In the Confined Section, two groups are certainly through - Breffni Players from Carrick-on-Shannon and Gunpowder Productions from Cork, the former with Don Nigro's "Scarecrow" and the latter with J.M. Synge's "The Tinker's Wedding", one a modern American drama, the other a classic Irish piece. Almost certainly in also is Coachford Drama Group with Daniel McIvor's "Never Swim Alone" - an award-winning Canadian satire. After that, though, it is down to the wire with Camross, Masquerade, Rush and D.A.D.S. all fighting it out for the two remaining qualification spots.


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