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Margaret Kiernan is an Irish author and a Best of The Net Nominee for Creative Non-Fiction Award, 2021 and, 2022. She writes fiction, essay, memoir, and poetry. She has had poetry and prose published in hard back, in e-book, on-line, and in literary journals and magazines. In four continents. She has multiple short stories and poems also in anthology collections and cultural publications.

She is a Professional Member at the Irish Writers Centre. Dublin. Ireland.

She participated in a published collection in which professional writers and recognised curators participated, Published on December 6th, 2022. Ref: K. Higgins.

  • The Arts Council of Ireland and Westmeath County Council Arts Office awarded her a Professional Development Bursary, 2021.
  • Mayo County Council and The Arts Council of Ireland granted a Heinrich Boll Residency and Bursary, 2023.
  • Shortlisted in Cathalbui/Belcoo International Poetry competition, 2021
  • Shortlisted for The Bard of Connacht contest.2022
  • Highly Commended in The Hannah Grealy International Literary Awards. 2022

She is published in,

  • Live Encounters Magazine.
  • Lothlorien Poetry Journal.
  • The Ekphrastic Review.
  • The Galway Review.
  • Wildfire Words/Frosted Fire.
  • The Irish Literary Times.
  • Tim Saunders Publishing.
  • Black-lion Press/Cathal Bùi Bel-coo Poet.
  • The Blue Nib Literary Journal.
  • Writing In a Woman’s Voice Journal.
  • Wilderness House Literary Review and Press.
  • Pendemic.ie Journal-covid nineteen collection,- archived at University College Dublin.
  • Poet-Head.Wordpress.com.( Collection of Contemporary Women Poet’s in Ireland, Live archive at The National Library of Ireland Dublin 2 and, at University College, Bellfield, Dublin 2) .
  • The Write Life Literary Magazine.
  • Arc Magazine. India.
  • Outlookindia.com
  • Red Fern Review.
  • Civic Leicester university poetry.
  • Corncrake Literary Magazine.
  • The Burrow Literary Journal & publishing press.
  • Brave  New World.
  • Visual Verse.
  • Bath Flash Fiction.
  • Scarlet Dragonfly Poetry Journal.
  • The Daily Haiku.
  • Sand Journal Magazine.
  • Vox Gal via, Galway Advertiser broadsheet.
  • A New Ulster, Literary Press.
  • Spilling Cocoa over Martin Amies.

Margaret reads and writes with Over the Edge on Thursdays advanced poetry workshop group at Galway Arts Centre. Facilitated previously by Mr Kevin Higgins, Poet.

  • She is a member of Ox Mountain poets, Sligo.
  • She is listed in the Index of Contemporary Women Poets in Ireland, 2020.
  • She holds a Degree in Arts in Humanities in Advocacy from Atlantic Technological University Sligo, including Irish and European Law on Inclusion and Diversity.
  • An International Degree in Business Management, from The University of Sheffield International College. and Technological University of the Shannon Athlone. Institute of Administrative Mgt.
  • Her background is in Advocacy in Human and Social Rights. She is a Democracy activist.
  • Margaret has completed courses and workshops in writing, for prose and poetry.

Tutors in poetry are,

  • Annemarie Ni Churainn, Martin Dyer, Colm Keegan, Monica Corish, Moyra Donaldson, Anne McMaster, Noel Monahan (Master Series), Kevin Higgins, Dr Arthur Broomfield.
  • Tutors in prose include, Jan Carson, Claire Allan, Anne McMaster, Conor Kostick, Carlo Gebler, Malacai O’Doherty, Lynda Kirby, Ciara Doorley and, Susan Millar Dumars.

Margaret has four grown-up children. She lives in Westmeath with her dog Molly.

She paints in Watercolours and acrylics and has the following interests. Nature, philosophy, astrology, gardening, music, spirituality, archaeology, and historical heritage.


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