Here at Dowtcha we believe in passing on skills and the empowering nature of making and performing. We started with a simple puppet making in the park about ten years ago and are now writing and presenting longer courses for specific groups.

We’ve developed a series of workshops and courses based around puppetry, carnival and community arts for a variety of clients and aim to expand that program as far as we possibly can. We hope in the not too distant future to set up a National Puppetry Centre in Cork to further that objective.

Davy Dummigan and Cliff Dolliver are both registered teachers and all our facilitators are Garda vetted and fully trained in our techniques and child protection policy.

Children’s shows in County Libraries

The County Arts office sent Dowtcha touring around ten county libraries with ‘Grandma’s Garden’ and ‘Listen Janey Mac’. Great craic!

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Mad Pride

Dowtcha attempts a world record for puppets made in one day at Cork’s Mad Pride.

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Dowtcha perform in two places at once! Grandma’s Garden is in Mayfield and Punch and Judy make their Cork debut at Mahon, “That’s the way to do it”.

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