Hugh Leonard funeral taking place in Dublin today

The funeral of award-winning playwright Hugh Leonard is taking place in Dublin today.

The funeral of award-winning playwright Hugh Leonard is taking place in Dublin today.

The Dalkey native, whose real name was Jack Keyes Byrne, died in hospital last week at the age of 82.

Leonard won a Tony award in 1978 for his play 'Da', which was later made into a film starring Martin Sheen.

He also wrote a weekly column for the Sunday Independent.

His funeral mass is taking place this morning at the Church of the Assumption in Dalkey.

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