Awards include the O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry, 1998 and the Michael Hartnett Award, 2011.
The Gallery Press has published Marginal Zones (1984), Talk, Talk (1987), Ways of Falling (1991), The Ledger of Fruitful Exchange (1995), Bring Everything (2000), Selected Poems and Nonetheless (both 2004), The Thing Is (Winner of the 2011 Michael Hartnett Award) and The Rooms (2014). Sway, Peter Sirr’s collection of poems from the troubadour tradition was published in October 2016.
He is a member of Aosdána. He is married to the poet Enda Wyley and they have a daughter, Freya.
‘Everyone who takes poetry seriously should read him attentively.’
— Bernard O’Donoghue, The Irish Times