Eibhlís Carcione

Children’s Writer & Poet


I am a children’s author and teacher.

I’m also a bilingual poet who writes in Irish and English.

I have published three poetry books in Irish and have won many prestigious prizes. I have written hundreds of poems, often about the power of nature, mermaids, myths, magic, and the occasional ghost.

When I’m not reading or writing I can be found in the darkest forest or along the crashing seashore, dreaming up my next story. I love old bookstores and flea markets. My bookshelves are heaving with my collections of fairy tales and I like to read at least one a day.

I live in Cork city with my husband, daughter and two faithful canine companions. 

Welcome to Dead Town, Raven McKay is my debut children’s novel. It was published by Everything With Words on the 1st June 2023. I am represented by the wonderful Silvia Molteni of Peters Fraser and Dunlop.