Shane grew up in Tullow in County Carlow.
Shane is the eldest of his family, with two sisters. He is 34 years old. Equinox is one of the reasons why he went to Camphill Callan a few years ago. He is one of the founding members having done drama before starting with the company having picked drama in Trinity College before that, he had worked with Shadowbox Theatre Company. With Equinox and the drama course in KCAT, Byrne has done several shows: Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Lost Prince, The (Making of the) Frogs after Aristophanes in the Dublin Fringe Festival, and the original Memory Box in 2013. “Although our work includes a lot of fun and games, Memory Box is a serious play. But I like acting in it. I enjoy acting in general. In some cases, it can be challenging to play the Man, the main character in Memory Box, because my character doesn’t speak, but instead uses movement and gestures. But I get over that; if there is a challenge ahead, I find a way of getting around it, an onto the next barrier!”