08 March 2009: Arts Council regrets the passing of Anna Manahan

The Arts Council has expressed its regret at the passing of Anna Manahan.

Born in Waterford City, Anna had played numerous roles in Irish and English theatre, television and film over an acting career that spanned five decades.

Speaking today, Pat Moylan, Chairman of the Arts Council said: "The Council is deeply saddened at the passing of Anna Manahan. Anna was a consummate professional, with the art of theatre acting in her bones. Her work brought pleasure to audiences throughout Ireland and the world, and she will be sadly missed by all of her colleagues and friends in Irish theatre."

Ms. Manahan received a Tony Award nomination in 1969 for her role in the Broadway production of Brian's Friel's Lovers. Returning to Broadway 30 years later, Anna won the 1998 Tony Award for her portrayal of "Mag" in the critically acclaimed production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane.

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Yelemba dance troupe from the Ivory Coast - Clonmel Junction Festival.

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