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The Arts Council Playography Na Gaeilge


Ian McElhinney


Ian McElhinney is an actor and director. He was born in Belfast in 1948 and educated at Belfast Royal Academy and Friends' School, Lisburn. He began his acting career in 1978 and is well-known for his work on television, film and in the theatre.

Playwriting Credits

Play Title Playwright
The Green Shoot Ian McElhinney

Voice Over

Play Title Playwright
1974 Damian Gorman


Play Title Playwright
A Very Weird Manor Marie Jones (1)
All Being Well Damian Gorman
Gold In The Streets Marie Jones (1)
Devised by the company.
Rock Doves Marie Jones (1)
Ruby Marie Jones (1)
Under Napoleon's Nose Marie Jones (1)
A programme note for the original production states that this play is based on documentary material which accumulated in stages. Jim McConville wrote his memories of the 1941 Belfast Blitz; these were written up by historian and teacher Jonathan Bardon and Henry Bell into a documentary entertainment for students. In turn, playwright Marie Jones completed 'what began as an ad hoc documentary into a polished and tautly written dramatic piece' for performance by actors.


Play Title Playwright
Lay Up Your Ends Martin Lynch
Written in collaboration with the company.
Oul Delf and False Teeth Marie Jones (1)
Written with the company, in association with Pam Brighton and Martin Lynch.