Playwright Brian Friel named Donegal Person of the year

Inishowen-based playwright Brian Friel has been named Donegal Person of the Year 2010.

The announcement was made last night at a Donegal Association function in Foley’s Bar, Dublin.

The renowned dramatist was officially informed of the honour by committee members of the Donegal Association Dublin, who travelled to his home in Greencastle on Monday.

Brian Friel is widely recognised as one of the greatest contemporary dramatists writing in the English language.

Mayor of Donegal, Cora Harvey, congratulated Mr Friel on his award, saying its well deserved: