Art Form: Theatre

Areas of Interest:

I have and continue to facilitate drama classes to children and young adults aged 2 – 18 years for the past 7 years.

I have also recently started teaching Speech & Drama classes and I am recognised by The Irish Board of Speech and Drama.

Interested in working with pre-school children and disabilities (children and adult).


Image: Butterflies Tractor Run



Deirdre completed a Higher National Diploma in Drama & Theatre Studies from NUI Maynooth, graduating in 2010. Over the last 7 years she has helped set up K.Y.D.S. (Kilnaleck Youth Drama Society) and The Moogles Theatre Company and her most recent project “Communications through Drama”; set up for young teens and adults with special abilities is slowly taking shape. Deirdre has also thread the boards with The Gonzo Theatre, The Backstage, Longford and The Cornmill Theatre with various productions. 

In November and December 2014 she worked with The National Learning Network in both Cavan and Manorhamilton and showcased both works before Christmas in The Johnston Library with the Cavan NLN and in Manorhamilton Bee Park.  Working with disabilities is an area of interest to Deirdre and an area she is hoping to work more in, in the coming years. 

Deirdre O Reilly The Good Sister

December 2014 also saw Deirdre work alongside Margaret Neylon where they toured Cavan, Meath and Monaghan with “A Shadow over Santa” a Christmas play for children aged 5-9 years.  This was Deirdre’s first time to direct a piece.  She also produced the show. 

Setting up The Moogles Theatre Company with Alice Lynch and Catherine McKiernan 4 years ago, where the girls main aim is to promote and produce female playwrights in the Cavan and bordering areas.  The girls have had great success with their plays over the past 4 years.  They recently brought a show to The Civic Theatre, Tallaght where it was a huge success and where they will be going back to again soon.

Deirdre recently started working with pre-schools in the Cavan area as a drama facilitator while she finds that working with children in this area a challenge, she finds it fascinating to see just how quick, willing and eager children of 2 years can be when it comes to drama and performance. 

Deirdre is currently working with groups in Mullahoran, Belturbet, Gowna and Kilnaleck where she facilitates groups on a 6/8 or 10 week basis.


Contact information and further details:

Facebook: Communication through Drama

Facebook: The Moogles Theatre Company

Email: or

Telephone: 085 1555076


Image (below) Invite of 2014 Christmas Showcase

Deirdre O Reilly