Tom MacIntyre (10 December 1931– 31 October 2019) was an Irish poet, playwright and writer. Born in Cavan, he grew up in Bailieborough with his four siblings, and briefly worked as a pharmaceutical chemist, before deciding to write.
MacIntyre played as a goalkeeper for the Cavan junior team which won the Ulster Championship in 1957, and reportedly, also played in the same position for the Cavan senior team.
He was a member of the New Writers Press and became a member of Aosdána in 1981.
He taught at Clongowes Wood College and at American universities, among them the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and Williams College, Massachusetts.
Irish literature comprises writings in the Irish, Latin, English and Scots languages on the island of Ireland. The earliest recorded Irish writing dates from the seventh century and was produced by monks writing in both Latin and Early Irish. In addition to scriptural writing, the monks of Ireland recorded both poetry and mythological tales. There is a large surviving body of Irish mythological writing, including tales such as The Táin and Mad King Sweeny.
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John Joe O'Reilly was a legendary Gaelic footballer who played for the Cavan county team. He is the only man to lead a team to All Ireland glory outside of Ireland, having captained the Breffni men to victory against Kerry in the iconic 1947 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final played at the Polo Grounds in New York City.
Thomas Patrick McKenna was an Irish actor, born in Mullagh, County Cavan. He had an extensive stage and screen career.
Marina Carr is an Irish playwright. She has written almost thirty plays, including By the Bog of Cats (1998) which was revived at the Abbey Theatre in 2014.
Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire or the Lament for Art Ó Laoghaire is an Irish keen composed in the main by his wife Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill, a member of the Gaelic gentry of County Kerry in the 18th century. It has been described as the greatest poem written in either Ireland or Britain during the eighteenth century.
The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Gráinne is an Irish prose narrative surviving in many variants. A tale from the Fianna Cycle of Irish mythology, it concerns a love triangle between the great warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill, the beautiful princess Gráinne, and her paramour Diarmuid Ua Duibhne. Surviving texts are all in Modern Irish and the earliest dates to the 16th century, but some elements of the material date as far back as the 10th century.
Tom Hickey was an Irish actor who appeared on stage and screen in a career that began in the early 1960s. He was best known for playing Benjy Riordan in the long-running television series, The Riordans.
Catherine Walker is an Irish actress. She is notable for British and Irish television appearances including The Clinic (2003–2009), Northanger Abbey and Waking the Dead (2007), Bitter Sweet (2008), Lewis (2009), Strike Back (2013), Critical (2015), A Dark Song (2016) and The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (2020). More recently, she appeared as Madame Scarron/Madame de Maintenon in series 2 and 3 of the TV series Versailles. She also appeared as Alice Brooks in Series 5 of the BBC drama Shetland. In 2020, she appeared for 3 episodes in the Netflix series Cursed as the recurring character, Lenore, the mother to Nimue from the legends of King Arthur. She also had a minor role in the Ridley Scott directed House of Gucci, playing Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue.
Alan Gilsenan is an Irish writer, filmmaker and theatre director. His most recent work include the cinema documentary Meetings with Ivor, the feature film Unless, based on a novel by Carol Shields and The Meeting, which he wrote and directed and premiered at the 2018 Dublin Film Festival.
Joe Vaněk is an opera designer and director. He began working in Ireland in 1984, where he became noted for his work on the plays of Brian Friel. Nominated for two Tony Awards on Broadway for his set of Dancing at Lughnasa he was Director of Design at Abbey Theatre from 1994 to 1997, designing sets of plays by the likes of Frank McGuinness, Tom Kilroy, Tom MacIntyre, Tom Murphy, and Hugh Leonard. Employed by Simpson Fox Associates, he has contributed to numerous productions in different theatres, including The Mines of Sulphur at the Wexford Festival Opera in 2008, and Medea at the Glimmerglass Festival Opera in 2011. He has also contributed to the Irish Museum of Modern Art with his knowledge of the history of stage scenery.
Seán Mac Mathúna is an Irish writer whose work has been published in both Irish and English.
Philip O'Sullivan is an Irish actor with contributions to Irish arts and culture through his roles and performances in theatre, on film and on television. O'Sullivan has been involved with the Abbey Theatre Ireland since the 1970s. In 1975 he appeared in an Abbey Theatre production of a play by Irish playwright Teresa Deevy called Katie Roche where he played the part of Michael Maguire, this production ran for 21 performances.
Paul Mercier is an Irish playwright screenwriter, film and theatre director. Born in Dublin and living in An Cheathrú Rua he was the founder member and Artistic Director of the Passion Machine Theatre Company, and is a Director with Anne Gately of the film production company An Pointe Productions. His work is known for its gritty poetic realism and examination of ordinary, contemporary Irish life.
Cliodhna Cussen is an Irish sculptor, artist and author. She was born in Newcastle West, County Limerick in 1932 to a prominent local family. She is married to Pádraig Ó Snodaigh, a poet, writer and publisher. She is mother of Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South Central Aengus Ó Snodaigh.
Damer Hall, also known as Damer Theatre and An Damer, is a former theatre and former school located in the basement of the Dublin Unitarian Church at 112 St Stephen's Green in Dublin, Ireland.