Gregory O’Donoghue

Life
1951-2005; b. Cork; worked on English railways and taught in Canada; youngest contrib. to Faber Book of Irish Verse (1978); poetry collections incl. Kicking (1975), The Permanent Way (1995), and Ghost Dance (2006) [posthum.]

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Works
Kicking (Gallery 1975); The Permanent Way (Three Spires 1995), 24pp.; Ghost Dance (Dublin: Dedalus Press 2006), 86pp.

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Notes
John Montague quotes Greg O'Donoghue about Cork in the 1970s: ‘If you were lucky enough to lose your virginity someone would bring it home to your mother.’ (Shirley Kelly, interview-article, in Books Ireland, Oct. 2007, p.206.)

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