We are off to Llandudno!

ShipDMDS  are entered in the North Wales International Choral Festival in Llandudno in November. This is the first time DMDS has entered in an international competition,  although we have an excellent record in domestic competition.  The ferry, the coach to Llandudno from Holyhead, and the hotel are all booked, and some 40 members are travelling.  We are one of 3 Irish choirs competing at the Festival.

More details on the Festival are at  Our rehearsals for the Choral Festival commence on Tuesday 13th September and we will have a new members introductory night on Tuesday 6th September.   If you are interested to join us, please email

New Committee elected

The Society has a complete change in committee  membership as a result of the AGM held on May 25th 2016.   All of the previous committee  stepped down having served for 2 years.   The new committee chair is Deirdre O’Donoghue and the members  are:

  • Deirdre O’Donoghue (Chair)
  • Des Cox  (Secretary)
  • Niall McDonagh (Treasurer)
  • Jim Ryan (PR)
  • Marian Holden (Social Secretary)
  • Nicholas Byrne
  • Janet McKennedy
  • Jen Dalton
DMDS Win New Ross 2015

DMDS win ‘best musical society choir’ title again

DMDS won the award for best musical society choir in Ireland from the Association of Irish Musical Societies  (AIMS) Choral Competition in New Ross, Co. Wexford. This was the 10th win for DMDS in the past 12 years. The ‘Frank Cullinane’ Trophy was presented to Nicola Graham, chairperson, on Sunday by AIMS which represents 130 societies, involving about 14,000 people.  The DMDS chorus, directed by Des Cox, performed ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ and ‘The Ballad of Sweeney Todd’.

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Some Enchanted Music | DMDS Concert

Dun Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society (DMDS) will present a concert of their favourite pieces in the dlr LexIcon Theatre, Dún Laoghaire from Wed 30th March to Saturday 2nd April at 8pm nightly. The concert, entitled ‘Some Enchanted Music’, will include a mix of choral and individual numbers from a wide variety of musical genres ranging from Disney classic movie tunes to favourites from Rogers and Hammerstein musicals.

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The Society have been entertaining south Dublin since the 1960s and have won many awards for their performances in Musicals, concerts and competitions and also for the performance of its choir. DMDS performances regularly feature in ‘Best in Ireland’ nominations and awards from the Association of Irish Musical Societies (A.I.M.S.). In particular, the Society has won the ‘Frank Cullinane’ Trophy for Best Choral Group in 8 of the past 10 years at the AIMS Choral Festival, including most recently in 2015. The Society has also regularly won the Ballyclare Rosebowl trophy for the best Cameo performance (i.e. presentation of a scene from a musical) at the same festival. They are also regularly invited to perform at local cultural events.

Reunion Table Quiz 2016

Big DMDS Reunion Table Quiz

We have organised a DMDS reunion Night on Friday the 18th March in The Purty Kitchen! And here’s what to expect…

We shall be starting the night off with one of our annual Fun Filled Quizes… so get your teams of 4 ready…. and smart phones charged!! (just kidding John will totally disqualify you!)

We have a whole function room to ourselves upstairs, so everyone partners/friends are welcome. There are a lot of new members in DMDS over the last 2 years, who may not have been welcomed into the society in the typical DMDS style, so this is where it’ll all take off.

Bring instruments, bring your singing voice, and book the babysitters now!!

Members of Dún Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society choir who won ‘best musical society choir’ in Ireland at  the Association of Irish Musical Societies Festival in New Ross on Sunday 24th May 2015.  New members and sponsors are always welcome.
Winners Again!

Members of Dún Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society choir who won ‘best musical society choir’ in Ireland at the Association of Irish Musical Societies Festival in New Ross on Sunday 24th May 2015. New members and sponsors are always welcome.

Dorothy The Serial Witch Killer

Watching the costume run last night one of the lads suddenly realised…

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The Wiz is Just Weeks Away!

Dún Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society presents “The Wiz” in the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire

Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 7th March @ 8pm nightly
Saturday 7th March Matinée @ 2pm
More info

DMDS Table Quiz

Table Quiz!

Our next fundraising Table Quiz will take place on Wednesday 4th February in the Cafe Bar @ The Stillorgan Orchard.

Registration from 7.30pm and the Quiz will start at 8pm. Teams can have up to FOUR members (no sneaking in extras!), and entry costs €10 per person. Our quiz evenings are always great fun and there will be a few great to be won in the quiz and the raffle, so please bring along as many family members and friends as you can!

A la Carte FOOD AND DRINKS SERVICE available from 6.30pm

To book in your team or to get more info please email, or ask the Stillorgan Orchard bar staff.

Enjoy brushing up on your knowledge!