Drama in Athenry
Amateur dramatics have long been part of Athenry’s social life, since the 19th century or perhaps even earlier. The people of Athenry have been devotees of the stage, whether it be as performers or as an audience and as peoples tastes changed so did the productions. In this multi-media age live entertainment has perhaps lost some of its allure and the efforts of amateur dramatic societies are being taken for granted, which is regrettable considering our own groups long and eventful history.
Excerpt from “Drama in Athenry” by Joe Tighe (1995) for the Athenry Journal. The full article can be read here.
Athenry Drama Group – Videos
If you have clips of the group or can send on links please contact us via the Facebook page.
Athenry Dramatic Society-Paddy Ryan’s Memories
An article on Paddy Ryan’s memories is available on the Athenry Parish Heritage Archive website here.
Athenry Drama Group can be contact here on their Facebook page. Ronan Killeen has compiled a list of the plays the group has under taken since 1930 which can be viewed here on his Athenry Local History blog.