Máire Mhac an tSaoi was born in Dublin in 1922.
Her main collections are: Margadh na Saoire (1956); Codladh an Ghaiscigh (1973); An Galar Dubhach (1980), and An Cion go dtí Seo (1987).
Her autobiography is The same age as the state : the autobiography of Máire Cruise O’Brien (Dublin, The O’Brien Press, 2003).
She has also published A Heart Full of Thought, a selection of translations from Classical Gaelic poetry.
She won the O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award of the Irish American Cultural Institute, 1988, and was awarded a D. Lit. Celt. honoris causa by the National University of Ireland in 1992.
She lives in Dublin.
Oíche Nollag (Christmas Eve) – Máire Mhac an tSaoi
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Máire Mhac an tSaoi at Leabhar Breac
Máire Mhac an tSaoi at Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway
Máire Mhac an tSaoi at The National Library of Ireland