Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh was born in Kerry and studied at NUI Galway. She has lived in France and New York and now lives in Cork. Her poem, ‘Filleadh ar an gCathair’, was chosen as Ireland’s EU Presidency Poem in 2013 and was shortlisted in 2015 for RTÉ’s ‘A Poem for Ireland’.
She has published two collections in Irish, Péacadh (Coiscéim, 2008) and Tost agus Allagar (Coiscéim, 2016). The Coast Road is her first collection with The Gallery Press.