Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill was born in 1952 and is one of the major poets writing in the Irish language today. Her famous poem ‘The Language Issue’ explains her decision not to write in English. Irish themes, including language, are central to her poetry which encompasses everything from ancient myths to the details of contemporary life. She was Ireland Professor of Poetry (2001 – 2004) and the first Professor of Irish (language) Poetry.

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