Draw launched for All-Ireland drama finals

Draw launched for All-Ireland drama finals



Following the very successful sell-out of all 599 tickets, the Dramatic Draw in aid of the All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals 2019 will take place on Monday the 30th of July in Doonbeg Community Hall.

The Finals themselves will be held in Clare for the first time when the are hosted by the West Clare Drama Festival, Doonbeg from Friday the 5th to Saturday the 13th of April, 2019.

The Dramatic Draw was the brainchild of Festival Secretary Noilin Hayes and with the support of the Festival Committee a host of fantastic prizes will be given away on the night. The 599 limited ticket draw has 20 prizes worth over €40,000 including the 1st Prize of a brand new Kia Stonic in association with Liam Cleary Autoworld worth €20,000, followed by holidays abroad worth €4,000, €2,000 and €1,000. In addition there is a selection of breaks in top hotels and resorts around the country as well as a series of cash prizes.

All results will be made available on the West Clare Drama Festival website and Facebook page.

Speaking on the fundraiser, West Clare Drama Festival Chairperson Rita Mc Inerney said “We are thrilled with the reaction we received as at €100 a ticket we understood it was a big ask of people.  However, the response of the entire community of West Clare in coming together as well as drama enthusiasts and community supporters worldwide has made this fundraiser a resounding success.”

“The West Clare Drama Festival Committee is also very grateful for the co-operation we have received from the suppliers of our prizes. These include, Liam Cleary Autoworld, Gearóid Mannion Travel, Nicky Logue InterContinental Dublin, Gleeson’s Kilrush and Trump International Golf Links Doonbeg.

We would like to invite all ticket holders and the general public to the Dramatic Draw on Monday the 30th of July in Doonbeg Community Hall, commencing at 9.00pm.  All prizes will be available on the night, culminating in the fantastic grand prize of the 182 REG Kia Stonic car.”  Ms McInerney concluded.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.