Salkeld, Blanaid

Blanaid Salkeld was born in Chittagone, India (now Pakistan), where her father was a friend of Rabindranath Tagore, and grew up in Ireland. She returned […]

Eva Salzman

Salzman, Eva

Eva Salzman grew up in Brooklyn and on Long Island, USA. Her collections are The English Earthquake (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, Bloodaxe, 1992), which was a Poetry […]

Jack Scoltock

Scoltock, Jack

Jack Scoltock was born in Derry in 1942. His novels for children are Quest Of The Royal Twins (Dublin, Wolfhound Press, 1988); Rumble In The […]

Maurice Scully

Scully, Maurice

Maurice Scully was born in Dublin in 1952. From 1981 – 2006 he was engaged on a single project, the 8-book Things That Happen, currently […]

John W. Sexton

Sexton, John W.

John W. Sexton was born in London, of Irish parents, in 1958. He is the author of one collection, The Prince’s Brief Career (Cairn Mountain […]

Lorna Shaughnessy

Shaughnessy, Lorna

Lorna Shaughnessy was born in Belfast. Her poetry collections are Torching The Brown River (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, 2008); and The Witness Tree (Salmon […]

George Bernard Shaw

Shaw, George Bernard

George Bernard Shaw was born in 1856 at 33 Synge Street, Dublin. His place of birth is now a museum in his honour. His novels […]

Sheehan O’Connor, Kathleen

Kathleen Sheehan O’Connor was born in Waterford. Her novels are Silver Harvest (Cork, Emperor Publishing, 1992); Hold Back the Tide (Emperor, 1994); The Son of […]

Eileen Sheehan

Sheehan, Eileen

Eileen Sheehan was born in Scartaglin, Co Kerry, in 1963. Her poetry is collected as Song of the Midnight Fox (Tralee, Doghouse, 2004); and Down […]

Ronan Sheehan

Sheehan, Ronan

Ronan Sheehan was born in Dublin in 1953. His novels are Tennis Players (Dublin, Co-Op Books, 1977); and Foley’s Asia (Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 1999). […]

Eamon Sheridan

Sheridan, Eamonn

Eamonn Sheridan was born Dublin 1938. His memoir is Me Father was a Hero and Me Mother is a Saint (New York, Strategic Book Group, […]

Jim Sheridan

Sheridan, Jim

Jim Sheridan was born in Dublin in 1949. He is best known as a film director but his early work was in the theatre. His […]

John D. Sheridan

Sheridan, John Desmond

John Desmond Sheridan (John D. Sheridan) was born in 1903. His novels include Vanishing Spring (Dublin, The Talbot Press/London: Rich ∓ Cowan, 1934); Paradise Alley […]

Peter Sheridan

Sheridan, Peter

Peter Sheridan was born in Dublin in 1952. His plays include Paint it Black (Project Theatre, 1971); No Entry (Dublin, Project Arts Centre, 1976); Women […]

James Simmons

Simmons, James

James Simmons was born in Derry in 1933 and educated at Campbell College, Belfast, and at Leeds University. He taught in Northern Ireland and for […]

Peter Sirr

Sirr, Peter

Peter Sirr was born in Waterford in 1960. In 1982 he won the Patrick Kavanagh Award and in 1983 the poetry prize at Listowel Writers’ […]

Knute Skinner

Skinner, Knute

Knute Skinner was born in 1929 in St. Louis, USA. His collections include Stranger with a Watch (Francestown, NH, The Golden Quill Press, 1965); A […]

Jo Slade

Slade, Jo

Jo Slade studied Art and Design at the Limerick and National Colleges of Art and Design and exhibits her paintings widely. Her collections are In […]

Michael Smith

Smith, Michael

Michael Smith was born in Dublin in 1942. He founded New Writers’ Press in 1967, which published Thomas McGreevy, Denis Devlin, Brian Coffey, and other […]

Paul Smith Memorial

Smith, Paul

Paul Smith was born in Dublin on October 4, either in 1920 or 1925. He lived abroad for many years, in Canada, where he worked […]

