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This list of Irish poets includes poets who were either either born in Ireland or who wrote at least one book while living there. For poets born in Ireland, county of birth is given where available.  Poets who write in either English or Irish are included; the poet`s working language has been indicated in many cases.

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AEdit

  1. Adomnán (d. 704)
  2. Æ (George William Russell (1867–1935), Armagh, English
  3. Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895), Dublin, English; wife of William Alexander
  4. William Alexander (1824-1911), Derry, English; husband of Cecil Frances Alexander
  5. Gary Allen (born 1959), Antrim, English
  6. Joseph Allen (born 1961), Antrim, English
  7. William Allingham (1824-1889), Donegal, English
  8. John Anster (1793-1867), Cork, English
  9. James Arbuckle (1700-1742?), Belfast, English
  10. Edmund Arwaker the elder (?1660-1730), English
  11. Edmund Arwaker the younger (?1680-1708 fl.), English
  12. Thomas Atkinson (1770-1799 fl.), English

BEdit

  1. Mary Balfour (1778-1819), Derry, English
  2. John Ball (?1746-1812), English
  3. John Banim (1798-1842), Kilkenny, English
  4. Ivy Bannister (born 1951), English
  5. Mary Barber (?1685-1755?), English
  6. Leland Bardwell (born 1922), English
  7. Jane Barlow (1857-1917), Dublin, English
  8. Becc mac Lethdergain (fl. 5th century)
  9. Beccán mac Luigdech (fl. c. 650?)
  10. Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Dublin, English, French
  11. Brendan Behan (1923-1964), Dublin, English, Irish
  12. Gerard Beirne (born 1962), Tipperary, English
  13. Blathmac mac Cú Brettan (fl. c. 750)
  14. Jean Bleakney (born 1956), Down, English
  15. Eavan Boland (born 1944), Dublin, English
  16. Dermot Bolger (born 1959), Dublin, English
  17. Pat Boran (born 1963), Laoise, English
  18. Henry Boyd (died 1832), Tyrone, English
  19. Thomas Boyd (1867-1927), Louth, English
  20. Samuel Boyse (1708-1749), Dublin, English
  21. NIcholas Brady (1659-1726), Cork, English
  22. Rory Brennan (born 1945), Mayo, English
  23. Bri mac Bairchid (fl. 5th century)
  24. Broccan (fl. 7th century)
  25. Stopford A. Brooke (1832-1916), Donegal, English
  26. John Brown (born 1961), Derry, English
  27. Nicholas Brown (?1699-1734), Fermanagh, English
  28. A.W. Browne (?1800-1826 fl.), English
  29. Frances Browne (1816-1879), Donegal, English

CEdit

  1. J.J. Callanan (1795-1829), Cork, English
  2. Joseph Campbell (1879-1944), Belfast, English
  3. Nancy Campbell (born 1886), English
  4. Moya Cannon (born 1956), Donegal, English
  5. Ciarán Carson (born 1948), Belfast, English
  6. Henry Bernard Carpenter (1840-1890), Dublin, English
  7. Philip Casey (born 1950), English
  8. Oengus Celi De (fl. ca. 800)
  9. Patrick Chapman (born 1968), Roscommon, English
  10. Austin Clarke (1896-1974), Dublin, English
  11. Brendan Cleary (born 1958), Antrim, English, England
  12. Ellen Mary Clerke (1840-1906), Cork, English
  13. Harry Clifton (born 1952), Dublin, English
  14. Brian Coffey (1905-1995), Dublin, English
  15. Colmán mac Lénéni (d. 604)
  16. Padraic Colum (1881-1972), English
  17. Matthew Concanen (1701-1749), English, Ireland / England
  18. John Corry (?1770-1825 fl.), Louth, English
  19. James H. Cousins (1873-1956), Belfast English
  20. Isabella Valancy Crawford (1850-1887), Dublin, English, Canada
  21. George Croly (1780-1860), Dublin, English
  22. Cuirithir of Connacht (fl. 7th century)
  23. William Cunningham (1781-1804), Down, English
  24. Tony Curtis (born 1955), Dublin, English
  25. William Curtis (?1770-1820 fl.), Armagh, English

