Golden age for great drama groups
COUNTY WEXFORD drama groups were praised for leading the way on the national stage, with several nominations in All Ireland awards competitions.
Cllr George Lawlor said amateur groups in the county should be praised more for the role they play in introducing people to the stage and allowing them to perform ‘at the highest level’ on stages across the county and nation.
He said five groups from the county are in the running for awards at the All Ireland confined and open section finals.
‘There are nine groups in the open section and three are from Wexford,’ Cllr Lawlor said.
Cllr Malcolm Byrne said: ‘I sometimes think we take it for granted as we are so used to seeing County Wexford groups in the All Ireland. The fact that there are three out of nine and two out of nine are in the confined section out of all of the drama groups in Ireland is an enormous achievement. It’s something we don’t shout about enough.’