Gabriel Fitzmaurice

Deeply rooted in the literary tradition of North Kerry, Gabriel Fitzmaurice is a poet, broadcaster, writer, translator, singer and raconteur. He was born in 1952, in the village of Moyvane, Co Kerry where he still lives. For more than three decades, he taught and later served as principal at his local national school but is now happily retired. He has been called “poetry’s answer to John B Keane” (Books Ireland) and his poems have been described as “comparable to Burns for their insight and lyricism” (The Irish Times ).

He is the author of more than forty books, including collections of poetry in English and Irish as well as several collections of verse for children.

Gabriel will read from his book Will you be my friend? in the mini theatre. He will take time to chat with the audience and sign books.

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