My years at Montforts were some of the best of my life where I met many of my friends with whom I'm still very close today. Training at Montforts built my self-confidence while also helping to give me the tools and experience necessary for a professional life in musical theatre.
Cian McCarthy – Musical Director - The Book of Mormon (Broadway)
The Montforts was a school where I could explore and express my talent with so much support from my teachers - they nurtured my love for acting and helped it grow. Being a professional actor I would not have the confidence and determination I have now if it weren't for those early childhood days with The Montforts.
Ailish Symons – Bachelors Walk/The Clinic
If it wasn't for the Montforts, I wouldn't be doing what I do today. I joined the Montforts aged 6 and that set me on the course my life would take. I totally fell in love with the stage, and I haven't left it since. Although I took a different route from musicals and became an opera singer, the acting, dance and singing training I received in my 14 years as a Montfort have held me in good stead, and I continue to use the skills I learned today.
Brendan Collins – International Opera Singer
When I first began at the Montfort’s, I was taught that staying true to myself and my dreams was the most important thing I would ever learn. And that is the path I have followed since!
Karen Tynan – Singer
I am very proud that I was trained by the very best at the Montfort College of Performing Arts. Eileen Nolan and her team lead me to the theatrical success I have enjoyed so far, by nurturing my talent, encouraging me, inspiring me and preparing me for all theatrical events. The fact that it has been to the forefront of theatre in Cork for 50 years really speaks for itself. As a professional singer and actress, I would recommend any parent to send their child to train with this remarkable performing arts school.
Sarah Burke – Celtic Woman worldwide tour
The Montforts taught me about confidence, honesty and the importance of hard work - qualities which I still hold dear today. Most importantly, it was through the Montforts that I met my greatest friends. As I graduate from drama school in the UK shortly, I can say with the utmost confidence that I wouldn't be where I am today were it not for that fateful decision my mother made to send her little boy to drama classes!
Brian Fenton - Oxford School of Drama
I was introduced to the performing arts at the age of 10. There was an infectious energy at the Montforts, it’s here where I learned all the qualities necessary to further my career, they taught us to be expressive and creative while also showing discipline and respect to each other. Before long I started training professionally in London, this is where my foundation from the Montforts came into play.
Sean Hackett – West End performer
The Montforts is where my passion for theatre started. My four sisters and I did speech & drama, dance and singing from the age of four, and we all took something different away from our training. The Montforts is for everyone, they nurture all their students, whether you want a foundation for a career in performance, basic speech and physical skills to increase your confidence in life, or just some fun. The Montforts great reputation is due to the high standards and top quality teachers that Eileen Nolan insists upon.
Norma Sheahan – Moone Boy – Sky1 / Primevil – ITV / The Clinic - RTE
I started classes with the Montforts when I was 13 years old and it was the best training that I could have wished for. Ive always loved singing, dancing and acting and Eileen Nolan and the teachers were supportive and helped me build my creative skills. My love for theatre and the stage soared ! I wanted to pursue a career in Performing and The training I received at the Montforts has stayed with me even today! I still have wonderful friends from my Montfort Days. I am living my dream and enjoying life! Thank you to Eileen and the fantastic Montfort team!
Karen Atkins Kiely - Actor & Singer