Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh is an Irish-language poet. She was born in Tralee, Co. Kerry in 1984 and was educated through Irish there. She is a graduate of NUI Galway where she completed BA, MA and PhD degrees. Having spent periods studying and teaching in France, she spent a year in New York on a Fulbright scholarship. She is now a lecturer in Modern Irish at UCC.
Her collections include Péacadh (Coiscéim 2008), Tost agus Allagar (Coiscéim 2016), which won the Michael Harnett Award in 2019. The Gallery Press published a bilingual edition of her work The Coast Road (2016) which includes English translations by 13 poets. Cois Life published her translations from the French of Andrée Chedid in 2019 as part of the ‘File ar Fhile’ series. She was the 2020 recipient of the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award.