Books & Writing

BOOKS

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Irish Transatlantics

2017 – forthcoming

Based on over sixty interviews conducted with Irish men and women from the 1980s “New Irish” migration to America who are now resident in Ireland or America, this book charts a time when Ireland reversed its migration trend at the end of the twentieth century and became truly transnational in nature by the twenty-first century.

Models for Movers: Irish Women’s Emigration to America

2015

Cork University Press

Lesbian and Gay visions of Ireland: Towards the Twenty-First Century

1995

Co-authored with Eoin Collins.

London: Cassell. (Edited book)

Breaking the Silence from a Distance: Irish Women Emigrants and Sexual Abuse

1995

in “Irish Women and Irish Migrations”

Irish World-Wide, History, Heritage, Identity, Vol. 5.Leicester:  Leicester University Press.

Poverty – Lesbian and Gay Men: The Economic and Social Effect of Discrimination

1995

Co-authored with Eoin Collins and P. Prendiville.

Dublin: Combat Poverty Agency.

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Queers in the Quad: The position of lesbian and gay students and staff in third level institutions in Ireland.

1995

Cork, Higher Education Equality Unit.

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Women and the Construction Industry in Ireland, a report to FÁS and the Construction Industry Federation

1992

Co-authored with E. Davis, P. Fine-Davis, C. Clear,

Centre for Women’s Studies, Trinity College, Dublin.

Reclaiming Beacons of Bravery: Irish Women Emigrants

1991

Working Papers in Irish Studies

Northeastern University, Boston.



CREATIVE WRITING

A Mighty Room : A Collection of Poems Written in Emily Dickinson’s Bedroom.

2015

Poem in Gaelic/Irish

“Seomra Buí/Yellow Room

Short story – ‘Eyeopeners’

2003

Shortlisted for Francis McManus short story competition,

RTÉ Radio 1. Broadcast December 2003.

The Turning Tide: New Writings from County Waterford

2002

Thomas McCarthy (ed.).

Two poems in the Irish language –

‘Síle na Gig’ and ‘Georgia O’Keeffe’.

Field Day Anthology of Irish Literature – Volumes 5-6 on Women’s Writing.

2002

Poem, Mná i mBoston / Women in Boston.