Alvy Carragher received a First Class Honours in her MA in Writing from The National University of Ireland Galway, where she focused on poetry. She now teaches poetry workshops there as part of the BA connect.
She was part of the 2016 Poetry Ireland Introduction Series, and represented the series at a reading at the Lincoln Center in New York.
A pushcart nominee, she has been listed for many prizes including: Over the Edge New Writer of the Year, The Gregory O’Donoghue Award, The Cúirt New Writing Prize, Doire Press International Poetry Competition, and the Irish People’s Poetry Prize.
She is a two-time All-Ireland Slam Poetry Finalist, a Slam Sunday Winner, Connaught Slam Champion and a Cúirt Grand Slam Poetry Champion.
She has performed at many festivals throughout the country, and even abroad, including: Cúirt International Literary Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, Lingo Spoken Word Festival, and Imagine Waterford Arts Festival.
Her poems have featured on RTE’s Arena on several occasions. Her work has appeared in various publications including the Guardian, and the Irish Times.
She is also an award-winning blogger, and her blog With All the Finesse of a Badger has been archived by the National Library of Ireland.