Irish poet ‘Eavan Boland’ has died at the age of 75


At the age of 75, Irish poet ‘Eavan Boland’ has died.

She died following a stroke at her home in Dublin.

Her poetry documented women’s lives as well as the role of women in Irish history and culture.

At the Irish Book Awards 2017 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

She was also the Professor of English and director of the creative writing programme at Stanford University.

President Michael D. Higgins stated “over the years, through her poetry, critical work and teaching she displayed an extraordinary ability to invoke Irish landscapes, myth and everyday experience”.

President D. Higgins added “to all of us who had the privilege of knowing her, her passing is a source of great loss and sadness”.

Tributes are being paid towards her death.