Elaine Feeney

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Elaine Feeney is an Irish poet.

Feeney was born in Galway[1] and has lived much of her life in Athenry. She won the Cúirt Grand Slam in 2008.[2] She was educated at the town's Presentation College Athenry, and teaches English at St. Jarlath's College, Tuam and is creative writing teacher at National University of Ireland, Galway. She lives in Athenry with her husband Ray Glasheen and their two sons. Feeney has performed internationally and is considered both a page and performance poet, one of the 'most provocative poets to come out of Ireland in the last decade' (Fionnaula Flanagan - 2013 - California) [2]

Personal life[edit]

Feeney grew up on a farm in Athenry, Co. Galway. She attended Scoil Croi Naofa, Athenry a school she writes about in 'The Radio was Gospel', Presentation College Athenry and completed her education at University College Galway, University College Cork and University of Limerick.


Indisipline, Chapbook published jointly with writer Dave Lordan (2007), published by Maverick Press. Where's Katie? (2010), published by Salmon Poetry.[3] Cinderella Backwards CD of Poetry with Sarah Clancy (2012) The Radio was Gospel (2013), Published by Salmon Poetry[4] Rise (2017) Published by Salmon Poetry WRoNGHEADED Written by Feeney for Liz Roche Company [3]


  1. ^ LC Authority file
  2. ^ "Elaine Feeney: one of Ireland’s growing band of young political poets" By Kevin Higgins Galway Advertiser Apr 07, 2011 [1]
  3. ^ WorldCat book entry
  4. ^ WorldCat book entry

External Links[edit]

https://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=427&a=187 https://www.rcwlitagency.com/authors/elaine-feeney/ https://www.ucc.ie/en/english/news/school-of-english-reading-series-featuring-liz-quirke-paul-casey-and-elaine-feeney.html https://connachttribune.ie/elaines-history-lesson-shines-in-new-anthology/ https://poetrysociety.org.uk/publications-section/the-poetry-review/behind-the-poem/your-head-will-be-well-elaine-feeney-and-the-inspiration-of-roethke-in-galway/ http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/105471/nui-galway-to-launch-project-to-archive-personal-histories-of-tuam-mother-and-baby-home