Celia de Fréine

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 […]

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 […]

Padraic Fallon

Fallon, Padraic 1905-1974

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 […]

Padraic Fallon

Fallon, Padraic 1946-2012

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 […]

Peter Fallon

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 […]

Gerard Fanning

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 […]

George Farquhar

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 […]

Bernard Farrell

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); […]

They Tears Might Cease

Farrell, Michael

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 […]

Desmond Fennell

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 […]

Padraig Fiacc

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, […]

Trisha Fitzgerald-Petri

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, […]

Anne Fitzgerald

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); […]

Gabriel Fitzmaurice

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. […]

Janice Fitzpatrick Simmons

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); […]

Thomas Flanagan The Year of the French

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, […]

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. […]

Leontia Flynn

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, […]

Catherine Foley

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 […]

Michael Foley

Foley, Michael

Michael Foley was born Derry in 1947. His poetry collections are Heil Hitler (Portrush, Ulsterman Publications, 1969); The Acne and the Ecstasy (Ulsterman Publications, 1973); […]

Aisling Foster

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 […]

Órfhlaith Foyle

Foyle, Órfhlaith

Órfhlaith Foyle was born in Nigeria to Irish parents. Her novel is Belios (Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 2005). Her stories are collected as Somewhere in […]

Lisa Frank

Frank, Lisa

Lisa Frank was born in Los Angeles but spent many years living in the Pacific Northwest before moving to Ireland in 2007. Her first publication, […]

Tom French

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 […]

Brian Friel

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 […]

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 […]

Áine Uí Fhoghlú

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 […]