List of Irish writers


List of Irish writers

This is a list of writers either born in Ireland or holding Irish citizenship. Writers whose work is in Irish are included. All links should have an article. Please create one for all red (dead) links.

Dramatists

A–D

* John Banim (1798 – 1842)
* Sebastian Barry (born 1955)
* Samuel Beckett (1906 – 1989)
* Brendan Behan (1923 – 1964)
* Dermot Bolger (born 1959)
* Dion Boucicault (1820 – 1890)
* Ian Adam Bryan
* Colm Byrne (born 1971)
* Marina Carr (born 1964)
* Paul Vincent Carroll (1900 – 1968)
* Austin Clarke (1896 – 1974)
* Padraic Colum (1881 – 1972)
* William Congreve (1670 – 1729)
* James Cousins (1873 – 1956)
* Louis D'Alton (1900 – 1951)
* Seamus DeBurca (born 1912)
* Anne Devlin (1780 – 1851)
* Roddy Doyle (born 1958)
* Gary Duggan (born 1979)
* Lord Dunsany (1878 – 1957)

E–J

* St John Ervine (1883 – 1971)
* Seamus Finnegan
* Michael Fitzpatrick
* Brian Friel (born 1929)
* Miriam Gallagher
* Oliver Goldsmith (c.1728 – 1774)
* Lady Augusta Gregory (1852 – 1932)
* Gerald Griffin (1803 – 1840)
* Declan Hughes
* Alex Johnston
* Denis Johnston (1901 – 1984)
* Jennifer Johnston (born 1930)
* Marie Jones (born c.1951)
* James Joyce (1882 – 1941)

K–P

* Patrick Kavanagh
* John B. Keane
* Thomas Kilroy
* Jerome Kilty
* Hugh Leonard
* Walter Macken
* Micheál MacLiammoir
* Ian Macpherson
* Daniel Magee
* Jason Maher
* Edward Martyn
* John McCann
* Martin McDonagh
* Frank McGuinness
* Conor McPherson
* M. J. Molloy
* George Moore
* Gerald Murphy
* Jimmy Murphy
* John Murphy
* Tom Murphy
* T. C. Murray
* Sean O'Casey
* Joseph O'Connor
* Mary Devenport O'Neill
* Christian O'Reilly
* Mark O'Rowe
* Cathal Ó Searcaigh
* Robert Owenson (1744 – 1812)

Q–Z

* Lennox Robinson
* Billy Roche
* G. Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950)
* Peter Sheridan
* George Shiels (1881 – 1949)
* Richard Brinsley Sheridan
* John Millington Synge
* Colin Teevan
* Colm Tóibín
* Joseph Tomelty
* Mervyn Wall
* Enda Walsh
* Oscar Wilde (1845 – 1900)
* W.B. Yeats (1865 – 1939)

Novelists

A–C

* John Banim (1798 – 1842)
* Michael Banim (1796 – 1874)
* John Banville (born 1945)
* Sebastian Barry (born 1955)
* Samuel Beckett (1906 – 1989)
* Brendan Behan (1923 – 1964)
* Gerard Beirne (born 1962)
* Maeve Binchy (born 1940}
* Dermot Bolger (born 1959)
* John Boyne (born 1971)
* Elizabeth Bowen (1899 – 1973)
* Maeve Brennan (1916 – 1993)
* John Broderick (1924-1989)
Shan Bullock (1865 – 1935)
* William Carleton (1794 – 1869)
* Philip Casey (born 1950)
* Austin Clarke (1896 – 1974)
* Brian Cleeve (1921 – 2003)
* Trevor J Colgan (born 1977)
* Kieron Connolly (born 1961)
* Padraic Colum (1881 – 1972)
* Éanna Cullen (born 1977)

