Costume Department

Our Costume Department has amassed its enormous collection into a highly efficient hiring facility. It is primarily geared at the wider arts community and is an ideal resource for professional theatre, amateur dramatics, opera, advertising, television, video, films or photographic shoots.

The costumes on offer range from both period and contemporary clothes, broken down/distressed items, military/uniforms, workwear, ecclesiastical wear and accessories. This stock was created by the Costume Department for a varied range of productions seen on our stages over many years. You should be able to find what you need for a full stage production.

Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10am to 4.30pm by appointment only.

To make an appointment please call 01 87 97 310 or email

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For directions,information on hiring and costume hire policy please click here.

For the full price list see here.

Please note we do not hire for fancy dress or parties. All hires are subject to VAT at 23%

Your Comments & Reviews


Hi there,

Just wondering if you rent props.
Our Drama club is staging a play based on a flying column in West Waterford and we’re trying to source weapons, rifles revolvers etc suitable to the time.
Any help in this would be much appreciated

Does your stock include a Royal Marines dress uniform? For use at a costume party. Thanks. K.

I am looking to hire a De La Salle brother’s collar & suttan for a class reunion. Can you help?

hi i would like to hire a 18th century dress light blue/ navy if possible? what would the cost be.

thank you Eveleen

Visited the abbey October last for a performance of ‘Juno and the peacock’. Found the whole event one of utter magic and heartfelt tears. So different from the the ‘stuffy’ theatres of the UK. Would have no hesitation in recommending the Abbey to all.

Is mise le meas
Rístéard Sinclair

ps after the theatre try La zou mere for a an excellent and great value meal


I am trying to source a soldiers uniform circa WW1 and was wondering if you would have anything appropriate.



Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to hire 2 costumes/dresses for a business Halloween Party.
Could we please make an appointment with your Department?

Warm Regards,
Karolina Schlagner

I am a member of the High Street Drama group and this years production is The Plough an the Stars which we shall stage mid Feb 11, we are looking to hire Peter,s “Foresters “ costume, some replica lee -enfield rifles and flags of the plough and the stars and tricolour. Could you e-mail me on details please.
Slán Chris Ibbotson

Hi There,

I would like to make an appointment for tomorrow to see some costumes for hire.

Please advice what time I could see your woardrobe if possible.

Kind Regards

Sylwia Kaminska
087 054 93 89

My local drama group are performing a sam cree play “cupid wore skirts” in Oct, this play is set in the 6os, i am inquiring re costumes for hire from the Abbey.

thank you for your time,

Marion Murphy,
The Village Players,
Co. Wicklow.

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