Maria Ní Mhurchú Irish poet author & playwright
Maria is a free-lance writer for television, stage and radio. She is also a published poet.
Lapwing has just published her fourth book, a poetry book, entitled Startled By You. Her book Caite le Chéile is a collection of plays, geared towards young adults. Published by An Sagart. She is a member of The Irish Screenwriters and Playwrights Guild She's a founding member of IFTA – Irish Film & Television Academy She's I’m writing a treatment with a view to writing a full length screen-play and possibly filming it.
She won the Hugh O’Flaherty Open-Poetry Competition 2014 with my poem “God Has No Country”.
Maria works with the drama group Aisteoirí Bhréanainn, of Corca Dhuibhne [Dingle]. She has worked as assistant editor to AN SAGART a publishing company run by University College of Maynooth. Chairman Prof. Pádraig Ó Fiannachta