Last night’s results from West Clare Festival in Doonbeg were good ones for Leinster with Masquerade Drama Group’s win in the Confined Section with "The Bear” by Brian Friel (adapted from Chekhov) catapulting the Arklow-based group through to the finals. In the Open Section, the victory for the Celbridge-based Insight Theatre with Samuel Beckett’s "Play” has them on the verge of qualification.  In summary then, with three Festivals to go, in the Open Section Ballyduff, Lurig and Rasper are through and Insight are on the doorstep. In the Confined Section, Breffni, Gunpowder and Masquerade are through with Coachford all but certain. The final festivals then - City of Derry, Prosperous and Tubbercurry - which all finish on next Saturday night should confirm Insight and Coachford and will determine the three remaining qualification spots - one in the Confined Section and two in the Open.


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