International Maytime Festival

Maytime Festival, International

Last weekend in May
A festival center since the 12th century, the city of Dundalk in County Louth, Ireland, is the home of the International Maytime Festival and also of the International Amateur Theatre Association. It is the festival's aim to improve amateur theater standards and to bring together outstanding amateur theater groups from all over the world. Over 200 events are presented each year in the Dundalk Town Hall auditorium. There are also a number of "fringe" events, such as a children's afternoon theater and a lunchtime theater, that are presented in other locations.
Amateur theater groups wishing to participate in the International Maytime Festival are judged on the basis of their work by the International Amateur Theatre Association's center in their own country. Theater groups from throughout the British Isles, the United States, and eastern Europe have appeared at the festival in recent years.
CONTACTS:
Dundalk Chamber of Commerce
20 Upper Williamsons Mall
Francis St.
Dundalk, Ireland
353-42-9336343; fax: 353-42-9332085
www.dundalkprofile.ie
Irish Centre of International Amateur Theatre Association
46 Thomas St.
P.O. Box 3094
Dublin, 8 Ireland
353-1-4530369; fax: 353-1-4530369
homepage.eircom.net/~iatairl
SOURCES:
IntlThFolk-1979, p. 233
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