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Jenny Methven

nature poetry, historical fiction

About Me

Born into an Irish family Jenny grew up in Scotland. She returned to live in Ireland in her twenties following art college and teacher training in Wales.

As well as spending many years in social work and also teaching, Jenny has worked as a gardener, in book retailing and as a library assistant.

She has among her qualifications an MA in Education and MSc in Peace and Conflict studies. She also holds RHS qualification in horticulture and a diploma in vegetarian cookery. She is passionate about the protection of animals.

Jenny lives in Fermanagh with her husband Willie, a writer. Other important members of the family are George the ginger and white cat who believes he’s a Viking and Rosie, the collie who loves eating hazelnuts and playing football.

Jenny draws inspiration from the beautiful countryside she lives in for her nature based writing and art. Jenny’s poetry collection Dancing in Puddles with the Cailleach was published in 2016 - a combination of poetry and her art work. Her MSc dissertation in Peace and Conflict studies focussed on the peace building powers of gardens and this sparked her writing of her recently published first novel The Lost garden of Garraiblagh.

Her writing has been published in both on-line and print journals and she exhibits her art. More information can be obtained from her website,

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