Pádraig Mac Fhearghusa was born in Ballineen in West Cork.
His collections are Faoi Léigear (Baile Átha Cliath, An Clóchomhar Tta.,1980); Mearcair (Baile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim), which won the Oireachtas na Gaeilge National Poetry Prize in 1996; and An Dara Bás (Coiscéim, 2002), which won the Oireachtas na Gaeilge National Poetry Prize in 2002.
Among his other publications is Tóraíocht an Mhíshonais (The Pursuit of Unhappiness), an Irish language introduction to Freud and Jung (Coiscéim, 1997).
He is editor of the Irish language literary monthly, Feasta.
He lives in Tralee.
Pádraig Mac Fhearghusa at The National Library of Ireland