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About Us

Shay Linehan -
Company Director


Shay Linehan is resident writer and full-time Director of Deilg Inis Theatre Company.


His stage plays have found audiences in more than ten countries, including South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.He has also written, directed, and produced radio and film documentaries for broadcast in southern Africa.


He has had a number of plays produced by RTE and twice won PJ O’Connor awards. His work has been nominated for award by the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild.


His play, The Cant, won the McGuire Prize in the United States and was produced in America to critical acclaim. He is presently Playwright in Residence with The Irish Classical Theatre Company in Buffalo.He is a member of the Pavilion Playwrights group; is on the RTE Fair City writers’ team; and produces and directs his own radio drama.


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