Seán Dunne was born in 1956. He graduated from UCC and made his home in Cork where he worked as a journalist with the Cork Examiner.
He published three collections of poems, Against the Storm (1985), The Sheltered Nest (Gallery, 1992) and Time and the Island (Gallery, 1996) and a memoir In My Father’s House (Gallery, 2000) which was first published in 1991. Among the anthologies he edited are Poets of Munster (1985), The Cork Anthology (1993) and Something Understood (1995).
Seán Dunne died in Cork on 3 August 1995. His Collected (2005) is published by The Gallery Press.