Sabina Higgins, left, wife of President Michael D Higgins, will officially open Roscommon Drama Festival on Friday, March 1st.
Roscommon Drama Festival Chairperson, Mary Finn, said that she was thrilled that Mrs. Higgins had accepted the invitation to open the festival because she had a lifelong passion for drama. Mrs. Higgins was a professional actor who had tread the boards in several major productions in Dublin. After marrying Michael D she moved to Galway and continued her involvement in drama with a particular interest in promoting community arts.
Mrs. Higgins was scheduled to open the Festival last year but the heavy snowfall and icy conditions meant that the opening had to be postponed.
Mary Finn said that there is already great interest in this year’s festival which runs from Friday, March 1st to Saturday, March 9th and Roscommon Arts Centre have advised her that tickets are selling fast in advance of the event.
The complete programme for this year’s festival can be viewed on the Roscommon Drama Festival and Roscommon Arts Centre websites.
The festival launch will take place in Áras an Chontae on Wednesday, February 13th at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome and light refreshments, sponsored by Molloy’s of Abbeytown, will be served on the night.