Dr. Mairéad Conneely lectures in Irish at St. Angela’s College (Sligo) Ireland. Her areas of research include Irish language literature and contemporary Irish language drama, the works of Tom Murphy and Brian Friel, Irish studies, Island studies and Comparative Literature. Her book, Between Two Shores / Idir Dhá Chladach: Writing the Aran Islands, 1890-1980 (Reimagining Ireland, Peter Lang) was published in 2011, and she is currently researching Irish island poetry in both Irish and English.