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Tom Mac Intyre

Tom MacIntyre was born in Co. Cavan in 1931. Tom writes in English and in Irish. Before he had started writing full-time in 1965, he taught in Clongowes Wood College, in Michigan University and in Williams College, Massachusetts. He received his Master’s Degree in University College, Dublin. He has written plays, poetry, short stories and novels and was elected a member of Aosdána in 1991.

Tom has attained international awards and recognition since the 1970s. His plays are performed in Dublin and Doobally black way, another of his plays, was performed in London and in Paris in 1979. His play, Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire (Cois Life, 1998), won the Stewart Parker prize in 1999. He won the The Irish Times / ESB Irish Theatre Best New Play Award for The gallant John Joe (Skehana Productions) in March of 2002. Only an apple (New Island Books, 2009) is the was performed in the Abbey Theatre in 2009.

Updated June 2017


Poppy’s leavetaking: new poems (New Island, 2012)
Encountering Zoe: new and selected poetry (New Island, 2010)
Tamall suirí (Coiscéim, 2004)
Stories of the wandering moon (Lilliput, 2000)
Ag caint leis an mBanríon (Coiscéim, 1997)
A glance will tell you and a dream (Dedalus, 1994)
Fleur-du-Lit (Dedalus, 1994)
I bailed out at Ardee (Dedalus, 1987)
Blood relations: versions of Gaelic poems of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (New Writers’ Press, 1972)

Short Stories

Find the lady (New Island, 2008)
The word for yes: new and selected stories (Gallery, 1991)
The harper’s turn, réamhrá le Seamus Heaney (Gallery, 1982)
Dance the dance (Faber, 1969)


Only an apple (Island Books, 2009)
What happened Bridgie Cleary (New Island, 2005)
The great hunger: the gallant John-Joe (Lilliput Press, 2002)
Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire (Cois Life, 1998)
Cúirt an mheán oíche/The midnight court (Cois Life, 1999)
New plays from the Abbey Theatre 1993-1995 (Syracuse UP, 1997)
‘Good evening, Mr. Collins in the dazzling dark: new Irish plays (Faber, 1996)
The great hunger: poem into play (Lilliput, 1983)
Doobally black way (Taibhrithe i Londain agus Páras, 1979)


Story of a girl (Lilliput Press, 2003)
The Charollais (Faber, 1969)


Through the Bridewell gate: a diary of the Dublin Arms Trial (Faber, 1971)

Tom Mac Intyre at Cois Life

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