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  1. Pádraig J. Daly (born 1943), Waterford, English
  2. Richard Daniel (?1681-1732 fl.), Dublin, English
  3. George Darley (1795-1846), Dublin, English
  4. Thomas Davis (1814-1845), Cork, English
  5. Michael Davitt (1950-2005), Cork, Irish
  6. Cecil Day-Lewis (1904-1972), Laoise, English
  7. John F. Deane (born 1943), Mayo, English
  8. Patrick Deeley (born 1953), Galway, English
  9. Celia de Fréine (born 1948), Down, Irish / English
  10. James Delacour (1709-1781), Cork, English
  11. Greg Delanty (born 1958), Cork, English, Ireland / United States
  12. Thomas Dermody (1775-1802), Clare, English
  13. Denis Devlin (1908-1959), English
  14. Charlotte Eliza Dixon (fl. 1814-1830), English
  15. James B. Dollard (1872-1946), Kilkenny, English, Canada.
  16. Des Donnelly (born 1955)(Citation needed)
  17. Gerard Donovan (born 1959), Wexford, English, England
  18. Theo Dorgan (born 1953), Cork, English
  19. Edward Dowden (1843-1913), Cork, English
  20. Steve Downes (born 1973)(Citation needed)
  21. Ellen Mary Patrick Downing (1828-1869), Cork, English
  22. John Swanwick Drennan (1809-1893), Belfast, English; son of William Drennan
  23. William Drennan (1754-1820), Belfast, English; father of John Swanwick Drennan
  24. William Henry Drummond (1854-1907), Leitrim, English, Canada
  25. Dorothea Du Bois (1728-1774), English
  26. Dubtach moccu Lugair (fl. 5th century)
  27. Seán Dunne (1956-1995), Waterford, English
  28. Lord Dunsany (1878-1957), English
  29. Paul Durcan (1944), Dublin, English

EEdit

  1. John Edwards (1751-1832), Wicklow, English
  2. John Ennis (born 1944), Westmeath, English

FEdit

  1. Elaine Feeney (born 1979), Galway, English
  2. Sir Samuel Ferguson (1810-1886), Belfast, English
  3. Darrell Figgis (1882-1925), Dublin, English / Irish
  4. Gabriel Fitzmaurice (born 1952)
  5. Richard Fitzpatrick (1748-1813), English
  6. Flann Mainistrech (died 1056), Louth, Irish
  7. Flannacan mac Cellaig, King of Brega (d. 896)
  8. Leontia Flynn (born 1974), Down, English
  9. Percy French (1854-1920), Roscommon, English
  10. Thomas Furlong (1794-1827), Wexford, English

GEdit

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Oliver Goldsmith

  1. Patrick Galvin (1927-2011), Cork, English
  2. Monk Gibbon (1896-1987), Dublin, English
  3. Oliver St. John Gogarty (1878-1957), Dublin, English
  4. Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774), English
  5. Eva Gore-Booth (1870-1926), Sligo, English
  6. John Graham (1776-1844), Fermanagh, English
  7. Mark Granier (born 1957), English
  8. Alfred Perceval Graves (1846-1931), Dublin, English
  9. Patrick Greaney (flourished 18th century), Galway, Irish
  10. Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852-1932), Galway, English
  11. Constantia Grierson (?1705-1732), Kilkenny, English
  12. Gerald Griffin (1803-1840), Limerick, English
  13. Vona Groarke (born 1964), Longford, English
  14. Stephen Gwynn (1864-1950), Dublin, English

HEdit

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Seamus Heaney

  1. Kerry Hardie (born 1951), Down, English
  2. Michael Hartnett (1944-1999), Limerick, Irish / English
  3. Daniel Hayes (1736-1767), Limerick, English
  4. Randolph Healy (born 1956)
  5. Seamus Heaney (1939-2013), Derry, English
  6. David Herbison (1800-1880), Antrim, English
  7. John Hewitt (1907-1987), Belfast, English
  8. Emily Henrietta Hickey (1845-1923), Wexford, English
  9. F.R. Higgins (1896-1941), Mayo, English
  10. Kevin Higgins (born 1967), English
  11. Rita Ann Higgins (born 1955), Galway, English
  12. Joseph Hillary (1794-1814 fl.), Cork, English
  13. Katherine Tynan Hinkson (1861-1931), Dublin, English
  14. Edmond Holmes (1850-1936), Westmeath,English
  15. Joseph Horgan (born 1964), English
  16. John Hughes (born 1962), Belfast, English
  17. Pearse Hutchinson (born 1927)
  18. Douglas Hyde (1860-1949), Roscommon, Irish / English

IEdit

  1. Irard mac Coisse (fl. pre-980)
  2. John Kells Ingram (1823-1907), Donegal, English
  3. Valentin Iremonger (1918-1991), Dublin English

JEdit

  1. John Jordan (1930-1988), Dublin, English
  2. James Joyce (1882-1941), English
  3. Robert Dwyer Joyce (1830-1883), Limerick, English  / United States 
  4. Trevor Joyce (born 1947), Dublin, English

