Dónall Dempsey is from the Curragh in Ireland. Before he moved to London he was Ireland’s first Poet in Residence in a secondary school and appeared on Irish television and radio. He’s been performing in London venues for the past 25 years and now lives in Guildford, Surrey. Under the title “The 1000 Monkeys” he hosts two highly successful monthly spoken word nights in Guildford, Spoken Word at the Bar des Arts and the Keystone Slam. In the past three years he’s also been invited to read at festivals in Edinburgh, France, Ireland and New Delhi, where he launched his book, “Being Dragged Across the Carpet By the Cat”.