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A member of the Writers Guild of Ireland, Malachy graduated from NUI Galway with an honours degree in English and History and a Post Graduate Diploma in Communications. He trained as an actor at the Focus Stanislavski Studio in Dublin. Malachy won the 2014 P.J. O’Connor Radio Drama Award for his radio play The Quiet Land. He has also co-written Water Pressure, a play for teenagers based on the short story of the same title, by Conor Bowman. Malachy’s first play, Tillsonburg, won the Stewart Parker Trust Literary Award having premiered at the Focus Theatre, Dublin. Tillsonburg has had several Irish tours, it had its North American premiere with the Canadian Stage Company, Toronto and has had several lengthy runs in Rep in Arad state theatre Romania.


Play Title Playwright
The Quiet Land Malachy McKenna
Tillsonburg Malachy McKenna