Kilrush Drama Group

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

by Martin McDonagh

10 March 2023
8.00 p.m.

The theatre doors will close strictly at 8.00!
Please be seated by 7.50.

(Please note: no food or drink will be allowed in the theatre during any performance, as this is a competition.)

The Play

Set in the mountains of Connemara, Co. Galway the Beauty Queen of Leenane tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag her manipulative aging mother. Mag’s interference in Maureen’s first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that leaves inexorably towards the plays terrifying denouement. This was Martin McDonagh’s first play and is probably the most popular play with audiences.


Mag Folan

Mary Earle

Maureen Folan

Joanne Logue

Ray Dooley

John Joe Murphy

Pato Dooley

Niall McGrath



Mick Byrne

Stage Manager

Lar Duffy


Kevin McEvoy


Paddy Byrne
Dougie Doyle

Set Design

Mick Byrne
Lar Duffy


Cathy Tighe


Mary Murphy

Stage Crew

Tommy Kavanagh
Ger Byrne
Raymond Brennan
Gavin Nolan
Eamonn Doran
Dougie Doyle
James Tighe
William O'Hara

Set Dressing/Props

Mary Doran
Cathy Tighe
Caitlin Clauson

The Group

Kilrush Drama Group celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2014 and founding member Mick Byrne has been at the helm of the group since its beginning in 1964.
Kilrush DG partake in the 3-Act Festival Circuit each year and have performed in the Open Section since 2016, having won the Premier Award in the 2015 Confined All Ireland with their production of ‘Poor Beast in the Rain’.

The Group had two plays on the 3-Act Festival Circuit last year, with ‘Little Gem’ in the Confined and ‘Class’ in the Open Section. This production was the amateur premier of ‘Class’ by Iseult Golden and David Horan and the group got through to the All-Ireland.