Reading: Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill


Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill is regarded among the most gifted Irish poets—writing in Irish or English—since William Butler Yeats, and her poetry has been translated into many different languages including English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Norwegian, Estonian, Danish, Czech, Armenian, Breton, Swedish and Japanese.

Raised in the Dingle Gaeltacht and in Nenagh, County Tipperary, she received her B.A. from University College Cork and has received honorary doctorates from Dublin City University and University College Cork. Ní Dhomhnaill has teaching and lecturing experience in Ireland, England, Turkey, Canada and the United States. She was awarded the prestigious Ireland Chair of Poetry which brought her as Poet-in-Residence to Queens University, Belfast, Trinity College Dublin, and University College Dublin and has also served as artist/writer in residence at University College Cork and St. Patrick’s College of Education.

Her stateside appointments include serving as a visiting professor at Smith College, New York University, Boston College and Villanova University. Ní Dhomhnaill is also a regular broadcaster on radio and television in Ireland. Her poetry collections include: An Dealg Droighin (1981), Rogha Dánta/Selected Poems (1986, 1988, 1999), Pharoah’s Daughter (1990), The Astrakhan Cloak (1992) and the forthcoming Fifty Minute Mermaid. She is also the author of several plays for children, librettos, screenplays, and essays. At Notre Dame, she teaches a course on modern Irish poetry.

Sponsored by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies