'Speech and Drama in West Cork'

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Speech and Drama

What can Speech & Drama Class do for your children?

Speech, Drama & Communication class activities such as Improvisations, Drama Games, Poetry and Prose Speaking, Dramatic Scenes, Movement to Music, Characterisation, Play readings, Performance, Mime, Role plays, Voice Development, Speech Exercises, Choral Speaking, Breathing & Relaxation, Puppetry, Puppet Making and Costume Making, Help to develop critical skills such as…

  • Working co-operatively with others
  • The ability to use clear diction and vocal projection
  • non-verbal communication
  • Listening, speaking, concentrating and observing.
  • Creative and Imaginative thinking
  • Enhancing self-expression, self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Using movement and gesture to communicate emotion, character and context
  • Creating and sustaining fictional roles
  • Interacting with others in a fictional setting
  • Presentation and public speaking
  • Improvisation and role-playing
  • Reflecting on and appreciating literature and drama


Classes are taught in the afternoons/evenings to suit after school schedules. All Students are encouraged to take part in our annual productions which are held in January of each year. Students will be involved in all aspects such as scenery painting, props and costumes as well as the actual performance. We pride ourselves in ensuring that no child is hidden in the back row but gets their moment to shine.

At the end of the Spring Term students are invited to sit Exams with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama or London College of Music, Performance, Oral Communication, Mime or Choral Speaking. While we encourage students to take part as it is great for their confidence and overall development, the exams are optional. Students also have the option of taking part in Feis Maitiu, Cork and The Drama teachers of Ireland Drama Festival in Dublin (held in April each year).


Class Timetable

All times are subject to change depending on availability.

We will do our best to accommodate siblings. We are adding classes all of the time, so please return to our website for further updates.


Castletown, Enniskeane: (Studio)

Monday 2.30pm – 3.30pm 4 - 6 year olds approx

Monday 3.30pm – 4.30pm 4 - 6 year olds approx

Monday 4.30pm – 5.30pm 7 – 8 year olds approx

Monday 5.30pm – 6.30pm 9 - 12 year olds approx

Monday 7.00pm – 8.00pm Teenage Group (13-17 year olds)


Gort Mhuire, Enniskean

Tuesday 3.45pm – 4.45pm 4 - 6 year olds approx

Tuesday 4.45pm – 5.45pm 7 - 8 year olds approx

Tuesday 5.45pm – 6.45pm 9 - 11 year olds approx

Tuesday 6.45pm – 7.45pm 11 - 13 year olds approx.


Ballinspittle Community Centre, Ballinspittle:

Wednesday 2.00pm – 3.00pm Juniors & Seniors

Wednesday 3.00pm – 4.00pm Seniors 1st Class

Wednesday 4.00pm – 5.00pm 1st & 2nd Class

Wednesday 5.00pm – 6.00pm 2nd & 3rd Class

Wednesday 6.00pm – 7.00pm 4th Class

Wednesday 7.00pm – 8.00pm 5th & 6th Class

Wednesday 8.00pm – 9.00pm Senior Students

*Please contact me regarding the 2.00pm class on Wed as a collection service is available from the nearby school.


Thursday 3.10pm – 4.10pm 6 - 8 year olds

Thursday 4.10pm – 5.10pm 9 - 12 year olds