Norah Clifford Kelly is the author of Spiritual Meditation and Nature/ Metaphysical poetry. She has written three books of poetry entitled 'Open to Love' 'A gift of Love' and 'Divine Love'.
She was born and raised in Kerry, she grew up on a small farm in Knocknacuig The Kerries on the outskirts of Tralee, where her love of Nature blossomed she now lives in north Wexford.
Formerly a Montessori Teacher and Adult Education facilitator she began writing prolifically while recovering from a car accident in 2006.
Norah read her poem a tribute to President Michael D Higgins entitled "President Michael D"and the President's own poem "The Prophets are weeping" on The Mooney Show RTE1 on December 17th 2014.
Her romantic poetry was showcased on Nationwide RTE1 on a Valentine's Day Special in February 2012.
Norah has also appeared on IWitness RTE 1 speaking about the theme of Universal Love which she writes about extensively in her work.
Norah read her poem 'A Sacred Space' on Liveline RTE Radio1 in 2009.
Norah has been interviewed and has read her poems on air on Radio Kerry and Westport Community Radio.
Two poems 'Ancient Woods' and the 'Townland of Murrisk' were published in The Mayo News in 2013
'Open to Love' was first published on
the 21st April 2011 and has been very well received. Since then Norah has been busy getting out into the Community doing readings.
The official launch of the book 'Open to Love' took place on 18th September 2011 in Marlfield House, Gorey, Co. Wexford, where a raffle took place in aid of the Neo-Natal unit of the Children’s Hospital Crumlin,
a cheque for €1295 was donated to the Hospital. Dublin and
A percentage of the royalties of the sales of all three books will continue to be donated to the neo-natal unit on an on-going basis.
Norah's second book of poetry 'A Gift of Love' was released on the 1st May 2014
It is a delightful compilation of Nature-Metaphysical Meditation Poetry. The cover-photo is a beautiful work of art entitled 'Nature Child' which was painted by the gifted artist Electra Kyriazis.
The original painting now adorns the wall of the newly finished Cardiac-Unit of the Childrens' Hospital Crumlin.
Check out book contents, press coverage, readings, references and testimonials on this website www.norahcliffordkelly.com