Anne Donnellan grew up in the countryside outside Ennis, County Clare. She has lived and worked in Galway for over forty years. Anne’s earliest background was in primary teaching. Her post graduate studies in Law and International Human Rights lead her to lifelong advocacy works in solidarity and justice issues ranging from the progression of age friendly local policy to serving on election observation missions in the Balkans.
After retiring from her work with the Department of Education and Skills, facilitating educational access for Traveller, Anne commenced poetry writing in 2015. Anne was shortlisted for the Poems for Patience competition 2018 and shortlisted for the Allingham Poetry Prize 2021. Her poetry has been published in various publications, literary journals and newspapers.
In her free time Anne enjoys choral singing, sea-swimming and attending hurling matches.