61st NEWRY DRAMA FESTIVAL 15 – 23 March 2013 in association with the Quay’s Shopping Centre

March 11, 2013

Maureen Grant, who looks after Public Relations and Sponsorship for the Festival, told the Press that the 60th Newry Drama Festival held in 2012 had been a resounding success. Sponsorship and audiences were up and the event was a real Social Occasion.

She said that it was her pleasant task every year to thank the Sponsors and the Press for their continued support and loyalty to this great and long-established Annual Event.

The Festival has long enjoyed the excellent backing from the Business and Professional people of Newry.

Maureen began by thanking the Main Sponsor, the QUAYS Newry.  She said that through the good offices of Manager, Cathal Austin, the Festival continues to receive generous support. The Quays also provides three Special Awards for  -the Over-All Winner, Best Actor and Best Actress.

The Festival also has two major Sponsors – Newry Credit Union and Clanrye Abbey Development and to them, I say thank you. Thanks must also go to our Nightly Sponsors who assist with the Groups expenses.

Last year a number of highly successful international companies came on board and the good news story is that, much to our delight, they have agreed to stay with the Festival.

This financial assistance ensures that Newry Drama Festival can still live up to its high reputation as one of the best Festivals in Ireland. The Festival is renowned for looking after the visiting groups by way of expenses and hospitality.

Maureen also paid tribute to the Season Ticket holders and Patrons who attend the performances year after year without fail and enjoy the social scene.

Maureen expressed her sincere appreciation of the Press for their long-standing association with the Festival and their unfailing coverage of the event.

Finally she encouraged the public to come along to Newry Town Hall, sit back and enjoy the nine nights of Theatre.

Further information -contact: Maureen Grant.  Tel. 07764 859631.      Email: