Dalkey Players Patrons: Thank-you very much for your support

A big Thank-you to the following patrons for supporting Dalkey Players:

Hugh Leonard’s “Da” – Dalkey Town Hall – Tues 15th to Fri 18th Nov @8pm


Following our 2016 All Ireland Drama Festival Runner- up success, Dalkey Players invite you to come and support our Autumn Production.

The talented cast includes 2016 award winners Alan Nuzum (winner of 4 best supporting actor awards this year) John Walsh one of our longest standing members, Alan Stewart, ( 2 One Act  acting awards)  plus stalwart members Geraldine McGrath, Colm Kearns, Cyrileen Power plus newcomers Emmet Driver and Roisin Scully .

Hugh Leonard would have been 90 years old in November this year, so his Tony Award winning Play DA” seemed an appropriate way to bring him back to his roots. We look forward to seeing you and some friends during the run.


Congratulations to Bridge Players – All Ireland Champions 2016 !!!!

Our congratulations to Bridge Drama Group on their superb win with ‘Lost in Yonkers’ – All Ireland Champions 2016!

Thank you to all the Festival Committee, Gayle and Tommy in the Dean Crowe – not forgetting the wonderful audience – Your support, help and enthusiasm made our time in Athlone a truly amazing experience.

Also thanks to Padraig McIntyre – we are thrilled to be RUNNERS UP 2016!

Congratulations too to our own Maria Bruce on winning Best Actress and Barry Donaldson on winning Best Stage Lighting and to all our director cast and crew!!!


Video of Gala Night Awards Ceremony

RTE Nationwide on Wed 27th April, (13:30 mins) visiting rehearsals and Maria for tea!

Summary of adjudication for “Jane Eyre”

Maria Winner

                                Maria Diamond Bruce – Best Actress 2016

Dalkey Performances prior to Athlone Finals


Prior to Dalkey Players’ performance of “Jane Eyre” at the RTE All Ireland Drama Festival in Athlone, there will be 2 performances at Dalkey Town Hall on

Monday 2nd May & Tuesday 3rd May at 8pm

Bookings: 087 991 9261

As the Athlone performance is sold out, this will be the last chance to see this fantastic production, which has won 5 festivals, come 2nd in 2, and won multiple other awards enroute. If you haven’t seen it, don’t miss it! If you have, please tell all your friends how brilliant it is!

‘Life Begins’ in Bray….and the Kingston Hotel?

Life truly has begun for director Aileen Byrne and the cast of Lua McIlraith’s new play ‘Life Begins at Sixty.’

Life begins image

Anna Rooney, Mo Hudson, Joanna Troughton, Cyrileen Power & Lua McIiraith are currently applying the finishing touches.

The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that Lua is also acting in the play, competing at this year’s Bray One-Act festival on Thursday 29th, January.

It’s rumoured that Lua’s next mission is to sort out the water crisis. Good luck with that.

If you can’t make the Bray One-Act Festival show – fear not. There is a preview performance at the Kingston Hotel, Dun Laoghaire on Tuesday, 27th January at 8pm – admission €5.00

If we don’t see you at the Mermaid Theatre, why not try the Kingston Hotel for a laugh.

We wish Aileen Byrne and her cast well in what will be a funny and provocative show.

Bray Festival Performance  – Thursday, 29th January.

Booking line 086 8138446 : Click for Mermaid Theatre, Bray booking website.