D–J

* Seamus Deane (born 1940)
* Emma Donoghue (born 1969)
* Gerard Donovan (born ?)
* Roddy Doyle (born 1958)
* Catherine Dunne (born 1954}
* Lord Dunsany (1878 – 1957)
* Maria Edgeworth (1767 – 1849)
* Anne Marie Forrest (born 1967)
* Carlo Gebler (born 1954)
* Oliver Goldsmith (1728 – 1774)
* Gerald Griffin (1803 – 1840)
* Hugo Hamilton (born 1953)
* Dermot Healy (born 1947)
* Aidan Higgins (born 1927)
* Desmond Hogan (born 1950)
* Arlene Hunt (born 1972)
* Jennifer Johnston (born 1930)
* Neil Jordan (born 1950)
* James Joyce (1882 – 1941)

K–R

* Molly Keane (1904 – 1996) (writing as M.J. Farrell)
* Charles Kickham (1828 – 1882)
* C. S. Lewis (1899 – 1963)
* David Marcus (born 1924)
* Colum McCann (born 1965)
* Barry McCrea (born 1974)
* John McGahern (1934 – 2006)
* Brinsley MacNamara (1890 – 1963) (real name John Weldon, see Valley of the Squinting Windows)
* Ian Macpherson, Deep Probings, the autobiography of a genius
* Anna McPartlin (born 1972)
* Charles Robert Maturin (1782 – 1824)
* Brian Moore (1921 – 1999)
* George Moore (1852 – 1933)
* Jason Mordaunt (born 1966)
* Lady Morgan (Sidney Owenson) (1776? – 1859)
* Iris Murdoch (1919 – 1999)
* Edna O'Brien (born 1932?)
* Joseph O'Conner (born 1964?)
* Philip Ó Ceallaigh
* Peadar O'Donnell (1893 – 1986)
* Liam O'Flaherty (1896 – 1984)
* Valentine O'Hara (1875 – 1941)
* Brian O'Nolan (1912 – 1966) (writing as Flann O'Brien; journalistic pseudonym Myles na gCopaleen)
* Sean O'Reilly (born 1969)
* TS O'Rourke (born 1968)
* Glenn Patterson (born 1961)
* Tom Phelan (born 1940)
* James Plunkett (1920 – 2003)
* Keith Ridgway (born 1965)
* Frank Ronan (born 1963)

–Z

* Somerville and Ross (otherwise Edith Somerville (1858 – 1949) and Violet Florence Martin (1862 – 1915)
* Laurence Sterne (1713 – 1768)
* Bram Stoker (1847 – 1912)
* Francis Stuart (1902 – 2000)
* Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745)
* Kate Thompson (born 1959)
* Colm Tóibín (born 1955)
* William Wall (born 1955)
* Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900)

Poets

A–D

* Adomnan (d. 704)
* Æ (George William Russell) (1867 – 1935)
* Gary Allen (born 1964)
* Joseph Allen (born 1964)
* William Allingham (1824 – 1889)
* Becc mac Lethdergain (fl. 5th century)
* Beccan mac Luigdech (fl. "c". 650?)
* Eaton Stannard Barrett (1786 – 1820)
* Richard Barrett (1740 – 1818)
* Samuel Beckett (1906 – 1989)
* Brendan Behan (1923 – 1964)
* Gerard Beirne (born 1962)
* Blathmac mac Cú Brettan (fl. "c". 750)
* Eavan Boland (born 1944)
* Dermot Bolger (born 1959)
* Pat Boran (born 1963)
* Bri mac Bairchid (fl. 5th century)
* Broccan (fl. 7th century)
* Frances Browne (1816 – 1887)
* Ciaran Carson (born 1948)
* Philip Casey (born 1950)
* Patrick Chapman (born 1968)
* Austin Clarke (1896 – 1974)
* Brendan Cleary
* Brian Coffey (1905 – 1995)
* Colmán mac Lénéni (d. 604)
* Padraic Colum (1881 – 1972)
* James Cousins (1873 – 1956)
* Cuirithir of Connacht (fl. 7th century)
* John Cunningham (1729 – 1773)
* Thomas Davis (1814 – 1845)
* Denis Devlin (1908 – 1959)
* John Dillon (1816 – 1866)
* Des Donnelly (born 1955)
* Gerard Donovan (born ?)
* William Drennan (d. 1820)
* Dubtach moccu Lugair (fl. 5th century)
* Charles Gavan Duffy (1816 – 1903)
* Seán Dunne (1956 – 1995)
* Lord Dunsany (1878 – 1957)
* Paul Durcan (1944)

