Enda Wyley is an Irish writer of poetry and children's literature.

Enda Wyley
BornEnda Wyley
Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
OccupationPoet, Writer


Enda Wyley was born in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin in 1966 and lives in Dublin.

She was awarded a B.Ed. by the Marino Institute of Education, Dublin and then worked for twenty years as a primary school teacher.[1][2]

She obtained an M.A in Creative Writing from Lancaster University.[3]

She is married to Peter Sirr who is also a poet and they have one daughter.[4]


She writes poetry and children's literature.

She has been the Poet-at-Work in the Coombe Maternity Hospital, Dublin and Writer in Residence at the Marino Institute.[5]



  • Eating Baby Jesus (Dedalus Press, 1993)
  • Socrates in the Garden (Dedalus Press, 1998)
  • Poems for Breakfast (Dedalus Press, 2004)
  • To Wake to This (Dedalus Press, 2009)
  • Borrowed Space, New and Selected Poems (Dedalus Press, 2014)
  • The Painter on his Bike (Dedalus Press, 2019).

Children's literatureEdit

  • Boo and Bear (O'Brien Press, 2003)
  • The Silver Notebook (O'Brien Press, 2007)
  • I Won’t Go to China! (O'Brien Press, 2009)[6]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Celebrating our lives in poetry and emotion". Irish Independent. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Enda Wyley". Poetry Ireland. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Enda Wyley". Dedalus Press. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Writer's block with Irish Poets Enda Wyley and Peter Sirr". The Gloss. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Enda Wyley". Dedalus Press. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Enda Wyley". O'Brien Press. Retrieved 10 November 2020.