de Fréine, Celia

Celia de Fréine
Celia de Fréine. Image source celiadefreine.com

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 Film and TV Festival.

Her poetry collections are Faoi Chabáistí is Ríonacha (Gallimh, Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2001), which is accompanied by a CD of her reading her work; Fiacha Fola (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2004); Scarecrows at Newtownards (Dublin, Scotus Press, 2005); and Aibítir Aoise | Alphabet of an Age (Arlen House, 2011); Blood Debts (a translation of Fiach Fola (Dublin, Scotus Press, 2014); and A lesson in Can’t (Scotus Press, 2014).

Her plays include Nara Turas é in Aistear (Amharclann de híde, 1999); and Anraith Neantóige/Nettle Soup (Aisling Ghéar, 2004).

Her many awards include The Cló Iar-Chonnachta Literary Prize, 2004; and The Patrick Kavanagh Award (1994).

She lives in Dublin and spends part of the year in Carraroe, Co Galway.


Celia de Fréine’s website

Celia de Fréine at The National Library of Ireland