Welcome to Coolera Dramatic Society


Welcome to Coolera Dramatic Society’s Homepage. Coolera Dramatic Society (C.D.S.) is one of Sligo's most prolific community drama companies located in the scenic Coolera/Strandhill peninsula on the West coast of Ireland.  The present company has been in existence since 1974 producing one and three act plays, youth theatre as well as presenting Sligo’s Annual Christmas Pantomime since 1979.  C.D.S. has been participating in Drama Festivals since 1991 and have played in theatres all over Ireland in 18 counties from Derry to Kerry culminating with appearances in 11 All Ireland Drama Festivals including winning the All Ireland confined Drama Finals in 1993 and achieving 2nd placing in the 2000 All Ireland Open Drama Final in Athlone.

Youth Theatre is a very central part of the Society’s busy annual schedule with 20 productions to date.  C.D.S. has also performed at the Dundalk International Maytime Festival on two occasions and was invited to perform at the Listowel Writers Week.C.D.S. was also delighted to be invited to an official reception with Ireland’s President Mary McAleese at Arus án U’Achtaráin. CDS performed in Chicago in 2007.The Society has finalised a complete refurbishment of Kilmacowen Hall and we now have a fully fledged small intimate theatre with seating for seventy people.As the Society goes from strength to strength new members are always most welcome to contribute and participate in its various productions.