THE 67th Wicklow ICA Drama Festival took place over three days in Glenealy Village Hall, with Delgany Dramatic Society winning the Premier Award for Best Group.
Adjudicator Michael McCabe was left with a difficult task considering the high standard of one act plays and short plays and sketches on display for the duration of last weekend.
Delgany Dramatic Society were the big winners on the night, and as well as receiving the Premier Group Award, they also won Best Director for Peter Robbie and Best Actress Nicola Hogan in the One Act section.
Balally Players were the runners-up in the group section and the adjudicator’s award went to Sean T Daly who wrote and directed their play.
Ashford ICA won the May Condon Cup for an ICA Group and Brigid Cahill won the Adjudicator's Actress Award and the runners-up award.
Corey Patton from Square One Theatre Group was best runner-up actor. Their director Claire Maguire and cast member Aileen O'Reilly won Merit Awards. Merit awards were also given to Oisín Murphy St Patrick's Dramatic Society and Rita Byrne and Rosaleen Mullen Delgany ICA.
The Gloria Mullalley Trophy for Best Moment in Theatre went to Aideen McLoughlin of Fuinneoige Drama Group. Lusk ICA won the Norah Ferns Trophy for Most Appropriate Costume.
Delgany Dramatic Society won Best Sketch and Best Performance for Nora Robbie in the sketch section. Runner-up performances were won by Maire Iremonger of Fuinneoige Drama Group.
Best Sketch by an ICA group was won by Lusk ICA and cast member Catherine Hagan won a merit award. Lusk ICA also won the Adjudicator's Award in the sketch section.
Merit Awards went to Peter Robbie of Delgany Dramatic Society, Gavin Barrett of Lucia Drama Group, Jamie Cox St of Patrick's Dramatic Society and Roy Beatty Fuinneoige Drama Group.