Mairead Tuohy Duffy is a Kenmare woman, whose first love is her native Kerry and now her adopted city, Dublin. She took early retirement from teaching, as Principal, in Sth. Dublin, to give all her time to writing.
In 1992, her book,”From the Roughty to the Liffey was published ,describing her life as a student in Coláiste Íde, Dingle and in Carysfort T.C., Blackrock and her life as a teacher in Wicklow, Offaly, Dublin.
In 1996, she published a romantic story, fiction, entitled”Dublin Janine” the story of a young Dublin girl, growing up in the sixties.
In 1997, her book of poetry, entitled “Poetical Memoirs of a Kerry woman” was published and in 2000, her favourite book, “Angels over Ireland”, which led to her being asked to run an angel retreat in Derry.
To date, her poems, and stories and articles, both in Irish and English have been published in various papers and magazines and booklets. Three of her Irish poems were published in “Bí ag caint” by the late Máire Ní Chéilleachair, in 1993 for the Junior Cert Irish Exam.
She describes poetry,as medicine and spiritual healing at all times and hopes it will console and help all who read it.