EilÃ©an NÃ ChuilleanÃ¡in (b.1942)
Read by Christine Houghton, Domestic Bursar
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin is regarded by many as one of the most important contemporary Irish women poets. Her poems range from social commentary and considerations of religious issues to quiet, introspective poems about human nature. She is noted for being a mysterious poet; her poems at times have subtle messages that unfold only through multiple readings.
Among Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin's most famous work is the poem "Swineherd".