Emmet Kirwan

Actor & Writer

Actor and writer, Emmet Kirwan, wrote and starred in the Irish television cult comedy series Sarah and Steve. His play Dublin Oldschool was produced as part of ‘Show in a Bag’ programme, an initiative run by the Dublin Fringe Festival and Fishamble and won the prestigious Stewart Parker Award. Emmet went on to adapt Dublin Oldschool into a feature which premiered in June 2018.

He is currently developing Dublin Melody, a companion piece to Dublin Oldschool told through spoken word poetry, under commission from Fishamble, and Plague Grave, which is based on parts of the first cycle of Irish mythology and the gang culture of Tallaght in West Dublin.

Emmet’s short film Heartbreak won an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Short Film.


Class Matters: Lynn Ruane talks to Emmet Kirwan

The Town Hall

Lynn Ruane’s “People like Me” just won Irish non-fiction book of the year. Publishing a memoir at 34 years old seems a bit early in life, especially Irish life. But then Lynn is a woman before her time, experiencing a series of shocking incidents in her personal life at a young age, lead Lynn to […]


Young, Woke & Socialist? Are Young People Lurching to the Left?

Secret Garden

100 years after Lenin predicted the World Revolution at the 1919 inaugural meeting of the Communist International, could his prophesy become true, albeit a century late? All over the world, the young are swinging to the Left. In the US, the home of tooth and claw capitalism, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is leading the charge, and dragging […]