Feis Dhun Dealgain, 2017 will take place on the 28th & 29th January.
We are celebrating twenty years of Feis Dhun Dealgain, it’s a fantastic achievement and I really hope you will support us as much as possible in this exciting year. We have included an extra special competition this year, the Senior Award is open to past competitors from 18 years up. The competition will be held on Saturday evening, just before our 20th Anniversary Celebration party.
The entries for Feis Dhun Dealgain in 1997 were approximately 400, which has increased to more than 1,000 students performing in 2012. The Festival this year will take place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel , Dundalk, Co. Louth.
This is the only Speech & Drama festival in Co. Louth, competitions range from Poetry, Sight-Reading, Solo-Drama, Solo-Mime, Duologues, Television News-reader,Original Poetry, Group Improvisation, Choral Verse and Movement to Music.
The Festival is open to schools and drama schools throughout Ireland and entries are received from as far away as Enniskillen, Dublin and Monaghan. Adjudicators are invited from a list of experienced teachers and examiners from a broad spectrum of Speech & Drama colleges.
Competition allows the student to develop new skills in communication, confidence, team building, fun and an awareness of others while honing their own excellence through the medium of competition.
The weekend has always been an environment where both students and families enjoy the experience in comfortable surroundings. There are approximately 35 hours of competition, where visitors can move freely from room to room and watch and enjoy an exceptionally high standard of performance.
Feis Dhun Dealgain is greatly anticipated every year because it is a fun, exciting, challenging and joyful affirming experience for all participants.