An Irish poet, born in Lancashire, England in 1952. When she was five years of age her Irish parents returned to their native land. She studied English and Irish literature and the Gaelic language. To manifest her ties to the language she decided to use it exclusively in her poetry. She belongs to the Innti poetry group. In the 1970s she lived in Turkey and in Holland with her husband and four children. In 1980 she returned to Ireland and published her first collection of poems in Gaelic. She is quite prolific – she has written plays for children, essays, scripts, and journalism, and has edited anthologies. She often alludes to Irish folklore and Celtic mythology. Her poetry is published in bilingual Gaelic/English editions, and has been translated into many languages, including Polish. The translations from Gaelic to English have been rendered by Ireland’s finest poets: Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, and Derek Mahon.