1937-1988; poet; author of poetry collections, Under the Stone, Age of Exploration, Darkness Blossoming; also long poems, After Doomsday [unfinished] and Coin for the Ferryman; also five collections and two novels Irish; chairman of Poetry Ireland; reviews in Books Ireland; issued Selected Poems (2005), posthum.
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Selected Poems (Athlone: Rebus Books 2005), 200pp. Also, Untitled, a posthumous poem concerning an aunt who survived
the Titanic but died of cancer in old age; translated from his
own original in Irish (Irish Times, 18 April 1998).
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See notice, late and much lamented (Fortnight 327, April 1994); also Rory Brennan, Elsewhere and Clonmacnoise: in memory of Conleth Ellis in Books Ireland (Nov. 1996), p.329 [from The Old in Rapallo, Salmon ?1996].