Annemarie Ní Churreáin

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Annemarie Ní Churreáin
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin

Annemarie Ní Churreáin is an Irish poet from North West Donegal.


Ní Churreáin grew up in Donegal in a place called Cnoc Na Naomh.[1]

She was educated at the Oscar Wilde Centre at Trinity College, Dublin.[2] Ní Churreáin is fluent in Irish.[3]

Ní Churreáin has received literary awards from Jack Kerouac House,[2] Akademie Schloss Solitude,[4] and Hawthornden Castle.[5]

In 2016, Ní Churreáin was honoured with the Next Generation Artists Award from Michael D. Higgins on behalf of the Arts Council of Ireland.[5] In 2018, she was awarded the inaugural John Broderick Residency Award by the Arts Council.[6] In 2019, she was named one of two Writers in Residence at Maynooth University, Kildare.

In addition to her writing practice, Ní Churreáin is a panelist on the Writers in Irish Prisons Scheme and co-founder of the arts collective, "Upstart."[7] In 2007, she established Ireland's first creative arts therapies outreach programme for people in need.


Ní Churreáin's first poetry collection Bloodroot[8] was published by Doire Press[9] in October 2017. In 2018 it was shortlisted for the Shine Strong Award in Ireland and for the Julie Suk Award.[10] Her second book Town is a special edition letter-press book published by The Salvage Press 2018.[11]

Ní Churreáin's second full length poetry collection The Poison Glen was published by The Gallery Press, 2021.


  1. ^ Ní Churreáin, Annemarie (26 October 2017). "'I was raised in the shadow of men who wanted to conquer wildness'". The Irish Times. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Category 2014-2015". The Kerouac Project. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  3. ^ Dennehy, Fergus (23 September 2017). "Meet Kerry's new artists-in-residence: writer Annemarie and filmmaker Mieke". The Kerryman. Retrieved 6 November 2017 – via LexisNexis.
  4. ^ "Annemarie Ní Churreáin". Akademie Schloss Solitude. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Annemarie Ní Churreáin". The Arts Council. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Annemarie Ní Churreáin announced as inaugural recipient of the John Broderick writer's residency". 5 September 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  7. ^ " | AnneMarie". Archived from the original on 28 October 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  8. ^ "". Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Home". Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  10. ^ Andrews, Kernan. "Annemarie Ní Churreáin to go Over The Edge". Galway Advertiser. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  11. ^ Churreáin, Annemarie Ní. "'To see Dublin take shape on the page was a celebration, a gesture of hope'". The Irish Times. Retrieved 6 January 2019.