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Noelle Vial

Noelle Vial (née Sharkey; 1959 – January 19, 2003) was an Irish poet. Born in County Donegal, Ireland, she was the recipient, from The Evening Herald, of the Hennessy Literary Award for best emerging poet in 1994. Her book Promiscuous Winds was published in 1996 by Story Line Press in the USA. She was awarded the Irish Pushkin Prize for poetry, established by Pushkin's descendant, The Duchess of Abercorn. Vial later became a judge for those awards, and traveled with the Duchess to Russia. Several of her poems have been translated into Russian.

Noelle was married to Charlie Vial, with whom she had several children. She was a native of Killybegs.