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William Butler Yeats.
When she wandered again,
Turning sliver out of dark grasses
Where the skylark had lain,
And her voice coming softly over the meadow
Was the mist becoming rain.
The Lost Heifer by Austin Clarke


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This list is not all notable poets with Wikipedia pages, all were born or raised in Ireland or hold Irish citizenship. Abbreviations for languages of writings: E: English; F: French; I; Irish (Gaeilge); L Latin; R Russian Wikipedia

Quick Jump: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
Poet Notes
A
Adomnán (died 704, L) wikipedia
AE George William Russell (1867–1935, E) Needs Family added, Needs Bio
William Allingham (1824–1889, E) Wikipedia Need to add children
B
Ivy Bannister (born 1951, E)[1] Wikipedia Living
Leland Bardwell (1922–2016, E) Wikipedia Needs spouse and children
George Barnett (1876-1965)
Beccán mac Luigdech (fl. c. 650, I) Wikiprdia
Samuel Beckett (1906–1989, E/F) Wikipedia Could use a better bio, needs wife added
Brendan Behan (1923–1964, E) Needs sources, long bio
Gerard Beirne (born 1962, E) Living
Thomas Bibby (1799-1863, E) Wikipedia Needs Bio, family added, more sources Not Connected
Blathmac mac Cú Brettan (fl. c. 750, I)
Eavan Boland (born 1944, E) Living
Dermot Bolger (born 1959, E) Living
Pat Boran (born 1963, E) Living
Samuel Boyse (1709–1749, E) Wikipedia Samuel Boyse Needs Bio, family added, more sources Not Connected
Rory Brennan (born 1945, E) Living
Frances Browne (1816–1887, E) Wikipedia needs better bio, parents, Not Connected
C
Michael Feeney Callan (born 1955, E) Living
Moya Cannon (born 1956, E) Living
Ciarán Carson (born 1948, E) Living
James Casey (1824–1909, E)
Oengus Celi De (fl. c. 800, I)
Patrick Chapman (born 1968, E) Living
Austin Clarke (1896–1974, E)
Brendan Cleary (born 1958, E)
Brian Coffey (1905–1995, E)
Colmán mac Lénéni (died 604, I)
Padraic Colum (1881–1972, E)
Susan Connolly (born 1956, E)
Cuirithir of Connacht (fl. 7th century, I)
John Cunningham (1729–1773, E)
Tony Curtis (born 1955, E) Living
D
Pádraig J. Daly (born 1943, E) Living
Thomas Davis (1814–1845, E)
Michael Davitt (1950–2005, I)
Cecil Day-Lewis (1904–1972, E)
Patrick Deeley (born 1953, E) Living
Celia de Fréine (born 1948, I/E) Living
Greg Delanty (born 1958, E) Living
Louis de Paor (born 1961, I) Living
Aubrey de Vere 2nd Bt. (1788 - 1846) wikipedia
Aubrey Thomas de Vere (1814 - 1902) Wikipedia Bio needs to be rewritten, Copy & paste from Wikipedia
Stephen Edward de Vere MP (1812 - 1904) wikipedia Needs more sources
Denis Devlin (1908–1959, E)
John Dillon (1816–1866, E)
Theo Dorgan (born 1953, E) Living
Gerard Donovan (born 1959, E) Living
Ellen Mary Patrick Downing (1828–1869, E)
John Swanwick Drennan (1809–1893, E)
William Drennan (1754–1820, E)
Charles Gavan Duffy (1816–1903, E)
Seán Dunne (1956–1995, E)
Lord Dunsany (1878–1957, E)
Paul Durcan (born 1944, E) Living
E
John Ennis (born 1944, E) Living
F
Elaine Feeney (born 1979, E) Living
Piaras Feiritéar (c. 1600–1653, I)
Ellen Bridget (O'Connell) Fitzsimon Needs better Bio
Flann Mainistrech (?-1056, I)
G
Patrick Galvin (1927–2011, E)
Monk Gibbon (1896–1987, E)
Oliver St. John Gogarty (1878–1957, E)
Oliver Goldsmith (c. 1730–1774, E)
Eva Selina Laura Gore-Booth (1870 - 1926) PPP
Mark Granier (born 1957, E) Living
Patrick Greaney (fl. 18th c., I)
Gerald Griffin (1803–1840, E)
Stephen Gwynn (1864–1950, E)
H
Kerry Hardie (born 1951, E) Living
Anne Le Marquand Hartigan (born 1938, E)
Michael Hartnett (1944–1999, I/E)
Randolph Healy (born 1956, E) Living
Seamus Heaney (1939-2013), E
John Harold Hewitt (1907 - 1987)
F. R. Higgins (1896–1941, E)
Kevin Higgins (born 1967, E) Living
Rita Ann Higgins (born 1955, E) Living
Leland Olive Hone (1922 - 2016) Bio is about Leland Bardwell. (nee Hone)
Pearse Hutchinson (1927–2012, I/E)
Douglas Hyde (1860–1949, I/E)
I
Valentin Iremonger (1918–1991, E)
J
John Jordan (1930–1988, E)
James Joyce (1882–1941, E)
Trevor Joyce (born 1947, E) Living
K
Patrick Kavanagh (1904–1967, E)
Rita Kelly (born 1953, I) Living
