Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh

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Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh
Born 1984 (age 33–34)
Tralee, Co. Kerry
Occupation Poet
Nationality Irish
Education BA; MA; PhD
Alma mater NUI Galway
Notable works Péacadh

Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh is an Irish poet who writes in the Irish language. Born in Tralee, County Kerry, in 1984, she graduated from NUI Galway in 2005 with a BA in Irish and French. She spent time in Bordeaux, France, before returning to Ireland to do an MA in Modern Irish, again at NUI Galway.[1][2]

She went to New York in August 2007 to teach Irish with the Fulbright program in the CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies at Lehman College in the Bronx. The Arts Council of Ireland (An Chomhairle Ealaíon) awarded her an artist’s bursary in 2008.[3] She has helped to translate her own work into English.

Ní Ghearbhuigh’s first collection, Péacadh, was published in 2008. It has been noted that, although its general tenor is optimistic, many of the collection’s stronger pieces are marked by a disorientating sense of alienation and an awareness of the world’s capricious nature.[4]

Her doctoral dissertation, “An Fhrainc Iathghlas? Tionchar na Fraince ar Athbheochan na Gaeilge, 1893-1922″ (NUI, Galway), won the Adele Dalsimer Prize for Distinguished Dissertation in 2014.[5]


  • Péacadh (Coiscéim, 2008)


  1. ^ "Three Irish-language Poets Named For Western Writers' Centre Project". 26 November 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
  2. ^ "Galway in verse". Galway Independent. 3 December 2008. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh". Munster Literature Centre. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
  4. ^ Poetry International: Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Announcement: 2014 ACIS Book Prizes". American Conference for Irish Studies. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.