#24HrDub actor Áine Ní Laoghaire sounds like Dún Laoghaire allegedly.

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Well this Gaeilgeoir’s heart soared when she read Áine Ní Laoghaire’s biography – we’ll have a #24HrDub as Gaeilge any day now! 

Áine trained as an actress at the BA in Acting Studies,The Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College and as a screen actor at Bow Street.

Aine Ni Laoghaire

Aine Ni Laoghaire

Áine has just wrapped on The Abbey Theatre’s tour of Mise, Micheal, following on from her appearances in both Dublin Theatre Festival’s My Name Is Language and Dublin Fringe Festival’s Billy. Other recent work includes it’s getting harder and harder for me (The Mac, Belfast) Neon Western (Cork Midsummer Festival and Dublin Fringe Festival) Mise, Mollser (Abbey Theatre) Factory Girls (Everyman Theatre, Cork; our featured image above is from this production which was directed by one of our 2019 directors, Julie Kelleher.) and Zoe’s Play (The Ark).

As a voice-over artist, Áine regularly provides various character voices for Macalla Teo, and TG4. Shows include Dude, cá bhfuil mo phúca?, Dot and Peg Agus Chat among others. She also recently lent her voice to the Irish language version of Oscar nominated cartoon The Breadwinner by Cartoon Saloon.

Introduce yourself please. You can even describe yourself as your granny would.

My nanny says I’m a tonic, and when I asked her she said she’d scalp me if I wrote that online.

Where can we find more about you online?

On the instagram: leetledancer On the twitter: ainedunleary

Have you participated in The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre before? If yes what is your fondest/ most nightmare causing memories? If no what are you looking forward to/ terrified of?

I haven’t and I am VERY excited, but I’ve the absolute fear of getting the giggles on stage.

When you think back to yourself as a teenager what change in yourself has been most surprising to you as an adult?

I did not expect to end up so politically engaged, but actually I think we all have a civic duty to be particularly right now.

If you could change one thing about theatre in Ireland what would it be? Woah! #Deep

Where to start? That the theatre world wasn’t so Dublin-centric, that funding for newer theatre companies was better thought out, that there was more imagination involved in casting processes…. sorry, the question was one, wasnt it?!

Comedy or Tragedy? Why?

Comedy – you can sneak up on an audience with laughter.

If you would like to be snuck up on with laughter for a very good cause on Sunday 3rd February at 7pm in The Abbey Theatre then book your tickets right this minute.

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