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Tom MacIntyre

1931 - 2019

Born in Cavan in 1931, Tom MacIntyre was a bilingual playwright, poet and short-story writer. Many of his plays were premiered at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. He has won a number of awards, including the Irish Times/ESB Irish Theatre Best New Play Award for 'The Gallant John Joe' in 2002 and the Stewart Parker prize for 'Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire' in 1999. His selected stories, 'The Word for Yes', is published by Gallery Press. He has also published two novels and six collections of poetry, including 'Stories of the Wandering Moon', a sequence of erotically charged love poems, published by Lilliput Press. Tom MacIntyre was elected a member of Aosdána in 1991. 


Play Title Playwright
The Gallant John-Joe Tom MacIntyre