Marie MacSweeney was born in Dublin of Kerry parents.
Her poetry chapbooks are Mother Cecily’s Music Room (Belfast, Lapwing, 2005); Flying During the Hours of Darkness (Lapwing, 2009), which includes her translation of Caoineadh Airt Úi Laoghaire; and Cooking for Gallileo, a collection of poems and stories (Pagan Publications Ireland, 2014).
Her short stories are collected as Our Ordinary World and Other Stories (Victoria, Canada, Trafford Publishing, 2004). Letters from a Recalcitrant Woman, a collection of letters to various editors, was published by MolyM Press in 2013.
She is a winner of many awards for her short stories, including the Francis MacManus award (2001).
She has also broadcast her radio scripts, and written essays for the Historical & Archaeological journals of both Meath and Kerry.
She lives in Drogheda.