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The Irish Board of Speech and Drama is the fastest-growing, friendliest, most approachable, and most flexible speech, drama and communication examining body in Ireland.

Our professional approach to exams, our encouraging and experienced examiners and our accessible and modern syllabus (catering for all age groups from age 4) have made us a firm favourite with speech, drama and communications teachers throughout Ireland.

Irish Board examinations are easy to organise. You and your students can choose your poems, prose and drama pieces. You can choose an examination date, time and location which suit you.

If you have never held speech and drama exams before, or if you aren’t sure about how to go about it, just ring us, and we’ll help you through the process. If you want, we can visit you and discuss the process.

Please note that you must have at least 20 candidates to be eligible for a face-to-face examination and for Musical Theatre Group exams you must have at least 50 candidates.