Eimear was born in Co. Cavan and now lives in the medieval city of Kilkenny with her husband John and two sons. As a young child, she would conjure up stories with her imagination, sharing them with anyone who would listen. She has developed storytelling and writing quite a bit since then, and the thrill of language and creation she first discovered as a child has never gone away.
Eimear worked as a teacher for a few years and became a stay-at-home mum to her three children. Unfortunately, her only daughter Ciara passed away at the age of seventeen in 2016. Ciara was the inspiration for Eimear to take her writing seriously. When Ciara was twelve, she told Eimear to do something with her life other than drinking coffee all day with her friends. In 2014 Eimear enrolled in NUI Maynooth Creative Writing course. This took her writing to a new level. She got the idea of her debut novel Dublin's Girl while she on this course. When she read her great aunts Irish Bureau of Military History Witness Statements of her time in The War of Independence.
This is her debut novel, and a work of fiction which was inspired when she read her aunt's History Bureau of Military Statement. Her aunt worked in Dublin for the political party in 1917 that was trying to gain independence from the United Kingdom. Her aunt worked with Michael Collins and Éamon De Valera, and she continued to work for him after the Civil War as his private secretary.
Eimear's writing has been read on The Ryan Tubridy Show, and The Ray D'Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio Óne. She has had short stories published in two anthologies.
Get in touch if you've got any comments, questions, suggestions, or just want to say hello. Eimear would be more than happy to hear
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January 20, 2021
Check out the latest work by Eimear Lawlor. This is her debut novel and a work of fiction which was inspired when she read her aunt’s Bureau of Military Statement. Her aunt worked in Dublin for the political party in 1917 that was trying to gain independence from England. Her aunt worked with Michael Collins and Éamon De Valera who she continued to work for after the Civil War as his private secretary.