Born in 1934, has worked in Irish and British theatre, collaborated on over 20 plays for stage and radio with John arden (e.g. "The Non-Stop Connolly Show", "The Island of the Mighty", "Whose is the Kingdom?"). Her other works include: "Tell Them everything", "Galway's Pirate Women", "Awkward Corners". Founder of Women in Media & Entertainment (which has consultative status at the UN), and Radio Pirate-Woman. Has been in gaol five times in India, N. Ireland & Britain, for human-rights activism. Elected member of Aosdana. Has four sons and six grandchildren.
Also by MARGARETTA D'ARCY:
Tell Them Everything
(Pluto Press, 1981. Alternative Best Seller, London)
"In 1980 Margaretta D'Arcy spent three months in Armagh prison after refusing to pay a court fine for taking part in a demonstration. Her account is always riveting to read: her fear, her admiration of what she sees as the dignity and discipline of the other women, and her occasional witty insights into her own emotional temperament."
(essays, poems, stories, etc., in collaboration with John Arden. Methuen, 1988)
"Always provocative, Arden and D'Arcy are two of the most creative people working in theatre today; uncompromising, sometimes awkward, often infuriating, but exhibiting an integrity that cannot be questioned."
Galway's Pirate Women: a global trawl
(Women's Pirate Press, 1996)
"What else but a gutsy, variegated, significant and amusing book could be expected of playwright Margaretta?" Galway's feminist pirate radio which for ten years now has done everything it shouldn't.