Rody Gorman

Gorman, Roddy

Rody Gorman was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1960. He has published the poetry collections Fax and Other Poems (Polygon, 1996); Cùis-Ghaoil (diehard, 1999), Bealach […]

Mícheál Ó hAodha

Ó hAodha, Mícheál

Mícheál Ó hAodha was born in 1969. His poems are collected in the dual-language Survivor/Dúchas Dóchasach: Representations of the New Irish ([with paintings by Jean […]

Declan Collinge

Collinge, Declan

Declan Collinge was born in Dublin. His poetry collections are Sealgaireacht (Báile Átha Cliath, Clóchomhar Teo, 1982); Faoi Léigear (Báile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, 1986); Fearful […]

Doireann ní Ghriofa

Ní Ghríofa, Doireann

Doireann Ní Ghríofa was born in Galway in 1981, and grew up in County Clare. Her collections are Résheoid (Baile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim 2011); and […]

Brendan Behan

Behan, Brendan

Brendan Behan (known in Irish as Breandán Ó Beacháin) was born in Dublin in 1923. He served in Borstal (juvenile prison) for his activities in […]

Colm Breathnach

Breathnach, Colm

Colm Breathnach was born in Cork in 1961. His collections are Cantaic an Bhalbháin (1991), which won the Duais Bhardas Chorcaí at the 1991 Oireachtas; […]

Deirdre Brennan

Brennan, Deirdre

Deirdre Brennan was born in Dublin in 1934 and brought up in Tipperary. Her collections are Reilig na mBan Rialta (Baile Átha Cliath, Coscéim, 1974); […]

Paddy Bushe

Bushe, Paddy

Paddy Bushe was born in Dublin in 1948. His poetry collections include Poems With Amergin (Dublin, Beaver Row Press, 1989); Teanga (Baile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, […]

Philip Cummings

Cummings, Philip

Philip Cummings, born in Belfast in 1964. His first poetry collection Néalta (Coiscéim, 2005) won the Irish Language prize in the Glen Dimplex New Writers […]

Louis de Paor

de Paor, Louis

Louis de Paor was born in Cork in 1961, and lived in Australia from 1987 to 1996, where he published a number of bi-lingual titles. […]

Bríd Dáibhís

Dáibhís, Bríd

Bríd Dáibhís was born in County Laois in 1930. Her collections include Corrán Gealaí (Baila Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, 1978); Cosán na Gréine (Coiscéim, 1989); Tráithnín […]

Michael Davitt

Davitt, Michael

Michael Davitt was born in Cork in 1950. He edited Innti, an influential poetry journal in Irish. His collections are Gleann ar Ghleann (Baile Átha […]

Conleth Ellis

Ellis, Conleth

Conleth Ellis was born in Carlow in 1937. He was Chairman of Poetry Ireland for three years, and co-edited Poetry Ireland Review 13. His poetry […]

Áine Uí Fhoghlú

Uí Fhoghlú, Áine

Áine Uí Fhoghlú comes from An Rinn, Co. Waterford. Her poetry collections are Aistear Aonair (Baile Á Atha Cliath, Coiscéim 1999) and An Liú sa […]

Celia de Fréine

de Fréine, Celia

Celia de Fréine is a poet, critic, dramatist and screenwriter, in Irish and English. A TV episode she wrote for the Irish-language TG4 drama serial […]

Michael Hartnett

Hartnett, Michael

Michael Hartnett /Micheál Ó hAirtnéide was born in Co Limerick in 1944. His collections include Anatomy of a Cliché (Dublin, Poetry Ireland Editions 4, The […]

Biddy Jenkinson

Jenkinson, Biddy

Biddy Jenkinson (a pseudonym) was born in 1949. Her collections include Baisteadh Gintlí (Baile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, 1987); Uiscí Beatha (Coiscéim, 1988); Dán na hUidhre […]

Rita Kelly

Kelly, Rita

Rita Kelly (var. Rita E. Kelly) was born in Galway in 1953. Her poetry has been collected as An Bealach Eadóigh (Baile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, […]

Padraig Mac Fhearghusa

Mac Fhearghusa, Pádraig

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, […]

Tom MacIntyre

MacIntyre, Tom

Tom MacIntyre was born in Cavan in 1931. A dual-language writer, his poetry collections include Blood Relations: Versions of Gaelic Poems of the Seventeeth and […]

Liam Mac Uistin

Mac Uistin, Liam

Liam Mac Uistin was born in Dublin in 1938. His published work includes the novels Esperanza and Dordd (Báile Átha Cliath, Clóchomhar, 1994), for which […]

Maire Mhac an tSaoi

Mhac an tSaoi, Máire

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 […]

Caitlin Maude

Maude, Caitlín

Caitlín Maude was born in Casla in the Connemara Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area) in 1942. Her poetry collections include Caitlín Maude, Dánta, ed. Ciar&aacuten Ó Coigligh […]

