Open Section

Palace Players - The Gigli Concert

Kilmeen Drama Group - Run for your Wife

Kilrush Drama Group- The Far off Hills

Best Producer - Liam Howard - Palace Players

Best Actor - Ger Liston as Pats Do Bwee -Sharons Grave -Shoestring Theatre Company

Best Actress - Kirsty Burns as Annie - The Miracle Worker- Nenagh Players

Best Supporting Actor - Ian Flavin as Stanley Gardner in Run for your Wife - Kilmeen DG

Best Supporting Actress - Caitlin Clauson as Anna -The Far of Hills - Kilrush DG

Confined Section

Take 5 Drama Group - Children of a Lesser God

Curtain Call Productions , Dungarvan - The Graduate

Skibbereen Theatre Society - The Quiet Moment

Best Producer - Noelle Clarke - Take 5 Drama Group

Best Actor - Fachtna O Driscoll as Eddie - The Quiet Moment- Skibbereen Theatre Society

Best Actress - Patricia Coughlan as Harriet - Cupid Wore Skirts- Kilworth DG

Best Supporting Actor - Charlie McCarthy as Grandad - Cupid Wore Skirts- Kilworth DG

Best Supporting Actress - Ellen Quirke as Lydia /Enda Klein - Children of a Lesser God- Take 5

General Awards

Best Set - Nenagh DG - The Miracle Worker

Best Presentation - Palace Players - The Gigli Concert

Best Lighting - Brideview Drama Group

Most Entertaining Play - Kilmeen DG - Run for your Wife

Golden Moment of Theatre- Palace Players - The Gigli Concert - Sean Ahern miming singing

Adjudicators Award - Katie Holly - Singing in Sharons Grave

Adjudicators Award - Take 5 Drama Group - Sign Lanuage

Seamus Ahern Memorial Award - Dr O Donovan


40th West Waterford Drama Festival
Friday 4th March to 12th March 2022. Check out the festival line up and a synopsis of the plays being performed.

Bookings: On 058 60456 from Monday 21st February 2022 - 2pm - 8pm

Festival Ticket prices:
Nightly tickets are €15 and concessions €10
Season Tickets are €90 and includes Festival Programme


If using Sat Nav, be careful when inputting. There are at least three Ballyduffs in County Waterford. In particular, there is a village called Ballyduff about five miles from Waterford City. This is not us! Coordinates 52° 08' 51" N, 8° 03' 06" W will get you pretty near the correct Ballyduff! more


About The Festival

Since 1981, West Waterford Drama Festival is held in Ballyduff during March. Over three decades of dramatic excitement, community endeavour, investment in friendship and sheer good fun. All driven by an ethos of volunteerism, community and good humour. more

Supported by Waterford City &
County Council's Arts Festivals Grants