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Name  Bairbre Dowling
Role  Actress
Children  Brenda Meaney

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Spouse  Colm Meaney (m. 1977–1994)
Parents  Vincent Dowling, Brenda Doyle
Siblings  Richard Boyd Barrett, Louise Dowling, Cian Dowling, Valerie Dowling, Rachel Dowling
Movies  Zardoz, The Dead, War of the Buttons
Similar People  Vincent Dowling, Colm Meaney, Tony Huston, Richard Boyd Barrett, Samuel Irons

Bairbre Dowling (born 27 March 1953) is an Irish actress.


She was born in Dublin as Barbara Patricia Dowling, the daughter of actor Vincent Dowling and actress Brenda Doyle, who died in a car crash in 1981. She has three sisters, Louise, Valerie, and Rachel, and a step-brother, Cian. She was married from 1977 to 1994 to actor Colm Meaney, with whom she had a daughter, Brenda, in 1989.

Dowling worked with her husband in the PBS television film, Playboy of the Western World in 1983, in John Huston's 1987 film The Dead, and in the 1994 drama, War of the Buttons.


  • Zardoz 1974
  • Cry of the Innocent 1980 television film
  • Playboy of the Western World 1983 television film
  • The Long Journey Home 1987 television film
  • The Dead 1987
  • War of the Buttons 1994
  • Changing Habits 1997
  • Television

  • Murder, She Wrote 1995
  • ER 1997
  • Star Trek: Voyager 2000
  • Crossing Jordan 2003
  • Days of Our Lives 2007
  • References

    Bairbre Dowling Wikipedia