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Nov 2017

Next workshop now open for booking! We are delighted to welcome Mícháel Curtin to host 'Language Skills through Storytelling' at Marino Institute of Education on Sat Nov 25th. All details available here.

MAY 2017

We are very excited to announce details of our next workshop "Gender Stereotypes and Diversity in Families- A drama workshop for schools addressing homophobic and transphobic bullying" led by Ciara Fagan. May 13th at St Patrick's Campus, DCU Institute of Education. Click here for full details.

FEB 2016

Our next ADEI workshop. 'Drama and Language Learning' will take place on Saturday 27th of February and will be led by Erika Piazzoli at Trinity College Dublin. Click here for full details.


ADEI announce a November 7th workshop to be held at the United Arts Club, 3 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2. 'Behind the Barricades' is a drama workshop on the 1916 Rising geared at teachers of Upper Primary and will be lead by Joanna Parkes and Jennifer Buggie. Full details available on this flyer.

FEB 2015

ADEI featuring in this months InTouch Magazine.
Click here for the full version of Susan Kennedy-Killian's fantastic drama lesson 'Detectives' for learners with SEN as published earlier this month in InTouch. Susan and her colleague Elaine will be leading our workshop on February 28th at Trinity College Dublin.

Bookings now being taken for our upcoming workshop on drama-in-education when working with children with special educational needs. Click here for flyer and email bookings to


A new year and more exciting upcoming events from the ADEI. Be sure to save the date February 28th 2015 for a workshop at Trinity College Dublin on drama-in-education when working with children with special educational needs. Led by our very own committee secretary Susan Kennedy-Killian and her colleague Elaine Clothworthy. 10am- 1.30pm not to be missed. Further details & booking information to follow soon.

Merry Christmas from all of us here at the ADEI
. We look forward to an exciting 2015 full of drama, with more lesson plans to feature in InTouch magazine, more exciting events & workshops and more content across our website. Thank you for all of your support in 2014.

Bord Gáis Student Theatre awards announced to take place in 2015. Click the link for details on how to enter, how to get your school involved and also to access a great range of resources for teachers staging a performance.


InTouch Magazine
teams up with the ADEI to publish a series of drama lesson plans. Check them out here on our website including the October issue's feature 'The Enchanted Deer' by Annie Ní Bhreacháin and 'World War II- Creating the Context' by  Deirdre O' Dwyer  to feature in next month's issue.

UCD School of English, Drama and Film announce this term's Drama Studies Research Series Seminars welcoming director of the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival Kris Nelson & innovative researcher Dr. Noelia Ruiz in November. Click here for more details.

NUI Galway currently offering PhD scholarships in all disciplines & open to those who may wish to apply for a PhD in Drama and Theatre Studies. Contact drama department lecturers or if interested. Deadline for applications 21st November 2014.

1916: HOME: 2016
invites preliminary proposals for multidisciplinary creative and research projects relating to 1916-2016, and its lesser-known histories. For more information on this exciting opportunity see the following flyer.

ADEI announces details of workshop with Pamela Bowell October 4th 2014, at Marino Institute of Education. Click here for details.

MAY 2014

27th May 2014
Details of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education 26th Annual international conference at All Hallows College, Drumcomdra 13th & 14th June. Click here for information.

14th May 2014

It's National Volunteer Week 12th-18th May!
As a voluntary professional organisation ADEI supports the fantastic work of Volunteer Ireland. Get Involved here.

ISTR Annual Conference The 2014 annual Irish Society for Theatre Research Conference will be hosted by Drama and Theatre Studies at the School of Music and Theatre, University College Cork, Ireland 23rd-24th May. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Consciousness and Cognition – Theatre Practice and Performance’. Details and Registration here.

6th May 2014

Details of the 2014 All Ireland Performing Arts Conference announced
5th-6th of June to be held in Limerick entitled 'Hard Questions, Our Answers'. Click the link to find out more

28th April 2014

UCD/ Abbey Theatre Shakespeare Lectures announced. Click here for more information on the free but ticketed programme of lectures and discussions between May 9th and 30th.

29th Jan 2014

The ADEI has joined the Twitterati! Connect with us here:



The Drama in Education community mourns the loss of the inspirational Dorothy Heathcote. Obituary here.

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