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.