Loughlin Deegan is Director of The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College.
From 2007–2011 Loughlin was Artistic Director of Dublin Theatre Festival, one of the oldest dedicated theatre festivals in Europe. Loughlin was Executive Producer of Rough Magic Theatre Company from 2003-2006. He was previously Literary Manager with Rough Magic when his responsibilities included developing the work of commissioned writers and co-ordinating the SEEDS project, a structured new-writing initiative for emerging playwrights and theatre artists.
For the Irish Theatre Institute, Loughlin edited the first two editions of the Irish theatre Handbook, a comprehensive guide to drama and dance in Ireland, North and South and compiled and edited the launch phase of the Irish Playography Database www.irishplayography.com, a comprehensive, on-line searchable database of all new Irish plays produced professionally between 1975 and the present.
Playwriting credits include The Stomping Ground (1997) and The Queen and Peacock (2000).