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DLI Summer School

DLI is pleased to announce that our 57th annual Summer School will take place in 2023. Director Ollie Kenny looks forward to welcoming you all back; dates and details to follow shortly. 


    Enquiries to Ollie Kenny: Tel: 085 1742044 or


    Summer School Director: Ollie Kenny
    Committee: Elaine McLoughlin, Christine O’Brien & Willie O’Brien


    If you are considering attending Summer School in 2023, why not contact your local County Council Arts Office to check if they are offering bursaries?

    Each year, a number of Summer School participants receive a full or partial bursary from their local county council towards their costs. You can find your local Arts Officer on

    Please Note these are 2022 courses: NEW COURSE DETAILS TO FOLLOW SHORTLY 

    Course A :

    Play. Connect. Create. Respond.

    Tutor: Lorna Quinn

    Course A is for those who are new to drama or to drama workshops, and for those who have some experience.

    Course B:

    Conscious Action

    Tutor: Ciarán McCauley

    Suitable for all levels, from novice to experienced actors.

    Course C:

    Building A World – Character, Ensemble and the Embodied Imagination

    Tutor: Declan Drohan

    Suitable for actors with some experience.

    Course D:

    Games Are the Work: Unlocking One-Act Plays

    Tutor: Thomas Conway

    The course is designed for directors and actors of all abilities and levels of experience.

    Course E:

    Digging Deeper for Detail

    Tutor: Sue Colgrave

    This is a workshop for experienced actors and directors.

    Course F:


    Tutor: Karin McCully

    For those who wish to explore the world of playwriting.