Awards Ceremony & Hall of Fame at the 70th Ballyshannon Drama Festival

Congratulations to Damien Gallagher on being inducted into the Ballyshannon Drama Society Hall of Fame as part of the 70th Ballyshannon Drama Festival!

‘Darkness Echoing’, presented by Butt Drama Circle had a memorable night at Ballyshannon Drama Festival as they won a host of awards, including the Blue Riband – their first win on this year’s circuit.
Ray Leonard Players, with their production of ‘The Kings of the Kilburn High Road’ won the Confined section.

Results as follows:
Billy Myles Audience Award – Butt Drama Circle;
Best Set – Butt Drama Circle;
Best Stage Manager: Brenda Duffy, Butt Drama Circle;
Lighting – Butt Drama Circle;
Adjudicator’s Awards (x3) – Aoibheann Diver (Lifford Players); Bernie O’Brien (Pomeroy Players; Prosperous Dramatic Society (for the violent ending scene in their play).
Phil McLoone Award for outstanding achievement by a young person – Deirdre Ferguson (Ballyshannon Dramatic Society);
Best Actor Confined – Robert Holden as Jap in Kings of the Kilburn High Road;
Best Actress Confined – Mary Conlan – Netownstewart Drama Group;
Best Producer Confined (Hugh and Mary Daly Cup) – Anne Fahey – Ray Leonard Players;
Third Place Confined – Pomeroy Players;
Second Place Confined (Catherine Breslin Award) – Newtownstewart Drama Group;
First Place Confined – (Commercial Hotel Cup) – Kings of the Kilburn High Road;
Best Actor Open ((HJ Travers Award) J.C. Bonar (Butt Drama Circle);
Best Actress Open (Eoin Carney Award) – Ashley O’Neill, Prosperous;
Best Producer Open (John Stephens Cup) – Sean Byrne, Butt Drama Circle
Third Place Open (Jim Flynn Award) – Ballyshannon Drama Society;
Second Place Open (CJ King Award) Prosperous Dramatic Society;
Winner Open Section – Maureen Gallagher Award) – Butt Drama Circle;
Patsy Croal Blue Riband – Butt Drama Circle.