Eileen Acheson lives in the valley of Slievenamon in Co. Tipperary. Words have been her passion from her first poem written at 6 years of age on the back of her mother’s ironing board to her published poetry collection ‘I Wonder’, in 2019. Words that heal, comfort, celebrate and honour.
Her writing has found a home in collections and initiatives including; The Incubator #10/There Will be Time/Wild and Wonderful/Only Connect/Poetry and Prose by Tipperary Writers/The Tudor Artisan Hub projects and Boatman’s Nature.
She curates Spoken Word for Clonmel Applefest, South Tipp Arts Centre and the Junction Arts Festival. She creates alone and within the support of Poetry Plus, the Tudor Artisan Hub, the Wild Scribes and the Slievenamon Revival Writing group.
Eileen and her husband Tom have been hosting poetry evenings since 2006. She hosts therapeutic writing workshops at her home, online and in the woods. Her poetry seeks to honour that place between grief and joy.