Ardal O’Hanlon will be in conversation with Anne Flaherty live at the ICC to talk about his second novel; ‘Brouhaha’.
Born in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, Ardal O’Hanlon is an award-winning comedian, actor, TV presenter and writer. Ardal’s comedy career began when he co-founded Ireland’s first alternative comedy club, the International Comedy Cellar, in Dublin. As an emerging stand-up comedian he won The Hackney Empire New Act of the Year in 1994. This accolade was followed a year later by his winning Comedy Newcomer of the Year at the British Comedy Awards for his role as Father Dougal McGuire in the iconic BAFTA winning sitcom Father Ted. As a stand-up comedian Ardal enjoys sell-out tours, regularly makes festival appearances, has released two live DVDs and has appeared on Live at the Apollo.
The second novel from the popular comedian and Father Ted star is a hard-edged black comedy of buried secrets and deadly rumours, as a suicide in an Irish border town rekindles the memory of a long-vanished girl.