Golden age for great drama groups

Wexford People - - NEWS -

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.’

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