Darragh Smith 2020 Adjudicator

Darragh is an Actor, Drama Facilitator and Adjudicator based in Mullagh, Co. Cavan.

He is Board member and Manager of Livin’ Dred Theatre Co., based in The Ramor Theatre, Virginia, Cavan. Other previous appointments include Chairman, Millrace Drama Group & Festival Director of Mullagh One Act Drama Festival.

Livin Dred’ will return to tour ‘Trad’ by Mark Doherty in spring 2020 which Darragh co-produced with Artistic Director, Aaron Monaghan. We also have a number of exciting projects in the pipline for presentation in 2020-2022.

Most recent theatre includes Children’s Theatre play Cuckoo Connolly’s Curious Clock Shop by Padraic McIntyre which completed a tour of schools nationally in December 2014 and theatres nationally in December 2015. The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down, which toured nationally 2010-2019 and is set to return to the Olympia Theatre, Dublin February 2020.

Darragh was a member of Millrace Drama Group, Mullagh and performed in many plays over the years. He played ‘Thomas’ in The All-Ireland Confined winning production of Trad by Mark Doherty where he won several Best Actor awards and was nominated for Best Actor at the All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals 2013.

Other Theatre includes: Fireworks (Carnaross Drama Group) Women on the Verge of HRT (Artswell/ Iontas Theatre Co., Castleblayney), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Prometheus Bound (The Gonzo Theatre Co.), The Honey Spike (Crokey Hill Players), Portia Coughlan, I do not Like Thee Dr. Fell, A&E, Trad (Millrace Drama), The Carnival at Glenaduff 2007 & 2012, The Hero of The Half Acre 2015/2016 (The Ramor Players), The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down (Glenaduff Productions), At the Black Pig’s Dyke (Cavan Arts Office/ Life of Reilly Festival 2013) & Oldenberg (St. Patricks College M.A. Programme). The Sacred Heart’s Right Hand Man, (Bailieborough Drama Group)

He directed Stolen Child by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh & Yvonne Quinn at The Ramor Theatre in spring 2014 as part of his further study on MA Theatre Studies programme (DCU).

He has worked as Drama Facilitator on the Transition Year Programme with Bailieborough Community School.

Darragh adjudicated at the All Ireland Scorn a nOg Final, Waterfront, Belfast in 2016.

Darragh adjudicated the following festivals to date:


Cavan Three Act Drama Festival

Mullagh One Act Festival

Carrigallen One Act Drama Festival


Kiltyclougher Three Act Drama Festival

He looks forward to adjudicating Roscommon Three Act Festival in 2020 and 75th Cavan Three Act Festival in 2021.