Mick Donnellan awarded Westmeath Bursary Arts Grant for theatrical development of Play- “Nally”

Thanks to the Arts Office at Westmeath County Council I have been awarded funding to pursue my theatre project titled – Nally.

There will be a public reading of the script in the coming months and, based on audience reaction and feedback, I will be pursuing a full production.

You can read more about the Arts in the Midlands and supports offered at http://www.westmeathcoco.ie

You can also like their Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/westmeath.arts

Once again, I would like to acknowledge the invaluable support of the Arts office and the many other Arts organisations in the Midlands such as Scripts Ireland, Midlands Radio Arts Show, Athlone Community Radio and AIT Athlone.

See you all in a full house soon,


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Thursday May 28th: Mick Donnellan’s New Monologue to be performed at Scripts Ireland Playwrighting Event.


You are cordially invited to:

Alive and Online

as part of the Scripts Ireland Playwrighting Festival.

Thursday 28th of May.


Tune in on this linkhttps://youtu.be/qw2eFhK4KU8

Join the Facebook event here: https://facebook.com/events/s/alive-online/237058244381110/?ti=as

Further information on: www.scriptsireland.com

Thursday May 28th will see the celebration of the Scripts Ireland Competition which ran from early May and will now culminate in an online performance and selection of the outright winners.

 After initially receiving over 70 entries, the three selected finalists were chosen. They were: Lesley Conroy, Jemma Curran and Mick Donnellan.  These finalists went through an online/remote one-on-one mentoring session with playwright Eugene O’Brien. Each script was critically analysed and intensely workshopped and the writers were tasked with editing and improving the work to a professional standard. 

You now have the opportunity to watch these  three new exciting works of theatre performed by Carolyn Bracken, Aaron Monaghan and Clare Monnelly and directed by Jim Culleton (Fishamble Theatre). 

This will be followed by a discussion panel with Jesse Weaver (Abbey Theatre), Gina Moxley, Eugene O’Brien and Phillip McMahon.

It will be a free online event, open to everyone, from all over the world. If you would like to be part of this special evening then please click on the following link at 8.30pm on Thursday evening 28th of May.


Best for now, 


Mick Donnellan chosen as one of three finalists for prestigious Playwrighting programme with Eugene O’Brien….

Delighted to be a part of this. Especially with Eugene O’Brien (Pure Mule, Eden). A big influence and a great writer.

Check out the link below for more.

Stay tuned for developments.

Thanks all,


News: Finalists Announced

After receiving over 70 entries we are delighted to announce the three selected finalists; Lesley Conroy, Jemma Curran and Mick Donnellan. Thank you all those who took the time to submit!

These finalists will go through an online/remote one-on-one mentoring session with playwright Eugene O’Brien. Each monologue will be edited and further developed based on these mentoring sessions….www.scriptsireland.com







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