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Father Ted star Ardal O’Hanlon: ‘I always had big ambitions for this book’

Ardal O’Hanlon’s novel reflects the trifles, trivialities and turmoil of small town life. By Aine Toner

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Up for a laugh: Ardal O’Hanlon. Credit: Mark Nixon

Up for a laugh: Ardal O’Hanlon. Credit: Mark Nixon

Ardal O’Hanlon in Father Ted

Ardal O’Hanlon in Father Ted

Ardal as Eamonn in Derry Girls. Credit: Peter Marley

Ardal as Eamonn in Derry Girls. Credit: Peter Marley

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Up for a laugh: Ardal O’Hanlon. Credit: Mark Nixon

We speak to Ardal O’Hanlon on publication day for his second novel, Brouhaha. Known for wry looks at life and society, you can except similar observations from Ardal in fiction, as satire, comedy and mystery mingle in a tale of a small border town during the transition to peace.

The recent death of Dove Connolly has brought an end to his life, but the beginning (and community wide panic) of questions around past strange and unsolved events.


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