Sydney Bernard Smith

Smith, Sydney Bernard

Sydney Bernard Smith was born in Glasgow in 1936 and raised in Portstewart, Co Derry. His work has been broadcast on RTÉ, BBC and Channel […]

Smyth, Cherry

Cherry Smyth was born in Ballymoney, County Antrim and grew up in Portstewart, Co Derry. Her poetry collections are When the Lights Go (Belfast, Lagan […]

Damian Smyth

Smyth, Damian

Damian Smyth was born in Downpatrick, Co Down, in 1962. His poetry collections are Downpatrick Races (Belfast, Lagan Press, 2000); The Down Recorder (Belfast, Lagan […]

Gerard Smyth

Smyth, Gerard

Gerard Smyth was born in Dublin in 1951. He published a chapbook, The Flags are Quiet (Dublin, New Writers’ Press, 1969), in an edition of […]

Dermot Somers

Somers, Dermot

Dermot Somers was born in Roscommon, in 1947. His short story collections are Mountains And Other Ghosts (London, Diadem Books, 1990); At The Rising of […]

Speranza, Lady Jane Wilde

Speranza (Wilde, Jane Francesca)

Jane Francesca Wilde, also known as Speranza, was born Jane Frances Agnes Elgee, in Dublin, probably in 1821. She witnessed the funeral of Thomas Davis […]

Eddie Stack

Stack, Eddie

Eddie Stack was born in Ennistymon, Co. Clare and emigrated to the United States in 1986. He settled in San Francisco and founded The Island, […]

James Stephens

Stephens, James

James Stephens was born in Dublin in 1882. In his early years he was a solicitor’s clerk, and later Registrar of the National Gallery of […]

Lisa Steppe

Steppe, Lisa

Lisa Steppe was born in Germany and moved to Ireland in 1984. Her publications in German are, as Elisabeth Steppe, die kasematte (Schwabenverlag, Ruit bein […]

Stern, James

James Stern was born in Co Meath in 1904. He emigrated to South Africa and later to Frankfurt and New York. His books include The […]

Laurence Sterne by Sir Joshua Reynolds

Sterne, Laurence

Laurence Sterne was born in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, in 1713. His father was an English officer, and his birth there was coincident with this fact. […]

Bram Stoker in 1906

Stoker, Bram

Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker was born in Marino Crescent in Clontarf, Dublin, in 1847. Stoker married Oscar Wilde’s former sweetheart Florence Balcombe in 1878 and moved […]

Eithne Strong

Strong, Eithne

Eithne Strong was born in Limerick in 1925. Her poetry includes Cirt Oibre (Coiscéim, 1980); Fuill agus Fallaí (Coiscéim, 1983); Aoife fe Ghlas (Coiscéim, 1990); […]

Stuart, Francis

Francis Stuart was born in Australia in 1902. His plays include Men Crowd me Round (1933); and Strange Guest (1940). His short prose was collected […]

Breda Sullivan

Sullivan, Breda

Breda Sullivan was born in Athlone in 1945. Her collections are A Smell of Camphor (Galway, Salmon Poetry, 1992); After the Ball (The Cliffs of […]

Eamonn Sweeney

Sweeney, Eamonn

Eamonn Sweeney was born in Sligo in 1968. His novels are Waiting for the Healer (London, Picador, 1998); and The Photograph (Picador, 2000). His books […]

sweeney m la coupole

Sweeney, Matthew

Matthew Sweeney was born in Co Donegal in 1952. His poetry collections include A Dream of Maps (Dublin, Raven Arts Press, 1981); A Round House […]

Jonathan Swift

Swift, Jonathan

Jonathan Swift was born on the 30 November 1667, at 7 Hoey’s Court, Dublin. His father, according to the Cabinet of Irish Literature, was a […]

John Millington Synge

Synge, John Millington

John Millington Synge was born in 1871 in Rathfarnham, Dublin. He studied music in Germany and lived in Paris, where he wrote literary criticism, and […]