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Welcome to Celia De Fréine’s page here at, we hope you enjoy some of the readings that Celia has included here for your listening pleasure.  Celia De Fréine is a poet, playwright and screenwriter who writes in Irish and English.  Her books include Faoi Chabáistí is Ríonacha (published by Cló Iar – Chonnachta 2001), Fiacha Fola ( published by Cló Iar- Chonnachta 2004), Scarecrows at Newtownards (Scotus Press 2005).  Arlen House published a collection of her award winning plays Mná Dána in 2009 and a new book of poems imram – odyssey has just been released in 2010.


Celia has won many awards for her poetry over the years including the Patrick Kavanagh Award (1994) and Gradam Litríocha Chló Iar-Chonnachta (2004).  In recent years, the short films Lorg, Seal and Cluiche inspired by her poems and the film Marathon, written in association with Biju Viswanath, have been shown in festivals in Ireland and abroad.  Celia wrote the Libretto for the opera The Earl of Kildare, composed by Fergus Johnston – Opera Ireland presented a showcase of this work.   The Abbey Theatre in Dublin also commissioned Celia’s play Casadh for a rehearsed readings at the theatre.  

Update: This week we are including readings from the Poet Celia De Fréine from her collection Imram – Odyssey – and apt that it is Seachtain Na Gaelige – As Celia reads in both the English and the Irish Language with her most recent collection.  Below this file you can also hear an interview with Celia De Fréine where she talks about her work to date. 

If you would like to find out more visit Celia De Fréine’s webpage here