Another famous writer born in Slaney Street, Enniscorthy in 1928 is Anthony Cronin. Well known for his poetry he received the Marten Toonder Award for his contribution to Irish Literature. He is a founding member of Aosdána. He was one of the main architects of one of the most innovative and influential Artistic and Cultural Policies and Institutions in the Modern Irish State. He served as Cultural and Artistic Advisor to the Irish Government when Mr. C.J. Haughey was Taoiseach.