Eileen Casey was born in the Midlands.
She has won many national and international awards, including The Oliver Goldsmith International Poetry Award, 2008, and the poetry category winner in The Green Book Festival, 2010, Los Angeles. Her awards for fiction include The Cecil Day Lewis Prize, The Maria Edgeworth Award, South Tipperary Literary Festival Award, Listowel Writers Week (short fiction) Awards, and a Hennessy Literary Award for Emerging Fiction in 2011.
She was the visiting poet at Eastern Kentucky University Winter Programme in Lexington, 2011, assisted by Culture Ireland.
She lives in Tallaght, South County Dublin, and is currently a creative writing tutor in adult education.