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