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Jim Nolan

. . . Jim Nolan has an unapologetic affection for small-town life. But it never blinds him to its dangers and its faults . . . 

— Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent

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Jim Nolan by Jim AboschJim Nolan was born in Waterford in 1958 and continues to live there. A founder member and former Artistic Director of Red Kettle Theatre Company, Jim is a member of Aosdána,  a former writer-in-Association at the Abbey Theatre and at Garter Lane Arts Centre.

His plays Moonshine (1992), The Salvage Shop (1998), Blackwater Angel (2001), Sky Road (2007),  Brighton (2010),  Dreamland (2014) and Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye (2017) are published by The Gallery Press. 

Jim has worked as a writer and director with some of Ireland’s leading theatre companies, including Barnstorm, Field Day, Rough Magic and the Abbey Theatre. He has won several awards for his work, including Sunday Independent Play of the Year for The Salvage Shop and Irish Times Theatre Awards Best New Play nominations for The Salvage Shop and Dreamland.

Jim’s most recent play, The Red Iron, opened at Garter Lane Theatre in November 2019.


Johnny I Hardy Knew Ye by Jim Nolan

Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye

As it prepares to mark the centenary of 1916 and the opening of the Memorial Peace Park changes are being forced on The Derryshannon Chronicle, a local paper once family-owned and now being absorbed into an international media conglomerate.

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