Padraic Fallon was born in Athenry, County Galway. He worked as a customs official for over forty years, mainly in Wexford. His first work was published by AE (George Russell) in the Irish Statesman. He continued to publish prolifically – poems, stories, and reviews – in many periodicals. But no collection of his poetry appeared until the publication by the Dolmen Press of Poems in the year of his death.