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Dermot Bolger was born in Finglas in Dublin in 1959. He is the author of numerous novels including 'Night Shift','The Journey Home', 'Father's Music' and 'The Valparaiso Voyage'. His awards as a dramatist include the Samuel Beckett Award (for 'The Lament for Arthur Cleary', 1989), an Irish Times/ESB Irish Theatre Award for Best New Irish Play ( for 'From These Green Heights', 2004) and two Edinburgh Fringe Firsts (for 'The Lament for Arthur Cleary' and 'The Holy Ground', 1989 and 1990 respectively). His plays have been published in collected volumes by Penguin ('A Dublin Quartet') and Methuen ('Bolger: Plays 1'). Appointed Writer-in-Association at the Abbey in 1997, Bolger is also a poet. He founded and edited Raven Arts Press from 1977-1992 and co-founded New Island Books of which he is Executive Editor. Dermot Bolger is a member of Aosdána. He lives in Dublin.


Play Title Playwright
April Bright Dermot Bolger
Bang Bang Dermot Bolger
Blinded by the Light Dermot Bolger
Consenting Adults Dermot Bolger
Dear Ireland I Blindboy Boatclub Dermot Bolger Pom Boyd Sinéad Burke Karen Cogan John Connors Carys D. Coburn Kit de Waal Shaun Dunne Iseult Golden Stacey Gregg Sarah Hanly Nancy Harris David Ireland Thomas Kane Byrne Colm Keegan (2) Sonya Kelly Deirdre Kinahan Emmet Kirwan Darach Mac Con Iomaire Manchán Magan Aoife Martyn Owen McCafferty Rosaleen McDonagh Frank McGuinness Meadhbh McHugh Una McKevitt Phillip McMahon Andrea Molino Gina Moxley Jimmy Murphy Zoe Ní Riordáin Edna O'Brien Eva O'Connor Joseph O'Connor (1) John O'Donovan (2) Mark O'Halloran Jody O'Neill Shane O'Reilly Margaret Perry Ursula Rani Sarma Arthur Riordan Ciara Elizabeth Smyth Abbie Spallen Feli Speaks Keith James Walker Enda Walsh Michael West Carmel Winters Zhu Yi
From These Green Heights Dermot Bolger
In High Germany Dermot Bolger
One Last White Horse Dermot Bolger
She Was Wearing... Sebastian Barry Maeve Binchy Dermot Bolger Michael Collins (1) Stella Feehily Rosalind Haslett Roisin Ingle Marian Keyes Gavin Kostick
Tea Chests and Dreams Dermot Bolger
The Consequences of Lightning Dermot Bolger
The Holy Ground Dermot Bolger
The Lament for Arthur Cleary Dermot Bolger
The Parting Glass Dermot Bolger
The Passion of Jerome Dermot Bolger
The Townlands of Brazil Dermot Bolger
Tiny Plays for Ireland Dermot Bolger Niamh Creely Michael Cussen Evan Lee D'Alton Darren Donohue Rachel Feehily Ronan Geoghegan Antonia Hart Mark Hennessy Deirdre Kinahan Rosaleen McDonagh Sean McLoughlin Adrienne Michel-Long Gerald Murphy Colin Murphy Ciara Ní Chuirc Rory Nolan Joseph O'Connor (1) Ardal O'Hanlon Karl O'Neill Jody O'Neill Michelle Read Gregory Rosenstock Jesse Weaver Michael West
Walking the Road Dermot Bolger


Play Title Playwright
Ulysses Dermot Bolger James Joyce