Gabriel Fitzmaurice was born in 1952, in the village of Moyvane, Co. Kerry where he still lives. For over 30 years he taught at the local primary school from which he retired as principal in 2007. He is the author of more than 60 books, including collections of poetry in English and Irish as well as several collections of verse for children. He has translated extensively from the Irish and has edited a number of anthologies of poetry in English and Irish. He has published volumes of essays and collections of songs and ballads. Poems of his have been set to music and recorded by Brian Kennedy and performed by the RTÉ Cór na nÓg with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Recipient of the Listowel Writers' Week John B. Keane Lifetiume Achievement Award, he is an honorary member of the Szechenyi Academy of Letters and Arts in Hungary. He frequently broadcasts on radio and television on culture and arts
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Date of Publication: 02/08/2022