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Wednesday 19 September 2018

Award for drama fest committee

Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce & Community Association is hosting a Community Recognition Award Ceremony on St. Patrick's night, March 17th in Cawley's Hotel, Tubbercurry.

The recipients of this year's award are the Western Drama Festival Committee, who this year are celebrating the 75th year of the founding of the Festival. First held in 1943, the Western Drama Festival has gone from strength to strength and is a firm fixture on the annual calendar of events both in Tubbercurry and in Drama circles throughout Ireland.

Indeed, the Western Drama Festival was the first Drama Festival of its kind ever held in Ireland and is a model copied by drama enthusiasts throughout Ireland.

The founding fathers of Matt Devine, Alfie Rochford, John A Flannery and Sean O'Dowd, all now deceased, would be very proud if they returned today to see how more recent committees have developed what they established. Over the last 75 years, the Festival has been an integral part of the community and social life in South Sligo and has been highly educational for all attendees over the years.

Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce & Community Association is a vocal outlet and advocate for the entire community and this is an opportunity to say thank you to the many volunteers in this their Diamond Jubilee year.

The evening takes the form of a buffet supper in Cawley's Hotel on St. Patricks Night at 8pm. There will be a number of speakers, a presentation to the Festival Committee, and a dance/social afterwards to top band, BackWater Jack.

This is an ideal way to socialise and say thank you to the many volunteers that make up the Western Drama Festival Committee.

The general public are invited to attend and tickets are now available for the event at €35 each from a variety of Chamber members, including, Geraldine Brennan, Gearoid Surlis, John Gillespie and Roger McCarrick.

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