PJ Gallagher in conversation with Aoife Barry BOOKED OUT PJ Gallagher

  • Saturday 11th November @ 8:15 pm
  • Glass Mask Theatre
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    Madhouse (Sandycove) is the riotous, insightful and moving new memoir from Dublin comedian PJ Galllagher, starting with his chaotic childhood, and covering everything from dogs, motorbikes and the art of small talk, to the lessons of mental breakdown, finally figuring out love, and the prospect of becoming a father. PJ will be in conversation with journalist, broadcaster and author of Social Capital (HarperCollins Ireland) Aoife Barry about his new book, in what promises to be both an entertaining and moving evening. 

    This is an 18+ event. The event starts at 8.15pm. Doors open from 7.15pm for food and drink. Please visit www.glassmasktheatre.com to browse the menu of delicious evening food and a beautiful wine list available from Bestseller Cafe at the Glass Mask Theatre.

    The Glass Mask Theatre is an open plan space with a flight of steps leading up to the main event level, which is not accessible to wheelchairs. For any queries please email us on info@dublinbookfestival.com


    Photo by: Barry Cronin

    PJ Gallagher is a comedian from Dublin. He starred in RTÉ’s Naked Camera from 2005 to 2007. He is a graduate of the Gaiety School of Acting and performed in the 2016 Dublin Theatre Festival in Alien Documentary, directed by Una McKevitt. They worked together again on Madhouse which premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival in 2018. He also appeared in the IFTA-winning 2016 film The Young Offenders and in the three subsequent RTÉ/BBC TV series inspired by the film. His memoir Madhouse is published in 2023.


    Aoife Barry is a journalist, broadcaster and writer living in Dublin. She is a former assistant news editor at TheJournal.ie and appears frequently on national radio. Her writing has featured in the journals Banshee and Thi Wurd and on Sunday Miscellany on RTÉ Radio One.