Frequently Asked Questions

If you are submitting your membership application online, you can pay the Membership Fee online using either a debit or credit card. We no longer accept payment via PayPal. Applications can only be processed once the Membership Fee has been paid.

No, once you are registered as a member you can renew your membership by logging in to your “Account” and paying your relevant fee for the year.

PLEASE NOTE: Membership runs from January to December of any given year, and is due for renewal every January. 

Please make sure you keep your contact details updated with the Speech and Drama Teachers of Ireland and let us know if you’ve changed address, phone or e-mail so we can update our records.

Our annual festival/feis is rooted in encouraging students to develop a love of literature, poetry, drama through competition. By participating teachers and parents notice a huge increase in the standard of communication, self development, self-confidence and a broad range of essential life skills to support  students in the future. Students learn to recognise how to use their voices in a variety of ways to provoke different reactions. Equally important is memorising well selected pieces of poetry, prose, and dramatic scenes. Students develop key life skills such as understanding and empathy. They promote creative thinking while allowing students to acquire memory skills, spatial awareness, vocal confidence, and physical presence.

Many of our competitors have gone on to further education and training both in Ireland and the UK. The Feis provides a wonderful foundation in self confidence and performance skills. 

We run a variety of Professional Development workshops throughout the membership calendar.

Members are supported to enhance their existing skillset and broaden their class content.

Some of our recent workshops have included:

“Process Drama Techniques” with David Farmer

“Teaching Drama Online” with Sue Bevan

“Exam Board Training” with LSMD, Irish Board of Speech and Drama and RIAM

“Laying the Foundations” with Dave Kelly, Artistic Director of Dublin Youth Theatre.

Yes, please use the contact us using the contact form in the Contact Us section or e-mail: You can also contact us via our Facebook page.


Co-Chairperson / Treasurer–Susan Collins Duggan

Co-Chairperson / IT, Communications – Niambh Doolan

Membership: – Niambh Doolan

Secretary – Pearl Robinson

Social Media – June Allison

Events – Anastasia Blake 

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