Speech and Drama

Special awards in this section:

The James Duffy Cup, for the highest mark in Group Drama 
The Tommy McElhinney Cup, for the best in Choral Verse 
The Tommy Carr Cup, for the school attaining the highest number of points as per the Samuel Burke Award 
The Veritas Trophy, to be presented to the competitor who in the adjudicator’s opinion gave the best Bible Reading interpretation. (Comp: 245-246 only) 
The Detta Toland Trophy, for the best performance in Group Mime or Dance Drama. 

Please Note:  2022 Special centenary competitions - Favourite Poems 221/222/223 - Poems must be kept short and copy provided

Please Note:  2022 Special Centenary Comp: 250 - Story Telling -  Story must be about Derry. 

Please leave copies of own choice poems/prose/original material with Drama Secretary, at least two weeks before Feis begins. Queries - Speech & Drama Secretary Betty Gallagher 028-71346810 

Prompting or coaching is not permitted by anyone other than the adjudicator or Feis Assistants.   

Teachers are kindly requested to see that pupils keep to CORRECT AGE GROUPS.

All Teachers requiring a Pass will need to submit a 
Passport Size Photograph with Entries.
There will be no Free Entry at this year's Feis without
Official Photographic I.D.

Poetry - Individual

Code Title Age
201 Preschool Verse - Under 5yrs Age 3 & under 5yrs - not yet in Primary 1
202 Children's Verse Primary 1-2 or age at least 5yrs
203 Girls' Verse Primary 3 or age 6-7yrs
204 Boys' Verse Primary 3 or age 6-7yrs
205 Girls' Verse Primary 4 or age 7-8
206 Boys' Verse Primary 4 or age 7-8yrs
207 Girls' Verse Primary 5 or age 8-9yrs
208 Boys' Verse Primary 5 or age 8-9yrs
209 Girls' Verse Primary 6 or age 9-10yrs
210 Boys' Verse Primary 6 or age 9-10yrs
211 Girls' Verse Primary 7 or age 10 & under 11yrs
212 Boys Verse P7 Boys Verse - age 10 & under 11yrs
213 Young People's Verse Yr 8 or Age 11 & Under 12yrs
214 Young People's Verse Yr 9 or Age 12 & under 13yrs
215 Young People's Verse Yr 10 or Age 13 & under 14yrs
216 Young People's Verse Yr 11 or Age 14 & under 15yrs
217 The Junior Repertoire - Tower Hotel Cup & Bursary Age 13 & under 15yrs
218 Senior Poetry Recital - Seamus Heaney Cup & Bursary Age 15yrs & over
219 Yeats Competition - Yeats Cup Age 15yrs & over
220 Senior Repertoire - W. Conaghan Shield/Bursary Age 15 yrs & Over
221 Special Centenary Competition - Favourite Poem 10-12yrs
222 Special Centenary Competition - Favourite Poem 12-14yrs
223 Special Centenary Competition - Favourite Poem Over - 14yrs
224 Original Poetry At least 5 & under 11yrs
225 Original Poetry - George Hamill Cup Age 11 & under 14 yrs
226 Original Poetry Age 14yrs & over

Choral Verse Speaking

Code Title Age
227 Choral Verse - Springfield H. W. Co. Ltd. Cup Primary Schools
228 Choral Verse - Marian Fleming Cup Post Primary Schools

Prose and Speech

Code Title Age
229 Studied prose Primary 3 or age 6-7yrs
230 Studied Prose Primary 4 or age 7-8yrs
231 Studied Prose Primary 5 or age 8-9yrs
232 Studied Prose Primary 6 or age 9-10yrs
233 Studied Prose Primary 7 or age 10-11yrs
234 Studied Prose Yr 8 or Age 11 & under 12yrs
235 Studied Prose Yr 9 or Age 12 & under 13yrs
236 Studied Prose - The Mayor's Trophy Yr 10 or Age 13 & under 14yrs
237 Studied Prose Yr 11 or Age 14 & under 15yrs
238 Studied Prose-Gallagher Shield & Bursary Age 15yrs & over

Sight Tests

Code Title Age
239 Sight Test 10 & Under 12yrs
240 Sight Test 12 & under 14yrs
241 Sight Test - McElhinney Shield age 14yrs & over

Public Speaking

Code Title Age
242 Public Speaking - The Feis Cup & Bursary Age 10 & under 14yrs
243 Public Speaking - The Conaghan Cup & Bursary Age Over 14yrs

Prepared Bible Reading

Code Title Age
244 Prepared Bible Reading (Own Choice) - Junior Age 8 & under 10yrs
245 Prepared Bible Reading (Own Choice) - Intermediate Age 10 & under 14yrs
246 Prepared Bible Reading (Own Choice) - Senior -Feis Cup Age 14yrs & over

Drama (Solo and Group Work)

Code Title Age
247 Junior Character Study-McElhinney Shield Age 10 & under 12yrs
248 Intermediate Character study - McCloskey Shield aged 12 & under 14yrs
249 Senior Character Study - Susan Foster Memorial Shield & Bursary Age 14yrs & over
250 Centenary Special - Traditional Story Telling - Feis Cup Open
251 Group Mime - Feis Cup Open
252 Dance Drama - Feis Cup Open
253 Group Drama - Feis Cup Primary Schools or Age under 11yrs
254 Group Drama - Feis Cup Post Primary Schools or age over 11yrs

Overall Awards

Code Title Age
255 The Meriel Grant Shield & Bursary Age 10 & under 14 yrs
256 The Maureen Downey Cup & Bursary Age over 14yrs
The Derry Feis is registered as: Feis Dhoire Cholmcille Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland No: NIC 107559