I was born in Rathowen, Co.Westmeath in 1958. I began writing adventure/detective stories at the age of 12 and wrote over 100 stories between 1970 and 1977.
In 1977 I acted for the first time in ‘Drama At Inish’ while at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth with the college drama group.
In 1980, I joined the Rathowen Amateur Dramatic Society. I acted in a number of their productions and began writing sketches for their variety concerts.
In 1985 I wrote sketches for the satirical Sunday night series, ‘Davis At Large’.
In 1995 I joined the Granard Writers Group.
In 1996 I wrote my first one-act play, ‘Looking For Love’ and it premiered in the Bog Lane Theatre, Ballymahon in 1997.
In 1999 I wrote my first three-act comedy, ‘The Maiden Aunt’, which premiered in Killala in February 2000.
To date, I have written 5 one-act and 19 three-act plays. My work has been staged at many locations around the country, both north and south of the border, as well as in America.
In 2007 ‘Too Close To Home’ received the ‘Most Entertaining Play’ Award at the Doonbeg Drama Festival.
In 2012: Ballycogley Players won the Audience Cup for ‘Mother Knows Best’ at the New Ross Drama Festival while the actors won awards at that and other festivals. Shannonside Drama Clonlara also won awards with ‘The 2 Loves of Gabriel Foley’
In April 2015, ‘The Maiden Aunt’ was performed by the Gaelic Park Players in Chicago. It also competed in the Acting Irish International Theater Festival in Cincinnatti in May where the actress playing Aunt Gertie picked up the Best Actress Award.
My latest play, ‘Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed?’ was premiered in Ardattin, Co. Carlow in February 2017.
I have just completed a new three-act comedy, my 20th, which is titled ‘Mammy’s Boy’.
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