Celia de Fréine is a poet and playwright who writes in Irish and English. She was born in Northern Ireland and now lives in Dublin and Connemara.
Many of her plays have been produced, including most recently, Anraith Neantóige by Aisling Ghéar in 2004.
Her poetry has won many awards, including the Patrick Kavanagh Award (1994), Duais Chomórtas Filíochta Dhún Laoghaire (1996), the British Comparative Literature Association Translation Award (1999), Duais Aitheantais Ghradam Litríochta Chló Iar-Chonnachta (1999) Duais Smurfit/Lá (2003), and Gradam Litríochta Chló Iar-Chonnachta (2004).
She was awarded Arts Council Bursaries in 1997 and 2000, and Duais an Oireachtais for best play in 2003 and 2004.