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Coolera Dramatic Society (C.D.S.) is one of Sligo's most prolific community drama companies located in the scenic Coolera/Strandhill peninsula on the West coast of Ireland. The present company has been in existence since 1974 producing one and three act plays, youth theatre as well as presenting Sligo’s Annual Christmas Pantomime since 1979. C.D.S. has been participating in Drama Festivals since 1991 and have played in theatres all over Ireland in 18 counties from Derry to Kerry culminating with appearances in 11 All Ireland Drama Festivals including winning the All Ireland confined Drama Finals in 1993 and achieving 2nd placing in the 2000 All Ireland Open Drama Final in Athlone. Youth Theatre is a very central part of the Society’s busy annual schedule with over 25 productions to date. C.D.S. has also performed at the Dundalk International Maytime Festival on two occasions and was invited to perform at the Listowel Writers week in 2000 and 2005. In 2000 C.D.S. was also delighted to be invited to an official reception with Ireland’s President Mary McAleese at Arus án U’Achtaráin. CDS performed in Chicago in 2007. As the Society goes from strength to strength new members are always most welcome to contribute and participate in its various productions. Contact via our website or social media
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Male Voice Choir, Formed in 1993 , we all members (some play golf!) of Co Sligo Golf Club at Rosses Point, Sligo. Ireland
Sligo Drama Circle is an amateur drama group formed in 1956 to provide live theatre to the Sligo public. With the disappearance of the professional theatre companies from the Irish scene at the time, and the reluctance of the National Theatre to undertake provincial tours, the amateur movement across the country began to fill this cultural and social void. There were many local amateur drama companies on the scene at the time and it was from one of these companies, Sligo Unknown Players, that Sligo Drama Circle evolved. The Drama Circle was founded in the Autumn of 1956 and had their first production in the Spring of 1957, presenting Gerard Healy’s “Thy Dear Father”, for which they achieved a very creditable second place in the All-Ireland. After fifty years of hectic activity, with the Drama Circle producing as many as four or five plays in some summer seasons, the company is still thriving. Having been instrumental in mooting the idea of the building of the Hawk’s Well Theatre, the Circle is now involved in Young People’s Theatre, the Sligo Talking Newspaper and we also have our own rehearsal space where other smaller productions are presented in a less threatening atmosphere. This website provides more detailed information on all of our current activities as well as looking back at our long and successful past. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com