Seán Mac Fhionnghaile
|Seán Mac Fhionnghaile|
|Born||Gweedore, County Donegal|
|Died||1 November 2009|
|Other names||Seán McGinley|
Seán McGinley (1952–2009), known as Seán Mac Fhionnghaile, was an Irish actor from County Donegal. He was known primarily for his comic roles, particularly for his leading roles in the TG4 sitcoms C.U. Burn and Gleann Ceo, as well as RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta comedy series Cois Cuan. He was executive producer for the 12-part series, FFC, and was a member of Aisteoiri Ghaoth Dobhair, an actors' group.
Best known for his leading roles in television shows such as CU Burn and Gleann Ceo, he was executive producer for a further 12-part series, FFC, for TG4. He was involved in the RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta comedy programme Cois Cuan. He also established Cul a Tigh, a television production company. He transformed a run-down factory near his home into a training school and production centre.
His wife was Theresa. The couple had two daughters and two sons together. He died from cancer at the age of 57 on November 1, 2009. He fought the disease for two years before dying on 1 November 2009. His funeral took place at Saint Columba's Church in Brinalack, Gaoth Dobhair two days later.