Foley, Catherine

Catherine Foley
Catherine Foley. Image source waterfordcoco.ie

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

Catherine Foley at The National Library of Ireland


Sorcha sa Ghailearaí
LeabhairComhar
Published on 26 Aug 2012


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  1. Hello I enjoyed your reading on Sunday Miscellany this morning. It took me back to the clitter clatter sound those old Singer sewing machines rattled out. It reminded me of my neighbour’s, (as a child growing up ) of Mahon bridge and familar stitching activities. That right hand push assisting the foot trestle main driving force applied a little closer to the action. Beautiful. Then Corsica! Then again the familiar photographer Annie B! So much more? Thank you. I’ve listened to Sunday Miscellany longer than I wish to recall whilst living in Waterford and since moving to the UK in 1988. You brought these memory alive.

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