Jerome Kiely

Life
1925- ; b. Kinsale, ed. Diocesan College, Cork, and St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth; ord. 1950; travelled in Africa and Near East; priest in Cork; awarded Adam Prize for Poetry, 1956; included in New Poets of Ireland (Denver 1953); poems collected as The Griffon Sings (1966); also issued Seven Year Island (1969), a novel set on Inishbofin, Co. Galway; issued further poetry collections, Yesterdays of the Heart (1989) and Swallows in December (2006), self-published; while The Isle of the Blest (1993) is an autobiography; winner of Adam prize; issued The Moon Canoe (2010). DIW

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Works
Poetry, The Griffon Sings: Poems (London: G. Chapman 1966), 95pp.; Yesterdays of the Heart (1989), 56pp.; Swallows in December (Trafford 2006), 123pp.; The Moon Canoe (Doghose 2010), 66pp.

Fiction, Seven Year Island (1969), 166pp. Autobiography, The Isle of the Blest [Dublin: Dominican Publications, 1993] (Cork: Mercier Press 1993), 138pp.

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Notes
Seven Year Island (1969) listed as Capaill Island and Whale Island in COPAC

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