Matt Mooney

Matt Mooney was born in South Galway. He is a graduate of UCG and of UCC and he has worked as a teacher and a guidance counsellor in Listowel in North Kerry. Married to Mary, they have three daughters Anne, Meabh and Siobhan. It was in UCG in the early sixties, in a climate where poetry was thriving, that he began to paddle in poetic waters. Later in Listowel he was led to Mount Olympus by poets like Gabriel Fitzmaurice and Michael Hartnett. His first collection Droving was launched at Writers'...See more