Strong, Eithne

Eithne Strong
Eithne Strong. Image source Southward

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.


The Magnanimous Poetry of Eithne Strong

Eithne Strong at The National Library of Ireland