Ardal O'Hanlon will be performing his first highly anticipated Irish tour for several years this Jan & Feb 2010. As well as being one of Ireland’s outstanding comedians, Ardal is also an internationally acclaimed & award winning actor & writer. He has toured to sell out audiences internationally (including extensive live work across the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Far East and Europe) and has released two Top ten stand up DVD's. Ardal’s extensive TV credits include the hugely successful Father Ted; My Hero; Doctor Who; several series hosting BBC’s The Stand Up Show - and most recently guest starred in Skins. Ardal has also presented So You Want to Be a Taoiseach and Leagues Apart, both for RTE.

RTE’s current TV series Val Falvey TD sees Ardal in the lead role of ‘Val Falvey’, and he is currently writing a play for a leading International theatre - as well as developing work for television. Ardal's debut novel The Talk of the Town proved an enormous hit, remaining on the Best Seller charts for more than 6 months. It was recently voted one of the 1001 books to read before you die.