Egan, Ann

Ann Egan
Ann Egan. Image source westmeathcoco.ie
Ann Egan was born in 1948 in Co Laois.

Her collections are Landing the Sea (Cork, Bradshaw Books, 2003); and The Wren Women (Ballyclare, Co Antrim, The Black Mountain Press, 2003), which was dramatised and staged at Listowel Writers Week 2003; and Telling Time (Bradshaw Books, 2012).

Her novel is Brigit of Kildare (Kildare Library and Arts Services, 2001).

She has won numerous prizes for her poetry, including several at Listowel Writers’ Week; The Athlone Poetry Prize; The Annamakerrig Prize, and in 2001, the Oki Prize. She has also written the lyrics for a CD, Bímís Dílis/The Spirit of Offaly [various artists] (Offaly County Council, 2001).

She lives in Co Kildare.


Ann Egan with her group at Bealtaine Creative Writing (Harvey Rogers Photography)
Ann Egan at The National Library of Ireland