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39th Ballinamore Drama Festival

Under the auspices of the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland

Ballinamore Drama Festival | Corn Mill Theatre



39th Ballinamore Drama Festival | Sunday 8th March

Fáilte roibh go léir chun ár Féile Dramaíochta 2020. A warm welcome to the Corn Mill Theatre to our eight groups, our adjudicator Geoff O’Keeffe and last but by no means least, to you our audience; we hope you enjoy the eight nights and we thank you for your attendance on the circuit.

Sillan Players, Shercock present ‘At the Black Pig’s Dyke’ by Vincent Woods


At the Black Pig’s Dyke is a story of murder, mystery, fairy tale and tragic love. The play is set on the border of Northern and Southern Ireland where family feuds are passed down through generations. The story is told using the pagan ritual of the mummers’ play as a metaphor for Ireland at a time where people laughed at a wake and cried when a child was born. It uses a mix of music, dance, song and rhyming to move between past and present generations, telling of the struggles and hopes of a family torn apart by sectarian violence and tribal hatred.

Group History

Sillan Players were formed in 1982 by Fr Patsy Young. They have done numerous Productions over the years such as Same old Moon, Autumn Fire, Belfry, Carthaginians, The Lost Weekend, Big Maggie, The Trapp Family and Una Pooka. They have been competing on the Confined Circuit since 2009 and have made the Finals on 4 occasions.

Booking Tickets

Tickets for this event are available from the Box Office on the night of each show: €10/€6. Season Tickets €55 available on (087) 6880680. No tickets will be sold online for this event.