Veteran Actress Anna Manahan Passes Away

Born in Waterford City, Anna Manahan played numerous roles in Irish and English theatre, television and film in an acting career that spanned five decades.

Manahan’s theatre career was highly successful; in 1998 she won the Tony Award for her performance in the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane.

She had a long run in Fair City and roles in The Clinic, Lovejoy and The Bill. Manahan also appeared in several feature film roles, including A Man of No Importance (1994), Hear My Song (1991) and She Didn’t Say No! (1958), a film which challenged the social mores of the time.