Category: f

Celia de Fréine 0

de Fréine, Celia

Celia de Fréine is a poet, critic, dramatist and screenwriter, in Irish and English. A TV episode she wrote for the Irish-language TG4 drama serial Ros na Rún was shortlisted for 1998 Pan Celtic...

Faller, Kevin 1

Faller, Kevin

Kevin Faller was born in Galway in 1920. His poetry collections include Island Lyrics (Dublin, Colm O’Lochlainn, 1963); Lament for Bull Island and Other Poems (Dublin, The Goldsmith Press, 1973); The Lilac Tree and...

Padraic Fallon 0

Fallon, Padraic

Padraic Fallon was born in Athenry, Co Galway in 1905. His first poems were published in Dublin by George Russell His only collection during his lifetime, Collected Poems (Dublin, The Dolmen Press, 1974) was...

Padraic Fallon 0

Fallon, Padraic (2)

Padraic Fallon was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1946, the sixth and youngest son of the poet and playwright Padraic Fallon. He was chairman of an international financial publishing company whose headquarters are in...

Peter Fallon 0

Fallon, Peter

Peter Fallon was born in Germany in 1951 and since 1957 has lived in Ireland. He founded The Gallery Press in 1970, and has edited and published more than 300 books of poems and...

Gerard Fanning 0

Fanning, Gerard

Gerard Fanning was born in Dublin in 1952. His collections are Easter Snow (Dublin, The Dedalus Press,1992); Working for the Government (Dedalus, 1999); Water and Power (Dedalus, 2005); and Hombre: New and Selected Poems...

George Farquhar 0

Farquhar, George

George Farquhar was born in Derry (or Londonderry) in 1678, the son of a poor clergyman. He attended Trinity College Dublin as a sizar or servitor, a class of poor scholars who were obliged...

Bernard Farrell 0

Farrell, Bernard

Bernard Farrell was born in Sandycove, Co Dublin. His plays for theatre include I Do Not Like Thee, Dr. Fell (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, 1979); Legs Eleven (Moving Theatre, 1979); Canaries (Abbey Theatre, 1980);...

They Tears Might Cease 0

Farrell, Michael

Thy Tears Might Cease. Image source: Knopf 1st edition[/caption]Michael Farrell was born in Carlow in September 1899. He studied Medicine at University College Dublin but was imprisoned in Mountjoy Jail for six months during...

Desmond Fennell 0

Fennell, Desmond

Desmond Fennell was born in Belfast in 1929 and grew up in Dublin. His books are Mainly in Wonder (London, Hutchinson, 1959); The Changing Face of Catholic Ireland (Dublin, Chapman, 1968); The State of the Nation:...

Padraig Fiacc 0

Fiacc, Pádraic

Born Patrick Joseph O’Connor in Belfast in 1924, Padraic Fiacc adopted his pseudonym at the urging of Padraic Colum. His family emigrated to New York, but he returned to Belfast in 1946. His collections...

Anne Fitzgerald 0

Fitzgerald, Anne

Anne Fitzgerald was born in Dublin in 1965. Her poetry collections are Swimming Lessons (Wales, Stonebridge, 2001); The Map of Everything (Dublin, Fortyfoot Press, 2006); and Beyond the Sea (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry,...

Trisha Fitzgerald-Petri 0

FitzGerald-Petri, Trisha

Trisha FitzGerald-Petri was born in Nenagh, Tipperary in 1957, but went to school and studied in Dublin. Her novels are Peggy Does a Runner (Colchester, Essex, UK, Puff Adder Books – Author-Network, 2001); and...

Gabriel Fitzmaurice 0

Fitzmaurice, Gabriel

Gabriel Fitzmaurice was born in Moyvane, Co Kerry, in 1952. A former Chair and Literary Advisor of Writers’ Week, the Writers’ Conference in Listowel, Co. Kerry, he is author of more than twenty books,...

Janice Fitzpatrick Simmons 0

Fitzpatrick Simmons, Janice

Janice Fitzpatrick Simmons was born in Boston in 1954. Her collections are Leaving America (Lapwing, 1992); Settler (Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Salmon Publishing, 1995); Starting at Purgatory (Salmon Publishing, 1999); The Bowspirit (Belfast,...

Thomas Flanagan The Year of the French 0

Flanagan, Thomas

Thomas Flanagan was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, in 1923. All four of his grandparents came from Ireland. A high school friend of Truman Capote, he was professor of English literature at Columbia, and...

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Flynn, Gerard Mannix

Gerard Mannix Flynn (aka Mannix Flynn) was born in Dublin in 1957. His work has dealt with such issues as institutional abuse, imprisonment and injustice. In 1977 The Liberty Suite, co-written with Peter Sheridan,...

Leontia Flynn 0

Flynn, Leontia

Leontia Flynn was born in Belfast in 1974. She was awarded an Eric Gregory Award in 2001. Her collections are These Days (London, Jonathan Cape, 2004), which won the Forward Poetry Prize (Best Collection...

CatherineFoleyBook 0

Foley, Catherine

Catherine Foley was born in Waterford city, but her family moved to the Irish-speaking area of Ring in west County Waterford when she was still at primary school. Her novellas are Sorcha sa Ghailearaí...

Foster, Aisling 0

Foster, Aisling

Aisling Foster was born in Dublin in 1949. Her novels are The First Time London, Walker Books, 1988 [for older children]); and Safe in the Kitchen (London, Hamish Hamilton, 1993). She lives in London....

Órfhlaith Foyle 0

Foyle, Órfhlaith

Órfhlaith Foyle was born in Nigeria to Irish parents. Her novel is Belios (Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 2005), and her debut collection of stories is Somewhere in Minnesota (Galway, Arlen House, 2011). An anthology...

Tom French 0

French, Tom

Tom French was born in Kilkenny in 1966. In 1999 he received a Bursary in Literature from The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, and his work was awarded the inaugural Ted McNulty Prize. His collections...

Brian Friel 0

Friel, Brian

Brian Friel was born in Co Tyrone in 1929. His short story collections are A Saucer of Larks (London, Gollancz, 1962) and The Gold in the Sea (Gollancz 1966). He has edited The Last...

maevefriel 0

Friel, Maeve

Maeve Friel was born in Derry in 1950. A prolific writer for children, The books in her Witch in Training series are Witch in Training – Spelling Trouble (London, Harper Collins 2003); Witch in...

Áine Uí Fhoghlú 0

Uí Fhoghlú, Áine

Áine Uí Fhoghlú comes from An Rinn, Co. Waterford. Her poetry collections are Aistear Aonair (Baile Á Atha Cliath, Coiscéim 1999) and An Liú sa Chuan (Coiscéim 2007). She has edited Dánta Mílaoise (2000),...