Minister Madigan pays tribute to Tom Murphy

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, has today paid tribute to award-winning playwright Tom Murphy, following the announcement of his death.

A playwright who worked closely with the Abbey Theatre and the Druid Theatre Company, his great works include A Whistle in the Dark, The Sanctuary Lamp, The Gigli Concert, Famine and Bailegangaire.

Speaking today Minister Madigan said:

“Tom Murphy was a true great of Irish theatre and writing. Since the 1960s, his provocative work has provided a unique insight into many of the great themes and experiences of Irish people. His work also inspired many of our current leading playwrights. A great life lived.”


Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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