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Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh

Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh was born in Tralee, Co. Kerry in 1984. She graduated from NUI Galway in 2005 with a BA in Irish and French. After her degree, she worked in Bordeaux as a language teacher at the university there. She returned to NUI Galway to undertake a Masters in Irish, where she also taught classes in Irish language and literature.

In August 2007, she went to New York to teach Irish with the Fulbright programme. The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon awarded her an artist’s bursary in 2008 allowing her time to focus on writing.

Her poems have appeared in An Guth, Feasta, Crannóg and Poetry Ireland Review. As well as poetry, Ailbhe writes articles for ‘Beocheist’ in The Irish Times. Gabriel Rosenstock has translated some of her poems to English. She has read at the Imram literary festival in Dublin and participated in Cuairt na bhFilí to Scotland.

She is currently based in Galway and her first collection, Péacadh, was published by Coiscéim in 2008.