21 April, 2021
Introducing the Recipients of our Irish Language Writer-in-their-Residence Programme
Is mac léinn dara bliana í Ava. Is file dháthteagach Ava, scríobhann Ava dánta gearra greanmhar (nó ag iarraidh a bheith grannmhar ar aon ós!) as Gaeilge agus as Béarla. Tá a obair le fáil i Motley, The Quarryman, Uprooted, in irishleabhar litríochta sgus i gcúpla nuachtán áitúila. Thosaigh saol na scríobhnóireachta Ava sa triú blian nuair a phioc a múintóir Béarla ceann dá haistí le léamh ag a bainise. D’fhloghlaim Ava a chuid Gaeilge ar scoil (i scoileanna lán Béarla ach le thraidisúin Gaelach).
Ava is a second year college student. Ava is a bilingual poet who writes funny poems (or poems that try to be funny anyway!) in English and in Irish Ava’s work has been published in the Quarryman, Motley Magazine in literary magazines and some local newspapers. Ava’s writing life started in her Junior Cert year when her English teacher chose her poem to read at her wedding. Ava learnt her Irish in school (an English language school with a strong Gaeilge tradition).