Irish Playwright Tom MacIntyre Dies

Irish playwright Tom MacIntyre has died aged 87.

Born in Cavan, he was best known for his theatre work and in particular "The Great Hunger".

The award-winning playwright was recognised for his play The Gallant John Joe with the Irish Times/ ESB Irish Theatre Best New Play Award in 2002.

MacIntyre also wrote two novels and six collections of poetry and played football for his county.


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