Tara Flynn

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Tara Flynn
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County Cork, Ireland

Tara Flynn is an Irish actor and writer, best known for her comedy work.


Flynn has written three satirical books: You're Grand: The Irishwoman's Secret Guide to Life,[1][2] Giving Out Yards: The Art of Complaint, Irish Style[3][4][5] and Rage-In: Trolls and Tribulations of Modern Life [6]

She was a founding member of comedy singing group 'The Nualas'.[7][8]

She is a voice artist and was the voice of Molly in RTE's 'The Morbegs'.[9][10][4]

She uses satire for activism, as in YouTube sketches such as 'Racist B&B', 'Armagayddon' and 'The Case for Mammy / Daddy Marriage'.[11]

In 2015, as part of Amnesty International Ireland's 'She is not a Criminal' campaign, she spoke publicly for the first time about traveling to the Netherlands for an abortion (abortion was illegal in Ireland at the time).[12][13] She has since been a vocal campaigner for reproductive rights and the repeal of Ireland's 8th amendment.[4]

In 2017, Flynn provided the voiceover on TV3's remake of Blind Date.[14][15][16] She took over the role first done by Graham Sidmore in the original 1980s show.[14]


  1. ^ Flynn, Tara (2014). You're grand : the Irishwoman's secret guide to life. Dublin: Hachette Books Ireland. ISBN 978-1-4447-9774-9.
  2. ^ Flynn, Tara. "You're Grand The Irish Woman's Secret Guide to Life". Goodreads. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  3. ^ Flynn, Tara (2015). Giving out yards 00436157393: the art of complaint, Irish style. Dublin, Ireland: Hachette Books Ireland. ISBN 978-1-4736-2254-8.
  4. ^ a b c "Giving Out Yards: Interview with Tara Flynn". UCC Express. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  5. ^ Flynn, Tara (15 October 2015). "Giving Out Yards". Goodreads. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  6. ^ Flynn, Tara. "Rage-In: Trolls and Tribulations of Modern Life". Headstuff.org. Headstuff.
  7. ^ Smith, Andrea (8 December 2014). "Happily, it all turned out grand for Tara and Carl". Independent.ie. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  8. ^ "The Nualas Official Website".
  9. ^ "Tara Flynn". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  10. ^ O'Connor, Amy (11 January 2018). "11 reasons why The Morbegs was the ultimate Irish kids show". The Daily Edge. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  11. ^ Muir, Hugh (16 June 2013). "Sometimes it's best to just laugh at bigots". The Guardian.
  12. ^ "You don't talk about abortion in Ireland. But I have to". Irish Times. 14 September 2015.
  13. ^ O'Toole, Fintan (15 September 2015). "Shining light on abortion – one of Ireland's 'unknown knowns". Irish Times.
  14. ^ a b Kelly, Aoife (12 July 2017). "'Our Tara' - Irish Blind Date's 'Our Graham' voiceover will be Tara Flynn". Independent.ie. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Irish Blind Date's 'Graham' will be female". irishexaminer.com. 12 July 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  16. ^ "'Ta-ra love!" Tara Flynn to voice over TV3's Blind Date". RTE.ie. 12 July 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2018.

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