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Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Poet

Doireann Ní Ghríofa writes poetry in both Irish and English. She was born in Galway in 1981, but grew up in County Clare. She now lives in Cork and holds an MA in Modern Irish Literature (UCC). Ní Ghríofa has published widely in literary magazines in Ireland and abroad, such as The Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Prairie Schooner, The Stinging Fly, Southword and Feasta.  In 2012, her poem Fáinleoga won the Wigtown Award for poetry written in Gaelic (Scotland).  

In 2013, she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the American literary journal – The Rose Red Review.  She was one of the prize-winners in the emerging writer category at the Oireachtas literary awards in 2010. She has been shortlisted in many other competitions including: the Jonathan Swift Award (2012), the Venture Award (2012) and the Strokestown Poetry Prize (2014). Ní Ghríofa was selected for the very prestigious Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award 2014-2015.