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Francis Harvey

Born in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh on April 13, 1925. His mother was from Ballyshannon, Co Donegal and her father was a native of Enniskillen. His father died when Francis Harvey was six and the family moved to Ballyshannon.

Francis Harvey got a job in the bank and moved in various branches, mostly in Co Donegal, until he took early retirement in 1979. During his years in the bank he began to write – at first plays and short stories and then poetry. He has lived in Co Donegal for the past sixty years.

Stories and poems have appeared in leading literary magazines here and abroad and Collected Poems was published by Dedalus in 2007.

Statement 10 November 2014.
It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Aosdána member, Francis Harvey on 8 November.

 

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