Born in Cavan in 1931, Tom Mac Intyre writes in Irish and English. He has had many plays performed by the Abbey Theatre, most notably Good Evening Mr. Collins, The Great Hunger, Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire and What Happened Bridgie Cleary. The Gallant John-Joe, written especially for Tom Hickey, toured Ireland in 2001 and has been performed in the UK and the USA.
His books of poetry include Stories of the Wandering Moon and Silenus na gCat which won the Oireachtas Prize for Poetry in 2000. He has also written two novels and several collections of short stories.
His selected stories, The Word for Yes, are published by The Gallery Press.
Tom Mac Intyre lives in Cavan. He is a member of Aosdána.