Susan Connolly lives in Drogheda, Co. Louth. She has published three collections of poetry: For the Stranger (Dedalus Press, 1993), Forest Music (Shearsman Books, 2009) and Bridge of the Ford (Shearsman Books, 2016). Bridge of the Ford,a collection of thirty-three visual poems, is a tribute to her home town of Drogheda. She was awarded the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry in 2001.
In the same year she received a Publications Grant from the Heritage Council of Ireland for A Salmon in the Pool, a literary and place-names map of the river Boyne from source to sea. Her poems are included in the Field Day Anthology, Vol IV, Voices and Poetry of Ireland and Windharp: Poems of Ireland since 1916.
Some of her work has been broadcast on The Poetry Programme RTE Radio 1. Her chapbook The Orchard Keeper was published in 2017 to mark the centenary of the death of Francis Ledwidge. It was launched in Slane and at the National Library of Ireland in Dublin.