Connolly, Susan

Susan Connolly
Susan Connolly. Image source

Susan Connolly was born in Drogheda, Co. Louth in 1956.
Her principal collections are For the Stranger (Dublin, Dedalus Press,1993); and Forest Music (Exeter, UK, Shearsman, 2009).

With Anne-Marie Moroney, she published Stone and Tree Sheltering Water: An Exploration of Sacred and Secular Wells in Co. Louth (Drogheda, Flax Mill, 1998). Other short collections include How High the Moon: Boann & other poems (Poetry Ireland/Co-operation North 1991); Race to the Sea (Flax Mill, 1999); Ogham: Ancestors Remembered in Stone (Flax Mill, 2000); and A Salmon in the Pool (Carraig Mhachaire Rois, Co. Meath, Tearmann, 2001), a literary and placenames map of the river Boyne from source to sea; and Winterlight, with photographs by Ann-Marie Moloney (Flax Mill, 2002).

Several of her poems have been set to music by composers Michael Holohan and James Watson and have been performed in Ireland and abroad. A programme about her poetry, Touched by Winterlight, was broadcast on ABC National Radio (Australia) in October 2005.

She was awarded the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry in 2001.

She lives in Drogheda.

Susan Connolly at Shearsman

Susan Connolly at The National Library of Ireland