Born in Limerick in 1925, she wrote poetry in both English and Irish; she also wrote novels and short stories in English. Her poetry includes Cirt Oibre (1980); Fuill agus Fallaí (1983); Aoife fé Ghlas (1990); An Sagart Pinc (1990); Poetry Quartos (1943-45); Songs of Living (1961); Sarah in Passing (1974); Flesh – The Greatest Sin (1980); My Darling Neighbour (1985); Let Live (1990); Spatial Nosing – New and Selected Poems (1993); and Flesh – The Greatest Sin (new edition, 1993). Her short stories include the collection Patterns (1981). Her novels are Degrees of Kindred (1979), and The Love Riddle (1993). She won the Kilkenny Design Award for Flesh – The Greatest Sin in 1991. She died in Monkstown, Co Dublin, in 1999.