Hugh Leonard and the art of leaving a lasting legacy

This Legacy Month, Danielle Byrne, daughter of one of Ireland’s most beloved playwrights, talks about how and why she set up the Hugh Leonard Fund

13th December, 2020
Hugh Leonard and the art of leaving a lasting legacy
Playwright and dramatist Hugh Leonard in 1968. Picture: Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty

Perspective is everything. It can be a point of view based on impulse or a gut feeling or, as in the case of Danielle Byrne, something more logical and considered.

The daughter of Hugh Leonard, arguably Ireland’s greatest playwright and dramatist of the modern age, Byrne is taking the long-term view to establish the Hugh Leonard Fund, thereby ensuring that young playwrights and theatre companies in Ireland will benefit from her father’s massive library of...

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