Malachy McCourt is an Irish-American actor, writer and politician. Born in New York City to Angela Sheehan and Malachy McCourt, he is the last surviving child from among seven McCourt siblings. Raised in Limerick, Malachy returned to the United States in 1952.
He is perhaps best known in Ireland through his brother Frank McCourt’s memoir Angela’s Ashes, subsequently portrayed by Peter Halpin in the film version of that book, and in the novel ‘Tis.. In New York however, he is better known as an artist, an author, a publican, a politician, and activist, a gatherer of people, and an occasional rogue.
Malachy wrote two memoirs of his own titled, respectively, A Monk Swimming and Singing My Him Song, detailing his life in Ireland and later return to the United States where, despite limited education, he operated a successful Manhattan tavern frequented by entertainment celebrities. He authored a book on the history of the ballad Danny Boy, and curated a collection of Irish writings, called ‘Voices of Ireland’. He ran for Governor of New York in 2006, and was one of the four founding members of the Manhattan Rugby Football Club in 1960.
Event : Malachy McCourt in Conversation with Tanya Sweeney
Date : Wed Oct 16
Venue : Dance Limerick
Time: Doors at 7.30pm
Event : The Gathering: Stories of Ireland & New York
Date : Sat Oct 19
Venue : The Strand Hotel
Time: Doors at 7pm