The Western Drama Festival and The Phoenix Players Drama Group scored a major success in 2010 when their combined entry in the Co-Operation Ireland All Island Pride Of Place competition was awarded first place in the Community Arts Initiative Category.
‘’Contributing to the vibrant Arts culture in Co. Sligo the Western Drama Festival and the Phoenix Players have been entertaining the people of Tubbercurry, Sligo and beyond since the 1940s. These groups have been an important factor in the development of amateur drama and have brought many people from different together through the medium of drama. Their involvement in the refurbishment and positioning of St Brigids Hall as a significant Theatre in Sligo is impressive. We have no hesitation in rewarding their combined efforts with First Place in the Community Arts Category’’