Padraig J Daly

Pádraig J Daly was born in Dungarven, Co. Waterford and is an Augustinian priest, working in Dublin.  His poetry collections include, Out of Silence (1993 Dedalus Press), The Voice of the Hare (1997 Dedalus Press), The Last Dreamers (1999 Dedalus Press), The Other Sea (2003 Dedalus Press) and Clinging to the Myth (2007 Dedalus Press).


Pádraig also translates from both the Irish language and Italian, he has published Libretto, from the Italian of Edoardo Sanguineti (1999), Furnace of Love, from the Irish of Tadgh Gaelach O Suilleabháin (2002) and Without Shoe or Horse, from the Irish of Uilliam English, (2005). The God Madness from the Italian of Jacopone da Todi (2008).


Pádraig latests Collection Afterlife has just been published and he reads “Time of Peace” the first poem in the collection at the end of the interview featured below.   We met with Pádraig in February 2010 and recorded some of his poems for inclusion on this page.  Below by way of introduction, we include an interview with Pádraig J Daly about his work and we also include a sound file of Pádraig reading from his first books “Nowhere but in Praise”, “A Celibate Affair” and The poem “Thomas Merton” all now from his collection”Last Dreamers”  We will return to Padraig when time allows to record more poetry from “Afterlife“.

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