|Birth Day||July 18, 1947|
|Age||73 YEARS OLD|
Known for his novels A Goat's Song (published in 1994) and Long Time, No See (2011), as well as for his poetry collection A Fool's Errand, Healy was a two-time recipient of the Hennessy Award and a winner of both the Tom Gallon Award and the Encore Award.
His earliest works include a short story collection titled Banished Misfortune and a stage play called Here and There and Going to America.
He was on the board of an Irish artists' association known as Aosdana.
He was raised in Finnea and Cavan, Ireland as the son of a police officer, and he spent his later years in Ballyconnell, County Sligo.
An occasional actor as well as a writer, he shared the screen with Maria Doyle Kennedy in the 1999 film I Could Read the Sky.