KEdit

Patrick Kavanagh

Patrick Kavanagh

  1. Morgan Kavanagh (?1799-1874), [Dublin?], English
  2. Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967), Monaghan, English
  3. Mary Eva Kelly (1826-1910), Galway, English
  4. William Kennedy (1799-1871), English
  5. Brendan Kennelly (born 1936), English
  6. Charles Kickham (d. 1882)
  7. Anthony King (1742-1797), English
  8. Thomas Kinsella (born 1928), English
  9. Anatoly Kudryavitsky (born 1954)

LEdit

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C.S. Lewis

  1. Emily Lawless (1845-1913), English
  2. Mary Leadbeater (1758-1826), English
  3. Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917), English
  4. C.S. Lewis (1899-1963), English
  5. Richard Lewis (1756-1787 fl.), English
  6. Liadan of Corcu Duibhne (fl. 7th century)
  7. James Liddy
  8. Lizzie M. Little (died 1909), English
  9. Michael Longley (born 1939), English
  10. Samuel Lover (1797-1868), English
  11. Luccreth moccu Chiara (fl. c. 600)

MEdit

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Thomas Moore

  1. Denis Florence MacCarthy (1817-1868), English
  2. Thomas MacCarthy (1819 fl.), English
  3. Martin MacDermot (1813-1824 fl.), English
  4. Donagh MacDonagh (1912-1968), English
  5. Thomas MacDonagh (1878-1916), English
  6. Patrick MacDonogh (1902-1961), English
  7. Seán Mac Falls (born 1957), English
  8. Patrick MacGill (1889-1960), English
  9. Thomas MacGreevy (1893-1967)
  10. John Macken (?1784-1823), English
  11. Robert Shelton Mackenzie (1809-1880), English
  12. Louis MacNeice (1907-1963), English
  13. Oengus mac Oengoba mac Oiblean (fl. c. 800)
  14. Mael Ruain of Tallaght (d. pre-800)
  15. William Maginn (1793-1842), English
  16. Derek Mahon (born 1941), English
  17. Francis Mahony (1804-1866), English
  18. Máire Mhac an tSaoi (born 1922)
  19. James Clarence Mangan (1803-1849), English
  20. Catherine Manners (1766-1842), English
  21. Marcus of Ratisbon (fl. 1149)
  22. Thomas McCarthy (born 1954), English
  23. Hugh McFadden (born 1942), English
  24. Thomas D'Arcy McGee (1825-1868), English (Irish-born Canadian)
  25. Niall McGrath (born 1966)(Citation needed)
  26. Medbh McGuckian (born 1950), English
  27. James McHenry (1765-1845), Ireland / United States, English
  28. Gerard McKeown (born 1980)
  29. Nigel McLoughlin (born 1968)(Citation needed)
  30. William Brendan McPhillips (1937-2008)(Citation needed)
  31. Richard Mc Sweeney (born 1955)
  32. Patrick J. Meagher (1810-1880), English
  33. Paula Meehan (born 1955), English
  34. Brian Merriman (1747-1805), Irish
  35. Alice Milligan (1865-1953)
  36. Spike Milligan (1918-2002), English
  37. Susan L. Mitchell (1866-1926), English
  38. Mary Monck (ca.1678-1715), English
  39. The Monk of Reichenau (fl. early 9th century)
  40. John S.B. Monsell (1811-1875), Derry, English
  41. John Montague (born 1929), English
  42. Thomas Moore (1779-1852), English
  43. Paul Muldoon (born 1951), English
  44. Rosa Mulholland (1841-1921), Belfast, English
  45. Hugh Mulligan (1784-1788 fl.), English
  46. Richard Murphy (born 1927), English

NEdit

  1. Nuala Ní Chonchúir (born 1970)
  2. Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (born 1942), English
  3. Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill (born 1952), Irish

OEdit

  1. Dáibhí Ó Bruadair (David O Bruadair) (1625-1698)
  2. Conor O'Callaghan (born 1968), English
  3. Frank O'Connor (1903-1966), English
  4. Máirtín Ó Direáin (1910-1988)
  5. Ciaran O'Driscoll (born 1943), English
  6. Dennis O'Driscoll (born 1954), English
  7. Charles O'Flaherty (1794-1828), English
  8. George Ogle (1704-1746), English
  9. Cinaed Ó hArtucain (d. 975)
  10. Ellen O'Leary (1831-1889), Tipperary, English
  11. Henrietta, Lady O'Neill (1758-1793), English
  12. Mary Devenport O'Neill (1879-1967), Galway, English
  13. Moira O'Neill (1864-1955), Antrim, English
  14. Antoine Ó Raifteiri (Anthony Raftery) (1784-1835), Mayo, Irish
  15. Aogán Ó Rathaille (1675-1729)
  16. Caitriona O'Reilly (born 1973), English
  17. John Boyle O'Reilly (1844-1890), Irish-born U.S. poet, English
  18. Laurence O'Reilly (1790-1803 fl.), English
  19. Seán Ó Ríordáin (1916-1977)
  20. Flann file Ó Ronan/Flann na Marb (fl. 1022)
  21. James Orr (1770-1816), Antrim, English
  22. Cathal Ó Searcaigh (born 1956)
  23. Eoghan Rua Ó Súilleabháin/Owen Roe O'Sullivan (1748-1782)
  24. Leanne O'Sullivan (born 1983), English
  25. Seumas O'Sullivan (1879–1958), English
  26. Eoghan Ó Tuairisc (Eugene Watters) (1919-1982)
  27. Frank Ormsby (born 1947)

