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Ní Dhomhnaill, Nuala, 1952-


Biographical Note

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill was born in England in 1952 to Irish parents who spoke Irish at home. The family moved to Ireland when she was five. She was immersed in Irish language while staying in Cahiratrant, Ventry, County Kerry. Ní Dhomhnaill studied English and Irish at University College Cork, where she met Dogan Leflef, a Turkish geologist. The two were married in 1973 and had four children. Ní Dhomhnaill lived in Turkey for seven years; soon after returning to Ireland in 1980, her first book of poems in Irish was published. She has served as visiting professor at Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and Queen’s University Belfast, as well as Smith College, Villanova University, New York University, and Boston College. Ní Dhomhnaill lives in Dublin. She continues to write, teach, and travel.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

John F. Deane papers


Personal and literary archives of Irish poet and editor John Deane from 1971-2000.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1927-2000, undated

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill papers


Irish poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill's life and work, particularly her writing, study, and teaching of the Irish language and Irish folklore, are documented through her papers. Materials include correspondence; diaries and journals; manuscripts of poetry, prose, play and radio scripts, and short stories; photographs; research files; and works by other authors. Much of the material is in the Irish language.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research. Series IX contains family, financial, and professional documents marked confidential; these are not available for research.

Dates: 1974 - 1997