My first poetry collection, entitled Bar Talk, was published by iTaLiCs Press in 1999. My second, Trapping a Ghost, was published by bluechrome publishing, Bristol, in Spring 2005. A verse novel, In Sight of Home, was published by Salmon Poetry in May 2009. A third collection, Her Father’s Daughter, was published by Salmon in September 2014. I co-edited with Siobhan Campbell Eavan Boland: Inside History, an anthology of essays and poems celebrating the work of Eavan Boland in 2016. In 2017, I co-edited with Paul Munden Metamorphic, an anthology of poems commemorating the 2000th anniversary of the death of Ovid
In 2002/2003 I guest edited special Irish issues of the Belgian literary journal, De Brakke Hond, and the South African poetry magazine, Carapace. In 2018, I am guest editing The Stony Thursday Book for Limerick City and County Council arts office and, with Jane Clarke, a special Irish edition of the British poetry magazine, The North.
In September 2018 my first crime novel, The Branchman, was published by Arlen House. It is available to purchase via Book Depository https://www.bookdepository.com/Branchman-Nessa-OMahony/9781851321896?ref=grid-view&qid=1537506733916&sr=1-1