1930 – Born on the 15th of December in Tuamgraney, County Clare, Ireland.
1960 – She published her first book, "The Country Girls".
1962 – She received numerous awards for her works, including a Kingsley Amis.
1981 – She wrote a play Virginia which was about Virginia Woolf an English novelist.
2006 – She was appointed adjunct professor of English Literature in University College Dublin.