Mary O'Donoghue

1975- ; grew up in Co. Clare; grad. UCG (English and History), followed by an MPhil in Irish studies; issued poetry collection Tulle (2001), Winner of the Salmon Poetry Prize 2000; moved to Boston and taught part-time at Babson College, 2002, and afterwards appt. Asst.-Prof., at Babson; issued Among these Winters (2007); contrib. translations to Ag Greadadh Bás sa Reilig/Clapping in the Cemetery, by Louis de Paor (2005), in company with Biddy Jenkinson and Kevin Anderson; issued Before the House Burns (2010), a novel about a family's disintegration under the weight of tragic events; her literary agent is Faith O’Grady.

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  • Tulle (Galway: Salmon Poetry 2001), 53pp.;
  • Among these Winters (Dublin: Daedalus Press 2007), 69pp.
  • Contrib. translations to Louis de Paor, Ag Greadadh Bás sa Reilig/Clapping in the Cemetery (Cló Iar-Connacht 2005), and Agus Rud Eile De (Cló Iar-Connacht 2010) - both with Biddy Jenkinson and Kevin Anderson;
  • Before the House Burns (Dublin: Lilliput 2010).


See interview-article in Books Ireland (May 2010), pp.98-99.

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Namesake (1): Elinor Mary O'Donoghue (1898-?) was E. M. Oddie [pseud.], the author of The Bonapartes in the New World (London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot Ltd. 1932), xi, 302pp., ill. [front., plates, ports., geneal. tables], The Slitting of Mr. Crispe's Nose (London: Cassell & Co. 1940), and other works.

Namesake (2): Mary O'Donoghue, ed., with Donal A. Murphy, Wordsnare: A Magazine of Nenagh Verse (Nenagh: Wordsnare 1974), 36pp.