Catherine Foley was born in Waterford city, but her family moved to the Irish-speaking area of Ring in west County Waterford when she was still at primary school.
Her novellas are Sorcha sa Ghailearaí (Baile Átha Cliath, Comhar, 2002), which won an Oireachtas Literary Award; An Cailín Rua (Comhar, 2003), which won first prize in its category at the Oireachtas Literary Awards; and Samhradh an Chéasta (LeabhairComhar, 2011), which marks the third novel she has written for “Foghlaimeoirí Fásta” (Adult Learners) series.
She was previously a staff journalist at the Irish Times, and for several years wrote its On The Town column, which covered many literary events.
Catherine Foley at Gibert O’Sullivan.net
Sorcha sa Ghailearaí
Published on 26 Aug 2012