Roscommon Drama Festival returned in 2007 after an absence of 27 years. The original Festival ran in the Royal Cinema from 1960 until 1980. When the cinema was sold no suitable venue was available. It is now an important part of the cultural and social calendar of Roscommon.
Front Row: Tommy Murray, Anne Murphy, Mary Finn, Mary Cox and Joe Nally
Back Row: Marie McCrann, Tom Costelloe, Brigeen Fitzmaurice, Paraic Brennan,
Caroline Egan, Pat McDonald and Elaine Morris.
Down Memory Lane
The 1960 Roscommon Drama Festival Committee
Back Row: Tom Smyth, Seamus Martin, Liam McDermott, John Raftery, P.C. Sweeney, Joe Fitzmaurice, Dr J O’Hanrahan, Paddy Harrington and Sonny Fahy. Front Row: Liam Feeley, Christy Quinn, Rev Fr. Tiernan, Anew McMaster (Adjudicator), Simon McGuinness, Jimmy Granahan, Vinny Mahon, Tim Corcoran and Benny Mulhern.
Back row: Sean Mulvey, Martin Geraghty, Louis Conlon, Bernie Mulligan, Eugene Broderick, John Doorly, David Langan and Micheal Hopkins. Front Row: Paddy Kearney, Paul Hadfield, (Adjudicator), Joe Nally, Tony Kearney, Maureen Grant (A.D.C.I.), Rev.Fr.Eugene McLoughlin, Paddy Walshe and Martin Treacy.