Noted Irish poet Macdara Woods dies at age 76

18th June 2018

Poetry Ireland deeply regrets the passing of Macdara Woods, who died on Friday at the age of 76. Regarded as one of the senior figures in Irish poetry, Dublin-born Woods was married to the current Ireland Professor of Poetry, Eiléan Ni Chuilleanáin with whom he was also a co-founder and editor of the literary journal Cyphers. Our thoughts are with Eiléan and family.  

Collected Poems confirms his place as a major Irish poet and shows, throughout its more than 400 pages, that he has been passionately committed to the art of poetry for nearly six decades."
Philip Coleman, Poetry Ireland Review

Read Macdara Woods' obituary in The Irish Times