30pm. The awards ceremony will begin approximately half an hour after the play ends.

Power. Money. Morality. In a tight knit community, a shocking discovery comes to light and threatens the lifeblood of the town. Truth and honour are pitched against wild ambition and corruption in Ibsen’s emotional maelstrom. An ‘Enemy of the People’, adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.


Tonight at the drama festival we welcome Ballyshannon Drama Society back to the Abbey Arts Centre stage with their production of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ by Oscar Wilde.

Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. This “trivial comedy for serious people” features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself! Silliness ensues with whimsical ingénues, jealous fiancées, indomitable dowagers, and the most famous handbag in theatre history. The Ballyshannon Drama Society’s ingenious production of this timeless classic offers the unmissable opportunity to see what the London Telegraph calls “the most perfect comedy in the English language.”


Tonight at the drama festival, Mullingar Theatre Lab present ‘The Lonesome West’ by Martin Mc Donagh.

Set in Leenane, County Galway, ‘The Lonesome West’ is a dark comedy, and part of McDonagh’s Connemara Trilogy, in which we find the forever battling brothers Coleman (Alan Conroy) and Valene (Steve Ennis) drinking and fighting their way through life after the shooting of their father. Fr Welsh (T. J. McCann) is the hapless drunk priest trying to save their souls whilst trying to dodge the advances of local beauty Girleen (Dawn Flynn).