Sam Thompson
 

 

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Sam Thompson 1916-1965

Born in Belfast. He worked in Belfast shipyard but became a playwright, his most famous play being Over the Bridge. The play was not staged for a few years because of its content which exposed the sectarianism in the shipyard. Other works include The Evangelist and Cemented with Love. He is buried in Belfast.

Further information, location and directions to the graves are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book