Eileen Sheehan

Reading and Q&A, Discussion with Writer, Creative Writing Workshop
Age Group
7 - 10, 11-15, 16 - 18
Primary, Post Primary
Works in English ONLY

Publications/Repertoire/Productions & Background Experience

Eileen Sheehan lives in Killarney and is originally from Scartaglen, in the Sliabh Luachra area of County Kerry. She has read at festivals in Ireland and abroad including The Shanghai Literary Festival; the ACIS Conference in Davenport, Iowa; Writers' Week Listowel and The Cork International Poetry Festival. Anthology publications include The Watchful Heart: A New Generation of Irish Poets (editor Joan McBreen/ Salmon Poetry); Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland (editor Gabriel Fitzmaurice with photographs by John Reidy/ Curragh Press) and The Deep Heart's Core: Irish Poets Revisit a Touchstone Poem (editors Eugene O'Connell & Pat Boran/ Dedalus Press). Her collections are Song of the Midnight Fox and Down the Sunlit Hall (Doghouse Books). Her third collection, The Narrow Way of Souls (Salmon Poetry) was launched in May 2018. One of the poems from this collection is on the Leaving Certificate English Syllabus 2019 - 2022.

Her page at Salmon Poetry is here


Two poems from her previous collections are published in Text: A Transition Year English Reader (Editor Niall MacMonagle / The Celtic Press)

She has facilitated and edited the following publications:

Rhyme Rag #4 published by Kilkenny Arts Office.

The Unfinished Book 2009-2012 and again in 2016. Published by Cork City Council and Cork City Library Service.

Ó Mo Pheann Féin (2011), Editors Eileen Sheehan & John W. Sexton . Published by Kerry Education Service/Poetry Ireland/Kerry Library.

Age Group Details

Preferred age group 16-18.

Availability Details

Generally available by prior arrangement.

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