Feargal Lynn is a folk singer, musician, and storyteller from the Glens of Antrim, in the northeast coast of Northern Ireland. He plays guitar, tin whistle, and bodhran, and has contributed to radio, television, and storytelling festivals. He played for several years in Belfast's Europa Hotel, often referred to as "the most bombed hotel in Europe."
Lynn is also a qualified psychiatric nurse and manager in elder care. He has worked in various mental health roles and has studied drama therapy/psychodrama as a way of working alongside traditional treatments in mental health. He previously spent 14 years working with homeless persons and in 1997 was appointed to establish the first "Foyer" type accommodation in Ireland, aimed at linking accommodation with employment prospects through education and training. Following the success of the Foyer, he was invited to London to speak on Joined Up Thinking at the Foyer Federation National Conference. (The keynote speaker was Gordon Brown, then chancellor.) The Belfast Foyer model has been used as a template for the Foyer in the Common Ground Project in New York City.
In 2000, Lynn was appointed director of support services for what was the largest homeless charity in Northern Ireland. During his six years there, he assisted with establishing specific projects to address issues such as addictions, mental health, suicide prevention, and employability. He lives and works in the Glens of Antrim and is married with two young daughters.