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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Abbey director leaves €100,000 will

PLAYWRIGHT Tomas Mac Anna of Lauderdale Terrace, Bray, who died on May 17 last year, left €107,562 in his will, which went to probate in Dublin last week.

Mr Mac Anna was born in Dundalk, Co Louth, and was a fluent Irish speaker. His long career at the Abbey began in 1947 and he was appointed the company's Gaelic producer, and worked as a director and set designer.

He was appointed artistic director of the Abbey in 1966, a position which he held for three terms. He also directed a stage version of Brendan Behan's Borstal Boy, which won a Tony Award in 1970, and was a prolific writer.

Other wills: John Browne, civil engineer, Merlyn Road, Ballsbridge, €1,204,422; Catherine Bernadette Mara, Monkstown Road. €1,029, 946; Kathleen Cryan, Braemor Road, Churchtown, €927,958; Angela Noonan, Kilmurray Clane, Co Kildare, €825,000.

The value of wills include property, including the family home, and should not be regarded as cash amounts

Sunday Independent

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