E–L

* Flann Mainistrech (d. 1056)
* Flannacan mac Cellaig, King of Brega (d. 896)
* Patrick Galvin (born 1927)
* Monk Gibbon (1896 – 1987)
* Oliver St John Gogarty (1878 – 1957)
* Oliver Goldsmith (1730? – 1774)
* Stephen Lucius Gwynn (1864 – 1950)
* Michael Hartnett (1944 – 1999)
* Randolph Healy (born 1956)
* Seamus Heaney (born 1939)
* F. R. Higgins (1896 – 1941)
* Pearse Hutchinson (born 1927)
* Douglas Hyde (1860 – 1949)
* Irard mac Coisse (fl. pre-980)
* Valentin Iremonger (1918 – 1991)
* Diarmuid Johnson (born 1965) [http://www.transcript-review.org/sub.cfm?lan=en&id=1963 see Transcript Biography]
* John Jordan (1930 – 1988)
* James Joyce (1882 – 1941)
* Trevor Joyce (born 1947)
* Thomas Kinsella (born 1928)
* Charles Kickham (d. 1882)
* Emily Lawless (1845 – 1913)
* Francis Ledwidge (1887 – 1917)
* C. S. Lewis (1899 – 1963)
* Liadan of Corcu Duibhne (fl. 7th century)
* James Liddy
* Michael Longley (born 1939)
* Luccreth moccu Chiara (fl. c. 580)
* Frank L. Ludwig (born 1964)

M–P

* Mael Ruain of Tallaght (d. pre-800)
* Marcus of Ratisbon (fl. 1149)
* The Monk of Reichenau (fl. early 9th century)
* Oengus Celi De (fl. "c". 800)
* Oengus mac Oengoba mac Oiblean (fl. c. 800)
* Orthanach ua Coellamae (fl. late 8th century)
* Máire Mhac an tSaoi (born 1922)
* Denis Florence MacCarthy (1817 – 1868)
* Donagh MacDonagh (1912 – 1968)
* Thomas MacDonagh (1878 – 1916)
* Patrick MacDonogh (1902 – 1961)
* Hugh McFadden (born 1942)
* Seán MacFalls (born 1957)
* Patrick MacGill (1889 – 1960)
* Thomas MacGreevy (1893 – 1967)
* Derek Mahon (born 1941)
* Louis MacNeice (1907 – 1963)
* Bryant H. McGill
* Niall McGrath (born 1966)
* Gerard McKeown (born 1980)
* Nigel McLoughlin (born 1968)
* William Brendan McPhillips (born 1937)
* James Clarence Mangan (1803 – 1849)
* Brian Merriman (1747 – 1805)
* Alice Milligan (1865 – 1953)
* John Montague (born 1929)
* Thomas Moore (1779 – 1852)
* Paul Muldoon (born 1951)
* Gerry Murphy (born 1952)
* Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (born 1942)
* Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill (born 1952)
* Dáibhí Ó Bruadair (David O Bruadair)
* Tomas O' Carthaigh (born 1976)
* Lughaidh Ó Cléirigh (c.1580 – c.1640)
* Máirtín Ó Direáin (1910 – 1988)
* Seán Mór Ó Dubhagáin (d. 1372)
* Cinaed Ó hArtucain (d. 975)
* Mary Devenport O'Neill (1879 – 1967)
* Antoine Ó Raifteiri (Anthony Raftery) (1784 – 1835)
* Aogán Ó Rathaille (1675 – 1729)
* Seán Ó Ríordáin (1916 – 1977)
* Flann file Ó Ronan/Flann na Marb (fl. 1022)
* Cathal Ó Searcaigh (born 1956)
* Seamus O'Sullivan
* Eoghan Ó Tuairisc (Eugene Watters) (1919 – 1982)
* Frank Ormsby (born 1947)
* Tom Paulin (born 1949)
* Joseph Plunkett (1887 – 1916)

