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Cork Spring Literary Festival 2011THE CORK SPRING

LITERARY

FESTIVAL 2011

 


 

Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh to read in Cork Spring Literary Festival 2011

 

AILBHE NÍ GHEARBHUIGH


Reading with Catherine Smith & Matthew Sweeney, Friday 18 February, 7.15pm

 

Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh was born in Co. Kerry, in the southwest of Ireland, in 1984. She was born into an Irish-speaking family and was educated in Irish. After receiving her degree from the National University of Ireland Galway, she lived for several years in France and also spent a period in New York as a Fulbright scholar. She has recently returned to NUI Galway, where she is carrying out doctoral research in the area of Irish Studies. In 2008 Coiscéim published her first collection Péacadh.


Rugadh agus tógadh Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh i dTrá Lí, Co. Chiarraí. D’fhreastail sí ar Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh, áit ar dhein sí staidéar ar an nGaeilge agus ar an bhFraincis. Tá tréimhsí caite aici sa Fhrainc, in Épernay, Rennes agus Bordeaux. Chaith sí bliain i Nua Eabhrac ar scoláireacht Fulbright ag teagasc na Gaeilge. Bhronn an Chomhairle Ealaíon sparántacht uirthi agus tá sí fillte ar Ghaillimh arís. Coiscéim a céad chnuasach filíochta in 2008. Léigh sí ag féile litríochta Imram agus ghlac sí páirt i gCuairt na bhFilí go hAlbain. Visit Ní Ghearbhuigh's page at Poetry International Web.

 

(Extracts of Ní Ghearbhuigh's work available on page 14 of festival brochure.)

 

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