DMDS Race Night – Friday 21st April

Our next event is a Race-night on 21st April in the wonderful FitzGeralds of Sandycove!

This is an important fund-raiser for the society, and we would welcome your support.  You can:

  1. invest in a horse in advance (as owner, jockey or trainer) at €10 per  slot.  If your horse wins you will get a great prize and if second you will get a bottle of wine.  You can contact Jim Ryan (jim.ryan(at) or 087 2456402) to make your investment.
  2. come along to the races on 21st April in Fitzgerald’s of Sandycove at 8PM and bet on the outcome.

We hope to see you all there.  A sample race card is below and we would be delighted to add your name on the night or in advance.

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DMDS presents ‘From the Page to the Stage’

Our next event will be a concert entitled ‘From the Page to the Stage’ which will feature a collection of smash hits from Musicals, all of which are based on books and plays. The evening will include pieces from Les Miserables, Oliver, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, Man of La Mancha, Children of Eden and others. It will include choral pieces from our award-winning choir, and also many solos and duets. Our choir has won two major competitions within the last year and we look forward to entertaining you.

The concert will take place in the dlr Lexicon Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, from Tuesday 28th March to Saturday 1 st April at 8pm nightly. The theatre is located on the lower level of the new Dún Laoghaire Public library. Tickets are €15 and are available from or 086-3246032.

Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight | Saturday 17th December

We are really looking forward to “Carols by Candlelight” which will be held in the Dun Laoghaire Methodist Church on Northumberland Ave, at 7.30pm on Saturday 17th December.

The evening will comprise a mix of seasonal songs, carols, and readings. It will be followed by a seasonal reception in the church hall.

We would especially encourage our long-standing members and friends to join us, and meet our current members. This has been such a wonderful Society for so many people, and we would like to mark this at this event.

We can also jointly celebrate our recent competition win at the International North Wales Choral Festival in Llandudno!

Tickets €10
Book now – email or call 086 324 6032

(A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on the night)


Table Quiz!

The Table Quiz will take place on Thurs 10th November in Fitzgerald’s of Sandycove from 8pm (starting 8.30pm). Teams can have up to FOUR members and entry is €10 per person. There will be lots of spot prizes and other prizes to be won, and some rounds of questions just for musical fans. Get your team together and come along. It is also an important fund-raising event for the society so please promote it to your friends and family.

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
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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.