Haulbowline Theatre Group

1963 - 2017


Haulbowline Theatre Group

The Ploughing Match Comes to Cobh

Following the group taking part in a hugely successful Cobh Arts Festival Event, Haulbowline Theatre Group is delighted to partner with Rushbrooke Rowing Club for our next production: "The Ploughing Match Comes to Cobh."

The show can be best described as a rural fantasy/comedy romp. Cobh has been selected as the location to host the Ploughing Championships for 2018 and the town is buzzing with the influx of the farming community. The shops, bars and restaurants are all set to capitalise on this golden opportunity. Is Cobh ready for the invasion of the wellie brigade? The well-known smiley DJ, Serge O'Tuama, has been hired to transmit the grooves for the country faithful. The party is about to begin.

The Rushbrooke Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club will play host to the production taking place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of the June Bank Holiday Weekend. The show begins at 9pm nightly. Tickets are priced at just ?8 and available from Gibbs Chemist, Cobh and Cobh CarePlus Pharmacy, as well as from theatre group and rowing club committee members. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door each night.

This is a joint fundraising event for Haulbowline Theatre Group and Rushbrooke Rowing Club ahead of the Irish Coastal Rowing Championships which are taking place in August 2018.


Haulbowline Theatre Group was founded in 1963 and has its origins firmly in the Irish Naval Service and to this day there is a very strong link between the Naval Service and the Theatre Group. Our Theatre (pictured opposite), seats 129 approx and is situated on the Island of Haulbowline in Cork harbour, within the confines of the Irish Naval Base (see Location link)

The History Page tells of the groups formation and the people who's vision and artistic ability have built Haulbowline Theatre Group into a widely known and respected Theatrical Company. The Past Productions Page has information and photographs of many of the Groups previous Productions.

Enjoy the site and please if you have any comments or suggestions you can e-mail me at the address below.

PresidentCommodore Hugh Tully, NS.
ChairpersonPeter Matthews
Vice ChairpersonMajella Smith
Artistic/Festival DirectorPat Mahony
TreasurerKaren Lynch
Membership SecretaryPaul Lynch
P.R.O./WebMarc O'Driscoll
MembersDennis Cotter
Tom Kelly
Berna Gordon
Martin O'Leary
Glen Kavanagh
Mark Lynch