Charles Kickham (1828–1882, E)
Thomas Kinsella (born 1928, E) Living
Anatoly Kudryavitsky (born 1954, R/E) Living
L
Emily Lawless (1845–1913, E)
Francis Ledwidge (1887–1917, E) Needs Bio.
C. S. Lewis (1899–1963, E)
James Liddy (1934–2008, E)
Eddie Linden (born 1935, E) Living
Michael Longley (born 1939, E)
Luccreth moccu Chiara (fl. c. 600, I)
M
Micheál Mac Suibhne (c. 1760–1820, I)
Denis Florence MacCarthy (1817–1868, E)
Donagh MacDonagh (1912–1968, E)
Thomas MacDonagh (1878–1916, E)
Patrick MacDonogh (1902–1961, E)
Seán MacFalls (born 1957, E) Living
Patrick MacGill (1889–1960, E)
Thomas MacGreevy (1893–1967, E)
John Macken (c. 1784–1823, E)
Louis MacNeice (1907–1963, E)
Tomás Mac Síomóin (born 1938, I)
Marie MacSweeney, (living, E) Living
Neil McBride (1861–1942, I)
Hugh McFadden (born 1942, E) Living
Medbh McGuckian (born 1950, E) Living
Nigel McLoughlin (born 1968, E) Living
Bernard McNulty (1842–1892, E)
Máire Mhac an tSaoi (born 1922, I)
Derek Mahon (born 1941, E)
James Clarence Mangan (1803–1849, E)
Caitlín Maude (1941–1982, I)
Máighréad Medbh (born 1959, E) Living
Paula Meehan (born 1955, E) Living
Brian Merriman (1747–1805, I)
Alice Milligan (1865–1953, E)
Dorothy Molloy (1942–2004, E)
John Montague (1929–2016, E)
Thomas Moore (1779–1852, E) Wikipedia Needs Bio
Paul Muldoon (born 1951, E) Living
Hayden Murphy (born 1945, E)
N
Kate Newmann (born 1965, E) Living
Nuala Ní Chonchúir (born 1970, E) Living
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (born 1942, E)
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill (born 1952, I) Living
Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh (born 1984, I) Living
Áine Ní Ghlinn (born 1955, I) Living
Doireann Ní Ghríofa (born 1981, I/E) Living
O
Dáibhí Ó Bruadair (David O Bruadair) (1625–1698, I)
Máirtín Ó Direáin (1910–1988, I)
Proinsias O'Doibhlin (Devlin) O.F.M. (abt. 1660 - abt. 1724) Wikipedia Unconnected needs Bio, Parents, more sources
Mary O'Donnell (born 1954, E) Living
Bernard O'Donoghue (born 1945, E)
Gregory O'Donoghue (1951–2005, E)
Dennis O'Driscoll (1954–2012, E)
Cinaed Ó hArtucain (died 975, I)
Nessa O'Mahony (living, E) Living
Ó Maoilciaran an Fili (fl. c. 1395, I)
Henrietta O'Neill (1758–1793, E)[2]
Mary Devenport O'Neill (1879–1967, E)
Antoine Ó Raifteiri (Anthony Raftery) (1784–1835, I)
Aogán Ó Rathaille (1675–1729, I)
Seán Ó Ríordáin (1916–1977, I)
Cathal Ó Searcaigh (born 1956, I) Living
Micheal O'Siadhail (born 1947, I/E)
Eoghan Rua Ó Súilleabháin/Owen Roe O'Sullivan (1748–1782, I)
Seumas O'Sullivan (1879–1958, E)
Eoghan Ó Tuairisc (Eugene Watters) (1919–1982, I/E)
Frank Ormsby (born 1947, E) Living
P
Frances Isabelle Parnell (1848 - 1882)
Tom Paulin (born 1949, E) Living
Patrick Pearse (Pádraig Anraí Mac Piarais) (1879–1916, I/E) PPP
Joseph Plunkett (1887–1916, E)
Q
R
George Reavey (1907–1976, E)
Nell Regan (born 1969, E) Living
Maurice Riordan (born 1953, E) Living
Lennox Robinson (1886–1958, E)
Gabriel Rosenstock (born 1949, I/E) Living
Rosemarie Rowley (born 1942, E)
Adam Rudden (born 1983, E)
S
Blanaid Salkeld (1880–1959, E)
Maurice Scully (born 1952, E) Living
John W. Sexton (born 1958, E) Living
Eileen Shanahan (1901–1979, E)
James Simmons (1933–2001, E)
Peter Sirr (born 1960, E) Living
Michael Smith (born 1942, E)
Geoffrey Squires (born 1942, E)
James Stephens (1880–1950, E) Living
Eithne Strong (1925–1999, I/E)
Matthew Sweeney (1952–2018, E)
Jonathan Swift (1667–1745, E)
John Millington Synge (1871–1909, E)
T
Senchán Torpéist (fl. c. 580 – c. 650, I)
Richard Trench (1807 - 1886) Wikipedia orphaned, Needs sources
Eliza Dorothea Cobbe, Lady Tuite (c. 1764–1850, E)
Katharine Tynan (1861–1931, E) Wikipedia
U
V
W
Catherine Walsh (born 1964, E) Living
David Wheatley (born 1970, E) Living
Jane Wilde (1821–1896, E)
Oscar Wilde (1854–1900, E) PPP
Richard D'Alton Williams (1822–1862, E)
James Wills (1790–1868, E)
Florence Mary Wilson, (1870–1946, E)
Sheila Wingfield (1906–1992, E)
Macdara Woods (1942–2008, E)
Joseph Woods (born 1966, E) Living
X
Y
W. B. Yeats (1865–1939, E) PPP
Augustus Young (born 1943, E)
Z




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