Bryan MacMahon (writer)

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Bryan MacMahon's statue in Listowel

Bryan MacMahon (29 September 1909 – 13 February 1998)[1] was an Irish playwright, novelist and short story writer from Listowel, County Kerry. A schoolteacher by training, his works include The Lion Tamer and The Red Petticoat. He wrote an autobiography, The Master, and his works include an English translation of the Irish Gaelic autobiography of Peig Sayers.

His sons include Bryan MacMahon, a Judge of the Irish High Court and the late Garry McMahon, a renowned Kerry footballer, a poet, a writer, a singer songwriter and not least a highly respected legal professional.


  1. ^ Gaughan, J. Anthony: "Listowel and its vicinity: Since 1873", pages 72-74. Currach Press, 2004