Performance Dates Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th, Tuesday 29th April

Deirdre O’Reilly is a member of Kilmeen Drama Group and our friend. She is also the mother of two young girls. On December 22nd 2013 tragedy struck when Deirdre suffered a most severe stroke. She has since been in the care of the wonderful staff at Cork University Hospital. The stroke has left her with paralysis on her right side and with an inability to communicate her feelings and needs. But through it all, 43-year old Deirdre’s passion for life and her special character are still beaming through. Her infectious laughter and sense of humour are still shining in spite of her inability to articulate her emotions and feelings.
All Ireland finalists Ballyduff Drama Group will perform their award winning play ‘Curse of the Starving Class’ by Sam Shepard, directed by Ger Canning in aid of the charity established to support the care of Deirdre and her family on Saturday 26th April. The night will also a include a wine and cheese interval and prizes on the door tickets which cost €15 and can be bought from any committee or cast member or booked on 058 60456 from Friday 18th April .
We are hoping that you will support this very, very worthy cause.
See for more details of the charity.
Also two other performances on Sunday 27th April and Tuesday 29th April , before heading to the Dean Crowe Theatre in Athlone on Thurs 1st May


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