Jarlath Fahy joined the Focus Theatre Group in 1984 where he studied the
Stanislavski Method of Acting under Deirdre O'Connor. From acting and directing
with Focus he relocated to Berlin where he joined the Berlin English Language
On his return to Ireland he got involved with the Gung Ho Theatre Company at The King's Head, Galway staging Lone Star and with the Taboo Theatre Company, touring with Willy Russell's Stags and Hens .
When a student in NUIG his poetry appeared in Criterion, the Arts Society Magazine and in Outlet , the journal of the Philosophical Society. He completed a poetry masterclass with Ian Duhig and his poetry has since been published in Crannóg Magazine, WOW! and in the collection during which nothing happens – the Writers Writing Live event of Galway's Project '06 Festival.
He is a dramatic reader of his work and has read at a number of venues.
His first collection is The Man Who Was Haunted By Beautiful Smells (Wordsonthestreet 2007)