Caitriona Ní Chlerichín

Ní Chléirchín, Caitríona

Caitríona Ní Chléirchín is from Emyvale in Co Monaghan. Her first collection is Crithloinnir (Baile Átha Cliath, Coscéim, 2010), which won first prize in the […]

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

Ní Dhomhnaill, Nuala

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill was born in Lancashire in 1952, of Irish parents, and was brought up in the Dingle Gaeltacht and in Nenagh, Co Tipperary. […]

Colette Ní Ghallchóir

Ní Ghallchóir, Colette

Colette Ní Ghallchóir was born in the Donegal Gaeltacht in 1950. She has published Idir dhá Ghleann (Baile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, 1999); and An Chéad […]

Áine Ní Ghlinn

Ní Ghlinn, Áine

Áine Ní Ghlinn was born in Co Tipperary in 1955. She has published three collections: An Chéim Bhriste (Baile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, 1984); Gardín Pharthais […]

Bríd Ní Mhóráin

Ní Mhóráin, Bríd

Bríd Ní Mhóráin was born in Newmarket, Co Cork. Her poetry collections are Ceiliúradh Cré (Baile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, 1992); Fé Bhrat Bhride (An Daingean, […]

Colette Nic Aodha

Nic Aodha, Colette

Colette Nic Aodha was born in Shrule, Co. Mayo in 1967.Colette Nic Aodha A writer in both Irish and English, her poetry collections are Baill […]

Micheál Ó Chonghaile

Ó Conghaile, Micheál

Micheál Ó Conghaile was born in Inis Treabhair, Galway, in 1962. He established the publishing company Cló Iar-Chonnachta (CIC) in 1985 and the company has […]

Máirtín Ó Díreáin

Ó Díreáin, Máirtín

Máirtín Ó Díreáin was born Sruthán, Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands, in 1910. He worked as a civil servant from 1928 until 1975, […]

Gregóir Ó Duill

Ó Dúill, Gréagóir

Gréagóir Ó Dúill was born in Dublin and grew up in Co Antrim. He has published six collections, including Innilt Bhóthair (Báile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, […]

Criostoir O Floinn

Ó Floinn, Críostóir

Críostóir Ó Floinn/Christoir O’Flynn was born in Limerick in 1927. He has published over forty books in English and Irish. His plays have been produced […]

Liam Ó Muirthile

Ó Muirthile, Liam

Liam Ó Muirthile was born in Cork in 1950. His poetry collections include Tine Chnámh (Sáorséal Ó Marcaigh, 1984), which was awarded the Irish-American Cultural […]

Ó Ríordáin, Seán

Seán Ó Ríordáin was born in Baile Mhúirne, County Cork in 1916. His collections are Eireaball Spideoige (Baile Átha Cliath, Sáirseal agus Dill, 1952; Sáirseal […]

Micheal O'Siadhail

O’Siadhail, Michael

Micheal O’Siadhail was born in Dublin in 1947. His collections are An Bhliain Bhisigh (Baile Átha Cliath, An Clóchomhar, 1978); Runga (An Clóchomhar, 1980); Cumann […]

Cathal O Searcaigh

Ó Searcaigh, Cathal

Cathal Ó Searcaigh was born in Donegal and lives at the foot of Mount Errigal. His collections of poetry include Homecoming/An Bealach ‘na Bhaile (Cló […]

Pádraig Ó Snodaigh

Ó Snodaigh, Pádraig

Pádraig Ó Snodaigh was born in Carlow in 1935. He was assistant keeper of the National Museum from 1963-88, and President of the Gaelic League […]

Derry O'Sullivan portrait

O’Sullivan, Derry

Derry O’Sullivan was born in Cork in 1944. A former student of Seán Ó Tuama, his poetry collections in Irish are Cá bhfuil do Iudás? […]

Ó Tuama, Seán

Seán Ó Tuama was born in Cork in 1926. He was former Professor of Modern Irish Literature in University College Cork, and a visiting Professor […]

Eugene Watters

Ó Tuairisc, Eoghan

Eoghan Ó Tuairisc/Eugene Watters (qv) was born in Ballinasloe, Co Galway in 1919. He received a Masters Degree in English Literature and Language from UCD. […]

Gabriel Rosenstock

Rosenstock, Gabriel

Gabriel Rosenstock was born in Kilfinane, Co Limerick in 1949. He writes primarily in Irish and is the author or translator of over one hundred […]

Eithne Strong

Strong, Eithne

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); […]

Eugene Watters

Watters, Eugene

Eugene Watters/Eoghan Ó Tuairisc was born in Ballinasloe, Co Galway in 1919. He received a Masters Degree in English Literature and Language from UCD. He […]