« BackTwo Kerry schools win national theatre awards

Pictured are Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk at the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards. The school took home two awards from the ceremony on Thursday at the Bord Gáis Energy TheatreTwo Kerry schools have won national drama and theatre awards.

Mercy Mounthawk Tralee was awarded ‘Best Overall School Play’ for the play ‘The Plough and the Stars’ and ‘Best Set’ for ‘Les Misérables’ at the Bord Gais Energy Student theatre awards.

Seán Burke O’Donoghue from Holy Family National School in Rathmore, was awarded top honours in the Best Male Performance in a Leading Role category for his spectacular performance in the school’s production of ‘Fight for Freedom’.

The awards now in their third year received over 1,500 entries and were open to primary school students and all secondary school students throughout Ireland.

According to the organisers, the awards are a perfect opportunity to celebrate the creative talents of students in the areas of drama and theatre, and allow these qualities to be fully expressed.

Director of the play ‘The Plough and the Stars’ and former Principal of Mercy Mounthawk is Tony Behan: