Eithne Strong was born in Limerick in 1925.
Her poetry includes Cirt Oibre (Coiscéim, 1980); Fuill agus Fallaí (Coiscéim, 1983); Aoife fe Ghlas (Coiscéim, 1990); An Sagart Pinc (Coiscéim, 1990); Poetry Quartos (Dublin, Runa Press, 1943-45); Songs of Living (Runa Press, 1961); Sarah in Passing (Dublin, The Dolmen Press, 1974); Flesh – The Greatest Sin (Runa Press, 1980); My Darling Neighbour (Dublin, Beaver Row Press, 1985); Let Live (Galway, Salmon, 1990); Spatial Nosing – New and Selected Poems (Salmon/ The Poolbeg Press, Dublin, 1993); Flesh – The Greatest Sin (new edition, Dublin, The Attic Press, 1993); and Nobel (Coiscéim, 1998).
Her short stories include the collection Patterns (Poolebeg, 1981).
Her novels are Degrees of Kindred (Dublin, Tansey Books, 1979); and The Love Riddle (Dublin, The Attic Press, 1993).
She won The Kilkenny Design Award for Flesh – The Greatest Sin, in 1991, and was a member of Aosdána.
She is commemorated, with her husband the psychoanalyst and poet Rupert Strong, by the Eithne and Rubert Strong Award.
She died in Dublin in 1999.