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Seán Dunne


Seán Dunne was born in 1956 in Waterford City. He attended Mount Sion primary and secondary schools in the city where he started writing for the school magazine before going to University College Cork. After graduating from university he settled in Cork where he worked in the city library and wrote for the Cork Examiner.


He published three collections of poetry, Against the Storm (1985), The Sheltered Nest (1992) and Time and the Island (1996), as well as a memoir of growing up in Waterford in the 1960s, In My Father's House (2000). Sean died in 1995 aged thirty-nine. He is remembered each year in the Seán Dunne Writers' Festival – a fitting tribute to Waterford’s most creative literary sons.