PEdit

  1. Thomas Parnell (1679-1718), English
  2. Patrick Pearse(1879-1916), Dublin, English
  3. Tom Paulin (born 1949)
  4. Laetitia Pilkington (1712-1750), English; wife of Matthew Pilkington
  5. Matthew Pilkington (1725-1733 fl.), English; husband of Laetitia Pilkington
  6. Edward Plunkett, Lord Dunsany (1878-1957), English
  7. Joseph Plunkett (1887-1916), English
  8. William Preston (1753-1807), English

REdit

  1. Anthony Raftery (1784-1835), Mayo, Irish
  2. William Read (?1795-1866), English
  3. John Reade (1837-1919), Canadian poet born in Ballyshannon, English
  4. George Reavey (1907-1976)
  5. Maurice Riordan (born 1953)
  6. Lennox Robinson (1886-1958)
  7. T.W. Rolleston (1857-1920), English
  8. Edward Hampden Rose (died 1810), English
  9. Gabriel Rosenstock (born 1949), Irish, English
  10. Rosemarie Rowley (born 1942), English
  11. Adam Rudden (born 1983)
  12. George William Russell (Æ) (1867-1935), English
  13. Elizabeth Ryves (1750-1797), English

SEdit

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Jonathan Swift

  1. Blanaid Salkeld (1880-1959), English
  2. George Francis Savage-Armstrong (1845-1906), Dublin, English
  3. Maurice Scully (born 1952), English
  4. Eileen Shanahan (1901-1979)
  5. Dora Sigerson Shorter (1866-1918), Dublin, English
  6. Bartholomew Simmons (1804-1850), Cork, English
  7. James Simmons (1933-2001), English
  8. Peter Sirr (born 1960)
  9. Michael Smith (born 1942)
  10. Thomas Charleton Smith (1794-1883), English
  11. Thomas Spring (died 1794), English
  12. Geoffrey Squires (born 1942), English
  13. James Stephens (1880-1950), English
  14. Joseph Sterling (1768-1794 fl.), English
  15. John Stewart (1800-1816 fl.), English
  16. Thomas Stott (1755-1829), English
  17. Thomas Stratford (1735-1784?), English
  18. Matthew Sweeney (born 1952), English
  19. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), English
  20. Theophilus Swift (1746-1815), English
  21. John Millington Synge (1871-1909), English

TEdit

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Katharine Tynan

  1. Samuel Thomson (1766-1816), English
  2. Mary Tighe (1772-1810), English
  3. John Todhunter (1839-1916), English
  4. Senchán Torpéist (fl. c. 580 - c.650)
  5. Thomas Townshend (1791-1801 fl.), English
  6. Herbert Trench (1865-1923), English
  7. Melesina Trench (1768-1827), English; mother of Richard Chenevix Trench
  8. Richard Chenevix Trench (1807-1886), English; son of Melesina Trench
  9. Katharine Tynan (1861-1931), English

UEdit

  1. Orthanach ua Coellamae (fl. late 8th century)
  2. Uallach ni Muimnechaid (d. c. 934)

VEdit

WEdit

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Oscar Wilde

  1. John Francis Waller (1810-1894), Limerick, English
  2. Catherine Walsh (born 1964)
  3. James Ward (1714-1724 fl.), English
  4. Weaver Poets (18th century), English
  5. Matthew West (1749-1814), English
  6. Samuel Whyte (1733-1811), English
  7. Jane Wilde (1821-1896), Wexford, English
  8. Oscar Wilde (1845-1900), English
  9. James Wills (1790-1868), Roscommon, English
  10. W.G. Wills (1820-1891), Cork English
  11. John Winstanley (died 1750), English
  12. Charles Wolfe (1791-1823), English
  13. Macdara Woods (born 1942)

YEdit

Eva Watson-Schütze William Butler Yeats

W.B. Yeats

  1. William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), English
  2. Augustus Young (born 1943)
  3. Ella Young (1867-1956), English

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