The Council currently has 38 full-length member festivals and 9 one-act member festivals. The full-length festival circuit commences each year in February and finishes by the first Sunday in April. The one act circuit runs in October/November annually. Each festival runs an open and confined section, unless granted an exemption, and performances are adjudicated upon by a Council approved adjudicator. Marks awarded in accordance with the A.D.C.I marking system and the highest marked festivals qualify for the All Ireland finals.