Mae Leonard is originally from Limerick, now living in Co. Kildare. She is a member of Poetry Ireland’s Writers in Schools programme. For many years she has been broadcast regularly on RTE Radio One’s, Sunday Miscellany programme. Awards include the Gerard Manley Hopkins Poetry award, Cecil Day-Lewis Award (for poetry and prose), Scottish International Poetry Awards, The Golden Pen, Francis McManus Short Story Competition and the Belmont Prize for Children’s Poetry. A collection of poetry I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This was published by Doghouse in 2011. My Home Is There 2 was published by The Limerick Writers’ Centre in 2012.
My Home Is There 3
by Mae Clancy-Leonard
For anyone interested in getting a sense of Limerick’s past history, Mae Leonard’s writing provides that vital link between history, memoir and musing. Volume 3 of My Home is There is a welcome addition to our knowledge about Limerick’s heritage. - Professor Bernadette Whelan, Department of History, University of Limerick, Limerick.
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