MacDermott, Karl

Karl MacDermott was born in Galway. An occasional performer, he appeared in his own one -man comedy play ‘Memoirs of a Midget’ in The Peacock […]

Marie MacSweeney

MacSweeney, Marie

Marie MacSweeney was born in Dublin of Kerry parents. Her poetry chapbooks are Mother Cecily’s Music Room (Belfast, Lapwing, 2005); Flying During the Hours of […]

Dermot Bolger

Bolger, Dermot

Dermot Bolger was born in Finglas, North Dublin, in 1959. He founded Raven Arts Press, Dublin, where he was editor from 1979 to 1992. His […]

Patrick Chapman

Chapman, Patrick

Patrick Chapman was born in Co Roscommon in 1968. His poetry collections are Jazztown (Dublin, Raven Arts Press, 1991); The New Pornography (The Cliffs of […]

Frank Delaney

Delaney, Frank

Frank Delaney was born in Tipperary in 1942. A prolific author of history, biography, and fiction, his fiction includes The Sins of the Mothers (London, […]

Dave Duggan

Duggan, Dave

Dave Duggan was born in London and raised in Waterford. His novels are The Greening of Larry Mahon (Guildhall Press, 2004); and A Sudden Sun, […]

Gerald Hanley by John Huston

Hanley, Gerald

Although he claimed to have been born in Cork, Gerald Hanley was born in Liverpool in 1916, of an Irish family, but went to Africa […]

Aidan Higgins

Higgins, Aidan

Aidan Higgins was born in Celbridge, Co Kildare in 1927. He has written short stories, travel pieces, radio drama and novels. His novels include Langrishe […]

Maeve Ingoldsby

Ingoldsby, Maeve

Maeve Ingoldsby is Writer-in-Residence with Barnstorm Theatre Company. She has written many plays for children, including for Team Theatre Company, two children’s operas, numerous pantomimes […]

Pat Ingoldsby

Ingoldsby, Pat

Pat Ingoldsby was born in Dublin in 1942. Widely broadcast on TV, Radio, since the mid-1990s he has self-published and sold his work on the […]

Sandymount, Dublin

Iremonger, Valentin

Valentin Iremonger was born in Dublin in 1918. A career diplomat, he served as Irish Ambassador to Sweden, Norway, Finland, India and Luxembourg. With Samuel […]

McLaughlin, Thomas

Thomas McLaughlin was born in Belfast and studied acting at the Portland [Oregon] Conservatory Theatre. His stage plays include Cross-Country (co-author, New York, 1981); Let’s […]

Aodhan Madden

Madden, Aodhan

Aodhan Madden was born in Dublin. His plays for the stage include The Midnight Door (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage, 1983); The Dosshouse Waltz […]

Martin Malone

Malone, Martin

Martin Malone was born in Dublin. His novels are US (Dublin, Poolebeg, 2000); After Kafra (Poolebeg, 2001); The Broken Cedar (London, Scribner, 2003); and Moore’s […]