Agnes Walsh

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For the matron, see Agnes Marion McLean Walsh.

Agnes Walsh (born 1950, Placentia) is a Canadian actor, poet, playwright and storyteller from Newfoundland.

Walsh has won Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters awards for poetry as well as TickleAce poetry and ballad writing awards. Her poems have been translated into French and Portuguese. She has toured Canada, the eastern United States, Portugal, and Ireland reading from her work.

Walsh is also the founder of the Tramore Theatre Troupe on the Cape Shore of Placentia Bay, an ensemble dedicated to preserving and presenting the oral history of that area. The group has performed to packed houses in both Newfoundland and Ireland and hosted Irish cultural exchanges to the Cape Shore area.

She has adapted an Icelandic novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Halldor Laxness for the theatre.

In 2006, she was named the first poet laureate for St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.


  • In the Old Country of My Heart (1996)
  • Going Around with Bachelors (2007)