Q–Z

* Anthony Raferty (c.1784 – 1834)
* George Reavey
* Lennox Robinson
* Gabriel Rosenstock (born 1949)
* Adam Rudden (born 1983)
* Blanaid Salkeld (1880 – 1959)
* Maurice Scully (born 1952)
* Eileen Shanahan (1901 – 1979)
* James Simmons (1933 – 2001)
* Michael Smith (born 1942)
* Geoffrey Squires (born 1942)
* James Stephens (1880 – 1950)
* Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745)
* Colum Patrick Toibin (born 1931)
* Senchan Torpeist ("fl. c". 580 – c.650)
* Katherine Tynan (1861 – 1931)
* Uallach ni Muimnechaid (d. "c". 934)
* William Wall (born 1955)
* Catherine Walsh (born 1964)
* Jane Wilde
* Oscar Wilde (1845 – 1900)
* James Wills (1790:ndash;1868)
* W. B. Yeats (1865 – 1939)
* Augustus Young (born 1943)

hort story writers

A–D

* Samuel Beckett (1906 – 1989)
* Gerard Beirne (born 1962)
* Elizabeth Bowen (1899 – 1973)
* Clare Boylan (1948 – 2006)
* Patrick Boyle (1905 – 1982)
* John Boyne (born 1971)
* Maeve Brennan (1917 – 1993)
* Joyce Cary (1888 – 1957)
* William Carleton (1794 – 1849)
* Patrick Chapman (born 1968)
* Padraic Colum (1881 – 1972)
* Daniel Corkery (1878 – 1964)
* Ita Daly (born 1944)
* Lord Dunsany (1878 – 1957)

E–L

* Maria Edgeworth (1767 – 1849)
* Brian Friel (born 1929)
* Frank Gallagher (1893 – 1962)
* Gerald Griffin (1803 – 1840)
* Aidan Higgins (born 1927)
* Desmond Hogan (born 1951)
* John Jordan (1930 – 1988)
* Neil Jordan (born 1950)
* James Joyce (1882 – 1941)
* Claire Keegan (born 1969)
* Maeve Kelly (born 1930)
* Benedict Kiely (1919-2007)
* Mary Lavin (1912 – 1996)
* Edmund Leamy (1848 – 1904)
* Sheridan Le Fanu (1814 – 1873)

M–O

* Walter Macken (1915 – 1967)
* John MacKenna (born 1952)
* Bernard MacLaverty (born 1942)
* Michael MacLaverty (1907 – 1992)
* Bryan MacMahon (1909 – 1998)
* Ian Macpherson (born 1951), comedy writer
* Aidan Mathews (born 1956)
* Eugene McCabe (born 1930)
* John McGahern (1934 – 2006)
* John Montague (born 1929)
* Violet Florence Martin (1862 – 1923) of Somerville and Ross partnership
* George A. Moore (1852 – 1933)
* Val Mulkerns (born 1925)
* Edna O'Brien (born 1932)
* Kate Cruise O'Brien (born 1948)
* Máirtín Ó Cadhain (1906 – 1970)
* Pádraic Ó Conaire (1882 – 1928)
* Frank O'Connor (1903 – 1966)
* Julia O'Faolain (1933)
* Sean O'Faolain (1900 – 1990)
* Liam O'Flaherty (1896 – 1984)
* Seamus O'Kelly (1881 – 1918)

P–Z

* James Plunkett (1920 – 2003)
* Lennox Robinson
* Somerville and Ross (1858 – 1949) and (1862 – 1915)
* James Stephens (1882 – 1950)
* William Trevor (born 1928)
* Colm Tóibín (born 1955)
* William Wall (born 1955)
* Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900)

Writers on gardening

* Diarmuid Gavin (born 10 May 1964)
* Dermot O'Neill

Writers on music

* John Waters (columnist) (born 1949)

Writers on men's issues

* John Waters (columnist) (born 1949)

Writers on morality and ethics

* Richard Baptist O'Brien (1809 – 1885)
* John Waters (columnist) (born 1949)

Writers on women's issues

* Maeve Kelly (born 1930)
* Nell McCafferty
* John Waters (columnist) (born 1949)

ee also

* Irish literature


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